The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.6

October 4, 2019


Principal's Message

Dear families and community,

Wow, this quarter flew by so quickly, students are now halfway through the semester. After break stay focused and continue working hard to finish the semester strong. My hope is that each of you take this fall break to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. School will resume for students on Tuesday October 15th.

This quarter has been filled with so many positives. Our campus seems to be more inclusive than ever before, this extends from students to our staff. We have watched our student clubs, programs, and athletics go above and beyond to support one another and know it will continue.

Parents, if you have not completed the annual update for your student yet please login to Infinite Campus to complete it. Also, we will be hosting a GPS Bond & Override Meeting on the evening of Thursday October 17th from 6:00- 8:00 pm and would love you to join us.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our school.

Go, Yotes!

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

Yale University

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Phoenix Country Day School

3901 E Stanford Dr

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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.

CAMpo College Night Recap

The inaugural Campo College Night was an overwhelming success! We appreciate the support of our Campo community! We also appreciate Mr. Mike Hallock for his planning, recruitment, and hard work in making this event a success. Over 30 colleges and universities were in attendance speaking with students and parents, a FAFSA workshop was held, Josten's took orders for graduation gear, our FFA and Book Club provided food, and our Link Crew and counselors helped the event run smoothly and they were wonderful representatives. If you were unable to attend the event, many of our sister schools will be holding events of their own and you are invited to attend, please see the link below.

GPS FAFSA Events and Information

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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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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


Town of Gilbert's Student Citizen of the Month

Meghan Gray a Junior received Town of Gilbert's Student Citizen of the month for August. She is a TOYBOX Lab II student. Meghan was nominated by her teacher, Mrs. Resh, for all her hard work and dedication she put into preparing TOYBOX for the new school year. She volunteered about 10 hours a week this summer. Mrs. Resh is very grateful for all her hard work and dedication to the CVHS TOYBOX program.
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Library news and information

We sure hope our Campo students enjoy some time off from school, and we hope they use the time off to mentally re-energize. Reading is one of those ways for our brains to calm our mind and bodies. And of course there are other benefits to reading research has found over the years. Here’s a link to show your teens in order to talk with them about the benefits reading will have in their lives...and it comes with a video if you want to watch rather than read, which would be pretty ironic.

If your teen didn’t check out a book from our school library to read over break, remember the Southeast Regional Library and the Perry Library are public libraries in Gilbert. Your teen may also enjoy simply going to Barnes and Noble for a while to peruse the bookshelves there.

If you would like to preview a book your teen is interested in, but find yourself too swamped to read the entire book, we recommend this resource from CommonSense to find out about a book. Type in the book title and it will not only give you a summary of the book but will give a recommended age range for the book. It will then rate the books levels of: educational value, positive messages, positive role models & representations, violence, sex, language, consumerism, drinking/drugs/smoking with any examples that may be in the book.

Also, if you want to find out more about the movies they are watching, series they are binging or games they are playing, use the same source (CommonSenseMedia) for reviews as well.


We have a few recommendations for our students over break.

  1. Look in settings and run an update and restart the Chromebook. This is good to do once a week.

  2. If you do not plan on using your Chromebook over break, make sure to sign out and shut down your Chromebook.

  3. Set a reminder on Monday, October 14 to make sure you get your Chromebook on the charger for school the next day.


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.

The topic for this newsletter surrounds the idea of understanding our teens world within technology. How can we as parents understand what they are doing and help guide them to make good decisions? Use this video as a jumping point to understanding:

Teens and Tech: The New Landscape.

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student trainer appreciation day

Tuesday October 15th is Campo Verde Student Trainer Appreciation Day. This group is easily the most underrated group on the CV campus. Under supervision of the certified athletic trainers on campus, this amazing group of students works EVERY day after school covering all sport practices/games. Each student works anywhere from 600-800 hours a year for free. They report to the training room right after school setting up practices for our teams and proceed to stay for the entire length of the practice and stay after practice so that athletes can do their treatment/rehabilitation. Please make sure to say thank you to a student trainer next time you see them. Without them, Campo Verde athletes wouldn't receive half the care that they do on a daily basis. Our athletes are so fortunate to have them. Most other schools in the state don't have this luxury.
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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy's Year 3 Class (Advertising & Economics) has partnered with local business, "Wisdom Natural Brands" this year. Students will be treating the company as a marketing client this semester. They are currently working on branding for a new product they will be launching early next year.
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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).

Gilbert Youth Athletics Cheer

Gilbert Youth Athletics will be starting up Cheer for grades K-2nd Grade and 3rd-6th Grade. If you have an elementary student in your household and they might be interested in cheer, coached by GPS District staff and cheer teams please register now. For planning purposes, registrations will need to be completed by Friday, October 4th. This will get your kids on high school campuses and wearing their future school colors/mascots and then competing in the high school in December.
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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

Campo Verde Lady Coyote Tryouts start November 4. Please see coach Matthews in the PE office for more information.


marching band news

Traditions of Inspiration – Out of This World!

At Campo Verde High School, the Coyote Pride Marching Band is equally as important as the football team generating the soundtrack and crowd-pleasing hype for the evening festivities. The Homecoming events offered a welcoming landscape for students, alumni, fans, and visitors and proved to be a game full of excitement from beginning to WIN! As a parent of a recent marching band graduate, attending a Homecoming game as a spectator brought about a rush of varied emotions as I watched current band members, cheer leaders, and alumni come together for a meal beforehand then combine in the stands as a unified team. Being a part of the marching band has proven to be much more than a short-lived phase during high school involving only the students. It’s a family where people have a sense of belonging, feel ‘at home,’ and this transcends the confines of each school year roster of team members. Oh yes, marching band isn’t what we do, it’s what we are: students, parents, family, friends, and the community. Read more-->

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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.



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.



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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