Principal's Welcome

CMS Principal

Welcome to Coronado Middle School 2019-2020 school year!

Dear Triton Families,

Welcome to the Coronado Middle School 2019-2020 school year!   I am grateful and proud to serve and support dedicated and inspiring staff, kind and curious students, and generous and involved families and community members.

Coronado Unified School District believes every child every day needs a connection, a challenge, and a champion. Our Tritons have the opportunity to connect with peers and teachers through our new T3 advisory period, innovative classroom activities, clubs, lunch time events, spirit days, sports, and more. 

Coronado Middle School offers curriculum, instructional approaches, resources, interventions, and enrichment opportunities to meet the needs and styles of our diverse learners. Each student will be challenged to achieve based on individual strengths and areas of growth within an environment where student voice is encouraged and appreciated. Through collaborative learning groups, rigorous curriculum, reflective practices, and personalized learning opportunities, students will stretch their thinking and challenge themselves to approach problem solving through an innovative lens.

The CMS Triton family recognizes how critical it is to belong to a safe and supportive community which champions the gifts and contributions of everyone.   Triton students and staff believe in living the 8 Keys of Excellence, embracing a growth mindset, and taking time to reflect and celebrate individual growth and successes. We believe that every child needs a champion, and through our tight knit, caring community, we will support every child in building strong connections that will foster a sense of belonging and care within the Triton Family.

Our programs and opportunities are the result of generous community support.  We encourage you to connect with us and other families through joining and volunteering with our Coronado Middle School PTO, the Coronado Schools Foundation, and attending school events and activities.  

Middle school is an important and critical time of transition when students learn to navigate their social and emotional lives and prepare for the challenges of high school and beyond.  What happens during these few, short years will make a lasting impression on their development and growth.

I look forward to connecting with you to inspire your child to recognize their strengths, foster their confidence, and challenge them to pursue and develop their passions as we, together, champion their efforts every day.

Respectfully,

Karin Mellina, M. Ed.

CMS Principal