Combs Courier

Arizona currently labeled as the Covid-19 ‘hotspot of the world’

Lilly Threlkeld, Managing Editor January 20, 2021

Over the past seven days there has been an average of 10,391 positive Coronavirus cases per day in Arizona, a 71 % increase from the previous two weeks. This makes Arizona one of the leading states in...

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Athletes React to Winter Sports Cancellation

Jasmine Giomi, Director of Staff Relations January 11, 2021

The cancelation of winter sports was put into motion on January 8 at an emergency AIA board meeting. Varsity soccer coach Cassie Olson sent out a message to all the players on the JV and Varsity at...

Assembly during COVID becomes a success

Assembly during COVID becomes a success

Jasmine Giomi, Director of Staff Relations December 4, 2020

Friday morning, a small breeze blows in as you walk to the football field. The sound of music gets louder as you walk around the sports storage lockers to see the band sitting in one of the end zones playing...

AzMerit Switches to “Revised” AzM2

Lilly Threlkeld, Managing Editor 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

Christian Tillard, Staff Writer 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

Anthony Elrod, Staff Writer 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

Kylie Millican, Staff Writer 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

Audrey Buell, Staff Writer 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

Christian Tillard, Staff Writer 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.

Madison Lamb, Editor-in-Chief 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

Jasmine Giomi, Staff Writer 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...

A robotic shelf scanner moves along an aisle at a North Richland Hills Walmart

Could Walmart Robots Take Jobs From Teens?

Anthony Elrod, Staff Writer 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...

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