The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

October 22, 2021

Vision: Preparing every person for tomorrow through experiences founded on relationships, relevance, and rigor.

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Hello CV Family,


Welcome to the second quarter! We are off to the races with activities and events. As we transition into this quarter, I hope you have the opportunity to experience the exceptional performances of a variety of our groups and teams as we move from fall to winter seasons. We have exceptional coaches, sponsors, directors, and students and they seem to always hit the mark!


Please note a couple of items I’d like to highlight, some of which have a detailed description are in the newsletter with more detailed information.


  • We have a very different schedule for the week of October 25th! We have the PSAT which is a late start schedule on Tuesday, October 26th, and an early release on Wednesday, October 27th. Schedule information can be found on our website at CVHS Bell Schedules

  • REMINDER: Homecoming is the week of November 1st! Friday, 11/5 will feature our homecoming festivities at the football game and 11/6 will be our homecoming dance from 7-10 pm in the courtyard. Please plan to join us on Friday at the game!

  • Freshman Family Meetings!!! I attended my child’s FFM this week and I have to recommend all of you with freshmen take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. My wife and I joined my daughter and her counselor, Ms. Diggs, for a meeting to plan out her course selections for all four years, to set goals, to help her find her place on campus through athletics, the arts, and the variety of clubs we have to offer. The meeting helped us as parents understand her path and helped our daughter to have the vision of what her high school experience will look like through graduation. In early September an email was sent to all freshman parents with information on how to sign up for their FFM. Here is a link to the original email with more information: Freshman Family Meeting 2021


Thank you for your continued support and please let us know how we can support you and your student!

Best regards,


Mr. Tyler Dumas

Principal

Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!



Just a reminder to follow us on our CAMPO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

and on social media.

Instagram: @cvhsmrdumas

Twitter: @CVHSMrDumas

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important campus information

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Please click the appropriate link below to view important campus information.


BELL SCHEDULES

HEALTH OFFICE

SWEEP-TARDY POLICY

GPS DRESS CODE

FOOD SERVICES

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Academics

Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - E

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102

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Counseling Department

School Counselors:

A-Co - Mrs. Dewarrat

Cr-Ha - Ms. Diggs

He-Me -Mrs. McManus

Mi-Sa - Mrs. Lange

Sc-Z - Mrs. Carpenter


Academic and Wellness Coaches:

Academic Interventionist- Mrs. Duckett

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker

College and Career Advisors:

College and Career Center Coordinator - Mrs. Amy Jacobson

On-Site CGCC Rep - Mrs. Chris Sabel

Counseling Secretary:

Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121


* The CVHS Counseling Department has a new and improved website: CAMPO COUNSELING

* Follow the CVHS Counseling Department on Instagram: @cvhs_counseling_dept

* Take a look at our Senior Checklist for important information.

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students of the month

Congratulations to:

Gianna Rubino

Damori Coker

Ashton Cash

Rob Buturla

Eiza Stanford

Mitchell Hamrock

Austin Williams

Tristan Carrera

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freshmen family meetings

Attention freshmen families--the counseling team is continuing our Freshman Family Meetings. Please see the communication below that was sent out through email:


We would like to welcome our Freshmen Coyotes to the Campo Verde High School family!

School counselors work to address student’s academic, career, and social-emotional development ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. CVHS Counselors are assigned to students by an alphabet split of last names, please see your student’s assigned counselor below.


The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging (lots of questions, planning out classes, making new friends, where do I fit in?). High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Our hope is that we can help make that transition a little less stressful. We would like to meet with YOU and YOUR STUDENT for a 30 minute individual Freshman Family Meeting either in person or via webex. During this time we will discuss your student’s four-year plan, goal setting, and your counselor can answer any other questions you may have.


PLEASE SIGN UP for a meeting date and time below through Calendly with your assigned counselor. We look forward to meeting you and we are excited to work with you and your child throughout the next four years! Go Yotes!


PLEASE NOTE: These available time slots are for Freshmen Family Meetings Only.

Ms. Monique Dewarrat: A-Co-Dewarrat-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Ms. Kathy Diggs: Cr-Ha Diggs-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Mrs. Sarah McManus: He-Me- McManus-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Mrs. Lange: Mi-Sa- Lange- MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Mrs. Carpenter: Sc-Z-Carpenter-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT


Sincerely,

Your CVHS Counseling Team

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suicide prevention awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Campo Verde spent the last week of the month to bring awareness to this important issue. Since suicide is the second leading cause of death among the high school age group, it is vital to let students know about the importance of reaching out for help if they start feeling like hurting themselves and who to reach out to as a trusted adult if someone they know tells them they are thinking of taking their own life.


Students are reporting feeling more stressed than ever before and many are resorting to their technology and social media for relief rather than communicating their concerns with parents, teachers, or other trusted adults. Campo promotes the Teen Lifeline program by placing the phone number on the back of our student ID’s, so students should always have a contact in the event of an emergency. Teen Lifeline had over 35,000 calls during 2020- a 29% increase in calls over the previous year. One third of all calls were from teens feeling suicidal. That is an alarming number of students in our state who have lost hope.


Here is some advice from Teen Lifeline for parents on what they can do to help their child(ren).


What Can Parents Do?

Educating yourself is the first step to suicide prevention. Knowing how to build a healthy environment for your child is important, especially throughout the uncertainty of the pandemic and social distancing. The way we handle arguments and diffuse stressful situations within our families can help teens learn positive coping skills and prevent suicidal thoughts. By practicing these steps, you can connect with your teens and reduce family stress:


Validate feelings. Ask your teen how they are feeling and really listen to the answer. Teens have had to sacrifice important moments in their lives during the pandemic. Acknowledge their lost experiences and that their feelings are valid.


Encourage autonomy. It is developmentally appropriate and expected for teens to want independence from their parents. Give teens real choices about how they spend their time. Trying to force your teen to do something sets your relationship up for conflict and rebellion.


Support healthy friendships. Being connected to friends is crucial for teens’ psychological development. Look for opportunities for teens to connect with each other, such as in physically distanced activities or through online activities like gaming, video calls, texting, or social media.


Watch for stress cues. People react to stress in different ways. Some may get stomach aches or headaches. Others may become forgetful, short-tempered, clumsy, or emotional. Observe the ways your teen responds to stress, and when you notice the signs, help them learn healthy ways to cope with their emotions.


Do something fun. Take time to participate in activities that are meaningful, relaxing, or fun for your teen or family. Find new hobbies, practice new skills, and just have fun as a family, which is especially important when stress cues begin to appear more frequently.


For more information, please visit teenlifeline.org or call 602-248-8336 (TEEN).


Just as there are many public service announcements from celebrities to get people to break the stigma of mental health and to reach out for help if considering suicide, Campo Verde created our own PSA using students and staff to communicate that message. Over 50 students and staff jumped at the opportunity to share the important messages of not giving up, telling someone what they are feeling, reaching out to a trusted adult, getting help is a sign of strength, and, as a member of the CV Family, we are all important. A huge thank you goes to senior Rob Buturla for volunteering his time and expertise to filming, editing and creating the final product. The video was a great hit when shared around the district. The message is one that spreads beyond the gates of Campo Verde- even our foreign exchange students participated. If we can save just one student from taking their life, it will be worth it. Here is the link to that public service announcement:
Campo Verde PSA For Suicide Prevention Week

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psat

As a reminder, Campo Verde High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT© to all currently enrolled 10th grade students on Tuesday, October 26th, as well as 11th grade students who registered and paid to participate. Students not participating in the exam, will have a late start schedule.

Test Takers:

  • ALL 10th grade students will report to Campo Verde on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:30 am.

  • Any 11th grade students who previously registered and paid to participate will also take the exam on this date and times.

  • Bus routes will run as regularly scheduled to transport test-takers that morning.

  • Students should report to testing rooms at the start of the school day at 7:30am.

  • Testing room assignments will be posted Wednesday, October 20th outside of the library.

  • All cohort students in the class of 2024 are registered for the exam and expected to test.

  • Test takers should come prepared with their ID, calculator, pencil and be fully rested.

Non- Test Takers:

  • All 9th, non-testing 11th and 12th graders will report to school for a late start according to the PSAT Late Start Bell Schedule. Buses will provide transportation for these students. Pick up times will have a 4 hour delay. (For example, if your bus normally picks up at 6:23am, plan on 10:23am.)

All Students:

  • Lunch will be served to all students from 11:15-11:45am.

  • First period will begin at 11:50am.

  • For families with younger siblings, GPS elementary and junior high campuses will follow their regular campus schedule on this day.

We are pleased that our students have the opportunity to take the exam in preparation of their postsecondary endeavors. The 2021 PSAT Student Guide and practice tests can be found here. Please encourage your student to take advantage of these resources.

If you have any questions please contact Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal of Academics, at 480-545-3100 ext 2102 or Laura.Contreras@gilbertschools.net.

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AP EXAMS

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evit

EVIT will present to sophomores in World History and Geography classrooms on November 8th. They will go over the programs that are offered, application process, requirements for programs, and answer all EVIT related questions.

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Coyote Time

Our November 13th Coyote Time will highlight our homecoming events and classes will complete a team challenge associated with the homecoming theme.

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Career Center

Mrs. Amy Jacobson, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Jacobson is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.

CAREER CENTER WEBSITE

Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram @cvhs_college_career_center

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment

FAFSA

FAFSA Opened October 1, 2021!

The FAFSA is the foundation of financial aid (money to help pay for college). It determines eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Student Loans, need based scholarships and is required for some private scholarships. What do you need financial aid for? Tuition, room & board, books and living expenses while in college. All college bound students should apply!

FAFSA Video

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It's here! 2021's Girls Get IT registration is now open.


The Maricopa IT Institute - East Valley (a collaborative between Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College and Scottsdale Community College) is thrilled to announce this year's Girls Get IT 2021

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!


For those of you new to this event, Girls Get IT is an annual event geared toward introducing young women (though everyone is welcome!) in high school to the variety of careers available to them in the field of IT. High school participants will spend the day in interactive sessions, engaging with inspiring speakers, and connecting with professionals, LIKE YOU, who are already well established in the field during this fun-filled, exciting day. Pre-registration is required but participation is FREE for all attendees.

This year's event will be held (in-person) on November 19th. We would like to invite you to participate in the "Mind Share & Think Tank Session" from 12:00 pm - 4:00 PM at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, 200 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201*. Lunch will be provided. Participation will be limited to the first 50 Women Professionals (Approximately 150 high school girls will be in attendance) to complete the required registration information. (*Currently the event is scheduled to be held in-person; however, CDC guidelines will be followed and, if necessary, the event will shift to a virtual experience.)


There has never been a better time to showcase the vast array of ways young women can pursue a path in IT. Girls Get IT promises to do exactly that! And we need YOUR help to impress upon our participants that they truly can do ANYTHING they set their minds to doing. Don't miss out on this unique and innovative experience shaping the future for women in IT: REGISTER TODAY! For more information regarding this event, click here!

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Activities and Clubs

Dr. Sean Jonaitis, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen: F- N

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities

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homecoming 2021

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Creative Writing and Journalism

The Creative Writing and Journalism Club teamed up with Acdec and the Book Club to gather K-6th grade books for the House of Refuge after school program! The drive was an enormous success, with 6 boxes/crates of books collected.
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japanese club

On October 13th, Japanese Club had a RAMEN Slurping Contest. In Japanese culture, it is traditional to slurp your noodles and soup loudly and proudly. Our RAMEN Slurping Champion was Emmalyn Tilley with the loudest slurp! Japanese Club meets first Tuesdays of the month in room 307 from 2:30-3:30.
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peer tutoring

Drop-in after-school tutoring is up and running! NHS tutors are available every Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the library. Hope to see you there!

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performing arts

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band

Band Council hosted a MOVIE NIGHT on 10/16/21 - Nightmare Before Christmas! that was a lot of fun and a big success! Special thanks to everyone who helped set up and make this enjoyable for students.
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The Coyote Pride pep band made a special appearance at Jeremiah's Italian Ice of Gilbert (85 E. Warner Rd # 104) on Saturday, 10/16/21. Patrons and spectators complimented the band on how respectful, engaged, and helpful the band members were throughout this event. Way to go Coyote Pride!
Congrats to the Coyote Pride for placing 1st Division A and earning several caption awards at the AzMBA Highland HS Competition on October 2nd!! Our next AzMBA competition will be at Casteel HS on Saturday, 10/23/21 followed by the AzMBA UoA competition in Tucson on 10/30/21. Check out the details at https://azmba.org

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orchestra

Incredible concert on Tuesday, October 2nd at CVHS! It was evident that these students have been practicing a lot and enjoyed performing the lineup of music variety. Wayt to go! The holiday concert will be on Tuesday, December 7 at 7pm in the auditorium.

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Call for Vendors! We are hosting our annual AzMBA competition at CVHS on Saturday, 11/13/21 (approximately noon to 9pm) and are seeking a variety of vendors. The competition takes place in the football stadium and vendors will be highly visible near the concessions stand. If you are interested in more info please contact Rene @ 480-600-5403 or renechacz@gmail.com

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choir

Our very own CVHS concert choir came home with a SUPERIOR (with distinction) at the High School Fall Choral Festival last Thursday and Friday, October 14-15, 2021!! Way to GO!!
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drama

CVHS Theatre presents our annual HAUNTED HOUSE.

October 28th, 29th, 30th

Starting at 5:30pm in the auditorium.

SEE FLYER BELOW

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yearbook

Yearbooks may be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $65 until Oct. 1, through the yearbook order center: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

The school code for the order center is 16196.


Yearbook orders may also be purchased through Infinite Campus or the bookstore. Please note that there is a fee of approximately $2 for all transactions through Infinite Campus – there is no fee for orders placed through the yearbook order center.


July 16 - Oct. 1 - $65

Oct. 2- Jan. 14 - $70

*Jan. 15- March 4 - $75

*after March 4 - $80


*Yearbook orders are placed at the plant after January 10. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 4, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We have sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.


*Questions? Email or call Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser (480-545-3100)

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bookstore

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Bookstore Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM


**PARKING PERMITS ARE SOLD OUT**

Students will need to visit the Bookstore to have their name added to the waitlist.


If you have purchased a parking permit and have not yet picked it up, please do so as soon as possible. The parking rules and regulations form LINKED HERE must be returned when picking up your permit.


Permits are only available for purchase in the Bookstore, they are no longer available online. Students must be a licensed driver to purchase a parking permit. Students with a learner’s permit will be placed on a waiting list and when they receive their license they can then purchase a parking permit, if available.


Students are required to display a parking permit when parking on campus. Security will be stickering and booting vehicles without permits. Parents will be required to come to campus if a student's car is booted.


ITEMS FOR PURCHASE


Cotton PE shirts are $15.00 - Adult Sizes Small thru 3XL

Dri-Fit PE shirts are $20.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru 3XL

PE shorts (long black mesh) $15.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru 3XL

Sport Tek Girls (shorter) shorts $20.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL

Dance shirts are $15.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL

Dance capris (longer pants) $25.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL.

Yoga shirts are $15.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL

Yoga shorts are $20.00 – Adult Sizes Small thru XL


Locks are available for $5.00


PE Clothes are available for purchase online through the IC Parent Portal.

Daily checks are made for online purchases, you and your student will receive an email to let you know that the order has been completed and is ready for pickup.


LOST AND FOUND


*All students should have their Student ID. Here's a tip: Take a clear picture of your ID with your cellphone as a back up in the event you lose your ID. Lost ID's can be replaced for $5.


*Take a minute now to write your name on the bottom of your Hydroflask, or other water bottle/jug for easier identification if it gets misplaced.

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toy box

Gilbert Public Schools tuition preschool registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open on November 1, 2021 at 6:00 am. Through November 15, 2021 preference will be given to current GPS Preschool families and GPS employees. You may register for a preschool program through your Eleyo account at gilbertschools.ce.eleyo.com


During this early registration period, you will pay the registration fee and a $100 security deposit. This deposit will apply towards the first scheduled tuition payment. The remaining balance of the first scheduled tuition payment will be due on July 25, 2022.


This registration is for all preschool programs: Amanecer (tuition only), Building Blocks, Kindergarten Prep, and TOYBOX.

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Athletics

Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen O - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103

IG: @campo.athletics

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Click the image below to be redirected to our Campo Verde Athletics Page to view ALL sports schedules and information.

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girls Basketball

Register My Athlete - Please get done ASAP!

Tryouts - START Monday November 1

Game and practice schedules for the year.


WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

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Physical Education

Hello CV Family,


Our PE Department is sponsoring a BLANKET DRIVE that will be serving the homeless. Please bring any and all new and used blankets and place in the large box in front of the boys PE locker room. We will be accepting blanket donations through Tuesday November 23rd.

Please join us in this important project to serve those in need.

Thanks so much for all you do to serve others in our community.

Questions, please let me know and THANKS so much!!!

-Nick Cornell

Our PE Department is excited to work with all of our students in PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS TRAINING, DANCE, YOGA, and UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION classes. We are busily preparing our facilities and equipment for a safe, healthy, and fun experience!


PE, Dance, Yoga UNIFORMS:

Uniforms can be purchased in person in our CVHS Bookstore. All students need to have the proper uniform and a combination lock. Please contact Coach Cornell or your PE teacher if you have any questions.


AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS:

We are excited to offer another year of "AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS" we will be opening the weight room after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:20-3:00pm. Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Bishop for more information.


LUNCHTIME INTRAMURALS:

We will be offering lunchtime intramurals during both lunches for any student interested in being active. Intramurals will be held in either the mini or main gymnasium and occasionally outside (when the weather cools down). Please see Coach Cornell for more information.

PE Students of the Month

Luke Petersen (Coach Bishop)

Orren Jones (Coach Cornell)

Ashton Cash (Coach Kaplin)

Mallori Butler (Coach Marino)

Amber Thompson (Coach Matthews)

Zaria Ayoola (Coach Blackburn)

Isabelle Barnett (Coach Cook)

Travis Wright (Coach Schnittger)

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Library Updates

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Library Information:

We have brought Halloween to the library! We have multiple displays set up for students who enjoy the scarier side of things. We have a display with horror books, a display of zombie books and a display of books with witches. But for our students who aren’t into the spooky side, we have a display filled with fall pictures, quotes about fresh starts, and books with positive messages. We hope the students have fun with any of the books or displays.

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Chromebook Information:

If a student is having problems with his/her Chromebook, the place to go is the library. We will put it in for repair and give the student a loaner Chromebook until the original is fixed.


Tip: If students are having trouble connecting to their home wifi, have them sign out of their Chromebook while they are on campus. Then have them sign in at home to connect to the home wifi. This should help make for a smoother transition onto a wifi network.

Digital Citizenship:

Here is a tip from CommonSense.org that will help you as a parent guide your teen when it comes to posting online and creating a digital footprint. Be a role model! Before you post a photo of your teen on social media, ask them if it's OK to share. Not only will you give them control over their own digital footprint, you'll be showing them what you expect them to do with others' photos.

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Events & Fundraising

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