10/7/19 CHS Family News and Info

Sports Updates

Girls Waterpolo: There will be a meeting at lunch on Tues Oct. 8th in the gym classroom for all girls interested in playing waterpolo this winter


Boys Lacrosse: There will be a parent meeting Tues Oct. 8th at 6:30 pm for the boys lacrosse team all parents of players and potential players are encouraged to attend.


Winter Sports: Winter sports registration is open! If your child is interested in a winter sport they need to register (even if they played a fall sport) go to www.islandersportsfoundation.com for more info or contact Athletic Director at robin.nixon@coronadousd.net


We will be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month this Friday at the football game. Come dressed in pink as we take on the Clairemont Chieftans at 6:30.

Fall Holiday - Monday, October 14th - NO SCHOOL

Homecoming DANCE - this Saturday!

The Homecoming dance is this Saturday, October 12th from 8-11 at Paradise Point Resort. Tickets are on sale at lunch and after school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week for $65 with an ASB Card $75 without. We do not sell tickets on Friday. Do not wait until the last day to get tickets, especially if your student needs to clear eligibility or is planning on bringing a Non-CHS guest.


Parents/Students are required to organize and provide transportation from the event at 11pm.


CLICK HERE for the newsletter that has ALL of the necessary homecoming information and forms.

CHS Celebrates National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Students:

National Merit Semifinalist: Brendan Chapko

The 2018 PSAT/NMSQT served as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants to the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Selection Index scores of students who met program participation requirements were used to designate a pool of about 16,000 Semifinalists on a state allocation basis. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors. Although Semifinalist qualifying scores vary from one state to another, the scores of all Semifinalists are extremely high.

National Merit Commended Students:

Makena Armstrong

Andres De La Lama

Charlize J. Niswanger

Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success and are in the top 3% of scores. Congratulations to the above 4 students for their accomplishments on the PSAT during their junior year.

Student ID's

To confirm a secure and safe campus, CHS students are required to carry their school ID on them at all times while on campus. Starting Wednesday, October 16th Coronado Police, CHS Administration and Security will be starting random ID checks for students leaving the campus for lunch (students will show their ID when leaving for lunch). If a student is not in possession of his or her ID, the student will not be allowed to leave the campus.


ALL freshman are required to stay on campus during lunch. If a freshman leaves the campus without permission, he or she loses the right to earn off-campus privileges for 2nd semester.


If you are a parent of a freshman and want to learn more about the new off-campus lunch policy, CLICK HERE

Last name P-Z - meet your new counselor!

Mr. Morgan Cummins is the new counselor for those with the last names that start with P-Z:


My name is Morgan Cummins and I am excited to join the Counseling staff this year. I will be working with students and families with last names P-Z. As a product of the Coronado school system, I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community. After graduating from CHS in 2003, I attended Claremont McKenna College for an undergraduate degree in History & Government and then went on to National University to get my Master’s in School Counseling. While I took the more traditional post-secondary route, one of my brothers went to Community College, one went into the military, and one entered the work force after high school, so I look forward to supporting all students regardless of their post-secondary plans. Please know that my door is always open and that my inbox is just a click away if there is anything that I can do to help ensure that your experience at CHS is memorable.

LOTS of college visits

Here's a list of the colleges that will be visiting next week:

College of the Holy Cross Mon October 7, 2019 7:30 AM

Gettysburg College Mon October 7, 2019 9:45 AM

Boston College Tue October 8, 2019 8:00 AM

Gonzaga University Tue October 8, 2019 12:00 PM

University of Southern California Tue October 8, 2019 12:00 PM

Whittier College Wed October 9, 2019 12:00 PM

University of New Hampshire at Durham Thu October 10, 2019 9:45 AM

University of Delaware Thu October 10, 2019 11:55 AM

University of Hawaii at Manoa Fri October 11, 2019 9:45 AM

Hofstra University Fri October 11, 2019 11:55 AM

To sign up for a visit, login to Naviance Student (formerly Family Connection) (student.naviance.com/coronadoca) with your Haiku username & password (not including "@coronadousd.org"), then hover over the "Colleges" page and click “Colleges Home.” At the bottom, you will see College Visits. There, you will find a list of all the scheduled college visits so far, and you can sign up for the ones you plan on attending.

All visits will take place in the College & Career Center or Library. We will have a sign in front of the CCC stating where each visit will be that day. Keep in mind that you will need teacher permission to attend a visit that takes place during class time.

As always, feel free to ask one of the counselors if you have any questions!

- CHS Counseling

Request to Participate - CUSD gathers input from CHS families:

We need your input on future programs, experiences, and opportunities for students across CUSD. To gather your feedback, we’re using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Click here to participate.

You’ll be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what’s important to the group.

Your thoughts and stars are anonymous. You can come back as often as you’d like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on for future programs, experiences, and opportunities.

Participation will be open until October 14, 2019

Parents, please encourage your child to participate in this Thoughtexchange.

CSF Dinner Auction

Coronado Schools Foundation Online Auction Leaves the Gate October 10th and Gala Guests Call to Post October 19th!

The popular Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Online Auction launches Thursday, October 10th at noon and will remain open for bidding until Monday, October 28th.

This year’s Online Auction which features more than 200 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! at https://e.givesmart.com/events/dxK/. All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

The Benefit Gala A Day at the Races will be held on Saturday, October 19th in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado with limited seating still available.

This year’s Live Auction and Raise your Paddle portion of the evening will generate funds to “Stock the iLabs” at all 4 CUSD campuses. The new iLabs, short for Innovation Lab, are creative spaces that provide students the opportunity to solve real world problems and watch their projects come to life through collaboration and innovation.

Volunteers, Tickets, and Donations

To reserve a ticket or table, to volunteer, make a donation to the auctions (Live or Online) or make a donation to sponsor a Coronado Unified staff member, please visit www.csfkids.org/auction or call Development Coordinator Jennifer Stein at 619-437-8059, ext. 5. For those who can’t attend, donations of $500+ will have their names read aloud at the event. Find out more at www.csfkids.org/gala.

Coronado Library learning experience: (registration is required) Thursday, October 10th - 4pm

Big picture

In addition to our Monday/Wednesday NHS (National Honor Society) tutoring in the CHS Library, the public library is also offering free tutoring services on specific days:

Big picture

Coronado Boys Beach Volleyball:

CHS boys have been enjoying a good season of "playing in the sand." Their hard work and dedication to the sport makes CHS proud - way to go!!
Big picture
Big picture