COYOTE UPDATE

The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

NOVEMBER 20


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GO COYOTES !!!!!

STANDOUT COYOTES

KERSTYN HEDRICK named REGION PLAYER of the YEAR

Kerstyn, a Senior at CHS has played Middle Hitter/Blocker for the Varsity team for 3 years. Each year earning Region Honors, including All Conference honors last year. This year's conference honors have not been announced. Hedrick leads the region in kills with 87, had 33 blocks and 108 digs this season.

4A Black Canyon Volleyball Region Honors

ALL-REGION 1st TEAM

Kerstyn Hedrick- SR

Savana Norton- JR


ALL-REGION 2nd TEAM

Kyler Dent- JR

Alysen Harris- SR


HONORABLE MENTION

Acacia Melvin- JR

Hailey Bates- SR

Chloe Rice- SO


COACH OF THE YEAR

Buck Pear

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Alysen Harris, Chloe Rice, Kyler Dent, Savana Norton, Hailey Bates, Kerstyn Hedrick, Acacia Melvin

CHS STUDENT MEDIA WINS SIX AWARDS AT STATE COMPETITION

Student media students from the EPOCH (yearbook) and Combs Courier (newspaper) staffs earned a total of six awards at this year's state competition put on by the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association.


Kymber Miller, class of 2020, earned three awards for her work on the "Clarity" yearbook, junior Madison Lamb earned honorable mention for her sports feature photo titled "It's Over" and junior Lilly Threlkeld received honorable mention for her feature story on distracted driving titled Is it Really Worth it?" The yearbook staff earned a superior award for theme development on the 2020 book.

Makayla Englehardt was nominated for Pinal County Performer of the week in Pinal Central. Makayla is a Senior Cross Country athlete at Combs High School. As her season was short with only 5 total meets, she finished last week at Sectionals with a 7th place finish. Then this week she finished her Cross Country career with her third straight State Championship Appearance, finishing 19th overall the highest finish Combs High School has ever had. Great Job Makayla!!

CAMPUS CALENDAR

NOW-DEC 31 - 24 HR COVID TESTING AVAILABLE IN 300 PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF COYOTE RD AT CHS



Nov 21 - HOMECOMING DANCE, CHS 7:00-10:00 PM

NOV 23-27 - THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

DEC 3 - SENIOR PICTURES, SM GYM

DEC 4 - PICTURE RETAKES (FR, SO, JR), SM GYM

PICTURE DAY

SENIORS, that have not scheduled with Lou Coopey - DEC 3

UNDERCLASSMEN - that missed NOV 16th and retakes - DEC 4

Look for more information in your PARENT VUE and STUDENT VUE EMAIL

Can't Make it to the game tonight?? Watch it LIVE

Thanks to our TV and Broadcasting program, you can watch our Combs Coyotes take on the Arcadia Titans from your living room. Tonight is our Homecoming Game and will be the final game in our Fall Season. The band will be performing at 6:40 PM, kickoff at 7:00 and halftime will include Homecoming Royalty Festivities.

HOMECOMING ASSEMBLY 2020

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COUNSELORS CORNER

Did you know??? Kindness Counts! At a time when so many are struggling, there are things you can do to make your space in the world a better place. And, making your space in the world a better place can lead to many mental health benefits. Take some time today to do something kind for someone else. Need ideas? Try https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas. Want to take it even further? Become a Random Acts of Kindness Activist (RAKtivist) and be part of a bigger movement to bring happiness to yourself and others. You can join here: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/. Remember, "I cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good I can do".


A note on grades....when we get back from Thanksgiving break, we'll have 3 weeks left of Quarter 2! This also marks the end of Semester 1 and your transcript will be updated with your semester grade. A failing grade can impact your ability to graduate, and result in extra work after school and over the summer to catch up. Remember, colleges, universities, the military, and even some employers will ask to see your transcript. What do you want your transcript to say about you???


If you are behind, NOW is the time to get caught up. If you are struggling to stay engaged, focused, and on task, NOW is the time to double your efforts and work hard to meet your goals. Don't be afraid to talk to your teachers about what you can do to make sure you are passing! If you aren't sure of where you stand, make a virtual or in person appointment with your counselor. You can do this and we can help!


Have a GREAT Thanksgiving holiday!

BLOOD DRIVE 11/28/2020

This just in! Every Combs blood donor will get $5 OR 200 points for their donation! Use the link attached and sign up for a time you can donate.


Giving Blood Is Safe. Healthy Donors Needed. What’s not safe? Not having enough blood. If you’re healthy and eligible, we need your help today to keep the blood supply strong for patients undergoing surgery and cancer treatment, giving birth or suffering traumatic injuries. Antibody status will be available 3 weeks post donation in your private donor portal.

Donors are needed as blood supplies are running short. The Blood Drive is coming around. By donating blood you can save up to three lives with just one donation.


This year we are having a blood drive on 11/28, from 7am - 11am. Fill out the blood drive forms and bring them with you to the LDS Church on 2717 E Ocotillo Rd.


Donors are required to wear their own cloth-based face covering…mask or bandana.


Donors only in the blood drive room. Parents/Guardians welcome w/16 and 17 year old donors. If you are 16 or 17, you will need to complete a parent permission form that will be available that morning or you can email Mrs. Johnson for a copy of it.


No touch temperature will be taken upon arrival.


Donor Eligibility Questions? Call 1-877-25-Vital.


Each donor will be thanked with a voucher for complimentary admission to Hall of Flame firefighter’s museum.


https://clicktime.symantec.com/3BmPjE5roTvA7uWKnxGbpoK7Vc?u=https%3A%2F%2Flearn.vitalant.org%2FLP%3D148%3Fdrive_code%3DP2K28%26division%3DSOUTHWEST%2526%25region%3DPHX


Then, click on this link and make your appointment http://www.bloodhero.com/ use code QCEAST, and use the blood drive code of P2K28


When you arrive, tell them you are from Combs to get your special CHS reward.


Blood Drive Questions? Email Mrs. Johnson, sjohnson@jocombs.org

CHS DANCE CONCERT MOVIE MADNESS

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CPAC Events-Save the Dates

Save the dates for great performances and business trainings at the Combs Performing Arts Center!
December 10 and 11 at 7 pm Combs High School Dance Concert. Seating is limited. Advance Tickets at www.etix.com search Combs Performing Arts Center.
December 11, 2020-Combs High School Drama presents "Fox On The Fairway" FREE Streaming from the Combs Performing Arts Center! Performed by the Combs High School Advanced Theatre class, Fox on the Fairway is a farce that takes place in a country club during a tournament between two rivaling country clubs. Love interests, scandals, and so much more befall these characters in this delightful comedy!

December 18 at 6 pm-Combs High School Virtual Orchestra, Choir and Guitar Concert
Free! https://www.facebook.com/CombsPerformingArtsCenter/

December 18 at 6 pm-Combs High School Band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band Concert https://www.facebook.com/CombsPerformingArtsCenter/

February 12, 2021-Piano Men Generations at 7 pm presented by TAD Entertainment celebrating the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Tickets at www.cofare.io

Perceptual Sales Coaching Seminar- Body Language and How We Relate To It. presented by Stephen Chandler on January 14, 2021 at 11:30 am. Learn how body language influences sales and purchasing. Learn tools to improve your business. For more information contact Stephen Chandler 602 540 3997

January 22- at 8 pm Carvin Jones - World renowned blues guitarist Carvin Jones, rated in top 50 guitarists by Guitarist Magazine brings his Ultimate Guitar Experience to you! https://www.carvinjones.com/event-details/carvin-jones-combs-theatre

March 25-Small Business Symposium presented by Darling Companies, Designed From Scratch Concepts and Network Together. Tickets at www.localsmallbusinesssymposium.com

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INTERNET DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY

Cox Communications is offering discounts on internet service for qualifying families, which is part of the CARES Act.


This program is called Connect2Compete. The parent has to complete an application and provide Cox with documentation that consists not only of school letterhead confirming student enrollment but also any other subsidy programs from which the family receives benefits. There are a plethora of FAQs on the website as well.

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

JOIN OUR CHS TEAM

We currently have full and part time positions available. Click on the link below to see a list of open positions district wide.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

JO COMBS DISTRICT JOB LISTINGS

UPCOMING EVENTS


DECEMBER 17-18 - FINALS

DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 4 - WINTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL

NOVEMBER'S BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

DECEMBER'S MENU

CAC CONNECT CALENDAR

Due to Covid we are not able to do the CAC connect office live on your school campus so we are going virtual again for the fall semester.

We will have zoom check-in and chat sessions for students and parents on Wednesday’s starting promptly at 5pm for them to ask questions they have regarding CAC & details of how to become a CAC student.

FOOTBALL vs. Arcadia

Friday, Nov. 20th, 7pm

2505 East Germann Road

San Tan Valley, AZ

HOMECOMING

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.