COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

APRIL 30


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STANDOUT COYOTE

LEVI TUCKFIELD

Senior, Levi Tuckfield set the school record for high jump this season with a jump of 6'3". He is currently ranked #2 in our division for state. Levi is one of our state qualifiers that will represent CHS at the State Meet May 14th and 15th at Desert Vista High School.
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COMBS HIGH SCHOOL FREE IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL

This summer Combs High School will be offering FREE in-person summer school classes. We understand this past year has been a challenging time for our students. The Combs High School staff is committed to our students success and graduation. To this end, CHS will be offering FREE summer classes for students to make-up lost credits.

We will have 2 learning options this summer, In-Person instruction in the core academic areas and on our traditional online platform Edgenuity. Both opportunities will be outlined below with registration information.


Please see forms below

ELIGIBILITY AND EXPECTATIONS FOR IN-PERSON SUMMER COURSES

CHS 2021 SUMMER REGISTRATION FORM

COMBS HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

DISNEY & COMPANY

MAY, 4 @ 6PM

ADMISSION IS FREE

NHS 2021-2022

Interested in becoming a part of the

National Honor Society (NHS) at Combs High?

We are now accepting new members for the 2021-2022 school year!


To become and remain a member of the NHS, you must:


  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 since freshman year

  • Perform 20 hours of community service during the next semester

  • Tutor other students a total of 10 hours throughout the next semester

  • Be a student of good character

  • Enjoy leadership roles

  • Attend weekly chapter meetings

  • Complete the required application and essay by May 4th


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, consider making NHS a part of your high school experience. If you are selected, you will be contacted via school email by May 6th . If selected, our induction ceremony will be held on May 18th at 6pm in the school library. There will be a virtual option if needed. Please contact Stacy Johnson sjohnson@jocombs.org for more information and an application. Paper copies can also be picked up in room 460.

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-MAR 31 -

COVID TESTING AVAILABLE IN 300 PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF COYOTE RD AT CHS


SAT 5/1 - Saturday School, Library 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

TUES 5/4 - ORCHESTRA/CHOIR Concert, CPAC 6:00 PM

WED 5/5 - JAZZ BAND Concert Featuring the CHS and CMS Jazz Bands, CPAC 6:00 PM

FRI 5/7 - Fine Arts Night, CPAC 6:00 PM

SAT 5/8 - Saturday School, Library 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Students and Parents,


We are happy to announce that we again will be holding an in person celebration for Academic Excellence! The Ceremony will take place on May 13th in the gym during our school day at 8:45am. If your student/s has made the honor roll for any grade we would like to honor them. If your student has met the criteria for honor roll they will be receiving an invitation. If your senior has been awarded any scholarships we would like to honor them as well. Students that have been offered scholarships from our in state Universities have been contacted. If your student is receiving a scholarship from an out of state school and you want them honored get in touch with your student's counselor. If your student is joining a branch of the Armed Forces we would like to honor them also so get in touch with their counselor on that too. If your student/s fall into any of these categories you are invited to join us in the celebration of our Awards Ceremony at this wonderful time of year!

COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Combs High School will be offering Summer School for FREE! Students can choose the in person option and attend on campus, 4 hours a day for 8 days to get 1/2 of a credit. The first 2 weeks of Summer school can help them earn credit for a failed class for semester 1, and the second half can help them earn credit for a failed class in semester 2. There will be transportation and lunch...it's a great deal!


Students who are unable to attend in person can choose option 2, the online option. Classes will be assigned in Edgenuity and completed over the summer. For students who have multiple credits to make up, a hybrid of the 2 options would be a great idea.


Questions? Concerns? Need to sign up? Talk to your counselor today!


Did you know??? 3 1/2 weeks until the end of the year. Bring up those grades and work hard to finish everything so that you can end the year successfully. You can do it!

2021-22 Online Registration (assistance video)

In order to address the unprecedented drop in student postsecondary enrollment in Arizona, Helios Education Foundation, College Success Arizona, and other community partners are implementing an initiative to re-engage students in their education and offer an incentive scholarship to eligible students.

Colleges and universities in Arizona are experiencing significant declines in student enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among first generation, low-income, and underserved students.

Nationally, community college enrollment has fallen by 9.5 percent this year. In addition, Postsecondary enrollment for first-time freshmen (High School class of 2020) declined nearly 21.7 percent nationwide. In Arizona, statewide community college enrollment is down more than 16 percent.

“In order to continue on track to reach our statewide Achieve60AZ goal for postsecondary attainment, we must address this drop in enrollment and re-engage students on the path to pursuing a college degree,” said Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation. “That why Helios Education Foundation began working with our partners to identify a way to help the Class of 2020 – the most affected by the impact of COVID-19 – to engage in postsecondary education.”

Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona are proud to announce the formation of the Helios Adelante Scholars Initiative which provides a $1,000 incentive scholarship to students who graduated from high school in May of 2020 but did not enter a college or other postsecondary program. The $1 million initiative will help ensure more students in Arizona are able to pursue a postsecondary degree.

Eligible students will be awarded a one-time award of $1,000. The funds may be used for tuition, books, or room and board at any accredited higher education institution. In addition, through this initiative, students may be eligible for institutional aid that is typically available only to students who enter college the semester after high school graduation.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student needs to be entering college for the first time, be a graduate from an Arizona high school from the class of 2020 and, enroll in an accredited college or university at least half-time, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or indicate non-FAFSA eligibility, and complete a scholarship application.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Helios Education Foundation and other community organizations to help implement this initiative,” said Rich Nickel, President and CEO of College Success Arizona. “We are ready to help provide the support they need to take advantage of this opportunity and begin their college education.”

Click here to learn more. (see below and more on their website)

In order to address these issues and ensure more students are entering college, Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona – along with other community partners – are implementing the Helios Adelante Scholars Initiative which provides a $1,000 incentive scholarship to 2020 graduates to encourage them to enter college.

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for the scholarship, a student needs to be entering college for the first time, be a graduate from an Arizona high school from the class of 2020, enroll in an accredited college or university at least half-time, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or indicate that they are non-FAFSA eligible, and complete a scholarship application with College Success Arizona.

  • Eligible students will be awarded a one-time, non-renewable award of $1,000. The funds may be used for tuition, books, or room and board at any accredited higher education institution.
  • In addition to receiving the $1,000 incentive scholarship, students may be eligible for additional institutional aid. College Success Arizona will help identify those opportunities and help students pursue that aid.

If you meet the qualifications for the scholarship, please reach out to your College Access Partner below to get started.


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HONORING ALL OF OUR GPEMC/AZEMC DISTRICTS -- Old and new!

OUR NEW LOCATION INFORMATION BELOW:

Dianne Smith, Executive Director

Dr. Howard Carlson, Executive Administrator (Consultant)

GPEMC/AZEMC

1481 N. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way Suite 100A

Avondale, AZ 85323

623-932-7055 Office

520-664-4074 Howard's Cell

dsmith@aguafria.org

hcarlson@aguafria.org

www.GPEMC.org

Combs Education Foundation (CEF) 2021 Scholarship

On behalf of the Combs Education Foundation Board, we are happy to announce that the scholarship portal/link for the 2021 CEF Scholarships is now open and linked below.


Combs Education Foundation Scholarship Link


Through this link you will see the following scholarships available to Combs High School Seniors. Students will need to click on the link, review the criteria for each scholarship, and if you are eligible, fill out the scholarship application. You must fill out each application for each scholarship to be eligible and may apply for multiple scholarships. These are listed below:


  • Arcadis Scholarship

  • Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship

  • Crossroads Future Community Leader Scholarship

  • Dr. Jan Langer Scholarship

  • Kyle Strong Scholarship

  • Mary Ann Cannella Memorial Scholarship

  • Tyler Hedstrom Memorial Scholarship

  • Zulfer-Thompson Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship


The scholarship applications will be open through April 23rd, 4pm. This will give the students interested... 2 full 2-day weekends and 2 full work weeks of time to fill out the applications.

PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE

Dear Pinal County High Schools,

Just a reminder that we are no longer requesting senior lists for the Promise for the Future Scholarship program. However, we are inviting your graduating seniors who submitted their Promise Pledge in their 8th grade year to visit our Central Arizona College (CAC) webpage at www.centralaz.edu/finaid . Under the Scholarship information heading, students will find the Promise for the Future tab. There, students will be able to review the guidelines and will be able to directly access the application form for the Promise for the Future scholarship program.

Students are to complete and submit the online CAC Scholarship Application. The form will ask Promise questions, and ask students to write an essay regarding their educational goals. Combining the CAC Scholarship application with the Promise for the Future scholarship provides Promise students the opportunity to be considered for other CAC scholarships.

In addition to the form, students are required to upload their high school transcript onto their CAC student portal. The high school transcript allows us to verify and determine eligibility to the Promise scholarship program. Students are also required to complete and submit a 2021-2022 FAFSA application.

Once the CAC Financial Aid Office determines eligibility, we will email students the Promise Scholarship acceptance letter outlining enrollment requirements.

Feel free to visit our webpage and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

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


MAY 13 - Music Under the Stars Featuring the CHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble performing the music from Star Wars in the CHS courtyard


MAY 11 - JOSTENS on campus from 10am-1pm to distribute the remaining pre-ordered cap and gowns, those who have not purchased one can do so at this time.


MAY 26 - GRADUATION

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

CPAC Events-Save the Dates

Save the dates for great performances and business trainings at the Combs Performing Arts Center!


Inspire Entertainment presents Beauty and the Beast April 30 at 7 pm and May 3 at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets available at www.inspireent.org

Combs High School Orchestra, Guitar and Choir Concert, May 4, 2021 at 6 pm. Free tickets available at www.etix.com

Combs High School Jazz Band Concert, May 5, 2021 at 6 pm. Free Tickets available at www.etix.com

Combs High School Fine Arts Senior Showcase, May 7, 2021 at 7 pm. Free tickets available at www.etix.com

Combs Middle School Orchestra and Choir Concert, May 11, 2021 at 6 pm. Free tickets available at www.etix.com

Combs Middle School Band Concert, May 13, 2021 at 6 pm. Free tickets available at www.etix.com

Center stage Academy presents summer theater camps for ages 5 to 14. Performances at the Combs Performing Arts Center. For more information visit https://centerstage.academy/summer-camps-2021/

Arizona Repertory Theater presents summer theater camps for ages 5 to 16. For more information visit www.art4kids.net

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

We rent out the Combs Performing Arts Center for business meetings, seminars, trainings and our Black box and dance studio for classes, or smaller gatherings and much more! Thank you,

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TRACK @ Queen Creek

Friday, April 30th, 11am

22149 East Ocotillo Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Eastmark

Friday, April 30th, 4:30pm

GYM

JV - 4:30 PM

VARSITY - 5:30 PM

JV BASEBALL vs. Seton Catholic

Monday, May 3rd, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Horizon Honors

Monday, May 3rd, 4pm

16233 South 48th Street

Phoenix, AZ

VARSITY ONLY

Varsity SOFTBALL @ Seton Catholic

Tuesday, May 4th, 3:45pm

1150 North Dobson Road

Chandler, AZ

Varsity BASEBALL vs. Seton Catholic

Tuesday, May 4th, 3:45pm

BB FIELD

Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Notre Dame Prep

Tuesday, May 4th, 4:30pm

9701 East Bell Road

Scottsdale, AZ

Unified BASKETBALL @ WilliamsField

Tuesday, May 4th, 6pm

2076 South Higley Road

Gilbert, AZ

Unified BASKETBALL vs. Chandler

Tuesday, May 11th, 6pm

GYM

TRACK @ STATE

Friday, May 14th, 8am to Saturday, May 15th, 10pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

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.