The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

November 4, 2022

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 various groups and teams as we move from the fall to the winter seasons. We have exceptional coaches, sponsors, directors, and students that always seem to hit the mark!

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

  • School Letter Grade: This week, ADE announced school letter grades. Campo Verde High School earned an A rating! The rating takes into account a variety of measures which includes academic growth and proficiency, college and career readiness, and graduation rate, among other factors. As a school, everyone contributes to our success in some capacity when it comes to our letter grade. I personally wanted to thank all of our staff, students, and parents as we share this success!

  • Campo Verde’s Ashley McLaren is the Walter Delecki Educator of the Year! Mrs. McLaren will be recognized at the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards on November 9th. CVHS’s Corporate Academy, which was created by Mrs. McLaren, is thriving on our campus and producing future business leaders and entrepreneurs. Mrs. McLaren is a leader on our campus and well deserving of this recognition! Here is an article with more details Gilbert Gold Article

  • Noreen Roman, Campo Verde’s School Psychologist, was recognized by the Arizona Association of School Psychologists as the 2022 Psychologist of the Year! We are grateful for all Ms. Roman brings to our campus as her expertise is relied upon by all of us! Ms. Roman was recognized today at the annual AASP conference. We are so appreciative of all she does for our students and school!

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

Best regards,

Mr. Tyler Dumas


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 and @CVHSYotes

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School Psychologist

Noreen Roman is this year's recipient of the prestigious Arizona Association of School Psychologists 2022 Psychologist of The Year.

Noreen has been a School Psychologist in Mesa and Gilbert Public Schools since 1997. While working full-time as a school psychologist, Noreen has simultaneously served on the Board of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists, mentored practicum students and interns, taught Psychology at CGCC, and has served on more committees than can be counted. Noreen is an integral member of both the school community as well as the district community. Noreen has provided exemplary leadership, continuity of community support services, and outstanding loyalty and dedication.

Educator of the year

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important campus information


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








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Moment of Silence

As you know, in Gilbert Public Schools, many of our schools already observe a moment of silence as part of our school routine, along with citing The Pledge of Allegiance each day. Under a new Arizona statute, schools must provide students with the opportunity to observe one to two minutes of silence each day, and teachers and staff are not permitted to give students any direction on how to use this silent time. The statute reserves that right for parents/guardians and requires us to inform you of this right. Please take a moment to speak with your child about how best to use the daily moment of silence.


Annual Update

Reminder - Please Complete the 2022/23 Annual Update

It is extremely important that all GPS families complete the online 'Annual Update' in Infinite Campus every year. Even if your information has not changed you must still complete the 2022/23 Annual Update so we can ensure we have the most accurate information for your student in the case of an emergency. The information you provide is used by the district and your school to directly communicate with you regarding your student, or in the event of an emergency on campus. Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the 'Annual Update' today!



Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102


Counseling Department

School Counselors:

A-C - Mrs. Dewarrat

D-F - Ms. Diggs

G-Le -Mrs. McManus

Li-Ro- Mrs. Lange

Ru-Z - Mrs. Carpenter

Academic and Wellness Coaches:

Academic Interventionist- Amy Jacobson

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker

College and Career Advisors:

College and Career Center Coordinator - Cassidy Chaney

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


Mental Health Minute

September was Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Campo Verde spent a Coyote Time lesson on Wednesday, Sept. 21st bringing 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. Nationally there is a new crisis hotline by simply calling 9-8-8.

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 or call 602-248-8336 (TEEN).

Campo’s Own Suicide Prevention Awareness Public Service Announcement

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 80 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 our wellness committee for organizing the PSA with a special thanks to Drew Strong, Jared Garcia and Danny Ferzacca for volunteering their time and expertise in filming, editing and creating the final product. The video was a great hit when shared around the district. 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 Suicide Prevention Public Service Announcement 2022


Freshmen Family Meetings

Dear Freshmen Families,

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

School counselors work to address students' 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 in person. 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.

Freshmen Next Steps:

  1. Review this Freshmen Resource Presentation to help prepare for your Freshman Family Meeting.

  2. SIGN UP for a meeting date and time below through Calendly with your assigned counselor.

  3. Here is a preview of what will be discussed during your meeting 4 Year Plan Handout. Please come prepared with your thoughts, ideas, and/or questions.

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-C- Dewarrat-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Ms. Kathy Diggs: D-F- Diggs-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Mrs. Sarah McManus: G-Le- McManus-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Mrs. Lange: Li-Ro- Lange- MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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


Your CVHS Counseling Team


AP Exam Registration

AP exam registration without a late fee has passed. However, students may still sign up for their AP exams with a $40 late fee charge by March 1, 2023. Follow the instructions below to register.

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EVIT opened the application on November 1st for current sophomore and junior students interested in attending for the 2023-2024 school year.

Students can apply by going to EVIT Enrollment. Once EVIT has all of your documents; Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, your application will be reviewed. These documents can be received by emailing Mrs. Jacobson (

If you are interested in attending EVIT, we suggest you apply as soon as possible, especially if you are hoping for a specific time (AM or PM) or want to attend the Power Campus as those programs fill up quickly; Aviation, Vet Assistant, Future Engineering, East Cosmetology, East Medical Assistant, East Nursing Assistant.

Chastain Durate ( is Campo's EVIT recruiter and can help with questions specific to EVIT.


University Admission Reps

Attending one of our state schools in the fall? Students and parents may email our university admissions reps with any college questions:

ASU: Michelle Daut:

UofA: Madison Haggarton:

NAU: Elizabeth Friedli:

GCU: Lindsey Jenkins:

CGCC: Chris Sabel:

Academic accolades

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Activities and Clubs

Mrs. Erica Duckett, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen: H - N

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



Senior Panoramic Photo day is November 15, 2022 at 7:30am @ Main Gym

Seniors: Your Senior Portrait LAST CHANCE is from 9:00 to 11:00 after the Senior Panoramic photo is taken. Don't forget to have a change of formal clothes to change into for your Senior Portrait.

Graduation Information

Graduation will be here before you know it! May 25th, 2023, to be exact. 7pm @ Coyote Stadium.

Jostens recently paid a visit to campus to facilitate orders for graduation regalia, announcements, class rings, letterman jackets, etc. See below to view one of the handouts that our rep, Cindy Serrano made available for us. The full order packets are in the lobby, by the front desk. Orders can be placed at Cap and Gown Unit includes cap, gown, tassel and medallion.

Jostens will be on campus on April 5th, 2023 to deliver all purchased items. (*Date subject to change. Read the newsletter for updates.)

Items will NOT be available for pick up in the Bookstore until after that date.

If you have any questions regarding your order, please visit for assistance. The Bookstore will not be able to assist you with any questions regarding your order.


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Please submit this form to me if you want to send your transcripts out to colleges. You only need to fill the form out one time. We keep it on file for future requests.

CV Registrar, Peggy Rodgers


Picture Days

TOYBOX Photo Day is November 10, 2022 at 9:30am

Pictures will be taken on the playground.

Senior Panoramic Photo day is November 15, 2022 at 7:30am @ Main Gym

Seniors: This will be your Senior Portrait LAST CHANCE, from 9:00 to 11:00 after the Senior Panoramic photo is taken. Don't forget to have a change of formal clothes to change into for your Senior Portrait.

Music Group Photo day is November 29, 2022 at 7:30am @ Auditorium

Club Photo day is February 16, 2023 9:30am @ Mini Gym

Smaller clubs go first, please, as requested by the Lou Coopey photographer. Thank you for understanding.

**Please note that some of the dates/details are subject to change.

Additional communication will be sent, if necessary, as we get closer to each event.**


Neon Phenomenon: NEW DATE!! Friday, November 4 after the football game @ Mini Gym from 8:30-10:30pm. $5 at the door. MUST HAVE SCHOOL ID

Winter Formal: January 21, 2023 @ Main Gym from 7-10pm

Prom: April 15, 2023 @ Location TBD (stay tuned) 8-11pm

Information regarding dances, tickets and the spirit weeks preceding them will be announced via social media and school announcements, and in this newsletter.





SRDC (Dance)

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Japanese Club

On October 18th we had our October meeting. Students learned how to make an origami ninja shuriken--a throwing star and how to fold the iconically classic Japanese crane. Captions right to left. The finished products, Matt Blevins, Ray Tilley Sophia Katsurayama and Maddie Sanders concentrating. Alex Brandt, Alexander Young and Jericho Nepucpan working on their cranes. Danny Menard in action folding to unfold. Sophia Katsurayama and Maddie Sanders pause folding for a pic. Jamilai Ahlvers folds a shuriken. All completed Jericho Nepucpan, Matt Blevins, Alexander Young and Sophia Katsuraya.

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On November 1, we had our annual Cosplay Contest Japanese Club. Cosplay means costume-play and is wildly popular in Japan.

Winner for Most Creative Ray Tilley, Best Roleplay Kennedy Fischer and Best costume Danny Menard. All Cosplayers--Danny Menard, Ava Glynn, Kennedy Fischer, Ray Tilley, Izabella Schalk, and Charley Silbergleith.

Please join us for our next meeting on December 4th (Portable 5 2:30) for Christmas cake and White Elephant!!

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Thank you to Gilbert Chamber of Commerce for allowing students opportunities to shadow and pursue their passion. Senior Zaria Ayoola just completed her experience through Desert Banner Hospital.

"My shadowing experience at Gateway was amazing. On my first day, I got to see two different C-sections and the entire pre and post-op procedures. It allowed me to get a feel for what nursing is like and what I will be working towards." Zaria.

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Congratulations to the following Seniors for being accepted to the Banner Gateway Internship Program. They will be able to work with a variety of departments at Banner and the MD Anderson Cancer Center as well.

Victoria Barrera, Emma Kessler, Ellynor Conrad, Anjani Patel

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Key Club


One of the cornerstones of The Campo Way is service to others. The students of CVHS have been active volunteers in our community since we opened our doors in 2008. This year, our students have been logging their service hours on a new platform called InnerView which is an initiative of the United Nations. Students created a free account at the onset of the school year and they have done a remarkable job in recording their service hours so far!

Take a look at the Impact Summary to get an idea of what our amazing students have been doing. So many of our students will be earning national recognition for their efforts this year. Keep up the good work, Coyotes!

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Hello CV Family!

The Annual Winner, Winner TURKEY Dinner Drive has begun! We are committed to providing all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal to at least 50 Gilbert families in need; everything from the turkey and the stuffing to the potatoes and the cranberry sauce!

Key Club's Health and Wellness Directors, Tea Pallozzi and Amaya Hill are organizing the event this year. The opportunity to sponsor a family for Thanksgiving is open to all in our extended Campo Family. This could be a meaningful way for your family to help others this season. 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 to the Administration Office of CVHS on Monday, November 7th!

Thank you, Coyotes for making Campo a great place to be!

Winner, Winner TURKEY DINNER Sign Up




Yearbooks may be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $70 until Jan. 9, through the yearbook order center:

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 for all transactions made through Infinite Campus and Herff Jones.

Sept. 6- Jan. 9 - $70

*Jan. 10- March 1 - $75

*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant after January 9. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We've sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

Seniors: Senior portraits taken at the Lou Coopey Studio are the photos included in the yearbook for seniors– ID photos for seniors, taken on campus, are NOT included in the yearbook. It is important that seniors have their portraits taken at the Lou Coopey Studio (480-830-5667) in Mesa.

Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser


**PLEASE be mindful of where you purchase your yearbook from: Herff Jones OR through your Infinite Campus parent portal. Do NOT double-order, unless you intend to purchase TWO yearbooks. No refunds will be processed through the campus Bookstore**

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performing arts



Congrats to the Coyote Pride Marching Band for taking 1st place with caption awards two weekends in a row at the Casa Grande High School Competition on 10/29/22 and at the Perry High School Competition on 10/22/22. We are super excited for the AzMBA 3A Championships at CVHS on 11/12/22! We still need volunteers for this show, hosted by the CVHS Band Parent Organization. Sign up here:
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Our annual UofA Band day on 10/15/22 was a lot of fun! The Coyote Pride Marching Band took 1st place and the esteemed Nunamaker award! We are so proud of our UofA Wildcat Marching Band Alumni! We got to see them perform!
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Up Next!

Senior Night is Friday, 11/4/22 - Home Game!

AzMBA 3A Championships at Campo 11/12/22 (all day); See for details

Come out and support the marching band at the Gilbert Days Parade on 11/19/22, downtown Gilbert.




Click the image below to view the new Bookstore Website.



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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NHSSCA Spotlight

Jaclyn Schnittger


Campo Verde High School – Gilbert Unified


Three years’ experience at C.V.H.S., seven years at Poston Butte High School with strength training.


Taking a sport psychology class at Ohio State from Dr. Todd Kays truly inspired me to change career paths. His motivation to help athletes mentally to improve their physical game resonated with me to begin my coaching career. Strength training can be approached from so many aspects, and I’ve found connecting with student athletes to find what drives them to be the most rewarding and beneficial. I’ve taught everything from Algebra and Dance, to Health and Yoga, but I truly enjoyed the student’s resilience and determination through strength training classes!


I enjoy helping students find something they are passionate about that they can take on throughout their lives. It is truly inspiring being around young adults who want to make themselves better each day. Even when life is rough, they know they can come into the weight room and work out some frustration and see gains in a way they control. Their excitement for each other’s progress is contagious.


Challenges today consist of some students thinking they are not able to handle adversity. They are afraid to fail, so some will not put themselves out there to realize their potential. Working with students to challenge their inner struggles and self-doubts is daily work. Helping them work through and better understand themselves for a better future is an important goal to strive for.


My goal for each student is to maximize all aspects of their personal health. Helping them find a balance while pushing to be the best they can in the weight room, their sport, or to be a positive contributing member of society.


My goal for the program is to instill core values for each individual to carry on into their adult lives. Providing them tools to be successful outside of the classroom as leaders in the community and for themselves in their future careers.


Advice for new coaches: Start building those relationships with students by creating a two-way communication system. Share with them about your life; listen to them about theirs. Follow up with them about their interest and you will see more engagement and commitment to your program and school. Connect with them in a way that shows you truly care about them as an individual so that they can bring their unique talents to your program as a team or class.


Sports Eligibility

Gilbert Public Schools uses an online system of maintaining and tracking physicals and eligibility. To ensure your student's athletic eligibility for the 2022-2023 seasons, please go to and upload all required information. Please mark down your login information.

Visit our school's athletic website for important information regarding all sports at:


Girls Golf

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Hello Campo Families!
Campo Student All Sports Pass for athletics will get your student into all athletic regular season home events for the 2022-2023 school year. This is for Campo Verde students only. Please see the instructions for how to purchase the pass. Cost of this pass is $50.00, great deal if your student plans to attend a lot of home games!!

Link to purchase the Campo Student All Sports Pass

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physical education

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.


Edoardo Bello (Coach Cornell)

Amy DePalma (Coach M. Blackburn)

Andy McSpadden (Coach Kaplin)

Alonso Felix (Coach Bishop)

Ella Sims (Coach Marino)

Lauren Pentelute (Coach Schnittger)

Makenzie Coger (Coach Cook)

Lacey Stubblefield (Coach C. Blackburn)

*These students have been nominated due to their outstanding CHARACTER, COMMITMENT, and COURAGE!


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.


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 or Coach Kaplin for more information.

LOCKING / SECURING all valuables in PE Lockers:

All PE students are expected to lock ALL valuables in their assigned lockers at all times. It is our student’s responsibility to ensure that all valuables are secured. Thank you!


Please join our PE Department as we collect donated blankets (new or gently used) for those in need in our community. There will be 2 large boxes in the PE hallway (between the men's & Women's locker rooms) where blankets can be donated. Blankets will be collected from Monday 9/26- Friday 11/4. Please see Coach Cornell with any questions.

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Library Updates


Library News and Information:

We made sure to have fun and spooky displays for the month of October. We had a display full of mystery books, another one with books made into movies, another one with zombie books, and then a last display with general thriller/scary books. We hoped the students enjoyed the decorations and felt enticed into reading. We’ll have all new displays for November.

We are proud to announce that our school has been selected to participate in the Young Adult Favorites program. It is a national reading program organized by the nonprofit Children’s Book Council. Teens across the country will read and vote for their favorite new books during fall 2022, and their top picks – Young Adult Favorites – will comprise a free classroom & library resource for 2023. Students should see Mrs. Flaherty in the library if they are interested in participating.

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. Most problems are a simple fix and don’t involve a fee or use of insurance.

Digital Citizenship:

On November 9, students will learn and discuss a valuable topic related to Digital Citizenship during Coyote Time. The topic is based on finding balance in your life when related to screen time. Click here for tips and a family discussion activity if you’d like to continue the conversation at home.

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Career Center

Mrs. Cassidy Chaney, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Chaney is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.


Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram: @cv_college_career

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment



The Federal Application for Financial Student Aid is open. Any senior looking to attend college in the Fall of 2023 may fill out the application. Many scholarships are connected to filling out the FAFSA so it is a good idea to complete the application even if you do not qualify for any grant money. Visit to apply.


Events & Fundraising


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