Pinal County middle schools compete in Central Arizona College math contest

Central Arizona College’s math department recently hosted the 2018 Middle School Math Contest at the CAC Corporate Center in Casa Grande. More than 130 students from 12 schools throughout Pinal County participated. In the overall school rankings, Combs Middle School finished first, Circle Cross Ranch Middle School took second and Casa Grande Villago Middle School […]

Coffee Cart Club begins at Combs Middle School

Combs Middle School life skills class — which focuses on everyday skills, both academic and functional for students with special needs — started a Coffee Cart Club this year. The purpose of the club is to empower the students with meaningful experiences that they could carry on past their time in junior high school, according […]

JO Combs district participating in school lunch, breakfast programs

J.O. Combs Unified School District is participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of the programs, all of district schools will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast will cost $1.25; lunch will cost $2.65, $2.90 or $3.40. Children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price meals […]

Combs Middle School band students win big in Anaheim

Combs Middle School band students won a number of honors, including the Sweepstakes Award, at the Heritage Festival, which took place recently in Anaheim, Calif. Besides the big prize, the students also brought home three first-place awards for band, jazz band and symphony; three Gold Ratings for jazz, band and choir; and four trophies for […]

Combs district students prove character counts

The J.O. Combs Unified School District and Banner Ironwood honored students this month as part of the Character Counts Program. The program recognizes one student every month from district schools. “There is a selection process in place where students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, […]

Combs Middle School students learn from photography experts

Combs Middle School hosted corporate photographer Mark Skalny and master photographer Bob Coates as guest presenters on April 3, volunteering their time to share their experience with a new photography elective class. Along with sharing their business experiences and entrepreneurial knowledge, they shared their work and instructed students on how to capture the correct lighting […]

Combs Middle School students learning about the U.S. Constitution

  During the month of December, Combs Middle School students are participating in “We the People,” a Citizen and Constitution Program. Its goal is to promote civic competence and responsibility, according to a press release from Principal Laura Ridge. Students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. They demonstrate their knowledge […]

Combs Middle School science fair results

Throughout the second semester, Combs Middle School eighth grade students have had the opportunity to create their own science project. This project allowed students to explore their science curiosities as they have worked through their project in developing an experiment based on a set of observations. Top projects were chosen to be on display for […]

CMS student selected for STV chamber award

The San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholastic Achievement Awards focuses on recognizing the academic accomplishments of students that comprise San Tan Valley. This year’s event took place at the San Tan Campus of Central Arizona College  on Monday, April 25. The J.O. Combs Unified School District, Coolidge/Florence Unified School Districts, and Eduprize will recognize […]