Academic Parent Teacher Team Nights Aug. 29-30 at Ranch Elementary

The Ranch Elementary School community in San Tan Valley is gearing up for its annual Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings. At the start of each school year, teachers and parents use this event as an opportunity to collaborate together and set goals for the school-year ahead. The parent-teacher team works together to create academic and […]

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 […]

Problem-solving puppets provide guidance at Ranch Elementary

With a focus on Skills for Learning from the research-based social emotional program Second Steps, the kindergarten classes at Ranch Elementary meet each week with social worker Laurie McRae, her college intern and puppets Puppy and Snail. Ms. McRae is a social worker who meets weekly with Ranch Elementary kindergarten classes. The puppets find themselves in […]

J.O. Combs, Banner recognize students for responsibility

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each school. 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, caring, respect […]

J.O. Combs students honored by governing board for demonstrating ‘fairness’

    Students of the month for February in the J.O. Combs Unified School District were honored Feb. 14 by the school district governing board. The student recognition program is a partnership of the school district and Banner Ironwood Medical Center. It recognizes one student every month from each of the school district’s schools, according […]

Combs High School selected an A+ school

J.O. Combs Unified School District announced that Combs High School, 2505 E. Germann Road, in San Tan Valley, has received the 2016 A+ School of Excellence award from the Arizona Educational Foundation. This award was given to 40 schools statewide. Schools are selected after an extensive evaluation process including an application and site visits. “I’m […]

Combs High School to host health fair April 5

A community health fair will take place 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Combs High School, 2505 E. Germann Road in San Tan Valley.

Participating organizations and activities include free blood pressure checks, a bike rodeo by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Mobile On-Site Mammography, United Blood Services, poison control, the Pinal County Health Department, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Rural/Metro Fire Department, among many others.

For more information, call Kelly Guerra, coordinator of community education for the J.O. Combs Unified School District, at 480-987-5000.

CMS teacher to attend summer seminar

Each summer, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers academically rigorous teacher seminars for K–12 educators. These highly competitive one-week seminars are open exclusively to participants in Gilder Lehrman’s free Affiliate School Program. J.O. Combs Middle School is proud to announce that Ms. Emily Hubbard completed the rigorous application and has been selected to […]

Students of the month honored by J.O. Combs

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program which recognizes one student every month from each of its schools. For the month of March, Sharon Lind, chief executive officer at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, presented each student with a Certificate of Special Recognition. The […]

CMS competes at Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Throughout the 2015-16 school year, various seventh-grade science students at J.O. Combs Middle School prepared projects (with the assistance of their teachers – Aaron Erwin and Barbara Rogers) to participate in the annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge at the Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic campus, featuring Microsoft Mission Control. The Aerospace Challenge was created […]