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CAC students on awareness mission alerting the dangers of texting while driving

When the students of Central Arizona College’s Applied Business Seminar class decided on a marketing project that would have an impact on the community, the group of 10 students chose a subject that was filled with irony.

The goal was to help people avoid having an impact – in their car.

“The business team selected a project dedicated to making the community aware of the risks of texting and driving,” Reva Staton, the spokesperson for the students, stated. “We feel that it is important to educate the public to help eliminate this deadly habit.”

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CAC students earn top honors at state DECA competition

Members of Central Arizona College’s Business Club earned several honors on Feb. 25 during the Collegiate Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Conference hosted by Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

State winners included Christian Collette, who earned fourth place in Accounting, and Brendin Bair (Casa Grande, AZ), who placed third in Retail Management.

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CAC Student Art Gallery unveils latest creations during show opening Oct. 11

The student artists of Central Arizona College will unveil their latest creations on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the opening of their next exhibit in the CAC Student Art Gallery on the Signal Peak Campus.

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CAC STEM Camp kicks off with a bang (almost) as campers experiment with chemistry and explosions

Thanks to a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Central Arizona College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program opened its doors for its first-ever STEM camp.

The camp is being offered at no-cost to Pinal County high school students and includes snacks and lunch.

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Combs Community Education offers new daycare and preschool options

Our vision to create a community of empowered learners starts at an early age with the Young Coyotes and Kinder Prep programs. Both classes are located in Ranch Elementary School, conveniently located just off of Ironwood Road at 43521 N. Kenworthy Avenue in San Tan Valley.

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Combs Choral Union Receives Excellent Rating

Congratulations to the Combs Choral Union who competed in the Arizona Choral Educators’ Fall festival and received an overall rating of “excellent” which qualifies them to proceed to the State festival this Spring.  

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College in Apache Junction gets new building; what’s in store for San Tan Valley?

Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus is putting the fin­ishing touches on a building that will double the amount of space available to the school to almost 30,000 square feet.

Officials hope the new building, sport­ing a copper roof, will become a center­piece for the college and the community.

“It’s really exciting to have this new building over at the campus. It’s going to be a really big impact and really transform that area of Apache Junction,” said Tom DiCamillo, spokesman for Central Arizona College. “ We’ve even taken the opportu­nity to renovate the insides of some of the older buildings on the property.”

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College Goal Sunday on Feb. 12 at CAC’s Casa Grande Center gives students chance for financial aid touchdown

College Goal Sunday on Feb. 12 at CAC’s Casa Grande Center gives students chance for financial aid touchdown

 

 

 

By Tom Di Camillo

 

 

 

Students needing financial aid can receive help from a national initiative called College Goal Sunday taking place on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2-4 p.m. in Casa Grande.

The event is part of a national workshop designed to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and will be held at CAC’ Casa Grande Center located at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and Trekell Road.

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College Goal Sunday at CAC’s Corporate Center Gives Students Chance for Financial Aid Touchdown

Central Arizona CollegeCASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Students needing financial aid can receive help from a national initiative called College Goal Sunday taking place on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2-4 p.m. in Casa Grande.

The event is part of a national workshop designed to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and will be held at CAC’ Corporate Center located at 540 N. Camino Mercado in Casa Grande, just off Florence Boulevard at I-10.

Computers and financial aid professionals will be available to help students, and their families, actually complete an online application that day. Spanish-language speakers also will be available to assist.
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Cody Dumas, Coolidge Student of the Year

At Coolidge Unified School District’s December 14th regular Governing Board meeting, Cody Dumas was recognized as Coolidge’s Student of the Year.  Thi...

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City of Mesa Representatives Visit Ranch Elementary

On October 23, 2014, the fifth grade classes at Ranch Elementary school took advantage of a complimentary educational opportunity hosted by the City of Mesa. Sixty-three eager students excitedly welcomed two City of Mesa employees, Jennifer Codd, Marketing/Communications Specialist and Orlando Otero, Compliance Coordinator. The purpose of the event was to educate students about the importance of natural gases in our everyday lives, and more importantly, to increase awareness about safety issues related to natural gas.

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CHS students, teachers shave heads for cancer research

More than 70 students and faculty mem­bers at Combs High School volunteered to have their heads shaved during an assembly at Combs High School on March 9, as part of efforts to raise money for children’s can­cer research.

“The money collected will go to the St. Baldrick’s foundation, which works with over 230 institutions for laboratory research and to help make clinical trials available to more children than ever, giving those chil­dren treatment that offers the best chance for a cure and long-term survival,” said Brian Banach, an English teacher at Combs High School, and the sponsor for this event.

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CHS gets money for teen safe driving program

Representatives from American Family Insurance presented a check to Coolidge Unified School District Superintendent Cecilia Johnson in the amount of $...

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Cheryl Matese of STV celebrates achievement with 68 CAC students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – A total of 69 students were recognized for their academic achievements during Central Arizona College’s fall Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony on Nov. 3 at the college’s Signal Peak Campus.

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Combs High School Life Skills Students Help Out at Hoofbeats for Heart

Combs High School students in Ms. Pat Rivera’s and Ms. Jane Chu’s Life Skills classes participate weekly in the Hoofbeats with Heart project in San Tan Valley.

Hoofbeats with Heart is a non-profit organization which provides programs that improve physical, cognitive, and social emotional skills of individuals with special abilities.

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Combs High School Homecoming Celebration

Admit it! You have fond memories of your high school homecoming event.

Combs High School invites you to share those memories with your children and join the community experiencing a good old fashioned Homecoming Bonfire, Parade, and the Big Football Game.

Gather around the bonfire at Combs High School tonight, Thursday, October 24th, to kick off all the Homecoming events! The bonfire will be from 6-10pm and tickets will be on sale for $2.

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Combs High School Helps Seniors Plan Ahead

Pictured in the photo is guidance counselor Jette Thompson with senior Tanner Woodard as he consults his college plans.

As part of Arizona’s Campaign for College Applications, Combs High School hosted two days of seminars to help senior students plan for life after high school.

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Combs High School Commitment to Graduate

On January 8, the Combs High School class of 2018 made a commitment to graduate from high school.

A representative from Jostens made a presentation on the value of a high school diploma and students were then challenged to make one commitment that would put them on track to graduate.

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Combs High School Band Program

The Combs High School band program is wrapping up a year of great music-making!

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Combs High School Awarded $540,000 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

 

Combs High School is awarded the 21st CCLC – 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for a period of five years totaling $540,000.

The 21st CCLC is a federally funded, state run program that provides 5 years of funding for a comprehensive, after-school program with three components – academic growth, youth development, and parent/community involvement.  The program will target ‘at-risk’ students (there is significant leeway in the definition of ‘at-risk’).

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