The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.20

April 24, 2020

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Vision: Preparing every person for tomorrow through experiences founded on relationships, relevance & rigor.

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Dear Campo Family,


This week we celebrate our support staff!!! WE are so thankful for everything they do for our Campo Family. Please take the time to email them with your appreciation. Happy national support staff week!


We hope everyone is staying healthy and progressing through virtual learning with ease. Remember we are here for our students and parents if you need any assistance or support. There is a lot of information in the following newsletter. If you have any questions please reach out and let us know.

We are working diligently to finalize the details for our seniors and graduation. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We know this time is difficult for both our students and families alike.


We miss you all.


Thank you


Krista Cox, M. Ed.

Principal

Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!


Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @krista_cox47 Twitter: @CVHSMrsCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School

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from our superintendent

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These are certainly unprecedented times, and during times such as these, we are reminded of the importance of gratitude and community. As a member of our GPS family, I am sincerely grateful for your continued support of our district, your school, and the continued education of your student(s). I know that we will get through this, together.


As we plan for the remainder of the school year, we continue to look for new ways to keep connected. In that light, I would like to welcome you to our new district newsletter, that will arrive in your inbox once a week, filled with updates and useful resources. We will also continue to connect with you via email, our website, and social media.


I thank you, I thank our students, and I thank all of our GPS staff for our collective commitment to our district, and to each other.


Shane McCord, Ed. D.

Superintendent

Connect, Create, Care

Please click the link below to view/access past Letters to Parents, along with other district and state communications.


Gilbert Public Schools

Important Alerts and Messages

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yearbooks are here!

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Hello Coyotes,


If you have preordered a yearbook, we will be distributing them at Campo on Monday, April 27th! You must preorder a yearbook by Thursday, April 23rd, 11:59 PM in order to pick it up the following Monday at Yearbookordercenter.com Use code 16196.

You will not be able to purchase a yearbook on-site on Monday, April 27th.


Here is the plan for Monday’s pick up:

Curbside pick-up only (stay in your car).

Enter the Admin parking area from Quartz and proceed south along the front of the admin building. Pull up to the curb and a faculty member will approach you for the name of your student, (please have identification or student ID). They will hand you the yearbook through your passenger side window or place it in your trunk (whichever you prefer).


Times:
8:00 AM -9:00 AM: Last Name starting with A - C
9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Last Names starting with D - G
10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Last names starting with H - L
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Last names starting with M - Q
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM: Last names starting with R - S
1:00 PM -2:00 PM: Last names starting with T - Z

Try to abide by the above time split to keep the pacing even. However, if you cannot make it at your scheduled time, please come by anytime between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

We will be checking off the student’s name when the yearbook is picked up.


Please bring identification.


If you are not sure if you have already purchased a yearbook, please feel free to email kenna.king@gilbertschools.net and she will be happy to help you.

Thank you,

CVHS Administration

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From the District

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vote for us

It's that time of year again when we celebrate Gilbert Public Schools in the East Valley Tribune Best of Gilbert 2020 - From March 30th to April 28th, anyone can vote for us simply by going to www.EastValleyTribune.com and look for the Best of Gilbert “VOTE” button. You can vote one time per device per day!
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Seniors

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Class rank 2020 seniors

Class rank is required and used by colleges and universities on transcripts submitted for entrance evaluation and is based on the grades earned in classes that meet or exceed graduation requirements. Under usual circumstances, senior class rank is determined at the end of the 8th semester. Due to COVID-19, class rank for the 2019-2020 seniors will be determined at the end of their 7th semester. Using the Fall 2019 cumulative GPA as the class rank determination will ensure that students are not negatively impacted by current circumstances.

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Hello Seniors!

Student Council is excited to announce that you can purchase your senior shirt online and have it shipped directly to your house! Please use the link below to purchase your shirt!


SENIOR SHIRT

For all seniors:

As you are preparing to move forward with your post secondary education, please complete this transcript release form for the college you will be attending in the fall. The transcript will be sent out in June once all grades are finalized and transcribed. You can email the form back to me at peggy.rodgers@gilbertschools.net. Congratulations and best of luck in the future!

Click on the link below

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academics

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2020 AP Exam Information

Please click HERE or on the image below to view the 2020 AP Exam Information Slide Presentation.

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Please complete the following form to indicate your needs for mobile tools and connectivity.

Click HERE or the image below for Student Access to Remote AP Learning and Assessments form.

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very important information

As the College Board responds to the impact of the coronavirus, our top priorities are your health and safety.

Right now, public health officials have made it clear it's not safe to gather students in one place. Many states have closed their schools for the rest of the academic year, and globally there are widespread school closures across 192 countries. As such, we won't be able to administer the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ as planned on June 6, 2020.

We'll ensure that you and all students have opportunities to take the SAT to make up for this spring's lost administrations. If it's safe from a public health standpoint, we'll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September, in addition to the previously scheduled tests.

In the unlikely event that schools don't reopen this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, much as we're delivering digital exams for three million Advanced Placement® students this spring. As we're doing with at-home AP® Exams, we would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions.

We're committed to giving you as many chances as we can to show your strengths to admissions officers. As we navigate this evolving situation, we're working closely with our partners in higher education to ensure you have what you need as you continue on your path to college.

We'll regularly update our website with new information. Thank you for your understanding. Our thoughts are with you during this unprecedented time.

Sincerely,
College Board

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ACT: State Testing Information

Administered on Each High School Campus


Original Test Date: March 24 Reschedule Test Date: Canceled


Updated March 23, 2020--The U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday, March 20, 2020, that the federal requirement for testing is waived for all states. ADE is working on submitting a waiver accordingly.


ACT : National Testing Information

Various Sites around East Valley and State of Arizona


Original Test Date: April 4 Rescheduled Test Date: June 13 or July 18


As a safety precaution, ACT has rescheduled its April testing date to June 13. All students who had registered for the April 4 administration date will receive an email communication directly from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to the June 13 or July 18 national testing dates.


For more specific information regarding national ACT test administration, students and families may visit ACT.org for the most up to date communications.


SAT: National Testing Information

Various Sites around East Valley and State of Arizona


Original Make Up Date: March 28 Rescheduled Make Up Date: Canceled

Original Test Date: May 2 Rescheduled Test Date: Canceled

Original Test Date: June 6 Canceled


March and May national testing dates have been canceled due to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19). Students who have already registered for the May 2 administration date or were scheduled for the March 28 make up date will receive refunds. Additional information will be shared with students directly from the College Board.


For more specific information regarding national SAT test administration, students and families may visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat for the most up to date communications.



PSAT 8/9: Site Testing Information

Administered at Highland High School to Pre-AP Enrolled Freshman


Original Test Date: April 28 Canceled for Spring 2020


Due to the extended school closures, Highland High School-based test administration for its Pre-AP students has been canceled. Gilbert Public Schools continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and will update this information as necessary.


Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: National Testing Information

Administered on Each High School Campus


March 20, 2020, from College Board--As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here is how the College Board is supporting schools:



The solutions the College Board is providing is meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers--without creating additional burdens for any stakeholders during this time.


  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will NOT take place for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Some students may want to take their AP exam(s) sooner rather than later, there will be two (2) different testing dates identified (not yet determined).


The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3, 2020.


The College Board will unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students may access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the upcoming exams.


The AP Program will invest heavily over the next weeks in the following ways:


  • For the 2019-2020 AP Exam Administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam AT HOME. These exams are currently being developed.

  • In order to accommodate students across the nation, the AP Exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class instruction by early March.

  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this school year to earn. Historically, colleges and universities have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.

  • Students will be able to take the streamlined, online AP Exams on any device they have access to--computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

  • The College Board recognizes these digital AP Exams could cause some inequities and access issues for some low-income and rural students. Working with community partners, the College Board will invest so that all students have the tools and connectivity necessary to review AP content and take the online exam. Students who need mobile tools or support with connectivity may reach out directly to the College Board.


Test security is a concern for the College Board.


  • The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating. The College Board uses a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.

  • Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. Historically, the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.



March 16, 2020, from College Board--The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May 2020. Additional information will be posted.

Click the image below to see AP information during the coronavirus.

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Athletics

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Getting to know Campo Verde's newest AD, Max Ragsdale.

Campo Verde's current Athletic Director, Renee Regoli, announced in March that she would not return next year. Gilbert Unified School District's Governing Board voted to approve Mr. Ragsdale's appointment, which will go into effect on July 1, 2020.

See the East Valley Tribune article HERE.



Max Ragsdale – Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

Coach Max Ragsdale is entering his 23rd year in education here in Arizona; 22 years teaching in the classroom, 15 years of those years as a head football coach, and now beginning his first in administration. He graduated from Apache Junction High School in 1990. He attended Mesa Community College and played offensive line for Coach Jim Ewan. He then attended Arizona State University and worked as an Undergraduate Football Assistant and received his degree in secondary education. Max became a Graduate/Recruiting Coordinator Assistant coach for Bruce Snyder and the Sun Devils in 1996 and was on that staff until the summer of 1998. Max received his MA (Educational Leadership & Certified Principalship) in the summer of 1998 and was hired as a teacher and varsity football coach at his alma mater, Apache Junction High School. During the next 5 years, he coached various positions and held the title of offensive coordinator until he was named head football coach in 2003. He took over a program that had not had a winning season in 22 years or a play-off appearance for 28 years. In four short years, he took the Prospectors from a 0-10 record to the 2006 4AII State Semi-Finals and a 9-5 record. In 2007, Max moved to the Gilbert district and spent two years coaching the offensive line and coordinating the special teams at Mesquite High School. Max was then hired as Campo Verde’s first Head Football coach in the fall of 2009 and registered a 60-41 record during his 9 years as a varsity program and played for a 5A State Championship in 2019. Currently, he is beginning his first year as the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at CVHS. Coach Ragsdale has been married to Barbara for 24 years; they have two boys, Tre’ (21) and Romero (19).


Max Ragsdale

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

max.ragsdale@gilbertschools.net

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clubs

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Yearbook

Get excited for Campo Verde Reflections!!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com to order your yearbook NOW!!

Use code 16196

PRICE LOCKED AT $75!!

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Key Club

Hello Coyote Families!


These are unprecedented times with unique challenges for everyone. Our Campo Family has an extensive community here to help! Campo Verde Key Club will begin virtual online tutoring, mentoring, and support services, called Virtual Howling Helpers, to reduce stress and academic challenges students may face in the upcoming weeks. Attached is a form where students may sign up to receive academic support from a student helper/tutor. Once filled out, each student will be paired to a volunteer. Through email communication, both parties will agree on a desired time for live Webex (Chromebook video chat) tutoring or mentoring sessions.


We encourage as many students to take advantage of this opportunity as possible! Stay safe, stay positive, stay motivated!


Click HERE or the image below to fill out the form!

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national honor society

NHS candidates have been selected. Emails will go out soon to notify our 2020-2021 newest members.


NHS Members:

Continue your Community Service requirements with the following Social Distancing Volunteer suggestions:

When possible, take a photo and upload on Google Classroom under Social Distancing Volunteering and record how long it took for your hours at: Second Semester NHS Hrs log, posted January 16th.

Check out the following:

· Free Rice - https://freerice.com/ Students take quizzes and every question they answer donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. Join our Campo Verde NHS Group with this Group code: QQ3D3FMP

From the website: How does Freerice work?

“As you play Freerice and answer questions right, advertisements appear on your screen. When you see one of these advertisements, you trigger a financial payment to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world.”

So, join our NHS group today and start feeding the world! Let’s compete to see who can donate the most rice! (Track your time, 1-hour playing is one hour of volunteering.)

· Start virtual tutoring sessions via Google Hangouts or other means - many students do not have family members that can tutor them at home and are missing out on the individual instruction they need.

· Are you science oriented? Check out Zooniverse at https://www.zooniverse.org/ it is a website online that allows people to volunteer their time to compiling/analyzing data online for various projects/experiments

· Video Chat with an elderly person or someone feeling lonely.

· Cook a meal and deliver it to the front door of someone’s home. (Take a photo and upload on Google Classroom under Social Distancing Volunteering, make sure to mention why you picked this family and log your time)

· Bake cookies for someone and deliver to their front door! (take a photo and log your time. As you post your photo, indicate why you picked this person or family.)

· Make encouragement cards for someone in need or in isolation (nursing home, those stuck at home, etc). (Take photos and track your time)

· Make thank you cards for health care workers, fire department, police, grocery store workers, etc. (Take photos and track your time.)

· Take your band instrument to an elderly person’s home and play for them on their front porch or lawn. (Have someone video it and post it!)

· Tutor a classmate or friend online

· Give blood after you get your parents permission. Blood banks are dangerously low, see link for more information: (keep track of your time, it is at least one hour!) https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx

· Make a monetary donation to a credible organization. NOTE: You can donate as much as you want, but we will only give 1 hour of service no matter the size of the donation. (Take a phot of your receipt and upload)

· Find out what the needs are in your community:

o In Gilbert

o Food donations are needed. http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/results/52658571c16f9386e7b8dc0a965c6d30/

· Write a snail mail letter to a relative, family friend that lives far away or someone in need of encouragement. Ask your church leader for a list of homebound members and write a letter to some of them. Take a photo of the complete address and stamped mail. Then mail it!

· Pick up trash in a specific area. Take photos while collecting trash. You could also invite a friend to virtually collect with you in a separate area. (track your time and post your photos!) -This is my favorite and easy to do!

· Volunteer for LibriVox: Read and record books in all languages for free on the internet. (Track your time and post a photo!)

And finally,

· Check out dosomething.org for more great ideas on service you can do from home!

Email me any questions at Shawna.stea@gilbertschools.net

Now get started, the world is waiting!

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Journalism Club

Calling all writers, poets, artists, photographers: what do you have to say about our current world, and how it has so drastically changed in the span of a month? What words or images or pictures can you offer to document this unprecedented experience? What art can you share to offer solace, to offer something beautiful to look at, or inspirational to ponder? In these unique and bizarre circumstances, we are flooded with information from medical professionals, politicians, and the media. While their information and opinions are immensely valuable, student and young adult voices are missing from the narrative: how are you coping? How are you spending this time? Please submit any writing (articles, stories, poetry), art work, and/or photographs to help the Journalism Club keep the Green and Copper, the completely student-published zine, up and running as a digital publication. This Campo Family wants to hear from you, whether you have something related to the COVID-19 crisis, or not. Submit all work you would like to see published to the Journalism Google Classroom: u3yajre.

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Photography Club

15 Digital Photo students were chosen by Campo's staff and students to represent Campo at the Congressional Art Competition this year. Congressman Andy Biggs and his staff will judge the competition and the winner will be given a free trip to Washington D.C., where their artwork will be hung in the U.S. Capitol building! Unfortunately, the competition is on hold for the time being, but their artwork has been submitted.

Click HERE to see the Google Photos album containing the previously published photos.

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Nine students from Campo Verde were chosen to have their photographs displayed at the Art Intersection Gallery in downtown Gilbert as part of the annual 'Emerge' Exhibition. Hundreds of High School and College Students from across the Valley submit their artwork to be considered for this prestigious show. This exhibit is currently up at the Gallery and can be viewed by appointment.


Art Intersection Gallery -

207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ 85234

480-361-1118


Click HERE to see the Google Photos album containing the previously published photos.

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health and wellness

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Health Office

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On 4/9/20 emails were sent to all students who have medication

in the health office outlining the following procedure:

The procedure of medication pick up will be a little different this year due to the COVID-19 mandatory school closures, as well as, attempting to practice social distancing in accordance with government recommendations and orders.

Health office staff will be available for medication pick up on both May 4th and 5th from 8 am until 3 pm. If you are not able to pick up the medication during these days, please contact the school nurse via email. Please remember that an adult must pick up all medication, as we cannot send anything with the students.

In addition, any medication(s) not picked up will be destroyed per district policy. If you do not wish to pick up the medication, please email the school nurse with permission to destroy the remaining doses. If you have any questions, concerns, or if you have an emergency situation in which you need to pick up the medication sooner than May 4th, please contact the school nurse at jody.gilchrist@gilberschools.net.
Thank you so much for your understanding and support as we navigate these difficult times, we look forward to healthy times moving forward.

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Click below for a video demonstration on proper hand washing habits from the CDC. Fight Germs. Wash your hands.

Click HERE to watch the video.

Click HERE to go directly to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) page which has specific information regarding COVID-19.

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Behavioral Health

Gilbert Public Schools and Campo Verde High School are committed to promoting wellness in all its forms to our students and their families. This site contains resources that can help you during our this time COVID-19 school closure. All of the categories listed can be helpful in boosting the immune system, which promotes good health and can provide protection against illnesses.

Please click the image below to access: CV Wellness Resources

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CV Bulletin Board

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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Gilbert Public Schools is one of the 754 school districts that are among the Best Communities in the nation for music education. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

Congratulations!

The NAMM Foundation has recognized your community for its commitment to music education with a 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award (BCME).

SPREAD THE NEWS!!

We recognized that this news comes at a time of uncertainty for many districts and schools across the nation. In light of this, we will be nationally announcing and celebrating all BCME and SMMA winners at a later date. In the interim, it is our hope that this bit of good news can further rally and strengthen your music program and your community. Download the toolkit for ideas to promote your award.

Click HERE to download the PROMOTIONAL TOOLKIT

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counseling department news

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Counselor (A-DA)- Mr. Baker’s Google site link

Counselor (De-Ho)- Ms. Harter’s Google site link

Counselor (Hu-Mi)- Mrs. McManus’s Google site link

Counselor (Mo-Se)- Mrs. Schroeder’s Google site link

Counselor (Sh-Z)- Mrs. Carpenter’s Google site link

Counselor- Mr. Frontczak’s Google site link

Academic Support- Mr. Wirth's Google site link

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez, razo.razofernandez@gcu.edu

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza taylor.piazza@asu.edu

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson, lindsay.c.wilson@nau.edu

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier, ecyrier@email.arizona.edu

2020 Scholarship Info. needed

Has your student been offered a scholarship award? (Whether they will accept it or not.)
Please click on the following link to complete the scholarship information form. This link can also be found on the Senior Information page under Counseling. Please fill out a form for each scholarship offered.

2020 Scholarship Information


Thank you,
CVHS Counseling


Program recognition is not guaranteed if your information is not provided by Monday April 20, 2020. We realize that not all scholarships will be awarded by this date. We apologize for any student recognition that will be missed.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWS

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STAY HEALTHY & ACTIVE

Hello to all of our CV Physical Education Students. We hope you are staying healthy and active during this time. Research suggests that exercise and activity are closely related to levels of happiness (the more you exercise the happier you are).


SLEEP

Remember to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night and the BEST (deepest best sleep) hours occur between 10pm-2am so be sure to get your rest and do your best to get to sleep at a reasonable time. Some sleep habit reminders...... shower first, clean comfortable pajamas, brush and floss, dark room, cool temperature, and put ELECTRONICS in another room!


READ

This time out of school will present each of us with multiple opportunities to become the best person we can be. Try to focus on positive activities such as reading, getting outdoors, and exercising.


HANG AROUND POSITIVE, HIGH ACHIEVING PEOPLE

Be sure to surround yourself with positive and high achieving people that help you to be your best and make you feel good about who you are.


JOIN US (CV PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT) on Instagram (Cv_PE2020) to see videos of all of us staying active and healthy. Follow us on TWITTER as well @CampoStrength as we are posting a lot of great workouts and ways to stay active and healthy!


STAY ACTIVE AND HEALTHY CAMPO VERDE! WE MISS YOU ALL!



A Message from Coach Cornell

TIPS FOR WELLNESS...(Especially during these stressful times).......

1). MOVE "every day"! ( be sure to get outside and be active) You will feel so much better!
2). Increase your FRUIT & VEGETABLE intake (vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, essentials).
3). CREATE A DAILY ROUTINE (healthy habits, eating schedule, limit snacking, healthy eating).
4). MENTAL HEALTH:
a). Good sleep habits (relaxing before bed): cut off screen time 1 hour before, clean sheets,
comfortable PJ's, cool temperature in room, and most importantly relaxing thoughts.
Don't try to solve problems in your head.... if you think of something, let it move on...it
will still be there for you to solve the next day.
b). Focus on your "CONTROLLABLES" or what you can control....let the other stuff go!
c). Limit screen time (you will be happier, have more energy, and feel better overall).
d). Don't Isolate yourself (communicate with others and reach out for help).
5. REMEMBER, THIS SITUATION IS TEMPORARY... THIS WILL PASS! Smile and be thankful
for all of your MANY blessings.

-Coach Cornell

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

SLEEP is an important discussion topic in our Physical Education Department and specifically with our Student-Athletes. Here are some important SLEEP tips:


*Approximately 70% of HS students are not getting enough sleep each night.

*BENEFITS OF SLEEP: Improved concentration, mood stability, improved decision making, etc.

*SLEEP ROUTINES: Consistency is key, try to get at least 8 hours per night, keep the hour leading up to bed time free of electronics, use dimmer switches / lower lights, Bedroom cool and dark, Hygiene (Shower, brush, floss, clean PJ's), and calm your mind, happy thoughts, relaxed.


Be sure to follow CV Strength and Conditioning on Instagram at

campo_strength

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performing arts

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April Performing Arts Students of the Month


  • Jack Hanus, Band
  • Riley Hague, Choir
  • Ryne Karpowitz, Theatre Arts
  • Taytum Coons, Orchestra

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Marching Band

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In the Eye of The Storm

The performing arts faculty are gearing up for the next school year for marching band season and all ensembles. We believe these programs are integral to the student experience and actually enhance it because of performances, self-discipline, team building, time management, and ongoing constructive feedback. Our music programs build a close-knit family where individual talents and strengths bloom while stimulating brain development that will benefit students throughout their lives. Interested in learning more? Check out our website at: campoverdeband.com

During this time of social distancing and home-based classrooms, faculty and staff have connected with students, parents, and boosters using social media, teleconference, phone calls, and online classroom engagement. It has been a time of significant change and creative problem solving that has led to innovation, appreciation, and alternative approaches to accomplishing goals. Even in the midst of uncertainty, one thing is for sure: We miss each other and the activities that unify us throughout the school year. It's been said that when people are forced to disengage and isolate themselves, many people find their greatest moments of inspiration and discovery. Think about it. Over the past few weeks, have you taken advantage of the extra time at home by picking up a new hobby or really digging into current hobbies and interests? Amazingly, in the eye of the storm....... calmness, focus, ingenuity, and gratitude can be found. Interested in reading more? Check out the article below:


A Pandemic is a Terrible Thing to Waste


Save the Dates:

4/13/20 Happy Birthday Mr. Mitchell!

4/20/20 Marching Band Orientation Meeting 7pm (Zoom link will be emailed out)

4/23/20 BPO Parent Info Meeting 6:30pm (Zoom link will be emailed out)

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Orchestra

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent state response, all spring AMEA events have been cancelled. As a result, students who made regionals were unable to audition and participate in the AMEA State All-State Festival and Symphonic Strings was unable to participate in the AMEA All-State Concert Festival. However, we commend these students for excelling in their music studies!

Congratulations to our Strolling pianist Kylie Smith (sophomore) on her original composition being chosen to be featured at the Yamaha Junior Original Composition National Concert held in Boston in May. Her composition is titled “Le réverbère”, which translates to “The Street Light”. If you’d like to hear her beautiful composition, you can find it here at this link:

“Le réverbère”


Website and Social Media

Keep up to date on orchestra program news and events at campoverdeorchestras.org.

Like or follow us on these social media platforms:

Facebook: CVHSOrchestra

Instagram: campoverdeorchestras


#CamposGotTalent Campaign

Do you have a hidden talent that you want to share to our Campo community in an effort to uplift others and have some fun? Perhaps you sing, play an instrument, can do trick shots, flips, or magic tricks. Whatever it is, we'd love to see it! You can post it to Twitter or Instagram with the #camposgottalent hashtag. We can’t wait to see what you post!

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Library News

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We just celebrated National Library Week in a very different way than usual this year. Multiple posts were put out by Mrs. Flaherty and Mrs. Jeffers as a way to connect with our students that we miss so much. Please email us with any questions or to simply tell us about the latest book you read. We truly miss hearing from you! And stay in touch to see the latest resources on our google site: https://sites.google.com/gilbertschools.net/cvhs-library-and-mrs-flaherty/home

our twitter accounts: @CampoLibrary, @jeffers_katey

our Instagram account: campolibrary

and our youtube channel: CampoLibrary

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Book Club: We will have virtual meetings every Thursday at 3pm. Check your remind or email Mrs. Flaherty for the Webex link.


Here is the Library’s Google Site. It has access to ebooks, audio books, databases, and fun stuff too! Follow CampoLibrary on Twitter, Instagram and youtube!


Here are some topics for you and your teen to discuss to make sure they are handling their webex meetings appropriately:

  • Where is an appropriate place for you to be when you are video conferencing for school? Consider distractions and where other family members are. Broadcasting from the bedroom is a little intimate for a class setting. If they must, help them carve out a space where they can have peace and quiet but that doesn't convey too many personal details.

  • Do you know how to mute audio and video? When is it appropriate to do those things?

  • How do you participate during video conferences? Discuss with your teen if they are expected to submit information in the chat feature for each class? Are they expected to speak verbally or are they muted by their teachers in their classes?

  • Review the GPS Remote Learning Guidelines together.


If your student is having any technical problems with his/her Chromebook, please call our GPS Technology Services department at 480-497-3417, or click below for more information:

CHROMEBOOK HELP.

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Please use this link for other Academic Support Resources.

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