The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.9

November 15, 2019


Principal's Message

Dear Campo Family,

We are excited to announce that Campo Verde High School is applying for A+ Schools of Excellence.

A+ Schools of Excellence™ is a comprehensive school assessment program that challenges school teams to work together to identify areas of excellence in teaching, learning, climate, community building, and leadership. A+ Schools are celebrated and recognized as outstanding. Earning the highly prestigious A+ designation spotlights the positive successes happening in public schools every day.

Here at Campo our vision, mission, and core values are supported and shared beliefs with everyone in our community. Our vision, mission, and core values help us to exemplify the definition and meaning of The Campo Way.

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

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

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



A+ Schools of Excellence™

"I love the rigorous coursework in honors and AP classes. The teachers always push students to their fullest capabilities and never settle for the minimum requirements. Classes are always engaging and inspire me to think outside the box."

"Someone always has your back- people are kind and that includes students, staff and support staff... a true family community"

"Campo Verde High School has the best support for special needs students. Excellent academic program and very supportive teachers, staff and students."

"As a foreign exchange host mom, I love the way Campo Verde welcomes foreign exchange students with open arms"

"We love the small school feel within the big city. The biomed program has been outstanding for our child. She has learned a great deal while growing in skill and confidence. The amazing teachers who lead this program have provided countless educational opportunities while creating a “family” away from home. We also appreciate the many clubs and sports available to students."

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.


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For over 25 years, 3TV has been honoring deserving teachers across Arizona for their dedication in the classroom and commitment to excellence.

Join 3TV in this year’s celebration by nominating a deserving teacher in your child’s life. A panel of judges will read the student written essays and select eight teachers to receive the Silver Apple Award.

Teachers selected will receive:

  • Silver Apple Award Trophy
  • $1,000 check to be used toward classroom projects or materials
  • A surprise in their classroom from Gina Maravilla or Javier Soto, who will air a story about the teacher during Good Morning Arizona and Good Evening Arizona.

You can find additional information at Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 5th, 2020.

Download nomination form

Download official rules


counseling department

Mr. Baker A-Da

Mrs. Harter De-Ho

Mrs. McManus Hu-Mi

Mrs. Schroeder Mo-Se

Mrs. Carpenter Sh-Z

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Wellness Week 12/2-12/6

Fun lunch time activities sponsored by your Wellness team, Campo students/clubs and community businesses.

12/2-Live Mindful

12/3-Live Well

12/4- Live Fit

12/5-Live Safe

12/6- Live Great

Arizona University Reps

GCU Admissions rep: Raza Fernandez,

ASU Admissions rep: Taylor Piazza

NAU Admissions rep: Lindsay Wilson,

UofA Admissions rep: Ellen Cyrier,

FAFSA 2019 is OPEN!

The FAFSA application started on October 1st for next year. To apply for this aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. FAFSA events are being held across GPS and more information and resources are available via the link below.

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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.


Town of Gilbert

student of the month

alex martin

Alex played an integral role in the beginning of the school year activities and organization. He assisted in the both the Administration office and the Library with the alphabetizing of all 2000 Awareness contracts and Chromebook information sheets. Alex also folded all the Fall Sport Athletic schedules that were handed out in the Fall Sport Parent Meeting. Alex regularly completes inventory for the student store to assure that is stocked with all of the items for students. He works in the cafeteria cleaning and arranging chairs and desks for students and staff. Alex performs many tasks on campus. He is very organized, neat and helpful . He is always happy and willing to preform any task he is asked. He completes each task with a smile and positive attitude. Alex is a joy to have on our campus. His attitude and work habits are greatly appreciated. Proud to have Alex as a Campo Verde Coyote.
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varsity football

Your Coyote football team runs onto the field each week alongside Chad Roderick who carries a shield representing an ancient Spartan mantra. This shield symbolizes fighting off the powers that they will face. As a team, they will fight like Spartans, a united brotherhood, and return with the shield as we face Higley in round 2 in our quest for a 5A Championship. This is only the second time in school history to advance that far, the last time being in 2013.

Come cheer on our Varsity Football team tonight!

November 15

at Higley High School


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Swim & Dive State Champions

Congratulations to Boys Swim & Dive that won Div II State Championship this past weekend, Girls Swim & Dive we're runner's up. Coach Peters was named Coach of the Year.

Paige Treptow won state in both 50 and 100 free

Kate Thomas, Sydney Blackhurt, Madelynn Krause and Paige Treptow won state 4x50 free relay

Kate Thomas, Neveah Bisdnack, Sophia Pederson, Paige Treptown win state 4x100 free relay

Luke Miller won state in 100 free

Luke Miller, Tucker Ashton, Jeremy Graunke, Christian Osterndorf 4x50 free relay

Boys Swim and Dive - Division II State Champions

Girls Swim and Dive - Division II State Runner-Up

Boys 200 IM - Division II State Champions - Meet of Champions Winner - All-American Consideration: Luke Miller, Tucker Ashton, Jeremy Graunke, Christian Osterndorth

Boys 200 Free - Division II State Runner Up - Luke Miller

Boys 50 Free - Division II State Runner Up - Jeremy Graunke

Boys 100 Free - Division II State Champion - Meet of Champions Winner - All-American Consideration - Luke Miller

Boys 400 Free Relay - Division II State Runner Up - Meet of Champions Runner Up: Luke Miller, Brandon Khul, Jeremy Graunke, Christian Osterndorth

Girls 200 IM - Division II State Runner Up: Kate Thomas, Sydney Blackhurst, Madelyn Krause, Paige Treptow

Girls 50 Free - Division II State Champion - Meet of Champions Runner Up - All-American Consideration - Paige Treptow

Girls 100 Free - Division II State Champion - Paige Treptow

Girls 400 Free Relay - Division II State Champions - Meet of Champion Runner Up: Kate Thomas, Neveah Bisnack, Sophia Pederson, Paige Treptow

Girls Division II Coach of the Year - Dave Peters

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campo verde cheer

Come support the Campo Verde Cheer team at Estrella Foothills High School this Saturday as they qualify for USA Nationals and go back to defend their JV National Championship Title. Also, help us cheer on our Varsity team who is moving up into a more challenging division this year.

Our Copper JV Team competes at 8:30 am
Our Green Varsity Team competes at 11:15 am

Entry tickets are cash only at the door.

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girls basketball

Come out and support the Coyote girls basketball program and grab a bite to eat at our concession stand. Home games are as follows...

Frosh 4:00, JV 5:00, Varsity 7:00

12/03 Barry Goldwater

12/05 McClintock

12/13 Centennial

1/9 Apollo

1/14 Higley

1/17 Gilbert

1/24 Casteel

1/28 Maricopa

1/7 Williams Field *SENIOR NIGHT*


Boys Volleyball

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finals survival kits

Is your child ready for final exams?

Want to give them some encouragement?

Send a final survival kit!

The campus community service club, Key Club, is putting together baskets and taking pre-orders through the end of November. The hope if to create some positive energy as we head into semester exams. Also, Key Club is raising funds for campus beautification and would appreciate your support.

The kits will include SMART water, Smarties candies, Nerds candies, chocolate, Extra gum, inspirational messages, some pencils, Post-Its, and a personalized message from YOU!

Please contact Cody Vasquez, Key Club Co-President, at if you have any questions.

Follow the link below to place your order.

Payments are due to the bookstore by Friday, November 29th.

Survival Kits will be delivered on Friday, December 6th.


link crew - make a wish

Calling all Wish Kids! Did the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant your wish, or maybe your sibling's wish? Link Crew is organizing a campaign to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you would like to be included in this campaign, stop by Ms. G's in room 307 or email at for more info!


winner winner turkey dinner

Hello CV Family!

It is almost time to start the 8th Annual Winner, Winner TURKEY Dinner Drive. We are committed to providing all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal to 60 Gilbert families in need; everything from the turkey and the stuffing to the potatoes and the cranberry sauce!

Key Club Health and Wellness Directors, Grace Briseno and Kathy Choi are organizing the event this year. The opportunity to sponsor a family for Thanksgiving is open to all in our extended Campo Family. If you would like to supply a family with a meal, please have a CV student follow this link while logged into their GPS account. Everything is due on Monday, November 18th! Thank you, Coyotes for making Campo a great place to be!

Winner Winner TURKEY Dinner Interest Form


Physical education department news

11th Annual Adopt-A-Family:

Our CV Physical Education Department will be conducting our 11th annual "Adopt-A-Family" community service project where we will be working to provide gifts and holiday meals to families in need with students attending Gilbert Public Schools.

Students will be given the opportunity to sign up through their PE teacher to purchase a single gift or if they are interested in having their family adopt an entire family and provide a gift for every member of the family that is an option as well. PLEASE CONTACT COACH NICK CORNELL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN "ADOPTING" A FAMILY IN NEED (PROVIDING A GIFT FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE FAMILY). Gifts can be purchased for as little as $5. Note: If you are interested in adopting an entire family in need you can choose between a SMALL (2-3 people), MEDIUM (4-5 people, or LARGE (6 or more) family. Please contact Coach Nick Cornell at for more information or to adopt a family in need.

Afters 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.


Spanish Honor Society

Thank you to Principal Cox for helping the Spanish classes bring in 2 Mexican artisans to share their beautiful crafts and talents with the students. The students heard from two presenters, a painter and a wood carver. We were able to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of their work. The presentations were done in Spanish allowing the students to practice their listening and comprehension skills. In addition, the students were given the opportunity to purchase some of the beautiful handmade jewelry pieces. Thank you to all who participated.
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Toybox kids reading to Cooper the Therapy Dog.

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FBLA attended the annual Fall leadership conference (FLEX) on the 14th. Students got to hear Superintendent Kathy Hoffman speak as well as a key-note from Fabian Rameriz. Students also go to select three courses to attend during session rotations on leadership, marketing, digital technology and more. Our Campo FBLA chapters continue to bring more and more students to this event each year.
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Computer science honor society

Campo Verde High School now has the official, national “Computer Science Honor Society” (CSHS) chapter. The national Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has rolled out to all 50 states. For the first time ever, the new CSHS enables students to bring recognition to their computer science achievements. Computer Science (CS) students choose to take a very challenging elective that deserves special recognition.

These students must participate in a computer science related community service project and must have a good grade standing in their CS class(es). Students who fulfill these requirements will be offered a national CSHS graduation cord.

The community service project that the thirteen Campo CSHS students chose was to teach computer programming to the nearby Quartz Hill Elementary School. The principal and the sixth grade teacher team graciously accepted our proposal.

Our second meeting with the sixth-grade teacher team was November 6, 2019. The high school students led a 6th grade activity that proved to be very fun in all three classrooms. The 6th graders created directions to make an Almond Butter and Jelly sandwich. This activity was making the point that computers can only do what the instructions say. There were a few funny results from some non-specific directions written by the 6th graders. A total of 12 different sandwiches were made, but only one came close enough to be called a sandwich.

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fine arts

Attention Art Students and Parents:

Reminder that art classes have a required course fee. This allows us to order materials and supplies needed for the classes. Please check Infinite Campus or reach out to the Campo bookstore or your child's teacher to see what fees are owed for your classes.


performing arts

Students of the Month:

Daniel Walker: Band

Sophi Blake: Choir

Simon Chavez: Orchestra

Noelle Black: Theatre Arts


Championships Celebration and the Coyote Pride Marching Band Culture

This past weekend marked a record for the Coyote Pride Marching Band as they achieved 1st Place in the AzMBA Class Championships on 11/9/19 at CVHS and the Bronze Award in the Grand Championships at Mesa Community College on 11/10/19! The band students have put in countless hours this season perfecting their skills and strengthening the team culture, which is evidenced by the dozens of awards earned this fall. Music has played a big role in developing this healthy culture and is a fundamental part of being a human. Think about it, whenever people gather together for any reason, music is present and a part of our everyday lives. Though the competitive marching band season has drawn to a close, the beat goes on...... WE ARE the CVHS Coyote Pride Marching Band all year long and proudly represent the Coyote Pride Culture in our town, school district, state, nation, and world.

Special thanks to the band directors, staff, parents, volunteers, CVHS Administration, and BPO for their devotion to our students and for supporting this thriving program. Without your belief and generosity, the band would not have achieved this recognition or growth. We have much to celebrate and oh so much to be thankful for at this time of year.

Next Stops:

Sun's Game Performance on Thursday, 11/14/19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena

London's New Year's Day Parade 2020 - We perform LIVE in the parade in London on 1/1/2020 and can be viewed on TV. For more details check out 2020 London's New Year's Day Parade.

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orchestra program

ABODA Festival Results

Congratulations to the CVHS orchestra ensembles for their performances at the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (ABODA) Festival in October:

  • Concert Orchestra: Excellent
  • Chamber Orchestra: Superior
  • Symphonic Strings: Superior

Winter Orchestra Concert

Please join us for our Home for the Holidays concert on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the CVHS auditorium! We are excited to present new music from all orchestra ensembles for your listening pleasure. Tickets will be sold in the lobby starting at 6:00 p.m.

  • $5 per person (children aged 5 and under are free!)
  • $25 for an immediate family with 5+ members

Upcoming Fundraiser

Purchase homemade salsa from a Gilbert-based small business. The Salsa Love fundraiser runs from December 2-13. The cost of two jars of this wonderful salsa is $20. Ask your favorite orchestra musician for information!

Booster Club Meetings

Join fellow orchestra parents/guardians at booster meetings each month at 7:00 p.m. in the orchestra room. Upcoming meeting dates are November 19 and January 21.

Website and Social Media

Keep up to date on orchestra program news and events at Like or follow us on these social media platforms:

  • Facebook: CVHSOrchestra
  • Instagram: campoverdeorchestras


library information

November is Native American Heritage Month as well as Thanksgiving. We made sure to provide learning and wellness opportunities for our students to be a part of in the library. We have a display with nonfiction books on Natvie Americans and also fiction books written by Native American authors. We also have a display for Thanksgiving that has cookbooks and another display that focuses on being thankful and sharing notes with others about what they are thankful for.

Digital Citizenship:

We are proud to announce that all Campo Verde teachers have become Common Sense certified. All teachers went through training by a Common Sense Ambassador and have submitted and been approved as certified Common Sense Educators. This means our teachers, “believe in the power of technology to transform learning and know that digital citizenship is an essential foundation for effective digital teaching.” We are proud of our recognition and appreciate the education and tools to help our students navigate our evolving digital world.



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 on select Saturdays (see below) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library.

Saturday School Dates:

  • November 2, 2019

  • November 16, 2019

  • December 7, 2019

Please use this link for other Academic support resources.



Join us for 4TH HOUR lunchtime intramurals on TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS (starting at 11:00am) in the main gym. Coach Cornell & Coach Bishop will be supervising the 4th hour intramurals. 5th hour lunch intramurals will be held EACH AND EVERY DAY in the mini gym during the entire 5th hour class period (Coach Matthews will be supervising the intramurals during 5th hour). Please see any PE teacher with questions.


Saturday School NHS Peer Tutoring

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, see below for future 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.

Saturday School Dates:

  • November 16, 2019

  • December 7, 2019

Please use this link for other Academic support resources.


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.


attendance reminder

EXCUSED Absences: (may be one of the following)

School related: If a student misses a class for a school activity (i.e. field trip, counselor, etc.) he/she is not reported absent to the office, but is responsible for making up all missed work.

Other excused absences: An excused absence is one in which the parent has notified the school within 24 hours of the student's absence and the school administrator has approved the absence. When a parent knows that the student will be absent for more than one day, one phone call to the school will be sufficient.


An absence is considered unexcused if the school has not been notified within 24 hours of the student’s absence. Any student who has 10 consecutive unexcused absences from school may be withdrawn. The parent will be informed, in writing, when this happens. It is required that the parent accompany the student for re-admittance.

Check-In/Check-Out Procedures:

Students arriving late to, returning to/departing from campus during the regular day must check in and out through the attendance office. Students who do not comply with this procedure will not be excused from classes.

Lunch Sign-In/Sign-Out Procedures:

All District schools are closed campuses. A parent must sign the student out, in person, in order for the student to leave for any reason. Self-excusers (18 year old students with parental permission) are not allowed to sign themselves off campus during lunch without parental permission. Self-excusing is a privilege, not a right, therefore this privilege may be revoked at any time.


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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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