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Combs High School Student Artwork and Conservation Message Chosen Best of Show

Congratulations to Brandon Wu, 11th grade student at Combs High School as his beautiful drawing titled 'Taking It Easy' was chosen as the Best of Show for the Arizona Junior Duck Stamp competition.

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Ryan Sutterby Named San Tan Foothills Head Baseball Coach

Last week, Mr. Ryan Sutterby was named the San Tan Foothills High School Varsity Baseball Coach. For the past four years Mr. Sutterby was the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach and Freshman Head Coach at Poston Butte High School.

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Ranch Elementary Students Receive Ukulele Donation

The third and fourth grade students at Ranch Elementary are being treated to an excellent musical learning opportunity due to the generous donation of 40 ukuleles from the Kala Brand Music Company.

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Combs Staff Serve as Leaders in State Organizations

Combs staff members not only serve the students and families within San Tan Valley, but they also serve in leadership roles outside of the school district.

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PBHS Senior, Rylee Brower, Selected To All-State Orchestra

Over the weekend, the Florence Unified School District was notified that Rylee Brower from Poston Butte High School was selected to represent PBHS and FUSD at the Arizona All-State Orchestra, this April.

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Job Fair March 21st

Are you looking for work?  Then the J.O. Combs Unified School District is looking for you!  The district is holding a job fair, Monday, March 21st from 4pm-8pm.

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School Board Approves Mr. Bellemare for San Tan Heights K-8 Principal

At the Florence Unified School District School Board Meeting on March 8th, the Board approved Mr. Greg Bellemare to be the Principal at San Tan Heights K-8, effective July 1st. Mr. Bellemare was formerly the Principal at Florence K-8 from 2009-2013.

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J.O. Combs Middle School Teacher Earns Gilder Lehrman Institute Summer Seminar

Each summer, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers academically rigorous teacher seminars for K–12 educators.

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FUSD Unified Sports Program Hosts Track Meet

The Florence Unified School District Unified Sports Program held their 3rd Annual Track Meet at Poston Butte High School over the weekend. Unified Sports Athletes from Florence High, Poston Butte, Queen Creek High, Higley High, Chandler High, Perry High, Hamilton High, Basha High, Payne Junior High, Willis Junior High and San Tan Heights Elementary competed in a series of events.

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Combs High School ROTC

Combs High School ROTC students

Congratulations to the following Combs High School Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students for qualifying to take the National Academic exam for ROTC:

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Students Earn Council for Exceptional Children Award

The Florence Unified School District Exceptional Student Services Program had students honored at the recent Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Congratulations to Jessica Gardner from the Leadership Academy of Excellence and Chance Giannini from Walker Butte K-8 Leadership School for winning the “I Can Do It” Award.

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JO Combs Middle School Students Compete in Aerospace Challenge

Throughout this school year, various seventh grade science students at J.O. Combs Middle School prepared projects (with the assistance of their teachers – Mr. Aaron Erwin and Mrs. Barbara Rogers) to participate in the annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge at the Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic campus, featuring Microsoft Mission Control.

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Local Meteorologist Presents To S.T.E.M. Students at CCR

Paul Horton, Meteorologist for Channel 5 News, visited a 4th grade class at Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy.

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Jim Thomas Appointed to fill Vacant FUSD Board Position

Last night, Jim Thomas, former Florence Unified School District School Board President and longtime member, was sworn in to serve on the FUSD School Board once again.

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Ranch Elementary Fourth Graders Create Visual Projects for Science Exploration Fair

Do you know how to classify living things? Well at Ranch Elementary, fourth graders sure do! Students have been discussing how to classify all living things, specifically animals, into whether they are invertebrates or vertebrates. As a culminating project to the unit of study, teachers decided to have the students study an animal that is native to Arizona.

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College Goal FAFSA Event Planned at CAC’s Maricopa Campus

College Goal FAFSA provides information and FREE professional assistance to students and families seeking college financial aid. CAC will host their 2016 College Goal FAFSA event on Saturday, Feb. 13, between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus Learning Center, Building B (17945 North Regent Drive, Maricopa, AZ 85138).

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Support In Action at Magma Ranch K-8

The Florence Unified School District has implemented the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support program at all of our K-8 Schools. Some schools are in phase 1 while others are moving through phase 2. These programs have had an extremely positive impact on school discipline across the district and our district-wide behavior referrals have declined.

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Central Arizona College Joins the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

Central Arizona College has joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans to gain international experience through study abroad programs. This is one of more than 450 new commitments announced by IIE.

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Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy To Receive A+ Visit

The Florence Unified School District was recently notified the Arizona Educational Foundation will be attending the Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy for a walk-through visit. CCR was chosen as a finalist for the Education Foundation’s A+ School of Excellence Award.

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Combs High School Selected as a Finalist for the A+ School of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Combs High School as they have been selected as a finalist for the Education Foundation's A+ School of Excellence Award.

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