Panther Prowl

Corona High School - A Tradition of Excellence Since 1896

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Greetings Panther Families

Every year Corona High School hosts an 8th Grade Parent Night to showcase our programs to incoming freshmen and their families. The intent is to give them an overview of what we have to offer and get them excited about becoming Panthers. Attendees will hear about the Corona STEM Academy/CTE, AVID, Advanced Placement, Puente, Visual & Performing Arts, NJROTC, Leadership, Athletics, counseling (regarding registration), and be treated to some entertaining performances by some of our talented student groups. This event will take place in our main gym on February 20th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

During the actual school day, we will hold a similar event for our four main feeder schools from 8:30 am -11:30 am. This portion is for students only.

Please note that because we have two 3-day weekends coming up (that's right, no school on February 12th or 19th), there will be no Saturday school the next two Saturdays.

Now enjoy your Panther Prowl for February 9, 2018.

Antonio Gonzalez, Ed.D.,


Schoolwide News

Academic Decathlon

On February 3rd, the Riverside County Academic Decathlon was held here at Corona High School. The competition features teams of up to 9 students competing in 10 academic categories and 1 large exciting Super Quiz that allows teams to add to their final score. Twenty-one teams represented 18 high schools competing over two weekends. There's a new topic every year; some from recent years included WWII, Russia, and India. This year's topic was Africa. Our Panthers competed extremely well and represented our school extremely well, winning 2nd place in the Super Quiz and 3rd place overall. In addition, we won 11 individual medals.

Olivia Walker won four medals: gold in both science and literature, silver in speech and bronze in social science. Garrett Wilson won two silvers in math and speech. Juan Santiago also won two medals, both bronzes in science and social science. Nicholas Taylor, Hailey Stankiewicz, and Jordan Suarez also took home medals: Hailey and Jordan both earned gold for their interviews, while Nick won silver for economics. It was our best performance yet! We are all so proud of our decathletes for their dedication and hard work in this highly competitive event...and thank you to Mrs. Lynette Menter-Hartman for her leadership and coaching! Way to go, Panthers!

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CNUSD History Day

On Saturday, February 3, Ramirez Intermediate School hosted the annual CNUSD History Day competition! This year's theme is "Conflict and Compromise." Alyssa Corey, Jacqueline Gallegos, Maria Pena, Jose Munoz, Eunice Ugarte, Bridget Nelson, Amber Garcia, Jose Barba, Evan Harr, Kalina Todorov, Saige Black, Olivia Heredia, and Jameleth Montoya represented Corona High School for this prestigious event. I am proud to announce that all our Panthers will be moving on to the county competition!!! This was the first time in many years that we have competed and what a return for Corona. Thank you, Ms. Tiffany Bolton for leading our students in this event.
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Corona STEM Academy

On Saturday, February 10 our Corona STEM Academy will be hosting our 3rd Annual VEX Robotics competition in our main gym where there will be over 45 teams from throughout Southern California. The winner of the tournament will qualify for the state level competition. This year Corona High School will have three teams competing; also, both Auburndale and Raney will field teams for this competition representing CNUSD intermediate schools. The CNUSD community is encouraged to attend and support all our students.

CNUSD Science Fair

This was Corona's second year participating in Science Fair, thanks to Mrs. Coleen Holtz. Congratulations to the following Panthers for their success:
  • Zoey Marshall placed 2nd in the the Behavioral & Social Sciences category with Does Classical Music Effect Cognitive Memory?
  • Champion Bailey placed 3rd in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category with Reward vs. Punishment
  • Elisa Huerta placed 3rd in Chemistry with How Much Oil is in Your High-Priced vs. Low-Priced Foundation and is it Good for Your Skin?
  • Kyle Worden placed 2nd in Engineering: Physical with Traditional vs. Solar Energy
  • Gavin Joyce took 1st place in Plant Science with Surviving Drought IV: More for Less
  • Elliot Sesma placed 1st in Systems Software with How Secure is Your Password?
  • Rene Enriquez placed 2nd in Systems Software with The Most Secure Computer Password
Gavin Joyce and Elliot Sesma will both be moving on to the county competition! Good luck, Panthers!


Garret L. Wilson has been named Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise and place among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Congratulations, Garret!

Yearbook News

Parents of seniors, the final deadline for submitting your senior yearbook dedication ad has arrived. THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK!!! Don't miss out on this opportunity to write A special note to your graduating senior & add photos of your choice. This is the perfect time to showcase your senior's favorite baby pictures. For more information AND to submit your ad online, please visit :


Tickets for Sadie Hawkin's Mardi Gras Masquerade are currently on sale for $22 with an ASB card and $24 without. If students would like to purchase the Masquerade Upgrade, which includes a Carls Jr. meal and a drink, the price will be $28 with an ASB card and $30 without.

Students have an opportunity to win a DATE NIGHT (which includes movie tickets and a student's choice restaurant gift card). Have your student record their Sadie's proposal or send their photo in to #chstheysaidyes for a chance to win.

Parents, if your student is interested in joining ASB for next school year, please have them attend a mandatory informational meeting. There will be two offered (no need to attend both) in the library. The first one will be Thursday, February 15th right after school, and the second one will be Friday, February 16th before school at 7:20 am. Please encourage your student to attend.

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Athletics News

National Signing Day was on Wednesday, February 7. We recognized the following student ahtletes for mvoing on to the next level in their respective sport. Congratulations,Panthers!

Jayden Kiernan, Baseball Coach Andy Wise University of Utah

Marielisa Hallam, Women’s Soccer Coach Michelle Mason Vanguard University

Danielle Burghardt, Softball Coach David Encisco Azusa Pacific University

Anthony Wallander, Football Coach Ron Gueringer Doane University Nebraska

Francisco Gomez, Men’s Soccer- Coach Ernie Parra California State University Bakersfield

Alex Moreno, Baseball Coach Andy Wise Riverside Community College

Tiyanna Padilla, Women’s Basketball Coach Tony Nixon Mt. San Antonio College

Girls Wrestling: Corona qualified 11 wrestlers to the CIF Final Championships, including 5 Regional Champions. Championships began today (February 9) at Roosevelt and will run until 9:30 pm, continuing on Saturday, February 10 for those advancing to the semi finals from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • 108: Sugey Ceja (4x CIF Regional Champion!)
  • 113: Rosie Chang
  • 123: Caitlin Cardenas
  • 152: Abbi Turner
  • 191: Amara Devericks
Other qualifiers

  • 101: Unity Cordova
  • 126: Emmalee Whaley
  • 131: Eliana Flores
  • 136: Ashley Naranjo
  • 160: Miranda Koppi
  • 235: Brittany Cuevas

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CNUSD Festival of the Arts

Please join the CNUSD community in celebrating the Arts! On display will be artwork from students throughout the district, including our very own Panthers. Seven students will be selected from each of our art classes to display their pieces in the Festival Art Gallery. Currently Corona High School offers the following Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) courses: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, AP Studio Art, AP Art History, Drawing & Painting, Visual Arts, Choir, Band, and of course, the Theatre. Our students work extremely hard under the dedication and guidance of our amazing teachers to not only make this event a success, but to express themselves artistically throughout the year.

Please mark your calendars now for March 17th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to show your support for our young artists. Public viewing hours and other information are listed in the flyer below.
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Counseling Department and College/Career Center

This past week was National School Counselor week, recognizing the important role our counselors play in promoting our students' success. Please take a moment to thank your student's counselor for all they do!

The FAFSA ( window is still open! Be sure to complete the application early regardless of your household income level. There are many of opportunities for financial aid for college that may be available for you and/or your student!

Be sure to follow our counseling department via our newest Twitter account @CoronaHScounsel for the latest counseling updates. You can also stay current with text updates by signing up for your appropriate grade level:

9th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2021"

10th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2020"

11th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2019"

12th grade text "81010" with the message "@corona2018"

Mr. Pruett, A-Dec (

Mr. Hernandez, Puente 10th/12th grade (

Mr. Haggins, Del-Ji (

Mrs. Martin, Jo-Pe (

Mrs. Santos, Puente 9th/11th and Pf-Top (

Ms. Tran, AVID and Torres-Var (

Ms. Babin, STEM and Vas-Z (

Dr. Schneider, Intervention Counselor

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Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA)

If you have not joined PTSA, you may still join! Membership envelopes are available in the administration office and the Student Store; dues are $10 which goes towards supporting Corona High School and our students. There is a PTSA scholarship that is available to seniors who are a part of PTSA. Last year we gave out four $500 scholarships.

There will be an association meeting held before our academic awards on February 21 at 5:00 pm in the library. Please join us!
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Textbook Room News

Parents, every year as we near graduation students are notified of outstanding textbooks that can lead to obligations. These outstanding books can end up costing the school thousands of dollars collectively if not returned. For seniors, this may result in withholding of the diploma. As notices are sent home regarding obligations from our textbook room, please work with your students to ensure that all books are returned. You may contact Mrs. Rapp ( in the textbook room if there are questions regarding this issue.
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Social Media and Corona High School App

Follow me on Twitter @CoronaPrincipal ( and join us on Facebook (

If you have not downloaded the Corona High School app, you must! It is available for all phone formats and it's FREE! We are continuously improving its features and is a great way to stay connected. See screenshots below...