Coyote Weekly Update 11/17/17


November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving week information:

  • We will have school on MondayTuesday and Wednesday, November 20, 21 and 22. We will have “regular school days” with no special schedule.
  • We will be off for the Thanksgiving break of Thursday and Friday November 23 and 24.
  • Back to school on Monday, November 27.

For all parents/guardians and students:

  • Combs High School is in beginning stages of organizing an Alumni Association and we are looking for graduates and staff to participate in this exciting process. If you are interested in learning more, please contact—Brooke Davis, Principal at:
  • Combs High School has an opportunity to partner with MIKID, an organization focused on improving the behavioral health and welcome of children and youth.  Every high school student and staff will participate in an hour-long presentation in their math class about the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS).  The training will focus on increasing the knowledge and awareness of depression and suicide as well as strategies to acknowledge what friends or self is feeling, showing care to others and telling an adult so that support may be provided.  The training will take place at the high school in November.
  • As we move towards final exams in the next weeks, I have attached an article about studying for you to read and review with your student.  This article from How We Learn by Benedict Carey, has insights into what is needed for students to have the best advantages for learning. The article is attached for your review.  

Testing schedule and calendar planning:

  • Mark your calendar for the community auditorium groundbreaking ceremony on December 11, 2017 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Combs High School.  We look forwarding to seeing you there!

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT: Upcoming events from the CHS counselors, please add these dates to your calendar. Students, please see your counselor for more information on these post-secondary opportunities.

Nov. 30th UA Campus tour

Dec. 6th Ottawa Campus tour

Dec. 9th ACT Test


Free/Reduced Applications:     Are accepted all year long.

  • Students who are eligible for free and/or reduced lunch are also eligible for free and/or reduced breakfast daily.  Students may also receive a reduction on AP Exams, tutoring scholarships and college scholarships.  Make sure your student is afforded every opportunity.  Parents may also submit the Free and Reduced Lunch Application online.  Please visit to begin the process. Please call 480-987-5312 if you need any assistance.  
  •  This is an online payment option for parents to add money and monitor student accounts. Please call 480-987-5312 for your student’s ID number. Checking your child’s account balance and making payments online are great benefits. There is a $2.50 processing fee for each transaction.

Coyote Clubs/Activities and Sports:

Athletic and Activities calendar:

Marching Coyote Regiment competitions:

Congratulations to our Marching Coyote Regiment for their #1 ranking in the state. See them in action:

  • Saturday, November 18 (ABODA State Championships) 11:00am at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of ASU. 

Monday Nov. 20 - "Family Night" @ Panda Express (21184 E Ocotillo Rd) proceeds go to CHS Freshman Class

Tuesday Nov. 21 - Boys Soccer HOME vs. Walden Grove  JV-4:00, VAR-6:00

                              Girls Soccer @ Walden Grove

                              Girls Basketball @ St. Mary's 

                              Wrestling HOME vs. Payson, Arcadia, Camp Verde  4:00

Wednesday Nov. 22 - "Family Night" @ Mod Pizza (21295 E Ellsworth Loop Rd

                                     proceeds go to CHS Sophomore Class

Thursday Nov. 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!

                                No School

Friday Nov. 24 - No School

                           Boys Varsity Basketball @ Chandler Prep Tournament

Saturday Nov. 25 - Boys Varsity Basketball @ Chandler Prep Tournament

                               Fr/JV Wrestling @ Perry

 Tuesday Nov. 28 - Girls Basketball HOME vs. Saguaro  JV-5:30  VAR-7:00

                                Girls Soccer HOME vs. Poston Butte  JV-4:00  VAR-6:00

                                Boys Basketball at Saguaro

                                Boys Soccer at Poston Butte

Wednesday Nov. 29 - Wrestling HOME vs. Florence, Dysart, Tempe  -4:00

Thursday Nov. 30 - Girls Basketball at Marcos de Niza

                                Varsity Girls Soccer at DRHS Solis Hopp Tournament

                                Boys Basketball HOME vs. Marcos de Niza  Fr-4:00  JV-5:30  VAR-7:00

                                Varsity Boys Soccer at DRHS Solis Hopp Tournament

Friday Dec. 1 - Varsity Girls Soccer at DRHS Solis Hopp Tournament

                                Varsity Boys Soccer at DRHS Solis Hopp Tournament

Saturday Dec 2 - Varsity Girls Soccer at DRHS Solis Hopp Tournament

                                Varsity Boys Soccer at DRHS Solis Hopp Tournament

Friday Dec. 1 - Varsity Wrestling at Nate Johnson Tournament (Red Mountain High School)

Saturday Dec. 2 - Varsity Wrestling at Nate Johnson Tournament

Saturday, December 16--Please see the attached Band Boosters fundraiser for the Marching Coyote Regiment.

J.O. Combs Unified Schools:

  • Thanksgiving is right around the corner and our J.O. Combs Food Bank needs your help. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
  • Join the Combs High School Boosters and Harmon Elementary for the 10th Annual Turkey Waddle on Thanksgiving morning.  This year's beneficiaries are Eli Terrazas and Mary Ann Canella.  Eli has a cancer-causing genetic disorder and is in 8th grade at Combs Middle School.  His bone marrow transplant happened in May, and he is currently home recovering.  Longtime district employee Mary Ann Cannella was diagnosed with brain cancer in December.  She continues to improve and her latest MRI showed great progress.  Please for more information.