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:
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.
J.O. Combs Unified School District partners with Banner Ironwood Medical Center in a Student of the Month program. Through this program, we recognize one student every month from each of our schools. We follow a selection process to identify students who exhibit the various pillars of the Character Counts Program. These pillars include the traits of Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring, Respect, and Fairness. Each month at our regular governing board meeting, a representative from Banner Ironwood Hospital attends and assists in presenting each student with a Certificate of Special Recognition. We photograph the students with the representative(s) from Banner Ironwood Medical Center, the governing board, and Superintendent Gayle A. Blanchard. Please join us in congratulating the following students we recognized at the May board meeting for demonstrating the character trait of Citizenship:
Summer School: Incoming Kinder to Incoming Seniors
We invite all J.O. Combs and area students to register for summer school now. Please view our summer school page for more information!
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
We are proud to announce that our district is now on the Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. We expect our first delivery on April 26, 2013. Our students will experience a greater variety of fresh fruits and vegetables by participating in this program. We encourage parents and students to engage in conversation about the changes happening in our school lunch programs. Kudos to Chef Jasun Zakro, our new food service supervisor!
Summer Food Service Program
The J.O. Combs district will once again participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Feeding Program. This program is 100% funded by the USDA.
Site: Harmon Elementary School
During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the school breakfast and National School Lunch Program. What happens when school lets out? Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
Congratulations to the CHS MCR
Congratulations are in order for the Combs High School Marching Coyote Regiment (MCR), from San Tan Valley, who competed in the state Marching band festival on November 3. The MCR advanced their prior competition scores by nearly fifteen points, placing them sixth out of the 25 Division III Bands who qualified for state this season. The Combs Marching Coyote Regiment also won a caption award for high score in the category of “general effect.”
Options for Kindergarten Students
Do you have a kindergartener for the 2013-2014 school year? Please feel free to view our Community Education page to check out all your options.