COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

NOVEMBER 6


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STANDOUT COYOTES

CHS REPRESENTED AT STATE SWIM MEET

CHS swimmer, Tristan Hatch has earned the opportunity to compete at the State Tournament Saturday, the 7th at Skyline Aquatic Center. Tristan swims the 100 Yard Butterfly and qualified to go to State Championships in this event both last year and this year! His PR is 58.11. He also swims the 50 Free and was a few tenths of a second off from qualifying for State in this even as well. Tristan is a team leader, works hard, and focuses on results that help him progress.

CROSS COUNTRY BOADS WELL AT SECTIONALS

The following athletes represented CHS at AIA's Division 3 Sectional Meet Novemeber 4th: Ben Gardner, Makayla Engelhardt, Vanessa Carrizosa, Kate Allred, Kaytlinn Meitner, Luke Jensen, Regent Benedict, Tommy Nguyen and Isaac Nelson. All runners performed very well with Makayla Engelhardt placing 7th and scoring her personal best 20:14. Isaac Nelson placed 5th and Regent Benedict 6th with times of 17:58 and 18:02. These runners will be representing CHS at the State Meet will be Thursday, November 12th at 1:25 pm at Cross Roads Park.

GOOD LUCK COYOTES!!

Makayla Engelhardt, Regent Benedict, Isaac Nelson (L-R)

VOLLEYBALL WINS SECTION 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR

Our girls volleyball team beat the Spartans Thursday night at Vista Grande High School to solidify their top position in the section 3 games to 0. The girls have had a busy week since returning from quarantine playing 6 games in 8 days. Their 2 wins Saturday against Apache Junction and Poston Butte were definite boosts for the girls who had previously been defeated by both teams. The girls regular season concluded with a 9-3 record, 8-2 in-region. Combs will play Bradshaw Mountain Tuesday, November 10th 6:30 PM at Combs High School for their spot in the State Bracket.

GOOD LUCK LADIES!!

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-DEC 31 - 24 HR COVID TESTING AVAILABLE IN 300 PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF COYOTE RD AT CHS


NOV 6 - Boys Soccer OPEN FIELD, Ranch Elementary Field 3:00 PM

NOV 9 - WINTER SPORTS BEGIN, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling

Nov 16 - Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Picture Day

NOV 11 - Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL

PICTURE DAY NOVEMBER 16

FOOTBALL TONIGHT @ GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL

Combs Coyotes are taking on the Gilbert Tigers tonight. The game will be live streamed for those that can not make it to the game. Click the link below to watch.

WINTER SPORTS BEGIN MONDAY

ALL student/athletes must complete all requirements on registermyathlete BEFORE they will be permitted to tryout for any sport. Requirements include: Physical (completed each year), Code of Conduct (completed each year), Consent to Treat (completed 1 time at CHS), Brainbook (competed 1 time in high school), Participation Fee (for each sport participated in) as well as the electronic requirements on the website. Contact the athletic office with any questions, 480-882-3548. Tryout schedules are as follows:


BASKETBALL: Boys - 4:00 PM meet at Coyote Stadium Track, 5:00-7:00 pm in GYM

Girls - 3:00-5:00 PM in GYM, 5:00 PM at Track

SOCCER: Boys - 3:00-5:00 PM M, T, TR, FR 1:00-3:00 PM Wednesday Practice Field

Girls - 3:00-5:00 PM Practice Field

WRESTLING: Boys and Girls - TBD

CHS DRAMA CLUB IS HELPING FAMILIES IN SAN TAN VALLEY

Combs Drama will be collecting hygiene items for donation to Compassion Care Center in Queen Creek. These items will help families in the San Tan Valley area get assistance they need! Important items include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, women's hygiene products, and diapers and wipes. Please bring to the CPAC during school hours and we will make sure that your items go where they are needed most!

INTERNET DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY

Cox Communications is offering discounts on internet service for qualifying families, which is part of the CARES Act.


This program is called Connect2Compete. The parent has to complete an application and provide Cox with documentation that consists not only of school letterhead confirming student enrollment but also any other subsidy programs from which the family receives benefits. There are a plethora of FAQs on the website as well.

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

COUNSELORS CORNER

Attention Class of 2024!!! You are now one quarter into your High School experience and you should be getting a better idea of how classes, homework, and expectations at the high school level are like. You might have even heard the word "credits" floating around as your classmates discuss grades and graduation. Did you know that you have to have 22 credits to graduate? Each class is worth 1/2 credit per semester, so the entire year is equal to 1 full credit. Any grade of 60% or higher will earn you that half credit...any lower than that, and you have to make up the class. A common misconception is that any credits will do...no so. Arizona has laid out graduation requirements very specifically:

  • 4 credits in math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, math of choice)
  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Social Studies (World History, US History, Government/Economics)
  • 3 credits in Science (Integrated Science, Biology, Science of choice)
  • 1 Fine Art or CTE elective credit
  • 7 elective credits
When you fail any semester, it is important to make up the credit as soon as possible so that you can stay on track for graduation. Even more important: to do everything possible to pass the class the first time. Tutoring and help is available, teachers are willing to answer questions, and ensuring that you turn in all work will go a long way to help you in the goal.


Have questions about credits or need additional academic information? Talk to your counselor...they are here to help!

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

Dec 12 - 5 pm-Sister's Christmas Catechism Holiday Comedy Show. Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic.Tickets at www.cofare.io

Jan 22 - 8pm Carvin Jones - World renowned blues guitarist Carvin Jones, rated in top 50 guitarists by Guitarist Magazine brings his Ultimate Guitar Experience to you! https://www.carvinjones.com/event-details/carvin-jones-combs-theatre

Feb 12 - Piano Men Generations at 7 pm presented by TAD Entertainment celebrating the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Tickets at www.cofare.io

Mar 25 - Small Business Symposium presented by Darling Companies, Designed From Scratch Concepts and Network Together. Tickets at www.localsmallbusinesssymposium.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS


NOVEMBER 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

DECEMBER 17-18 - FINALS

DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 4 - WINTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL

NOVEMBER'S BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

CAC CONNECT CALENDAR

Due to Covid we are not able to do the CAC connect office live on your school campus so we are going virtual again for the fall semester.

We will have zoom check-in and chat sessions for students and parents on Wednesday’s starting promptly at 5pm for them to ask questions they have regarding CAC & details of how to become a CAC student.

SWIM @ STATE

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 8:30am

845 South Crismon Road

Mesa, AZ

Congratulations to Tristan Hatch for qualifying for the 2nd straight year

FR/SO FOOTBALL @ Poston Butte

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 6pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV FOOTBALL vs. Poston Butte

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 6pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FOOTBALL @ Poston Butte

Friday, Nov. 6th, 7pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Notice of Non-Discrimination

J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Compliance Officer for Title IX , Athletic Director, 2505 E. Germann Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-882-3540 and Compliance Officer for Section 504/ADA, Director of Student Services, 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-987-5300.

El Districto Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs #44 no discrimina en base a su raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o la orientación sexual para la admisión y su acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona un acceso igualitario a los Boys Scouts y otro grupos de jóvenes designados. El Districto Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs tampoco discrimina en sus prácticas de empleo y contratación. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para manejar las preguntas en cuanto a las pólizas de no discriminación: Funcionario de Cumplimiento de Título IX, Director Atlético 2505 E. Germann Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-882-3540 and Funcionario de Cumplimiento para la Sección 504/ADA, Director de Servicios Estudiantiles, 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or 480-987-5300.