The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

October 23, 2020

Principal's Message

Campo Families,

We are continuing to work diligently at keeping our campus safe. If you/your child or a family member is experiencing COVID-like symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, muscle/body aches, and/or a new loss of taste or smell), do not attend school, and consider either seeking healthcare or getting a COVID-19 test, depending on the severity of symptoms. Testing locations can be found by calling 2-1-1.

We continue to work closely with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to stop COVID-19 from spreading in our school. This includes extensive mitigation measures on our campuses as outlined in our District Mitigation Plan shared on our District website. For more information on the measures in place including daily health assessments, our face-covering policy, and enhanced cleaning and school health office protocols, please visit

For questions related to COVID-19, please either email or dial 2-1-1, select option 6 (for COVID-19), and then select option 3 (for the COVID Parent Hotline) or visit

Thank you for your continued support, keeping our campus safe is the responsibility of our entire community.

Krista Cox, Ed.D.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @cvhs_dr.cox Twitter: @CVHS_DrCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School


2020-2021 Bell schedules

***Please note there is an Assembly "3A/3B" Day scheduled for this Friday, October 30th. ***
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Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102

Counseling Department

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Dewarrat Google site link

Counselor- Ms. Diggs Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. McManus Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Lange Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Carpenter Google site link

Academic Interventionist- Mr. Wirth Google site link

Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121

Counseling Department news

Dear Freshmen Families,

We would like to welcome our Freshmen coyotes to the Campo Verde High School family! School counselors work to address student’s academic, career, and social/ emotional development ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. CVHS Counselors are assigned to students by an alphabet split of last names.

The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging (lots of questions, planning out classes, making new friends, where do I fit in). High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Our hope is that we can help make that transition a little less stressful. We would like to meet with you and your student for a 30 minute individual Freshman Family Meeting (meeting with your individual counselor). During this time we will discuss your student’s 4 year plan, goal setting, and I can answer any other questions you may have.

Please sign up for a meeting date and time through our sign up genius link by counselor below. We look forward to meeting you and we are excited to work with you and your student throughout the next 4 years! Go Yotes!

Mr. Baker (A-Ch)

Ms. Diggs (Go-K)

Ms. Dewarrat (Ci-Gl)

Mrs. McManus (L-O)

Mrs. Lange (P-Si)

Mrs. Carpenter (Sj- Z)

career center

The Career Center is located in the Library, and Mrs. Jacobson is happy to meet with you, and to answer any questions you may have.

Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Make an appointment using the link below. We are here for you!

Career Center Appointment

Follow the Career Center on INSTAGRAM


Click HERE for more information about the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA HERE


East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT): Campo's EVIT representative will be presenting to sophomore students through World Studies classes on October 26th, 27th, and 28th. EVIT provides students with the advanced skills and training for specific careers through hands-on learning facilitated by experienced professionals. Students that are interested in the program will have the opportunity to register for EVIT at a later date in preparation for the 2021-22 school year. Please visit for more information regarding the programs offered.


academic student of the month

Information: Students will be selected from staff recommendations each month. Students awarded student of the month will be recognized in newsletter, social media, and will be honored at breakfast with the administration, nominating teacher, and parents. Breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A @ Towne Center.

Facebook: Chick-fil-A Crossroads Towne Center

Instagram: cfacrossroadstownecenter

Nomination emphasis: Students that have demonstrated personal growth and have displayed effort and a commitment to improve should be highly-valued. Along with the high-achievers, we want to recognize those students that have been working hard to try and improve academically and/or make a positive impact on our school demonstrating our Core Values of Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Congrats to the following students selected as August Academic Students of the Month!


Joy Ogbonnaya- Michele Matthews

David Dutton - Becky Downer


McKenna Grossarth - Dawn Harvey

Hope Helaire - Cary Tyler


Ian Heronema - Lindsey Wallace

Hunter Seelye - Shawna Stea

Evan Bachar- Jim Baker


Dante Borea - Joni Koehn

Kathryn Fowler - Jeremy Zona

Grace Park - Kathy Diggs

Mark your calendars for the Student of the Month Breakfast set for Tuesday, Oct. 27th from 6:45 am to 7:15 am in the Library Students' and their parents will be there to receive their certificate from you and enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A. You just need to be present and share the reasons why you thought your student was deserving of the nomination. The setting is very casual, yet impactful. If you are unable to attend please let me know!

PEER TUTORING! Interested in some Peer Tutoring? There is drop-in peer tutoring available in the Library on Wednesday's from 1:30-2:15 pm. Students can also request a peer tutoring based on subject by simply clicking on the following link and filling out a form.

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

American Sign Language 1



French 1 and 2


Japanese 1



Please click the image below to view the current Advisory Tutoring Schedule.


Advanced Placement

Hello AP Students-

The deadline to sign up and pay for your AP exams is quickly approaching.

There are 2 STEPS to complete to successfully register for an AP Exam. They are shown in the graphic below. Students must complete both steps by the deadline to successfully register for an exam.

Join codes are provided to the students by AP teachers and should be posted in their Buzz classrooms.

The deadline to register without late fees this year is Friday, October 30th.

If you are approved for free or reduced lunch, you do get a fee reduction on your exam(s) but please do not wait until October 30th to pay in Total Registration because there is a verification process.

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CVHS will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on

Tuesday, January 26th.

This test date is only for 11th grade students. It will be during the school day, and will offer eligibility for programs administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation for Junior students. Because the PSAT/NMSQT is designed for Junior year students, and that is when students could potentially qualify for National Merit Scholarships, we would like to provide the January test date for our 11th grade students.

For more information about the PSAT, please visit go here or refer to the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT Guide for students.

For more information about the National Merit Scholarship, please refer here.

Testing Information:

Location: CVHS

Time: 8 am - noon

Registration dates have passed.


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School Code: 030696


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Lou Coopey Photography regarding the policies and procedures for the upcoming senior photo sessions. Please note that Lou Coopey is our designated studio photographer for our senior portraits which will be featured in the 2020-2021 yearbook. There are 2 options available:

Option 1 is at Lou Coopey Studios with multiple photos/styles (for a modest fee).

Option 2 is on campus November 10th; one photo (professional dress/no cap and gown) and no sitting fee. Full details below. Please note only photos from Lou Coopey studios will appear in the reference section of the yearbook.

Schedule an appointment to have your photo taken at the Mesa studio with Lou Coopey. Photos must be taken with Lou Coopey to ensure placement in the yearbook.
• To do so, go to then click on the large red banner across the top to book your appointment. To ensure the safety of all seniors we have put in place new COVID protocols for the photo session.
• Social distancing, masks, and hand sanitizing will be required of all customers and staff. All procedures will be as contact-free as possible.
• Dressing rooms, restrooms, and seating areas will be closed to the public.
• Only seniors, six at a time, with appointments will be permitted to enter the studio. No one else may accompany them.
• All studio services beyond the sitting: scheduling, ordering, and paying fees will be conducted online.
• A $40 deposit will be collected at the time of scheduling. This, along with a $10 complimentary coupon will be applied to each account, giving each senior a $50 credit toward the purchase of portraits and services. After 30 days the $10 complimentary credit expires and the $40 remains on account and can be used for any senior portrait purchase.
• Senior sessions will include 9-14 poses on a variety of backgrounds.
• The studio will not provide the usual loaner jackets, ties, shirts and drapes. Seniors will be required to come wearing the school-proscribed dress for senior portraits.

• All post-sitting contact will be done online, including choosing the yearbook pose, ordering, and any payment. Each senior will receive an online access code for their images and $50 credit.

• Cap & gown photos for graduation included. They are sanitized on site in commercial dryers between appointments per CDC sanitation requirements.

OPTION 2 (does not include cap & gown)
For those who do not pick Option 1, we will have an on-campus photo day on November 10th. This option does not allow for cap & gown photos.
• Students must be dressed professionally when they arrive at school that day. This includes a collared shirt with tie and dress shirts, suit coats, dresses, blouses, or other more formal dress.
For both options, students must adhere to the dress code that includes shirt & tie (jacket highly encouraged), collared shirts, blouses, or dresses. Clothing cannot be transparent and must be free of logos/signage/text. Headwear is not permitted (except in the case of religious or medical purposes).
Failure to book a studio appointment and/or missing the senior on-campus session could result in the senior’s photo not appearing in the yearbook.

Jeremy Zona
Campo Verde High School Yearbook Advisor



Activities and Clubs

Dr. Sean Jonaitis, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen H - O

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



Next week is HOMECOMING WEEK! The Varsity Football Game is Friday, October 29th vs Salpointe Catholic. Watch the videos below for HOCO 2020 theme and Spirit Week dress-up days! Thank you STUCO! Don't forget DRIVE-IN Movie Night is Thursday, October 29!
HOCO 2020 Theme



On behalf of Biomed, we would sincerely appreciate it if you are able to donate blood during these times. You can tell the interviewers at either drive that you are Campo Verde HS blood donor. Fall blood donors can learn their antibody status. Donors who are recovered from Covid can apply to donate Convalescent Plasma at either of these drives. You can apply at free.
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Bite-size project, by erin choi

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Journalism club

Calling all writers, photographers, and artists -- do you want to see your work published on campus? Submit your articles, essays, poetry, artwork, and/or photographs to the Campo zine (student produced magazine). To submit, enroll in the Journalism Google Classroom using the code: u3yajre. Your voice is waiting to be heard!



National Honors Society is having a sock drive for the month of October! If you are interested in donating socks, please stop by Mrs. Stea’s room 527 and drop them off in the bin, the Socktober drive starts on Monday October 19th!
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key club

Project Gratitude

Key Club wants to thank troops overseas who are serving in the United States military by sending them Halloween candy through Project Gratitude! If you are interested in donating, please drop off bags of candy in the bin in the front office starting Monday October 19th!

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There are scores of Campo Verde students who are committed to serving others. In addition to recognition for that service at a school and district level, students who serve become outstanding candidates for college entrance and scholarships.

For 26 years, Prudential Insurance and the National Association of Secondary School Principals have recognized the young changemakers in our country through the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. They want to reward those students who distinguish themselves through community service.

CVHS Key Club invites ALL students who have volunteered over the past year to fill out an application at or

Applications MUST be submitted before November 10, 2020.

Perhaps you lead by example through volunteering or you have gone above and beyond to address community needs in this unprecedented time of Covid -19? Maybe you have organized others to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need? If so, YOU ARE A CHANGEMAKER! Apply for this opportunity for potential local, state, and national recognition and scholarship awards.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Diggs at

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Yearbook Orders and Retakes

*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant after January 10. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

Retakes will be 11/17 during 4th & 5th hours. Note: Students who miss all three days are unable to be included in the yearbook. *Questions email or call Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser (480-545-3100)

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**All photos and text must be school appropriate and present our students in a positive light. For information about school appropriateness please refer to the student handbook and school dress code.

Image Format should be 250 dpi or greater.

Ads may be created on a smartphone or tablet.

Technical assistance number: 1-877-362-7750

Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser


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Mr. Max Ragsdale, Vice Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103

security team

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Pictured from left to right:

Lindsie Rutledge, Wil Schommer, Gilbert Alva, Officer Dietz, Steve Piepenbrink

Hi my name is Lindsie Rutledge, I am a native to Gilbert, Arizona. I grew up attending school in GPS district and am currently in my 9th year working for the district. I have been at Campo for 7 of those years and this year will be my 4th year in security. I am currently attending CGCC which leaves little free time but I do still enjoy hosting movie/game nights with friends and family any chance I get.

Hello my name is Wil Schommer. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where I played high school baseball for Perry High School. When I was a child, I survived a rare pediatric cancer (neuroblastoma), and after enduring six rounds of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and radiation, I went on to take Perry’s inaugural 5A baseball team into the Arizona 5A2 State Championship game, scoring a 25 ACT and a 1473 SAT. I chose the Division 3 route and attended Austin College, in Sherman, TX, majoring in Communication and minoring in Exercise and Sports Science. I was a SCAC sportsman of the year and went on to be the captain of my senior season and hit for a .312 batting average. I currently reside in Chandler, AZ. I’m the lead Infield and Hitting Coach at Campo Verde High School and I train amateur ball players with Arizona National Baseball in Gilbert, AZ.

Hello my name is Gilbert Alva, this is my first full year at Campo Verde working in security. I have been living in Arizona for about 1 ½ years now and love it here. I retired with 23 years from a Sheriff’s department in New Mexico. My experience in law enforcement is with patrol duties, narcotics and investigations. I look forward to working with the staff and helping out the students.

Welcome to Campo Verde H.S. My name is Steve Piepenbrink and I am your security coordinator. I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. I have spent the last 25+ years in the security/investigation field. The last 8 ½ years with Gilbert Schools security and the last 9 months here at Campo. I look forward to a great school year. If you have any questions or just wanna say Hi, do so. Myself and my staff are always willing to listen. Every Person, Every Day Go Yotes!

Hello everyone! My name is Linda Vierira and this is my first year at Campo Verde working in security. As a matter of fact it’s my first year back to the state of Arizona!! I’m originally from Massachusetts but lived here for a short while in 2002. Such a big change since then!!! My experience comes from 20 years working in the Dept. of Corrections, so this should be pretty relaxed. I love the campus and look forward to knowing everyone. Please don’t let my sarcasm offend you - that’s just Boston. :)



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1. Stress affects EVERYONE!

-Some may cope more effectively and recover more quickly.

-Stress may be short term or occurrences that continue over time.

-3 Types of Stress: 1). ROUTINE STRESS (every day work, school. etc. 2). TRAUMATIC STRESS (accident, disaster, death, injury, etc) 3). SUDDEN CHANGE STRESS: Stress brought on by sudden negative change (job loss, divorce, illness)

2. Not all stress is bad!

-Can motivate people to perform at their best or "rise to the occasion" (high achieving people feel stress).

-Can be "life saving" in times of danger (brain more "wired in").

3. Long term stress can harm health

-Chronic / long term stress can damage the immune system, digestion, sleep, and reproductive issues.

-Headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, irritable behavior.

-If Long term stress occurs heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mental disorders can develop.


1. Recognize the signs of stress.

2. GET HELP! Talk to a health care provider.

3. Regular EXERCISE!

4. Relaxing activities (yoga, tai chi, gentle exercises)

5. Set PRIORITIES (what must get done and what can wait).... You don't have to do everything at once!

6. Stay connected to FRIENDS and FAMILY that can provide support and help!


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Welcome Home | We Are Arizona
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Library Updates


Events & Fundraising


Key Club Fundraiser

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stuco fundraiser

Drive-In Movie Night: Halloweentown showing in the Junior (north) parking lot

Movie starts at 7:00PM, gates open at 6:15PM. $5 per ticket/per person.

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Coyote club fundraiser

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bands fundraiser

CLICK HERE to order your masks online, OR stop in to the Bookstore and pick one up in person.
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Swim/Dive Fundraiser

CLICK HERE to order your CUSTOM stainless steel, insulated water bottle online!