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AzMerit Switches to “Revised” AzM2

March 6, 2020

   This year Arizona school’s standardized test Azmerit is going to be having some changes that students may not be aware of.    Since the test became apart of the curriculum in 2015 students grades...

Level Lockdown

Level Lockdown
March 6, 2020

   Safety of students is a concern that all staff have when a lockdown occurs, but students having the same level of urgency is a concern. Drills should be taken seriously regardless of student opinion. “You...

Longer Breaks Approved by School Board

March 6, 2020

   Start making your vacation plans for the rest of the time you are in high school.    The J.O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved a new 5-year school calendar that...

China Trip Derailed by Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

   The beginning of 2020 started off with news of an outbreak of the coronavirus beginning  in China. The virus is believed to have originated from birds and fish in a market in Wuhan, China. The...

Miles for Mesa; Running for a Cause

Miles for Mesa; Running for a Cause
March 5, 2020

Participants showed up bright and early the morning of Feb., 29 to register and run for Miles for Mesa. Mesa Orth was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Dec. 2018, and recently finished her last chemotherapy...

District Office Personnel Moves into New Home

District Office Personnel Moves into New Home
January 28, 2020

If you're looking for the district office or any of it’s employees, you won't find them on the corner of Combs and Gantzel Roads any longer. They can now be found at their new state of the art facility...

Welcome to Queen Creek, Dutch Bros.

Welcome to Queen Creek, Dutch Bros.
January 23, 2020

The long awaited Queen Creek Dutch Bros. is here!  No longer will teenagers in San Tan Valley have to make the 28 mile round trip trek to Gilbert to grab their favorite coffee, rebel energy drink or...

Eighth Graders Learn What It’s Like to be Apart of a Pack

Eighth Graders Learn What It's Like to be Apart of a Pack
January 16, 2020

The start of a new year causes many people to thing about a New Year's resolution, but that wasn't necessarily the case for the eighth graders at Combs Middle School. They spent Wednesday, January 13 checking...

Could Walmart Robots Take Jobs From Teens?

A robotic shelf scanner moves along an aisle at a North Richland Hills Walmart
January 14, 2020

“Think R2D2 or Optimus Prime,” Walmart said in a press release. What about the jobs? Walmart superstores have made a change to their workforce, according to the news outlet, BigThink, “Walmart...

Students Take Charge of Learning

January 14, 2020

Due to the consistently low scores on standardized testing over the years, classrooms district wide are becoming more student focused The program is called “Modern Teacher” and is expected to be...

Six Year Comeback

Six Year Comeback
March 5, 2019

They. Are. Back. You heard it right. The Jonas Brothers are back and here with their new single “Sucker”.   After teasing a reunion only three days before releasing the single, it was confirmed...

FFA Animal Care and Showing

Alyssa Carrier walking her pig.
February 28, 2019

Cows, pigs, goats oh my! Only three weeks left till the Pinal County Fair and the members of the National Future Farmers of America Organization are scrambling to do the finishing touches on their animals....

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