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Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy – PE Champions

The idea to try to get Let’s Move! Active Schools to Circle Cross Ranch K-8/STEM Academy (CCR) came when I tried to write a grant and it asked for Let’s Move! Active Schools verification.

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Central Arizona College Announces Open Forums for Presidential Search Finalist

During a special Governing Board meeting on April 13, 2016, the Pinal County Community College District Board of Governors announced Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott as the final candidate of the Central Arizona College presidential search.

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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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CAC Offering Spanish Immersion Program this Summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico

­­ Central Arizona College is once again offering its annual Spanish immersion program this summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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Simonton Elementary Students Learn About the 5 C’s of Arizona

Third grade students at Simonton Elementary in San Tan Valley enjoyed a presentation by the Arizona Farm Bureau.

Students learned about the 5 C’s of Arizona – cattle, cotton, copper, citrus, and climate.

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Central Arizona College Students Want to Keep Four Day Class Schedule

In response to the proposed switch to a five day schedule presented during the February meeting of the Central Arizona College Governing Board, The Cactus (CAC’s newspaper) staff conducted a survey of students.

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Combs Traditional Academy Read Across America Week

March 2nd is the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the students, staff, and school community at Combs Traditional Academy made sure it was recognized in conjunction with Read Across America.

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Will Bus Transportation Be Stopped for Some Poston Butte Students?

Residents whose children attend Poston Butte High School and who live in Rancho Bella Vista North, Rancho Bella Vista South or the Greens I or Greens II, were notified last week, that beginning July 25, 2016, transportation, which has always been available, will no longer be provided to those students.

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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 High School Students Compete at FCCLA State Leadership Conference

Combs High School students competed in events with four students receiving awards at the Arizona Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference and Competition held recently.

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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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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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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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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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