COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

FEBRUARY 26


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STAND OUT COYOTES

CONNOR ELDER

Congratulations to Connor Elder a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.

CONGRATULATIONS MS. SNYDER!!!

Ms. Snyder's Life Skills class not only helped run our new PBIS Student Store on Tuesday, but also had tickets to redeem. That makes her and everyone in her classroom a "BIG DILL", and they get the honor of displaying our jaunty Irish dill until after Spring Break.


Thanks for showing Pride, Attitude, Commitment and Kindness!

ATHLETIC LIVE BROADCASTS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

LIVE on Combs TV Productions YouTube Channel (LINK BELOW

FRI 2/26 - Girls Basketball vs. Cortez FR/SO-4:00 VAR-5:30 pm

TUE 3/2 - Boys Basketball vs. Coronado FR/SO-4:00 JV-5:30 VAR-7:00 pm

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


FRIDAY- 26th - (LAST CHANCE) Yearbook Portraits, Small Gym 2:30-6:00 PM

SATURDAY- 27th - (LAST CHANCE) Yearbook Portraits, Small Gym 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

- Saturday School, Library 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY FEB 27- SUNDAY MAR 7 - VIRTUAL BAND, ORCHESTRA CONCERT

MARCH 1-5 - CLUB WEEK

MONDAY 1 - SPRING SPORTS BEGIN:

Baseball - BB FIELD 2:45-5:15 PM

Softball - SB FIELD 2:45 PM

Tennis - TENNIS COURTS 3:15 PM

Sand Volleyball - SAND COURT 3:00-5:00 PM

Boys Volleyball - LG GYM 6:30-8:00 PM

Track - COYOTE STADIUM 3:00-5:00 PM

CLUB WEEK

Coyote Club Week!

March 1st - March 5th


We are devoting a full week to celebrate and promote all the CLUBS, ELECTIVES, AND SPORTS that CHS has to offer!

Various clubs will be highlighted throughout the week on The Rundown. Students can then go to the website and watch the video for whichever club they are interested in and fill out the google form expressing their interest; the club sponsor will reach then out to them on how to join.

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!!!!

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

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!!!!!

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??? We are quickly approaching the end of 3rd quarter, which means graduation is just around the corner! Seniors, it's time to make sure you are ready, and Spring Break is a great opportunity to get some housekeeping items taken care of! Use the resources below to get started, and don't hesitate to talk to your counselor if you have questions!


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 8-22 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL!

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

Live performing arts will return to San Tan Valley at our

Combs Performing Arts Center

starting March 1! Read more about our new safety precautions for re-opening, and check out what we already have scheduled on our event calendar: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Combs-Performing-Arts... #ChooseCombs


March 7, 2021 Sweetheart Cinderella Scholarship Pageant. Registration for the March 7, 2021 Pageant is now open for girls ages birth through 21 For more information contact Richelle Auge at sweetheartcindygirls@gmail.com


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 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

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


Be sure to follow us on our facebook page to stay up to date! https://www.facebook.com/CombsPerformingArtsCenter/

or our webpage at https://www.jocombs.org/apps/pages/CombsPerformingArtsCenter

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. Cortez

Friday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

CHS Gym

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Boys BASKETBALL @ Cortez

Friday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

8828 North 31st Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Boys BASKETBALL vs. Coronado

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 4pm

CHS GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL @ Coronado

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 5:30pm

7501 East Virginia Avenue

Scottsdale, AZ

VARISTY ONLY

Boys SOCCER @ Desert Edge

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 6pm

15778 West Yuma Road

Goodyear, AZ

Girls SOCCER vs. Desert Edge

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 6pm

COYOTE STADIUM

Boys BASKETBALL @ Poston Butte

Friday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

32375 North Gantzel Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

JV - 5:30 PM

VARSITY - 7:00 PM

Girls BASKETBALL vs. Poston Butte

Friday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

CHS GYM

FR/SO - 4:00 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

Girls WRESTLING @ STATE

Friday, Feb. 26th, 3pm

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

WEIGH INS - 1:00 PM

WRESTLING - 2:00 PM

Girls WRESTLING @ STATE

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 8am

500 South McQueen Road

Gilbert, AZ

WEIGH INS - 8:00 AM

WRESTLING - 9:00 AM

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.