The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

March 10, 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

Campo families,

We hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying a much deserved spring break. This newsletter is filled with important information about fourth quarter. If you have any additional questions don't hesitate to reach out to me through email. We will see all of our students back on Tuesday, March 16th.

Thank you

Krista Cox, Ed.D.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @cvhs_dr.cox Twitter: @CVHS_DrCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School



Follow us on Twitter @CVHSYotes @CVHS_DrCox & Facebook @ Campo Verde High School



from our health office


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COVID-19 Guidelines and Reminders

Students need to stay home if they have any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New onset cough or shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches/chills or loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

  • OR Someone at home who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting for test results for COVID-19

  • OR Been within 6 feet of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more or had physical contact

COVID scenarios and when students may return to school:

1. POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since positive test AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved.

2. NO COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved OR doctor’s note indicates an alternative diagnosis.

3. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST*: No fever for 24 hours without medication AND all other symptoms have improved.


Currently, the options to quarantine are as follows:

  • 10 full days from date of exposure
  • Acquire a PCR or Antigen (rapid) test on the full 5th day from exposure, if this test is NEGATIVE you may leave quarantine after 7 full days.

*These recommendations are current as of 12/7/2020. Recommendations are subject to change as the situation evolves. For more information, please visit Maricopa County Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Helpful COVID Resources

If you have any questions about if your child should attend school, or the guidelines related to Covid-19, please call the health office.



Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102



Registration for the 2021/22 school year is underway for all current CVHS students. Counselors will continue to meet with students one-on-one during their math classes over the next few weeks. Please visit our CVHS Registration Website for information and updates.


Counseling Department

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Dewarrat Google site link

Counselor- Ms. Diggs Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. McManus Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Lange Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Carpenter Google site link

Academic Interventionist- Mrs. Duckett Google site link

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


Our counseling department has come up with our very own Virtual Calming Room. With so much of our learning going virtual this year, it was important we came up with a virtual strategy to help our students relax and regain their focus so they can be more successful in their classes-- no matter whether they took their classes online or in person.

It is our hope that students can add this platform to their toolbox as a way to regulate their emotions and to get them out of the “stuck” feeling they might find themselves in. There are different types of calming activities on this page for students to choose from. There is a way for students to monitor what activity works best for them. Different strategies work for different people. The important thing is that they are willing to find ways to lead a calmer, more focused and happier life. The virtual format should allow students to use this whether they are experiencing anxiety, depression, scattered thoughts, etc. in their different surroundings- not just in class. They can try using it at home, during a study break, at lunch, before a unit test, to help them fall asleep, before the big game, etc.- pretty much anywhere they might get anxious or nervous. They can access it on their phone as well as their Chromebook.

This is just one tool they can use- it is not to replace therapy. If what they are feeling is chronic or physically debilitating, please seek professional help from a medical or mental health professional. If anyone is feeling like hurting themself, they should get help immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.


ap testing

AP Exam registration is now closed.

AP testing will take place from Monday, May 3 through Thursday, May 20.

Spring Assessments

As we enter the 4th quarter, please make note of the following assessment dates and please refer to email communication for specifics regarding assessments that pertain to your student(s).

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ACT Test for Juniors

All students in the cohort of 2022 will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, April 6th.

Please review the following information in preparation of the exam.

  1. ONLY 11th grade students (cohort 2022) will test on Tuesday, April 6th.

  2. Bus routes will run as regularly scheduled to pick up Juniors that morning.

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

  4. Testing room assignments will be posted Wednesday, March 31st morning outside of the library.

  5. All 9th, 10th and 12th graders will report to school for a late start. First period will begin at 11:50am.

  6. Buses will also provide transportation for 9th, 10th, and 12th graders.

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

  8. There is no charge or additional registration needed. All cohort students in the class of 2022 are registered for the exam and expected to test.

****Students should come prepared with an ID, calculator, and chromebook.

Please visit the ACT Academy for test preparation and other information.

If you have any questions please contact Laura Contreras the assistant principal of Academics at 480-545-3100 ext 2102 or

PSAT information

From College Board:

Students who took the PSAT on January 26th will receive their scores on March 8 in their College Board student account.

ACE Plus-Hoop of Learning

Click the link below for information on The ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning Programs.

ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning


EVIT has opened their online application. Due to the nature of this year, they decided it would be best to open it early. Below is a video that will walk you through the application.

Sophomores can begin applying by going to Once EVIT has all of your documents, Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, then your application will be reviewed and possibly accepted.

How to apply at EVIT:



students of the month

Each month, Campo Verde teachers select exemplary students who demonstrate our core values of Community, Values, Honor, and Scholarship.

Congrats to our Students of the Month for January!

Derek Gramlow nominated by Mr. Kozacek

Abby Harrington nominated by Mr. Bargman

Shannon Healy nominated by Ms. Roginski

Camille Schneider nominated by Ms. Downer

Eunice Valdez nominated by Ms. Roginski

Gavin Wolynia nominated by Mr. Robinson




Toybox is still taking registrations for the 2021-2022 School year. Click the image below to be directed to the Gilbert Schools website to register.


Activities and Clubs

Dr. Sean Jonaitis, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen: H - O

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities




Hello Class of 2021 Seniors and Families,

We are excited to announce that we will be having graduation at Campo Verde this year! A graduation-specific newsletter will be shared with seniors and their families after spring break, including more details about graduation, and upcoming events.


When: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Location: Coyote Stadium

Time: 7:00 PM (Graduates will report to their assigned room no later than 6:15 PM)

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Location: Campo Verde Courtyard

Time: 6:45 AM

We are currently planning four tickets per graduate. The number of spectators could increase/decrease depending on the pandemic conditions in May. Graduation will be live-streamed as well.


Gradnite celebration

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Just a quick reminder...if you have not ordered your graduation items, don't delay!


If you still need to order a Cap and Gown, click on the direct link best for you below:




Watch informative JOSTENS VIDEOS here.

Senior Delivery Day: March 30, 2021

Questions? Call 1-800-567-8367

If you would like to order in person visit us at:


21023 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 85024

Monday - Friday / 10:00am -5:00pm



senior gala

Dear Campo Seniors,

Campo Verde High School formally invites you to the senior gala on Saturday, April 17th.

The event will run from 6:30-9:00 and will include events inspired from prom and the senior banquet but reimagined in a safe and enjoyable format.

Activities will include:


Live Music

A Photobooth

An Art Gallery

A Senior Tribute

Prom Royalty

Senior Superlatives

Twisted Sugar

Three options are available for dinner:

Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Rigatoni

Hearty Beef Burgundy

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Vg,V,DF,GF)

All of which will be accompanied with:

Garlic Potatoes
Vegetable Medley
Freshly Baked Bread

Garden Salad

Tickets cost $40 and are sold in the Bookstore beginning on March 16th. This is a Campo Family only event but seniors are allowed a +1 option if they are asking a lower-classmen to the dance.

This is a formal event, so formal attire is expected (same attire as prom). Masks will be required and enforced.

This event will be held in the Campo Verde courtyard.

Join us for a Night In Hollywood.

Gala Reveal Video
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Under the unusual circumstances, our Biomed students who are part of HOSA, continued preparing to qualify for state competitions. Well done! Good luck at state.
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Bite-size project, by erin choi

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Digital Photography

Hello Coyotes!

The Digital Photography students are participating in the Congressional Art Competition again this year and in order to be more socially distant, I've created an ONLINE voting form! If you wouldn't mind taking a minute or two to vote for your favorite photographs to be entered into the competition, it would really mean a lot to me and the students!

Thanks so much!


Performing Arts

February Performing Arts Students of the Month

Band: Arwen Griggs

Choir: Paul Watson

Orchestra: Jessica Anderson

Theatre Arts: Lillian Blanck


Orchestra Regional Students

Congratulations! The following 16 orchestra students auditioned for the Arizona Music Educators Association All-Regional Honor Orchestra Festival and have been chosen as members of the AMEA Central Regional Orchestra:

Trevi Thompson, harp

Mason Thompson, harp

Kylen Jones, bass

Ben Burton, cello

Clark Robinson, cello

Elyse Ackerman, viola

Daejen Butterfield, viola

Jacob Crossley, viola

Connor Dooling, viola

Ben Schultz, viola

Isobel Anderson, violin

Elly Conrad, violin

Jerrick DiGesualdo, violin

Nyah Haltom, violin

Samantha Hanus, violin

Orren Jones, violin

Orchestra Clinic

Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Strings Orchestra had an opportunity to work with Brian Murphy, Director of Orchestras at Mesa Community College, on Thursday, February 25.

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Orchestra Concert Livestream

Did you miss the Orchestra Program’s Spring Concert on March 2? If so, or if you want to watch it again, see the recording here!


sports med

Congratulations to Emma Brown, Treasa Romero and Kaetlyn Blackburn for qualifying for state finals in HOSA!! Emma qualified in sports med and medical law and ethics. Treasa qualified in sports med. Kaetlyn qualified in sports med, pathophysiology and behavioral health!
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Students looking for academic help that works with their busy schedules can now sign up for individual tutoring sessions! Students can schedule a session today by scanning the QR code posted around campus, which will set them up to receive tutoring from a fellow peer! Tutoring is currently available for Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Spanish.



Yearbooks may now be PRE-ORDERED in the Bookstore for $80.

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Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103


Physical Education

LOCKS ARE REQUIRED to be used to secure all belongings during PE, Sports Training and Yoga class. It is each student's responsibility to lock and secure all valuables in PROVIDED lockers during their PE class. All students are provided a big locker to use during their class to lock and secure all valuables. It is each student's responsibility to ensure that their valuables are locked and secured.


Join us for OPEN GYM intramurals in the gym (or outside) during both lunches. Come be active, have fun and enjoy being healthy!


Join us in our weight room for after school weights. Come dressed ready to strength train and work hard on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-3:15pm. Questions, please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell.


-Eat 5-6 times per day

-Think of it as "Fueling" your muscles, not just eating

-Breakfast is critical every day.

-Eat a healthy snack during the mid-moring, mid-afternoon, evenings.

-Include plenty of fruits & vegetables and lean sources of protein.

-Eat "Clean" or healthy during the week and then have a few "Cheats" on the weekends (Pizza, sweets, etc).

*Note: Please see the sample menu for examples of healthy types of foods for athletes.

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From Mayo Clinic:

1. Stick to a sleep schedule-

Set aside no more than eight hours for sleep. The recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is at least seven hours. Most people don't need more than eight hours in bed to achieve this goal. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try to limit the difference in your sleep schedule on weeknights and weekends to no more than one hour. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle. If you don't fall asleep within about 20 minutes, leave your bedroom and do something relaxing. Read or listen to soothing music. Go back to bed when you're tired. Repeat as needed.

2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink-

Don't go to bed hungry or stuffed. In particular, avoid heavy or large meals within a couple of hours of bedtime. Your discomfort might keep you up.

Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol deserve caution, too. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on quality sleep. And even though alcohol might make you feel sleepy, it can disrupt sleep later in the night.

3. Create a restful environment-

Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet. Exposure to light might make it more challenging to fall asleep. Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens just before bedtime. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs. Doing calming activities before bedtime, such as taking a bath or using relaxation techniques, might promote better sleep.

4. Limit daytime naps-

Long daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you choose to nap, limit yourself to up to 30 minutes and avoid doing so late in the day. If you work nights, however, you might need to nap late in the day before work to help make up your sleep debt.

5. Include physical activity in your daily routine-

Regular physical activity can promote better sleep. Avoid being active too close to bedtime, however. Spending time outside every day might be helpful, too.

6. Manage worries-

Try to resolve your worries or concerns before bedtime. Jot down what's on your mind and then set it aside for tomorrow. Stress management might help. Start with the basics, such as getting organized, setting priorities and delegating tasks. Meditation also can ease anxiety.


PE Students of the Month

Gabby Ray (Coach Dukes)

Kamron Parks (Coach Bishop)

James Stringham (Coach Cornell)

Addi Gavigan (Coach Blackburn)

Emerson Dorcas-Lipford (Coach Matthews)

Jordyn Contreras (Coach Cook)

Dean Kearn (Coach Schnittger)


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.

Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram @cvhs_college_career_center

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment


FAFSA Information

Click HERE for more information about the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA HERE


Click the link below to view "Ask Benji" FAQ for Students and Families

Benji FAQ's


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Library Updates


Congratulations to our top readers for 3rd quarter! These students have checked out the most books in their grade. These checkout statistics are cumulative, meaning that these are the number of checkouts over the course of a student’s time at Campo. That is why seniors have higher numbers than freshmen. We are so proud of you and hope you always find time to read!

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Students are loving the Hobbit display we recently put up. We hope to spark an interest in reading these modern classics turned to movies: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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digital citizenship


Parents, here is everything you want to know about Tik Tok.


Events & Fundraising


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