NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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CHS has many employees that served our Country before serving our school and community. We thank you for your continued years of service and especially your service to this great nation.
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Randy Bunch

United States Army

4 years of service

82nd Airborne

Jayson Fisk -

US Marines 1996-2000

Deployed to Middle East several times.

Served with 5th Bn, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division

Brandi Fretz-Lowe - E4

Army National Guard

4 years of service

31B MP (Military Police)

William Gaines - E5

United States Air Force

8 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.

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.

Ben Johnson - E4

United States Air Force

4 years of service

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

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.

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.

Dr. 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.

Ron Valdez

United States Air Force

Staff Sargeant

7 years, deployed 6 times



Our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Crossroads Park in Gilbert to compete at the Sectional Championship today. Both teams performed great and qualified for the State Championship which is next Saturday 11/16 at the Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix. Our boys were named the Section Champions.

Boys team: Isaiah Amador, Regent Benedict, Grady Beach, Isaac Nelson, Mikel Diaz Ruiz, Mack Beach, Tommy Nguyen

Girls team: Makayla Engelhardt, Jelli Stewart, Arleth Mejia, Davina Carrizosa, Brittanie Rhoads, Brianne Harris, Kenedee Theabold


Opioids Presentation

On Friday, November 22, 2019, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Don Pashayan and Thomas Forsyth, as well as DEA Agent Michael Brown will share 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 will share 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.

If you do not wish for your student to attend, please have them stop by the counseling office to pick up the opt out form.




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Did you know? CHS has it's own TV/News studio! Our CTE track for Film and TV gives students the chance to plan, film, direct, edit, and present various segments that make up The Rundown, our own TV News show. Students who take this track have a great time learning about the TV and film world, and after 2 years can earn Adobe Certification in Premiere Pro, an industry recognized credential that effectively validates one's skills in Adobe Digital Media software, and opens up possibilities in various areas of TV and Film. Additionally, the investigative, planning, and organizational skills that students gain as they work through the Film and TV track give them an excellent advantage in whatever career they choose. Want to see our students in action? Be sure to catch the next segment of The Rundown!

Upcoming Events:

  • November 19: ACCUPLACER
  • November 22: Parent University
  • December 2: Arizona State University Field Trip
  • December 20: Final day of Semester 1
  • January 8 and 9: ASVAB


11/9-10 - BAND @ AZMBA Championships

11/11 - NO SCHOOL

11/13 - School Board Meeting, CMS 6:00 PM

11/14 - Volleyball Banquet, Cafeteria 6:00 PM

11/16 - BAND @ State Marching Championship, Glendale Community Center

11/22 - Opioids Presentation, Combs Performing Arts Center


NOV 22-23 - Dance Concert

NOV 28-29 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

DEC 4-6 - DRAMA Winter Play

DEC 19-20 - FINALS, Early Release


CROSS COUNTRY @ Sectionals

Friday, Nov. 8th, 1pm

2155 East Knox Road

Gilbert, AZ

Fall BASEBALL @ San Tan Foothills

Friday, Nov. 8th, 4pm

1255 West Silverdale Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

JV - 4:00 PM



Saturday, Nov. 16th, 9:30am

15202 N 19th Ave

Phoenix, AZ

Fall BASEBALL @ Phoenix Christian

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 10:30pm

1751 West Indian School Road

Phoenix, 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.