The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

May 3, 2019

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COYOTE to REDHAWK Ramon Mendoza signs with Benedictine

Ramon Mendoza, Coyotes 2nd baseman has signed his letter of intent to Benedictine. Mendoza will attend Benedictine University in Mesa this fall and will play baseball for the Redhawks. It comes as no shock to his teammates that he is continuing his baseball career at the next level. Ramon finished his Senior season with a .281 batting average, .434 on base percentage and received 1st team All Region honors 3 of his 4 Varsity seasons. Ramon has been a leader at CHS and will do great things on the diamond for the Redhawks.
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TRACK Athletes to Compete at STATE

The following Coyotes have qualified for and will be representing Combs High School at the State Tournament Friday and Saturday at Mesa Community College.

Makayla Engelhardt - 1600 m, 4x400

Aimee Hansen - 300 Hurdles

Myica Jones - 4x100

Kiara Mower - 100 m, 200 m, 4x100, 4x400

Lexi Schnepf - 4x100

Anjelica Stewart - 200 m, 400 m, 4x100, 4x400

Hallie Tucker - 4x400, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Kett Anderson - 4x100, 4x400, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Grady Beach - 4x400

Josh Craven - 100 m, 200 m, 4x100, 4x400

Rome Foster - 100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 4x100, 4x400

Antonio Horrison - 4x100

Bubba Taunima - Shotput

Simon Taunima - Discus

Congratulations to these athletes - and GOOD LUCK at STATE!!

Three TV/Film and four Digital Communications students were awarded recognition at the Journalism Education Assoc. spring national convention. They received four superior awards, one excellent and two honorable mentions.

They received four superior awards, one excellent and two honorable mentions.

Award winners: Crystal Grassi - superior - Video Package Editing; Alexis Negron - superior - Newspaper Editing/Headline Writing; Cassidy Millican - honorable mention - Broadcast Package

Adrian Alcaraz - excellent - Portrait Photo; Gordon Kok - superior - Gordon Kok - superior - Press Law & Ethics; Alex Gould - honorable mention - Broadcast Package; Trinity Glandon - superior - Themed Photo

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Congratulations to those students who were honored at our Academic Awards Night! It was inspiring to see how many students earned their academic letters, CTE Certificates, Scholarships, and Military recognition and awards. We love our students and recognize how hard they work to succeed in their education and learning.

Advanced Placement testing will be conducted May 7-10, and May 14-15. We encourage the students who will be testing to get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast so that they are at an advantage when they test. Remember, certain scores on the AP exams give students college credit, saving them both time and money in their post-secondary pursuits, so it's important that they are ready to do well.

Summer School enrollment is still in progress. If your student is taking EVIT, Seminary, or is behind in credits, this is a great way to catch up. Dates are May 28 to June 27, and classes are offered through Edgenuity with the bulk of the work completed at home. Students can go to the library Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00-noon to take their tests, and there is no fee. See your counselor if you want to sign up.

We are down to 2 weeks, Coyotes! Keep up your hard work and finish strong!


  • MAY 4 - Car Wash, Big O Tires sponsored by: JR CLASS
  • - SAT Testing, CHS rooms 506, 507, 537 8:00 AM
  • MAY 6 - FFA Superstition Conference, Library, Gym, 300 building 4:00 PM
  • - BASEBALL BANQUET, Cafeteria 7:00 PM (see flyer to right)
  • - "Family Night" In and Out- Queen Creek 5:00-9:00 PM sponsored by: JR Class
  • - "Family Night" Mod Pizza- Queen Creek ALL DAY sponsored by: Cheer Boosters
  • MAY 9 - Jostens Last Delivery
  • - DRAMA - Spring Play, "Romeo and Juliet" CPAC 7:00 PM ($7 adult $4 student)
  • MAY 10 - DRAMA - Spring Play, "Romeo and Juliet" CPAC 7:00 PM ($7 adult $4 student)


MAY 18 - Baccalaureate

MAY 21 - Graduation


Will include all pertinent information regarding the ceremony and activities leading up to CHS Graduation.


58th Annual Washington Week to be held

March 7-14, 2020

Two students from Arizona will be selected for a week-long government and leadership education program in the nation's capital and will each receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Click the link below for eligibility information, deadlines, and program application.



Friday, May 3rd, 12:30pm

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ


Saturday, May 4th, 10:45am

1833 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Unified BASKETBALL @ WilliamsField

Tuesday, May 7th, 6pm

2076 South Higley Road

Gilbert, AZ

Unified BASKETBALL @ Perry Tournament

Saturday, May 11th, 8:30am

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

8:30 AM vs. Perry

12:00 PM vs. Basha

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.