October 25, 2019

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As the time draws near for Halloween, and ensure a safe school day, we wanted to send a reminder of the following guidelines for all students and staff of Combs High School who choose to wear a Halloween costume. We are asking that students and staff not wear masks or face paint that covers their face and their identity. Students can not bring simulated weapons at any time on campus. The CHS dress code will be in place and we would like to thank you in advance for your help as we plan for this holiday.


Joey Jensen named AZ Central Boys Athlete of the Week

CHS junior running back and strong safety, Joey Jensen, had the best game of his high school career on Oct. 18 as the Coyotes (4-4) lost 49-48 in overtime to Glendale (6-2).

Jensen had 38 carries for 327 rushing yards, breaking a single-game school record. He also had six catches for 46 yards and five touchdowns.

“Without great blocking by the lineman it wouldn’t have been possible," Jensen said. "I appreciate them a lot.”

The Coyotes play at Washington High School tonight and will face the Apache Junction Prospectors November 1st at Coyote Stadium.

CHOIR is going to STATE

The Combs High School Choir competed in the Fall Choral Festival October 25th and received an Excellent rating. For earning this rating, the choir will be advancing to the State Choral Festival in the spring! This is the first time in three years that CHS has made it to State!! Great Job Coyotes!

Meet Ms. Munoz, CHS SO/JR English Teacher

I was born in Nashville, Tennessee and have lived in NY, CA, and AZ. I went to Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, and then to NAU in Flagstaff for both my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in English, Journalism and secondary education. I have taught at Mt. View High, Skyline High, Desert Ridge High and now Combs High! I also taught at the University of Phx for over 15 years as a second job. I have two teenage daughters who attend Desert Ridge and I am very proud of them. One plays on both the badminton and tennis teams at the JV level and I absolutely love watching her play and improve every single season. The other one cheers and participates in the Speech and Debate team and this past summer was one of only five AZ teens to attend the Speech and Debate National Competition in Dallas, Texas, it was one of my proudest Mom-Moments. We have one dog, a mini-schnauzer named Daisy who is 11 years old. I am divorced. I love to snow ski, travel anywhere, meet up with friends for lunches and dinners, read and read, and I love to write. I would like to become an author one day. I love lakes and oceans, and sometimes just take a drive to water. It is serene and peaceful for me to visit the water. My Dad is a retired pilot and I have been on buddy passes to Alaska, France, London, Malibu, NY, San Francisco, Canada and Niagra Falls and so many fun places for which I am super thankful. I still am blessed enough to have both of my parents, and my sister. I also had a brother, until recently. My family has had a very hard time overcoming the loss of him, he was loving and kind and was a whiz of an engineer. I love Combs, I love meeting everyone here and I am excited to be a part of the wonderful staff here! Thank you for the warm welcome!


The Coyote Baseball Club was thrilled to have a visit from the Oakland A's staff and personnel from Support My Club on the 21st. Theses organizations came together to donate some needed items to our baseball program. They donated a specific infield drag to help smooth the dirt surface along with 4 brand new Bury-all home plates for our fields. The other item is a ball cart used by the batting practice pitchers and will save our staff a whole lot of bending down to get the balls from the ground.

This is the second year of receiving items from Support My Club and the A's and we look forward to working with them in the future!

Support My Club Whiteboard Animation


The Physical Education Department students got to take part in Top Golf's "Grow the Game" program. Wednesday, October 23rd a group of select students in CHS PE classes attended Top Golf in Gilbert to learn more about the game of golf and showcase their driving skills. The program is built to offer kids the chance to learn the game of golf that may otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.


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On your way to school or dropping off your students be sure to check out our new sign on Ironwood and Germann.


Did you know? Digital Photography is a Career and Technical Education track for students who want to learn the art of photography, either for personal use or as a future career. Our students who take Digital Photography can earn Adobe Certification in Photoshop upon successful completion of 2 years of Photo AND a passing grade on the exam. Adobe Photoshop is used worldwide by both amateur and professional photographers, and designers who wish to perfect their digital images, and is a great addition to any resume. In fact, many current and former CHS students have successful side businesses using their photography skills to take pictures for families, weddings, dances, and more!

Also, students who wish to take the ACCUPLACER on November 19 need to register to CAC. You can use this link to apply:

Upcoming Events:

  • November 5: U of A Field Trip
  • November 7: CAC Palooza
  • November 19: ACCUPLACER test administration for Seniors
  • November 22: Parent University
  • December 2: Arizona State University Trip


10/26 - BAND @ ABODA Competition (Gilbert High School)

11/1 - JOSTENS on campus for SENIOR ORDERS, Cafeteria 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11/2 - BAND @ ABODA State Marching Semi-Finals



NOV 11 - NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day

NOV 28-29 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving

Varsity FOOTBALL @ Washington

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7pm

2217 West Glendale Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

CROSS COUNTRY @ Eye of the Tiger Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 9am

12205 North Tangerine Farms Road

Marana, AZ

VOLLEYBALL @ Apache Junction

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 4pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

Freshman - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:00 PM


Freshman FOOTBALL vs. Apache Junction

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 6pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV FOOTBALL @ Apache Junction

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 6pm

2525 South Ironwood Drive

Apache Junction, AZ

SWIM @ Husky Invitational

Friday, Nov. 1st, 9am

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity FOOTBALL vs. Apache Junction

Friday, Nov. 1st, 7pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, 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.