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GO COYOTES !!!!!
CHS APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CHS GOES TO THE STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Congratulations to the Big Band and Jazz Combo on receiving Excellent ratings at the State Jazz Festival!
Special congratulations are in order for the Jazz Combo. Out of the 40 bands that performed, CHS brought one of only 2 combos.
This is a student-led ensemble in which the students write their own arrangements, schedule their own rehearsals, and make all of the musical decisions. They even filled out their own paperwork...
Horns: Javier Suarez, Blake Alger, Ada Sam
Rhythm Section: Jakob Turner-Fong, Stanton Sasser, Bruce Beach.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE J.O. COMBS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
We applaud your staff’s ongoing dedication to student success, and we are proud to extend to you an official MajorClarity Platinum PowerUser certificate for the 2021-2022 school year! This is a proprietary designation that indicates:
● At least 70-80% of all student accounts have been activated this school year (this benchmark is based on our top 10% of district users, nationwide)
● At least 65-75% of students have returned to their account 2x or more this school year
● Student to staff adoption rate of 140:1 or less - measured through a ratio of number of active students per each active staff member (or, roughly one quarter of the average single counselor caseload)
COMBS HIGH DANCE
Combs High Dance is so excited to announce that we’re holding FREE classes here at the Combs Performing Arts Center next week, Saturday, April 30th in honor of International Dance Day! Share the news with your friends and family in the area!
Here’s our free class schedule for the day:
K - 2 grades: 10-11 am - Dance Room
3 - 5 grades: 10-11 am - Black Box/Lobby
6 - 8 grades: 9-10 am Dance Room
9 - 12 grades: 9-10 am Black Box/Lobby
Book your FREE class now though because there is limited space!
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 2 years have 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 for students making up academic credit in the core academic areas and on our traditional online platform Edgenuity. Both opportunities will be outlined below with registration information. Students who are looking to get ahead academically are not eligible for in person instruction, but may take these courses in the Edgenuity platform.
Please see form to the left for Summer School Registration
Please see forms below for Summer School Expectations and Available Courses
ELIGIBILITY AND EXPECTATIONS FOR IN-PERSON SUMMER School and Available Courses
FRIDAY 4/22 - SPRING PLAY "Beauty and the Beast", CPAC 7:00 PM
SATURDAY 4/23 - SPRING PLAY "Beauty and the Beast", CPAC 7:00 PM
Did you know??? April's Coyote Care initiative continues to focus on Hopelessness. Many parents may wonder why their teenager is struggling, and this article gives an excellent explanation as to what the causes behind the increase in hopelessness could be. Click here to read: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/04/american-teens-sadness-depression-anxiety/629524/
Did you know??? May 20 is quickly approaching...29 days until Seniors MUST have any only classes completed, and all in person classes passed. Failure to do either will result in the student not being able to graduate. Please help us encourage students to get everything buttoned up so that they can walk with their friends.
Did you know??? Summer school is open for registration! Summer school will take place from June 6 to June 30, 7:30-11:30am, Monday through Thursday, and for in person students, there will be a bus and a grab and go breakfast or lunch. Students not able to attend in person may choose the online option. Make sure you and your student are having those conversations so that they can make the best choice and get their credits back on track!
COMBS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Disney's Beauty and the Beast presented by Combs Curtain Call Drama April 21, 22, 23 at 7 pm. Tickets available at www.etix.com
Combs High Dance Concert
May 5 and 6 at 7 pm. Tickets at www.etix.com
Suessical The Musical presented by Centerstage Academy
April 27, 28, 29, 30
May 27, 28 Tickets at www.etix.com
APRIL BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU
COMBS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
As you know, each year the Combs Education Foundation offers scholarships to our Seniors at Combs High School. This year we are proud to offer over 12 scholarships to our Seniors.
These scholarships are Company/Organizational Scholarships, Leadership Scholarships, and Memorial Scholarships. Attached is a flyer to help promote their applications, which will remain open until Tuesday, April 5th, 4pm. Please share this flyer to students, families and the community. A Social Media presence will also start in the next day or two.
Students just need to click on the link below, review the requirements for application, and apply.
Here is the live link: www.jocombs.org/scholarships/
Each scholarship has its own separate application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships if they meet the criteria.
Here is a complete list of scholarships.
- Arcadis Scholarship
- Ashton Woods Arizona Scholarship
- Banner Ironwood Medical Staff Scholarship
- Crossroads Future Community Leader Scholarship
- Dr. Langer Scholarship
- Kyle Strong Memorial Scholarship
- Lorraine Cannon Memorial Scholarship
- Mary Ann Cannella Memorial Scholarship
- Tyler Headstrom Memorial Scholarship
- Zulfer-Thompson Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship
ICYMI: Applications open for 2022-2023 Governor's Youth Commission
APPLY NOW FOR THE 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 school year.
Applications are currently being accepted until June 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM from Arizona youth in all fifteen counties.
MAY 9-12 - CHEER TRYOUTS
MAY 19-20 - SENIOR FINALS
MAY 24-25 - FR-JR FINALS
MAY 25 - GRADUATION
Why is FAFSA Important?
The FAFSA is the most important tool available to finance your education, and while the term may be familiar, some don't know what it means. What does FAFSA stand for? It stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If there's one thing you need to know about it, it's this: You don't have to be intimidated.
The FAFSA is an application that the federal government uses to gather the financial information it needs to assess what loans and grants you qualify for. Although you are applying for federal aid, the process is coordinated through the school or schools you plan to apply to.
To help students find and apply for scholarships, have them follow these simple steps:
- Login into MajorClarity.com using the "Continue with Google" option.
- Select "Financial Resources' form the options on the left side of the screen
- Use the search tool or scroll though the scholarships listed. For local scholarships, choose the "Show only Local Scholarships" box. This will narrow the scholarship list.
REQUEST YOUR TRANSCRIPT WITH PARCHMENT
PEERSQUARED TUTORING SENTIMENT SURVEY FOR COMBS HIGH SCHOOL
PAPER TUTORS ARE HERE TO HELP
HELP SECURE FUNDING FOR YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
A MESSAGE FROM J.O. COMBS FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Supply Chain Challenges: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unforeseen issues with our supply chain, resulting in food shortages and last-minute menu substitutions. Our goal is to serve the posted/planned menu each day, but current circumstances are making this a challenge. We are working closely with our food distributors and vendors during this unprecedented time. We will do our best to communicate and update our online menu as soon as any substitutions are made. Please remember the menu is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.
NEW FOOD SERVICE SOFTWARE
I hope you are having a great beginning of the new school year.
I wanted to share with you that we have a new software that is used for everything related to the Food Service Department.
The Titan Family Portal is a our new secure online system for convenient access and a user-friendly experience in managing meals at school.
The Titan Family Portal allows families/staff to:
- Submit an online application for free and reduced meals
- See menus, allergens and nutritional information
- Remotely monitor children's cafeteria meal accounts
- Make online payments to children's cafeteria accounts
- Set up automatic, recurring payments
- Set up low account balance email or text alerts
The Titan Family Portal may be accessed via:
Mobile app: parents may access their account by searching for Titan Family Connect app in your phone’s app store.
FAN POLICY 2022
All tickets must be purchased from GoFan: link below
Admission Prices: Adult- $6 Student- $5
There will be no cash accepted at home games.
Activity Passes are available for purchase in the bookstore.
Which will allow the purchaser admission to all 2021-2022 CHS home athletic events.
Adult Pass: $50
Student Pass: $40
CHS Student Pass: $15
FAMILY PASS (immediate family only): $200
SEALED Water Bottles will be the ONLY food or drink permitted into games.
WATCH HOME VOLLEYBALL GAMES LIVESTREAM
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SOFTBALL/JV BASEBALL @ Apache Junction
Friday, April 22nd, 3:45pm
2525 South Ironwood Drive
Apache Junction, AZ
SB - 4:00 PM
Varsity BASEBALL vs. Apache Junction
Friday, April 22nd, 3:45pm
Varsity Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. Tempe Prep
Friday, April 22nd, 5pm
TRACK @ Bradshaw Mountain
Saturday, April 23rd, 8am
6000 East Long Look Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
Varsity BASEBALL @ Coronado
Saturday, April 23rd, 11am
7501 East Virginia Avenue
SOFTBALL/JV BASEBALL vs. Apache Junction
Monday, April 25th, 3:45pm
BASEBALL - 4:00 PM
Varsity BASEBALL @ Apache Junction
Monday, April 25th, 3:45pm
2525 South Ironwood Drive
Apache Junction, AZ
TRACK @ Seton Catholic
Tuesday, April 26th, 3pm
1150 North Dobson Road
Boys VOLLEYBALL vs. ALA- Queen Creek
Tuesday, April 26th, 4:30pm
VARSITY - 5:30 PM
Boys VOLLEYBALL @ Madison Highland
Wednesday, April 27th, 5:30pm
1431 East Campbell Avenue
UNIFIED BASKETBALL @ San Tan Foothills
Wednesday, April 27th, 6pm
1255 West Silverdale Road
San Tan Valley, AZ
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS BREAK
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.