J.O. Combs Unified School District September students of the month honored

The J.O. Combs Unified School District in partnership with Banner Ironwood Medical Center recently honored the Students of the Month for September. The Students of the Month for September included: Kira Chase, Combs High School, 10th grade Alina Gerasimova, Combs Middle School, eighth grade Elyse Rodriguez, Combs Traditional Academy, second grade Deegan Morgan, Ellsworth Elementary […]

350 backpacks with school supplies donated to students in J.O. Combs Unified School District

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek — along with Walgreens Centralized Services in Chandler — donated more than 350 backpacks loaded with school supplies to students in J.O. Combs Unified School District. Accepting the backpacks for the students was Dr. Mark Duplissis. The backpacks were presented by Jon Morris, an executive from Walgreens and current […]

J.O. Combs Unified School District awarded for financial reporting

The J.O. Combs Unified School District has received global recognition for two financial reporting distinctions from the Association of School Business Officials International and the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This marks the eighth year that the Combs Business Services Department has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial […]

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 […]