Combs Traditional Academy students prepare for science festival

Combs Traditional Academy fourth-graders are preparing for the Sci-Tech Festival in March. The students are focusing on animal adaptations that enable survival, according to school principal Jeff Green. Throughout the year, students have created circuits, conducted a “blubber experiment” and modeled the water cycle. “Science, technology, engineering and math are not limited to preparing for […]

Combs Traditional Academy to participate in Biztown in Tempe

Fifth grade students at Combs Traditional Academy, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, will be participating in the Junior Achievement’s BizTown in Tempe on March 29. BizTown curriculum provides students with both class learning, as well as a visit to the BizTown simulation, according to a press release. Students will be learning about […]

Combs Traditional Academy uses texts to identify good citizenship

Combs Traditional Academy tries to teach both academic skills as well as build character in our students and hopes to reach this goal through the incorporation of citizenship and writing. Over the past few weeks the school’s first graders have been using different texts to identify what it means to be a good citizen, according […]

Green: Combs Traditional uses technology to get students college ready

In this ever-changing world we, as teachers, are tasked with getting our students college and career ready for a world that will look very different than it does today. One of the most significant differences we have seen in the past couple of decades is the advancements that have been made in technology. That is […]

Combs Traditional Academy students take hands-on approach to scientific method

Students at Combs Traditional Academy, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, are learning about the scientific method. They are using their observation and investigation skills to make some hypotheses about many different experiments, according to a press release. “What will happen to this gummy bear in water?” and “How many drops of water […]

Combs Traditional Academy students learn volleyball

At Combs Traditional Academy, students in PE have been working on the basic techniques of volleyball. They have practiced ready position, serving, bumping and setting. Students have also had the chance to learn the basic rules of the game and had lots of fun in the process. Skills the students are developing include quickening their […]

New curriculum provides new ‘perspectives’ at Combs Traditional Academy

Combs Traditional Academy sixth-graders have been working extensively with a new curriculum called My Perspectives, using the technology available to them by creating multimedia presentations, doing research and sharing their findings through Google Classroom. “Writing is a big portion of the program, and students are embracing this challenge to become better writers,” principal Jeff Green […]

Combs Traditional Academy science students attracted to magnets

  Fourth-graders of Combs Traditional Academy, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, have been learning about magnets, electromagnets and circuits as part of their science curriculum. They created their own circuits using wire, a battery, lights and some tape. In addition, these hard-working students continue learning about fractions and decimals in math. They […]

Combs Traditional Academy to host holiday bingo night Dec. 9

Join Combs Traditional Academy’s Parent Teacher Organization, staff, students and families on Friday, Dec. 9 for a night of bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. at the school campus, 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. Bingo cards can be purchased in sets for $5 or individually for $1. […]

Combs Traditional Academy to celebrate learning

year, students have worked on developing skills related to English language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and the fine arts. At the school’s annual celebration of learning, students will have the opportunity to put those skills to practice in various ways. Each grade level has students engaged in different activities throughout the evening that parents and the community can participate in and view.

Additionally, student artwork from the Art Masterpiece program will be on display in the gym and parent teacher organization will be accepting donations from the public to help fund the program for the following year.

CTA is at 37327 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. For more information, visit its website.