The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.4

September 6, 2019


Principal's Message

Dear families and community,

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and Campo Verde will be supporting Suicide Prevention Week during the week of September 9th-13th on our campus. On Monday, September 9th all students will partake in a SOS (Signs of Suicide) “Friends for Life” 25-minute video. There is an opt out form attached.

This LINK will take you to the “SOS Portal for Parents” to engage in an interactive online platform to learn about the warning signs of suicide tips on how to talk to your teens about mental health. It includes portions of the videos as well as options for them to learn more about anxiety, depression and if you would like to complete a screener with your child. **Please make a note that we will not be administering the screener as stated in the portal for parents.

User Name: gilbertaz-imp

Password: gpssos

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me through email or on social media.

Please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit if you, a friend, or a family member needs help. #CampoCares #Stay

Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!


Campo Verde's Security Team

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John Kienitz is our Lead Security at Campo. John has been a security guard for 22 years, beginning at Gilbert High School. He has been at Campo since it opened August 2009. He is an Army veteran of 9 years, flying helicopters. He especially enjoys building model airplanes, and looking forward to retirement. He is married and has four children.

Chris Evans is a Law Enforcement Chaplain and a retired Police Officer. The last five years of his career, he was the School Resource Officer at Maricopa High School. He served his country in the United States Navy as a shipboard firefighter prior to his law enforcement career. He is married and has two sons, ages 10 and 16. Chris is active in his church youth group and enjoys playing disc golf in his spare time.

Officer Mike Dietz has been working as a police officer for the Gilbert Police Department since December of 1997. Officer Dietz has two girls ages 17 and 13 and is married to his wife Tiffany for 22 years. When he's not dealing with his daughter's drama's, he likes to play softball and online gaming. Officer Dietz been assigned to Highland High School, Greenfield Jr. High, and Campo Verde High school during his time with Gilbert PD.

Rick Gutierrez started in the district in 2004 with Community Education/VIK, and has been with Campo Verde since opening in 2009. Rick works on our campus as a security guard, and serves as Campo’s head Varsity softball coach. He enjoys traveling, attending ASU sporting events, and spending time with his wife and family, which now include his eleven-month-old twin girls. Rick is currently finishing his degree in Secondary Education at Grand Canyon University, and will be graduating in October 2020.

Lindsie Rutledge was born and raised in Gilbert, and grew up going to GPS schools. She is going on her 9th year working for the district, and 7th year at Campo…with positions ranging from Food Services, Toybox Paraprofessional, and Security. She is hoping to further her education starting in January 2020 at the local college. In her free time, she is usually helping out with her nieces and nephews at the movies, or dominating at game nights!

Janet Homan has been in the district 17 years, a security guard for 12 years and has been with Campo for almost 10 years. She has been married 45 years, and is the mother of 4 grown children, 13 grandchildren, AND 2 great-grandchildren; she is grateful they all live close by in Queen Creek & Gilbert. Among many hobbies, she enjoys decorating cakes, bicycling, & crocheting. She is currently a Cub Scout Leader for her church, and plays the organ on Sunday’s. In her past, she has bungy jumped in New Zealand, and went skydiving with her kids in Eloy, AZ.



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CV Homecoming 092819
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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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Suicide Prevention Week 9/9-9/13

  1. Monday 9/9 -District campus wide video will be shown in classes.
  2. Tues 9/10- Friday 9/13- Chains of Hope ( paper chains created by students) during both lunches. Messages of Hope written on paper linked together.
  3. Friday 9/13 -Chain will be hung in the cafeteria as a reminder that Campo Cares!!!
  4. Therapy Dog in Library- 9/12 Thursday during both lunches.
  5. SPW display in library all week/ Coloring activities related to Prevention/ Awareness.
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Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,


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.


Dual Enrollment **DEADLINE**

2019-20 CGCC Dual Enrollment registration information

CGCC Dual Enrollment has changed their application process this year and it is all online! The registration process handouts were given to students within one of the dual enrollment courses listed below within the first few days of school by their teacher. This information can also be found on the CGCC dual enrollment website CGCC Dual Enrollment website (click on “getting started” in the middle of the page to access the registration process handout).

Dual Enrollment courses offered at Campo Verde High School for the 2018-19 school year (click on link):

2019-20 CVHS Dual Enrollment course offerings

Registration and Payment Deadlines

The registration deadline is Friday September 6, 2019 for fall and year long courses.

The payment deadline is Monday September 16, 2019 for fall and year long courses.

For further information and questions regarding the application process, please contact CGCC at 480-732-7006 or go to the CGCC Dual Enrollment Website. CVHS counseling department 480-545-3100 ext. 2121.


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College Visits and Fairs

Boston University Event

Phoenix Country Day School

Tuesday, September 10th, 6:30 pm

Click here to register


Campo Verde High School

Wednesday, October 2nd, 6pm-7:30pm

FAFSA, presentation, college fair, Josten's, food trucks

Greater Phoenix National College Fair -- Colleges across the nation

Phoenix Convention Center

Sunday, October 20th, 11 am


Library news and information

The library updates multiple displays monthly in order to help our Campo students. One of the displays this month contains American historical fiction books in order to help out our juniors taking American History. There are some truly amazing stories captured in these novels. Take a closer look at Audacity by Melanie Crowder, a novel told in verse from the perspective of Clara Lemlich showing the working conditions of the early 1900s, or Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship, which shows the effect Peggy Schuyler had on the foundation of our country because of her friendship with Alexander Hamilton.

We will have Cooper, our therapy dog, in the library on Thursday, September 12 during both lunches for any students that would like to pet him and enjoy the happiness he brings them. Thank you to Kay Gaylor, his owner, that brings him to our school multiple times a month for many of our classes and lunch time students.

Our 3D printer is up and running for the school year. Campo students or community members are welcome to use it and only have to pay for the price of materials used.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship addresses 21st century skills such as: Media Balance & Well-Being, Privacy & Security, Digital Footprint & Identity, Relationships & Communication, Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech, News & Media Literacy.

The Gilbert Public School district uses Common Sense as our resource of information and Campo Verde teachers will be teaching all our students these digital skills from its resources. Common Sense is a trusted site grounded in research with its mission as, “helping kids thrive in a rapidly changing world”. This site also has a section for parents so that you can support your children, no matter what age, with these skills. We recommend that you take a look at it, but we will also use this newsletter as a way to give you resources on these topics. Here is a short video from commonsense on digital citizenship: What is Digital Citizenship?

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Campo Verde's Link Crew is hosting a new online tutoring site called Here, students will have access to a platform where they can pose a question, at any time, to Link Crew tutors. This student inspired and created process is in response to students needing tutoring outside the school day. Please view the attached video for instructions on how to join and pose a question. Students will need to utilize their GPS email in order to join the site.
Media Io Piaza Tutoring video


Academic Advisory Tutoring Schedule 2019-2020

Below is the Advisory Tutoring schedule for 2019-2020. Students can utilize this schedule for supplemental tutoring during their lunch period.


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.


BioMed news

Biomed Fall October Blood Drive

October 2nd. 2019 8am-1pm

Click on the link to schedule an appointment

Congratulations to Seniors Abby Steere, Amber Kassisieh, and Grace Kendrick for being selected as part of the 8 shadowing Banner Gateway throughout the year. This opportunity will include observations in rehabilitation services, nursing, genetics, research, laboratory services, integrative therapies, respiratory therapy and radiation oncology. Plus being able to speak to professionals in all departments.

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Campo Verde High School truly has an amazing music scene at the football games. During the first couple of games, at home and away, the Coyote Pride Marching Band performed the national anthem and its fun show featuring music of Ariana Grande, “Focus” and “Problem.” This season, the directors, Matt Kozacek and Taylor Mitchell, incorporated a new routine that took the audience by surprise, when the band members unexpectedly ran onto the football field, while holding their instruments, and rallying the crowd. The attending students, family members, and visitors alike, welcomed the marching band members with chants and cheers displaying an unforgettable sign of unity and harmony.

After the band’s field performances, the members filled the stands louder and stronger than ever, playing tunes like “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo, “Fireball” by Pitbull, and other cheerful tunes. The band’s roaring trumpets, expressive saxophones, color guards’ infectious enthusiasm, and all of its talented band members have already made this season momentous by setting the right tone. This is an amazing start to the season and cannot wait to see the Coyote Pride Marching Band back in action at the next football game. GO YOTES!

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Coyote Pride Season Kickoff



On Saturday, August 31st, Campo's AFJROTC competed in the Buckeye Union High School Sports Challenge. In a field of 12 schools, Campo's cadets took third in volleyball, tied for third in the fitness relay, and then took third place overall! Our team put their hearts out in the heat and came home with a couple of nice trophies!!
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If you missed picture day...or want a retake, you're in luck! Picture retake day is scheduled for October 1, 2019. Listen to the morning announcements for more details.


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If you plan on participating in any sports at Campo Verde, our athletic packet is online through Register My Athlete. A new physical will need to be completed for the 2019-20 school year. Fall Sports begin August 12th (Badminton, Cross Country, Golf, Swim& Dive, Girls Volleyball) with the exception of Football that began on July 29th. Freshmen Cheer tryouts clinics will be August 7th, 8th and the tryout date will be August 9th. Winter Sports begin on November 4th (Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling) and Spring Sports begin February 10th (Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field , Boys Volleyball, Beach Volleybll).


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Men's golf

Campo’s men’s golf team is off to a great start this year. Defeating Skyline, Mesa, and Chandler. Campo is being lead by Ryan Vickers who is shooting even over 2 rounds. Way to go boys!
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Congratulations to the following students for being awarded physical education student of the month for their outstanding character, commitment, and courage.

Mac Jones

Chad Roderick

Jackson Dechristina

Isiah Jamil

Abby Wasserbeck

Sara Sanguigni

CJ Hamrock


Campo's Ice Coyotes

The Ice Coyotes won all three of their games this weekend: defeating Desert Vista 7-0, Mesquite 6-3, and Notre Dame Prep 10-0. Single goals were scored by Ian Van Rooyen, Gavin Saydyk, Thane Brown, Oliver Craft, Dylan Wallis, and Braden Moore. Two goals were scored by Dex Membrila and Cameron Lowe. 4 goals were scored by Spencer Jacobson. Stephen Sica led in scoring with a total of 6 goals. Hat tricks were scored by both Stephen Sica and Deven Wang. The first regular season game will be played on Sunday, September 8th at AZ Ice in Peoria at 4:30pm against the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions. Games are free so come out and support your Ice Coyotes.
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Campo Verde 2019 Football Cheerleading Pup Clinic

The CVHS Cheerleaders are hosting a youth cheer clinic on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday, September 20th, 2018 from 5:30 pm until the end of the Varsity game halftime.

The Pup Clinic Performance will occur on Friday, September 20th, 2018 at the Campo Verde vs. Verrado Home Football Game.

The cheer clinic is open to anyone in Kindergarten through 8th grade and the cost is $40- which includes a t-shirt and two guest tickets to the game.

The CV Cheer program will also provide pizza and water before the Varsity game.

Please visit our website to register.

Space is LIMITED!


girl's basketball

Girls basketball is prepping for the 2019-2020 season. If you are interested in playing basketball next year, come play with us at open gym Wednesday nights 6:15-7:45pm and Saturday mornings 8:00-10am. All girls enrolled at Campo Verde are welcome. We hope to see you there! - Coach Matthews



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.



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.


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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.



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.


Front Office

  • The Front Office ONLY accepts school-related items for drop off. We do not accept - food, drinks, balloons, gifts, or flowers.

  • We do not call students out of class to pick up their items. They need to come to the Front Office BETWEEN CLASSES OR AT LUNCH to pick up items at the Drop Off Table.

  • If a student orders lunch out (Door Dash, etc) - We do not call the student or sign for their lunch. The student needs to be inside the office for their delivery.

  • If a parent needs to pass an item to their student, the parent and student need to arrange to meet INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE LOBBY - NOT AT ONE OF THE GATES.

  • No outside drinks allowed.



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.



Bookstore Hours:

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!


Student Drop-Off Traffic Flow Map

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New Bell Schedule

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