The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

April 17, 2021

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

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Campo families,

This week is Support Staff Appreciation Week. This includes our bus drivers, cafeteria staff, custodians, paraprofessionals, front office staff, security, techs, assistants, coordinators, and our building foreman. Our campus would not function without all of them doing their role. Take a moment to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our Campo Family.

We will be having our final Site Council meeting for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, April 20th from 5-6 pm on WebEx. If you would like to join us please send me an email for the link.

Thank you for your continued support.

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



Follow us on Twitter @CVHSYotes @CVHS_DrCox & Facebook @ Campo Verde High School

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from our health office


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COVID-19 Guidelines and Reminders

Students need to stay home if they have any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New onset cough or shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches/chills or loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

  • OR Someone at home who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting for test results for COVID-19

  • OR Been within 6 feet of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more or had physical contact

COVID scenarios and when students may return to school:

1. POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since positive test AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved.

2. NO COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved OR doctor’s note indicates an alternative diagnosis.

3. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST*: No fever for 24 hours without medication AND all other symptoms have improved.


Currently, the options to quarantine are as follows:

  • 10 full days from date of exposure
  • Acquire a PCR or Antigen (rapid) test on the full 5th day from exposure, if this test is NEGATIVE you may leave quarantine after 7 full days.

*These recommendations are current as of 12/7/2020. Recommendations are subject to change as the situation evolves. For more information, please visit Maricopa County Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Helpful COVID Resources

If you have any questions about if your child should attend school, or the guidelines related to Covid-19, please call the health office.



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- Mrs. Duckett Google site link

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



Registration for the 2021/22 school year is underway for all current CVHS students. Counselors will continue to meet with students one-on-one during their math classes over the next few weeks. Please visit our CVHS Registration Website for information and updates.



Planning to attend another school either in district or out of district next semester? A parent or guardian must officially withdraw their student from Campo Verde High School and return all school property. The process only takes a couple of minutes at the Attendance office. Their hours are 6:30 a.m - 3:45 pm and if you call ahead they will have the paperwork all ready for you to sign. Completing this in a timely manner will help the transition to your student’s new school.


student survey

The CVHS Counseling Team sent out a student survey to all Campo students to their GPS emails. This survey data will drive the decisions behind academic interventions, counselor engagement, and will provide insight into student's academic and social/emotional struggles. Student feedback is valuable! Your CVHS counseling team would like to ensure we provide programs that meet the needs of our students. Please ask your student to complete the survey that is located in their inbox OR on their Counselor Google Classroom page. This survey will help us learn how many students would like programs and activities on certain topics to help meet the needs of our CVHS students!

The survey is extended to Friday, April 23rd @ 1:30 pm. We would love at least 80% student participation to get an accurate reflection of our student's needs! At this point, we have 400 responses with a student population of 1,930 students.

Click here-CVHS Student Survey 20-2021


2021 scholarship info

The Senior Scholarship Awards will be held on Monday, April 26th in the CVHS Auditorium at 9:00am. Senior students who submitted their scholarship information will receive an invitation via email. Each recognized student will be allowed two guests. The event will be livestreamed for our community and broadcast to all students in classrooms.

Gilbert Golden Scholars will be recognized in their 3rd hour classes on Monday, April 26th. We will not be holding a live event this year but will share a video with our entire CV community honoring the outstanding academic accomplishments of these students.


senior declaration day

The CVHS counseling department and Link Crew have teamed up to put on this wonderful event to celebrate the class of 2021! The Senior Declaration Day event will take place on Friday, April 30th during 4th and 5th hour lunches in the courtyard. This is an open house style event where only seniors can enter raffles to win college gear, gift cards, and big ticket items. Each Senior will also get a chance to declare where they will go after high school on the map of the US (see photo)! This day is dedicated to all Campo Seniors, with their new major accomplishment of graduating high school, celebrating their after high school plans whether they are attending a university, community college, trade school, military, working, serving a mission…we are proud of you, Seniors!



Our counseling department has come up with our very own Virtual Calming Room. With so much of our learning going virtual this year, it was important we came up with a virtual strategy to help our students relax and regain their focus so they can be more successful in their classes-- no matter whether they took their classes online or in person.

It is our hope that students can add this platform to their toolbox as a way to regulate their emotions and to get them out of the “stuck” feeling they might find themselves in. There are different types of calming activities on this page for students to choose from. There is a way for students to monitor what activity works best for them. Different strategies work for different people. The important thing is that they are willing to find ways to lead a calmer, more focused and happier life. The virtual format should allow students to use this whether they are experiencing anxiety, depression, scattered thoughts, etc. in their different surroundings- not just in class. They can try using it at home, during a study break, at lunch, before a unit test, to help them fall asleep, before the big game, etc.- pretty much anywhere they might get anxious or nervous. They can access it on their phone as well as their Chromebook.

This is just one tool they can use- it is not to replace therapy. If what they are feeling is chronic or physically debilitating, please seek professional help from a medical or mental health professional. If anyone is feeling like hurting themself, they should get help immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.


ap testing

AP Exam registration is now closed.

AP testing will take place from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 21.

Click the link below to view the schedule.


Spring Assessments

Campo Verde High School will be administering statewide assessment to students according to the schedule below. Please make note of the following assessment dates and refer to email communication for specifics regarding assessments that pertain to your student(s).

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Thank you to our entire Campo Community for the successful testing sessions we have had in the last few weeks. Close to 95% of our Juniors took the ACT Exam making strides to their post secondary future and our Sophomores have taken the Writing and Reading portions of the AzM2 test.

All Sophomores will be taking the AzM2 Math Test on Thursday, April 22nd during the regular school day. Students in the Class of 2023 should come to school with their chromebooks fully charged on this day. Make-ups for both the Math and Reading test will be on Tuesday, April 27th.


ACE Plus-Hoop of Learning

Click the link below for information on The ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning Programs.

ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning



Reminder about EVIT's (Virtual) EXPO. It will take place over a span of 6 different nights, April 6th-15th, from 5pm-7pm. Students select which night they would like to virtually attend (or they can attend them all, if they would like to). Please register by going to

EVIT has opened their online application.

Below is a video that will walk you through the application.

Sophomores can begin applying by going to Once EVIT has all of your documents, Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, then your application will be reviewed and possibly accepted.

How to apply at EVIT:




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 Congratulations and best of luck in the future!




Toybox is still taking registrations for the 2021-2022 School year. Click the image below to be directed to the Gilbert Schools website to register.
TOYBOX Lab students made sensory bins & shared them with the TOYBOX Preschoolers.

Cooper is back! The TOYBOX Preschoolers enjoyed getting read to him.

Intro to TOYBOX students created lessons & taught them to the TOYBOX Preschoolers.


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




graduation 2021 newsletter

Seniors and Families,

Please click the link below for VERY important information regarding graduation.



When: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Location: Coyote Stadium

Time: 7:00 PM (Graduates will report to their assigned room no later than 6:15 PM)

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Location: Campo Verde Courtyard

Time: 6:45 AM

We are currently planning four tickets per graduate. The number of spectators could increase/decrease depending on the pandemic conditions in May. Graduation will be live-streamed as well.


Gradnite celebration

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Just a quick reminder...if you have not ordered your graduation items, don't delay!


If you still need to order a Cap and Gown, click on the direct link best for you below:




Watch informative JOSTENS VIDEOS here.

Questions? Call 1-800-567-8367

If you would like to order in person visit us at:


21023 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 85024

Monday - Friday / 10:00am -5:00pm



Yearbooks may now be PRE-ORDERED in the Bookstore for $80.



National Honor Society is pleased to announce that their INDUCTION CEREMONY will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 6:00PM -7:30PM
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Bite-size project, by erin choi

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Biomed would like to announce our top placers in the State HOSA competitions.

Team Sami Hanus and Julia Hankinson-1st place in CERT skills.

Erin Choi-1st place in Nutrition.

Samantha Carriere-2nd place in Epidemiology and

Weslee Nguyen-3rd place in Pathophysiology.

They have qualified for Nationals this June. Great job and good luck.


Digital Photography

Digital Photography students traveled to the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park on April 1st. This amazing zoo allows students a much closer look at thousands of wild animals.



Regional Concert Recordings

Check out our Regional Orchestra Students in the virtual regional performance video links below. We had students in both regions this year, so be sure to listen to both.

Juniper Regionals Video

Palo Verde Regional Video

Save the Date!

End-of-Year Orchestra Concert, Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 PM



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103


Physical Education


SECURING VALUABLES IN THE BOYS / GIRLS PE LOCKER ROOM: In order to keep our locker rooms as sanitized as possible this year, we are asking all of our students to take their PE clothes home daily and wash them and bring them back the next day. However, students have access to large locker areas so that they can secure all valuables and lock the locker. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all of our students to NOT leave their valuables unlocked during class. Questions, please feel free to contact Coach Cornell or your student's PE teacher.


Join us for OPEN GYM intramurals in the gym (or outside) during both lunches. Come be active, have fun and enjoy being healthy!


Join us in our weight room for after school weights. Come dressed ready to strength train and work hard on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-3:15pm. Questions, please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell.


-Eat 5-6 times per day

-Think of it as "Fueling" your muscles, not just eating

-Breakfast is critical every day.

-Eat a healthy snack during the mid-moring, mid-afternoon, evenings.

-Include plenty of fruits & vegetables and lean sources of protein.

-Eat "Clean" or healthy during the week and then have a few "Cheats" on the weekends (Pizza, sweets, etc).

*Note: Please see the sample menu for examples of healthy types of foods for athletes.

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7 Tips to Improve Mindfulness

1. Meditate. Taking even just 5 minutes to sit quietly and follow your breath can help you feel more conscious and connected for the rest of your day.

2. Focus On One Thing At A Time. Studies have found that tasks take 50% longer with 50% more errors when multi-tasking, so consider “uni-tasking”, with breaks in between, whenever possible.

3. Slow Down. Savor the process, whether it’s writing a report, drinking a cup of tea, or cleaning out closets. Deliberate and thoughtful attention to daily actions promotes healthy focus and can keep you from feeling overwhelmed.

4. Eat Mindfully. Eating your meal without the TV, computer or paper in front of you, where you can truly taste and enjoy what you’re eating, is good, not only for your body, but for your soul as well.

5. Keep Phone and Computer Time In Check. With all of the media at our fingertips, we can easily be on information overload. Set boundaries for screen time – with designated times for social networking (even set an alarm) – and do your best to keep mobile devices out of reach at bedtime.

6. Move. Whether it’s walking, practicing yoga, or just stretching at your desk, become aware of your body’s sensations by moving.

7. Spend Time In Nature. Take walks through a park, the woods, mountain trails or by the beach – wherever you can be outside. Getting outdoors is good for body, mind and spirit, and keeps you in the present.


PE Students of the Month

Ethan Coen (Coach Cornell)

Christopher Berrett (Coach Dukes)

Garrett Walsh (Coach Bishop)

Teagan Kennan (Coach Cook)

Chase Pratchard (Coach Schnittger)

Lyndi Watts (Coach Matthews)

Blake Liedberg (Coach Blackburn)


Career Center

Mrs. Amy Jacobson, Career Center Specialist

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!

Instagram @cvhs_college_career_center

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment


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job training

The Town of Gilbert has partnered with the Maricopa Community College District to provide job training scholarships for Gilbert residents (students, parents, community members) who have been impacted by COVID-19 in any manner (reduced hours, limited job opportunities, loss of wages, illness, etc.).

The training scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not based on income. Plans are to offer #GilbertTogether resident career training scholarships through December 2021, or until funds are exhausted.

The programs of study offered provide entry-level and upskilling opportunities for approximately eligible participants to prepare for careers in business, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and trades. The career areas offered are in high demand, with the potential to earn more than the median Maricopa County wage.

Please encourage interested individuals to attend a virtual information session on May 6th from 6:00PM – 7:00PM. See attached flyer.

Additional information can also be found at


For students who live in Mesa the following opportunity is available.

The Mesa College Promise is a commitment from the City of Mesa to its residents that all eligible graduating Mesa high school students can attend Mesa Community College for two years with Arizona resident tuition and fees fully funded. The Mesa College Promise provides financial support to students with demonstrated financial needs but who have not received enough Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) funds or other scholarships to completely cover the cost of college.

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Library Updates


April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we have a display up focusing on the new poetry trend, Blackout Poetry. This trend was made popular by Austin Kleon in his book, Newspaper Blackout. The concept of Blackout Poetry is to take an old page from a newspaper, magazine or book and pick out words on the page that make a poem. Then you blackout all the other words on the page so you only see your poem. The display in the library has information on the artform, student examples, old pages for students to take to create their own blackout poem, and other poetry books.


digital citizenship


Campo Verde students have access to EBSCOhost databases for their academic research. These databases have academic information that has been vetted by scholars before it is even allowed into the databases. Therefore, the information in the database is credible and reliable. We recommend students use these databases for their academic research. They can access EBSCOhost from their Rapid Identity page once they have signed into their Chromebook. Further, all Arizona community colleges and universities (and most all colleges and universities, for that matter) use EBSCOhost and the public libraries have access to them as well. Using these databases is an academic and life skill we hope to promote among our students.
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Events & Fundraising


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Please use this form (CLICK THE PHOTO FOR LINK) to reserve tickets for the Dance Concert Performances:

Wednesday, April 21st

Thursday, April 22nd

Friday, April 23rd

If you would like attend more than once please complete this form once for each performance. There are only 300 seats available for each performance to allow for social distancing.

Payment of $5 per ticket will be made at the door, exact change appreciated.

Please remember to wear your mask, and social distance for your safety and the safety of those around you.

No food or drink is allowed in the Auditorium.

There will be a QR code posted at the entrance for the program.

Doors will open at 6 pm for evening performances, 21st through 23rd.


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