COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

March 5


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

CHS Learning Environment Change

This form is to be completed by those families that would like to switch their child's learning environment selection for the second semester. Please fill this questionnaire out for each child that changes their learning environment.

Thank you.

STAND OUT COYOTES

UNIFIED TRACK TEAM DOMINATES!!!!

Congrats to our Unified track team for dominating their events in the track meet at Queen Creek this past week. Come watch them Tuesday, the 9th of March at our last meet at Basha High School starting at 9am. You won’t want to miss the awesomeness that is Unified sports.

East Valley Women’s League (EVWL) has selected Abdoul Djoubeirou to receive the SUITS Award. EVWL is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has supported women and children’s charities in the east valley since 2002.

Providing these deserving young men with the SUITS Award will allow them to look and feel their best for college scholarship interviews, job interviews, prom, or any occasion that calls for a suit. And it’s all free!

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Combs High School Band Concert

The band concert will be available until next Sunday night. Please take a listen and support these hard working students! The jazz band wrote their own arrangement of House Of The Rising Sun that you are sure to love!
Combs High School Band Concert

Orchestra/Guitar/Choir Concert premieres tomorrow at 2 pm!

Our music students from orchestra, advanced guitar and choir have been working hard all quarter long to prepare a virtual concert for your viewing pleasure!


The concert will go "live" on YouTube at 2 pm tomorrow.


This concert features the following performing ensembles:


CHS Chamber Orchestra

CHS Concert Orchestra

CHS Choir

CHS Advanced Guitar Ensemble


Each group prepared three pieces for this performance.

Combs High School Orchestra, Guitar and Choir Concert 3-2-21

Opportunity for students!!!

Each year one of our community partners, The Change Project, offers a workforce development course for our students. The course provides students an opportunity to learn about themselves and use their strengths and weaknesses to improve both their work and life skills. Our students that have participated in the past have found the course to be very positive. Take a look at this short video below.


The course will run every Wednesday at CHS from March 31st to May 19th from 12:30 to 2:30 and students will need to apply as, due to limited funding, availability is limited to about ten to twelve total students. You can pick up an application in the counseling department.

Workforce Development Initiative-Driving Positive Change

ATHLETIC LIVE BROADCASTS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

LIVE on Combs TV Productions YouTube Channel (LINK BELOW


FRI 3/5 - Girls Basketball vs. Poston Butte FR/SO-4:00 VAR-5:30 pm

THURS 3/18 - Boys Volleyball vs. Horizon Honors JV-4:00 VAR-5:30 PM

THURS 3/25 - Boys Volleyball vs. Mesquite JV-4:30 VAR-5:30 PM


AWAY GAMES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NFHS NETWORK FOR A FEE:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/combs-high-school-san-tan-valley-az

WATCH HOME ATHLETICS LIVE

All Home athletic events in our gymnasium, all levels will be available on Combs TV Production YouTube Channel

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-MAR 31 -

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


MARCH 8 - 22 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

MARCH 25 - Cap and Gown Pick Up, CHS 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

MARCH 26 - CHEER Parent Meeting, Cafeteria 6:00 PM

- MR. CHS, CPAC 7:00 PM -$5 admission

MARCH 27 - Saturday School, Library 8:00 AM

CHS TRACK TEAM FUNDRAISER

The CHS Track Team has a Fancloth fundraiser going on. Please click the button below to order your CHS track gear today!!!!

ATTENTION SENIORS!!!!

Graduation will be here before you know it. Go to www.jostens.com or click the button below to order your Cap and Gown TODAY!!!!!

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK RECOGNITION AD TODAY

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. In addition, revenues from recognition ads help our school to create a better yearbook.

DEADLINE TO ORDER IS MARCH 14th

COGNIA RE-ACCREDITATION

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Good wishes are extended to you and your loved ones as we navigate and adjust to life’s changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are inviting all parents and guardians to help us with input to improve our school. Surveys are a means to systematically engage all stakeholders in two-way communication. They provide school leaders and teachers with a lens into the thinking and perceptions of our stakeholders. We will analyze these results to measure our strengths and focus on our improvement needs.

We need parent and guardian input to share with our evaluation team.

Help the Coyotes with your time and ideas.

Please take a moment to complete the survey!

Have a great weekend.

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/155356/27780

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Putting your Spring Break to work for you can help you return for Quarter 4 ready to finish the year successfully! Make your break productive in taking care of you! There are several activities that can be done carefully so don't let COVID become an excuse to stay in your room. Turn off your phone and/or video games and get outside for fresh air and sunshine. Try a new hike, a bike ride, or go on a picnic. Hang out with a few friends and go to a movie or get ice cream. Learn about constellations and take advantage of the cooler temperatures to lay out in your backyard to see if you can find them. Have a family game night with board games, or play online with extended family. Do a service project for a friend or neighbor...get involved! Quarter 4 is a busy time, and the more rested and refreshed you are, the better you can handle it.


Enjoy Spring Break...have fun and see you when we get back!

2021-22 Online Registration (assistance video)

TEXT4COLLEGE

We wanted to let you know about the free, federally funded Text4College project that Central Arizona College is participating in this spring. Students who participate in Text4College have the opportunity to receive interactive text messages that help keep them on track for successful college enrollment in the fall. Research has found that similar text messages can significantly improve the likelihood that students both enroll in and persist in college. This project is being conducted with the support of the Arizona Department of Education. We hope you will join us!

All it takes for your students to have access to Text4College is for your high school to administer the 10-minute online Text4College survey to graduating seniors during spring 2021. This survey identifies graduating seniors who are eligible to participate. Students chosen for Text4College will receive text messages reminding them of key steps required to successfully enter college, such as forms associated with financial aid, registration, etc. The texts are specific to the college the student plans to attend and offer customized support; Central Arizona College and Maricopa Community Colleges are currently participating. We believe this project is more important than ever given the impact COVID-19 has had on students overall, and the disproportionate impact it has had on historically underserved students.

Because a substantial number of students from your high school intend to enroll with us every year, we’re hoping you will participate so that your students have the opportunity to receive the texts and support. In addition, your school will receive a report summarizing students survey results, which will provide you with detailed information on the postsecondary plans of your students broken out by student demographics. For more information, please visit the Text4College website at https://www.text4college.com/.

Spread the news: ASBA's student scholarships are now open!

Our student award contests are now being held in the Spring! Applications for all student awards are now open and must be received by 5 p.m. March 15. View award criteria, entry materials and other details by clicking below. Please pass on these student opportunities to your school district communities!

Jack Peterson Scholarship

The Jack Peterson Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional high school seniors who plan to pursue college degrees in teaching. Recipients shall have maintained a high school record that reflects high academic achievement and regular attendance, respectable leadership and citizenship among peers, and sustained participation in school and community activities.

Amounts of the awards vary from year to year and are based on annual earnings from the scholarship endowment. Last year's scholarships were $1,300 each.

The scholarship was established in honor of ASBA Executive Director Jack Peterson, who served the association from 1991 to 1998.

Panfilo H. Contreras Honorary Scholarship

The Panfilo H. Contreras Honorary Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2013 by ASBA's Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus. Hispanic and Native American Indian students who are juniors or seniors in high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship to support their attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution. Last year's scholarships were $1,000 each.

PLUS......GCU/ASBA Student Contest

Win an exclusive presentation for 50 of your district's students with Byron Garrett, ASBA's 2020 Annual Conference keynote speaker, PLUS a virtual tour of Grand Canyon University and great GCU souvenirs for each student. This amazing virtual experience will take place in May 2021. Deadline to submit is February 22.

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

MAR 31 - SPRING SPORTS PICTURES

APR 2 - SPRING HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL

APR 10 - PROM

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

March 7, 2021 Sweetheart Cinderella Scholarship Pageant. Registration for the March 7, 2021 For more information contact Richelle Auge at sweetheartcindygirls@gmail.com Pageant viewing admission is $5 at the door and seating is limited.


April 3, 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 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

April 28 and 29 2021-Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is playing at Combs Performing Arts Center at 6 pm. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical, is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film. Performed by the Combs Middle School Drama. Tickets available at www.etix.com beginning April 1, 2021.

September 23, 2021-Small Business Symposium presented by Darling Companies, Designed From Scratch Concepts and Network Together. Tickets at www.localsmallbusinesssymposium.com


For your safety:
Seating is limited. Social Distancing and Masks will be required. Temperatures will be taken upon entering the Performing Arts Center. Dispensers for hand sanitizer are located at the entrance to the theater in the lobby area.

MARCH'S BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

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WINTER SPORTS GUIDELINES

UPDATE TO ALL ATHLETES and PARENTS: Masks must be worn for the entirety of every game/match by all in attendance. We are now allowing fans at our home games at limited capacity. All tickets are purchased on GoFan: https://gofan.co/app/school/AZ67960

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

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Poston Butte

Friday, March 5th, 4pm

CHS Gym

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Boys BASKETBALL @ Poston Butte

Friday, March 5th, 4pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls WRESTLING @ STATE (Mesquite High School)

Friday, March 5th, 1pm to Saturday, March 6th, 3pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

BASEBALL vs. Tempe

Monday, March 8th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

SCRIMMAGE

SOFTBALL @ Eastmark

Tuesday, March 9th, 3:45pm

9560 East Ray Road

Mesa, AZ

SCRIMMAGE

Boys TENNIS @ Bradshaw Mountain

Friday, March 12th, 3pm

6000 East Long Look Drive

Prescott Valley, AZ

Girls TENNIS vs. Bradshaw Mountain

Friday, March 12th, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

JV BASEBALL @ Mesquite

Friday, March 12th, 3:45pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

VARSITY BASEBALL vs. Mesquite

Friday, March 12th, 3:45pm

BASEBALL FIELD

WRESTLING @ Sectionals

Saturday, March 13th, 8am

301 South Mc Lane Road

Payson, AZ

Girls TENNIS @ Vista Grande

Tuesday, March 16th, 10am

1556 North Arizola Road

Casa Grande, AZ

Varsity SOFTBALL/JV BASEBALL vs. ALA- Queen Creek

Tuesday, March 16th, 3:45pm

JV BASEBALL FIELD

Varsity BASEBALL @ ALA- Queen Creek

Tuesday, March 16th, 3:45pm

23908 Hawes Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Marcos de Niza

Tuesday, March 16th, 4pm

6000 South Lakeshore Drive

Tempe, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Girls TENNIS vs. Desert Edge

Wednesday, March 17th, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

Boys TENNIS @ Desert Edge

Wednesday, March 17th, 3:30pm

15778 West Yuma Road

Goodyear, AZ

Sand VOLLEYBALL vs. Marcos de Niza

Wednesday, March 17th, 4pm

SAND COURT

WRESTLING @ STATE

Thursday, March 18th, 8am

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Girls TENNIS @ Seton Catholic

Thursday, March 18th, 3:30pm

2250 South McQueen Road

Chandler, AZ

Boys TENNIS vs. Seton Catholic

Thursday, March 18th, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

Varsity BASEBALL/JV SOFTBALL @ Paradise Honors

Thursday, March 18th, 3:45pm

12775 North 175th Avenue

Surprise, AZ

Varsity SOFTBALL vs. Paradise Honors

Thursday, March 18th, 3:45pm

SOFTBALL FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Horizon Honors

Thursday, March 18th, 4pm

GYM

JV BASEBALL @ Poston Butte

Monday, March 22nd, 3:45pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Sand VOLLEYBALL @ Queen Creek

Monday, March 22nd, 4pm

22149 East Ocotillo Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Girls TENNIS vs. Poston Butte

Tuesday, March 23rd, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

Boys TENNIS @ Poston Butte

Tuesday, March 23rd, 3:30pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

Varsity BASEBALL/JV SOFTBALL vs. Poston Butte

Tuesday, March 23rd, 3:45pm

BB/SB FIELD

Varsity SOFTBALL @ Poston Butte

Tuesday, March 23rd, 3:45pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

TRACK vs. Eastmark, Queen Creek

Wednesday, March 24th, 3pm

COYOTE STADIUM

Girls TENNIS vs. Central

Wednesday, March 24th, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

Boys TENNIS @ Central

Wednesday, March 24th, 3:30pm

4525 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Girls TENNIS @ Mesquite

Thursday, March 25th, 3:30pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

Boys TENNIS vs. Mesquite

Thursday, March 25th, 3:30pm

TENNIS COURTS

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Mesquite

Thursday, March 25th, 4:30pm

GYM

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Varsity SOFTBALL/JV BASEBALL vs. Poston Butte

Friday, March 26th, 3:45pm

SB/BB FIELDS

Varsity BASEBALL/JV SOFTBALL @ Poston Butte

Friday, March 26th, 3:45pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

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.