The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

April 30, 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,

What an exciting time of year for our students, especially our seniors. This past week we were able to celebrate all of our Golden Scholars, Copper Coyotes, and Senior Scholarships and Awards. It has been nice to come together and celebrate all of the successes our students have achieved in all areas. In addition, today our seniors celebrated their post secondary decisions and declared what their plans are, while also getting to win prizes and more. We are wrapping up the week with our Advanced Placement Kickoff for our students to have one more attempt to study before they begin their AP exams next week.

We would like to wish all of our AP students the best of luck on their exams next week.

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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Still wondering how you’re going to keep your child engaged and learning this summer? The Gifted Education Parent Council has created a list of programs from around the state that keep kids thinking, playing, and exploring. The list can be accessed online anytime by visiting the Summer Activity Database. Please feel free to share this with anyone you wish.


Follow us on Facebook @gilbertgifted throughout the summer!

More information on the Gifted Education Parent Council (GEPC) can be found on the district website:Gilbert Schools→ Academics→ Gifted Education→ Gifted Education Parent Council

We also need reps! So please reach out to us if you want to represent your school.


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


end of semester schedule



Copper Coyotes 2021

Elyse Ackerman Orchestra

Kory Begley Corporate Academy

Ariel Bermudez Coyote Diligence

Noelle Black Theatre Arts

Ryan Booth Library

Dante Borea Computer Science

Lauryn Brandt Physical Education Department

Emma Brown Sports Medicine

Ashlyn Carpenter Ceramics

Jaide Cousins Choir

Anthony Fiandaca Social Studies Department

Taylor Groat Agriculture/ FFA

Presley Heijligers English Department

Selena Lopez-Ochoa AFJROTC

Brandon Lyon Math Department

Richard McCain Art Department

Kaitlin Rall Science Department

Kaleb Rhoten Digital Photo

Alexis Rivera Early Childhood Education

Sophia Siciliano Best Buddies

Tiffany Torres World Languages

Ethan Vallerga Band

Taylor Whitten Biomed

Emma Wolverton CV Reflections Yearbook

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Murset scholarship

In January of 2021, Jayson Murset, an 11th grade member of the Campo Verde High School family, was taken too soon as a result of a tragic car accident. Jayson was a student athlete who not only represented his family with pride and shared his athletic talents with his basketball team, but also overcame his daily challenges with Type I Diabetes. In his memory, an annual scholarship will be given to a student who has earned high grades, participated in extracurricular activities, or volunteered in the community. The recipient of the Jayson Murset Memorial Scholarship is Brandon Kuhl. Brandon is also a Type I Diabetic who despite his health challenges has proven to be hard-working, an exceptional student, and outstanding athlete. Congratulations Brandon!

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students of the month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month:

Caleb Coons

Liam Colgan

Brooklyn Demarr

Jaden Dybowski

Ashley Ferland

Mitchell Hamrock

Brynn Hughes

Ashley Kelly

Eliel Vega

Hailey Wesloski


ECAP visits

Counselors completed Junior ECAP visits on Tuesday, April 20th in all junior level English classes. The presentation included information on what students should be thinking about as they transition into their senior year; ACT/SAT testing, AZ university requirements, university and community college costs, scholarships, military, CTE/trade schools, etc. Students also had the chance to visit the GPS Thrive website and explore AzCIS. Below is the presentation.




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.




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 on either one of the links below to view the schedule.


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 kids were treated to a puppet show, Anansi the Spider on April 28.

The intermediate/advanced drama students enjoyed creating the puppets (as well as the stage), but best of all was having Toybox kids come to the drama room for the performance.

The TOYBOX kids picked up trash on Earth Day!

Shawn Abele also came in & did a technology lesson with the preschool students.

I also included a few photos of my Intro to TOYBOX students doing lessons with the TOYBOX kids.

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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 SIX 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.


digital photography

Seniors Katelyn Acuff and Lauren Jones were honored at the Gilbert Town Council meeting April 20th for their winning graphic designs which will now be featured on local trash and recycling trucks.



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Biomed Level 3 Medical Documentary of G.R.I.T. Winner Sage Villone for her Video titled

"The Long Goodbye"

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key club

Hey parents! Campo Verde Key Club is doing Final Survival Kits again! These will include water, smarties, smart popcorn, cuties, nerds, extra gum, pencils, post-its, and an encouraging message from you to help them get through finals week. Order for $15 using the google form by Monday, May 17 so we can deliver the kits by Friday, May 21. Payments can be made by cash or check (made out to Key Club) in the bookstore, in person, or via phone call. Click the link below to order now!


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Bite-size project, by erin choi

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Future farmers of america

FFA Virtual Spring Conference

Campo Verde FFA students were able to attend the 2021 Arizona FFA Virtual Spring Conference. As a part of this event, students competed in several different CDE’s (Career Development Events). These events allow students to display the skills that they have developed in areas of agriculture, food and natural resources. CDE’s foster teamwork and recognize individual achievement. Congratulations to all who participated!

Meats Evaluation

3rd Place Team

Nicole Conaway – 1st place individual

Emma Foley – 9th place individual

Food Science

3rd place team

Melia Kapuras – 10th place individual

Veterinary Science

10th place team

Kensey Burgess – 6th place individual

Nursery Landscape

6th place team

Milk Quality and Products

7th place team

Maricopa County Fair

FFA students who raise livestock had the chance to show off their projects at the 2021 Maricopa County Fair. Held at the Pinal County Fairgrounds, Campo Verde students exhibited lambs, goats, hogs, chickens and turkeys. Collectively, they sold their animals for a total of $17,980 at the Junior Livestock Auction. Congratulations to the following exhibitors for their success at Fair!


Natalie Hixson – Blue ribbon Turkey, 6th Overall Senior Novice Showman

Kailee Kapuras – Blue ribbon Turkey, Reserve Champion Intermediate Novice Showman

Lee Ricks – Red ribbon Buff Orpington chicken

Camryn Bradford – Blue ribbon Rhode Island Red chicken

Market Lamb:

Anna Foley – 3rd in class

Camden Burgess – 11th place market class

Nicole Conaway – 11th place market class

Holly Anderson – 4th in market class, 5th overall Senior Novice Showmanship

Riley Riedlinger – 3rd in market class, 12th overall Intermediate Novice Showmanship

Regan Goluba – 5th in market class, 8th overall Senior Novice showmanship

Kambry Perry – 6th in market class, 9th overall Senior Showmanship

Melia Kapuras – 10th overall Senior Novice Showmanship

Market Goat:

Megan Groat – 1st in market class, 4th overall Intermediate Showmanship

Taylor Groat – 2nd in market class, 4th overall Senior Showmanship

Alex Husltrom – 5th in market class, 9th overall Senior Showmanship

Joey Norman – 8th in market class

Josslyn Wakin – 7th in market class, 9th overall Intermediate Novice Showmanship

Market Hog:

Taylor Groat – Grand Champion Poland China Market Hog, 8th overall Senior Showmanship

Megan Groat – Grand Champion Yorkshire Market Hog, 5th overall Intermediate Showmanship

Emma Foley – 5th in market class, 3rd overall Senior Novice Showmanship


Congratulations to Emma Foley and Taylor Groat for receiving scholarships awarded by the Arizona FFA. Both Emma and Taylor were selected as the recipients of the Otto and Edna Neely Scholarship in the amount of $500. Thank you to the Otto and Edna Neely foundation for investing in the education of deserving FFA members.

Congratulations to Taylor Groat for receiving the Addison Auza Memorial Scholarship from the Maricopa County Fair. She will be receiving $3,000 each year for the next 4 years to pay for her college. Thank you to the Auza family for providing such an amazing and impactful scholarship to these hard working kids.

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National Honor Society

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New Member Induction Ceremony

Campo Verde welcomed 44 new members to the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious student recognition program in the country. The National Honor Society has been a valuable part of our community and is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Being a member of the National Honor Society shows that they are among the best students in their class, not just in terms of academics but also in terms of leadership, service, and character. It shows a commitment to community service projects and provides students the opportunity to network with like-minded peers.

The ceremony, held in the auditorium, was attended by administration, parents, new and existing NHS members. Campo Verde’s NHS officers spoke on the 4 pillars of NHS, scholarship, leadership, service and character. Ms. Eaton, voted by the membership to speak, offered insightful advice to the new members. Ms. Monreal was presented with an honorary NHS membership. The evening ended with the announcement and presentation of certificates as well as the traditional lighting ceremony with all new inductees participating.

Click on the link below to view the recorded ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 20, 2020.



HUGE shout out to these hard-working students for making the 2021 Arizona All-State Band!! We are so proud of you!!!
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CONGRATS to Alexi Pinon for receiving Performing Arts Student of the Month for April!!!! Alexi is an awesome leader, positive role model, and helps the band however she can (teachers aide, pit orchestra, winter Drumline, etc). Thank you Alexi!

We hosted the winter season grand finale at CVHS on 4/10/21 with 31 schools performing that day! The students, parents, and staff put on a wonderful display of arts and it was inspiring to see the community come together! What an incredible finish to our winter season! We are so proud of CVIPE, CVWG, and our feeder SVJH guard for their hard work this season!

The Band Program hosted an event called “Jazz a la Mode” on 4/23/21 and everyone had a blast! Boosters did an amazing job setting up and transforming the cafeteria into a socially distanced jazz club. There was VIP couch seating, desserts, sparkling cider, candlelights, and uplighting on the band. A few ASU jazz students played a combo set and

Adam Roberts was our guest soloist for the evening.

Can’t wait to do it next year! Thank you to all of the amazing boosters who helped out. Thank you to our school and district admin and board who came out!



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


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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.


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


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


With various tests going on that students weather this time of year, we made sure to have a motivational display to help them get through testing. We hope they get something from the display, whether it be a test taking tip or a laugh, to ease any tension they may feel regarding a test.

We also have a display with novels in verse. A novel in verse is a story that is told through poems rather than the more traditional form of paragraphs. Many students are drawn to this style because they feel like they can read the book quickly. There are typically less words per page, and many people find that to be less overwhelming when starting a book. With each poem having it’s own topic and purpose while also making up an overall bigger story, students use their synthesis skills at a higher level than a traditional novel. Our display shows the covers of various novels in verse and gives a summary of each book to help students pick one to read.


digital citizenship


It’s hard to keep up with social media apps in terms of their ever changing features. How can we make sure our teens are being safe? Here is an article about some red flags regarding features that various social media apps have. And better yet, the article contains suggestions on how to handle these red flags.


Events & Fundraising


The Visual Arts Department is hosting our first Annual AP Showcase featuring art from all of our AP Digital Photography, AP Ceramics, and AP Drawing students on May 6th from 5:30-7pm in the auditorium lobby. Here are the students being featured in the show:

Hope Rivera

Cydney Figueira

Ashlyn Carpenter

Emma Lake

Sam Norton

Kaleb Rhoten

Ian Heronema

Bradley Jacobson

Jaxxen Wilson

Gavin Alyea

Camille Schneider

Macie Meir

Morgan Davis

Ryan Wilson

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Our Physical Education Department kicked off our 11th annual "Soles 4 Souls" shoe collection drive starting this week and running through Friday 5/7. Our goal is to collect 3,000 pairs of shoes for those in need around the world. Please plan to join us by going through your closets and getting together any unwanted shoes you may have (we will have large collection boxes just outside of our PE office starting Monday 4/19. Donated shoes can be new or used, any size, any type (slippers, flip flops, cleats, high heals, etc.). Please either tie the laces together or rubber band the shoes together if they don't have laces (so they don't get separated).
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Dancers interested in joining Intermediate, Advanced or SRDC (Soul Rhythm Dance Company) will need to participate in the MANDATORY clinics and tryouts listed below.

SRDC applicants will need to scan the QR code for your 2 teacher recommendation surveys. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!

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Be sure to stop by the Lost and Found section in the Bookstore to look for and/or claim any of your lost items from this year. Items not claimed by May 28th will be donated to a local charity.
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