Coyote Weekly Update 12/8/17

Where has the semester gone? One week of classes left and then final exams. That schedule and our winter holiday schedule is in our calendar planning section.

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:  bdavis@jocombs.org
  • 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 and December.
  • Once a month our CHS Site Council meets to discuss school programming, school initiatives and to hear about upcoming programming for our school and community. This group of parents and community members also advise me about what is important to families about our school Please see the attached agenda for the topics that will be covered on Monday, December 11 at 5:00 in our library.
  • Congratulations to our Coyote Book Club these students love of literature is to be celebrated. Congratulations on the 164 books read by these students:

 

Raymond Ashcraft Jr

13

 

Adianna Barney

17

 

Kyron Bennett

17

 

Jacob Bird

15

 

Cordell Briggs

16

 

Leann Day

20

 

Samantha DeSouto

13

 

Robert Jones

16

 

Wayne Porter

21

 

Christopher Todd            

16

 
 

164

 
 
  • Do you want a decoration that celebrates the holiday season? Please see what is available from our Life Skills students in the attached flyer.
  • Do you have some time in your schedule to help our Career and Technical Education students learn about employability skills? Can you help with interviewing them so they know what it takes to get the job of their choice? If you have time on February 15 and 16 at CHS please contact John Scrogham our CTE coordinator at jscrogham@jocombs.org to help out.

Testing schedule and calendar planning:

  • Mark your calendar for the community auditorium groundbreaking ceremony on December 11, 2017 9:30 am at Combs High School.  We look forwarding to seeing you there! Visitors will have an opportunity to view renderings of the new building as well as photographs of other voter-approved bond projects.   We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Final Exam schedule:
    • Monday, December 18—periods: 1,3,5     7:15-11:15am
    • Tuesday, December 19---periods: 2,4,6     7:15-11:15am

No lunches will be served on these two days. Breakfast will be served. Buses will leave campus no later than 11:30am each of these days.

  • Winter holiday vacation December 20-January 3. School begins Thursday, January 4, 2018 with our regular Thursday schedule.

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.

Dec. 9th ACT Test

Jan. 9—Ottawa Campus tour
 

CAFETERIA

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 https://secure.ezmealapp.com/Default.aspx to begin the process. Please call 480-987-5312 if you need any assistance.  
  • EzSchoolpay.com:  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:

Friday, Dec. 8 - Girls Soccer HOME vs. Marcos de Niza    4:00/6:00

                           Girls Basketball (Freshman) HOME vs. Payson   4:00

                           Wrestling (Varsity) @ Perry High School

Saturday, Dec. 9 - Boys Basketball (Freshman) @ Globe 

                            Wrestling (Varsity) @ Perry High School

                            Cheer/Pom @ Deer Valley High School

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Boys Soccer @ Casa Grande

                            Boys Basketball HOME vs. Casa Grande 4:00/5:30/7:00

                           Girls Soccer HOME vs. Casa Grande  4:00/6:00

                           Girls Basketball @ Casa Grande

Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Girls Soccer HOME vs. Saguaro  4:00/6:00

                           Girls Basketball HOME vs. Dysart  4:00/5:30/7:00

                           Boys Basketball @ Dysart

                           Wrestling @ Greenway

Thursday, Dec. 14 - Boys Soccer HOME vs. Saguaro  4:00/6:00

                          Boys Basketball HOME vs. Metro Tech  4:00/5:30/7:00

                          Girls Basketball @ Metro Tech

Friday, Dec. 15 - Girls Basketball @ Payson (Freshman only)

                 Boys Soccer HOME vs. Coronado  4:00/6:00

SaturdayDecember 16--Please see the attached Band Boosters fundraiser for the Marching Coyote Regiment.

J.O. Combs Unified Schools:


  • If you'd like to help make the holiday season bright for a child, consider selecting an Angel from the Angel Tree in your school's front office.  Each Angel has a small wish list for a student in our district.  Please limit the gift amount to $25 and return the unwrapped gift to the school by December 13th.  Your generosity makes a big difference in the lives of our students!  

 

  • Do you want to have a better understanding of Special Education and the Individualized Education Program (IEP)?  Join us for the Pinal County Parent Training Series for parents of children with special needs.  The following topics will be discussed: the IEP document, the parent’s role in the special education process, and how to prepare for, and be an effective participant at the meeting.  You will learn who is a member of your child’s IEP team, how to track your child’s progress, and what to do if the team does not agree. Please see the attached flyers for more information.