The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

February 15, 2019

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Lazy, tired, and uninterested pretty much sums up Matthew Steele’s high school career; but his work ethic in high school never changed his love for history.

Shockingly to his high school teachers, Steele went to college and wanted to be some sort of history teacher. He studied banking and finance and eventually that pushed him on the path of Economics. Steele is a new teacher here at Combs but has been in education for five years and has always liked teaching senior classes.



Mr, Taylor was chosen as this years CHS Teacher of The Year. Thank you for your dedication to our students and your hard work and innovation in the classroom.


The Counseling Department is working on several projects and activities that benefit the students of CHS and the community around us. The ACT is being offered to Juniors who signed up, on Wednesday, February 20. If your student is taking advantage of this opportunity, please make sure they are on time, well rested, well fed, and that they have reviewed the booklet provided them.

EVIT registration continues and representatives from EVIT will be on campus on Thursday, February 21, to collect applications and meet with students. If your student has chosen EVIT as their elective for next year and HAS NOT turned an application, they need to do so as soon as possible. Also on February 21, a community presentation on depression and anxiety will be offered at the CHS Library from 6-8pm. The information presented is not only timely but relevant and we hope to see you there!

Looking ahead the SAT will be administered on campus Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, May 4. If you are interested in testing on those days go to to sign up and pay your fee. Also coming soon is the College and Career Fair, March 19, and the ASVAB test for Seniors on March 26. If you have questions about any of these activities, please contact your counselor.


  • FEB 15- Boys TENNIS Parent Meeting, Tennis Court 5:00 PM
  • - JV/Game Day CHEER Banquet, Cafeteria 6:30 PM
  • - Mr. CHS, CPAC 6-8pm
  • FEB 20 - ACT (JRS)
  • FEB 21 - SPRING SPORTS PICTURES (Track, Softball, Boys Tennis, Sand Volleyball)
  • FEB 22 - SPRING SPORTS PICTURES (Baseball, Boys Volleyball, Girls Tennis)
  • - DRAMA Improv Show, CPAC Black Box 2:45 PM
  • March 7- 6pm-730pm SciTech Festival
  • March 19- College and career Fair 5pm-7pm


  • February 20: ACT test for Juniors...there is still room!
  • February 21: EVIT Representatives on campus to register students for EVIT programs
  • February 21: Parent University (Anxiety and Depression)
  • March 9: SAT test at CHS
  • March 19: College and Career Fair, 5-7pm
  • March 21: ACCUPLACER test administered by CAC
  • March 26: ASVAB test for Seniors


Thursday, February 28

Open the doors to a supportive community for you and your family to ensure a successful transition to college.

Varsity BASEBALL vs. Tempe (scrimmage)

Friday, Feb. 15th 2019 at 3:30pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ


Saturday, Feb. 16th 2019 at 7am

1826 West McDowell Road

Phoenix, AZ

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Red Mountain (scrimmage)

Tuesday, Feb. 19th 2019 at 4pm

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

Varsity BASEBALL @ Cougar Classic

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 2pm to Saturday, Feb. 23rd 2019 at 4pm

1751 West Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ

2:00 PM vs. Central

4:00 PM vs. Phoenix Christian

Varsity SOFTBALL @ Mesquite

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 3:45pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

Boys TENNIS @ Metro Tech

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 3:30pm

6330 North 21st Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Girls TENNIS vs. Metro Tech

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 3:30pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV BASEBALL @ Mesquite

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 3:45pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

JV SOFTBALL vs. Mesquite

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 3:45pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

CHEER @ Nationals

Wednesday, Feb. 20th 2019 at 9am

Anaheim, CA, USA

Anaheim, CA

Girls TENNIS @ Mesquite

Thursday, Feb. 21st 2019 at 3:30pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

Sand VOLLEYBALL @ Seton Catholic

Friday, Feb. 22nd 2019 at 4pm

510 North Horne Street

Gilbert, 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.