Islander Family Email 1-25-17

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Islander Family Email 1-25-17

Coronado High School

Islander Family Email

January 25, 2017


Dear Islander Families,


Our campus has survived a week of storms and rain, but not without some leaks and flooding!  We are grateful for the help and support of staff (especially CoSA Director Shane Schmeichel and Athletic Director Robin Nixon, who managed flooding in the theatre and gym), community members and volunteers, our maintenance and operations team, and district leadership.  Rain yields rainbows, however, and staff members captured one right over our quad:

 CHS Campus


We have two mindfulness groups meeting, and it’s not too late to join! The focus of the groups will be breath and self-awareness. Students will learn how their breath affects their body and mood. We will cover various breathing techniques that support students when they are feeling, stressed, anxious, sad, or tired. Groups will held in the College and Career Center on Tuesday mornings at 8:00-8:30pm and Wednesdays at lunch. For more information you may contact Ms. Safaie at


Athletics Update:

Coronado Athletic Department will be holding a recruiting seminar on Monday January 30th 6:30-8:00 in the Multi-purpose room at the High School click on this link for more information.  Spring Sports starting within a month:   Baseball, softball, Track, Swimming, Lacrosse, Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ Golf, and Boys’ Volleyball will all be starting soon; find out everything you need to know at 


Continuing education for the most important job you'll ever do, parents, is available on January 28th at the 5th Annual Coronado SAFE Parenting Conference, right here in Coronado. This event is open to the whole community with topics like Resiliency Training, Emotional Regulation, Instant Gratification Generation, Digital Mediation, Positive Parenting, Social Lives of Teens and Teen Communication. Click here for more information/registration.

Deadline to enter the Rotary 4 - Way Speech Contest is January 31. Enter here. Check out Lydia Mellor's winning speech, CHS '18, 2016 District Champion. Click here.
A note from Rotary competition coordinator, Robert Taylor:

This is our 5th year and we are hoping to have record participation from CHS at our prelims in the CHS Black Box after school on Feb 7&8 (deadline to apply is Jan 31).  Completely polished speeches are not necessary for the prelims on February 7-8; our Speech Committee members will listen and provide immediate feedback to each speaker.  Speeches with the most potential will determine the four students will advance from the prelims to the Coronado Rotary Finals, a guaranteed cash award of $75-200, and the opportunity to earn additional money on the way to the District 5340 finals.  A Coronado Rotarian who is a professional public speaking trainer will be available to advise each of the four Coronado Club finalists.

Last April, CoSA sophomore Lydia Mellor won the District 5340 Championship, earning over $1500 along the way.  As 2016 district champion, Lydia is no longer eligible to compete in this year's contest, but she has graciously recorded a video to help us promote the upcoming contest to her fellow students (video filmed and edited by Sophia Berlin).

The ability to present oneself and one's ideas effectively to others is a skill necessary to success, beginning with college interviews and continuing throughout life. Students can apply for the contest at www, and clicking on the tab for the 4-Way Test Speech Contest.

More Upcoming Events:


February 16:  NJROTC Islander Company Annual Inspection

February 24:  CHS Strategic Planning/LCAP Review

February 27:  Freshman Fitness for Life “What Goes Around” Presentation sponsored by Kaiser Permanente on Monday February 1: As part of the freshman Fitness for Life curriculum, freshmen will attend a special assembly on STD and HIV prevention next month.  Kaiser describes this awareness presentation as:  Kaiser Permanente’s STD/HIV Prevention Program is designed for grades 9-12. The program uses technology and references social media as a way of engaging students while providing health information about sexually transmitted diseases in a topical way. Students hear the facts and myths about STDs and see how the choices they make have a lasting impact on the lives of other people. The program supports the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools in the areas of mental, emotional and social health; injury prevention and safety; and growth, development and sexual health.  For more information please see the following link ( and contact us with questions or concerns.

February 27, 6PM:  PTO Meeting and Parents’ Book Club Discussion:  We will be discussing the book A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out by Joani Geltman

March 2:  Late-Start Thursday/Career Day Panels:  We need YOU to talk about your career path!  We are looking for a wide range of types of vocations to represent to our students on panel discussions.  If you are free between 10:00 and 2:30 on that day, please sign up here:  There will be two hour-long panels, with lunch provided in between. Thank you for your support of our students!



Jennifer Moore, Principal
Coronado High School
619.522.8907 x2096