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Combs Middle School Empowering Students with Special Needs

Combs Middle School Empowering Students with Special Needs

Combs Middle School Life Skills Class, focuses on everyday skills, both academic and functional for students with special needs.  The class recently started a Coffee Cart Club. meant to empower the students with meaningful experiences that they could carry on past their time in junior high school.

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Preschool Pathfinders Making a Difference in San Tan Valley

Preschool Pathfinders Making a Difference in San Tan Valley

The new Preschool Pathfinders club is making a difference in the lives of the preschool students at Ranch Elementary.

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Meet the Finalists for Superintendent of the Combs School District

Meet the Finalists for Superintendent of the Combs School District

The J.O. Combs Unified School District’s Governing Board invites you to a Community Forum on Thursday, December 6th beginning at 6:00pm in the Combs High School Library to meet the finalists for the Superintendent position.

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Jeremy Sather Named San Tan Foothills High School Varsity Football Coach

Jeremy Sather Named San Tan Foothills High School Varsity Football Coach

San Tan Foothills High School has named Jeremy Sather as their Head Varsity Football Coach, pending board approval. Mr. Sather joined the Foothills staff this year as the varsity defensive coordinator and physical education teacher.

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The J.O. Combs Governing Board selects new Superintendent

The J.O. Combs Governing Board selects new Superintendent

On December 6, the J.O. Combs Unified School District’s Governing Board unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Greg Wyman as the next superintendent.

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Virtual Tours Help Ranch Elementary Students Experience the Pilgrims Journey to America

Virtual Tours Help Ranch Elementary Students Experience the Pilgrims Journey to America

During the month of November, first grade students at Ranch Elementary explored what it was like to live in the 1600's. The students learned the Pilgrims journey to America started in England and their voyage on the Mayflower lasted 66 long days with very little food or water.

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Poston Butte High School Senior, Tyler Thompson, recognized for a Scholar-Athlete Award

Poston Butte High School Senior, Tyler Thompson, recognized for a Scholar-Athlete Award

Poston Butte High School Senior, Tyler Thompson, was recently recognized for a Scholar-Athlete Award and Scholarship.

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Combs High School Principal to leave at end of school year

Combs High School Principal to leave at end of school year

Thursday afternoon, Combs High School Principal Brooke Davis sent out an email to students, staff and families informing them that she was leaving at the end of the school year.

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ASU partners with Central Arizona College, offers bachelor degree options in Pinal County

ASU partners with Central Arizona College, offers bachelor degree options in Pinal County

Arizona State University (ASU) in partnership with the Central Arizona College (CAC), Corporate Center, will offer undergraduate bachelor degrees for students in Pinal County beginning fall 2018.

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Your FUSD Bond Dollars at Work

Your FUSD Bond Dollars at Work

The Florence Unified School District has begun purchasing items with the bond dollars the FUSD community approved. In a letter to district parents written by Chris Knutsen Superintendent, they state they "are committed to the fiscal responsibility and proper execution of these bonds to benefit our students and community".

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J.O. Combs Unified and the Walk Out

J.O. Combs Unified and the Walk Out

The following letter written by Superintendent Dr Gayle Blanchard, was sent out April 23, 2018, to J.O. Combs Unified District familes regarding the RedforEd Walk Out.

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PBHS Shines At Future Business Leaders of America Conference

Congratulations to Marie Edgar, Demetri Dillard, LaShaniece Winfrey, Summer Escobar, Eric Brooks and Analyce Schavio.

Poston Butte FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) had yet another great year in FBLA. They received their 7th consecutive Gold Chapter Award and also sponsored an event, Journalism, where they paid the winner of the event a $100.00!

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STFHS Shines At Future Business Leaders of America Conference

STFHS Shines At Future Business Leaders of America Conference

It was another incredibly strong showing from San Tan Foothills FBLA at this year’s State Leadership Conference located at the Westin La Paloma.

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FUSD Trakas Named Director of Technology and Curricular Innovation

FUSD Trakas Named Director of Technology and Curricular Innovation

On Friday, May 11, Mr. Nick Trakas was named as Director of Technology and Curricular Innovation for the Florence Unified School District pending board approval.

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FUSD Putting Bond dollars to Work for Students

FUSD is putting your bond dollars to work for their students

Thanks to the bond approval, the Florence Unified School District has been busy getting quotes for their K-8 playgrounds and field spaces as well as for their high school fields. They have also started reaching out for bids on the security systems across the district.

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Leading Edge Academy Congratulates the Class of 2018

Leading Edge Academy Congratulates the Class of 2018

Leading Edge Academy congratulates the class of 2018 graduates from their Gilbert Early College campus and Online Academy. The 60-member senior class has had much success and many accomplishments during their tenure with Leading Edge Academy.

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San Tan Heights K-8 First to Offer CS-First

San Tan Heights K-8 First to Offer CS-First

Google has just placed San Tan Heights K-8 as the only school in San Tan Valley to offer CS-First Curriculum: Introduction to Computer Science for Kids! It seems small, but San Tan Heights K-8 is also one of the only 3 schools in the East Valley to offer it.

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Florence Unified School District Bond Passes

Florence Unified School District Bond Passes

The Florence Unified School District received the news that the bond election passed with 4,324 yes votes and 3,567 no votes.

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San Tan Foothills Inducts First Honor Society

San Tan Foothills Inducts First Honor Society

San Tan Foothills High School recently inducted its first members into the San Tan Foothills Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). There were 8 students inducted during a ceremony with AZ Representative TJ Shope as the Keynote Speaker.

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“We the People”

“We the People”

During the month of December, Combs Middle School students are participating in a program known as “We the People.”

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