Coronado Explorer

Of the Dons, for the Dons, for the Coronado Community

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Happy June Don Families!

We made it! Congratulations on a successful finish to the 2020-2021 school year! It’s been a wild ride and we could not have done it without your support. I am honored to be walking this journey with you. I love our Coronado students and our Coronado Community.

Coronado had an amazing year! Thank you for taking the time to celebrate with us. In this newsletter you will find a link to our Graduation 2021 photo album, dates of upcoming events, some final awards and celebrations, and any important information you need to know.

My hope for you and your family is that you get a chance to relax and breathe this summer . I want you to be ready and excited to return to Coronado in the fall. We will be working this summer to get ready for our best year yet!

If you need anything this summer please reach out. You can reach me at 480-484-6810 or

Have a wonderful summer, be safe, be smart, and come see us if we can help!

Amy Palatucci

Proud Principal

Senior Sunset BBQ!

Seniors celebrated their accomplishments and friendship tonight at our senior sunset and barbecue!

Special thank you to STUGO, Misty Gardner Hajek, Krista Demetrulias, John Acedo, and our PTSO for making this event a success for The Amazing Class of 2021!

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Upcoming Important Dates

Summer School

1st session June 7-24, 2021 (In Person Classes run 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; M-TH)
2nd session July 6-23, 2021 (In Person Classes run 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; July 6-8 (T-TH); July 12 - 15 (M-TH); July 19-23 (M-F)

Governing Board Regular Meeting - June 22, 3:00 pm

Freshman Bootcamp - July 12-15, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Don Days Registration - July 29, 7:00 am-12:00 pm and July 30, 12:30 pm-7:00 pm

Summer Office Hours - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Thank you for an incredible year, StuGo!

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Final Dance Show - Seniors Take a Bow!

Our talented senior dancers at their final dance show of the year. Wonderful show, Dons! We love you and we are proud!
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Final Band Concert! Bravo, Class of 2021!

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GEAR UPdates!

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Athletics Updates

  • Congratulations to Daijon Safford on winning the AIA State Triple Jump Championship!

  • Congratulations to Alex Barker for being the May Student-Athlete of the Month!

  • Congratulations to Rachael Grapevine and Dylan Pendleton for being awarded the Senior Athletes of the Year!

  • Athletic summer camps will be occurring during the month of June for the following sports: Boys Soccer, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball. Please reach out to your coach for more information.

  • Student Athletes, please be proactive and get your athletic physicals completed over the summer. Also make sure to update your RMA (Register My Athlete) accounts.

Follow us on Social Media

Facebook - Coronado Don's Athletics @CoronadoAthletics

Instagram - Donnie Coronado, coronado.dons.athletics


Daijon Safford Wins State Triple Jump Championship!

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Thank You for your continued support of Coronado High School!

Did you know that Arizona taxpayers can claim a dollar-for-dollar credit on donations made to Coronado? We use tax credit donations to fund extra-curricular student activities such as field trips, buses, competition entry fees, and substitutes so that teachers can attend professional development seminars and workshops. Tax credit funds are also used to pay teachers to tutor students after school and on weekends. Contact Brandi Brumfield in the bookstore - 482-484-6848
Tax Credit Donations

Contact Brandi Brumfield in the bookstore - 482-484-6848

Weekly Meal Program Now at Pima Traditional School!

Our Weekly Meal Program has moved to Pima Traditional School for the summer!

ALL children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive FREE meals from SUSD Nutrition Services throughout the summer. Weekly meal bundles of 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches per child can be picked up curbside each Wednesday from 7 - 9:30 a.m. at Pima, 8330 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale. Meals are available at no charge and no qualification is necessary. See for complete details.

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Members of the Soccer Team Meet Mr. Ortega, the Mayor of Scottsdale

Some members of the Coronado soccer team were fortunate to have an opportunity to meet the Mayor of Scottsdale. Mr Ortega was gracious enough to meet with us. The boys had a lot of questions and we appreciated him taking the time to answer them in great detail. The plan was mostly just a meet and greet but it turned into a bit of a civics lesson. I love unexpected life lessons. A good time was had by all.
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Title I Challenge Coins!

Margaret Serna and Shawn Crosier, our wonderful Title I Administrators, receive challenge coins for all of their hard work and support for Title I schools.
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