The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

May 23, 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 made it to the last week of the 2020-2021 school year. As we enter the final week we would like to wish all of our students the best of luck on their final projects, unit exams, and presentations. We are so proud of all our students for their hard work this year.

Seniors, please remember this is the LAST weekend to complete your work and complete your online classes. We want to watch each of you walk across the stage next Thursday evening at Graduation.

If any students or parents have any questions as we wrap up this school year please send me an email.

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



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Still wondering how you’re going to keep your child engaged and learning this summer? The Gifted Education Parent Council has created a list of programs from around the state that keep kids thinking, playing, and exploring. The list can be accessed online anytime by visiting the Summer Activity Database. Please feel free to share this with anyone you wish.


Follow us on Facebook @gilbertgifted throughout the summer!

More information on the Gifted Education Parent Council (GEPC) can be found on the district website:Gilbert Schools→ Academics→ Gifted Education→ Gifted Education Parent Council

We also need reps! So please reach out to us if you want to represent your school.


from our health office


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important information

Just a few Friendly Reminders as we plan for the 2021/2022 school year……..

*Please remember to pick up any medication that your student has had in the Health Office for the 2020/2021 school year. Any remaining medication that is not picked up will NOT be stored over the summer and will be destroyed. Please stop by or call the Health Office to make arrangements.

*All medications must be checked into the Health Office. Students are not allowed to carry medication with them at school unless the use of the following medication is required: epi pens, inhalers, and diabetic emergency medications. However, these medications must be checked in and accompanied by the appropriate forms to the Health Office prior to carrying them at school. Forms can be found on the Gilbert Public Schools website under Health Services or in the Health Office.

*Medications may only be brought to school by a parent/guardian or another adult over the age of 18. All medication will be in a properly labeled container from either the pharmacy for prescription medication or in the original container for over the counter medication. Make sure to check the expiration date.

*Narcotic pain medication will NOT be administered at school.

*If a medication needs to be administered daily or is a prescription medication, a “Request for School Administration of Medication” form must be completed by both the parent/guardian and doctor before medication may be administered at school. This includes any over the counter medication that indicates it is not to be give to anyone under the age of 18, usually medication containing aspirin (example: Excedrin). This form is available on the Gilbert Public Schools website under Health Services or from the CVHS Health Office. If having the forms completed this summer, please make sure they are dated AFTER 7/1/21.

*If you received an immunization referral or your child gets immunizations over the summer, please bring the updated records to the Health Office at the start of the school year.

*Please contact the Health Office for any questions. Have a healthy and safe summer!

-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


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


end of semester schedule


summer school

Sign up now for GPS summer school!

Online and In-Person options available. Registration closes May 28th.

See your counselor to sign up today!

Check out the website for more information:

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ECAP visits

Counselors completed Junior ECAP visits on Tuesday, April 20th in all junior level English classes. The presentation included information on what students should be thinking about as they transition into their senior year; ACT/SAT testing, AZ university requirements, university and community college costs, scholarships, military, CTE/trade schools, etc. Students also had the chance to visit the GPS Thrive website and explore AzCIS. Below is the presentation.




Planning to attend another school either in district or out of district next semester? A parent or guardian must officially withdraw their student from Campo Verde High School and return all school property. The process only takes a couple of minutes at the Attendance office. Their hours are 6:30 a.m - 3:45 pm and if you call ahead they will have the paperwork all ready for you to sign. Completing this in a timely manner will help the transition to your student’s new school.


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.


ACE Plus-Hoop of Learning

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

ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning



EVIT has opened their online application.

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:




For all seniors:

As you are preparing to move forward with your post secondary education, please complete this transcript release form for the college you will be attending in the fall. The transcript will be sent out in June once all grades are finalized and transcribed. You can email the form back to me at Congratulations and best of luck in the future!




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





We will have two baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, May 23rd, at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm in the CVHS Auditorium. The auditorium doors will open for guests 30 minutes prior to the ceremonies.

Students who plan to participate should be in the mini-gym no later than 1:45 pm or 3:45 pm (depending on the chosen ceremony time). Seniors should wear their gown, medallion, cap & tassel, and a face mask.

Two tickets per student will be allowed for family/friends.

Tickets are limited for each ceremony, so we encourage students to pick up tickets early, especially if you need a specific time slot. Keep your tickets in a safe place; lost tickets will not be replaced.

Families and friends may watch the ceremony via live stream using the link below.



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


Shuttle buses will be running to and from Campo Verde campus and Central Christian Church (corner of Germann and Lindsay). Overflow parking will be on the dirt lot at the church. Three buses will be available. Please respect social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required.

Families and friends may watch the ceremony via live stream using the link below.


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


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Capstone with the most potential for social impact goes to Taylor Whitten for her research on “The Application of Nanotechnology in Treating Alzheimer’s Disease”
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Voted by her peers, the 2021 Senior with G. R. I. T. Award respectively goes to Kaitlyn Lathrop.
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Performing arts

Performing Arts April Students of the Month

Theatre Arts: Grace Johnston

Choir: Rachel Nolan

Band: Alexi Pinon

Orchestra: Melanie Hamon

Performing Arts May Students of the Month

Theatre Arts: Ashley Mierjewski

Choir: Hayden Grossarth

Band: Cougar Harker

Orchestra: Ben Schultz


Strolling Strings has recently had the opportunity to perform for many events on and off campus. Here is a picture from one of our performances at Mariposa Point Assisted Living Facility. The students have enjoyed playing for community members and the senior citizens are grateful for live music. One resident took the time to send a thank you card to our students that said, "Your enthusiasm and talents were much appreciated. You brought music to our hearts and souls and brought happiness to many of us. Thank you for giving us a wonderful afternoon." This is what it's all about: Making music and sharing our talents with those in the community. Way to go Strolling Strings!

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United Sound is an organization whose mission is to provide musical performance experiences for students with special needs through peer mentorship. You can learn more at

Check out our United Sound musicians in action! United Sound new musicians and mentors will get to perform at the Orchestra Concert on 5/13.

Students who made the AMEA All State Orchestra performed "Danse Bacchanale" Check out the video of their performance here:

Congratulations to Isobel Andersen, Ben Burton, Jacob Crossley, Kylen Jones, and Trevi Thompson!

Did you miss the Orchestra concert on Thursday night? If so, you can still watch the live streamed recording here:

A.P. Music Theory

Some of our A.P. Music Theory students were able to go on a field trip to the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. While there, we were able to learn more about the recording process, music production, and broadcasting.

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Percussion Chop Shops and Guard Spin Clinics have begun for 2021 - 2022! We are excited to plan ahead, start practicing, and bring together this new group of students eager to learn and grow!

The Performing Arts Department presented the musical: Little Shop of Horrors and it was an amazing production! The actors, band, stage crew, directors, and production team did a phenomenal job!! WAY TO GO!!! We are so proud of you! Special thanks to the campus Admin and auditorium crew for their support.

You can see the playbill from the performance here.

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Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103


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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.


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


job training

The Town of Gilbert has partnered with the Maricopa Community College District to provide job training scholarships for Gilbert residents (students, parents, community members) who have been impacted by COVID-19 in any manner (reduced hours, limited job opportunities, loss of wages, illness, etc.).

The training scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not based on income. Plans are to offer #GilbertTogether resident career training scholarships through December 2021, or until funds are exhausted.

The programs of study offered provide entry-level and upskilling opportunities for approximately eligible participants to prepare for careers in business, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and trades. The career areas offered are in high demand, with the potential to earn more than the median Maricopa County wage.

Please encourage interested individuals to attend a virtual information session on May 6th from 6:00PM – 7:00PM. See attached flyer.

Additional information can also be found at


For students who live in Mesa the following opportunity is available.

The Mesa College Promise is a commitment from the City of Mesa to its residents that all eligible graduating Mesa high school students can attend Mesa Community College for two years with Arizona resident tuition and fees fully funded. The Mesa College Promise provides financial support to students with demonstrated financial needs but who have not received enough Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) funds or other scholarships to completely cover the cost of college.

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Library Updates


For our last month of school, we are featuring books that seniors can relate with. These books all have seniors as protagonists and they deal with topics such as, getting into college, Prom, figuring out what to do after high school, and more. We hope our students will enjoy reading about experiences they can relate to.

Also, Coyotes make sure you get your library books returned and any fines paid off before you leave for the summer. Thank you!

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digital citizenship


Parents, you are probably aware of Snapchat and how your teen uses it. But there are more apps out there that your teens are using that you may not know about or you may have never even heard of them! Read up about some popular messaging apps used by teens in this article and find out what the apps are good for and what aspects you should be concerned about.


Events & Fundraising


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