The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.5

September 20, 2019


Principal's Message

Dear families and community,

This week is our Homecoming week. We are excited and our student council has worked hard with preparing a fun spirit week along with several events throughout the week. See the attached flyers throughout this newsletter and our calendar. Next week is our final week of the quarter until Fall break.

Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!



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Campo Verde Academic Data for 2018-2019

The data from the 2018-2019 school year is simply exceptional. We feel extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated community and outstanding students and staff. Our AP data increased in every area measured and almost all were 5 year highs! The total number of AP exams taken increased by 201, from 503 to 704! The increase in exams taken coincided with 83.4% of Campo Verde students earning a 3 or higher, an improvement of almost 3%! Please take a moment to peruse the rest of the data in the attached flyer celebrating our school-wide academic accomplishments. Again, we want to thank our students, staff, parents, and community for their support and dedication to excellence!

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Academic Planning is Open!

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, it is time! The Academic Planner is open for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond. You can utilize the planner to map out next year and all subsequent years at Campo! Please follow along on the infographic for details. Registration isn't until January, but it is never too early to start planning.
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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


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

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,

national merit semifinalists

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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


Arizona Republic feature

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Campo Verde brothers, Caden and Connor Calloway, make news in the Arizona Republic.


Library news and information

If your student likes fantasy books, we have created a new display with fantasy books, specifically those that feature dragons. The inspiration came from the origami table set up in the library last week. Many students liked making origami dragons. As you see in the picture, the origami dragons have a spot on the display along with many book options.

We try to keep the students up to date with the latest releases in books and we try to get a few new books to our students every couple weeks. One of our newest books is In Her Skin by Kim Savage (Jolene Chastain, a con artist since early childhood, assumes the identity of a girl who went missing years before and weaves a new life of deception with a wealthy Boston family). Also, we have a short story collection just in time for Halloween. It’s called Toll & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft and any students that have Ms. Smith might want to use this book to cover their short story option for their independent reading.


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 Club News


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Club Radiate attends an event at Chase Field on September 18 recognizing Campo Verde as a No Place for Hate school.
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The Key Club raises money to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Dorian with "LemonAid" sales this past week.
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Campo Verde students volunteer at the Healing Fields in Tempe for September 11th remembrance.
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BioMed news

Biomed Fall October Blood Drive

October 2nd. 2019 8am-1pm

Click on the link to schedule an appointment



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.



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).

Ice Coyotes

The Ice Coyotes steam-rolled Centennial on Saturday, winning the game with a final score of 12-3. Goals were scored by Ian Van Rooyen, Braden Moore, Jason Smith, and Oliver Craft. Two goals were scored by Deven Wang, and both Stephen Sica and Spencer Jacobson had hat tricks (which is scoring three goals in one game). Our next game is on Saturday, September 21st at the Ice Den in Chandler. The puck drops at 7:45 against Corona. There is another game on Sunday against Pinnacle at the Ice Den in Scottsdale at 7:20 pm. Games are free so come support the Ice Coyotes as they continue to demolish all opponents. See Miss Smith in 513 for more information on how to get your Ice Coyote swag!
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Upcoming Concert

Join us for our fall concert (free) on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to showcasing all of our talented students!

  • LuLaRoe sales in the lobby before the concert

  • Try your luck in the 50/50 raffle: $5 for one ticket; $10 for 3 tickets (must be present to win)

  • Butter Braids samples available at the end-of-concert reception in the cafeteria

Orchestra Council Training

Last Saturday, Orchestra Council attended a leadership conference at Dobson High School where they learned how to become better student leaders.

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Performing Arts Students of the Month
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Booster Club

Join fellow orchestra parents/guardians at the booster meetings each month at 7:00 p.m. in the orchestra room. We assist Mrs. Payne with program planning and support the students with fundraisers and activities. Come and share your ideas!

Upcoming meeting dates: October 15, November 19, 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


Volunteer Opportunity at Mariposa Point of Gilbert

Mariposa of Gilbert is looking for volunteers of all ages to play games and spend time with cool senior citizens. See the flyer below for details on getting involved.
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Parents and Students - Please don't use the Mariposa of Gilbert parking lot to park your vehicle during school hours or as a short-cut through traffic. Many are the residents there are slow moving and in wheelchairs and safety is of the utmost concern. Thanks for understanding!



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.



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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