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District Newspaper

We are proud to present our district newspaper. Check out the latest edition:

Important Dates

We're happy to help keep you current on the important happenings at J.O. Combs. Here are some important dates you'll want to be sure to mark on your calendar:

  • August 2 - First Day of School, K–12 & Kinder Prep
  • August 10 - First Day of POPS Preschool
  • September 4 - Labor Day, No School
  • September 14-15 - K–8 Parent/Teacher Conferences, Half Day


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District News

This is the place to read about all of the great things happening in our district. We'll let you know about district projects, awards, and upcoming events. Be sure to check this page often, as we'll keep it updated for you.

Meet The Teacher

Check out these dates for Meet Your Teacher!

Monday, July 31 - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Combs Traditional Academy
  • Ellsworth
  • Harmon
  • Ranch
  • Simonton
  • Grades PreK-6

Monday, July 31 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Combs High School
    Freshman & New Students
    Grades 9 - 12 Orientation - 4:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, August 1 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • J.O. Combs Middle School
    7th Grade & New Student Orientation - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Foods Program

The J.O. Combs Unified School District summer foods program is available from May 30 until June 30 at Ellsworth Elementary School. Breakfast is from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and lunch is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All children 18 years and under eat for free!

Congratulations, Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations to Combs High School graduating seniors who have earned $2.8 million in scholarship awards!

Congratulations, Graduating Seniors!

Retirees and Staff Excellence Award Winners

On May 10, 2017, a reception took place for J.O. Combs's retirees and staff excellence award winners. We recognized district retirees and award recipients at the board meeting that evening. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated employees who have touched the lives of our students.

  • 2016-2017 J.O. Combs Unified School District Retirees
    • Jim Denton, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - CHS
    • Sharon MenNe, Administrative Assistant - CHS
    • Kirk Rundle, Science Teacher - CHS
    • Jane Rupard, Director of Student Services - District
    • Michele Whitehead, English Teacher - CMS
    • George Wolf, Lead Day Custodian - Ellsworth
  • Staff Excellence Award Recipients
    • Support Staff: Jeff Carstetter - Transportation
    • Certified Non-Teaching Staff: Jette Thompson - CHS and CTA
    • Certified Teacher: Mandi Webster - CHS
    • "Rookie" Teacher of the Year: Victoria Ramirez - Harmon

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J.O. Combs District Wins The Certificate Of Excellence Award

Business DepartmentThe Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded J.O. Combs Unified School District No. 44 its certificate of excellence in financial reporting for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability.

The district was recognized for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending 2016.

Sponsored by VALIC, the certificate of excellence (COE) award confirms the school business office’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency. Recognition through the COE program can help strengthen a district’s presentation for bond issuance statements and promotes high quality financial reporting.

For more than half a century VALIC, a division of AIG, has serviced as a leading retirement plan provider for k-12 schools and school districts, as well as for higher education, healthcare, government, and other not-for-profit institutions. As of December 31, 2015, VALIC has more than $83 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 24,000 groups serving more than two million participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources.

For more information about the COE award, visit the Association of School Business Officials International website.