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Among Us, We’re All Sus

Among Us, We’re All Sus
November 13, 2020

A popular online game has swept over campus pulling in players from every age and grade. The multiplayer “social deduction” game Among Us, made popular by Twitch streamers, involves users taking the...

Biden defeats Trump in 2020 Presidential Race

Biden defeats Trump in 2020 Presidential Race
November 8, 2020

  Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, according to the Associated Press, surpassing 270 electoral college votes with Pennsylvania.    Saturday morning, four days after...

Students Return to Campus with Mixed Emotions

October 29, 2020

It's been 14 days since the Pinal County Health Department made the decision to close the CHS campus because roughly 450 students and 20 staff members were directed to quarantine for possible COVID-19...

Pandemic/Offseason Injury Won’t Slow Senior Jensen

Jensen
October 25, 2020

Before you work out or play sports you are supposed to stretch, senior running back Joey Jensen had not stretched prior to a workout a day in his life. Jensen was warming up to run drills with his dad...

Does Your District Meet the Metrics?

Does Your District Meet the Metrics?
August 26, 2020

With the threat of COVID-19 infection lurking behind students’ shoulders like a criminal on a neighborhood watch sign; parents and educational leaders are asked to turn to the Arizona Department of Health...

The Debate to Re-Open JOCUSD Schools Marches On

Seniors Chad Moyes and Cameron Ricks march down Germann Road holding a sign that implies they have forgotten how to spell because of virtual learning. Community members marched from Combs High School to the J. O. Combs Unified School District Office in protest of the decision to cancel school due to more than 100 staff calling in sick over safety concerns related to COVID-19.
Senior Tristan King leads group of demonstrators in a march to protest the decision to delay in-person learning.
August 18, 2020

Students and parents gathered at Combs High School Monday morning to protest the delay of on-campus learning and to support the teachers who agreed to teach. Teachers across the district called out...

Return to Campus Learning Comes to Screeching Halt

Return to Campus Learning Comes to Screeching Halt
Learning options temporarily cancelled after 109 JOCUSD employees call in sick.
August 15, 2020

Students will have to wait a little longer to return to campus after more than 100 district employees called off work due to concerns about the ability of the schools to follow the district approved pandemic...

Back to School Part 2: In-Person Classes Resume Monday

Back to School Part 2: In-Person Classes Resume Monday
August 14, 2020

The J.O Combs School District will be allowing students that choose to attend on campus learning, to come back onto school grounds on Monday, August 17. The JOCUSD Governing Board decided in a 3-2 vote...

Governing Board Overrides Superintendent’s Resolution to Delay Return to In-Person School

Governing Board Overrides Superintendent's Resolution to Delay Return to In-Person School
Students able to return to campus starting on Monday, Aug. 17.
August 13, 2020

A 3-2 vote to allow students to return to in-person school by the J. O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board was met with applause from a crowd in attendance at the August 10 meeting. The audible...

District-Wide Schedule Change Results in Decreased Time Online

District-Wide Schedule Change Results in Decreased Time Online
Top officials adjust synchronous learning schedule to relieve stress on community bandwidth and to decrease length of screen-time for students.
August 10, 2020

After teachers and students navigated through the hiccups of Google Meet video conferences and synchronous remote learning for a week, Superintendent Gregory Wyman announced a change to students’ learning...

Who to Watch for and What to Expect from Springs Sports Teams

March 6, 2020

Baseball Head Coach: Rick Surls Key players: Ayden Acres, Justin Aikens and Wyatt Larson.  Coach Surls believes Acres will be a key figure to getting them deep into games against the best teams.  Coach...

From Tragedy to Triumph

From Tragedy to Triumph
March 6, 2020

   The sun beamed brightly causing the sweat that dripped from her brow to glisten as she took extra batting practice. Every day the cages called out for reps, and every day she came running. Each extra...

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