The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.2

August 9, 2019

Principal's Message

Campo Community,

If you are interested in serving on the site council please use the following link to nominate yourself as a potential committee member.

The site council is comprised of representatives from the Campo Verde community. The council meets with the Principal and other school staff on a monthly basis during the school year to discuss a variety of topics, share information and broaden understanding of school-related issues. Members work together to:

  • Advance the action steps of Campo Verde’s Continuous Improvement Plan.

  • Ensure effective involvement of parents and community to support the partnership between school and community stakeholders.

  • Involve parents and community in an organized and timely manner with the planning, review, and implementation of programs and policies of Campo Verde and Gilbert Public Schools.

The role of a Site Council member is to:

  • Attend the monthly Site Council meetings.

    • Meeting dates: 9/17, 10/29, 12/3, 1/28, 2/25, & 4/28

    • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    • Location: Center For Success (front office)

  • Provide information to parents and the community regarding school issues.

  • Bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the attention of school staff, administration, and other school community stakeholders.

  • Provide the Principal with feedback and insight from the parent’s perspective on school process, policies and initiatives to ensure that the needs of parents and their families are included as decisions are made in the school.

  • Recruit parents for involvement in professional development opportunities, meetings, conferences, and other related activities designed to enhance the role of parents in supporting the education of their children and advancing their own educational needs.

  • Review and recommend how the school’s budget can be best utilized to support the needs of all Campo Verde students.

We welcome any parent or community member to join our site council.

​Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!



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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Congratulations to Mrs. Bahm for being named an Arizona State Finalist for the prestigious Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching through the National Science Foundation. Mrs. Bahm is a seasoned teacher that continuously finds ways to improve her teaching. In addition to teaching our highest level math courses she also serves as our math department chair leading her team.

Mrs. Bahm is known for her rigorous instruction and creating lifelong relationships with her students. This is her 30th year in the classroom and Campo Verde is grateful to have her as a part of our Campo Family. Just in the past two years she has prepared 50 students to earn college credit through earning a 3 or higher on their AP exams. 64% of her students earn a 5 on their AP exams- the highest score. Year after year Mrs. Bahm's students average a mean score of 4.4 on their AP exams.

Mrs. Bahm is respected and loved by her students, parents, colleagues, and administrators. She serves Every Person, Every Day and is a perfect example of The Campo Way.

Thank you Mrs. Bahm for everything you give. We truly appreciate you.

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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.


Transportation Update

We would like to thank you for your patience as we refine bus transportation for our students at the beginning of the new school year. We are aware that there have been issues with buses arriving late to and from school, and a need for additional buses on some routes. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Please be assured that we are actively working to resolve these issues. We anticipate significant improvements each day as we refine the routes and processes.

Please note, regular education buses can take a maximum of 84 passengers, as long as all students are seated. Junior High and High School routes have been created based on a student ridership of 60 to 65 students per bus. At a load of 65 students, 9 seats on the bus will have 3 students. The driver ensures that all three students are seated fully on the seat. If the driver, in his/her estimation believes any one student is not seated safely, he/she will call dispatch to report an overload situation. Dispatch will then deploy an overflow bus, if available, and notify the school, including estimated time of arrival. If an overflow bus is not available, the bus driver will double back to pick up the other students. At that time, dispatch will ensure relevant people are notified of any resultant delays to other routes.

We are actively working to analyze routes where lack of buses is an issue. Our goal is to continue to maximize these routes so that the loads on each bus are more efficient and each school has an adequate number of buses, before and after school. This analysis is ongoing and solutions are being implemented daily.

With regard to Special Education routes, our staff are finalizing routing and will be reaching out directly to parents with busing information.

If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Transportation Department:

We greatly appreciate your partnership as we work together to ensure our students arrive safely and on time.

Mr. Paul Novak

Interim Director of Transportation

Gilbert Public Schools


Dual Enrollment

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

A CGCC representative will be on the CVHS campus Monday August 19th to answer student registration questions. Dual Enrollment teachers will allow students with application questions to meet with the representative during their dual enrollment class hour.

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.


Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance opportunity available for the 2019-20 school year

Is your student planning on taking a course they requested for the 2019-20 school year dual enrollment with CGCC, where they have the opportunity to earn college credit? (dual enrollment courses offered for the 2019-20 school year-link here 2019-20 CVHS dual enrollment course offerings).

If so, The deadline to apply for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year is August 30, 2019.

Don't miss the deadline and miss your chance to be awarded tuition for your dual enrollment classes! Funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and eligibility is based on financial need.

Please refer to the Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance link CGCC Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance Page and access the directions on how to apply. Please be sure to follow the directions carefully as incomplete applications cannot be processed.

For more information regarding dual enrollment please visit the website. Tuition assistance applications are to be turned in directly to CGCC.

For assistance please contact CGCC Tuition Assistance-480-732-7275 or email

With any further questions please contact the CVHS counseling department at 480-545-3100 ext. 2121.


College Visits and Fairs

Tri-University College Fair -- ASU, UA, NAU

Highland High School

Wednesday, September 4th, 6 pm

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


Academics Update

Campo Verde teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff recently celebrated with our students that earned at least one 5 on their AP test! AP 5 yards signs were delivered to 80 CV students, which is a 21% increase from 2017-2018! Earning a 5 on an AP exam demonstrates that the student is “extremely well qualified” to earn college credit and placement. Many colleges and universities grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4 or 5; however, each college decides which scores it will accept.

Advanced Placement Statistics for Campo Verde

CV increased the number of students earning a 3 or higher from an already impressive 81% to 83% for the 2018-2019 school year!

200 additional AP tests were administered at Campo Verde for a total of 703 tests taken in 2018-2019. Remarkably this is an increase of 40% over 2017-2018!

The total number of CV students to earn a 3 or higher increased by 85 students to a total of 317, an increase of 36.6%

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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.


Release Time Forms

Students that have a release time on their schedule will need to complete the Release Time Form and return it to the front desk within the first week of school. The Release Time Form is available at the front desk.


How to download the Infinite campus app to phone and some of it's features:

Infinite Campus App Tutorial


Google Classroom Video Tutorial for Parents and Students:


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


Campo Student In The News

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Student Drop-Off Traffic Flow Map

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New Bell Schedule

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Student clubs

Campo Verde Club Fair is August 22nd during both 4th and 5th period lunches.



Campo Verde High School has a strong and well-established commitment to service. Every year, students log tens of thousands of hours and make a tremendous impact upon others in the community. Key Club is THE community service club on campus. We coordinate numerous large- and small-scale service projects throughout the year. Veterans Heritage Project and Girl Up! are two endeavors that fall under the umbrella of Key Club. Research these organizations! They are all amazing and help our students tap into their specific passions for service to others. We are proud to support them.

All returning members, please attend a meeting after school on Monday, August 12 in Ms. Diggs’ room (517.) New members will we welcomed to our all-student meeting on September 9. See you there!

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Each year, CVHS Key Club along with Gilbert Public Schools recognizes students who have made a commitment to go above and beyond to serve in the community. Students who volunteer 200 or more hours of service throughout their high school career may be recognized at graduation in the program and with an Honor Cord. There are four different award levels: white (200-399 hours), green and white (400-599 hours), copper (600-799 hours) and a service with distinction multi-colored cord (800+ hours).

All students must log and accurately record their hours on the CVHS Digital Log.

Community Service Digital Link

Contact Ms. Diggs with any questions.


Copperpocalypse, Campo Verde's own Improv Comedy troupe, will be meeting on Wednesdays in room 309 at 2:45. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and join the fun!

Ethnic Student Union

Hello parents and students of Gilbert! Ethnic Student Union is resuming this year and we want you to be apart of its activities! What is the Ethnic Student Union you ask? We are a club that wants to further understand and assimilate with any and all cultures. We also want to create a safe environment for the men and women of Campo Verde High School to talk about their experiences in an ever changing society. We are excited to see you this year.

Campo Verde Performing Arts

Please join us this year for performances and events put on by the Campo Verde Performing Arts Department. Also, consider following us on social media to stay up-to-date on all things related to the department. We will continue to keep the community in the loop on how our students and ensembles are progressing.



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).


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.



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.


cvhs health office

Just a few Friendly Reminders……..

If you were told you student needs immunizations, please turn them into the Health Office ASAP. All medications must be checked into the Health Office. Students are NOT allowed to carry medication with them at school unless the use of the following medication is required: epi pens, inhalers and diabetic emergency medications. However, these items must FIRST be checked in and accompanied by the appropriate form at the Health Office.

Medications may only be brought to school by a parent/guardian or another adult over the age of 18. All medication will be in a properly labeled container from either the pharmacy for prescription medication or in the original container for over the counter medication. Make sure to check the expiration date.

Narcotic pain medication will NOT be administered at school.

If a medication needs to be administered daily or is a prescription medication, a “Request for School Administration of Medication” form must be completed by both the parent/guardian and doctor before medication may be administered at school. This includes any over the counter medication that indicates it is not to be given to anyone under the age of 18, usually medication containing aspirin (example: Excedrin). This form is available on the GPS website or from the CVHS Health Office. Please contact the Health Office for any questions. Thank you!


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!