The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

February 19, 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 quarter is flying by so quickly. Can you believe we are two weeks away from Spring Break? Parents please continue to monitor student grades and progress in Infinite Campus and Students continue to stay on top of your academics. We understand there have been different struggles throughout this year. If you need any support please reach out to your teachers, counselors, or administrator for guidance.

We would like to Congratulate Officer Dietz our School Resource Officer for being selected as the "Difference Maker" through the Speak Up Stand Up Save a Life organization. Campo Verde is lucky to have such a caring and dedicated SRO that serves our entire community. This recognition is well deserved and we appreciate everything Officer Dietz does for our Campo Family on a daily basis.

Thank you

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

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



from our health office


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



Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102


National merit

Congratulations to Lauryn Brandt! Lauryn was named as a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for the Class of 2021. Last fall, Lauryn was named as a semi-finalist based on her outstanding PSAT score and applied to the next phase of the competition. National Merit Finalists are chosen based on their academic abilities, skills and achievements both in and out of the classroom. Lauryn is a leader in many clubs and activities and is a member of the Coyote Family who consistently demonstrates exceptional Character, Values, Honor and Scholarship. She is a four-year member and current President of Campo Verde's most advanced dance group; the Soulmatic Rhythm Dance Company (SRDC). Lauryn commits extra time to the performing arts by participating in Unified Dance, sharing her love for dance as well as her compassion for others. Lauryn is a generous and kind person who also lends her time to helping others through Link Crew and Key Club. Given her achievements and character, it also is fitting that Lauryn is an active member of the National Honor Society. We are so pleased to announce her status as a finalist, an achievement that places her in the top .5% of students nationwide and makes her eligible for unique scholarship opportunities. Our Campo Family is so proud of Lauryn!

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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.


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

AP Exam Registration

Hello AP Students-

The regular deadline to sign up and pay for your AP exams has passed and there now is a late fee of $40 per exam as mandated by the College Board.

Please follow the 2 steps on the handout to register for an exam. They are outlined here. Students must complete both steps to successfully register.

The deadline to register WITH late fees this year is February 26, 2021. This does not apply to students in semester 2 classes of AP Government and AP Microeconomics.

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

ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning


EVIT has opened their online application. Due to the nature of this year, they decided it would be best to open it early. 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:





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.

Students of the month

Each month, Campo Verde teachers select examplary students who demonstrate our core values of Community, Values, Honor and Scholarship. Congratulations to the following students:

Carter Chipman

Lauren Gronbeck

Kenzie McKallor

Kylinn Shahan

Ashley Watson

Finn Whalen


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



Class of 2021!

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.

Senior Delivery Day: March 30, 2021

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


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Students looking for academic help that works with their busy schedules can now sign up for individual tutoring sessions! Students can schedule a session today by scanning the QR code posted around campus, which will set them up to receive tutoring from a fellow peer! Tutoring is currently available for Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Spanish.


Sports Med

Kaetlyn Blackburn - Lanny Williams award winner for top student athletic trainers in the state of Arizona. The award is the highest recognition that a student in sports medicine can earn in Arizona. Campo Verde has had a student win this award 5 of the last 7 years. Congratulations Kaetlyn!! It is a credit to all of your hard work and dedication the last 4 years.


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Each year, CVHS Key Club with Gilbert Public Schools recognizes graduating students who have made a commitment to go above and beyond to serve in the community. Students who volunteer 200 or more hours of service throughout their high school career may be recognized at graduation in the program and with an Honor Cord. There are four different award levels:

  • White (200-399 hours),
  • Green and White (400-599 hours),
  • Double Copper (600-799 hours)
  • Service with Distinction Multi-Colored cord (800+ hours).

The complete application and required documentation must be RECEIVED by 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. Applications received after this time and date will not be accepted.

Please request a copy of your service hours record from Mrs. Kenna King in the bookstore. All hours must have been completed between the summer before freshman year through the time of the application. In addition, all hours must have been submitted and approved through the Community Service Coordinator, Ms. Diggs.

Because of the financial burden that purchasing these honor cords has placed upon the Key Club community service club, members have determined that it is not sustainable that we continue to do so. Once applications have been evaluated, a letter will be delivered to the students. If the application is approved, any student who would like an honor cord will need to make a payment of $10 to the club by Monday, April 5, 2021. The cords will be ordered and will arrive in time to wear for Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.



Bite-size project, by erin choi

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*Yearbook orders After March 1, yearbooks can only be purchased in the bookstore. We sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

*Jan 11- Mar 1 -$75

*after Mar 1 -$80

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National Honor Society

Applications for the 2020-21 National Honors Society have been sent!

February 11th -13th, Sophomores and Juniors who have earned a cumulative 3.8 weighted GPA during their high school careers will have received an email inviting them to apply for the National Honor Society for the 2020-2021 school year. The application will ask students to document evidence and write essays detailing their scholarship, leadership, service, community involvement, and character. Three teacher recommendations and one community member letter of recommendation are needed. Applications are due on March 4 , 2020 by 3:00 p.m. to the front office or to Google Classroom (class code:omf2yev). Unfortunately, no late applications are accepted. Further details about the application and submission process will be included with the invitation letter and application. Once they have been received, applications will be scored by a panel of teachers from different departments. Students will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted on March 31st. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the CVHS NHS Sponsor, Shawna Stea at

Remember-Minimum Requirements for all candidates:

  • A minimum of 3.8 cumulative weighted GPA

  • 20 HOURS of community service on a volunteer basis for a non-profit organization.

  • Leadership experience

  • Involved in at least two extra-curricular activities per year since 9th grade

  • A letter of recommendation from a community member

  • 3 recommendations from CVHS teachers

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Performing Arts

CONGRATS to our amazing musicians for being selected into the Regional Honor Band! We are so proud of your continued efforts!
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Congrats to our February Performing Arts Student of the Month from Band: Arwen Griggs! She is an awesome musician and student-athlete and she helps us prove that students CAN participate in both sports and art simultaneously! She recently made All-State Jazz and is a strong leader in the program. Rock On Arwen!!!



On February 5th, 2021 Campo Verde Advanced Vocal Ensemble met with the Advanced Vocal Ensemble's from around the district to perform for each other and receive a clinic from Dr. Craig Peterson from Mesa Community College. The singers sang two jazz charts, "The Luckiest" arranged by Kerry Marsh and "You're So High (You're So Low)" arranged by Matt Falker. The students represented Campo well and were able to experience something similar to the festivals they would normally be performing for this time of year. Students finished the day by enjoying a boxed lunch from Jason's Deli. This festival was a success due to the support of the CVHS Choir Boosters. We are so thankful for all they do to promote and support Campo Verde Choirs.

Classes are currently prepping for their Pops Concert which will feature songs from Broadway. The performance will take place on March 18th at 7 pm in the Campo Verde Auditorium. As well, we're planning for the return of Campo Idol for the evening of March 20th at 7 pm. Stayed tuned for updates!!

You can always follow CVHS Choirs on Twitter and Instagram under the handle @CVHSChoirs.

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Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103



Campo Verde Spring Sports 2020-2021

Official Practice/Try-out Start Date: March 1st, MUST BE CLEARED PRIOR TO THIS DATE

At this time AIA has not given any Spring Sport Modifications, please look for a future email regarding any information AIA puts out regarding modifications.

Athletic Clearance Process:

  • All athletes MUST register online through Register My Athlete, Once it says "Ready for Tryouts" athletes will be cleared to try out.

  • Please DO NOT create a new account from previous year, if password is unknown please email athletic secretary, Jacee to have password reset.

  • Complete electronic documents and upload physical (Must be minimum of this year medical history first 3 pages), birth certificate and Brainbook course.

In regards to physicals

  • If your student-athlete is returning to CVHS, upload pages 1-3 of the AIA packet signed by you and your student, as last year's physical will roll over to this year.

  • Incoming freshman, upload your physical from Junior High and pages 1-3 (7 pages total).

  • New to CVHS, or DID NOT participate in a sport last year, schedule a physical and upload all 4 pages to RMA.

Fall & Winter Athletes must register online through Register My Athlete for the spring sport and make sure the electronic documents portion is completed.


If there is an overlap between Winter and Spring, you must talk to your Spring coach PRIOR to tryouts.

Please reach out to your coaches to get tryout/practice information

Baseball – Jeff Singer

Softball - Rick Gutierrez

Track & Field – Ryan Freeman

Boys Tennis – Rochelle Burson

Girls Tennis – Isabel Holloway

Boys Volleyball – Zach Robinson

Sand Volleyball – Dani Burke

If you have any questions please email Jacee Iannarelli or Max Ragsdale.


Physical Education

LOCKS ARE REQUIRED to be used to secure all belongings during PE, Sports Training and Yoga class. It is each student's responsibility to lock and secure all valuables in PROVIDED lockers during their PE class. All students are provided a big locker to use during their class to lock and secure all valuables. It is each student's responsibility to ensure that their valuables are locked and secured.


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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Congratulations to our February "Physical Education Students of the Month"

Eunice Valdez (Coach Matthews)

Anthony Cox (Coach Bishop)

Beau Hanson (Coach Cornell)

Brooklyn Montgomery (Coach Blackburn)

Andrew Saenz (Coach Schnittger)

Jack Judge (Coach Dukes)

Magei Farley (Coach Cook)


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


FAFSA Information

Click HERE for more information about the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA HERE


Click the link below to view "Ask Benji" FAQ for Students and Families

Benji FAQ's


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Library Updates


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We have a display showing resources from Bloom365 that help students see relationship warning signs while also giving tips on how to handle negative situations. We filled the display with nonfiction books with information on negative and positive relationships and we also have fiction books that show examples of negative relationships to help teens see the red flags and warning signs.

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Our library media technician student recently made an anti-fog nose clip using the 3D printer. These clips slide onto a mask above the nose. These clips only cost a quarter and students can request to have one made if they want one.


digital citizenship


Is it safe for teens to use location apps? What is digital harassment? How can I get my kids to put down their phones? The editors at Common Sense Media have answered these questions and more on their subject page: Cellphone Parenting. Here you will find their suggestions and resources related to teens and cell phones.


Events & Fundraising


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