Growing up Combs: 51 seniors receive unique distinction on graduation day

Among the 341 beaming seniors walking the stage at Combs High School’s graduation ceremony on May 21 were 51 students who also celebrated another unique accomplishment. These 51 high school seniors are the latest to join a special group of alumni who “Grew Up Combs,” meaning they attended J.O. Combs Unified School District institutions since […]

Combs Middle School students do ‘Everything is Possible’ learning

Students at Combs Middle School in San Tan Valley participated in “Everything is Possible” mindset lessons. Students explored their personal dreams and were taught the concepts of dreaming bigger than they think is possible, increasing expectations for themselves and always pushing for more, according to a press release. Students considered the benefits of demonstrating a […]

Combs Traditional Academy students learning about life cycle of a butterfly

What memories do you have of your first few years in school? Perhaps there was a caring adult, a special book, or an activity you connected with as a child. The kindergarten students at Combs Traditional Academy in San Tan Valley have had the chance to learn through observation, and have hopefully been given a […]

Combs senior becomes first chair oboe in state band

Caroline Wu, a junior at Combs High School, has become the first chair oboe in the all state band. Over spring break, she went to Indianapolis to participate in the Honor Orchestra of America as their first chair oboe, according to a press release. Combs High School is part of the J.O. Combs Unified School […]

Photos: Ellsworth Elementary School pays homage to local veterans

On Nov. 9, Ellsworth Elementary School honored and celebrated veterans at its annual Veterans Day assembly. Ellsworth Elementary, 38454 N. Carolina Ave. in San Tan Valley, invited all veterans to the event to honor their service. After the assembly, veterans were set to speak with students in classrooms for questions and answers. This holiday started […]

Meet the new principal: Chris Farabee joins Combs High

Name: Chris Farabee School: Combs HS Why you chose to work in the district: I wanted to work at an A+ school in a growing and supportive community. What I like most about what I do: I love providing a comprehensive school environment for all students to find an area to be successful in and […]