COYOTE UPDATE

NOVEMBER 22, 2019


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

Coyote Families,

The next update will go out December 6. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

STANDOUT COYOTES

CHS DRAMA ATTENDS AZ STATE THESPIAN FESTIVAL

This past week, our drama club attended the AZ State Thespian Festival. It was an incredible conference where our students attended workshops, watched plays, competed in technical theatre events, worked for scholarships, and competed in the one act competition. Here are some highlights:


-Our troupe was named a Gold Honor Troupe by AZ Thespians.
-Our troupe achieved the title of All-State Superior Troupe by AZ Thespians.
-Three students received a total of 31 callbacks from colleges for scholarships. This essentially makes them finalists for positions with those colleges, and they will now follow up to secure positions and scholarships with those schools.
-Emily Solomon was named a finalist for AZ Thespian Theatre Scholarships.
-Our first tech challenge team in two years competed and performed well.
-Our One Act play received a Superior ranking, the highest ranking available.

MEET MS. WIRKUS

My name is Ms. Wirkus and I teach biology at CHS. I am passionate about science because I love to understand how things work. I grew up in Watertown, South Dakota and went on to study biology at the University of Nebraska. After too many long winters in the frozen tundra, I came to Arizona on vacation & realized it would be a great place to live. I moved to the area & received my masters degree in education from the University of Arizona last year. I live by the 3 F's - family, fishing, and football. I also enjoy traveling and going to concerts.

OPIODS PRESENTATION

Today, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Don Pashayan and Thomas Forsyth, as well as DEA Agent Michael Brown shared potentially life-saving information with Combs High School students about the tragic impact of opioid usage, addiction and the increasing threat of fentanyl in our community. They shared real life examples of local cases in which teenagers and young adults have died after unknowingly ingesting fentanyl and other opioids. Their goal is to empower students with information that can help them avoid the very real threat of opioid usage, addiction and death.

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know? Our Medical Professions CTE Course, taken Junior and Senior years, give students the opportunity to earn certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) AND the opportunity for dual credit with Central Arizona College. Med Pro students get the chance to try their skills in the classroom, through clinicals, and have even tested their skills on some of our staff members as they learn to take blood pressure or shave a patient.


Many of our former Medical Professions students have gone on to work in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities, making above minimum wage and doing what they love to do. Even better is that most of these same students are now working toward their certification as Registered Nurses, and the boost they get from certifying into the health field while in high school is immeasurable.


Upcoming Events:


  • November 22: Parent University - Ending the Silence for Families, a focus on stressors and mental health issues that today's students are facing
  • December 2: Arizona State University Field Trip
  • December 20: Final day of Semester 1
  • January 8 and 9: ASVAB for all Seniors and any interested Juniors. This test will help students discover and understand their strengths and where those strengths can be turned into careers and other opportunities. The ASVAB is administered by the military with no strings attached.
  • January 10: Elevate 4 Tomorrow conference for Juniors

SATURDAY SCHOOL

CHS is offering Saturday School for those students that may need some extra time to get caught up on Edgenuity or is in jeopardy of losing credit because of excessive absences.

The Saturdays that we are offering are:

NOV 23

DEC 7

DEC 14

Saturday School is held from 8:00 am to noon in room 339. Gates are locked at 8:00 am - no one will be admitted late.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOV 22 - Opioids Presentation, Combs Performing Arts Center

- Parent University, Library 5:30 PM "NAMI Ending the Silence for Families"

- CROSS COUNTRY Banquet, Cafeteria 6:00 PM

- DANCE Performance, CPAC 7:00 PM

NOV 23 - DANCE Performance, CPAC 7:00 PM

NOV 25 - Family Night at Firehouse Subs Proceeds go to STUCO

NOV 26 - BLOOD DRIVE, sm gym 8:30-12:30

NOV 28-29 - THANKSGIVING BREAK, No School

DEC 4 - Jostens on Campus for Senior Orders, Cafeteria

DEC 4-6 - DRAMA Winter Play, CPAC 7:00 PM

DEC 7 - ACT/SAT TESTS 7:00 AM

DEC 10 - BAND CONCERT, CPAC 6:00 PM

DEC 11 - ORCHESTRA/CHOIR/GUITAR CONCERT, CPAC 6:00 PM

- School Board Meeting, CMS 6:00 PM

DEC 13 - "HOLIDAY HANGOUT," Student Parking Lot 7:00 PM

BLOOD DRIVE @ CHS

National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive on November 26th from 8:30-12:30. Parents, neighbors and friends are encouraged to donate with our students. There is a new incentive this time and every donor who donates will receive 1800 blood points, redeemable for a $25 gift card from Vitalant.

CHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS THE ODD COUPLE, THIS IS A PLAY YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!!!

It is a comedy about Olive and Florence, two best friends who agree to move in together when Florence gets a divorce. However, their opposite personalities clash, causing hilarious hijinks as they try to navigate their new living situation.

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE AND MOVIE NIGHT!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEC 19-20 - FINALS, Early Release

DEC 23-JAN 6 - WINTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL

PARAPROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Resource Paraprofessional will support the classroom teachers and the special education teachers to ensure that the curriculum and school programs are implemented in a way to maximize student learning experiences.

Varsity Boys SOCCER vs. ALA-Ironwood

Monday, Nov. 25th, 3pm

Combs High School, Arizona, USA

AZ

SCRIMMAGE

Varsity Girls SOCCER vs. Central

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 4pm

Combs High School, Arizona, USA

AZ

SCRIMMAGE

WRESTLING

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 4pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

FR/JV WRESTLING @ Puma Duals

Saturday, Nov. 30th, 9am

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Girls SOCCER vs. Buckeye

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 4pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 6:00 PM

WRESTLING @ Moon Valley

Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 4pm

3625 West Cactus Road

Phoenix, AZ

Boys BASKETBALL @ Youngker

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 4pm

3000 South Apache Road

Buckeye, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Youngker

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 5:30pm

Combs High School, Arizona, USA

AZ

FR/SO - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. St. Marys

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 4pm

Combs High School, Arizona, USA

AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL @ St. Marys

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30pm

2525 North 3rd Street

Phoenix, AZ

FR/SO - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL @ Poston Butte

Friday, Dec. 6th, 5:30pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. Poston Butte

Friday, Dec. 6th, 4pm

Combs High School, Arizona, USA

AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Varsity WRESTLING @ Nate Johnson Memorial Tournament

Friday, Dec. 6th, 9am to Saturday, Dec. 7th, 7pm

7301 East Brown Road

Mesa, 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.