The Coyote Howl
Campo Verde High School
September 28, 2020
We did it! We made it through the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. As we wrap up this final week teachers will be communicating with families of any students at risk or in jeopardy of failing their courses. As a campus we have committed to accepting late work through this week for the quarter. We understand there have been so many changes our students and teachers have had to endure and hope this helps alleviate stress.
Over Fall Break our District will begin to upgrade our security protocols to our campus front office. When we return to campus you will find that our front office will be under construction. You are still welcomed to enter the building and will be greeted and taken care of by our staff. We are expecting to have construction ongoing through Winter break.
Also, if you are interested in serving on our site council please use the following link to nominate yourself as a potential committee member.
The site council is comprised of representatives from the Campo Verde community. The council meets with the Principal and other school staff on a monthly basis during the school year to discuss a variety of topics, share information and broaden understanding of school-related issues. Members work together to:
Advance the action steps of Campo Verde’s Continuous Improvement Plan.
Ensure effective involvement of parents and community to support the partnership between school and community stakeholders.
Involve parents and community in an organized and timely manner with the planning, review, and implementation of programs and policies of Campo Verde and Gilbert Public Schools.
The role of a Site Council member is to:
Attend the monthly Site Council meetings.
Meeting dates: 10/20, 11/17, 1/19, 2/16, & 4/20
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Provide information to parents and the community regarding school issues.
Bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the attention of school staff, administration, and other school community stakeholders.
Provide the principal with feedback and insight from the parent’s perspective on school process, policies and initiatives to ensure that the needs of parents and their families are included as decisions are made in the school.
Recruit parents for involvement in professional development opportunities, meetings, conferences, and other related activities designed to enhance the role of parents in supporting the education of their children and advancing their own educational needs.
Review and recommend how the school’s budget can be best utilized to support the needs of all Campo Verde students.
We hope everyone gets to fully enjoy their fall break with family and friends. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out to myself or administration.
Krista Cox, Ed.D.
Campo Verde High School
Every Person, Every Day!
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2020-2021 Bell schedules
Monday 9/28 - 3A/3B Assembly Schedule- SOS Presentation
Tuesday 9/29- Regular Schedule
Wednesday 9/30- PLC Early Release
Thursday 10/1- Regular Schedule
Friday 10/2- Half Day- Grading Day
GPS FREE & REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION
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- Mr. Wirth Google site link
Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121
Counseling Department news
Check out our College and Career Resources
Check out Gilbert Public School’s THRIVE website
What’s new around the counseling office?
Your CV Counseling Team has been BUSY! In addition to completing Senior credit checks, implementing a paperless check-in procedure, and changing schedules, we have spruced up the Counseling Department. We are making the office more welcoming while respecting the need for physical distancing and safety. Mrs. Prosper is still here to greet you when you arrive and the Counselors are here to assist you with more than just schedule changes. We can provide guidance and support in goal-setting for high school and beyond. Counselors can guide your research for scholarships for colleges and universities as well as put you in touch with contacts at various trade schools. We are concerned with more than your academic status, but most-importantly, we care about YOU and your overall wellness. If you are having a tough time, know that your Counselors are here for you and prepared to listen as needed.
Walk-in appointments are available during lunches daily and you can make appointments throughout the school day by completing THIS FORM.
suicide prevention awareness
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For many years, GPS has participated by educating students about what they should be looking for when seeking help for themselves or their friends. Making students aware of the reality of suicide and other mental health concerns is just one part of the overall goal of bringing wellness to Campo Verde’s campus. As a school community, we believe students are most successful when they have balance in their life. Positive relationships and that “CV Family” connection provide a welcoming environment where students can feel a sense of belonging and support to try different activities, learn new things and expand their social circle. Knowing a student’s attendance is essential to being successful in the classroom, this year has brought extra attention to the importance of general health tips like washing hands, covering mouths to cough/sneeze, wearing a mask, etc. as a way to keep students healthy. Nearly six months of online instruction has led many students to suffer from anxiety and isolation, while coming back on campus has led to feelings of being overwhelmed. It might take some students a while to fully adjust to these changes. We are providing this link to our Wellness Resources in the event you could benefit from them. They are found on our Campo Verde website under “Resources”.
BUZZ gradebook information
academic student of the month
Information: Students will be selected from staff recommendations each month. Students awarded student of the month will be recognized in newsletter, social media, and will be honored at breakfast with the administration, nominating teacher, and parents. Breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A @ Towne Center. |
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Congrats to the following students selected as August Academic Students of the Month!
9th: Sergio Quiroga Velarde
10th: Grace Briseno
10th: Parker Campbell
11th: Dino Bajric
11th: Sarah Day
12th: Jazlynne Jordan
12th: Cody Vasquez
Academic Student of the Month Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th from 6:45-7:15 am in the Library.
PEER TUTORING! Interested in some Peer Tutoring! Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd there will be drop-in peer tutoringavailable in the Library from 1:30-2:15 pm. Students can also request a peer tutoring based on subject by simply clicking on the following link and filling out a form.
Hello AP Students-
It is that time to start registration for your AP exams. If you took an AP exam last year, the registration process will remain the same. There are 2 STEPS to complete to successfully register for an AP Exam. They are outlined here. Students must complete both steps by the deadline to successfully register for an exam. Join codes are provided to the students by AP teachers and should be posted in their Buzz classrooms. The deadline to register without late fees this year is Friday, October 30th. We hope your school year is off to a great start. Please reach out to your AP teacher with any questions you have about the exam.
Gilbert Public Schools will be administering the ACT© to all currently enrolled seniors free of cost on Tuesday, October 20th. This opportunity replaces the Spring date these students missed due to COVID-19 and school closures.
ONLY 12th grade students will report to Campo Verde on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will not attend school on this day. Bus routes will run as regularly scheduled to pick up seniors that morning.
Testing will begin at approximately 8:00am.
Test takers should come prepared with their ID, calculator, pencil and be fully rested.
Lunch will be available at the conclusion of the testing session, and school will be dismissed at 1:30pm.
Buses will also provide transportation home.
For families with younger siblings, GPS elementary and junior high campuses will follow their regular campus schedule on this day.
Created by ACT Inc, the ACT is a standardized college readiness exam accepted and valued by all colleges and universities in the United States to assist in making admission decisions. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school in the areas of English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science and provides personalized information about students’ strengths for education and career planning after high school. We are pleased that our senior students have the opportunity to take the exam in preparation of their postsecondary endeavors.
If you have any questions please contact Laura Contreras the assistant principal of Academics at 480-545-3100 ext 2102 or Laura.Contreras@gilbertschools.net.
REGISTRATION FOR THE PSAT/NMSQT WILL OPEN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st and close on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd.
CVHS will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on
Saturday, October 17th AND Tuesday, January 26th.
The sign up window noted above is for BOTH test dates.
Saturday, October 17th: This test date is for all 9th and 10th graders wanting to test. (11th graders are welcome to test on this date, but the January test date is encouraged)
Tuesday, January 26th: This test date is only for 11th grade students. It will be during the school day.
Both test dates will offer the same benefits, including eligibility for programs administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation for Junior students. Because the PSAT/NMSQT is designed for Junior year students, and that is when students could potentially qualify for National Merit Scholarships, we would like to provide the January test date for our 11th grade students.
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship, please refer here.
Testing Information for both tests
Time: 8 am - noon
Sign up & Payment: Sept. 1st - Oct. 2nd online on the Total Registration website www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/030696
If you are planning on graduating a semester early in December 2020 (early Senior grad) or a year early in May 2021 (early Junior grad), please complete the following form.
Senior Credit Checks
Senior credit checks are taking place now. Please have your senior visit their Class of 2021 google classroom (join code: zclnaea) to sign up for a phone appointment through Sign Up Genius if they still need to speak with their counselor. Here is a link to the Senior Checklist with other important senior information.
Registration and Payment Deadlines
The registration AND payment deadline is September 13, 2020 for fall and year-long courses. PLEASE NOTE: Payment/payment arrangements are due at the time of registration. Failure to make payment will result in being dropped from classes.
For further information and questions regarding the application process, please contact CGCC at 480-732-7006 or go to the CGCC Dual Enrollment Website. CVHS counseling department 480-545-3100 ext. 2121. Ms. Chris Sabel is working with the counseling department this year as the CGCC Dual Enrollment Liaison. She will be a great resource for you as well. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou Coopey Photography regarding the policies and procedures for the upcoming senior photo sessions. Please note that Lou Coopey is our designated studio photographer for our senior portraits which will be featured in the 2020-2021 yearbook. There are 2 options available: Option 1 is at Lou Coopey Studios with multiple photos/styles (for a modest fee). Option 2 is on campus November 10th; one photo (professional dress/no cap and gown) and no sitting fee. Full details below. Please note only photos from Lou Coopey studios will appear in the reference section of the yearbook.
Schedule an appointment to have your photo taken at the Mesa studio with Lou Coopey before October 1st. Photos must be taken before October 1st to ensure placement in the yearbook.
• To do so, go to www.loucoopey.com then click on the large red banner across the top to book your appointment. To ensure the safety of all seniors we have put in place new COVID protocols for the photo session.
• Social distancing, masks, and hand sanitizing will be required of all customers and staff. All procedures will be as contact-free as possible.
• Dressing rooms, restrooms, and seating areas will be closed to the public.
• Only seniors, six at a time, with appointments will be permitted to enter the studio. No one else may accompany them.
• All studio services beyond the sitting: scheduling, ordering, and paying fees will be conducted online.
• A $40 deposit will be collected at the time of scheduling. This, along with a $10 complimentary coupon will be applied to each account, giving each senior a $50 credit toward the purchase of portraits and services. After 30 days the $10 complimentary credit expires and the $40 remains on account and can be used for any senior portrait purchase.
• Senior sessions will include 9-14 poses on a variety of backgrounds.
• The studio will not provide the usual loaner jackets, ties, shirts and drapes. Seniors will be required to come wearing the school-proscribed dress for senior portraits.
• All post-sitting contact will be done online, including choosing the yearbook pose, ordering, and any payment. Each senior will receive an online access code for their images and $50 credit.
• Cap & gown photos for graduation included. They are sanitized on site in commercial dryers between appointments per CDC sanitation requirements.
OPTION 2 (does not include cap & gown)
For those who do not pick Option 1, we will have an on-campus photo day on November 10th. This option does not allow for cap & gown photos.
• Students must be dressed professionally when they arrive at school that day. This includes a collared shirt with tie and dress shirts, suit coats, dresses, blouses, or other more formal dress.
• For both options, students must adhere to the dress code that includes shirt & tie (jacket highly encouraged), collared shirts, blouses, or dresses. Clothing cannot be transparent and must be free of logos/signage/text. Headwear is not permitted (except in the case of religious or medical purposes).
Failure to book a studio appointment and/or missing the senior on-campus session could result in the senior’s photo not appearing in the yearbook.
Campo Verde High School Yearbook Advisor
Welcome back, Seniors!
This form is to be used to send transcripts to colleges that you have applied to.
Once we have a signed form on file you do not need to resubmit a new one.
Whenever you apply to another college you can either email
email@example.com with the new request or, (eventually) stop by my desk. Hope to see you soon.
Peggy Rodgers, Registrar
Activities and Clubs
Activities, Clubs, and Graduation
Grade Level: Juniors
Freshmen H - O
Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101
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Campo Verde FFA recently announced their new chapter leadership team for the 2020-2021 school year
after a rigorous selection process. Congratulations to our new Officers and Committee Chairs!
President: Taylor Groat
Vice President: Emma Foley
Secretary: Joey Norman
Treasurer: Cecilia Olivares
Reporter: Regan Goluba
Sentinel: Alex Hulstrom
Historian: Allie Girardin
Banquet and Meeting Planning Committee Chairs: Camden Burgess and Grayson Daniell
Fundraising Committee Chairs: Natalie Hixon and Melia Kapuras
Publicity Committee Chairs: Anna Foley and Riley Riedlinger
Several Campo Verde FFA members travelled down to Sonoita in August to show off their livestock projects at a Southern Arizona International Livestock Association (SAILA) show. Emma Foley showed her steer and Taylor Groat and Megan Groat showed their hogs. Congratulations to Megan Groat for being named Reserve Champion Intermediate Hog Showman on Day 1.
The James F. Lincoln Foundation was created to support arc welding education, design and innovation. Every year, the JFLF holds a nationwide contest that is open to students who are enrolled in school welding training programs. Students design and fabricate welding projects and then submit written reports for their completed projects. The JFLF provides recognition for both welding projects and technical papers and rewards emerging welders for their hard work.
Corbyn Lopez designed and fabricated a smoker for the James F Lincoln Welding Contest. Corbyn was awarded Regional Gold for his project and was awarded $500 and a MIG welder. Taylor Groat designed and fabricated a console table for the contest and was awarded a Regional Merit award and $50
Congratulations to Melia Kapuras and Natalie Hixson for winning Arizona FFA’s Division 6 Social Systems Agriscience Fair contest with their project “Say Cheese: How Does the Media Affect the Perception of the Dairy Industry?”
The AET (Agricultural Experience Tracker) and Tallo partnered together to award 10 FFA students a $1,000 grant to put toward their Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) projects. Taylor Groat was the 2nd student selected out of a pool of nationwide applicants to receive a grant to expand her swine SAE project.
Prudential Spirit of community awards:
There are scores of Campo Verde students who are committed to serving others. In addition to recognition for that service at a school and district level, students who serve become outstanding candidates for college entrance and scholarships.
For 26 years, Prudential Insurance and the National Association of Secondary School Principals have recognized the young changemakers in our country through the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. They want to reward those students who distinguish themselves through community service.
Applications MUST be submitted before November 10, 2020.
Perhaps you lead by example through volunteering or you have gone above and beyond to address community needs in this unprecedented time of Covid -19? Maybe you have organized others to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need? If so, YOU ARE A CHANGEMAKER! Apply for this opportunity for potential local, state, and national recognition and scholarship awards.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Diggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant after January 10. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We 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 (book your appointment online at Loucoopey.com) in Mesa prior to October 1st for inclusion in the yearbook as these pages are submitted for printing during our December yearbook deadline. Please note that there will be head-shot photos only taken on campus November 10th if you are unable to book the studio appointment. There will be a brief retake day on Nov. 17th from 10:35-1pm.
For both options, students must adhere to the dress code that includes shirt & tie (jacket highly encouraged), collared shirts, blouses, or dresses. Clothing cannot be transparent and must be free of logos/signage/text. Headwear is not permitted (except in the case of religious or medical purposes).
All Students: Photos taken by the Lou Coopey studio for the yearbook, student IDs, and for purchase will be on 10/15 & 10/16, and scheduled through students’ English classes. English teachers will notify students which day their class is scheduled, and distribute packets for ordering prints prior to picture day. Retakes will be 11/17 during 4th & 5th hours. Note: Students who miss all three days are unable to be included in the yearbook. *Questions email or call Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser (480-545-3100)
**All photos and text must be school appropriate and present our students in a positive light. For information about school appropriateness please refer to the student handbook and school dress code.
Image Format should be 250 dpi or greater.
Ads may be created on a smartphone or tablet.
Technical assistance number: 1-877-362-7750
Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser
Fall sports calendar dates have been approved by the AIA Executive Board. The information below are the dates and times for when practice dates will begin for each sport. Athletic packets will need to be completed prior to the start date for each sport. Please follow this link Here for Register My Athlete to complete the online packet. Once it says "Ready for Tryouts" athletes will be cleared to try out. Please check out www.cvhsathletics.com for the recent information.
ESports - Registration is currently ongoing with a preseason start date of Sept. 15. No physical is required for Esports. Register My Athlete does need to be completed.
Football - First Practice – Sept. 7 - Equipment Hand Out will be September 4th starting varsity at 3:00 PM. Equipment will only be handed out to those that have everything completed on Register My Athlete. Athletic Fee does not need to be paid until September 21st.
Lindsie Rutledge, Wil Schommer, Gilbert Alva, Officer Dietz, Steve Piepenbrink
Hi my name is Lindsie Rutledge, I am a native to Gilbert, Arizona. I grew up attending school in GPS district and am currently in my 9th year working for the district. I have been at Campo for 7 of those years and this year will be my 4th year in security. I am currently attending CGCC which leaves little free time but I do still enjoy hosting movie/game nights with friends and family any chance I get.
Hello my name is Wil Schommer. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where I played high school baseball for Perry High School. When I was a child, I survived a rare pediatric cancer (neuroblastoma), and after enduring six rounds of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and radiation, I went on to take Perry’s inaugural 5A baseball team into the Arizona 5A2 State Championship game, scoring a 25 ACT and a 1473 SAT. I chose the Division 3 route and attended Austin College, in Sherman, TX, majoring in Communication and minoring in Exercise and Sports Science. I was a SCAC sportsman of the year and went on to be the captain of my senior season and hit for a .312 batting average. I currently reside in Chandler, AZ. I’m the lead Infield and Hitting Coach at Campo Verde High School and I train amateur ball players with Arizona National Baseball in Gilbert, AZ.
Hello my name is Gilbert Alva, this is my first full year at Campo Verde working in security. I have been living in Arizona for about 1 ½ years now and love it here. I retired with 23 years from a Sheriff’s department in New Mexico. My experience in law enforcement is with patrol duties, narcotics and investigations. I look forward to working with the staff and helping out the students.
Welcome to Campo Verde H.S. My name is Steve Piepenbrink and I am your security coordinator. I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. I have spent the last 25+ years in the security/investigation field. The last 8 ½ years with Gilbert Schools security and the last 9 months here at Campo. I look forward to a great school year. If you have any questions or just wanna say Hi, do so. Myself and my staff are always willing to listen. Every Person, Every Day Go Yotes!
Hello everyone! My name is Linda Vierira and this is my first year at Campo Verde working in security. As a matter of fact it’s my first year back to the state of Arizona!! I’m originally from Massachusetts but lived here for a short while in 2002. Such a big change since then!!! My experience comes from 20 years working in the Dept. of Corrections, so this should be pretty relaxed. I love the campus and look forward to knowing everyone. Please don’t let my sarcasm offend you - that’s just Boston. :)
WELCOME BACK to the new school year!!! Our PE Department is excited to work with all of our students in PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS TRAINING, DANCE, YOGA, and UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION classes. We are busily preparing our facilities and equipment for a safe, healthy, and fun experience!
PE, Dance, Yoga UNIFORMS:
Can be purchased online through the parent portal of IC or in person in our CVHS Bookstore. All students will need to have the proper uniform and a combination lock when we begin in person classes. Please contact Coach Cornell if you have any questions.
AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS:
We are excited to offer another year of "AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS" once we return to full time in person school. Once school resumes full time in person, 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 outide (when the weather cools down). Please see Coach Cornell for more information.
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.
4. MANAGING STRESS
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!
Events & Fundraising
Link Crew Fundraiser
Tri-University Week for Arizona students
Save the date for Tri-University Week, starting Sept. 8. Arizona’s three public universities are teaming up to host a series of college prep workshops for students and families to learn about topics ranging from scholarship and financial aid programs to the honors college experience. Register and see why choosing an Arizona public university is a great option. More details are coming soon.