Coronado Class of 1976 40 Year Reunion

Please join the Facebook group for more info on the 40th reunion, to be held October 14-15.

40th Reunion will be October 14, 15, 2016.
Flicka’s with food buffet on the 14th – 6:30 pm
Orange Tree Resort on N. 56th St with dinner buffet on the 15th – 6:00 pm
Cost is $65 for both nights. Online registration will open up in May.
Please continue to locate classmates and have them join this group. If not on Facebook have them send their email address to:
This way we can communicate with everyone.
Kim Gerodimos and Bonnie Poole Arlia

50th anniversary of Coronado High School!

Full info on Coronado’s 50th Anniversary here:

Welcome Coronado Dons!

The calendar school year of 2011-2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Coronado High School. We feel the need to celebrate!

Coronado High School will be hosting numerous events during the year as will other alumni groups. We, the “EARLY YEARS”, classes 1962 through 1976, have planned a wonderful event for you!. Please join us along with your fellow Dons and former faculty,

Saturday, October 1, 2011
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Rustler’s Rooste
8383 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044
(48th Street south of Baseline)

Our evening will consist of cocktails, a BBQ dinner of Ribs, chicken and all the “fixins”, plus dessert.

This is a “CASUAL” evening, so of course, “CASUAL DRESS” is appropriate.

We have a lot of things in the works but one highlight is the Maule’s band will play for part of the evening entertainment AND we are working on more entertainment. There will be a raffle with some amazing prizes and a 50-50 raffle to boot. PLUS the chance to make new memories.

The cost is $50 a person and this does include dinner and one cocktail. (There will be a cash bar also) Additional information (alumni band, hotel, golf) you will find to the left and the link for you to register is above. REMINDER: You are NOT completely registered until we receive your payment. Check the “Who’s Coming” page to see who is coming to the shindig.


Please go to the link to register.

Coronado 50th Anniversary in 2011

Coronado needs you!!
2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coronado High School!! During this year the students and graduates of CHS will have lots of special events, reunions and celebrations of our fine school.
Even with improved “Over-ride” funds, students and teachers need additional help…for supplies and for support. In light of that, Coronado Foundation for the Future (CFFF) works hard to fill in the gaps.
In light of that, we have a challenge for you! As 2010 draws to a close, we ask you for two things. First, keep consulting our website , for updates on activities. We will keep you informed and energized as the year unfolds.
Secondly, we ask you to send an end-of-year donation directly to CFFF through Paypal on that same website. With your tax deductible funds, we can support our promising students with scholarship help, with additional classroom supplies, and with the kind of assistance that makes a fine school even greater.
In this past year we have supported Minds in Motion, which is a program that rewards high GPA, have provided software to support the English Department, have financially supported our great newspaper, The Coronado Explorer. We think that this anniversary year will give us unlimited opportunities to further assist our promising students.
Donations need to be made before January 1, 2011. We look forward to a wonderful anniversary year and we look forward to hearing from you!

CFFF Board

As 2006 comes to a close

Looking back 30 years ago, graduating high school, and seeing my youngest son now getting ready to graduate next spring, it’s amazing how fresh some of those high school memories still are. It’s funny how “auld lang syne” lingers in our minds and stays with us even as we move into the future.

I hope you are all staying well and happy. I know not everyone can be, though. If you care to, please email me at donna at woodka dot com with any updates – I will be more than happy to post them here.

Otherwise, we’ll see you in another five or ten years….

Best Friends

We all have those special people in our lives we count among our best friends – here’s me with my best friend, Judi Lyle Gould. I hope you all had a wonderful time catching up with old friends, seeing those we haven’t seen in far too long. I miss all of you already!

Like the twilight in the road up ahead
They don’t see just where we’re goin’
And all the secrets in the universe
Whisper in our ears
All the years that come and go
Take us up, always up
— Seals and Crofts

Saturday – ACE and Choralairs People

Anyone remember this song from the Towering Inferno in 1974? We performed it in ACE one year, and it was one of my favorites…

We may never love like this again
Don’t stop the flow
We can’t let go
We may never love like this again
And touch the sky
Though we may try

So, while we’re here,
Let’s give our all,
Release the dreams inside us
And set them free
Oh, while we’re here,
Let’s leave a mark
There’s a candle in the dark
It’s here to guide us

We may never love like this again
But through the days,
Beyond the haze,
I’ll see you reaching out to hold me
I don’t know just where or when
Still, I’m sure
We’ll love again
We’ll love again

— Maureen McGovern

CHS Construction

Great slides here from Robert on the new construction!

CHS Construction

In this issue of the Coronado High Alumni Newsletter:

* View Photos of the Inside of the New Classroom Building
* Coronado Campus Demolition Begins
* Support Project Graduation
* Coronado Through the Decades Video Now Available on DVD

Virtual Tour of New Classroom Building
On April 20th a small group of “dignitaries” and the CHS Alumni
Association Newsletter Editor took a tour of the new two-story
at Coronado High. Photos can be viewed on Kodak’s Gallery website by
clicking here :

Coronado Tour

(Disclaimer: Notification of these photos posted on Kodak’s web site
meant for viewing only and is not a solicitation to purchase photos.)

Coronado Campus Demolition Begins

The CHS auditorium and the Band Room were vacated two weeks before the
end of the school year. Photos of the removal of the mosaic,
demolition of the Band Room, and the new parking lot can be viewed by clicking here:


(Donna’s note: I really hope that mural is being preserved! It *defines* Coronado for me! It’s going to be strange to be there for the reunion and not see it.)

Coronado Through the Decades Video Now Available on DVD
The final performance in the Coronado High Auditorium was held on May
13th and is now available on DVD. The talent included Coronado alumni,
current students, and faculty. There are forty acts of song, dance,
music, and poetry with the highlights of the show being the Dons
Marching Band playing the CHS fight song and

the finale – the ensemble and audience signing the Coronado High hymn.
The two disk set is available for $20.00 which includes shipping. For
more information on how to order your copy of the Coronado Through the
Decades video please send an email message to Robert Swierski

For questions, comments, or if you change your email address, please
contact the newsletter editor
rp dot swierski at cox dot net.

Go Dons!

Robert Swierski, ’66
Editor, Coronado High Alumni Newsletter