COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

February 14, 2020


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STANDOUT COYOTES

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6 COYOTE WRESTLERS WILL COMPETE FOR STATE TITLES

Last Saturday our Coyote Wrestlers competed at the Sectional Tournament at Poston Butte High School, needing to place in the top 4 to qualify to compete at the State Tournament February 14th and 15th at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona. All 12 wrestlers represented CHS well, with 6 of them qualifying for the State Tournament.

Good Luck Boys!

PICTURED L-R: Coach Hood, Zavier Fernandez, Taniela Taunima, Seth Fernandez, Michael Davenport, Cody Owen, Michael Burgos, Kayden Acosta, Shawn McDougal, Coach Salas, Coach Miller

CAC CONNECT

Combs High School is excited to be partnering with Central Arizona College to improve the student transition process from high school to college. The program, called CAC Connect, will begin February 24th,. Each Monday, a representative from CAC will be on campus in the College and Career Center to meet with students. Students will have the opportunity to meet with CAC advisors, academic departments and recruiters during normal school hours. They can explore career options, apply online and register for classes, all without leaving the high school.

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know? If students are looking for a fine art credit but aren't musical or interested in dance, there are still options! Drawing and Painting and Ceramics with Mr. Martin and Ms. Diquattro are a great way to explore and expand your artistic abilities, or to even start your journey into the world of art. We also offer AP Art Studio as an option AND Combs High School even has a kiln on site so students can fire their ceramic pieces. Would you like to see some of our students' creations? It's often on display in the cases and on the walls of the front office, and will not only give you a glimpse of how talented our students are, but how our amazing art teachers are helping them refine that talent. Stop and take a look next time you stop by!


Upcoming Events:

  • February 27: ACCUPLACER test, administered by CAC
  • March 6: End of Quarter 3 and beginning of Spring Break
  • March 24: UofA on campus during Conference

NO SATURDAY SCHOOL!!!

Due to the holiday weekend, there will be no Saturday School this weekend, it will resume next Saturday, February 22.

SAY YES TO PROM!!!

Prom season is inching closer to us and it is time for students to start looking for their attire. For many, prom, is not an option due to the expense. Say Yes to Prom is here to help alleviate the stress and expense of the wardrobe. With over 1000 dresses, some men's attire, and accessories we can help everyone experience the magic of prom.

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS!!!!

If you have not already ordered your Son/Daughters cap and gown, you can do it today by clicking the link below.

JO COMBS 2020 PARENT SURVEY

Please click on the button below to fill out the 2020 Parent Survey.

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK RECOGNITION AD TODAY!!! THE DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY, 28

FRESHMAN CLASS FUNDRAISER

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

CURIOUS MINDS WELCOME!!


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ASU SUMMER PROGRAMS

Polytechnic campus

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 18: Girls BASKETBALL Banquet, Cafeteria 6:00 PM

FEB 19: SPRING SPORTS PICTURES

- CTE Mock Interviews, Library 7:00 AM- 2:00 PM

- DRAMA Improv Show, Black Box 3:00 PM

- WRESTLING Banquet, Cafeteria 7:00 PM

FEB 20: CTE Mock Interviews, Library 7:00 AM- 2:00 PM

- "Dream It, Be It", Library 2:30 PM

- Girls SOCCER Banquet, Cafeteria 5:00 PM

FEB 21: DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT, GYM 5:00 PM

- Coyote Boys SOCCER Alumni Game, Coyote Stadium 6:00 PM


ALL WEEK: Prom Theme Voting, Blanket/Toy/Dog Food Drive

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB 17 - Presidents Day, NO SCHOOL

MAR 9-16 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

CPAC COMMUNITY EVENTS

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 preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgX54RhWze8


Sweetheart Cinderella Pageant on Sunday, February 16, 2020.


Registration begins at 8 am. Pageant begins at 10 am. Audience admission is $5. 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.


The Collingsworth Family on February 29th at 2 pm and 6 pm.


IMC concerts is pleased to present the Gospel Music sensations, The Collingsworth Family. Tickets are still available for the 2 pm show. The 6 pm show is sold out.


For tickets visit http://www.imcconcerts.com/

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.
S4: The Rundown - February 2020

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

JO Combs Tax Credit

Varsity WRESTLING @ STATE

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

Main Street

Prescott Valley, AZ

TIMES TBD

Varsity SOFTBALL vs. ALA- Ironwood

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 3:30pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

SCRIMMAGE

Varsity BASEBALL vs. Tempe

Friday, Feb. 21st, 3:45pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

SCRIMMAGE

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.