September 27, 2019

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Legendary teachers are everywhere. In fact, it is likely that all of our teachers serve our students with legendary virtues each and every day. We all have known one or several teachers throughout our lives that have exceeded expectations and rose the bar of educators. Whether they taught in a unique way that made the complicated understandable or they showed you how to exceed even your own expectations. Teachers that engage deeply with their students, build relationships and create high expectations are truly legendary. Thursday September 26th is recognized as Legendary Teachers Day, Combs High School has a tremendous staff of public servants that spend countless hours preparing and educating our great student body. CHS Administration has recognized a select few of their staff as our "Legendary Teachers."

Those chosen are Demi Diquatro- Art, Thomas Hefele- Physics/Calculus, Bob Laliberte- Junior/Senior English, Andrew Koishigawa- Academic Life Skills, Loreen Reaves- PE, Paul Schreel- Graphic Design, Matt Steele- Economics and Mandy Webster- Algebra.


2019-2020 Principals Council

The Principal's council is made up of students of all grades and interests that were nominated by their teachers. They will meet quarterly with Principal Farabee to share their thoughts, concerns and ideas about our school. The focus of the Principals Council is for the students to have a voice in their high school's direction and we look forward to their unique insight.

Top Row, Left to Right

Yadder Davis, Shawn McDougal, Vicente Leyvas, Erich Fecke-Stoudt, Kira Chase, Jason Washington

Bottom Row, Left to Right

Brooklyn Larson, Abby Henerson, Cheyenne Stewart, Reyna Palafox, Nicole Baustista Villalobos,

Hannah Bradley

2019-2020 Senior Walk

The purpose of the Senior Walk is to salute Combs seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the Combs community. The students chosen for this honor will appear in a special program and on the Senior Walk Banner, they also received a certificate of recognition and enjoyed a lunch at Encanterra with CHS Administration.

The Senior Class will nominate Homecoming royalty candidates from the list of students selected for the senior walk.

Criteria for Consideration:

  • 3.25 GPA

  • No history of chronic behavior problems

  • Participated in documented community service during each of the last three years. Students must have 30 hours each year and have documented community service with at least three different organizations/places (120 hours total).

  • Participation in school clubs/organizations and/or athletic teams at CHS (minimum 2 per year).

This year's Senior Walk Participants are: Augustus Adams, Jaden Bernhardt, Melody Borjon, Klarissa Carpenter, Daisy Chase, Brianne Harris, Wyatt Larson, Shelbi Lopez, Shawn McDougal, Kymber Miller, Emery Udall and Caroline Wu.


CHS celebrated Homecoming with a number of activities throughout the week including movie themed dress-up days and door decorating contest. Along with our athletic events through the week we also had some fun activities for our student body to enjoy. Monday and Tuesday our Music Department showcased their skills at their perspective concerts. Wednesday we offered a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament which our Champions are pictured below. Thursday's parade was a little soggy due to Mother Nature who let up for an enjoyable Tailgate and Bonfire that evening. With a spirited assembly Friday morning, our Coyotes are ready to take on the Vista Grande Spartans tonight with kickoff at 7:00 pm. Homecoming week will wrap up with a movie premier themed dance Saturday night 7:00-10:00 pm.


CHS is looking to "PACK the STANDS" this year to support our athletic programs. We have chosen 1 game for each sport throughout the year to make an extra effort to fill the bleachers in support of our athletes. Tuesday September 24th was chosen to support our Volleyball team. Administrators prepared a free BBQ to all fans that came out to support the girls as they battled the Youngker Rough Riders. This was a great addition to our Homecoming week festivities.

Look out for our "PACK GAMES" throughout the year for other sports.

Big picture


We have some fantastic events coming to the Combs Performing Arts Center this year in addition to some wonderful rentals from the community. We are fortunate to be able to bring in some off Broadway shows as well as some great tribute shows for artists such as The Beatles, The Beach boys, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and more through TAD Entertainment and IMC Concerts! This is in addition to all of the great Combs High School performances and Performing Arts from the district!

The drama production of the murder mystery "And Then There Were None" will be October 2, 3, 4 at 7 pm.

We also have a Facebook page and will be adding Instagram and Twitter in the next few months.

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Did you know? There are several benefits for students who take the Agricultural Science Career and Technical Education track at Combs High School. Agricultural Science (called Ag Science for short) is a three year program that provides students with 2 elective credits, 1 science credit, and, for students who pass the certification exam, OSHA-10 Industry Certification. This certification is proof that students have developed a safety mindset and prepares them with valuable skills that help them be more employable in the future. Additionally, our Ag students have the opportunity to work in the land lab learning about plant and animal care, and many raise their own animals to take to the county fair.

Upcoming Events:

  • September 30: ASU Application Day
  • October 2: EVIT assembly for Sophomores
  • October 2: U of A Application Day
  • October 16: PSAT
  • October 16: SAT
  • October 17: EVIT field trip for Sophomores
  • October 21: Northern Arizona University field trip
  • October 22: Family FAFSA night
  • November 5: U of A Field Trip
  • November 7: CAC Palooza
  • November 19: ACCUPLACER for Seniors


FRIDAY 9/27 - Homecoming Football Game vs. Vista Grande, Coyote Stadium 7:00 pm

SATURDAY 9/28 - BAND @ ABODA Competition (Desert Ridge High School)

- HOMECOMING DANCE, Gym 7:00-10:00 pm

WEDNESDAY 10/2 - SWIM TEAM PICTURES, Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center 5:30 PM

- FALL PLAY "And Then There Were None", CPAC 7:00 PM

THURSDAY 10/3 - FALL PLAY "And Then There Were None," CPAC 7:00 PM

FRIDAY 10/4 - FALL PLAY "And Then There Were None," CPAC 7:00 PM

SATURDAY 10/5 - BAND @ AZMBA Competition (Mesquite High School)

- ACT/SAT Testing, 500 Building 7:00 AM


OCT 7-14 - FALL BREAK, No School


OCT 22 - Parent University, CHS Library

OCT 24 - Zombie Run


Boys GOLF @ Higley

Friday, Sep. 27th, 3pm

21515 East Village Loop Road North

Queen Creek, AZ

CROSS COUNTRY @ Twilight Invitational

Friday, Sep. 27th, 5pm

Casa Grande Sports Complex

Varsity FOOTBALL vs. Vista Grande

Friday, Sep. 27th, 7pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ


Boys GOLF @ Maricopa

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 2pm

Arizona 238

Maricopa, AZ

Fall BASEBALL @ Desert Ridge

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 5pm

10045 East Madero Avenue

Mesa, AZ


Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 4pm

6216 West Glendale Avenue

Glendale, AZ

Freshman - 4:00 pm

JV - 5:00 pm

VARSITY - 6:00 pm

Freshman FOOTBALL @ Dysart

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 6pm

11425 North Dysart Road

El Mirage, AZ

Girls GOLF vs. Tempe

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 3:30pm

21515 East Village Loop Road North

Queen Creek, AZ

SWIM @ Copper Sky

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 4pm

44345 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Maricopa, AZ


Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 4pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Freshman - 4:00 pm

JV - 5:00 pm

VARSITY - 6:00 pm

JV FOOTBALL vs. Dysart

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 6pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Varsity VOLLEYBALL @ Chandler Prep Invitational

Friday, Oct. 4th, 9am

1951 North Alma School Road

Chandler, AZ

9:00 AM vs. McClintock - court 5

11:00 AM vs. Copper Canyon - court 4

1:00 PM vs. St. John Paul II - court 5




Varsity FOOTBALL @ Dysart

Friday, Oct. 4th, 7pm

11425 North Dysart Road

El Mirage, AZ

Varsity VOLLEYBALL @ Chandler Prep Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 5th, 9am

1951 North Alma School Road

Chandler, AZ


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.