Coyote Weekly Update 2/2/18

January is behind us and February is the month for registration. Please review the processes for course selection for the 2018-19 school year. Everyone has a responsibility in this process: students, their families and the CHS staff.

For all parents/guardians and students:

  • The annual E4T Conference for our junior Coyotes is February 6.   This is the curriculum of the day for the Junior students who turned in their fieldtrip paperwork; for the students who did not turn in their paperwork, they are expected to attend classes at CHS that day.
    • Queen Creek and Combs High School are extremely fortunate to be able to partner in presenting the E4T (Elevate for Tomorrow) conference sponsored by Chic-fil-a this year on February 6th at the Queen Creek High School campus. This is an opportunity for Juniors Students from a few different schools to meet with area business leaders as well as college recruiters to help them with the skills and education needed to obtain a good job. We are looking for volunteers to help with the event. We will need help greeting students and making sure they know where they are going. We will need assistance during the breakout sessions as well as during lunch. We are looking to have 30 volunteers assist throughout the conference. We will need volunteers from 7am until 1pm. Please contact the volunteer coordinator, Jeff Horton, at jhorton3@qcusd.org or at (480) 987-5979 if you are able to assist. 
  • Congratulations to Ms. Jessica Furman, one of our CHS math teachers for earning her National Board Certification (NBC)!  CHS is proud to now have two NBC Teachers: Ms. Jessica Furman and Ms. Cindi Andrew.  
  • The annual J.O. Combs SciTech Festival is right around the corner.  Join us February 15th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at CHS as we celebrate STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math!  Attendees will enjoy viewing student projects and hands-on activities provided by Combs High School Teachers and Arizona businesses.  This event is open to all community members.  Hope to see you there! Please see the attached flyer.
  • The Glow Dance is Friday, February 9 from 7-10:00pm in the cafeteria. If your student wants to bring a guest, all paperwork must be in by 3:00 on Thursday, February 8 to the main office. That paperwork is attached in this update.
  • Spirit week dress up days (February 5-9th):
    • Monday- 80's Work Out Day
  • Tuesday- Opposite Day
  • Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday- Tie Dye Thursday
  • Friday- Neon Day, assembly, and Glow Dance (7-10p)
  • Congratulations to our CHS book club students for their passion for reading. In December and January, these students read a total of 115 books from our library.
    • Robert Jones 20 books
    • Harmony Allred 15 books
    • Nathan Fajardo  15 books
    • Christopher Todd  12 books
    • Leann Day  10 books
    • Kyron Bennett  9 books
    • Samantha DeSouto  9 books
    • Wayne Porter 9 books
    • Seth Baker  8 books
    • Jacob Bird  8 books

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.

  • E4T Conference for all Juniors at QCHS is February 6
  • Registration for the 2018-19 school year is Feb. 12th-16th
  • CAC lunch visit is February 20

Registration for 2018-2019

  • January 23 one-on-one meetings for all students began with their counselor. This is when each student will have credit check, a transcript review and all students will receive their course catalog and their registration paperwork.
  • February 12 registration begins in computer labs. The counselors will be checking for signatures from parents/guardians and all teachers. If the document is incomplete without all the needed signatures, the student will be registrared at a different time. To ensure the best chance for securing student first choices for electives, all students and their families must check the registration document for accuracy and staff/parent or guardian signatures.
  • All registration will be completed by February 28

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:

Coyotes in the news:

Congratulations to Isiah Jacobs one of our talented wrestlers for his feature in Casa Grande Dispatch. Please copy and paste this article into your browser to read about this young man.

http://www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/local_sports/combs-jacobs-looks-to-join-select-group/article_3d8a4a4d-26bf-59fe-b406-3e6baccdbbd0.html

Athletic and Activities calendar:

Saturday Feb 3 - Wrestling @ Sectional Tournament - Florence High School

Monday, February 5 - Girls Basketball HOME vs. Cortez 4:00/5:30/7:00

                                    Spring Sports - Tryouts Begin (Baseball, Softball, Boys Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Tennis, Track)

Friday/Saturday Feb 9/10 - Wrestling @ State Tournament - Prescott Valley Event Center

Friday, February 16 - Baseball HOME vs. Tempe (scrimmage) 3:30

TuesdayFebruary 20—Sand Volleyball vs. Queen Creek (scrimmage4:00

ThursdayFebruary 22 - Baseball vs. Mingus  JV/VAR HOME, Freshman @ Mingus

                                         Softball @ Mingus

                                        Tennis vs. Sierra Linda  Girls HOME, Boys @ Sierra Linda

Friday, February 23 - Sand Volleyball @ Mohave

Tuesday, February 27 - Baseball vs. Seton Catholic  VAR HOME, Freshman @ Seton

                                      Softball vs. Seton Catholic  VAR HOME

                                      Tennis vs. Coconino Girls HOME

                                      Boys Volleyball @ Betty H Fairfax

Wednesday, February 28 - Baseball @ Florence Tournament

                                       Softball vs. Estrella Foothills  JV HOME, VAR @ Estrella

                                       Tennis vs. Maricopa  Girls HOME, Boys @ Maricopa

                                       Sand Volleyball HOME vs. Scottsdale Prep

                                       Track @ Higley

Victorious Coyotes:

Freshmen and JV boys’ basketball beat Coronado

Wrestling team are the Black Canyon League and Sectional Champions

Freshmen girls’ basketball beat Coronado

Girls soccer tied Washington

Club programming:

The CHS Dance Team is having a kids camp on Saturday, February, 10. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

J.O. Combs Unified Schools:

  • 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.
  • Please join us March 21 for the J.O. Combs Job Fair from 4pm - 7pm at Combs High School.  We are looking for people dedicated to improving the lives of our students.  Visit www.jocombs.org under the Employment tab for a list of all current openings.