The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.8

November 1, 2019


Principal's Message

Dear Campo Family,

I am excited to announce that Campo Verde High School has maintained and will continue with the letter grade of an A according to the Arizona Department of Education. Every single member of our Campo Family has contributed to this achievement! This is well deserved and every person should be proud!

Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to making Campo one of the best schools in the state. Our students, staff, and community contribute continuously to our core values of Community, Values, Honor, and Scholarship maintaining The Campo Way. We will continue forward with our mission of Every Person, Every Day!

Way to go, Yotes!

Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!



A+ Schools of Excellence™

We are excited to announce that Campo Verde High School is applying for A+ Schools of Excellence.

A+ Schools of Excellence™

is a comprehensive school assessment program that challenges school teams to work together to identify areas of excellence in teaching, learning, climate, community building, and leadership.

A+ Schools are celebrated and recognized as outstanding. Earning the highly prestigious A+ designation spotlights the positive successes happening in public schools every day.

Please share with us what you love about Campo using the link below. Your comments will help us write our application. Thank you in advance for highlighting all the amazing things that happen on our campus.


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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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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.

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,

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


Library news


Students should update their Chromebooks weekly. They should be on version 77. If your student does not know how to do an update, he/she can use these directions.

Library Information:

We have an assortment of new books out on our “New Books” display that are ready to be checked out. There are an assortment of genres covered including realistic fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction.

Digital Citizenship:

If your teen is like the average 13-18 year old, the latest research has shown that they are on a screen over 7 hours a day. And that does not include using screens at school or for homework. To read the research that shows this statistic and more, head over to You’ll also find plenty of tips for parents on hot topics surrounding teens and their screen time.



state fair

Six students from Campo Verde FFA showed their Market Steer, Market Goat and Market Hog projects at the 2019 Arizona State Fair. Taylor Groat exhibited the Champion Dark AOB (All Other Breeds) Market Barrow and was 4th overall in Livestock Judging, Emma Foley was 1st in her class with her steer and 3rd overall Feeder Steer, Makena McCleve was 1st in her Market Steer class and 3rd Overall Prospect Steer, Grant Keller was 3rd overall in Senior Steer Showmanship and Heidie Springer and Cheyanne Mann were in the top 10 in Goat Showmanship. Campo's Livestock Judging team was 3rd overall.
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stock market challenge

The JA Stock Market Challenge is a live simulation of the stock market. Approximately 400 students from high schools across the valley compete to see who can accumulate the largest net worth in their investment portfolio. Students who participate in this event get to experience what it’s like to build a portfolio, manage risk and gain a better understanding about the fundamentals of the stock market. Campo Verde FFA's Lazy 5 Inc. Team placed 4th in the competition with an ending net worth of $725,840.50 and an ROI of 45.2%!
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Community service hours

Campo Verde Key Club is the community service club on campus, but not everyone who volunteers is involved in the club. Sponsor, Kathy Diggs, created a way for all students to log their hours. It is a simple process and all students are invited to record their hours so they can be eligible for scholarships, GEF Varsity Letter and CV Honor Cords for graduation. The link to the video tutorial is here:

Community Service Tutorial V3
Students, please log your hours and make it a goal to take part in activities both on and off campus. Key Club leaders suggest finding ways to serve others that align with individual passions and interests. For example, students who have an interest in potentially pursuing a career in the military could serve veterans in our community. Others love animals and could donate their time at a local animal shelter. Still others are passionate about health and wellness for all and could enjoy taking part in serving that gets healthy food and education to people in our community who may not have access. It's not too late to start serving others! If you would like to be a part of service on campus, consider Key Club. The next meeting is on Monday, November 4.


spanish honor society

SHS felt the need to give back to our wonderful custodians here at Campo, so they created posters that reflects our appreciation for all their hard work!
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Professional salsa dancer, Sandra Lorenti, came to teach SHS a little bit about ritmo, la Clave, and how to move those hips! Stay posted for the next time we have free salsa lessons at Campo, we'd love to have you join!
To celebrate Día de los Muertos, Spanish Honors Society went to Mesa Arts Center to celebrate this colorful holiday! There were crafts, food, jewelry, and activities for all ages!
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national honor society

National Honors Society is hosting a service project to help Back the Blue -Pet Rescue and Friends For Life Animal Rescue. Both organizations are dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned animals and finding them a forever home. Both organizations are nonprofit organizations.

NHS requests your donations of pet supplies to support local furry friends! Please bring them to Mrs. Stea’s room, 527. Donations are accepted until November 8th.

Campo Verde NHS is also hosting a social on November 14th 2:30-4:30 in the cafeteria where we will be making fleece blankets for our furry friends to help keep them warm and comfortable while they are waiting to be adopted. Donations of fleece material is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or need more information contact: Mrs. Stea at

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American Sign Language (ASL)

Ms Martone's ASL 2 students played a "Find and Sign it" Goosechase last week! They've been learning the ASL signs for general items around the house/office/school. To review for their unit test, a GooseChase game was set up where they had to go around campus, find the items, and take a video of them signing. Here are some pictures of them!
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Need a stocking stuffer? Help Biomed fundraiser for end of year events the whole month of November. See attached flyer.
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Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

Hello CV Family!

It is almost time to start the 8th Annual Winner, Winner TURKEY Dinner Drive. We are committed to providing all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal to 60 Gilbert families in need; everything from the turkey and the stuffing to the potatoes and the cranberry sauce!

Key Club Health and Wellness Directors, Grace Briseno and Kathy Choi are organizing the event this year. The opportunity to sponsor a family for Thanksgiving is open to all in our extended Campo Family. If you would like to supply a family with a meal, please have a CV student follow this link while logged into their GPS account. Everything is due on Monday, November 18th! Thank you, Coyotes for making Campo a great place to be!

Winner Winner TURKEY Dinner Interest Form

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Finals Survival Kit

Is your child ready for final exams?

Want to give them some encouragement?

Send a final survival kit!

The campus community service club, Key Club, is putting together baskets and taking pre-orders through the end of November. The hope if to create some positive energy as we head into semester exams. Also, Key Club is raising funds for campus beautification and would appreciate your support.

The kits will include SMART water, Smarties candies, Nerds candies, chocolate, Extra gum, inspirational messages, some pencils, Post-Its, and a personalized message from YOU!

Please contact Cody Vasquez, Key Club Co-President, at if you have any questions.

Follow the link below to place your order.

Payments are due to the bookstore by Friday, November 29th.

Survival Kits will be delivered on Friday, December 6th.

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Theater Arts

Campo Verde Theatre Arts was busy putting their creativity together for the annual Haunted House, sponsored by Drama Club and CVTA Boosters. In addition to creating their own ghosts, ghouls and scary clowns, students construct the set, costume the production and do make up. The Haunted House was open October 24-26.

CVTA is gearing up for the State Thespian Festival on November 15-16 in downtown Phoenix. The Festival features workshops, performances and competitions for theatre arts' students. The CVTA Performance Team will be competing in the one-act division with Two Rooms by Lee Blessing. Thespians Jordan Rhode, Megan Webster, Ethan Hendrickson and Luzmaria Acevedo Portillo make up the performance team for this event.

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The Coyote Pride Marching Band season has been an eventful, fast, and fabulous series of events this fall. Our past two competitions have both earned First Place with all caption awards! Achieving such a feat has taken a lot of practice, commitment, long hours, and teamwork! We are so proud of our band students and look forward to the last two competitions of the season:

Saturday,11/9/19 3A Class Championships at CVHS

Sunday, 11/10/19 Grand Championships at Mesa Community College

Additional details may be found at

Our Coyote Pride Marching band has been invited to perform at a private engagement in Scottsdale, hosted by the London New Year's Day Parade team on Tuesday, 11/12/19. The marching band will be traveling to London on December 27, 2019 to perform in this parade on New Year's day 2020! There is much preparation behind the scenes taking place to get all equipment, passports, fees, and details taken care of before students, staff, and chaperones travel. Special thanks to the planning crew and BPO for their help!

Our annual Families Take the Field event is on Monday, 11/18/19 at 5:30pm in the courtyard and will be a lot of fun as marching band students teach their families how to march! This tradition brings families together for a meal then gives them a chance to step into band practice, learn the ropes, and perform a basic drill for the crowd. All spectators welcome! See you on the field!

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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 Girls Golf Team for finishing state in 8th Place and Bailey Anderson finishing 10th individually!
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Come and support Campo Verde Cheer THIS Saturday at Moon Valley High School in Phoenix.

Our JV Copper team performs at 9:40 am and our Varsity Green team performs at 10:55 am.

Thank you for supporting us as we prepare for the AIA State qualifiers on November 23rd.


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 Nov 4th to Nov 7th from 5pm-7pm.

All girls at Campo Verde interested in trying out must have paperwork done on "Register My athlete" before the first day of tryouts. Hope to see you there!

Boys Volleyball

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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.



Trick or Treating on campus and Mariposa Point in Gilbert. TOYBOX Lab Students took the TOYBOX Preschoolers.
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ToyBox student's enjoying Storytime with Mrs. Flaherty.
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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:

  • 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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