The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

April 6, 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 enjoyed the long 4 day weekend with family and friends. I continue to be impressed by our students dedication and hard work this school year. Many students that are involved in extra-curriculars and/or work are also taking advanced placement courses and have been showing up on the weekends or after school hours to take practice AP exams. Just Friday alone we had over 70 students show up to take a practice AP Calculus exam. Today was a shortened day to allow our entire Junior class the opportunity to take the ACT for free. Over 90% of our Junior class was present today and completed their ACT.

The next eight weeks are busy and are going to fly by quickly. We are proud of our students that continue to show up, study, and give their best in and out of the classroom modeling The Campo Way.

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


2021 scholarship info

Has your student been offered a scholarship award? Whether they will accept it or not, we would like to know about them for a recognition presentation near the end of the school year.

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 by Thursday, April 13, 2021.

2021 Scholarship Information

Save the Date: We will be recognizing our Senior Scholarship recipients on Monday, April 26th at 9:00am in the CVHS auditorium!


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.

Click the link below to view the schedule.

Spring Assessments

Campo Verde High School will be administering statewide assessment to students according to the schedule below. Please make note of the following assessment dates and refer to email communication for specifics regarding assessments that pertain to your student(s).

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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.

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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


Reminder about EVIT's (Virtual) EXPO. It will take place over a span of 6 different nights, April 6th-15th, from 5pm-7pm. Students select which night they would like to virtually attend (or they can attend them all, if they would like to). Please register by going to

EVIT has opened their online application.

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!

Jasmin Alam nominated by Mdm. Fry

Isobel Anderson nominated by Mrs. Payne

Carson Cagle nominated by Mrs. Kacie

Brendan Calalang nominated by Mdm. Fry

Presley Heijligers nominated by Ms. Harvey

Hailey McCrea nominated by Mrs. Eaton and Payne

Brody Reid nominated by Mrs. Acker-Osborn and Resh

Alexis Rivera nominated by Mrs. Acker-Osborn and Resh

Grace Sauber nominated by Mrs. Fischer

Tytus Wolf nominated Mr. Cornell

Trinity Wolynia-McCall nominated by Mrs. Ray




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




graduation 2021 newsletter

Seniors and Families,

Please click the link below for VERY important information regarding graduation.



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.

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



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


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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Welcome New Members for 2021-2022

NHS is happy to announce our newly accepted members for the 2021-2022 school year.

To be accepted into the program is an arduous feat as each member must demonstrate the core values of the National Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Please congratulate these individuals for their well-deserved accomplishment.

We will be inducting our new members in an in-person event on April 6 at 2:40PM in the auditorium. All the new members will receive their official welcoming into the organization with family!

Additionally, if you have been accepted into NHS but have not completed the Induction Ceremony Acknowledgement form, please do so by April 6th. If you have been accepted but do not have the form please see Mrs. Stea in Room 527 or reference your acceptance email.

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Campo Verde NHS Service Has Gone to the Dogs!

For our fourth quarter service project, NHS members will be making handcrafted blankets for local animal shelters on April 13th in the cafeteria starting at 2:30pm. At this event, we will be holding a donation drive for animals in need and will be accepting all cat and dog related donations e.g. cat/dog food, treats, toys etc. This will be our largest service project of the year and will be a great end for a successful year of service.


Bite-size project, by erin choi

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Digital Photography

The Digital Photography classes are entering into competition season! Already we have some awesome Campo winners. Literally THOUSANDS of students entered the Rocky Mountain School of Photography 2021 High School Photo Contest and the following photographs were chosen as "Honorable Mentions".
In more Digital Photography news, 20 students have been chosen to represent Campo Verde at the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. These students have the chance to win a trip to Washington D.C. and to have their artwork hung in the Capitol building! Congratulations and good luck to Lauren Jones, Kristin Kato, Clair Moore, Isabella Oda, Kailey Ellison, Ian Heronema, Kaleb Rhoten, Caidynce Roupe, Katelyn Acuff, Alex Garcia, Camille Schneider, Ryan Wilson, Gavin Alyea, Alexis Flores, Kanyon Bakutis, Annabelle Fry, Lauren Russell, AJ Ruetz, Jackson Foote, and Jalan Etcitty.
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More news on the Digital Photography competition season! Eight Students from Campo have been chosen to display their awesome images in the Gilbert Sunflower Bank Lobby. Congratulations to Camille Schneider, Kanyon Bakutis, Ian Heronema, Gavin Alyea, Jaxxen Wilson, Kailey Ellison, Kaleb Rhoten, and Kristin Kato!
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The Digital Photo students participated in a graphic design contest held by the town of Gilbert where they were to create designs that would be displayed on the side of the trash and recycling trucks! Congratulations to Katelyn Acuff who won Second place and Lauren Jones who won Third place in the competition! Be on the lookout for their designs on your local trash truck!
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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.



AMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to the following students for their ratings in this year’s statewide AMEA Solo &

Ensemble competition. These students have gone above and beyond during a difficult year, and their hard work has paid off!

  • Isobel Anderson, Violin Solo, Superior Rating
  • Connor Dooling, Viola Solo, Excellent Rating

Regional Concert Recordings

Check out our Regional Orchestra Students in the virtual regional performance video links below. We had students in both regions this year, so be sure to listen to both.

Juniper Regionals Video

Palo Verde Regional Video

Save the Date!

End-of-Year Orchestra Concert, Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 PM

Spring Orchestra Concert

The following photos are the best of the best from our spring concert on March 2. We are so proud of these students for persevering through various school formats and learning such sophisticated music. In addition, well done to Jacob Crossley, a senior who plans to major in viola performance in college, for his solo performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 Prelude.



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103


Physical Education

SECURING VALUABLES IN THE BOYS / GIRLS PE LOCKER ROOM: In order to keep our locker rooms as sanitized as possible this year, we are asking all of our students to take their PE clothes home daily and wash them and bring them back the next day. However, students have access to large locker areas so that they can secure all valuables and lock the locker. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all of our students to NOT leave their valuables unlocked during class. Questions, please feel free to contact Coach Cornell or your student's PE teacher.


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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7 Tips to Improve Mindfulness

1. Meditate. Taking even just 5 minutes to sit quietly and follow your breath can help you feel more conscious and connected for the rest of your day.

2. Focus On One Thing At A Time. Studies have found that tasks take 50% longer with 50% more errors when multi-tasking, so consider “uni-tasking”, with breaks in between, whenever possible.

3. Slow Down. Savor the process, whether it’s writing a report, drinking a cup of tea, or cleaning out closets. Deliberate and thoughtful attention to daily actions promotes healthy focus and can keep you from feeling overwhelmed.

4. Eat Mindfully. Eating your meal without the TV, computer or paper in front of you, where you can truly taste and enjoy what you’re eating, is good, not only for your body, but for your soul as well.

5. Keep Phone and Computer Time In Check. With all of the media at our fingertips, we can easily be on information overload. Set boundaries for screen time – with designated times for social networking (even set an alarm) – and do your best to keep mobile devices out of reach at bedtime.

6. Move. Whether it’s walking, practicing yoga, or just stretching at your desk, become aware of your body’s sensations by moving.

7. Spend Time In Nature. Take walks through a park, the woods, mountain trails or by the beach – wherever you can be outside. Getting outdoors is good for body, mind and spirit, and keeps you in the present.


PE Students of the Month

Ethan Coen (Coach Cornell)

Christopher Berrett (Coach Dukes)

Garrett Walsh (Coach Bishop)

Teagan Kennan (Coach Cook)

Chase Pratchard (Coach Schnittger)

Lyndi Watts (Coach Matthews)

Blake Liedberg (Coach Blackburn)


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


Tri-University Week: March 21 - April 3

Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University & The University of Arizona

Suggested audience: Grades 9 -11 and Seniors still in the college search.

A schedule of events and additional details can be found on the Tri-University Website

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Library Updates


One of the displays up in the library features biographies of successful women. The display details information about Zora Neale Hurston, Kate Spade, Marie Curie and Ella Fitzgerald including portraits, information on their contributions, famous quotes and QR codes to allow students to delve deeper into finding information. Students will also find books on those four women and many more on the display. We hope it will inspire them!

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digital citizenship


It’s really tough, no matter what age you are, to talk to someone about the fact that what they are saying and spreading is untrue. Many people don’t like the confrontation. Our teens are encountering people and situations like this in person and online. Here is an infographic with helpful tips that you can use to talk with your teenager about how to speak up without starting a showdown..
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Events & Fundraising


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