The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.7

October 18, 2019


Principal's Message

Campo Family,

Welcome back from Fall Break! We hope everyone had a relaxing week with family and friends. As we kick off the second quarter we would like to remind everyone of our second site council meeting next Tuesday 10/22 from 5:00- 6:00 pm in our Center For Success classroom in the front office. Please feel free to join our existing council.

Our Fall sports are continuing their seasons with great success and we are thankful to our families and community for all of the generous support we receive.

Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!



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counseling department

Mr. Baker A-Da

Mrs. Harter De-Ho

Mrs. McManus Hu-Mi

Mrs. Schroeder Mo-Se

Mrs. Carpenter Sh-Z

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PSAT Registration


CVHS will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October 19th. The PSAT test is administered once a year, there are no alternate or make up dates offered by the school.

For more information about the PSAT, please visit:

The test is designed for sophomore and junior students. All grades levels are welcome to test, though. Junior students who test and get a qualifying score may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.

For more information about this scholarship, please visit:

Testing Information
Location: CVHS Building 5
Time: 8 am - noon
Sign up: August 12th - October 4th online on the Total Registration website
Cost: $23


Registration for May 2020 AP exams has begun. The deadline to register and pay for AP exams is November 1, 2019 due to College Boards new early fall deadline. Students were given instructions in their AP classes on how to complete the registration process. There are 2 steps that students must complete to successfully register and pay for an exam. Both steps need to be completed by November 1, 2019 to avoid the $40 late fee as mandated by College Board. Please refer to the attachment to see the 2 steps.

College Visits and Fairs

Greater Phoenix National College Fair -- Colleges across the nation

Phoenix Convention Center

Sunday, October 20th, 11 am

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,


EVIT representatives will be visiting Campo Verde High School on October 31, 2019 for classroom presentations during all World Studies Classes.

FAFSA 2019 is OPEN!

The FAFSA application started on October 1st for next year. To apply for this aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. FAFSA events are being held across GPS and more information and resources are available via the link below.

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National Hispanic Recognition Program Students

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Congratulations to Students: Emily Allen, Gabriella Ruiz and Monique Guevara

National Merit Commended Students

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Congratulations to Students: Jane Housley, Eric Yan, Preethi Bandlamuri, Gabriella Ruiz, Preston Richins, Alyssa Caldwell and Eddie Llona.



The ASVAB will be given on Tuesday, October 29th. The check in time will be 7-7:30 am. Please register for the exam with Mr. Hallock in the Career Center.


Project Humanities at ASU

I'm a Coordinator at Project Humanities at Arizona State University. I'm reaching out on behalf of our director, Dr. Neal Lester, with an upcoming event that we think Campo Verde staff, students, and parents may be interested in attending. The event is free, and welcome to everyone. See below for more information. Feel free to reach out should you have any questions. Thank you!

Title: Talking to Children about the Bad, the Ugly, and the Inevitable

Date: Thursday, November 7

Time: 6-8pm

Location: ASU Poly campus

Description: Understanding societal ills such as intersecting systems of oppression (racism, ageism, ableism, sexism), illness, violence, war, and death can be difficult. It becomes even more challenging, however, when adults have to explain these tough topics to the children. How does one navigate difficult conversations with children? How can adults raise conscious, equity-driven children and youth toward a more just community and society? Join us for a conversation that explores these and other critical questions.

RSVP Link:

Shana Tobkin

Coordinator | Project Humanities

Arizona State University

Discovery Hall | 250 E. Lemon St., Ste. 112

Tempe AZ, 85287-3003

Office: (480) 727-7030 | Direct: (480) 727-4225


Exchange Student panel

The World Language students welcomed the 5 exchange students spending their academic year at Campo Verde during a panel presentation on Friday, October 4th in the CVHS auditorium. In addition to Anju Morita from Japan, Alena Turkova from the Czech Republic, Fio Tesemma from Ethiopia, Lewhat Araya from Germany and Giulia Tramontana from Italy, Jordan Bousquet - a senior at Campo - presented about her year in Jordan through an exchange program coordinated by the US State Department. All 6 students shared similarities and differences in their home and host cultures. They talked about food, school, holidays, family life, free time, transportation and other subjects of high interest to the World Language students. Students interested in participating in their own summer, semester or year-long exchange program may receive contact information from their World Language teachers. Many scholarships are available to allow students to participate even with few personal resources. Students are encouraged to work with their guidance counselors to stay on track for graduation while still taking advantage of these travel and study opportunities.

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Library news and information

Digital Citizenship:

Campo Verde students received their first of three trainings on Digital Citizenship on Thursday, October 17. Teachers used the resources from Common Sense and used separate grade level and age level appropriate materials to help students gain skills in these areas: Privacy & Security, Digital Footprint & Identity, Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech, News & Media Literacy.

If you would like some talking points to discuss digital citizenship with your kids one of the main points that all students received in a grade level appropriate way is the idea that we all have a digital reputation. This is the concept that people base ideas about us from what they see about is on social media, public information, news, etc. At each grade level we discussed considering carefully what we post about ourselves and others.

If you have a freshman, ask your son or daughter to explain the hoax video, “Pig Rescues Baby Goat”. See if he/she knew the original video was a hoax when he/she saw it the first time. And then ask if he/she thought it was okay that someone made this fake video.

If you have a sophomore you can discuss with him/her the idea of cyberbullying/hate speech. Has your son or daughter seen either of those things on their social media? How did he/she feel about it? Ask them to consider what they feel comfortable doing if they see something that upsets them.

If you have a junior, you can ask your son or daughter about the video clip and class discussion around the idea of an age requirement for using social media.

If you have a senior, take a positive spin on the idea of digital footprint. Instead of only talking about the negative consequences of posting pictures,comments, etc. that could hurt their reputation, talk about the opportunity they have in front of them. They can showcase their best self and show the world their true passion. They watched a video clip called, “The Purpose Challenge” and considered what is the “why” in their life. Discuss with them what they feel is their purpose in their life and how it will help them make decisions during their senior year.

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Library News:

Halloween and the fall season are such a fun time for all ages. However, teens can find themselves in an awkward spot of not knowing appropriate ways to celebrate. We have a display up in the library with age appropriate ways to have fun. We have some teen scavenger hunts, baking ideas, coloring pages and more. And we have lots of halloween themed books. This year we have a zombie display and a witch display with spooky, humorous or thrilling books with zombie or witch characters. Hopefully our kids will find something fun for them.

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marching band news

The Coyote Pride Marching Band is off to an amazing start with two first place finishes to kick off the competitive season! The students are putting in tons of hours but there are so many other things that we are thankful for and appreciate from our parents, volunteers, CVHS Community, and all who support the band all year long! From building props, pushing equipment, handling t-shirt orders, taking pictures of our students, hydrating during games, to just plain CHEERING us have been incredible and we thank you! This Friday night, 10/18/19 is our traditional South Valley Jr. High School Band Night performance at the game. We are excited to welcome nearly 100 Jr. High band and guard students to practice with us, share dinner, and entertain the crowd! See you there!

Up Next:

1) Williams Field Show on Saturday, 10/19/19 7:15pm performance at Williams Field High School at 2076 S. Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295

2) U of A Band Day on Saturday, 10/26/19 6:15pm performance at University of Arizona at 1 N. National Championship Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719

Show your support! Join us!

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performing arts

Performing Arts Students of the Month:

Rayhan Wilangkara: Band

Cassidy McCurdy: Choir

Kylen Jones: Orchestra

Megan Webster: Theater

Orchestra program

Fall Concert

The CVHS Orchestra ensembles—Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Strolling Strings, and Symphonic Strings—delivered beautiful performances at their first concert of the year on October 3. Thank you to all the family members and friends who came out to support these talented students.

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The orchestra program’s Gold Canyon Candle fundraiser runs from October 28 to November 8. Ask any orchestra student for more information. These candles make fantastic holiday gifts!

Booster Club

Join fellow orchestra parents/guardians at the booster meetings each month at 7:00 p.m. in the orchestra room. Upcoming meeting dates are November 19 and December 3.

Website and Social Media

Keep up to date on orchestra program news and events at Like or follow us on these social media platforms:

  • Facebook: CVHSOrchestra

  • Twitter: @cvhs_orchestras

  • Instagram: campoverdeorchestras


theater arts

Campo Verde Theatre Arts started off full speed this year, first with a successful production of the play Kodachrome by Adam Symcowitz. Megan Webster, CVHS Junior, played the primary role of a photographer who recounts her life in a small town. In addition to our seasoned performers and technicians, a large number of freshmen were involved in this well-received performance.

During fall break, several CVTA theatre techs attended the ASU Tech Tour. ASU staff gave a in-depth backstage look at this "road house" theatre from bottom to top. Students were able to operate the spots and the sound system and in the end, were treated to a small look at what it would be like to be on stage during the opening of Phantom of the Opera.

CVTA is revving up for Haunted House on October 24-26 in the CVHS auditorium. The annual event is held with the support of the Theatre Arts Boosters Doors are open from 5:30 to 8:30, tickets are $7 ;payable by cash or credit card.



Winter Sports begin on November 4th (Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling) and Spring Sports begin February 10th (Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field , Boys Volleyball, Beach Volleyball).

Girls Golf

Congratulations to the Campo Verde Girls Golf team who went undefeated in region play, finishing the year ranked #5 in Division 2. Best of luck to them as they travel to Tucson to compete in the state tournament on October 28th and 29th. The lady Coyotes are led by their two seniors Bailey Anderson and Lucy Hansen. Other team members are Jadyn Warren, Bria Duffy, Madalyn York, Maddalynn Morgan and Grace Noel.

Good Luck Ladies!

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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.

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball tryouts start the week of November 4, from 5pm-7pm. If you would like to start working on your skills, the following dates are open gym and all are welcome to come out and play.

Sat Oct 19: 11am- 1pm

Sat Nov 2: 8am- 10am

Boys Volleyball

Upcoming parent meeting for ALL parents that have boys interested in playing volleyball in the Spring. The meeting will be October 24th 6:00-7:00 PM the the cafeteria.

Ice Coyotes

Join the pack to cheer on the Ice Coyotes this weekend at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. Saturday's game starts at 8:35pm and Sunday's game starts at 6:30pm. All games are free, so come show support for your Ice Coyotes!!
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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.


ADOPT-A-FAMILY (11th annual)

Our CVHS Physical Education Department will be once again organizing our Adopt-A-Family community service project where we will be working hard to provide gifts and holiday meals for approximately 150 families in need in Gilbert. We will start announcing information to our students in mid November. Please contact Coach Cornell with any questions.


We will be starting our Blanket drive for the homeless in early October. Please plan to bring any new or gently used blankets to the PE Dept locker room area. We will have large boxes outside of the locker room. Questions please see Coach Cornell.


Club news

Student Council

We had an “out of this world” homecoming week before fall break!The festivities started off with a fun spirit week with a lot of participation from the whole student body. The real party started on Friday when the campus came together, decked in Campo Crazies neon, for the space themed pep assembly. The fun continued later after school on Friday at the club carnival on the basketball courts. Clubs from all around campus had the opportunity to have a booth to raise money for their clubs. At the same time, in the west parking lot, we had our 2nd annual Alumni Tailgate put together by Destiny Singvongsa. After these events, everyone made their way through the stadium gates for the football game. We had an opening performance from band as well as halftime performances from STUCO, SRDC, Cheer, and the presentation of Homecoming Royalty. Our varsity football team won the game against Gilbert High School. Saturday night was the Homecoming dance which sold over 1,500 tickets! It was an amazing week thanks to everyone who contributed time and effort.

HOCO 2019

Computer Science Honor Society

Campo Verde High School now has the new official national “Computer Science Honor Society” (CSHS) chapter. The national Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has rolled out to all 50 states. For the first time ever, the new CSHS enables students to bring recognition to their computer science achievements. Computer Science (CS) students choose to take a very challenging elective that deserves special recognition.

These students must participate in a computer science related community service project and must have a good grade standing in their CS class(es). Students who fulfill these requirements will be offered a national CSHS graduation cord.

The community service project that the thirteen Campo CSHS students chose was to teach computer programming to the nearby Quartz Hill Elementary School. The principal and the sixth grade teacher team graciously accepted our proposal.

Our first meeting with the sixth grade teacher team was September 19, 2019. It was agreed that our CSHS team of student instructors would teach the basics of computer science: to meet the coding challenges for the 6th graders and to succeed in the “, Hour of Code” activities.

Our first sixth grade teaching session was October 2, 2019. It was a huge success! The sixth graders were engaged and even came back during their lunch break to learn more. Our CSHS chapter has five more sessions planned in the remaining 2019-2020 school year.

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Key Club

Howling Helpers, a tutoring group that assists Ashland Ranch and Spectrum elementary kids with homework help has begun their 2019-2020 year of service! Come and join Key Club for more information to get volunteer hours and help little kiddos in all subjects!

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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. Also, NHS Peer Tutoring is available on select Saturdays (see below) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library.

Saturday School Dates:

  • September 28, 2019

  • October 19, 2019

  • November 2, 2019

  • November 16, 2019

  • December 7, 2019

Please use this link for other Academic support resources.


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.


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Students who do not arrive to their first hour class on time will be redirected to the sweep room. A parent or guardian must physically enter the building to sign in the late student, otherwise the student will be directed to sweep. Parent phone calls will not excuse the sweep.

While in sweep students will not be able to work on assignments, socialize, or use any electronic devices. Procedures will be in place for students to make up class work and tests they may have missed when they were in Sweep. If a student is swept on a test day, the teacher will allow the student to make up the test. Students who have an assignment due will deliver it to the teacher that same day. All students will be informed of how the Sweep program will be integrated into their school day.

Students who demonstrate repeated tardy behavior will be subject to the progression of interventions and disciplinary action in an effort to encourage and teach proper time management skills. Consequences for sweep will go as follows:

  • 1 st Tardy Offense: Students will be sent to sweep for the remainder of the class period and it will be documented.

  • 2 nd Tardy Offense: Students will be sent to sweep for the remainder of the class period and receive a referral.

  • 3 rd Tardy Offense: Students will be sent to sweep for the remainder of the class period and assigned Saturday School.


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!


bell schedule

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