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Phone: 480-484-6800
Fax: 480-484-6801
Attendance: 480-484-6807
Office Hours: 7:00am -3:30pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm

7501 East Virginia Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85257  
Alyssa Tarkington, Principal
Dr. Logan Fox, Paul Ferrero APs
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Don Time Week of April 21st - 2nd Period 
ALL students will report to 2nd period classes on Monday for grade checks  Monday: students with early release will leave campus at 11:46.
Tuesday-Thursday:  student with celebration stickers may go to the common areas. Early release students with stickers may leave at 11:20.
Friday: all students report back to 2nd hour.

District Announcements
SUSD to Host PBIS Film Festival

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Film Festival from 5-7 p.m. on April 30 at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave. Scottsdale 85257. See PBIS Film Festival
Coronado High School Announcements
Senior Parent Meetings

There are mandatory PARENT MEETINGS for parents of seniors regarding graduation and Project Graduation. Please mark you calendar now!
 Parents (only one parent need attend) must attend only one of the meetings. Tickets and other materials will be distributed after the meeting.

Wednesday, April 30th at 6 pm in the Lecture Hall
Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 am in the Lecture Hall

Each family will receive two free tickets. Additional Graduation tickets will go on sale in the Bookstore on Friday, May 3rd. The price is $3.00 and there is an 18-ticket limit. Everyone attending the graduation will need a ticket except children 4 and under (or if the child is able to sit on someone’s lap). Bookstore hours are 7:00 – 3:00.

Physical disabilities/special needs for seating accomodations - please contact Wendy Valenzuela at 484-6812.

Project Graduation
Coronado JAG wins big!

The annual JAG Career Development Conference (CDC) is an opportunity for JAG (Jobs for Arizona Graduates) students from across Arizona to demonstrate the leadership and employability skills they have obtained throughout the year in the JAG program.
  The 2013-2014 JAG CDC was held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.  Coronado JAG members competed in various competitions including Telephone Techniques, Employability Skills, Public Speaking, Display, Photo, Banner, Name Tag, T-shirt, The Pyramid (Teamwork Competition) and, most importantly, Career Association of the Year and Program of the Year.

The following are awards, trophies, and scholarships the Coronado JAG Program won:

Pre-Judged Events

• Jeannett Trejo (designer): Chapter Cover Award – 3rd place


• Christina Luu (writer): Republic Services Scholarship “Environment and Me Essay”: 1st place $1,000 scholarship and read essay at the CDC

• Josh Ruiz (writer): Republic Services Scholarship “Environment and Me Essay”: 2nd place $1,000 scholarship

Individual Events

• Anica Monarez: Public Speaking - 1st runner up

Team Events

• Erica Barrera, Ivan Garcia, and Josh Ruiz: Problem Solving - 1st place

Chapter Events

• Program T-Shirt - 1st runner up

• Program Banner-1st runner up

 Career Association of the Year 2013-2014-1st place

 Program of the Year 2013-2014 – 1st runner up

CHS Student Featured in the News
Outstanding Coronado student Asan Anarkulov was featured in this week's Arizona Republic - check out the article here.

Center for the Arts Visions Program

Visions is a teen program which encourages creative self-expression and civic engagement. The exhibition features art and photography created by students from area high schools including Coronado, Central, Desert Mountain, Horizon, New School for the Arts and South Mountain. 

Please join us at our opening reception at The Scottsdale Center for the Arts May 8th at 5 pm. If you cannot make this date, the show will be up all summer.

The name of the exhibition this year is called Exposure. Students will introduce their work which is the result of their conversations and workshops with professional artist over the course of the year.

All are Welcome!

New Skateboard Policy and Procedure at CHS

Beginning on
Monday, April 21st, Coronado High School asks that students follow the following policy regarding skateboards:

1. Skateboards are transportation and must be stored in one place throughout the school day.
Coronado purchased a skateboard rack that can secure boards with locks; it is located near the Southwest gate entrance between the two gyms.
3. Starting Monday, April 21st, any student who chooses to bring a board on campus must store it in one place for the duration of the school day. It is feasible that small boards could fit in the student’s locker; however, if a skateboard is seen in a classroom, the hallway, the courtyard, lunchroom, etc…, during school hours, the student will be escorted by security to administration. Principal Tarkington will hold the skateboard in her office until a parent picks it up.
 Students can purchase a lock from the book store for $5 or cheaper at a Walgreens, Target or Wal-Mart.
5. S
tudents are never to ride skateboards on school property.

If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Tarkington at 480-484-6808.

PBIS Film Festival

Check Out the CHS AVID Submission

Annual Golf Tournament
Come support Coronado athletics on Saturday, May 10th, 2014.  The 12th Annual Golf Tournament will take place at the McCormick Ranch Golf Course (Pine course) with lunch to follow at Flicka’s Baja Cantina (2003 N. Scottsdale Road). Check-in and practice range balls start at 6:00 am and golf starts at 7:45am sharp.  Lunch at Flicka’s will start at approximately 1:00 p.m. Please click here for more information and the registration form.

After School Math Tutoring

After school math tutoring is back! Beginning on Tuesday, March 18
th, students who need math help may go to room E-214 from 2:30-3:30. Tutoring will be available Monday-Thursday each week for the rest of the school year in room E-214 from 2:30-3:30.

AP Test Information

The AP tests are coming! Here is the AP Test Schedule:

Please click here to print the AP Test Schedule

The CHS Way - Don Dollar Drawings

Through PBIS, a school-wide intervention program that encourages positive behavior, students have the opportunity to earn Don Dollars by demonstrating the guiding principles of the CHS Way: Commitment, Honor, and (Show) Respect.  In turn, they can enter their Don Dollars into drawings for various prizes by placing their tickets in the drawings box located in the front office.  The schedule for the drawings is as follows:


Prize Winner

1/24 Headphones (Klipsch)

Student: Brian Ventura

Teacher: Mr. Fernwalt

2/7 Peter Piper Pizza Play Pack (large pizza, four 20 oz. drinks and 40 tokens)

Student: David Wok

Teacher: Mrs. Mitchell

2/212 Movie Passes and $10 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery

Student:  Madeline Robins
Teacher: Mr. Fernwalt

3/7 Bluetooth speaker (BEM Wireless)

Student: Aaron Wagner
Teacher: Mr. Fernwalt


11th and 12th graders:  Prom tickets

9th and 10th graders:  MORP dance tickets


9th Grade - 2 MORP tix – Jerail Hounshell, student – Colling teacher 

 10th grade – 2 MORP tix – Bianca Gomez, student – Saddler teacher

 11th grade – 2 Prom tix – Robert Pierce, student – Sexson teacher

 12th grade – 2 Prom tix – Kate McElroy, student – Kemp teacher

4/4  Night Out at the Theatre – 2 tickets to Coronado spring play + $25 Visa gift card 

Student: Cristal Arroyo

Teacher: Mrs. Hughes

4/14 2 Prom Tickets Student: Daniel Coronado

Teacher: Mrs. Saddler

4/25 $20 iTunes gift card


5/9 Digital camera/video (Nikon)




Coronado High School works to create a safe and supportive environment for every student. Improve-a-Don is one of our many programs to help our students become successful in school and in life. Please view the following video for an introduction to our Improve-a-Don program. This video may also be viewed on YouTube: click here.

Welcome to Don Time!

This year, students at Coronado High School will participate in Don Time. This is just one of the many ways that we are committed to providing individualized learning opportunities for our students!

The video below contains updates regarding Don Time for Spring Semester 2014. It also gives a good introduction to Don Time. 

If the video is not working from this site, try clicking here for a link to the video on YouTube (from campus, make sure that you are logged into Novell).

For a full schedule of the Don Time weekly rotations for 3rd and 4th quarters, please click here.

For questions regarding Don Time, please contact Fran Prather at 480-484-6826. 

Coronado PTSO

Get involved in the Coronado PTSO and support our Students, Teachers, and Administration.

All meetings are at 6:30 pm in the new Community Center - Room B-126.

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