COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

February 7, 2020


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STANDOUT COYOTES

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SENIOR COYOTES: Brayden Bernal, Sebastian Janik, Ian Loggins

COYOTES commit to Play at the Next Level

Wednesday, February 5th (National Signing Day), CHS had 3 Seniors commit to play football at the College Level. Brayden Bernal, a 2 year varsity player and 2nd team All-Region Defensive Back plans to attend Ottowa University this fall to study Exercise Science and become an EMT and Firefighter. Sebastian Janik is a 3 year varsity Fullback and will be playing for the Presentation College Saints in South Dakota. He will be studying nursing and hopes to become a flight nurse and firefighter. Ian Loggins is a 2 year varsity player and 1st team All-Region Placekicker this year and 2nd team All-Region Placekicker his Jr season will also be attending Ottowa University in the fall in Surprise, AZ. His plans are to become a mechanical engineer.
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Coach Tauiliili, Sabastian Janik, Coach Miller, Brayden Bernal, Coach Cox, Coach Shaw, Ian Loggins

Cultural Awareness Assembly

CHS had the pleasure of being culturally enriched Friday morning with 3 diverse performances. Students were greeted with Latin Music played by current and former CHS students.

Our Rush Dance Company followed with a Bollywood Dance Performance. The Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theater performed and then were joined by CHS students to close the assembly.

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know? Not all physical activity has to come from PE. Mrs. Downing's dance classes are a great way to have fun, stay in shape, and learn new techniques. Her classes range from beginner to accomplished and students have the opportunity to try out for RUSH, our own Combs High School dance team. If you think that you'd enjoy some time on the dance floor make sure you sign up for the class during registration. Questions? Talk to Mrs. Downing or your counselor.


Upcoming events:

  • February 13 and 14: EVIT on campus to meet with potential students
  • February 27: ACCUPLACER test, administered by CAC
  • March 6: End of Quarter 3 and beginning of Spring Break

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NCDC TRAINING

This week our school and administrators attended the NCDC Conference at the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. To learn more abut Modern Teacher and Blended Classrooms, attending work shops on important topics.

DONATION DRIVE

Help Combs High School Band raise money by donating your gently used items!!!


Bring donations to the Big O Tire located on the South East corner of Ocotillo and Ironwood. Saturday, February 8

10:00am - 12:00pm

FRESHMAN CLASS FUNDRAISER

Mentionthefundraiser at the register and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to: COMBS HIGH SCHOOL

22ND ANNUAL AJHS NJROTC BENEFIT CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Please come join us at our Annual Car Show February 8th at the AJHS South Parking lot. You can enter a vehicle (See attached) or as a car enthusiast come check out the rides, vendors, raffles, door prizes, music, and food (Breakfast and Lunch)! If not you, then maybe you have a family member or just know someone who would be interested

CURIOUS MINDS WELCOME!!


Bring your curiosity and spirit of adventure to ASU's annual open house for an exhilarating glimpse of the nation's most innovative university!

At ASU Open Door, visitors of all ages can engage in hundreds of exciting, interactive activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math on all four campuses.


Visit our website for more information

ASU SUMMER PROGRAMS

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FEMA accepts Youth Preparedness Council application


FEMA is accepting applications through Mar. 8 for its 2020 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) from students in grades 8-11. The YPC gives youth the chance to meet peers from across the country and to work together on exciting projects. Members will travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual YPC Summit. Since 2012, FEMA has brought youth together, nationwide, who are passionate about preparedness and community service. As part of the YPC, members can build leadership skills, represent their schools and communities, and share perspectives, feedback, and opinions with FEMA.


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ARIZONA YOUTH SURVEY

Combs High School Sophomores and Seniors will be participating in the Arizona Youth Survey on Tuesday, February 18th. The participation is important to our campus and district because it will capture student feedback on the frequency of problematic behaviors in youth (i.e. substance use, bullying, risk taking behaviors), and the factors that may influence the prevalence of these behaviors. The collective results will then help us to offer social-emotional programming and better support our CHS students. The survey will take about 45 minutes and will be completed during the class period on the 18th. Survey responses are anonymous and confidential. If you choose to not have your student participate in the survey, please return the opt-out form attached in this newsletter to the CHS front office. The opt-out forms will also be available in hard copy in the front office at CHS. We thank you in advance for your support of this survey.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

FEB 8: CAR WASH, Big O Tires Sponsored by: Band Boosters

FEB 10: SPRING SPORTS BEGIN

FEB 12: TRACK Parent Meeting, Coyote Stadium 5:00 PM

- School Board Meeting, CMS 6:00 PM


ALL WEEK: Prom Theme Voting, Blanket/Toy/Dog Food Drive, Valentine Grams 4-sale, Wooden Roses 4 sale

SPRING SPORTS BEGIN FEBRUARY 10th

All requirements must be complete for athletes to participate in tryouts or practice.

Registration is completed on REGISTER MY ATHLETE.COM

Once a student/athlete has an account it only needs to be updated yearly.

Requirements that must be updated yearly include:


  • Sports Physical (performed after 3/1/2019)
  • Code of Conduct

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB 17 - Presidents Day, NO SCHOOL

MAR 9-16 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

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OFFERING HEALTH SERVICES FOR UNINSURED YOUTH

Banner Children's HealthMobile offers healthcare for uninsured children and youth. This service is free and a bilingual scheduler will be available if necessary.

Services Provided:

  • Sick visits and follow-up care
  • Well-Child exams/SPORTS PHYSICALS
  • Immunizations
  • Health education
  • Referral to appropriate specialty care (cost of specialty services are not covered by Banner Children's Community Clinic)


These services are available at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Rd. in San Tan Valley on Thursdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

APPLY FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH

Applications for Free and Reduced Price Meals are accepted anytime throughout the school year. Log on to EZMEALAPP.COM to enter your information. Approval takes approximately two days with our on-line application. If you have questions, feel free to call Kitchen Managers Laura at 480-987-3544 or Patty at 480-987-5311. Don't forget, students eligible for free or reduced lunch (40 cents) are also eligible for free or reduced price breakfast (30 cents). We look forward to serving your student soon!

COMBS HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL EVENT

The Early Childhood program at CHS is once again hosting preschool child care event. To the first 15 that register. You can register through the link below.

CPAC COMMUNITY EVENTS


The Combs Performing Arts Center is pleased to welcome the Pinal County Spelling Bee on February 14, 2020 at from 8 am to 12.


Sweetheart Cinderella Pageant.-Scholarship opportunities!

Arizona Cinderella is one of the longest and largest youth development pageants in the country. We are proud to award over $7,000 in college scholarships each year, and we enjoy helping young women learn skills that empower them to achieve their dreams. Cinderella is all about inner beauty, that is expressed by each participant as she steps across the stage. Our goal is to foster self-confidence and public speaking skills in young women and encourage our judges to look for girls who are equally poised, personable, and talented. All local participants qualify to attend the Arizona state finals in April, and all who participate in the state finals qualify to attend the International Finals in July. Registration for the February 15, pageant is open until February 10. Email SweetheartCindygirls@gmail.com for registration information.


Age Divisions

Cinderella Tot: 3-6 years old
Cinderella Miniature Miss: 7-9 years old
Cinderella Miss: 10-12 years old
Cinderella Teen: 13-17 years old
Cinderella Woman: 18-29 years old


TAD Entertainment presents ABBAFAB A Tribute to the music of ABBA. Get ready for Combs Curtain Call's Production of "Mama Mia" by checking out this FAB show! Having played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and abroad, ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved artists and musicians! This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen, and countless others. From ABBA’s earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on a technicolor journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today! ABBA’s record-breaking string of hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages. With vocals and musicianship the are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so lets ALL party like it’s 1979! For tickets https://cofare.io/CoFare/showDetail.cofare?code=935 For a preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgX54RhWze8

Support Combs High School extra curricular activities and REDUCE your Arizona state taxes!!

JO Combs Tax Credit

Varsity WRESTLING @ Sectionals

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 8am

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

TIME TBD

Girls SOCCER vs. Apache Junction

Monday, Feb. 10th, 4pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

SENIOR NIGHT

Boys SOCCER @ Apache Junction

Monday, Feb. 10th, 4pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL @ Apache Junction

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 4pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

Freshman - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Apache Junction

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 5:30pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Varsity WRESTLING @ STATE

Friday, Feb. 14th, 8am to Saturday, Feb. 15th, 6pm

Main Street

Prescott Valley, AZ

TIMES TBD

Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimation

The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300.


El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 o (480) 987-5300.