The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.15

February 28, 2020


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,

During our community site council meeting this past Tuesday I shared about our new district THRIVE webpage. If you go to our district website and click the top THRIVE tab or follow this LINK you will find outlined resources to guide all parents in their students journey throughout high school. It is broken down by each year and then each quarter of that academic year. Our parents recommended it be shared out with our entire Campo community.

This year is flying by so quickly as we wrap up our third quarter. Enjoy your Spring Break with family and friends. We look forward to having our students return for a strong and busy filled fourth quarter on Tuesday, March 17th.

Just a couple of reminders when returning from break:

1. As it warms up please make note of our dress code and know we will continue enforcing our policies.

2. We understand that drop off in the morning can be congested please drive carefully and follow our procedures.

Thank you.

Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @krista_cox47 Twitter: @CVHSMrsCox & @CVHSYotes



health news


Please make sure to check all medications in through the Health Office. Do not

send any medications, including over the counter, with students. This also includes

field trips. All medications must be in their original containers and brought in by

an adult. Also make sure to check with the Health Office for students who carry

their own Inhalers or Epi Pens if you have not already done so. Inhalers and Epi

Pens should have the label from the pharmacy attached. This also includes field

trips. Please help to remind your child to “cover your cough” and to wash their

hands frequently throughout the day. Flu shots, it’s not too late! Many

pharmacies and clinics offer them as well as doctor offices. Good nutrition,

exercise and plenty of rest helps keep us all healthy! Please call for any questions

or concerns!


CV Bulletin Board


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Powderpuff is on March 20th at 7pm on the main field!

Tickets go on sale in the bookstore on March 1st for $5 or at the gate before the game.

Juniors in pink and seniors in black all day that Friday!!

Be there!

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Yearbooks go up in cost from $75 to $80 after March 1st.

GCU Summer Institute Series

Grand Canyon University’s Summer Institute series. Within the coming weeks, GCU will be launching our promotion of summer camps that give students the chance to explore future career tracks, college programs of study, and experience GCU’s campus life.

This June, GCU will be hosting three separate camp sessions with each one offering the following tracks:



Performing Arts & Production

Pre-Health & Sports Medicine

Psychology & Criminal Justice


Each camp session runs for 3 days & 2 nights, with overnight parking available to the students that drive. Attendees may look forward to sessions created and taught by GCU professors that will include hands-on learning experiences, real-world insight from partnering businesses, and evening socials with other students. Camp admission is only $100, which includes food, lodging, and all camp activities.

Would you be willing to promote this opportunity to your students who will be entering Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year this fall? I’d be happy to share additional details or promotional material with you if so.

Click HERE for more information.


Attention senior parents:

Final transcripts will be mailed out to colleges the first week of June. The transcript release forms are available in the front office (pink form). This form should have just one school listed on it: their college of choice.

Peggy Rodgers





biomed and sports med

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national honor society

Applications for the 2019-20 National Honors Society ARE DUE Monday, March 2nd!

All Sophomores and Juniors who have earned a cumulative 3.8 weighted GPA during their high school careers will have already received an email inviting them to apply for the National Honor Society for the 2020-2021 school year. This application must be completed by Monday, March 2, 2020 at 3:00pm. The application will ask students to document evidence of completing 20 service hours and write essays detailing their scholarship, leadership, service, community involvement, and character. Furthermore, three teacher recommendations are required. Applications can be turned into the counseling office or on Google Classroom (class code: jl6j2q7). Further details about the application and submission process were included with the invitation letter and application. A second NHS reminder email was sent out this week with Frequently Ask Questions and other instructions. Once Applications have been received, they will be scored by a panel of Campo Verde High School Faculty. Students will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted on April 3. Students who are accepted will be inducted at a formal ceremony on Tuesday, April 28th from 6-7:30 pm in the auditorium. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the CVHS NHS Advisor, Shawna Stea at


CV Ag Students Visit with SVJH

On January 31st students from the Agriscience & Engineering Program at visited with the 8th grade science classes at South Valley Junior High to teach them about the science behind agriculture. During the presentation the science students were able to learn about animal nutrition and health, check for heart and breath rate on a sheep and a goat, observe the anatomy of sheep kidneys, learn how to design a corsage, and plant a seed in rockwool for plants to grow in hydroponics. They also were able to watch a welding demonstration and learn about how changing different parameters of welding can change how a weld looks. Everyone had a great time and the science students were a blast to work with.

Campo Verde FFA Hosts 2nd Annual Barn Ball Softball Tournament

On February 15th the Campo Verde FFA hosted its 2nd Annual Barn Ball Softball Tournament fundraiser. We had 9 teams from FFA chapters from across the state, including a team from the State FFA Officer team, come out to play slow pitch softball. The tournament was a double elimination format with each team guaranteed 3 games to play in. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed all of the activities in addition to the softball games. This year's winners were the Coolidge FFA team with Highland FFA the runners up. Campo Verde FFA's own Dylan Walker was the Home Run Derby Champion.

CV Ag Students Compete at JA You're Hired

On February 25th, 13 students from the Agriscience & Engineering Program attended the Junior Achievement You're Hired event at the Phoenix Convention Center with approximately 300 other students from across the Phoenix area. Students started their day in the Networking Challenge where they had to work the room with business professionals and gather information about those individuals. The students needed to complete a Bingo card with the information on it (like this person has traveled to Spain, this person served in the military, this person enjoys hiking, etc.). Taylor Groat placed 2nd in this competition. Next they participated in a Cyber Security Challenge where they had to look at information from a client who recently had their identity stolen, and determine where the potential theft came from. Lastly they competed in the Interview Challenge where they were in groups of 10 students and asked common job interview questions. When each round was over 1 student from each group was selected to move on. Makena McCleve and Ceci Olivares both made it to the semi-final round, and Grant Keller placed 3rd overall. Competition was stiff and all of the students did very well, and gained a wealth of knowledge in the process.

FFA Celebrates National FFA Week February 22-29

February 22 - 29 marks the National FFA Week here for our FFA members. The celebration kicked off with a chapter meeting where members had to go on a scavenger hunt using Goose Chase and complete a variety of funny and informative challenges. All week members have been dressing up for FFA related spirit days including dressing up like their favorite FFA Advisor Mr. Dillard. Tuesday the 25th FFA members Taylor Groat and Alex Hulstrum presented to the GPS school board for the FFA Week Proclamation signing. Thursday is a lunch for all of the members, and the week concludes on Friday and Saturday with the State FFA Career Development Contests in Tucson.

Language fair

ASU World Language Fair

French students participated in the ASU World Language Fair on Friday, February 21st. Competitions included prepared recitations, impromptu role-playing, original skits and plays by known authors. The level 2 team of Caroline Perkins and Justin Wise earned 4th in the state (1st place in the district) in the impromptu category for their conversation about the future. They had only 5 minutes to prepare to talk about what they were going to be doing 5 years from now. Congratulations to them both (even though they killed off their French teacher in the conversation!)

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French- Mardi Gras

French students celebrate Mardi Gras!

Do you know where the 2nd and 3rd largest Mardi Gras celebrations are held every year? Or where traditions begun during the Middle Ages are still practiced? French students do! Level one students have learned about the Cajun and Creole cultures of Louisiana. New Orleans hosts the 2nd (to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) largest Mardi Gras party in the world. And they speak French there! Students completed their studies by making Mardi Gras masks, bringing in traditional food items like Gombo and Jambalaya, and then crowning a "King" or "Queen" of the celebration with a Galette des Rois (King Cake).

Level 2 French students have been studying Provence - the south eastern region of France where Nice is the site of the 3rd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the world. Students sampled aioli, pissaladiere, tapenade, and ratatouille while wearing their flower and nature inspired masks and watching the 2020 videos of the Bataille des Fleurs and Corso Carnavalesque (thanks to the time difference between Campo and France!)

Belgium was the French-speaking region of the world of study for levels 3 and 4. The city of Binche preserves traditions and costumes dating from the Middle Ages. Students sampled "gaufres" - waffles, chocolate, and other traditional flavors and then threw oranges at each other (gently!) to give good luck in the coming year!

All students are able to explain the history of the holiday, the traditions associated with it and the music, food, and costumes used by participants - all in French of course! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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This past Friday the World Language Department competed in the ASU Language Fair. All schools throughout the state of Arizona compete in this fair that happens once a year. This year Señora Sosa's Spanish 2 class placed first in the impromptu play category. Señora Luz-Elena's Spanish 3 class competed up a level and placed 3rd in the 4th year competition. A special thanks to Madame Fry for organizing the field trip and to her French students who attended.
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Congratulations to Campo Verde High School’s Robotics Team 127A made up of Caleb Coons, Toby Hunt, and Ariana Bui for qualifying to participate in the AIA VEX Robotics State Tournament on February 28-29 at Canyon View High School. We appreciate your support. More info at
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FBLA-Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy visited Able Engineering in February for a business tour and Q&A session regarding corporate life and general job skills. Students got a behind the scenes tour of their business operations and then got an inside look at "Corporate Life". Able Engineering has been a business partner for Corporate Academy for seven years now and really enjoys hosting our year one students.


The Unified Ceramics Art Show will take place in the auditorium lobby on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6-7PM.

Come by and check out the great artwork made by our Unified Ceramics class.

See flyer on CV Bulletin Board above.


Hey Coyotes!

I just wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity for you to come and judge some art! Even if you don't know anything about art, you still know what looks good, right?

This Monday, March 2nd, in Room 303, come cast your vote for the Congressional Art Competition! Campo Verde is allowed to submit only 15 pieces to the competition and we'd love to have your opinion.

The winner of this competition is given a free trip to Washington D.C. where their artwork will be hung in the U.S. Capitol building!

Feel free to come down any time on Monday and vote for your favorite 15 images. The images will be ready at 7:00am and voting lasts 'til 3pm!

I will definitely send a reminder, but please mark your calendars!

Lindsey Wallace M.Ed.

Digital Photography

Campo Verde High School


counseling department news


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Mr. Baker A-Da

Mrs. Harter De-Ho

Mrs. McManus Hu-Mi

Mrs. Schroeder Mo-Se

Mrs. Carpenter Sh-Z

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,

Scholarship award ceremony

Has your student been offered a scholarship award? (Whether they will accept it or not.)

If so, CVHS would like to honor them at the end of the year, with our Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Please click on the following link to complete the scholarship information form. Please fill out a form for each scholarship offered.

2020 Scholarship information

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 due to the date of this ceremony.

AP Exam Ordering Deadline

The final deadline to make any changes to your AP exam(s) is February 28th. This includes additions and cancellations, both with a $40 LATE fee per exam. For example, if your student marked "no" to an exam originally, but would now like to take the exam, he or she has until February 28th to sign up and pay with a $40 late fee per exam. Also, if you your student marked "yes" and paid for an exam and now no longer wants to take it, he or she has until February 28th to change their answer to "no" and get refunded $58 of the $98 per exam. Any cancellations after the 28th will result in no refund.

For those students in AP Microeconomics or AP Government this semester, since it is a semester class, there are no late fees. Students in this scenario can elect to take the exam in College Board and make their payment here: until February 28th.

ACT late start bell schedule

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college fairs

MCC's Semi-Annual Career Fair

Mesa Community College - Mesa

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (9am - 12pm AND 4pm-7pm)


Thursday, March 26, 2020 (9am - 12pm)

College Connect Workshop - Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

Tempe Public Library

3500 South Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85282

Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:30am - 12pm

Phoenix College Fair

Arizona State University - Tempe

Sunday April 19, 2020, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Host Contact: NaTasha Henry |


PE News



We will be collecting any athletic equipment (any sport new or used) to donate to children at Sunshine Acres Children's Home. There will be a large box outside of the PE Men's Locker Room that equipment can be placed in. Questions please see Coach Cornell or any Physical Education teacher.


The following students have been awarded "Physical Education Student's Of the Month" for February for their outstanding Character, Commitment, and Courage:

Parker Germaine (Coach Cornell)

Josh Tucker (Coach Bishop)

Jayden Fletcher (Coach Dukes)

Emma Schlaht (Coach Blackburn)

Emily Savard (Coach Cook)

Parker Campbell (Coach Martin)

Grayson Danielle (Coach Matthews)


Students needing to make up points in Physical Education classes (absences) can choose one of the following: 1). Lunchtime Intramurals (must sign in), 2). After School Weights (must sign in), and 3). Read and summarize any article on a health and / or nutrition topic and write a summary of the article (submit to teacher). Each of these options is worth +4 points.


We will be collecting any athletic equipment (any sport new or used) to donate to children at Sunshine Acres Children's Home. There will be a large box outside of the PE Men's Locker Room that equipment can be placed in. Questions please see Coach Cornell or any Physical Education teacher.

After School Weights:

Join us for After School weights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-2:50pm in the weight room. Please bring appropriate workout attire (no tank tops) and come prepared to work hard. Please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell with any questions.

Lunchtime Intramurals:

Join us for 4TH HOUR lunchtime intramurals on TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS (starting at 11:00am) in the main gym. Coach Cornell & Coach Bishop will be supervising the 4th hour intramurals. 5th hour lunch intramurals will be held EACH AND EVERY DAY in the mini gym during the entire 5th hour class period (Coach Matthews will be supervising the intramurals during 5th hour). Please see any PE teacher with questions.


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.


Our PE Dept will be kicking off an "Athletic Equipment Collection Drive" (new and used sports equipment (any equipment). The collected Sporting equipment will benefit SUNSHINE ACRES Children's home. Dates for Drive: 2/17-3/6


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Campo Idol is finally here! 16 students will be featured in this competition that takes place on Saturday, February 29th at 7 pm in the CVHS Auditorium. Winners will receive cash prizes and the audience will be choosing their favorite artist as well. Tickets for this event are $5 at the door. You don't want to miss this!!


February CVHS Band Happenings

Way to go Copper Jazz for their professional performance as "The Live Wires" at the NVSO Roaring 20's fundraiser gala on Sat., 2/22/20 @ Sheraton Phoenix Crescent Hotel! The students had a wonderful time supporting this fundraiser and were exposed to amazing musicians. Throughout each school year, Mr. Kozacek and Mr. Mitchell seek out unique opportunities for all band students to attend, participate in, volunteer, and be exposed to philanthropic experiences such as this gala. Our students contribute significantly to the community through hours of service to groups and organizations through formal and informal volunteering which is a critical part of their educational journey at CVHS. Giving back to the community is what we do!

If you have any jazz band students in your class be sure to congratulate them! Our top band received a Superior with Distinction and our second band received a Superior rating today at festival!

Thank you for your continued support of our musicians.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events (see our website calendar for details :

* Good luck to our band students participating in the area Jazz & Band Festivals this week!

* CVIPE Performance - Gilbert High School show on Sat., 2/29/20

* Varsity/Jr Varsity Winter Guard Performance - Mesquite High School show on Sat., 2/29/20

* CVIPE/Varsity Winter Guard Performance - WGI Phoenix Regional

* Tues., 3/3/20 Band Concert @ 7pm in the CVHS Auditorium. Please join us, invite your friends and family for this free performance!

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Please welcome the BPO Board members for next school year:

President – Barbara Smith
Vice President – Stacy Norton
Secretary – Merritt Johnson
Treasurer – Kim Dabrowski
Member at Large – Jim Hart, Tiffany Anderson & Niki Brinkerhoff

Winter Season Competitions (for details see :

Sat, 2/29/20

CVIPE @ Gilbert High School

VWG & JVWG @ Mesquite High School


Library News


Library Information:

Recently one of Campo’s Media Technician Intern students hosted a lunch time activity for students. Kylie Dumas is a senior and put together a fun activity using the knowledge she has gained from her class/internship as a Media Technician. She put together a Team Tetris Tournament using a free tetris site, student Chromebooks and school owned technology called the makey makey.

Students came into the library and were shown how the makey makey was connected to a free tetris site. Students then got to work together in designated practice areas to figure out how they would split up their responsibilities in order to be successful.

Each group had a turn to compete “on the big screen”. The team with the highest score won a trophy that was 3D printed by Kylie. The event was such a hit that we’d like to do it again.

Digital Citizenship:

Parents and teachers alike are noticing a generational difference when it comes to eye contact in conversations. Younger generations typically struggle with looking away from their device. Read this article for tips to help you child with this and 4 other skills that technology is eroding.




Saturday School NHS Peer Tutoring

Reminders: Lunch time tutoring is up and running. The schedule is posted on the school website, Master Tutoring Schedule Link, as well as throughout the school. See below for second semester dates, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library. Students will enter campus through the gate between building 5 and the administration building on the east side of campus.

Second Semester remaining Saturday School Dates:

  • March 21, 2020

  • April 4, 2020

  • April 18, 2020

  • May 2, 2020

  • May 16, 2020

Please use this link for other Academic support resources.

Please email Mr. Wirth, or contact our office at 480-545-3100 ext. 2102, if your student is planning on attending a Saturday school tutor session or if you have questions.


After School Wednesday Study Hall

Starting this year there will be a study hall available in the library for an hour after school on early release Wednesdays. This study hall is meant for students that have extra curricular activities on Wednesdays and need a place to stay until their practice/ activity begins.



dress code

As we prepare for the 2019/2020 school year we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Gilbert Public Schools Student Dress Policy, JICA. It is our goal to respect the rights of our students and families, while supporting a positive educational environment.

For your convenience here is a link to the Gilbert Public School District High School Handbook which details this policy.

Also, please see below a list of guidelines for quick reference, which you may find useful:

- Tops should have a 2 inch minimum strap-width on each shoulder.

- Shirts and tops should be long enough to cover midriff.

- Clothing must modestly cover under arm, back, cleavage, and chest area.

- Clothing must cover the undergarments and entire buttocks.

- Shorts, skirts and dresses must be modest in length.

- Shoes must be worn at all times.

- Pants and shorts must be worn to fit, no bagging or sagging.

- Prohibited items include but are not limited to: clothing identified by school administrator or law enforcement as negative or gang affiliated / clothing that references drugs or alcohol / offensive symbols or inappropriate messaging on clothing, backpacks, binders, jewelry or tattoos.



Monday - Friday 7AM - 2:30PM

except Wednesdays 7AM- 1:30PM

In the bookstore, you can pay all class fees and purchase the following items:

PE Shirt (cotton) - $15

PE Shirt (Dri-Fit) - $20

PE Shorts (Mesh) - $15

Sport Tek Girls (Shorter) Shorts - $20

Dance Shirts - $15

Dance/Yoga Capris - $25

Yoga Shirts - $15

Yoga Shorts - $20

PE Locks - $5.00

Lost and Found is in the Bookstore, please check there if you've misplaced any items!


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