The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

November 2, 2018

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Message from the Principal

A major factor in student success is attendance. When students are not in class when the bell rings, the students are considered tardy and they are sent to Sweep for that class period. If a student accumulates multiple tardies, the student will receive additional consequences, starting at their third tardy, that range from In School Suspension and in some extreme cases Out of School Suspension. Please help us to encourage our students to be to class on time and ready to learn each period. Thank you .

Chris Farabee, MEd

Principal Combs HS

Meet Ms. Pollock

Behind Door Four-Thirty-Four

For the past few years at CHS there's been a large turnover of faculty leaving teachers and students with the task of learning the names of all the new faces around campus, and the teacher in classroom 434 is no exception.

Meet Mr. Gutierrez

California Beaches to Arizona Sunset

From Los Angeles, California, CHS welcomes Paul Gutierrez as one of CHS' new security guards. Gutierrez said it was a risk to take the job but he is happy he works here, Gutierrez fell in love with education while he was volunteering at the Chandler Boys and Girls club.

Students of the Month


RUSH Dance Company was able to donate 45 bags to Project Sleep Tight! The bags contained a toothbrush, book, blanket, and stuffed animal, and will be given to children in need through the organization. Thanks to everyone who helped with a donation! With a small donation, you’ve made a huge difference in the life of a child.

SWIMMERS qualify for D2 State Swimming Championships

Haylee Haynes will be competing in both the girl's 50 yd and 100 yd freestyle race

Aaron Larkin will be representing CHS in the boy's 100 yd freestyle

CONGRATULATIONS to both athletes and GOOD LUCK!!!!

September Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to Mr. Kurpierz for winning the Combs Districts Office Perfect Attendance Drawing.
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CROSS COUNTRY teams qualify for STATE

Both the girls and boys cross country teams finished in the top 50% of Div III at their Sectional Race October 31st, they will race at the STATE Tournament November 10th at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix


To Be Continued

The Combs High Dance Fall Concert: “To Be Continued...” will Be November 14, 2018, at 7 pm at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center - our last performance there! Tickets are $5.00 pre-sale, $7.00 at the door, and children 6 and under are free! This is a family-friendly show. Don’t miss it!

2018 Combs High School Football Banquet

Freshman & JV Teams

Tuesday, November 6th @ 6:30 pm

Varsity Team

Wednesday, November 7th @ 6:30 pm


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The counseling department has be busy this week, with Mrs. Petersen spending time with the Sophomores and discussing strengths and weaknesses, how to work through struggles, what we can learn about ourselves and others, and how to make a positive impact on our school and community. We also had great discussions about future choices like EVIT, the First Step Program, and the beginnings of searching for a college. Mrs. Lohr was able to accompany several students to the CAC Palooza and they had a great time exploring different career options and possibilities, and Mr. O got the opportunity to take the HOSA students to their conference. The students at CHS are AWESOME and we love working with them!

Upcoming Events

November 6, NAU Field Trip for Seniors

November 7, During conference, Hoof Beats for Hearts will be discussing volunteer opportunities

November 8, EVIT Assembly for Sophomores

November 15, Signs of Suicide Parent University @ CMS

November 27-29 Signs of Suicide presentation on campus

November 27, Suicide presentation at Queen Creek High School (flyer sent home in Jupiter)

November 30, ASU Field Trip for Seniors


WEDNESDAY - 11/7 CHS Club Pictures (7:30-10:30 AM)

THURSDAY - 11/8 EVIT Assembly, Sophomores and interested Juniors (8:45-9:45 AM)

FRIDAY - 11/9 DRAMA IMPROV SHOW (2:20-4:15 PM, CHS rm# 508)


January 29, 2019 Performing Arts Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House 4pm-7pm
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Friday, Nov. 2nd, 8am

845 South Crismon Road

Mesa, AZ

Haylee Haynes: girls 50 yd freestyle and 100 yd freestyle

Aaron Larkin: boys 100 yd freesyle

BAND @ ABODA State Marching Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 12:15pm

2700 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ


Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 8am

845 South Crismon Road

Mesa, AZ


Saturday, Nov. 10th, 12:15pm

15202 N 19th Ave

Phoenix, AZ

BAND @ AZMBA Championships

Saturday, Nov. 10th, 8am

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ