The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.24

June 8, 2020


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

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Campo Family,

We hope that everyone is staying well and safe. With so much unknown we would like to continue our newsletters throughout the summer to keep our families and community in the loop with information and communication. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us. Please see the most recent communication below from Dr. McCord.

On a positive note, please help me in welcoming Mrs. Laura Contreras back to our Campo Family as our new Assistant Principal over Academics. Mrs. Contreras opened Campo and served as our Counseling department chair. For the past 3 years she has served as the Assistant Principal over Academics and Registration at Red Mountain High School. We are excited for her to return and to complete our admin team.

Thank you and stay well.

Krista Cox, Ed.D.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @krista_cox47 Twitter: @CVHSMrsCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School



from our superintendent


Dear Gilbert Public Schools Parents and Families,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and opinions via our recent ‘GPS Return to School Survey’. The responses are now being shared with our Task Force planning committees to be included in the planning process.

A comprehensive plan for reopening schools will be presented to our Governing Board later this month. In the meantime, we would like to inform our community of some key measures we are already taking, and are currently reviewing. All decisions and actions are designed to promote a positive beginning to the school year, including:

  • A safe and supported return to our school campuses.
  • An online learning option (K-12) for students unable to attend school on campus.
  • Measures to promote the health and social-emotional well-being of our students, staff, and families.

Below are a number of actions we are already taking on our campuses:

  • Installation of hand sanitizer stations in every school.
  • Staff training on health and safety protocols.
  • Deep cleaning and regular disinfection of high touch surfaces.
  • Signage posted throughout campuses with health and safety reminders.
  • Limiting the number of volunteers and visitors on campus.
  • Developing and implementing communication protocols regarding COVID-19 cases, should this be needed.
  • Learning supports in place to meet the needs of all GPS students.
  • Parents responsible for determining their child’s health status before arriving at school, and for keeping their child home should they present with symptoms.
  • Nurses and Health Assistants will continue to provide support on every campus.
  • Transportation will continue to operate.

There are also a number of measures that our planning committees are actively reviewing:

  • Limiting access to shared areas on campus.
  • Option for students to wear a mask but not required.
  • Health screening protocols for students and employees.

Please be assured that we will be in frequent communication with you throughout the summer to ensure that you have all the information you need, as soon as possible, to support a positive return to our school campuses on August 5, 2020.

As we all know, COVID-19 and the guidelines in place, at a state and national level, are fluid. We will continue to be in contact with the appropriate authorities and agencies to ensure that we have the most up to date information to inform our decision making. Our goal remains to continue to educate all of our students to a high standard while promoting health, safety, and emotional well-being for our students, staff, and the wider community.

Thank you all for your continued support of Gilbert Public Schools.


Shane McCord, Ed. D.


Gilbert Public Schools

Connect, Create, Care

Please click the link below to view/access past Letters to Parents, along with other district and state communications.

Gilbert Public Schools

Important Alerts and Messages


district news


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With the recent disruption of the normal school year due to the Covid-19 situation, Gilbert Public Schools has made the decision to allow our GPS students in grades 7-11 to keep their devices over the summer break. This will allow our students to have continued access to their devices for school-related purposes. GPS 8th grade students will keep their current device and trade it in when the 2020-21 school year begins for their new device at their appropriate high school.


staying well


Please click here or on the image below to access: CV Wellness Resources


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Just a few Friendly Reminders……..

Summer checkups are a great time to check and see if your student should require needed vaccines required to attend school. Make sure to get updated documentation to being to the health office at the start of the school year.

Please be aware that students are not allowed to carry medication with them at school unless the use of any of the following medications are required: epi pens, inhalers, and diabetic emergency medications. However, these items must FIRST be checked in and accompanied by the appropriate forms from the Health Office. Please ensure that any medications your child needs during the school day is brought in by a parent/guardian or another adult over the age of 18. Please do not send your child to school with medications to either self- administer, except for the above-mentioned medications, or to deliver to the health office. All medications 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 expiration dates. Please note that 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 (dated after 7/01/2020) before the 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 after 07/30/2019. Please contact the Health Office for any questions after 07/30/20. Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable summer!


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Click this link, or the image below to register at

Gilbert Public Schools TOYBOX Preschool Program



If you ordered and paid for a yearbook, but have not been able to pick it up yet,

please do so this week.

If you would still like to purchase a yearbook, there are some available.

They are $75.

Stop by the front desk Mon-Thu from 8am to 2pm.


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copper coyote 2020

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Campo Verde HS 2020 Copper Coyote Award Winners, Gilbert Public Schools District | Gilbert, Arizona


U.S. News 2020 Best High Schools numerically ranked nearly 18,000 schools nationwide this year. The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.


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Please click below to enjoy the Class of 2020's Senior Banquet video.
CVHS Senior Banquet 2020
Congratulations on your graduation!

We want you to be aware that your Gilbert Public Schools GSuite for Education account will be suspended on Sunday, June 28th, and eventually deleted. The district recommends that you take steps on your own now if you want to access any files that you have created in your Google account.

Click HERE or on the image below for detailed instructions on how to transfer or download your information. Thank you.


Class rank 2020 seniors

Class rank is required and used by colleges and universities on transcripts submitted for entrance evaluation and is based on the grades earned in classes that meet or exceed graduation requirements. Under usual circumstances, senior class rank is determined at the end of the 8th semester. Due to COVID-19, class rank for the 2019-2020 seniors will be determined at the end of their 7th semester. Using the Fall 2019 cumulative GPA as the class rank determination will ensure that students are not negatively impacted by current circumstances.


Hello Seniors!

Student Council is excited to announce that you can purchase your senior shirt online and have it shipped directly to your house! Please use the link below to purchase your shirt!


For all seniors:

As you are preparing to move forward with your post secondary education, please complete this transcript release form for the college you will be attending in the fall. The transcript will be sent out in June once all grades are finalized and transcribed. You can email the form back to me at Congratulations and best of luck in the future!

Click on the link below





As the College Board responds to the impact of the coronavirus, our top priorities are your health and safety.

Right now, public health officials have made it clear it's not safe to gather students in one place. Many states have closed their schools for the rest of the academic year, and globally there are widespread school closures across 192 countries. As such, we won't be able to administer the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ as planned on June 6, 2020.

We'll ensure that you and all students have opportunities to take the SAT to make up for this spring's lost administrations. If it's safe from a public health standpoint, we'll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September, in addition to the previously scheduled tests.

In the unlikely event that schools don't reopen this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, much as we're delivering digital exams for three million Advanced Placement® students this spring. As we're doing with at-home AP® Exams, we would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions.

We're committed to giving you as many chances as we can to show your strengths to admissions officers. As we navigate this evolving situation, we're working closely with our partners in higher education to ensure you have what you need as you continue on your path to college.

We'll regularly update our website with new information. Thank you for your understanding. Our thoughts are with you during this unprecedented time.

College Board


2020 AP Exam Information

Please click HERE or on the image below to view the 2020 AP Exam Information Slide Presentation.

Make up exam date and times can be be found here:


If you experienced a technical difficulty while taking your AP test, please fill out the link in your e-ticket email to request the make up test. If you didn’t test on your scheduled day and never used your e-ticket, you will automatically be invited to test on the makeup day and a new e-ticket will be sent.


AP scores are released in July. You will receive an email once they are available to view in the student college board account. They are not mailed home.

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Please complete the following form to indicate your needs for mobile tools and connectivity.

Click HERE or the image below for Student Access to Remote AP Learning and Assessments form.


ACT: State Testing Information

Administered on Each High School Campus

Original Test Date: March 24 Reschedule Test Date: Canceled

Updated March 23, 2020--The U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday, March 20, 2020, that the federal requirement for testing is waived for all states. ADE is working on submitting a waiver accordingly.

ACT : National Testing Information

Various Sites around East Valley and State of Arizona

Original Test Date: April 4 Rescheduled Test Date: June 13 or July 18

As a safety precaution, ACT has rescheduled its April testing date to June 13. All students who had registered for the April 4 administration date will receive an email communication directly from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to the June 13 or July 18 national testing dates.

For more specific information regarding national ACT test administration, students and families may visit for the most up to date communications.

SAT: National Testing Information

Various Sites around East Valley and State of Arizona

Original Make Up Date: March 28 Rescheduled Make Up Date: Canceled

Original Test Date: May 2 Rescheduled Test Date: Canceled

Original Test Date: June 6 Canceled

March and May national testing dates have been canceled due to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19). Students who have already registered for the May 2 administration date or were scheduled for the March 28 make up date will receive refunds. Additional information will be shared with students directly from the College Board.

For more specific information regarding national SAT test administration, students and families may visit for the most up to date communications.

PSAT 8/9: Site Testing Information

Administered at Highland High School to Pre-AP Enrolled Freshman

Original Test Date: April 28 Canceled for Spring 2020

Due to the extended school closures, Highland High School-based test administration for its Pre-AP students has been canceled. Gilbert Public Schools continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and will update this information as necessary.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: National Testing Information

Administered on Each High School Campus

March 20, 2020, from College Board--As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here is how the College Board is supporting schools:

The solutions the College Board is providing is meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers--without creating additional burdens for any stakeholders during this time.

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will NOT take place for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Some students may want to take their AP exam(s) sooner rather than later, there will be two (2) different testing dates identified (not yet determined).

The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3, 2020.

The College Board will unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students may access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the upcoming exams.

The AP Program will invest heavily over the next weeks in the following ways:

  • For the 2019-2020 AP Exam Administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam AT HOME. These exams are currently being developed.

  • In order to accommodate students across the nation, the AP Exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class instruction by early March.

  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this school year to earn. Historically, colleges and universities have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.

  • Students will be able to take the streamlined, online AP Exams on any device they have access to--computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

  • The College Board recognizes these digital AP Exams could cause some inequities and access issues for some low-income and rural students. Working with community partners, the College Board will invest so that all students have the tools and connectivity necessary to review AP content and take the online exam. Students who need mobile tools or support with connectivity may reach out directly to the College Board.

Test security is a concern for the College Board.

  • The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating. The College Board uses a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.

  • Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. Historically, the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.

March 16, 2020, from College Board--The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May 2020. Additional information will be posted.

Click the image below to see AP information during the coronavirus.




welcome, coaches!

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Gary Wolf has been teaching in the valley for over 15 years. His students have won over 100 junior golf tournaments. Multiple students have qualified for the Callaway Junior World Championships in San Diego and US Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, NC. Gary takes pride in keeping his teaching philosophy simple and adapting to every student's needs.


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Ryan Freeman - This will be my first year as the Head Football Coach for Campo Verde High School. For the previous 9 years I have served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Varsity Program. I am a native of Columbus, Ohio and moved to Arizona 15 years ago after graduating from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. My wife Brittney and I have been married for 10 years and we have a 9 year old son Bryson, and a 6 year old daughter Brylee. I have also served as the Head Women's Track and Field Coach for the past 6 years. Also during my time at Campo Verde High School I have served as a Wrestling coach at the Freshmen and Junior Varsity levels.


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Jeff Singer comes to Campo Verde after a year as the Head Coach at Eastmark High School. Prior to his time at Eastmark, Coach Singer spent 4 years as an assistant at Poston Butte High School and 3 years as an assistant at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska. Along with his work on the baseball field, Coach Singer spent time teaching math and weights classes at his high school stops. He and his wife, Tori, reside in Mesa.


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Lady Coyote Basketball

If you are enrolled at Campo Verde and you are

interested in playing basketball, come to open gym this summer.

We start June 1 and go from 7:30am - 10:30am

Monday- Thursday for the month of June. No fees required!

Hope to see you in the gym.

Thank you

Coach Matthews





Student Council Introduction Vid


Visual Arts

*Campo Verde Digital Art Show*

Beginning May 4th, the visual arts department will be hosting a digital art show to celebrate all of our students' amazing artwork. Each day, new images will be posted on our instagram page, @Campoverdeart.

Join us in celebrating the incredible accomplishments of our students and enjoy some of the best artwork from Digital Photography, Ceramics, Drawing, and Painting.

Follow us on Instagram @Campoverdeart


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May Performing Arts Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students:

Theatre Arts: Hsinyu Chiang

Band: Leodan Parra

Choir: Rylee Robertson

Orchestra: Sami Hanus

Congratulations to our Senior Class of 2020.

Please enjoy our Senior Virtual Orchestra Video of "See You Again".


Campo Verde Orchestra - Senior Slideshow 2020



Dance auditions for SRDC and Advanced are coming up on June 9th and 10th (dates are subject to change). More information to come!!
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‪Congratulations to Biomed Junior Erin Choi for receiving $1000 grant from @GENYOUthNow and @AdCapYOUth. Her goal is to make educational infographics on nutrition for Campo’s newsletter and potentially another website for the 2020-2021 scholastic year. Can’t wait to check it out. ‬
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journalism club

If you would like to learn more about the Campo Voice, submit an article, or see past issues, please visit the Your Voice Matters website.


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Counselor (A-DA)- Mr. Baker’s Google site link

Counselor (De-Ho)- Ms. Harter’s Google site link

Counselor (Hu-Mi)- Mrs. McManus’s Google site link

Counselor (Mo-Se)- Mrs. Schroeder’s Google site link

Counselor (Sh-Z)- Mrs. Carpenter’s Google site link

Counselor- Mr. Frontczak’s Google site link

Academic Support- Mr. Wirth's Google site link

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,

2020 Scholarship Info. needed

Has your student been offered a scholarship award? (Whether they will accept it or not.)
Please click on the following link to complete the scholarship information form. This link can also be found on the Senior Information page under Counseling. Please fill out a form for each scholarship offered.

2020 Scholarship Information

Thank you,
CVHS Counseling





Hello to all of our CV Physical Education Students. We hope you are staying healthy and active during this time. Research suggests that exercise and activity are closely related to levels of happiness (the more you exercise the happier you are).


Remember to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night and the BEST (deepest best sleep) hours occur between 10pm-2am so be sure to get your rest and do your best to get to sleep at a reasonable time. Some sleep habit reminders...... shower first, clean comfortable pajamas, brush and floss, dark room, cool temperature, and put ELECTRONICS in another room!


This time out of school will present each of us with multiple opportunities to become the best person we can be. Try to focus on positive activities such as reading, getting outdoors, and exercising.


Be sure to surround yourself with positive and high achieving people that help you to be your best and make you feel good about who you are.

JOIN US (CV PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT) on Instagram (Cv_PE2020) to see videos of all of us staying active and healthy. Follow us on TWITTER as well @CampoStrength as we are posting a lot of great workouts and ways to stay active and healthy!


A Message from Coach Cornell

TIPS FOR WELLNESS...(Especially during these stressful times).......

1). MOVE "every day"! ( be sure to get outside and be active) You will feel so much better!
2). Increase your FRUIT & VEGETABLE intake (vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, essentials).
3). CREATE A DAILY ROUTINE (healthy habits, eating schedule, limit snacking, healthy eating).
a). Good sleep habits (relaxing before bed): cut off screen time 1 hour before, clean sheets,
comfortable PJ's, cool temperature in room, and most importantly relaxing thoughts.
Don't try to solve problems in your head.... if you think of something, let it move
will still be there for you to solve the next day.
b). Focus on your "CONTROLLABLES" or what you can control....let the other stuff go!
c). Limit screen time (you will be happier, have more energy, and feel better overall).
d). Don't Isolate yourself (communicate with others and reach out for help).
for all of your MANY blessings.


1. Stress affects EVERYONE!

-Some may cope more effectively and recover more quickly.

-Stress may be short term or occurrences that continue over time.

-3 Types of Stress: 1). ROUTINE STRESS (every day work, school. etc. 2). TRAUMATIC STRESS (accident, disaster, death, injury, etc) 3). SUDDEN CHANGE STRESS: Stress brought on by sudden negative change (job loss, divorce, illness)

2. Not all stress is bad!

-Can motivate people to perform at their best or "rise to the occasion" (high achieving people feel stress).

-Can be "life saving" in times of danger (brain more "wired in").

3. Long term stress can harm health

-Chronic / long term stress can damage the immune system, digestion, sleep, and reproductive issues.

-Headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, irritable behavior.

-If Long term stress occurs heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mental disorders can develop.


1. Recognize the signs of stress.

2. GET HELP! Talk to a health care provider.

3. Regular EXERCISE!

4. Relaxing activities (yoga, tai chi, gentle exercises)

5. Set PRIORITIES (what must get done and what can wait).... You don't have to do everything at once!

6. Stay connected to FRIENDS and FAMILY that can provide support and help!

-Coach Cornell


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Be sure to follow CV Strength and Conditioning on Instagram at



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Marching Band

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Campo Verde Performing Arts will collaborate to present Little Shop of Horrors in February of next year. In the musical, a most unusual plant revives the fortunes of Mr. Mushnik's small florist shop, keeping Symour and Audrey employed and very very busy. The show also features the singing Chiffons and a nightmare of a dentist. Look for auditions in late fall.


Library News


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