September - October 2018                       

Hello wonderful T-Bird Family. It is hard to believe we have completed six weeks of school already. Time has really flown this year. The week of September 24-30 is Homecoming week, with a lot of activities planned. Tuesday, September 25th, we play volleyball against Franklin. Please come out and support our girls, who are in the Top Ten Best Teams in Texas.

Wednesday, September 26th, is a busy day because we are having Parent/Teacher Conferences from 1:00-6:00. Students will have a half day early release, attending periods 5th/6th, and then be released at their regular lunch hour time at 11:55 a.m. All teachers will be in the gym. Our Homecoming Parade will also be that evening, beginning at 6:30. Please come out and enjoy the fun.

Friday, September 28th is the Homecoming game against Canutillo. Come out and support our team as they go for four wins in a row!

Saturday, September 29th, is the Homecoming Dance at the Abraham Chavez Center downtown from 8:00-12:00. Just a reminder that party buses are not allowed. Thank you to our fantastic PTSA for making and selling the beautiful mums. Each mum is truly a work of art!

Timely updates: Grace Garcia Runkels, our G&I Assistant Principal and Master Scheduler has taken a new job as a Secondary Division Facilitator under Dr. Carla Gonzalez. Grace has served Coronado well for several years and her services will be missed. Her last day will be a half day in the afternoon this coming Monday, the 24th. We wish her the best of luck and are fortunate she will still be working to support Coronado and all the other high schools in our district. Our new G&I coming from Andress High School will be Mr. Robert Stives. He has been a master scheduler for several years and brings a wealth of experience to our school. We are very fortunate to have him join our team and I look forward to working with him for years to come.

The abatement of B building is going well, and demolition is due to begin in January. The new parking lot being built on the south side of the school should be completed by November, and the lot on the Cloudview side is due to be completed in December. Updates will be forthcoming.

Finals exemptions for the Fall semester were approved at the end of last year. Students who have a 90 in a class, with no more than 3 absences will be eligible for exemptions.

Homework Haven has been a huge success. This after school tutoring program goes every Monday through Thursday, for students to come and receive extra tutoring, make up missed tests and assignments, and re do assignments as additional help given by their teachers. There is also a late bus at 5:30 for students that need it.

That's about all for now. Thank you for all your continued support and hope to see you this week.

Marc Escareno

Principal, Coronado High School

"T-Birds Unite!"