The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

December 5, 2022

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

Hello CV Family,

This past week we celebrated Wellness Week. As a campus, we believe in focusing on student wellness beyond just one week. As exciting as it is for students, parents, and staff to be heading into the halfway mark of the school year, this can be a difficult time of year for students. The holidays can be challenging for some, as can the pressure on the academic side. As we approach finals, student expectations can be challenging. This season is a great time to connect with your child on how they handle the pressures and associated challenges of being a student. As we navigate the final weeks of the semester, please let us know if there is anything we can do to be of assistance.

Please note a couple of items I’d like to highlight, some of which have a detailed description and are in the newsletter with more detailed information.

  • Next Level and Coyote Preview Night: We are pleased to share that current 8th-grade South Valley Junior High students will be coming to Campo on 2/1 for Next Level. This two-hour event will help students learn more about Campo and its courses and programs. We will follow up with our traditional Coyote Preview Night on 2/6, allowing parents and students to explore course offerings and programs on our campus. Please keep these dates in mind if you have a student transitioning to Campo for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Coyote Celebration: Some of us are very privileged to have the opportunity to see ALL that takes place on our campus, from athletics, activities, academics, and our service groups. As well as the accomplishments of our staff. In an effort to let everyone see the diverse celebrate as a school, last Wednesday during Coyote Time, we gathered in the stadium. Our marching band shared their state championship performance with our students and staff. We then moved on to recognize almost one hundred students and staff for their accomplishments. It was a reminder of the level of excellence, especially when we learn about students placing nationally and internationally in competitions. Teams were recognized, and individuals all shared the spotlight. Lastly, we also celebrated our letter grade from the Arizona Department of Education. It was so well received that we will continue this tradition in the future!

  • Finals Schedule: It is important to review our finals schedule, especially for families new to Campo. The schedule is linked on our website and in the newsletter.

Best regards,

Mr. Tyler Dumas


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on our CAMPO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

and on social media.

Instagram: @cvhsmrdumas

Twitter: @CVHSMrDumas and @CVHSYotes

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important campus information


Please click the appropriate link below to view important campus information.








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Moment of Silence

As you know, in Gilbert Public Schools, many of our schools already observe a moment of silence as part of our school routine, along with citing The Pledge of Allegiance each day. Under a new Arizona statute, schools must provide students with the opportunity to observe one to two minutes of silence each day, and teachers and staff are not permitted to give students any direction on how to use this silent time. The statute reserves that right for parents/guardians and requires us to inform you of this right. Please take a moment to speak with your child about how best to use the daily moment of silence.


Annual Update

Reminder - Please Complete the 2022/23 Annual Update

It is extremely important that all GPS families complete the online 'Annual Update' in Infinite Campus every year. Even if your information has not changed you must still complete the 2022/23 Annual Update so we can ensure we have the most accurate information for your student in the case of an emergency. The information you provide is used by the district and your school to directly communicate with you regarding your student, or in the event of an emergency on campus. Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the 'Annual Update' today!



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

School Counselors:

A-C - Mrs. Dewarrat

D-F - Ms. Diggs

G-Le -Mrs. McManus

Li-Ro- Mrs. Lange

Ru-Z - Mrs. Carpenter

Academic and Wellness Coaches:

Academic Interventionist- Amy Jacobson

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker

College and Career Advisors:

College and Career Center Coordinator - Cassidy Chaney

On-Site CGCC Rep - Mrs. Chris Sabel

Counseling Secretary:

Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121

* The CVHS Counseling Department has a new and improved website: CAMPO COUNSELING

* Follow the CVHS Counseling Department on Instagram: @cvhs_counseling_dept

* Seniors: Take a look at our Senior Checklist for important information.


Winter Finals- Fall 2022

Due to test integrity, students will NOT be granted permission to take final exams early.

● On half days, a grab and go breakfast will be available as normal. Lunch will not be served.

● Students are not required to be on campus during their assigned lunch period on Monday, December 19th, or Tuesday, December 20th. Students who are on campus during their lunch will remain in the courtyard until the end of the period.

● EVIT students must be on the CVHS campus during their scheduled final exams. EVIT has been notified and it will not affect attendance.

● Parents are asked to avoid taking their children out of classes or exams prior to the end of the semester on December 20th.

wellness week

Our annual Wellness Week was held this week- November 28-December 2nd. It was an opportunity for students to learn about many aspects of wellness. It was a spirit week with a different focus on each day.

Opportunities included:

  • a visit with a therapy dog in the library,

  • calm and comfort of animals from our agriculture land lab,

  • celebrating our CV community with a school wide recognition assembly during Coyote Time

  • promoting movement via physical activity in the courtyard at lunch

    • yard games on Wednesday,

    • student-led yoga on Thursday,

    • student-led dance on Thursday,

    • weeklong dodgeball tournament through intramurals

  • reducing stress by coloring,

  • finding resources that educate on wellness through the library book display,

  • learning about the amount of sugar, sodium and caffeine is in some common products,

  • reading positive affirmations posted around campus

    • sticky notes from Radiate Club

    • chalk statements from NHS,

  • visiting our health fair.

We would like to thank some outside vendors who attended our health fair. Aurora Behavioral Health, Banner Health Melanoma Mobile, Community Bridges, Cooper the Therapy Dog, Dr. Jody Dagan, Gilbert Mercy Sleep Center, Dr. Tara Hodges, LaLoBoy Foundation, Oasis Behavioral Health, OrangeTheory Fitness, Dr. Alan Petersen, Saule Yoga, and Teen Lifeline were all able to talk to our students during Friday's lunch hours. Although not able to attend the health fair, a special thank you to Yoga Spot for donating a month’s membership for a faculty member raffle.

counseling corner

Each month the counseling team likes to get out to see the amazing things happening in students’ classrooms. So far, we’ve this year we have been able to visit Mr. Nolf’s Honors Geometry, Mr. Dillard’s Animal Science, Ms. Krauser’s Environmental Science, Mrs. Blackburn’s Anatomy, Mr. Kozacek’s Band and have been on multiple field trips with Ms. McLaren’s Business classes. Mrs. Lange has been able to have a little Zumba fitness fun with Mrs. Cook’s Dance classes, Mrs. Schnittger’s Yoga class and Mrs. Blackburn’s Girls PE class.

We’ve also enjoyed getting to know our students each month during their lunches by playing games and passing out candy and stickers!

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Global Academy Online Classes

Students currently taking online classes need to make sure they are on pace with their assignments and submitting their attendance daily. Go to the link below for instructions on how to submit attendance correctly: Students should be working on their class daily to avoid being dropped. Students should also be aware of their course’s end-date, and ensure that they have taken the final exam and requested their final grade prior to the end of the course. Any questions or scheduling of final exams can be directed to Mrs. Jacobson at

Students wishing to enroll in an online class outside of the school day must follow this link: and fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Google Form. Global Academy has sessions starting every two weeks so be sure to select the correct start-date. Session dates can also be found at the link above. Students must go through an online orientation before the class will be approved. Questions can be directed to the student’s counselor.


For those students that took the PSAT on October 25th, score reports will be available online starting December 5th. Students will need to log into an existing College Board account or create an account to view their scores. More information on scores and how to access them can be found here. Counselors will hold PSAT interpretation sessions in sophomore English classes in January. Interpretation information for parents can be found here.

AP Exam Registration

AP exam registration without a late fee has passed. However, students may still sign up for their AP exams with a $40 late fee charge by March 1, 2023. Follow the instructions below to register.

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EVIT opened the application on November 1st for current sophomore and junior students interested in attending for the 2023-2024 school year.

Students can apply by going to EVIT Enrollment. Once EVIT has all of your documents; Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, your application will be reviewed. These documents can be received by emailing Mrs. Jacobson (

If you are interested in attending EVIT, we suggest you apply as soon as possible, especially if you are hoping for a specific time (AM or PM) or want to attend the Power Campus as those programs fill up quickly; Aviation, Vet Assistant, Future Engineering, East Cosmetology, East Medical Assistant, East Nursing Assistant.

Chastain Durate ( is Campo's EVIT recruiter and can help with questions specific to EVIT.

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University Admission Reps

Attending one of our state schools in the fall? Students and parents may email our university admissions reps with any college questions:

ASU: Michelle Daut:

UofA: Madison Haggarton:

NAU: Elizabeth Friedli:

GCU: Lindsey Jenkins:

CGCC: Chris Sabel:



The Federal Application for Financial Student Aid is open. Any senior looking to attend college in the Fall of 2023 may fill out the application. Many scholarships are connected to filling out the FAFSA so it is a good idea to complete the application even if you do not qualify for any grant money. Visit to apply.
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student of the month

Town of Gilbert for October: Sam Villarreal
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Activities and Clubs

Mrs. Erica Duckett, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen: H - N

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



If you still have not had your Senior Portraits taken, you MUST schedule an appointment with Lou Coopey in order for your senior portrait to be included in the yearbook.


Call our studio at (480) 830-5667 to schedule an appointment.

Graduation Information

Graduation will be here before you know it! May 25th, 2023, to be exact. 7pm @ Coyote Stadium.

Jostens recently paid a visit to campus to facilitate orders for graduation regalia, announcements, class rings, letterman jackets, etc. See below to view one of the handouts that our rep, Cindy Serrano made available for us. The full order packets are in the lobby, by the front desk. Orders can be placed at Cap and Gown Unit includes cap, gown, tassel and medallion.

Jostens will be on campus on April 5th, 2023 to deliver all purchased items. (*Date subject to change. Read the newsletter for updates.)

Items will NOT be available for pick up in the Bookstore until after that date.

If you have any questions regarding your order, please visit for assistance. The Bookstore will not be able to assist you with any questions regarding your order.


coyote time

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Please submit this form to me if you want to send your transcripts out to colleges. You only need to fill the form out one time. We keep it on file for future requests.

CV Registrar, Peggy Rodgers


Picture Days

Club Photo day is February 16, 2023 9:30am @ Mini Gym

Smaller clubs go first, please, as requested by the Lou Coopey photographer. Thank you for understanding.

**Please note that some of the dates/details are subject to change.

Additional communication will be sent, if necessary, as we get closer to each event.**


Winter Formal: January 21, 2023 @ Main Gym from 7-10pm

Prom: April 15, 2023 @ Location TBD (stay tuned) 8-11pm

Information regarding dances, tickets and the spirit weeks preceding them will be announced via social media and school announcements, and in this newsletter.





SRDC (Dance)

Registration is CLOSED. Please refer to the flyer for times and dates of clinic and performance.
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link crew

With finals coming up and your freshman student in mind, Link Crew is hosting Cocoa and Cram! We know studying on your own can be hard, so on Tuesday, December 13 from 3-5 pm, all freshmen are invited to join teachers and Link Crew tutors for some snacks and studying. We will have hot chocolate and s'mores in the cafeteria and studying will be in the 500 building.
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Did you know that Campo has an ASL club! It's open to all students! Come learn about Deaf culture and ASL! We are planning a trip to Washington DC in the spring of 2024 to tour Gallaudet University (the only Deaf University in the WORLD), Mozzeria (the Deaf owned pizzeria), and the Signing Starbucks! - As well as all the other sights Washington DC has to offer! A parent meeting will be held on December 14th at 6 pm in the library!! Come check us out!!
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Yearbooks may be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $70 until Jan. 9, through the yearbook order center:

The school code for the order center is 16196.

Yearbook orders may also be purchased through Infinite Campus or the bookstore. Please note that there is a fee for all transactions made through Infinite Campus and Herff Jones.

Sept. 6- Jan. 9 - $70

*Jan. 10- March 1 - $75

*Yearbook orders are placed to the plant after January 9. Books are not guaranteed after that date. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We've 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 (480-830-5667) in Mesa.

Jeremy Zona, Yearbook Adviser


**PLEASE be mindful of where you purchase your yearbook from: Herff Jones OR through your Infinite Campus parent portal. Do NOT double-order, unless you intend to purchase TWO yearbooks. No refunds will be processed through the campus Bookstore**

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NHS is ending this semester strong. This week for wellness week, NHS Students went around the school and decorated the ground with chalk messages. These messages ranged from encouragement to inspirational quotes. On top of this, NHS has been participating in Campo’s Adopt a Family where students bring in gifts for other less fortunate families in Arizona. NHS signed up for three different families, and students brought in gifts for all of them. Way to go NHS Students!
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NHS Tutoring:

Additionally, NHS offers tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday in the library after school for any core subject like math, english, science, or social studies and the majority of electives. For any help, see any NHS student in the library.

NHS Membership Information:

National Honor Society membership drives happen once a year. In March of 2023, all Sophomores and Juniors who have a 3.8 unweighted GPA will receive an invitation to apply to NHS. All applicants must complete the application, which includes several essay responses; accumulated over 20 service hours in their Freshmen and Sophomore years; participate in a club or sports activity; and finally participate in a leadership role. Applicants are also required to obtain three teacher recommendations and one community recommendation. Once the deadline to submit the applications has passed, all applications will be reviewed by Campo Verde’s Faculty Council to determine acceptance. The process concludes with a formal induction ceremony held in April. Please contact Shawna Stea ( ) or Kathleen Zondlewski ( ) for more information.

NHS Meeting Dates

All NHS members are required to attend a meeting once a month, held in the library at 2:30. Meetings typically last 15-30 minutes and are mandatory to ensure good standing. Our next meetings will be held:

Tuesday, December 13th


performing arts



The Coyote Pride Marching band heads to Hawaii on 12/3/22 to march in the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade on 12/7/22. Support the band program by catching the LIVE Stream! We are #28 out of 86 entries in the parade. It will be live-streamed and will begin at 9pm Arizona time. Find the link on

During the trip, students, staff, chaperones, and add-on travelers will tour the North shore, Dole Plantation, and Polynesian Center, and enjoy the sites and sounds of the island.

The Coyote Pride Marching Band loves rolling up to parades and playing, 'Drop It Like It's Hot,' 'Uptown Funk,' and 'Fireball!' The crowd LOVED our performance! HUGE Shout out to our CVHS Cheer Team for joining us for this annual event - Gilbert Days Parade!
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Congrats to the Coyote Pride Marching Band for taking 1st Place in the 3A AzMBA Championships hosted by the CVHS BPO 11/12/22! The students did an amazing job and worked really hard all season to prepare for this show. Way to go! Special thanks to all of the volunteers and staff that made this home show a memorable experience.
In November, we had exciting events at Spectrum Elementary and Ashland Ranch to promote our elementary-level feeder guard program. Growing the program this way has proven to be a perfect fit for students and the Coyote Pride Marching Band!

Our annual Families Take the Field and encore performance was on 11/12/22 and was a tremendous success. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and families came out to learn how we rehearse on the field! Staff worked with all families on marching technique, flag basics, percussion basics, and drill. A special thank you to all who supported the marching band his season! We could not do it without you!



Congratulations are in order for the Campo Verde Concert Choir! They recently received the highest ranking, Superior with Distinction with a near perfect sight reading score, at the ACE Choral Festival. Way to go, keep up the hard work!

Members of our Advance Vocal group also had the privilege of singing our national anthem for the Quartz Hill Veteran's Day Program, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Ceremony and at the Town of Gilbert Veteran's Day celebration. They represented our choirs well and received high praise from event organizers.

Boyd Schnepf was selected to participate and perform with the All State Jazz Choir at the All State Jazz & Show Festival (Jan 31 - Feb 2) with a performance on February 2nd. This is a great honor, as their top Jazz Choir is made of the top 20 students from the state. Congratulations Boyd!

If you want to hear these groups and the other excellent CVHS choirs, join us for our holiday concert on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Prior to the concert, we will have a silent auction where you can bid on several great items including gift cards, tickets to local and state attractions, valuable baseball cards and bobbleheads and much more. Our silent auction will begin at 6:00 PM, come early and check it out!
We are still taking donations for our silent auction. If you're interested in supporting the choir program in this way, email

For anyone interested in auditioning for CAMPO IDOL, the sign up sheet is on the Choir Room door. We are auditioning for VOCALISTS and an EMCEE on Wednesday, December 7th from 4-8 pm in the choir room! Vocalists must memorize and perform a song of any style (school appropriate). You can use an accompaniment track or live accompaniment. Either way, be prepared with that at the audition.

Emcees, be prepared to introduce a ballad & upbeat performance. Develop your own script. Perform these two introductions as your audition.

You don't have to be in choir to audition! Come one, come all! Any questions, see Mrs. Flores in the choir room or email her at! Campo Idol will be January 20th in the CVHS Auditorium.

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The Campo Verde AFJROTC attended its first drill meet at Hamilton High School. They participated in Unarmed Regulation and Inspection, Armed Regulation as well as Inspection, Varsity Color Guard, and Challenge Color Guard. The Challenge Color Guard ended up taking 1st place! They also received 4th place in Armed Inspection and Regulation.
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Click the link or image below to view the new Bookstore Website.

All first semester class/club fees and all payments need to be in to the bookstore by Friday, December 16th.

The bookstore will be closed for transactions on the two half days before break.



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen O - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103

IG: @campo.athletics


Sports Eligibility

Gilbert Public Schools uses an online system of maintaining and tracking physicals and eligibility. To ensure your student's athletic eligibility for the 2022-2023 seasons, please go to and upload all required information. Please mark down your login information.

Visit our school's athletic website for important information regarding all sports at:


Hello Campo Families!
Campo Student All Sports Pass for athletics will get your student into all athletic regular season home events for the 2022-2023 school year. This is for Campo Verde students only. Please see the instructions for how to purchase the pass. Cost of this pass is $50.00, great deal if your student plans to attend a lot of home games!!

Link to purchase the Campo Student All Sports Pass

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Congratulations to the Campo Verde Girls Wrestling team for winning the Arizona Women's Cup on November 26th! Kirra Norman placed 5th, Natalie Rushmeyer placed 5th, Katie McCaan placed 5th, Ali Andrade placed 3rd, Ella Sims placed 3rd, Serena DeRosa placed 2nd and our champions were Bella Terrian, Bella McAuliffe and Bekah Hodges!
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Campo Verde Ice Coyotes had 4 players selected for the D1, D3, and JV All Star Games December 11th. Congratulations to our Ice Coyote All Stars.

D1: Liam Devlin

D3: Jack Rucka and Austin Williams

JV: Asher Berberian


physical education

Our PE Department is excited to work with all of our students in PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS TRAINING, DANCE, YOGA, and UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION classes. The 1st Semester is going well and coming to an end very quickly.

PE, Dance, Yoga UNIFORMS:

Uniforms can be purchased in person in our CVHS Bookstore. All students need to have the proper uniform and a combination lock. Please contact Coach Cornell or your PE teacher if you have any questions.


(October / November 2022)

Cedric Fricke (Coach Cornell)

Izzy Fischbeck (Coach M. Blackburn)

Garrett Villanueva (Coach Kaplin)

Danny Ferzacca (Coach Bishop)

DJ Ciardi (Coach Marino)

Noah Henehan (Coach Schnittger)

Adrianna Gizzo (Coach Cook)

Jacky Flores (Coach C. Blackburn)

*These students have been nominated due to their outstanding CHARACTER, COMMITMENT, and COURAGE!


We are excited to offer another year of "AFTER SCHOOL WEIGHTS" 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 outside (when the weather cools down). Please see Coach Cornell or Coach Kaplin for more information.

LOCKING / SECURING all valuables in PE Lockers:

All PE students are expected to lock ALL valuables in their assigned lockers at all times. It is our student’s responsibility to ensure that all valuables are secured. Thank you!


Our Blanket Drive for the homeless was a huge success. We would like to thank our CV community for donating approximately 200 blankets to those in need during this cold season. We appreciate how much our "CV Family" cares about others in need.


Our CV Physical Education Department would like to THANK all of our CV staff members, students, and community members for gift and gift card donations to serve families in need within our own GPS community. We successfully served approximately 100 families during this project. Because of your efforts, these families will have a happy holiday season.


I wanted to reach out and thank everyone who attended our 2022 NHSSCA "Family Day" this past Saturday 12/3 @ Williams Field High School. It was a great day of learning and growing together as we continue to work together to build Strength & Conditioning in our state and serve our student athletes to help them become their very best in all aspects of life. Saturday was a great conference of learning and it was so truly amazing to spend the morning with such a positive and awesome group of coaches.

As I wind down my 3 year tenure as our Arizona NHSSCA State Director, I just want to thank all of you for your friendship and support. It has been fun serving as our AZ State Director and I am equally excited to pass this position to Ben Brandau as I know he will do great things and provide great leadership in growing and improving Strength & Conditioning in Arizona. Ben is truly a one in a million strength coach, friend, and human being.


Coach Nick Cornell


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Library Updates


Library News and Information:

We are proud to announce that our school has been selected to participate in the Young Adult Favorites program. It is a national reading program organized by the nonprofit Children’s Book Council. Teens across the country will read and vote for their favorite new books during fall 2022, and their top picks – Young Adult Favorites – will comprise a free classroom & library resource for 2023. Students should see Mrs. Flaherty in the library if they are interested in participating.

Chromebook Information:

Our students recently were asked to change their password and to set up their preferences in order to have a MultiFactor Authentication System. This will keep their accounts more secure, especially from outside hackers. Now when students login to their account, they will have two different steps to prove their identity to login. The first step is their password and the second step is identifying their selected preferences in a line up of simple shapes.If a student forgets their selections, they can come to the library and have them reset.

Digital Citizenship:

If your teen wants a video game this year and you know nothing about it- look no further! Use the parent section of CommonSenseMedia. It reviews each game with an age recommendation, a section that explains the game, a section with other parents’ opinions, and a 0-5 rating on hot topics such as violence, language, romance, etc. It will tell you the game details of the platform to find the game on and the price. And lastly, it has talking points for you to bring up with your teen. It’s SO helpful!

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Career Center

Mrs. Cassidy Chaney, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Chaney is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.


Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram: @cv_college_career

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment

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Events & Fundraising


happy 50th anniversary

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CONGRATULATIONS to one of our original substitute teachers, Ajit Mohindra and his beautiful wife! Last Saturday, they were blessed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary along side some current and former staff members! How wonderful! Thank you for all you do for us on campus, Ajit!


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