Westside schools:
West SAIL info meeting at Tesla

       A informational meeting is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for parents interested in putting their children in the SAIL program for gifted students at West Middle School.
       Because the meeting also applies to the other District 11 SAIL middle school (Sabin, on the east side), a more centralized location has been chosen for the meeting - the Tesla School auditorium, 2560 International Circle.
       “Gifted and Talented education is a department that supports and encourages appropriate programming for bright students,” according to Gary Marx, director of the program for D-11.
       For more information, call 520-2463.
       Cougar Cheerleaders
       The Dec. 16 Westside Pioneer noted that the Coronado High Cougar cheerleaders had taken sixth in the judging at state this year.
       The team members are Alysha McKibben, Kellye Rather, Briana Quintana, Tina Marino, Nicole Bergen, Hannah Shelton, Grace Shea, Brittany Trimble, Brianna Martinez, Rachel Lewis, Tiana Cerciello, Amber Bergen, Megan Lawson, Alyssa Reimondo. The coaches are Jamie Brown, Betsy Rather and Morgan Shea.
       CHS frosh open house
       Coronado High School will host an open house for incoming freshmen and their families Thursday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
       Prospective students from inside as well as outside the Coronado High attendance area are welcome.
       According to the District 11 website, visitors will get a school overview, including information about curriculum, special programs, sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities. A school tour will offer the opportunity to meet school personnel, “who could include: administrators, coaches, counselors, teachers, and club sponsors,” the website states.
       For more information, call Kristy Emerson at 328-3607 or e-mail emerskj@d11.org.
       Trumpeting in Hong Kong
       Coronado High School 2005 graduate Colin Oldberg is now prinicipal trumpet for Hong Kong Philharmonic, according to Alan Combs, who had been his band instructor at Coronado.
       Combs indicated no surprise at the news. In his senior year at Coronado, Oldberg's trumpet work had earned him selections to All-State Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, including first-chair honors.

Westside Pioneer/press releases