The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

Volume 3.14

February 14, 2020


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

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Dear Campo Family,

Parents complete this brief survey about Campo and our leadership by Wednesday, February 19. This is an anonymous survey and your responses go directly to Ms. Marcie Taylor, Executive Director of Secondary Education, at the Gilbert Public Schools district office. Your input is important and valuable so please answer each question, as well as add comments in the comments section. This will help me reflect on my performance this year and any areas in which we can help to improve our school. Thank you for your continued support of Gilbert Public Schools!

CVHS Parent Survey

Also, please join us for our 3rd annual GPS "Run for Fun 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk" Saturday, February 29, 2020 at CVHS. We will have Fun Family Festival Games, Face Painting, and Meet Your Favorite School Mascot. Last year, we had a great turnout of "CV Family" and we would like to make this year's CV turnout even bigger. Info: ***Get 20% off with code LOVEGPS

Thank you for your continued support.

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



CV Bulletin Board


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coyote preview night

Coyote Preview was held Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Campo Verde was well represented by teachers and staff, each of whom contributed to the success of the evening. Incoming freshman and their parents were able to explore the campus and get information regarding academics, activities, and athletics. The class of 2024 attended with a spirit of excitement and we look forward to having them on campus next year.

Please complete the following survey and let us know what you thought about the event! Thank you! Coyote Preview Night 2020 Survey

If you missed the event you can view the presentations here:




stuco make-a-wish week

Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization that specializes in making children, with life-threatening illnesses, dreams come true. Every child is granted a wish that is specialized just for them. This year Campo Verde has the honor of raising money for this organization. With our inaugural Wish Week coming up next week, February 18-21st, we are looking for staff, student, and community support! There will be two restaurant nights one on February 19th at Barro's Pizza on Val Vista and Williams Field and one on February 20th at Someburros on Market Street and Williams Field. There also is a Movie Night on February 20th at 7pm in the main gym for free! Come out and show your support for such an amazing cause!

key club

This year Campo will be participating in its 18th semi-annual Cinderella Affair! Through the dates of Feb. 1-28 Key Club will be accepting donations of prom dresses that will be available for anyone in Arizona who isn't disposed to purchase formalwear. It is a truly beautiful way to contribute something you'll no longer use to someone in need. See room 517 for more info!
Thank you!
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Results are in for the 2020 SOUPerBowl Campo Can Drive! The winning class is..... Mr. Mac's 3rd hour class with 120 cans! As a school, we raised nearly 1,000 cans of food that will go to the Arm Care Center in Downtown Gilbert. Thanks Yotes for all your participation in making the community a better place and feeding people in need!
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Biomed students visited South Valley last week to introduce our program to the incoming freshman. We are excited to work with the class of 2024. Applications can be completed through the following link. BioMed Application Link

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Digital Photo students spent the day on a field trip to the Wildlife World Zoo last Tuesday taking photographs for their Animal Photography assignment.


FCCLA selling V-day Grams to raise money for purchasing large toy items for TOYBOX such as a toy kitchen & toy work bench.
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national honor society

Applications for the 2019-20 National Honors Society have been sent!

This last week, February 11th -13th Sophomores and Juniors who have earned a cumulative 3.8 weighted GPA during their high school careers will have received an email inviting them to apply for the National Honor Society for the 2020-2021 school year. The application will ask students to document evidence of completing 20 service hours and write essays detailing their scholarship, leadership, service, community involvement, and character. Furthermore, three teacher recommendations are required. Applications are due on March 2, 2020 by 300 p.m. to the counseling office or on Google Classroom (class code: jl6j2q7). Further details about the application and submission process will be included with the invitation letter and application. Once they have been received, applications will be scored by a panel of Campo Verde High School Faculty. Students will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted on April 3. Students who are accepted will be inducted at a formal ceremony on Tuesday, April 28th from 6-7:30 pm in the auditorium. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the CVHS NHS Advisor, Shawna Stea at


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,

Scholarship award ceremony

Has your student been offered a scholarship award? (Whether they will accept it or not.)

If so, CVHS would like to honor them at the end of the year, with our Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Please click on the following link to complete the scholarship information form. Please fill out a form for each scholarship offered.

2020 Scholarship information

Program recognition is not guaranteed if your information is not provided by Monday April 20, 2020. We realize that not all scholarships will be awarded by this date. We apologize for any student recognition that will be missed due to the date of this ceremony.

AP Exam Ordering Deadline

The final deadline to make any changes to your AP exam(s) is February 28th. This includes additions and cancellations, both with a $40 LATE fee per exam. For example, if your student marked "no" to an exam originally, but would now like to take the exam, he or she has until February 28th to sign up and pay with a $40 late fee per exam. Also, if you your student marked "yes" and paid for an exam and now no longer wants to take it, he or she has until February 28th to change their answer to "no" and get refunded $58 of the $98 per exam. Any cancellations after the 28th will result in no refund.

For those students in AP Microeconomics or AP Government this semester, since it is a semester class, there are no late fees. Students in this scenario can elect to take the exam in College Board and make their payment here: until February 28th.

college fairs

ASU Spring Career and Internship Fair

Arizona State University - Tempe

Memorial Union, Second Floor

301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

MCC's Semi-Annual Career Fair

Mesa Community College - Mesa

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (9am - 12pm AND 4pm-7pm)


Thursday, March 26, 2020 (9am - 12pm)

College Connect Workshop - Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

Tempe Public Library

3500 South Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85282

Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:30am - 12pm

Phoenix College Fair

Arizona State University - Tempe

Sunday April 19, 2020, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Host Contact: NaTasha Henry |


PE News



Students needing to make up points in Physical Education classes (absences) can choose one of the following: 1). Lunchtime Intramurals (must sign in), 2). After School Weights (must sign in), and 3). Read and summarize any article on a health and / or nutrition topic and write a summary of the article (submit to teacher). Each of these options is worth +4 points.


We will be collecting any athletic equipment (any sport new or used) to donate to children at Sunshine Acres Children's Home. There will be a large box outside of the PE Men's Locker Room that equipment can be placed in. Questions please see Coach Cornell or any Physical Education teacher.

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.

Lunchtime Intramurals:

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.


SLEEP is an important discussion topic in our Physical Education Department and specifically with our Student-Athletes. Here are some important SLEEP tips:

*Approximately 70% of HS students are not getting enough sleep each night.

*BENEFITS OF SLEEP: Improved concentration, mood stability, improved decision making, etc.

*SLEEP ROUTINES: Consistency is key, try to get at least 8 hours per night, keep the hour leading up to bed time free of electronics, use dimmer switches / lower lights, Bedroom cool and dark, Hygiene (Shower, brush, floss, clean PJ's), and calm your mind, happy thoughts, relaxed.


Our PE Dept will be kicking off an "Athletic Equipment Collection Drive" (new and used sports equipment (any equipment). The collected Sporting equipment will benefit SUNSHINE ACRES Children's home. Dates for Drive: 2/17-3/6


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CV Theatre Arts has had a busy first semester already! Our January showcase highlighted the work of theatre arts students, who performed scenes, monologues and reader's theatre pieces. At the end of the month, the competition theatre group participated in the Central Arizona Acting Festival. Luzmaria Acevedo and Taylor Kreps qualified for International Thespian Festival with their superior rated scene, Taylor also qualified for her monologue. Theatre technician Anna West's film qualified her for International Festival also.

As February began, the CV Theatre Arts Boosters hosted a night of murder and mystery, "Til Death Do Us Part", where adults and students alike took on characters.

Theatre students are preparing for their trip to New York City over spring break, and are looking forward to seeing professional Broadway productions. After our return, we open "Almost Maine" in early April. Save April 2-4 to see this charming comedy.

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On February 7th and 8th, Campo Verde HS Advanced Vocal traveled to Flagstaff for the annual NAU Jazz and Madrigal Festival. The students performed along with 150 other choirs in the jazz and madrigal divisions and earned superior ratings in both divisions. Their clinicians were Dr. Rollo Dilworth from Temple University for madrigal and Anders Edenroth from The Real Group for jazz.

This weekend, 13 Campo choir students will participate in the AMEA Central Region Honor Festival with Dr. Marcela Molina from the Tucson Girls Chorus as their clinician. The concert will take place at Mesa Mountain View HS on February 15th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.

On Thursday, February 27th, Campo Choirs will present their Pops Concert titled "Music of the Movies." The concert starts at 7 pm in the CVHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. We hope to see you there!

Finally, Campo Idol is finally here! 16 students will be featured in this competition that takes place on Saturday, February 29th at 7 pm in the CVHS Auditorium. Winners will receive cash prizes and the audience will be choosing their favorite artist as well. Tickets for this event are $5 at the door. You don't want to miss this!!


February CVHS Band Happenings

Good luck to our students performing this weekend at the Regional Festival Friday and Saturday! We are so proud of you!

Our Jazz Band will be performing at the North Valley Symphony Orchestra's (NVSO) 'All That Jazz! A Roaring 20's Golden Gala' on Saturday, 2/22/20 held at Sheraton Crescent, Phoenix, 2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021. NVSO is a non-profit community orchestra encompassing an adult orchestra and three youth ensembles. All NVSO musicians are volunteers who share a passion to rehearse and perform exceptional orchestral music for the North Valley community. For more information check out:

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Please welcome the BPO Board members for next school year:

President – Barbara Smith
Vice President – Stacy Norton
Secretary – Merritt Johnson
Treasurer – Kim Dabrowski
Member at Large – Jim Hart, Tiffany Anderson & Niki Brinkerhoff

Winter Season Competitions (for details see :

Sat, 2/29/20

CVIPE @ Gilbert High School

VWG & JVWG @ Mesquite High School


Library News


Library Information:

Go on a blind date with a good book! The library put together a display for February that has already been very popular with students. The display has books that are covered up so that students don’t know the title or what the cover looks like. The only information students have is a brief description of the book. They pick a book based on the description, check it out, then open the wrapping to find out what it is. When they are done with the book, they rate the book and get a sweet tweet from Mrs. Flaherty and Mrs. Jeffers. It has been a fun way to get students reading!

Digital Citizenship:

Many times we find ourselves in the midst of breaking news. Our teens are susceptible to disinformation even more during this time as they have information put in front of them from various social media platforms-information they may not have even been seeking out. Here are tips to guide them through these events: Teaching Kids Media Smarts During Breaking News.

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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. 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 remaining Saturday School Dates:

  • 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.



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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