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Incoming Freshman Night at Combs High School

J.O. Combs would like to welcome all incoming freshman/new students and their parents to attend our student registration night on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Combs High School gymnasium.

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J.O. Combs Middle School Students Recognized by Local Kiwanis

 Pictured left to right:  Brooklyn West (7th Grader), Mr. Mauro, and Curtis Jones (8th Grader)

The principle core of the Kiwanis Mission is the belief that the most effective way to enhance the community is to enhance its children. Great things happen when you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed.

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Central Arizona College Spring Registration Event

Students have until Saturday, Jan. 16, to register for the spring 2016 semester at Central Arizona College.

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High School Boundaries Change with Consolidation

Beginning July 1, 2016, San Tan Heights Elementary School, Mountain Vista Middle School and San Tan Foothills High School will run and operate as member schools of the Florence Unified School District. Over the next few months, the Florence Unified School District and the Coolidge Unified School District will be working on the consolidation of the schools and staff in San Tan Valley.

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Poston Butte High School Cheer Squad Earn First Place at UCA Cactus Cup

On Saturday, January 16th the Poston Butte High School Cheer Squad earned 1st place trophies for both of the Blue and Orange Competition Cheer Squads at the UCA Cactus Cup at Cactus Shadows High School. The Blue Squad also was awarded the Grand Champion Trophy which is awarded to the team with the highest score for the entire competition.

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J.O. Combs Kindergarten Experience on Feb. 9

J.O. Combs is inviting you to join us on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. for our Kindergarten Kick-Off and to register your child.

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FUSD Board Member Steps Down

Florence Unified School District Board Member Janeane Candelaria resigned from her position effective January 25, 2016.

Mrs. Candelaria served the voters in FUSD since 2013 and served as Vice-President of the Board for the past year.

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J.O. Combs District Spelling Bee Winners and Alternates

J.O. Combs District Spelling Bee Participants

The J.O. Combs Unified School District Spelling Bee was held Monday evening, January 25th at J.O. Combs Middle School. The top three winners will represent the Combs District in the Pinal County Spelling Bee on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande.

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Exceptional Student Services Director Earns National Award

Adam Leckie, the Director of Exceptional Student Services for the Florence Unified School District, was awarded the CASE Early Career Special Education Administrator Award. The award is officially called the “G” Kevin Gerish Award and it was awarded at the National CASE Conference in Atlanta Georgia.

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Combs Traditional Academy Sixth Graders Chosen as Finalists

pictured left to right:  Dinay Holmes and Anissa Deel

Each year, the Pinal County Attorney's Office sponsors an Anti-Drug Poster Contest for sixth grade students throughout the county. From all of the county submissions, approximately ten are chosen as finalists to be selected as the Grand Prize Winner, the Bookmark Winner, or the T-Shirt winner for the contest.

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Ranch Elementary Students Learn How to Conduct a Science Experiment

The Pinal County Health Department paired up with Ranch Elementary School to teach the importance of hand washing.

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Register Now for High School Equivalency Classes

The San Tan Campus of Central Arizona College, is offering High School Equivalency (HSE) classes this spring to help students earn their HSE credential (formerly known as the General Educational Development (GED) diploma).

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J.O. Combs Middle School Hosts Holiday Angel Tree

Principal Mr. Mauro posing beside the Holiday Angel Tree

J.O. Combs Middle School participated in a district-wide community service opportunity this holiday season by hosting a Holiday Angel Tree. This wonderful program allowed students and staff members an opportunity to purchase holiday gift items for families in need.

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Ellsworth Elementary Students Study Greek & Latin Root Words

Ellsworth Elementary is challenging their learners through a Greek and Latin roots meaning activity.

Students are given a Thinking Map tree with various root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

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FUSD School Board Earns State-Wide Recognition

The Florence Unified School District once again has been recognized at the Arizona School Boards Association State Conference, held on December 9th – 11th in Phoenix.

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Ellsworth Elementary, The “Chairs” to Non-Fiction

A goal at Ellsworth Elementary is to get students reading more non-fiction books. The Librarian at Ellsworth is making sure that happens by displaying different non-fiction books in chairs purchased through Scholastic Money.

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New Student Orientation Sessions Set for January

Central Arizona College is currently enrolling students for its 2016 spring semester that begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

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Ranch Elementary Hands On Learning With Bar Graphs

Third grade students at Ranch Elementary are being asked to apply many different learning strategies to lessons every day.

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Combs High School to host Relay for Life Event

Combs High School will be hosting a Re­lay for Life event on April 20, 2012.

Organizers are looking forward to this school/community event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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CAC’s Leo Valverde to moderate panel at Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference

Samantha White - Missing San Taan Valley girl

Central Arizona College adjunct faculty and Phoenix-area attorney Leo Valverde will moderate and present during the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 26th Annual Conference Oct. 20-22 in Washington, D.C.

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