The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

November 9, 2018

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Carl Hill-E5

United States Navy

4 years of service

Mr. Hill began his career in Special Forces and ended up on a ship doing rehab. His job was a legal Yeoman.

Greg Moyes-E6

United States Navy

10 years of service

Mr. Moyes was a Human Intelligence Officer for Navy Special Warfare (Seal Team 1 and 3). His job was to meet and collect information from sources (al Qa'ida, ISIS, Taliban informants), analyze their information, brief the Teams and Commander create a targeting package, and carry out the operation. He also handled Strategic-level analysis for Iraq and Afghanistan and briefed Generals on the second and third order effects of our operations in theater. He served seven years in Iraq and 2 1/2 years in Afghanistan.

David Nelson-E5

United State Army

3 years enlisted 16 years Reserves

Dr. Nelson served from 1982-1985 in the 193rd Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment JWTC Fort Kobbe. He was an E5 (sergeant) He served in the reserves from 1985 through 2001 AZ 258th Engineer Company and reached the rank of 2nd Lt. He also was a combat engineer and air assault Ranger.

Vincent Jordan-E4

United States Air Force

4 years of service

After Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Mr. Jordan was sent to Lowry AFB in Colorado for Tech. School then off to Lindsay Air Station, Wiesbaden Germany where he was assigned to the 7100 Air Base Group.

Art Marsden-E9

United States Army

24 years of service

Mr. Marsden gave advice on enlisted matters, health, welfare and discipline to his boss an 0-6 Colonel. They had the responsibility of units (battalions) of 12-15 thousand soldiers.

Ben Johnson-E4

United States Air Force

4 years of service

Mr. Johnson was a computer programmer stationed at Kirkland AFB in Albuquerque, NM.

Brandi Fretz-Lowe-E4

Army National Guard

4 years of service

31B MP (Military Police)

William Gaines-E5

United States Air Force

4 years of service

Mr. Gaines spent his first 4 years of service as a Security Specialist and the remaining 4 years as a Combat Controller. He has been stationed in Japan, Korea, Philippines, and the U.S. He served during the Desert Shield/Storm Campaign as a Controller.

Jamie Cinnamon-Petty Officer 2nd Class

United States Navy

5 years of service

Ms. Cinnamon was a Fire Control-men Second Class (Surface Warfare)

Owner and Operator of her ships' Tomahawk Weapon Control

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!


JO Combs School District is asking you to open your hearts and share a little this holiday season by donating to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.


Share Night for Combs High School Booster Club

November 13, from 4pm-8pm

Culver's of Queen Creek will donate 10% of ALL sales to our school!


Mr. O and our seniors had a great trip to NAU this week and we are looking forward to visiting ASU at the end of November. Our group support sessions are a great resource for students and they are learning some excellent coping skills. We continue to focus on anxiety but supports for anger management, grief, and depression are being built and will be starting after Christmas. The East Valley Institute for Technology (EVIT) is on campus this week to meet with the Sophomore class about options for attending EVIT, what the requirements are, and how to apply. See your counselors for more details!


  • November 15: Parent University - Signs of Suicide at Combs Middle School
  • November 27-29: Signs of Suicide Presentations in classes
  • November 30: ASU Field Trip
  • December 3: ACCUPLACER test for Seniors (this is the placement test for all Arizona community colleges)...please sign up in the counselor's offices
  • December 4: ACCUPLACER test for Seniors (this is the placement test for all Arizona community colleges) ...please sign up in the counselor's offices


FRIDAY 11/9 - Boys SOCCER Parent Meeting, 6:00 PM CHS-Library

MONDAY 11/12 - Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY 11/14 - Jostens on campus to take orders (Seniors) 10:00-12:00

FRIDAY 11/16 - "Poetry Cafe" by: Creative Writing Club 2:30-4:00 PM


Saturday, Nov. 10th, 12:15pm

15202 N 19th Ave

Phoenix, AZ

BAND @ AZMBA Championships

Saturday, Nov. 10th, 11am

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

admission $15

Varsity BASKETBALL @ Florence

Friday, Nov. 16th, 5pm

1000 South Main Street

Florence, AZ


Girls: 5:00 PM

Boys: 7:00 PM

BAND @ AMODA State Marching Band Championship

Saturday, Nov. 17th, 1:15pm

ASU Sun Devil Stadium

admission: $15