The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.11

December 13, 2019


Principal's Message

Dear Campo Family,

This semester has flown by so quickly. Our campus has been busy and our students and staff had worked so hard. We have rejoiced in many celebrations campus-wide. This holiday season our PE department hosted their 11th annual Adopt-A-Family community service project. This year our community adopted 133 families throughout Gilbert. We truly are thankful to be supported by such an giving and supportive community.

This past weekend we watched our entire community come together to support our Football team in their first state championship game. Thank you to the entire FB coaching staff, Sports Trainers, Band, Cheer, Campo Crazies, families, community, staff and board members for coming out to show your support. This game brought our fall sports season to an end with a heart breaking loss. But, we are proud and fought hard!

This season is also celebrated by Coach Ragsdale being named 5A Conference Football Coach of the Year. Coach Rags is humble and extremely deserving of this award! Coach has taught many of us more than just the sport of Football. He has helped establish and create what is known as The Campo Way! Please take a moment to congratulate him if you have not had the chance yet. #BTR

This past week our campus was filled with holiday concerts and events. With all of the excitement we wish all of our students the best of luck on their final exams next week. We hope the candy canes truly bring you all good luck and that you enjoy a much needed Winter break.

Happy holidays to our Campo Family!

Krista Cox, M. Ed.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @krista_cox47 Twitter: @CVHSMrsCox & @CVHSYotes

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A+ Schools of Excellence™

"Campo Verde High School is an amazing high school. The teachers, staff and administration provide a safe and nurturing educational environment. Teachers go above and beyond in the classroom. The support staff maintains great relationships with the kids and parents. It has been an amazing 4 years for our daughter."

"I love the school's spirit shack and team spirit on spirit weeks and football games."

"I love the good teachers that help me understand the concept and care about my well being."

"I love the community and the hype of the football games. I love how they have coffee carts and snack shacks. I love all the club opptions and how nice the teachers are."

"We love so many things about Campo! 1- kids have teachers that are engaged and willing to go the extra mile. 2- we as parents are allowed to have an opinion and express it. 3- things can be worked out with the individual student in mind. 4- athletics are not like the big recruiting schools and our kids have a chance to make a team and play and participate. 5- Fine arts are supported and taught, what a well rounded school! 6- The students have opportunities for service right down the street with Quartz Hill, what a great way to prepare kids for their future high school experience. 6-Parents have opportunities to participate in committees, not just give money to booster organizations. 7- Grad nite, a rarity in our community 8-Michael hallock and his connection to the community 8-the school has grown up and we now have a good standing in the community with many families and businesses involved."

Please share with us what you love about Campo using the link below. Your comments will help us write our application. Thank you in advance for highlighting all the amazing things that happen on our campus.


CV Bulletin Board


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Get your tickets at the bookstore NOW for the Sadie Hawkins Dance!

$10 each until FRIDAY December 20th!

January 6th - January 10th tickets are $15!!


Campo's Sadie Hawkins Dance
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Course Selection for 2020-2021

Current Campo 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students,

It is time to start selecting courses for the 2020-2021 school year! It is extremely important that students select the correct courses and add alternates this year. In order to accurately accommodate student requests, staffing needs, and develop an effective schedule, there will not be schedule changes after the registration process is complete in January. We will also not be accepting schedule change requests when we return to school in the fall. For this reason, course selection is extremely important.

The Academic Planner is open NOW to provide more time for students and families to review course selection! Please see the graphic that will walk you through the process. Registration will open on January 13th and lock on January 20th. Counselors will meet with students to review course selections and graduation requirements from January 21st to February 28th.

We will host an Academic Planning Event on January 16th in the CVHS Library from 4-6pm to assist in selecting courses. More information on this event and January's registration is forthcoming.

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Academic Students of the Month

Big Congratulations to the CVHS December Academic Students of the Month! Students are selected based on teacher recommendations based on the core values of CVHS, Character, Values, Honor and Scholarship. Recipients receive a certificate recognizing their achievement at the Student of the Month breakfast sponsored by Chick-Fil-A.

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Advanced and AP Digital Photography

Three Students from the Advanced and AP Digital Photography Class were all winners in the Town of Gilbert Sustainability Artwork contest! Yesterday, Heather Schutten from the Town of Gilbert presented each of them with certificates and Amazon Gift Cards for their Graphic Designs, which will be featured on the Town of Gilbert's website. Winners were Bradley Jacobson (3rd Place- Storm Water & Air Quality Category), Jack Syring (2nd Place- Water Conservation Category), and Matt Lenzo (2nd Place- Recycling and Trash Category).


AP Environmental Science

Mrs. Krauser's AP Environmental Science classes went to ASU's School of Sustainability to participate in project based learning intensives and a smart cities lecture.


corporate academy

Year 1 Corporate Academy students got a tour or the global headquarters of Isagenix in November. Students got to see what corporate life is like in action by getting a tour of the Gilbert facility, and hearing from key leaders in the company like the CEO, key top earners for the company like Tanya Kirkpatrick and even their chief scientist. Students had a great day learning about the world of work through Isagenix.
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varsity football

"To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will." ~Sugar Ray Robinson

This season, Team 9 faced teams that were bigger in numbers and bigger in size, often times surprising others with their skills and fight. We, however, were not surprised. We knew back in March that this team had grit. For the first time in Campo Verde's history, the football team advanced to the State Championship game. Campo faced the Blackhawks of Williamsfield in a rematch from the regular season. Our Coyotes may have lost the game, but they fought from start to finish and earned the respect of not just Williamsfield but a whole lot of others in the high school football community. All of this was under the leadership of Coach Max Ragsdale, the 5A Conference Football Coach of the Year and his talented staff. The bar has been raised for future Coyote football teams. Thank you for your support of our team-- we are grateful and appreciate it very much.

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Campo Verde Cheer & Dance Pup Clinic

Visit the Campo Verde Cheer website at to sign up for our basketball cheer and dance clinic.

The Basketball Cheer & Dance Clinic will be held Monday, December 16th and Tuesday, December 17th in the cafeteria/dance room.

Participants will learn a game day cheer and chant from the CV Cheer Team and dance routine from our CV Dance Program.
The performance will take place on Tuesday, December 17th at the Campo Verde vs. Metro Tech Basketball Game.

The Pup Clinic is open to anyone in Kindergarten through 8th grade and the cost is $40 which includes a t-shirt and one guest tickets to the game.

Register on our website no later than Thursday, December 12th to participate.



The CV Boys Wrestling team currently has 11 wins and 4 losses in team duals. Noah Wasserbeck and Mac Jones have a 15-0 record. Jake Dunham is 14-1.
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Ice Coyotes

The Ice Coyotes split two hard-fought games this weekend, defeating Mountain Ridge 5-3 and falling to Pinnacle 5-2. One goal was scored Zach Evahnenko; two goals by Chandler Manbeck and a hat trick on Saturday plus one goal on Sunday by Jake Holston. The next Coyotes' game will be played on December 22nd against Centennial at AZ Ice in Peoria at 1:30pm. The final three games of the regular season are : Jan 4th against Mesquite at AZ Ice in Gilbert at 7:45pm; Jan 11 against Brophy at AZ Ice in Gilbert at 7:45pm; and Jan 12 against Cactus Shadows at the Ice Den in Scottsdale at 6:30pm. All games are free so come support your Ice Coyotes as they seek to finish strong heading into the playoffs.


PE News

11th Annual Adopt-A-Family:

Thank you to all of our students, teachers, coaches, administrators, and community members for your generosity and kindness in providing gifts to those in need from our GPS community. We successfully provided holiday gifts and meals for 133 families in need from our community. Our CVHS Community is extremely generous! THANK YOU!

After School Weights:

Join us for After School weights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-2:50pm in the weight room. Please bring appropriate workout attire (no tank tops) and come prepared to work hard. Please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell with any questions.

Blanket Drive for the Homeless:

We will be starting our Blanket drive for the homeless in early October. Please plan to bring any new or gently used blankets to the PE Dept locker room area. We will have large boxes outside of the locker room. Questions please see Coach Cornell.




December's featured club: Car Club

CV's newest club: Car Club. The mission of the car club is to communicate about, discuss, teach and judge all things involving automobiles and getting people together to do this. Any person who loves cars, wants to know more about cars, or wants to be a part of a community with a related passion is eligible to join car club. The car club meets in Room 533 after school on Wednesdays. See Mrs. Plunk for more info.
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link crew

Link Crew would like to thank all those who participated in writing letters for Macy's Believe Campaign in honor of Xavier Guerrero! Our CV family collected over 1600 letters. On Friday, December 6th, National Believe Day, Macy's donated $2 per letter collected, totaling a $3200 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thank you!
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National Honor Society

NHS Students Help Pets in Need!

November is the time of giving back and this is especially true for Campo Verde’s National Honors Society members. For their annual fall social, NHS planned on giving back to Back to Blue and Friends for Life animal shelters by promoting donations of food and treats as well as spending time making knotted blankets to keep the animals warm in the upcoming winters. With their scraps, they also hand-made toys too. Upon the success of bringing everyone together to connect the NHS community, the students of the organization had donated over 210 pounds of food, 15 boxes of dog treats, 100 lbs of litter, 50 lbs of cat food, lots of cat and dog toys and around 60 student-made blankets. The social was a success for both the organization and the shelters. The shelters shows their gratitude for everything has NHS donated to them and the animals love the food, toys, and cozy blankets!

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FCCLA hosted Kights Night Out on Friday Dec 6th. There 27 children ranging from ages 3 years to 6th grade. Children had fun playing outside, eating pizza, going on a scavenger hunt, wrote letters to Santa, played games inside, decorating cookies, coloring, playing BINGO, making crafts, and had popcorn while watching the Grinch. The best part is when Santa showed up.

This is a fundraiser for FCCLA and it gives parents a chance to Christmas shop or date night.

Thank you Mr, Muench for making an appearance as Santa.

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Toybox field trip to superstition farms

TOYBOX Lab Students and TOYBOX Preschool Students visited Superstition Farm on Dec 3rd to wrap up their farm unit. They learned about dairy cows, went on a hayride, feed the rescue animals, had cherry or chocolate milk, ate lunch, played, and best of all ICE CREAM!
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strolling strings visits toybox

Mrs. Payne's Strolling Strings students played some beautiful music for the TOYBOX students, read them stories, did a gingerbread craft with them and let them explore their instruments.


performing arts



Winter Concerts - Rock the Auditorium!

This week our students performed for the Jazz and Chamber Music concert, jazz combos, and flute choir on Monday night followed by our Tuesday night performances by our Concert band, Symphonic band, Wind Ensemble, United Sound, and Symphony Orchestra performance. Each night was a crowd pleaser as students showcased their musical talent and hard work leading to these spectacular performances. The special effects/light show brought the auditorium to life as stage lights danced to the beat of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra version of Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 played by the Symphonic Orchestra.

Due to the steady growth of the music programs, this year our band directors split the prior one-night performance into two separate evenings of entertainment to cut the time down for students, parents, staff, and spectators alike. So far, the feedback has been positive and we are happy to have made this change. Seeing the positive growth of these young adults is a special treat as they are performing college-level pieces, working collaboratively across band groups, and expanding their skill sets each week. Special thanks goes out to the parents and families for their ongoing support and to the Music and Arts faculty and staff, CVHS Administration, and auditorium manager. Happy Holidays to all!

Next Up:

12/14/19 The 12 K's of Christmas at Freestone Park 8:30am - Copper Jazz Band will be performing! There are always lots of people (often costumed) and tons of cute dogs (it is a fundraiser for dog rescue)

12/17/19 Orchestra Concert @ 7pm

1/1/2020 The Coyote Pride performs at London's New Year's Day Parade in LONDON! Broadcast LIVE! See details at:

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Carol of the Bells - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Higher Quality


CVHS Campus Info


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AFJROTC Holiday Party

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Building 5 festivities

Link Crew's Cocoa and Cram was a huge success

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PE United Holiday celebration


counseling department news

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Mr. Baker A-Da

Mrs. Harter De-Ho

Mrs. McManus Hu-Mi

Mrs. Schroeder Mo-Se

Mrs. Carpenter Sh-Z

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,


wellness week recap

Our 2nd Annual Wellness Week was a huge success the week of December 2-6. Organized by the Behavioral Health Team and led by counselor Teri Schroeder, this year was even better than last year. There were many activities and community vendors on campus to help our students target their overall health and wellness. Each day had a separate focus: Live Mindful/Calm, Live Well, Live Fit, Live Safe and Live Great “Live a Great Story”.

Trying to incorporate wellness into the Campo culture, the following clubs/activities really stepped up to help: Key Club, FFA, Improv Comedy Team, Radiate Club, Student Council, Link Crew, Biomed students, Art Club, the Library and the PE Department.

We’d like to thank these community vendors for their support of Campo and promoting wellness in our students: Community Bridges, Genuine fresche, Banner Behavioral Health, Banner/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Aspire Program, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Aurora Behavioral Health, A New Leaf, Oasis Behavioral Health and the dental office of Dr. Tara Hodges.


ace program

ACE program college credit opportunity for Sophomores!

We wanted to let you all know about a program that might be of interest to some of our sophomores called the ACE program!

Eligible sophomores can apply for this program and can earn college credit by taking classes at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) while they are still in high school! Below is information regarding eligibility requirements for the program. Applications can be picked up in the CVHS college and career center or the CVHS counseling office. Applications are due directly to CGCC by Monday December 16, 2019.

From the ACE program website:

ACE (Achieving a College Education) is an early college two-year scholarship preparation program for high school students. The mission is to increase the success rate of the first generation, under-represented, financially disadvantaged college-bound students. ACE aids the students in their successful completion of high school and assists them with a smooth transition into higher education. Students can earn up to 24 college credits during the course of their junior and senior year of high school.

The ACE program is looking for current high school sophomores who have taken at least 6 high school credits at the time of the application submission and who meet TWO or more of the following criteria:

  • First generation to attend college

  • Single parent home

  • Underrepresented group

  • Economic hardship

  • Environmental factors (Works 10-30 hours, foster care, lives in temporary housing, teen parent)

For additional information please contact the ACE program office at For further information please contact the CVHS counseling department at (480) 545-3100 ext. 2121.


Library iNformation

We are proud to announce the Top Readers for the first semester. Listed are the 10 students in each grade that have the most checked out books of their classmates in their grade. The checkouts are based off of all checkouts students have done while at Campo Verde. These students were delivered a sweet treat in recognition of their achievements. Keep reading!

Chromebook Care Reminders:

-Students should take a little time over the holiday break to clean their Chromebook. Use just a little vinegar mixed with water and spray the mixture onto a cloth. Gently clean the Chromebook using a circular motion while the Chromebook is powered off.

-Also, students should update their Chromebook to make sure it is on version 78.

-Make sure to keep your Chromebook safe over the holidays. Keep it stored somewhere that it won’t be stepped on, knocked over, etc.

-Lastly, charge your Chromebook the night before we come back to school. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you on January 5.

Digital Citizenship:

On Thursday, December 5, all Campo students were guided through a digital citizenship lesson by their 3rd hour teacher. The topic of this lesson was, “Media Balance and Well-Being”. The lessons asked students to reflect on which aspects of screen use fulfill them and which aspects weigh them down.

If you would like to follow up the discussion, here are some resources to help you:

Family Activity Media Balance and Well-Being

Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives

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Saturday School NHS Peer Tutoring

Reminders: Lunch time tutoring is up and running. The schedule is posted on the school website, Master Tutoring Schedule Link, as well as throughout the school. Also, NHS Peer Tutoring is available THIS Saturday, December 14th, see below for second semester dates, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library. Students will enter campus through the gate between building 5 and the administration building on the east side of campus.

Second Semester Saturday School Dates:

  • January 11, 2020

  • January 25, 2020

  • February 8, 2020

  • February 22, 2020

  • March 21, 2020

  • April 4, 2020

  • April 18, 2020

  • May 2, 2020

  • May 16, 2020

Please use this link for other Academic support resources.

Please email Mr. Wirth, or contact our office at 480-545-3100 ext. 2102, if your student is planning on attending a Saturday school tutor session or if you have questions.


After School Wednesday Study Hall

Starting this year there will be a study hall available in the library for an hour after school on early release Wednesdays. This study hall is meant for students that have extra curricular activities on Wednesdays and need a place to stay until their practice/ activity begins.


Nurse's Office

Just a Friendly Reminder as we enter cold and flu season……

Please make sure to check all medications in through the Health Office. Do not send any medications, including over the counter, with students. This also includes field trips. All medications must be in their original containers and brought in by an adult. Also make sure to check with the Health Office for students who carry their own Inhalers or Epi Pens if you have not already done so. Inhalers and Epi Pens should have the label from the pharmacy attached. This also includes field trips. Please help to remind your child to “cover your cough” and to wash their hands frequently throughout the day. Flu shots, it’s not too late! Many pharmacies and clinics offer them as well as doctor offices. Good nutrition, exercise and plenty of rest helps keep us all health! Please call for any questions or concerns and have a Happy and Healthy Holiday season!


Lost and Found in the Bookstore!

Something missing?? There are so many items in the lost and found including: waterbottles, sweatshirts, shoes, keys, wallets, ipods, backpacks.....
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dress code

As we prepare for the 2019/2020 school year we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Gilbert Public Schools Student Dress Policy, JICA. It is our goal to respect the rights of our students and families, while supporting a positive educational environment.

For your convenience here is a link to the Gilbert Public School District High School Handbook which details this policy.

Also, please see below a list of guidelines for quick reference, which you may find useful:

- Tops should have a 2 inch minimum strap-width on each shoulder.

- Shirts and tops should be long enough to cover midriff.

- Clothing must modestly cover under arm, back, cleavage, and chest area.

- Clothing must cover the undergarments and entire buttocks.

- Shorts, skirts and dresses must be modest in length.

- Shoes must be worn at all times.

- Pants and shorts must be worn to fit, no bagging or sagging.

- Prohibited items include but are not limited to: clothing identified by school administrator or law enforcement as negative or gang affiliated / clothing that references drugs or alcohol / offensive symbols or inappropriate messaging on clothing, backpacks, binders, jewelry or tattoos.



Monday - Friday 7AM - 2:30PM

except Wednesdays 7AM- 1:30PM

In the bookstore, you can pay all class fees and purchase the following items:

PE Shirt (cotton) - $15

PE Shirt (Dri-Fit) - $20

PE Shorts (Mesh) - $15

Sport Tek Girls (Shorter) Shorts - $20

Dance Shirts - $15

Dance/Yoga Capris - $25

Yoga Shirts - $15

Yoga Shorts - $20

PE Locks - $5.00

Lost and Found is in the Bookstore, please check there if you've misplaced any items!


bell schedule

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