The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

January 9, 2023

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

Hello CV Family,

I hope you have had a great start to 2023! It has been busy on campus, and it doesn’t look like the excitement will be slowing down. There is some excellent information in the newsletter, and I wanted to highlight a couple of important points. Have a great week and as always, please reach out to us if we can be of assistance!

  • Registration: Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is underway! Information is shared below. Students will start the process this week, which will be kicked off during Coyote Time. Please utilize the information in this newsletter for more information on registration and next year!

  • Next Level and Coyote Preview Night: We are pleased to share that current 8th-grade South Valley Junior High students will be coming to Campo on 2/1 for Next Level. This two-hour event will help students learn more about Campo and its courses and programs. We will follow up with our traditional Coyote Preview Night on 2/6, allowing parents and students to explore course offerings and programs on our campus. Please keep these dates in mind if you have a student transitioning to Campo for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Class of 2023: We are in the final leg of your educational journey! Our counseling team began doing senior credit checks last week and they are working with every senior to ensure they are on track. This last semester can be very challenging for seniors and I encourage parents to check in on their child and their progress. If at any time you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We are looking forward to May 25th and celebrating with ALL of our students.

Thank you for your continued support and please let us know how we can support you and your student!

Best regards,

Mr. Tyler Dumas


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on our CAMPO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

and on social media.

Instagram: @cvhsmrdumas

Twitter: @CVHSMrDumas and @CVHSYotes

Happy New Year! Welcome back from break and welcome to 2nd semester!
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No school January 16, 2023 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
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important campus information


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Please click the appropriate link below to view important campus information.











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

School Counselors:

A-C - Mrs. Dewarrat

D-F - Ms. Diggs

G-Le -Mrs. McManus

Li-Ro- Mrs. Lange

Ru-Z - Mrs. Carpenter

Academic and Wellness Coaches:

Academic Interventionist- Amy Jacobson

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker

College and Career Advisors:

College and Career Center Coordinator - Cassidy Chaney

On-Site CGCC Rep - Mrs. Chris Sabel

Counseling Secretary:

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

* The CVHS Counseling Department has a new and improved website: CAMPO COUNSELING

* Follow the CVHS Counseling Department on Instagram: @cvhs_counseling_dept

* Seniors: Take a look at our Senior Checklist for important information.



Registration Information for the 23/24 School Year

Campo Verde students will be selecting courses for the 2023/24 school year over the next few weeks. Please review the following information as our campus prepares for registration.

Current 9th-11th grade CVHS Students:

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on Wednesday, January 11th for all current in-person CVHS students. Students will watch a video regarding the registration process during Coyote Time. The video link will also be available on the CVHS Registration Website.

Please discuss the importance of the registration process with your student and ensure that your student has updated their Academic Planner to reflect the courses they are choosing for next school year. The registration window will close on Sunday, January 22nd. All updates will need to be made prior to this date. Counselors will review credits and course selections with all returning 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students through math classes starting January 23rd and finishing February 24th. Math teachers will notify students of the date that counselors will be visiting their class.

Course selections drive our staffing decisions and the development of the CV master schedule. This makes student course selection extremely important. We encourage everyone to make thoughtful decisions, as changes later may not be possible.

If students have questions regarding courses, there are numerous options for them to ask questions of peers, teachers, and counselors.

  • Meet with Counselors in the courtyard during lunch to answer questions 1/12-1/20.

  • Attend the Curious Coyote Class and Club Fair during lunch on 1/19.

  • Teachers to address individual placement recommendations on 1/18-1/19.

  • Visit the Campo Website for videos/ information regarding elective programs.

Current 8th grade students attending South Valley Junior High:

SVJH students will visit CVHS during the school day on Wednesday,February 1st.

Counselors will visit SVJH on Friday, February 3rd to meet with 8th grade students.

Save the Date- Coyote Preview Night- Monday, February 6th- 6:00 pm.

We are so grateful for your continued support and look forward to working with you to

make 2023-2024 another great year at Campo Verde!

Counseling News

Global Academy Online Classes

Students currently taking online classes need to make sure they are on pace with their assignments and submitting their attendance daily. Go to the link below for instructions on how to submit attendance correctly: Students should be working on their class daily to avoid being dropped. Students should also be aware of their course’s end-date, and ensure that they have taken the final exam and requested their final grade prior to the end of the course. Any questions or scheduling of final exams can be directed to Mrs. Jacobson at

Students wishing to enroll in an online class outside of the school day must follow this link: and fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Google Form. Global Academy has sessions starting every two weeks so be sure to select the correct start-date. Session dates can also be found at the link above. Students must go through an online orientation before the class will be approved. Questions can be directed to the student’s counselor.

AP Exam Registration

AP exam registration without a late fee has passed. However, students may still sign up for their AP exams with a $40 late fee charge by March 1, 2023. Follow the instructions below to register.

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EVIT opened the application on November 1st for current sophomore and junior students interested in attending for the 2023-2024 school year.

Students can apply by going to EVIT Enrollment. Once EVIT has all of your documents; Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, your application will be reviewed. These documents can be received by emailing Mrs. Jacobson (

If you are interested in attending EVIT, we suggest you apply as soon as possible, especially if you are hoping for a specific time (AM or PM) or want to attend the Power Campus as those programs fill up quickly; Aviation, Vet Assistant, Future Engineering, East Cosmetology, East Medical Assistant, East Nursing Assistant.

Chastain Durate ( is Campo's EVIT recruiter and can help with questions specific to EVIT.

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University Admission Reps

Attending one of our state schools in the fall? Students and parents may email our university admissions reps with any college questions:

ASU: Michelle Daut:

UofA: Madison Haggarton:

NAU: Elizabeth Friedli:

GCU: Lindsey Jenkins:

CGCC: Chris Sabel:


Students of the month

9th Ella Baril

9th Jaxon Harrington

10th Rhiannon Heaney

10th Jack Ryan

11th Lauren Russell

11th Jericho Nepucpan

12th Nate Gomez

12th Mikala Morgan

Town of Gilbert for December: Brandon Brown


Activities and Clubs

Mrs. Erica Duckett, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen: H - N

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



If you still have not had your Senior Portraits taken, you MUST schedule an appointment with Lou Coopey in order for your senior portrait to be included in the yearbook.


Call our studio at (480) 830-5667 to schedule an appointment.

Graduation Information

Graduation will be here before you know it! May 25th, 2023, to be exact. 7pm @ Coyote Stadium.

Jostens recently paid a visit to campus to facilitate orders for graduation regalia, announcements, class rings, letterman jackets, etc. See below to view one of the handouts that our rep, Cindy Serrano made available for us. The full order packets are in the lobby, by the front desk. Orders can be placed at Cap and Gown Unit includes cap, gown, tassel and medallion.

Jostens will be on campus on April 5th, 2023 to deliver all purchased items. (*Date subject to change. Read the newsletter for updates.)

Items will NOT be available for pick up in the Bookstore until after that date.

If you have any questions regarding your order, please visit for assistance. The Bookstore will not be able to assist you with any questions regarding your order.



Please submit this form to me if you want to send your transcripts out to colleges. You only need to fill the form out one time. We keep it on file for future requests.

CV Registrar, Peggy Rodgers


Picture Days

Club Photo day is February 16, 2023 9:30am @ Mini Gym

Smaller clubs go first, please, as requested by the Lou Coopey photographer. Thank you for understanding.



Winter Formal: January 21, 2023 @ Main Gym from 7-10pm

**Winter Formal tickets are only available online**

Click the link below to purchase tickets and to access GUEST PASS form:


Guest pass applications must be returned to the bookstore by Friday, January 20th. Guest applications can also be found in the bookstore. Tickets will be distributed during lunches the week before the dance by STUCO students in the courtyard.

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Prom: April 15, 2023 @ Location TBD (stay tuned) 8-11pm

Information regarding dances, tickets and the spirit weeks preceding them will be announced via social media and school announcements, and in this newsletter.





french club

French Club shares Noёl traditions with Quartz Hill VIKs!

On Thursday, December 8th, CVHS French Club members brought a little bit of France to the students in the after school VIK program at Quartz Hill Elementary School. Ilana Aleshire, Bekah Allen, Anthony Cole, Lizzy Jones, Jane LaSpaluto, Alyssa Reiman, and Hailey Short met first in the French classroom to exchange Secret Santa gifts, then took station activities over to the afternoon program. Station 1 helped students trace their hands to make boughs on a community Christmas Tree. Station 2 colored pictures of Père Noël - the French version of Santa Claus, and station 3 sampled the traditional Christmas cake - a Bûche de Noël - with sparkling apple cider in lieu of champagne. Each group of students also shared the traditions behind these activities and taught the students key vocabulary items in French. Joyeux Noël!

Class Cultural Celebrations

French 1 students capped off their study of French-speaking Canada - the province of Quebec - with a culinary celebration. Students sampled traditional holiday food like the Bûche de Noël cake and the tourtière (meat pie). Charlotte Tobler, McKenna Hale, Aria Hunt, and Laneye Clint-Robinson show off their versions of this popular Yule Log cake.

French 2 students have been contrasting the French-speaking island of Martinique with the Arizona desert. Their unit ended with a delicious class celebration featuring Coconut Chicken, fresh fruit, and the traditional Bûche de Noël cake.


Japanese club

CVHS Japanese Club met on December 6th for our holiday celebration and gift exchange. Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan but they have adapted some western traditions such as the British tradition of eating Christmas Cakes. Christmas Eve in Japan is actually a big romance day. Lots of people choose to confess their true love in the beautiful illuminations.

Pic. 1 Christmas Cake

Pic 2 Jake Holbrook opens his gift while Ty Holbrook looks on.

Pic 3 Rafael Esparza checks out his gift

Pic 4 Ray Tilley peeks at Coreas new ramen ware

Pic 5 Jamilai Ahlvers waits patiently to see what Kennedy Fischer receives

Pic 6 Alexander Young enjoys his new MANGA (Japanese comic book)

Pic 7 Charley Silbergleith is stressed by cute furry things.

Please come join us for our New Year's meeting January 10 in portable 5 at 2:30!! We would love to have you and all are welcome!!




Yearbooks may be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $70 until Jan. 9, through the yearbook order center:

The school code for the order center is 16196.

Yearbook orders may also be purchased through Infinite Campus or the bookstore. Please note that there is a fee for all transactions made through Infinite Campus and Herff Jones.

*Jan. 10- March 1 - $75

*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant after January 9. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We've sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

Seniors: Senior portraits taken at the Lou Coopey Studio are the photos included in the yearbook for seniors– ID photos for seniors, taken on campus, are NOT included in the yearbook. It is important that seniors have their portraits taken at the Lou Coopey Studio (480-830-5667) in Mesa.

Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser


**PLEASE be mindful of where you purchase your yearbook from: Herff Jones OR through your Infinite Campus parent portal. Do NOT double-order, unless you intend to purchase TWO yearbooks. No refunds will be processed through the campus Bookstore**

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key club

The Campo Verde Chapter of Key Club has been building leaders and serving our community for years. We have two students who were elected to division- and district-level positions at last year's DCON Convention. Rebekah Allen (12), the Southwest District Bulletin Editor and Matias Gonzales (12), our Division Lieutenant Governor have learned much about organizational leadership, effective communication, and project management. They had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. with Key Club International for the ICON Convention in the summer as well. They worked alongside Key Club Leaders from all over the globe! We have benefitted from their dedication and their service.

At the Chapter level, the 2022-23 Key Club President, Tori Barrera (12), and Vice President, Mina Pavi (11) have been working with their Executive Board and Committee Directors to make this year one of growth. Marketing Director, Irelyn LaChance (11) has been adept at promoting our events and impact on social media platforms and Secretary, Hailey Wesloski (11) has done an excellent job in maintaining our records and keeping members informed of their progress. Treasurer, Skyla Flindt (10) is learning about purchase orders, requisitions and maintains our records of account balances. Ryder Todd (12) has succeeded as Builder's Club Liaison at South Valley Junior High School. Ms. Polly Vogt is the Advisor for this group and they have a great group of leaders who will one day continue to serve at CVHS! In addition, Tayln Sanders (11) has been working to establish a K-Kids Club at Quartz Hill Elementary and the group holds monthly meetings to serve their campus and Gilbert community. With the relationships our student leaders are forging and the establishment of service clubs that start at the elementary grades, continue to the junior high- and high-school levels, it is our goal to encourage students to make a habit of serving others and recognizing the benefits to both self and community in the process.

In order to grow leaders and provide members with the opportunities to manage projects large and small, CVHS Key Club has created committee director positions that are based upon the major areas of service that our students undertake. We have four committees which focus upon developing on- and off-campus service events and finding volunteers from our club who can meet the many requests for volunteers we have throughout the year. The Directors of Health and Hunger are Tea Pallozzi (9) and Amaya Keller (9). They were responsible for our very successful Winner, Winner TURKEY Dinner event this quarter and will be leading the annual SOUPer Bowl next semester. Makayla DeBiase (10) and Lily Kendall (10) are our Senior Living Committee Directors. They network with senior living centers in the Gilbert area and our students volunteer many days a week to visit, host Bingo and dance parties, decorate for the holidays and hold Wheel Wash days. The Youth in Need Committee, led by Bella Genco (10) and Rachel Tipescu (10) will be starting after-school tutoring for elementary students and look forward to the "We've Got Your Backs" campaign which was created last year. Finally, our Campo Community Committee is busy connecting volunteers to those who need them and have been seen at local fairs, festivals, fun runs, carnivals and other community events. Committee chairs, Vivian (11) and Victoria (9) Lam are building positive, working relationships with community leaders as well as honing their leadership skills. This amazing group of Directors will certainly become the Executive Board in the future if they are interested.

Key Club at Campo Verde currently has nearly 90 members and these students have served a total of 3,171 hours this year. We are proud of them and appreciate the strength of their character! If you are interested in growing a meaningful service portfolio, consider becoming a member of Key Club!

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performing arts



Happy New Year! Though marching band season concluded last month with our Hawaii trip, the music programs are in full swing! CVIPE and Winter Guard practice is underway each week with a busy competitive season this Spring. Check out our website for details on upcoming performances:

The Coyote Pride Marching Band performed in the Pearl Harbor Day Parade in Hawaii on 12/7/22! The parade was shown LIVE on the History Channel and A&E! The trip was full of exciting adventures, sightseeing, guided tours, beach-time, historical landmarks, and wild chickens! :-) We are so proud of our students and appreciative for the support from parents, families, volunteers, sponsors, CARLOS!!!! and the community!

Up Next:

Sat, 1/14/23 - ALL State Jazz Round 2 Auditions

Sat, 1/21/23 - Solo/Ensemble Festival

Fri, 1/27/23 - 1/28/23 - Regional Auditions

Tues, 1/31/23 - Thurs 2/2/23 - ALL State Jazz Rehearsals and Concert

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Click the link or image above to view the NEW Bookstore Website for information on the following:

NOTE: Parking passes are sold out!



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen O - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103

IG: @campo.athletics


Sports Eligibility

Gilbert Public Schools uses an online system of maintaining and tracking physicals and eligibility. To ensure your student's athletic eligibility for the 2022-2023 seasons, please go to and upload all required information. Please mark down your login information.

Visit our school's athletic website for important information regarding all sports at:


Hello Campo Families!
Campo Student All Sports Pass for athletics will get your student into all athletic regular season home events for the 2022-2023 school year. This is for Campo Verde students only. Please see the instructions for how to purchase the pass. Cost of this pass is $50.00, great deal if your student plans to attend a lot of home games!!

Link to purchase the Campo Student All Sports Pass

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physical education

Our PE Department is excited to work with all of our students in PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS TRAINING, DANCE, YOGA, and UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION classes. The 1st Semester is going well and coming to an end very quickly.

PE, Dance, Yoga UNIFORMS:

Uniforms can be purchased in person in our CVHS Bookstore. All students need to have the proper uniform and a combination lock. Please contact Coach Cornell or your PE teacher if you have any questions.


(October / November 2022)

Cedric Fricke (Coach Cornell)

Izzy Fischbeck (Coach M. Blackburn)

Garrett Villanueva (Coach Kaplin)

Danny Ferzacca (Coach Bishop)

DJ Ciardi (Coach Marino)

Noah Henehan (Coach Schnittger)

Adrianna Gizzo (Coach Cook)

Jacky Flores (Coach C. Blackburn)

*These students have been nominated due to their outstanding CHARACTER, COMMITMENT, and COURAGE!


We are excited to offer another year of "AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS" we will be opening the weight room after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:20-3:00pm. Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Bishop for more information.


We will be offering lunchtime intramurals during both lunches for any student interested in being active. Intramurals will be held in either the mini or main gymnasium and occasionally outside. Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Kaplin for more information.

LOCKING / SECURING all valuables in PE Lockers:

All PE students are expected to lock ALL valuables in their assigned lockers at all times. It is our student’s responsibility to ensure that all valuables are secured. Thank you!


Our Blanket Drive for the homeless was a huge success. We would like to thank our CV community for donating approximately 200 blankets to those in need during this cold season. We appreciate how much our "CV Family" cares about others in need.


Our CV Physical Education Department would like to THANK all of our CV staff members, students, and community members for gift and gift card donations to serve families in need within our own GPS community. We successfully served approximately 100 families during this project. Because of your efforts, these families had a happy holiday season.

"Soles 4 Souls" SHOE DRIVE.....

We will be kicking off our annual "Soles 4 Souls" shoe drive on Monday April 17th. Please save any used or gently used shoes for our shoe drive. Thank you!!!


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Library Updates


Library News and Information:

Congratulations to our 2nd quarter top readers! We are proud of you for balancing your academics with some reading time! Keep up the good work and we will announce the next round of top readers at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Chromebook Information:

If students are having any troubles with their Chromebook or if they have forgotten their password or their 3 pictures, they can come to the library for help.

Digital Citizenship:

On Wednesday, January 4, our campus discussed the Digital Citizenship topic of “Relationships and Communication” during Coyote Time. You can extend your teen’s learning and connect with them using this discussion starter related to the topics they recently discussed at school.

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Have you read 93 books since school started this year? Freshman, Luca Beam has! His name and our other top readers for every grade are listed below. These ranks are tabulated by the amount of checkouts from our school library and the checkouts are cumulative over all 4 years. They will be getting a treat!

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Career Center

Mrs. Cassidy Chaney, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Chaney is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.


Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram: @cv_college_career

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment


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Have you filed your FAFSA yet? Colleges and vocational schools use the FAFSA to determine your financial aid package. Simply having one on file, increases your chances at scholarship opportunities, and financial aid for your post-secondary education. Help us be the first school to reach 300 FAFSA applications!
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We will be offering the ASVAB test on January 24th beginning at 7:30am and ending at 11:00am for students primarily in the junior and senior classes.

The ASVAB test is used to measure a student’s aptitude and to show a student his/her academic strengths and weaknesses. It allows students to see if their Math, Science, and Verbal skills scores are where they should be, for the careers that they are thinking about pursuing. The test also enables students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers if they have not yet chosen a career path. This is critical information for all students who are trying to make realistic decisions about their future career paths.

Taking the ASVAB test and participating in our ASVAB Career Exploration Program, does not obligate a high school student to join any branch of the military. The scores will not be disbursed to any military branch UNLESS the student or parent so chooses by signing a request of release form when meeting with a military recruiter.

I would really appreciate it if you would help me advertise this opportunity to our students by posting the Google Form on your google classrooms for your juniors and seniors. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Thank you so much!

ASVAB Google Form

HOBY winners

Congratulations to Emily Dominguez and Lethan Bradley for being selected to represent Campo Verde High School at the HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar this summer. Thank you for demonstrating excellent leadership skills and our core values!


Congratulations to our Seniors who have Declared their Universities:

Lauren Christensen: Rice University

Ethan Coen: West Point Military Academy

Carrisa Fan: Penn State University

Ellie Ploessl: St. Norbert College


Events & Fundraising


Officer Dietz!

Thanks for EVERYTHING you do for ALL of us at Campo, Officer Dietz! We appreciate your service and your friendship!
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