Coyote Weekly Update 12/29/17

The spring 2018 semester is just days away from starting. We hope your vacation has been memorable and restful. We are all ready to get back to work.

  • School begins Thursday, January 4, 2018 with our regular Thursday schedule.
  • Schedules will be passed out in the gyms beginning at 6:45am. Upperclassmen in the small gym and freshmen and sophomores in the big gym. All students need to pick up their schedule in the gyms even if they don't think there is a change in their schedule. 
    • Freshman- Pink Schedules
    • Sophomore- Green Schedules
    • Juniors- Yellow Schedules
    • Seniors- Blue Schedules

Teachers will be checking student schedules to make sure students are in the correct class at the right time.

For all parents/guardians and students:

  • 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 to help out.
  • When you return from your vacation, you will notice that the beginning phases of construction are under way. Fencing and equipment are being delivered to the site now. As soon as the county approves the final permits, digging will begin. This will increase noise, dust and traffic/walking restrictions on our campus so keep all doors and windows to vehicles closed and doors on campus shut.  Also, please do not go to the construction sites to watch the work, we want everyone to be safe and to give the workers the space they need to build our new facilities. The two areas of construction will be the fieldhouse and the auditorium on the west and east sides of the school.
  • Tutoring will resume for the second semester on Tuesday, January 9th. Students must sign up to attend. Sign-up sheets are located outside room 406. Students must use their ID number to sign up for confidentially purposes.
  • The Combs Football Booster Club is sponsoring a “Date with your Daughter” on Saturday, January 20 so mark your calendars for this special evening for fathers and their K-12thgrade daughters; this dance will be held at CHS. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
  • Students of the Month:
    • CHS Coyote---"Wyatt Larson is a quiet, but solid influence on the classmates around him in Science class. He is on task and does every bit of his assigned work, complete and on time. He works well in group settings and is able to adapt to working with different types of students in his group. Wyatt is also President of the Combs Baseball Club and leads his peers in a positive direction on the baseball field. He is a great all-around kid, one who I wish we could clone so that there would be more students like him around our campus." Nominated by Rick Surls.

    • Kiwanis International---"Alexis Haubrock is in an AP (AP Language and Composition) class for the first time ever.  In this last quarter, she has turned a corner--especially in the last month. She has improved in her work ethic, quality, and attitude--so much so that she has changed her mind about trying to get out of the class at semester. In fact, she is now talking about AP Literature next year and the fact that she does not want to go back to an on-level English class. She is accepting of her improvements and has a positive attitude. I am so proud of her and cannot wait to see her continue to blossom and improve in this class." Nominated by Andrea Dales.
  • Banner Hospital--(the trait of Respect) Elizabeth Allen has an excellent rapport with everyone she comes in contact with.  She is always smiling, displays genuine concern and attention when speaking with you and is always gracious with a compliment and a thank you.  Perhaps the best example of her respect for others is found in her level of sportsmanship and teamwork I have seen while watching her compete for the girls’ varsity basketball team. Always encouraging her teammates when the circumstances is dire and I have seen how she maintains her cool and displays respect when a competitor is not playing within the spirit of the rules and competing without any sportsmanship." Nominated by David Nelson.

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.

Jan. 9—Ottawa Campus tour

Jan. 11--Safe Talk training

Jan. 16--CAC Lunch visit

Jan. 17-- 8th grade registration presentations

Jan. 18--8Th grade visit to CHS

Jan. 22--Future Coyote Open House begins at 5:00pm in the cafeteria/big gym


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:

Friday, Jan. 5 -- Boys Soccer (Varsity) @ Chandler Prep Invitational, Red Mountain Soccer Complex                                                                                                          

Saturday, Jan. 6 -- Boys Soccer (Varsity) @ Chandler Prep Invitational, Red     

J.O. Combs Unified Schools:

  • Combs Middle School Open House: Parents, incoming 7th graders, and new students are invited to an Open House January 31, 2018 at Combs Middle School beginning at 6:00 pm for middle school overview, school tour, and staff introductions.
  • It is not too early to think about kindergarten—our Combs Elementary schools have scheduled their open house for the youngest of our future Coyotes. Please see the attached flyer for more information.