Panther Prowl

Corona High School - A Tradition of Excellence Since 1896

Greetings Panther Families

Corona High School will be holding our next Academic Awards Night on Wednesday, February 21st in our Performing Arts Center. We will be recognizing over 1,000 students for their first semester GPA in three categories: bronze (3.0-3.49), silver (3.5-3.99) and gold (4.0 and above); and for the first time we will also be recognizing students for perfect attendance! Both you and your student should've already received notification from administration; if your student falls into any of the above categories but has not been notified, please contact our Assistant Principals' office, 951-736-3394.

Please note that we have another 3-day weekend (no school on the 19th), so there will be no Saturday school tomorrow (February 17th).


Now enjoy your Panther Prowl for February 16, 2018.


Antonio Gonzalez, Ed.D.,

Principal

Schoolwide News

8th Grade Day/Night

On Tuesday, February 20th we will be hosting our annual 8th Grade Parent Night to showcase our programs to incoming freshmen and their families. The intent is to give an overview of what we have to offer and build excitement 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 (Auburndale, Raney, CFIS, and Chavez Academy) from 8:30 am -11:30 am. The day portion is for students only and will be bussed in from their own school sites.
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ASB

Tickets for Sadie Hawkin's Mardi Gras Masquerade are currently on sale for $24 with an ASB card and $26 without. The dance is on Saturday, March 24th in our main gym.


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.

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Corona STEM Academy

On Saturday, February 10th, our gym came alive with engineering students from 38 high schools as our Corona STEM Academy hosted our 3rd annual VEX Robotics Tournament. This year, Corona High School STEM Academy formed three robotics teams. By the end of the qualifiers, we had a team ranked eighth and tenth overall. In the end, all three teams were able to advance to the quarterfinals. Despite losses in their matches, our Panthers performed admirably. Mr. Johnson, the team's coach and engineering teacher said, "These three teams have done a remarkable job this year given it is the first year most of them have ever competed." He went on to say, "Just wait until next year, I am confident that these boys and girls will really show off want they have learned."

AVID

27 AVID juniors visited 9 California Colleges from February 8th-10th. We visited: UCSB, Cal Poly SLO, CSU SJ, CSU EB, UCB, CSU SF, UCSC, CSU MB, CSU Channel Islands. It was a very busy three days, but exposing our students to real college campuses is a great motivator to help keep them focused on their ultimate goal of getting to a four-year university. Thanks to our AVID teachers, Mrs. Burke and Ms. Gomez, for chaperoning and keeping our students safe.


On Thursday Feb 15th, our AVID freshmen & seniors attended a buddy event at the UC Riverside Obstacle Course. It was a great day of team building where they got to practice many life-long skills while engaging in great physical activities.

Corona High School Band

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Athletics News

Boys Soccer: Corona travels to Garden Grove Santiago High School today, February 16th, to play in the first round of the CIF playoffs. Good luck, Panthers!

Girls Water Polo
: Our girls water polo team advanced to the playoffs and faced Citrus Belt League champion, Cajon High School. Leading most of the game, our girls unfortunately fell short in a really tight game, 10-11. Making it to the post-season shows

Girls Wrestling
: Here is the latest update on our girl wrestlers who were CIF Runner ups for the second consecutive year:
  • 101: Unity Cordova, 3X CIF Regionals, Top 12 CIF Masters
  • 106: Sugey Ceja, 4x CIF Regional Champion, 4X CIF Masters Finalist, CIF Masters Champion, 4X State Qualifier, 3X Sate Placer (7th, 4th, and 2nd)
  • 111: Roslyn Chang, 4X CIF Regional Placer, CIF Regional Champion, 4X CIF Masters Qualifier, State Qualifier
  • 121: Caitlin Cardenas, 4X CIF Regional Placer, CIF Regional Champion, 2018 CIF Masters Champion, 4X State Qualifier
  • 150: Abbi Turner, 4X CIF Regional Placer, CIF Regional Champion, 2X State Qualifier, 8th in State
  • 160: Miranda Koppi, 3rd CIF Rgionals, Top 12 CIF Masters
  • 189: Amara Devericks, 3X CIF Regional Placer, CIF Regional Champion, CIF Masters Finalist, 3X State Qualifier, 2X Top 12 State Finisher


Winter Sports Team GPAs:

  • Boys Basketball: 3.53
  • Girls Basketball: 3.14
  • Boys Soccer: 3.22
  • Girls Soccer: 3.99
  • Boys Wrestling: 2.80
  • Girls Wrestling: 2.94
  • Girls Water Polo: 3.66


Contests for the week of February 19th:

  • 2/22, Boys Tennis will host El Modena High School
  • 2/23, Boys Tennis will host La Sierra High School
  • 2/23 & 2/24-Girls CIF State Championship @ Visalia, CA
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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

Please Note: Counselors have already begun the scheduling process with our students for next year. Should you have questions about this process or your child's courses, please reach out to his/her counselor.

The FAFSA (https://fafsa.gov) 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 (lpruett@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

Mr. Hernandez, Puente 10th/12th grade (schernandez@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

Mr. Haggins, Del-Ji (anthony.haggins@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

Mrs. Martin, Jo-Pe (mmcgoniglemartin@cnusd.k12.ca.us))

Mrs. Santos, Puente 9th/11th and Pf-Top (msantos@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

Ms. Tran, AVID and Torres-Var (sharaya.tran@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

Ms. Babin, STEM and Vas-Z (ababin@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

Dr. Schneider, Intervention Counselor aschneider@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

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 (mrapp@cnusd.k12.ca.us) 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 (https://twitter.com/CoronaPrincipal) and join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/coronahigh/).


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...