Combs Courier

Know the Possible Signs of a School Shooter

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Health, Top Stories

It starts off with a simple joke, like finger guns during a walk out, and escalates to people making a GoFundMe page so students can shoot up their high school. “It’s all a joke,” but how far does the joke go? Students around America have had enough with school violence, and are speaking up abou...

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Coyotes rally for _________ during walkout.

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

Approximately 300 students from Combs High School walked away from their lunch and out of class on Wednesday to express their support for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 17 people killed in the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida. Gathering in a nearby parking...

Seniors Upset with Decision to not Include Senior Quotes in School Yearbook

Rachael Loughry, Managing Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

Every school year, students prepare themselves for what their senior quotes are going to be in the yearbook.  Often times, there are a few students that slip innuendos or inappropriate jokes through the yearbook staff, that cause an uproar within the community. This school year, it was revealed that CHS s...

Federal Regulations and Lack of Local Restaurants Restrict off Campus Lunch Options

Federal Regulations and Lack of Local Restaurants Restrict off Campus Lunch Options

Alex Negron, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Many students and parents on the Combs campus have spoken about possibly having an open lunch or allowing vendors on the campus. However, it may not be as simple as that. With open lunches and vendors on campus, there are multiple obstacles to be considered. Unless the area surrounding Combs becom...

Combs Band: The New State Champs

Andrea Thomatis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Sports, Top Stories

After a long season of rehearsing music and exhausting early morning practices, the Combs Marching Regiment (MCR) finished their competition season undefeated by becoming the Arizona State Champions. The band competed at the Arizona State University Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. When all was said...

New Theater Production, “Harvey, opens Dec. 7

New Theater Production, “Harvey, opens Dec. 7

Madison Luostari, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Entertainment, Top Stories

“Harvey”, a play written by Mary Chase in 1944, is being put on by the Combs High School’s theater troupe in December.    “Harvey” is a comedy about a man named Elwood P. Dowd, played by Spencer Mattson. Dowd is a somewhat insane man who sees an invisible, six foot tall, talking rabbit...

Combs New Theater to Start Construction Soon

Combs New Theater to Start Construction Soon

Trinton Bullard, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Work will begin on the new performing arts center on campus later in 2017, with a groundbreaking ceremony taking place on December 11th. The center, funded by the bond passed earlier this year, is estimated to be done around January of 2019. With over $8 million provided by the bond, the performing arts c...

Child Development Hosts a Daycare Program

Child Development Hosts a Daycare Program

Velvet Wahl, Editor In Chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Health, Top Stories

The Combs Childhood Development class holds a child care event every year that is open to the community. Child Development students take control of the daycare program. “My advanced class actually plans the lessons. So they do lesson planning and learn how to set up the centers, the learning...

College and Career Night Helps Seniors Plan for the Future

College and Career Night Helps Seniors Plan for the Future

Mason Schafer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

To help students and their families struggling with the stress and frustration of enrolling in college, CHS counselors hosted a college and career night in the courtyard for guidance. "Our reason for throwing this event was pretty simple and straightforward,” CHS counselor Brandon Outcalt said. “...

New Athletic Director

Velvet Wahl, Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Sports, Top Stories

With Athletic Director Jim Denton retiring, Combs found a new Athletic Director. A man by the name of Scot (yes, it’s spelled with only one T) Schmidt steps up to the challenge of taking Denton’s place. Schmidt comes from a background in education, having grown up in Wyoming then moving to Arizona and wo...

Coyotes Gather To Pay Respect To Fallen Classmate

Coyotes Gather To Pay Respect To Fallen Classmate

Alexis Williams, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Top Stories

In a time of great loss, people look for an answer, for closure...for a brighter side. More than 100 CHS students, family, friends and community members stood united in the main parking lot of Combs High School Wednesday night, hours after the news that senior Kyle Flake had died from injuries re...

Elevate For Tomorrow Conference

Elevate For Tomorrow Conference

Velvet Wahl, Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

High schools from around the around the county attended Elevate for Tomorrow, a conference directed towards high school juniors to learn about life outside of high school and opportunities in the future. Majority of juniors from Combs went to attend the convention at Queen Creek High School. The confe...

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