The Official Newsletter of Combs High School

May 10, 2019

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Thank you to all CHS teachers, for all you do for our students everyday and making CHS so AMAZING!!!!!!


Congratulations to Levi Tuckfield for his nomination to the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientist Award of Excellence

Levi Tuckfield is a 16 year old sophomore at Combs High School in San Tan Valley, Arizona. He has been nominated for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. He has been invited to Boston, Massachusetts this summer to represent Combs High School and the state of Arizona at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Levi just recently finished the 2 year Sports Medicine Program at school. He also is taking all Honors Classes, including Honors Spanish 2 and AP World History. He currently has a weighted GPA of 4.6. This year at school he has played on the JV and Varsity Football team, Varsity Basketball team, and was on the Varsity Track team. When asked what his plans were after high school, he answered, “I plan on going on a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Afterward, I want to go to college to become a Physical Therapist. This Congress will help me expand my knowledge and interest in the medical field."
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Congratulations to our Combs track and field team who competed at the State Championships over the weekend

There were some outstanding personal records broken and some previous team records smashed. It was an exciting weekend for the athletes, their families and coaches. As a staff, we couldn’t be more proud of our athletes.


Simon Taunima 24th in Discus

Kett Andersen 23rd in Long Jump

Aimee Hansen 18th in 300 Hurdles

Makalya Engelhardt 13th in the 1600m

Girls 4X100 relay 11th: Kiara, Jelly, Myica, Lexi

Bubba Taunima 9th in Shot Put

Boy’s 4x100 relay 7th: Kett Anderson, Josh Craven, Rome Foster and Antonio Horrison

Boy’s 4x400 relay 6th: Kett Anderson, Josh Craven, Rome Foster and Grady Beach

Girl’s 4x400 relay 6th: Makayl Engelhardt, Hallie Tucker, Jelli Stewart, and Lexi Schnepf

Hallie Tucker 16th in Long Jump and 8th in Triple Jump

Rome Foster 5th in 110m Hurdles

Additionally, medals were awarded to Kett Anderson who took 4th place in the triple jump and Rome Foster who took 4th in 300m Hurdles. If you see these athletes, please congratulate them for their efforts this season, they are well deserved.

CHS Varsity Softball

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Coyote Softball season comes to an end in Tucson April 30th with a loss to the Salpointe Catholic Lancers in the State Playoffs. The Coyotes finished the season 13-5 with more than a few great moments. Combs has 8 players that received All-Region Honors: Reagan Foster, Bella Proctor, Shea Pearson, Kailyn Aikens, Sam Breed, Absidee Sanchez, Emma Larson and Alexis Valentine; with Reagan Foster being named Region Player of the Year, Coach Tyson Morales named Region Coach of the Year and Combs receiving Field of the Year.

Great Season Girls!


Our students continue to amaze us! Advanced Placement students have been busy this week! They've completed Spanish, English Literature, and US History, with Calculus, Human Geography, English Language, and World History scheduled for next week. A good score on an AP test can get students college credit, so it's important that they study, sleep well, and eat a good breakfast.

Our various support groups have been a great experience and we appreciate our students who want to learn how to better cope with their different struggles. Though we are winding down for this year, we will be starting a new set of groups when school resumes. If you feel your child can benefit from help with anxiety, depression, anger, etc. please contact their counselor to get them signed up.

Seniors who are struggling with a class or working to catch up, it's even more important now to get help so that you don't jeopardize your ability to walk with your class. Keep up the hard's worth it!


  • MAY 10 - AP Testing, room 506, 507
  • - DRAMA - Spring Play, "Romeo and Juliet" CPAC 7:00 PM ($7 adult $4 student)
  • MAY 13 - Spring Play, "Romeo and Juliet" CPAC 7:00 PM ($7 adult $4 student)
  • MAY 14 - AP Testing, room 506, 507
  • - Art Club selling stickers, Courtyard @ Lunch
  • - Powder Puff Football, Coyote Stadium 5:00 PM
  • MAY 15 - AP Testing, room 506, 507
  • - Art Club selling stickers, Courtyard @ Lunch
  • Kona Ice on campus, courtyard after school (sponsored by: JR Class)
  • "Family Night" at Panera Bread, Queen Creek 4:00-8:00 PM (sponsored by: Cheer Boosters)
  • MAY 16 - Art Club selling stickers, Courtyard @ Lunch
  • - DRAMA - Student Shows, CPAC Black Box 3:00 PM
  • MAY 17 - DRAMA - Induction Ceremony, CPAC 5:00 PM
  • MAY 18 - Cow Chip Bingo, Practice Field (sponsored by: Football Boosters)
  • - BACCALAUREATE, Cafeteria 5:30 PM


MAY 21 - Graduation


Will include all pertinent information regarding the ceremony and activities leading up to CHS Graduation.



58th Annual Washington Week to be held

March 7-14, 2020

Two students from Arizona will be selected for a week-long government and leadership education program in the nation's capital and will each receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Click the link below for eligibility information, deadlines, and program application.


As our Spring Season comes to an end, we would love some feedback from our spring athletes and parents.

Unified BASKETBALL @ Perry Tournament

Saturday, May 11th, 8:30am

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

8:30 AM vs. Perry

12:00 PM vs. Basha

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.