COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

APRIL 23


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

COMBS HIGH SCHOOL FREE IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL

This summer Combs High School will be offering FREE in-person summer school classes. We understand this past year has been a challenging time for our students. The Combs High School staff is committed to our students success and graduation. To this end, CHS will be offering FREE summer classes for students to make-up lost credits.

We will have 2 learning options this summer, In-Person instruction in the core academic areas and on our traditional online platform Edgenuity. Both opportunities will be outlined below with registration information.


Please see forms below

ELIGIBILITY AND EXPECTATIONS FOR IN-PERSON SUMMER COURSES

CHS 2021 SUMMER REGISTRATION FORM

STAND OUT COYOTES

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS!!!!

For making Academic All-State for the 2020-2021 season. Six players were honored this year the most in CHS history. GOOD JOB Boys!!!

FCCLA COMPETE IN THE ARIZONA VIRTUAL STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Three students competed in the Arizona Virtual State Leadership Conference.

Sasha McCain competed in Job interview event and received a gold medal

Zohad Davis competed in Job interview event and received a silver medal

Kaylee Campa competed in Focus on Children event and received a silver medal.


Sasha McCain and Zohad Davis also qualified to compete and FCCLA National Conference by being one of the top two scores in Arizona in their event.

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Congratulations to CHS's Winter Color Guard and Winter Drumline

On an awesome season! This was the first year we have had a full winter program since 2013, and I am happy to say that Combs has made a triumphant return to the activity!


Please enjoy the videos below. This season has been a blast and I'm excited for many more to come!

COMBS HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

DISNEY & COMPANY

MAY, 4 @ 6PM

ADMISSION IS FREE

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-MAR 31 -

COVID TESTING AVAILABLE IN 300 PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF COYOTE RD AT CHS


FRI 4/23 - DANCE CONCERT, CPAC 7:00 PM

SAT 4/24 - Saturday School, Library 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Students experiencing grief can manifest it in very different ways. For example, some children withdraw and become more quiet/less active. Others may experience uncontrollable crying, or may not be able to stop their tears very long, while others will show anger and fear. In some children, grief is almost invisible...felt deeply but not shown outwardly. No matter how the child reacts to grief, there are always ways that teachers, friends, and family can help students through hard times.


Did you also know??? Grief isn't just experienced due to loss through death. Grief is felt with any loss, such as the loss of friendship, loss of opportunities, or loss of norms (like we've seen with the shutdown/pandemic). The "stages of grief" (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance) are well known, however, they do not follow the same track in every person, nor does experiencing one stage mean that the child cannot experience that stage again.


How can you help??? One of the best ways to help a child through grief is to listen, not just with your ears, but your heart, and to understand what they may be trying to tell you, or what they are asking for, even if their words don't convey what they really need. Give the child a safe place to express their feelings...this can be through conversation, or through expression with art or writing. Try giving the child space and time and not hurrying them through their process. Remember, grief is uniquely individual and should take as long as needed. It also helps to stick to a routine that provides a measure of control as this will help the child who is feeling like life is out of control. Finally, if the child cannot seem to move forward, help them get additional help. Encourage them to talk to their school counselor on those rough days, help them find a grief counselor or therapist, and just remind them that no matter how they are feeling, you are there for them.

2021-22 Online Registration (assistance video)

Combs Education Foundation (CEF) 2021 Scholarship

On behalf of the Combs Education Foundation Board, we are happy to announce that the scholarship portal/link for the 2021 CEF Scholarships is now open and linked below.


Combs Education Foundation Scholarship Link


Through this link you will see the following scholarships available to Combs High School Seniors. Students will need to click on the link, review the criteria for each scholarship, and if you are eligible, fill out the scholarship application. You must fill out each application for each scholarship to be eligible and may apply for multiple scholarships. These are listed below:


  • Arcadis Scholarship

  • Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship

  • Crossroads Future Community Leader Scholarship

  • Dr. Jan Langer Scholarship

  • Kyle Strong Scholarship

  • Mary Ann Cannella Memorial Scholarship

  • Tyler Hedstrom Memorial Scholarship

  • Zulfer-Thompson Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship


The scholarship applications will be open through April 23rd, 4pm. This will give the students interested... 2 full 2-day weekends and 2 full work weeks of time to fill out the applications.

PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE

Dear Pinal County High Schools,

Just a reminder that we are no longer requesting senior lists for the Promise for the Future Scholarship program. However, we are inviting your graduating seniors who submitted their Promise Pledge in their 8th grade year to visit our Central Arizona College (CAC) webpage at www.centralaz.edu/finaid . Under the Scholarship information heading, students will find the Promise for the Future tab. There, students will be able to review the guidelines and will be able to directly access the application form for the Promise for the Future scholarship program.

Students are to complete and submit the online CAC Scholarship Application. The form will ask Promise questions, and ask students to write an essay regarding their educational goals. Combining the CAC Scholarship application with the Promise for the Future scholarship provides Promise students the opportunity to be considered for other CAC scholarships.

In addition to the form, students are required to upload their high school transcript onto their CAC student portal. The high school transcript allows us to verify and determine eligibility to the Promise scholarship program. Students are also required to complete and submit a 2021-2022 FAFSA application.

Once the CAC Financial Aid Office determines eligibility, we will email students the Promise Scholarship acceptance letter outlining enrollment requirements.

Feel free to visit our webpage and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2021-2022 GOVERNOR'S YOUTH COMMISSION

PHOENIX - The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is seeking inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2021-2022 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). The GYC brings together a diverse group of high school students from all fifteen Arizona counties to identify and address the greatest challenges facing Arizona’s youth by developing innovative community impact projects, establishing partnerships with young leaders across the state, and advising the Governor.


Commissioners are selected through a competitive application process. If you know a high school student with a passion for service and leadership, please share this unique opportunity to serve as an ambassador in a nationally recognized leadership program! Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student during the 2021-2022 school year.


Applications are currently being accepted until May 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM from Arizona youth in all fifteen counties.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 5 - Jazz Band Concert Featuring the CHS and CMS Jazz Bands CPAC 6 :00 PM

MAY 13 - Music Under the Stars Featuring the CHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble performing the music from Star Wars in the CHS courtyard

MAY 26 - GRADUATION

MAY 11 - JOSTENS from 10am-1pm to distribute the remaining pre-ordered ordered cap and gowns, those who have not purchased one can do so at this time.

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

April 24, 2021-Piano Men Generations at 7 pm presented by TAD Entertainment celebrating the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Tickets at https://cof.page.link/S3SF


April 15, 16, 2021-"She Kills Monsters, Virtual Realms" Performed by Combs Curtain Call Theatre. Tickets available April 1, 2021 at www.etix.com

April 17, 2021 Center Stage Academy Return to the Stage Tickets at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/18532

April 18, 2021- Arizona Cinderella State Semi Finals Pageant. Pageant is now open for girls ages birth through 21. For more information visit www.ArizonaCinderella.com

Combs High School Dance Concert
April 22, 23 at 7 pm. Tickets at www.etix.com

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SPRING SPORTS GUIDELINES

UPDATE TO ALL ATHLETES and PARENTS: We are allowing fans at our home games at limited capacity. Masks must be worn for the entirety of every game/match by all in attendance and spectators are expected to distance themselves from other parties. Admission is charged for Boys Volleyball, all tickets are purchased on GoFan: https://gofan.co/app/school/AZ67960

once capacity is met, no more tickets will be sold.

V SOFTBALL vs. Apache Junction

Friday, April 23rd, 3:45pm

SB FIELD

V BASEBALL @ Apache Junction

Friday, April 23rd, 3:45pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

TRACK @ Friday Night Lights Invitational

Friday, April 23rd, 3:30pm

18864 East Germann Road

Queen Creek, AZ

JV SOFTBALL @ ALA- Queen Creek

Monday, April 26th, 3:45pm

23908 Hawes Road

Queen Creek, AZ

V SOFTBALL @ Apache Junction

Tuesday, April 27th, 3:30pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

V BASEBALL vs. Apache Junction

Monday, April 26th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ San Tan Charter

Monday, April 26th, 5:30pm

3232 South Power Road

Gilbert, AZ

VARSITY ONLY

Sand VOLLEYBALL @ AZ College Prep

Monday, April 26th, 6pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ ALA- Queen Creek

Tuesday, April 27th, 4:30pm

23908 Hawes Road

Queen Creek, AZ

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSTIY - 5:30 PM

UNIFIED BASKETBALL @ Florence

Tuesday, April 27th, 6pm

1000 South Main Street

Florence, AZ

TRACK @ Queen Creek

Wednesday, April 28th, 3:30pm

22149 East Ocotillo Road

Queen Creek, AZ

FR/JV ONLY

JV SOFTBALL @ Poston Butte

Wednesday, April 28th, 3:45pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV BASEBALL vs. Valley Christian

Wednesday, April 28th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Poston Butte

Wednesday, April 28th, 4:30pm

GYM

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

JV BASEBALL vs. ALA- Ironwood

Thursday, April 29th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

V SOFTBALL vs. Dysart

Thursday, April 29th, 3:45pm

SB FIELD

JV Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, April 29th, 4:30pm

18864 East Germann Road

Queen Creek, AZ

TRACK @ Queen Creek

Friday, April 30th, 3:30pm

22149 East Ocotillo Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Eastmark

Friday, April 30th, 4:30pm

GYM

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

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.