Welcome T-Bird Parents, Teachers and Students to the 2017-2018 school year!
The Coronado High School PTSA is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers who provide valuable support, services and programs to Coronado High School teachers and students. Our PTSA is one of the strongest in the city. Our parents, teachers and staff are the backbone of our school, providing the best in programs, events, scholarships, etc. for our students. In order to keep this tradition, I encourage you to look for opportunities to volunteer. Whether it is a small or big time commitment – there is a place for you!
Please make sure to join our PTSA. Dues are as follows:
Family of four: $30
There are two ways you can join. You can now join online! Just complete the form and pay using PayPal. Or you can download the form and mail it to:
El Paso, Texas 79912
I encourage you to come to our monthly meetings. They are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:30 am. We meet upstairs at Whole Foods. Please visit our calendar page for all upcoming meeting dates.
Every PTSA volunteer is a busy parent, just like you and I, but we still need as many parents, students and teachers as possible to get involved at Coronado High School. I hope you will join us in continuing the strong PTSA tradition.
Hope to see you soon,
From the Office of the Principal
Welcome Back T-Birds! I am looking forward to starting a year of excellence with each student, parent and teacher/staff member! As we begin the 2017-18 school year, I want to thank the entire faculty and staff for helping our students be successful in and out of the classroom.
We are excited to continue our Power Up initiative where all students are given the opportunity to check out a laptop at the beginning of the school year. These laptops remain in the students’ possession throughout the year and are collected at the end of the year to be reimaged. Our ninth graders will be issued a Macintosh laptop this year, and we are excited about this!
Coronado High School has the first and only ROTC Marines Unit in the Region. The unit has a full-time instructor, and we are hoping to grow the unit to bring in a second instructor in the near future. We are proud of our Marines, as their very first year competing, they have brought home many awards. They also have competed this summer, bringing home trophies!
The Coronado International Baccalaureate (IB) Program will have an addition to its program. The Course option will be offered to IB students who do not want to graduate with the IB Diploma, but want to continue taking IB courses. The Course pathway does not include all of the course work that the Diploma requires. If you have questions regarding the IB Program, please contact the IB Coordinator, Mr. Andrews.
Our Future Farmers of America (FFA) Program is growing, and we are proud of our students for all of their hard work at the farm. They have new baby calves, chicks and mini pigs! We want to thank our FFA teachers and students for bringing some of their animals to the Thunder Fest and Meet the T-Birds! We look forward to another competitive successful year for our FFA students.
Coronado Fine Arts Programs are exceptional! We have one of the top marching band and orchestra programs in the State. Our Dance and Theatre classes perform outstanding performances throughout the year, and our very own dance teacher was in the Top 10 Teachers of the Year!
Thank you to our PTSA! They do so much for our students and staff, and we want them to know how much we appreciate all they do! Please take time to join our PTSA. During the school year, PTSA will have Coronado clothing and other items for sale.
Lastly, our classrooms are transforming into Active Learning environments. As our District continues to roll out this initiative, more and more of our teachers are participating in professional development to create this active learning in their classrooms. Active Learning creates a rigorous, yet student-centered classroom, where students collaborate and create. Our expectations are that students will reach an even higher level of excellence at Coronado.
If you have any questions about the Coronado T-Birds and our family, please do not hesitate to call us at 236-2000. We will put you in touch with people who can answer your questions, and do not forget to refer to our webpage, as it is very informational!
I look forward to meeting all of the new students coming in from our private schools, feeder schools and the surrounding areas!
A.S. Henderson, Principal