Statement from JOCUSD Governing Board
After careful review of all of the facts surrounding the cafeteria incident of May 17, 2013, the School Board of J.O. Combs Unified School District stands behind and fully supports the decisions of the Combs High School Administration. Policies and procedures were followed appropriately. There are many facts which were not initially presented, or announced by the media, which fully support the discipline invoked, which involve the suspension of twelve students. Only three seniors were involved, among whom only one may have been eligible to participate in graduation ceremonies. The consequence of suspension prohibits students from being on campus, participating in extra-curricular activities or competing in competitive events. A suspension received this time of year impacts all end-of-the-year events, including the graduation ceremony.
All of the twelve students involved have admitted guilt to participation in an event resulting in considerable property damage to student yearbooks, senior projects, a guitar and clothing as well as disruption to administrative schedules including new faculty interviews, special software training, and other meetings. It has caused much angst and disappointment. Those who have compared it to last year’s incident of graffiti need to understand that students involved in that incident could not be identified prior to graduation, or they too would have suffered the same consequences. In the end, those students were ultimately identified and turned over to the Pinal County Sherriff’s Department. This current incident was planned well in advance, and most students elected to not participate. As such, it was not a simple spur of the moment attempt to have fun; it was a malicious act resulting in damage and loss.
Patricia J. Pinckard Board President
Shelly Hargis Board Clerk
Kathy Bourgeous Member
Rhett A. Homan Member
Gary F. Kemp, Ed.D. Member
Summer School 2013
Informational flyers are available in the front offiice or
register online here
Best Buddies 2013 Highlights
Senior Parents (Graduation Update)
** Program will not run on 1/2 days or days when school is not in session. **
London, Paris and Barcelona
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CAC’s Early Start programs help high school students earn college credits
Program of Study
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at CAC will begin to prepare students for careers in a variety of fascinating programs. Students will be eligible to transfer from CAC to four-year institutions anywhere in the country. The following list highlights just a few of the career paths that are possible by participating in the STEM program:
Congratulations go to:
Banner Student of the Month – Starlina Ramirez
Combs Student of the Month – Austin Villas
Kiwanis Student of the Month – Damaris Martinez
Need Combs Coyotes Gear!! Here is the place to get it! Follow the link below to get your personalized/customized Combs High School Gear for any club, sport, or activity on campus. They even offer stuff for the entire family. Don’t forget those accessories! Check out the bags, blankets, seat cushions, and electronic skins…… and much much more!!!! Help support our high school and students!
Parents please check your student’s room for overdue library books. The librarian has given notices to the students to get them returned. We could use your help getting them back to school.
Looking for a creative way to tell your student, “I love you and I’m proud of you”?
Place a recognition ad in the yearbook! Whether your son or daughter is a senior or a freshman, a recognition ad is always a great idea. In the future, seeing your message will bring a smile as they remember your love and support during these important years. The 2012-2013 yearbook staff will begin taking orders for recognition ads during bookstore days in July. The cost for ads varies according to size: $50 for 1/8 page, $100 for 1/4 page, $200 for 1/2 page, and $350 for a full page. Order forms will be available at the bookstore during bookstore days.
Don’t forget to purchase your student’s 2012-2013 yearbook at the same time. Books are sold for the discounted price of $65 during bookstore days (regular price is $75).