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FUSD Recommends Planning Principal For Consolidated Schools

Dr. Tim Richard

The Florence Unified School District (FUSD) would like to announce that Dr. Tim Richard will be returning to FUSD, pending Board approval, as the Planning Principal for the newly consolidated Coolidge Unified School District (CUSD) schools in San Tan Valley (STV).

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Combs High School Students Giving Back to Kindergarten at Combs Traditional Academy

Combs High School student Ivette Campos working with Combs Traditional Academy kindergartenersCombs High School student Ivette Campos working with Combs Traditional Academy kindergarteners

J.O. Combs Unified School District was happy to provide the opportunity for Kindergarten students to attend free full day Kindergarten.

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Combs Traditional Academy Sixth Graders Chosen as Finalists

pictured left to right:  Dinay Holmes and Anissa Deel

Each year, the Pinal County Attorney's Office sponsors an Anti-Drug Poster Contest for sixth grade students throughout the county. From all of the county submissions, approximately ten are chosen as finalists to be selected as the Grand Prize Winner, the Bookmark Winner, or the T-Shirt winner for the contest.

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Exceptional Student Services Director Earns National Award

Adam Leckie, the Director of Exceptional Student Services for the Florence Unified School District, was awarded the CASE Early Career Special Education Administrator Award. The award is officially called the “G” Kevin Gerish Award and it was awarded at the National CASE Conference in Atlanta Georgia.

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Ranch Elementary Students Learn How to Conduct a Science Experiment

The Pinal County Health Department paired up with Ranch Elementary School to teach the importance of hand washing.

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Register Now for High School Equivalency Classes

The San Tan Campus of Central Arizona College, is offering High School Equivalency (HSE) classes this spring to help students earn their HSE credential (formerly known as the General Educational Development (GED) diploma).

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J.O. Combs Middle School Hosts Holiday Angel Tree

Principal Mr. Mauro posing beside the Holiday Angel Tree

J.O. Combs Middle School participated in a district-wide community service opportunity this holiday season by hosting a Holiday Angel Tree. This wonderful program allowed students and staff members an opportunity to purchase holiday gift items for families in need.

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FUSD School Board Earns State-Wide Recognition

The Florence Unified School District once again has been recognized at the Arizona School Boards Association State Conference, held on December 9th – 11th in Phoenix.

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Ellsworth Elementary, The “Chairs” to Non-Fiction

A goal at Ellsworth Elementary is to get students reading more non-fiction books. The Librarian at Ellsworth is making sure that happens by displaying different non-fiction books in chairs purchased through Scholastic Money.

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New Student Orientation Sessions Set for January

Central Arizona College is currently enrolling students for its 2016 spring semester that begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

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Ranch Elementary Hands On Learning With Bar Graphs

Third grade students at Ranch Elementary are being asked to apply many different learning strategies to lessons every day.

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Ellsworth Elementary Students Study Greek & Latin Root Words

Ellsworth Elementary is challenging their learners through a Greek and Latin roots meaning activity.

Students are given a Thinking Map tree with various root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

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CAC’s Leo Valverde to moderate panel at Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference

Samantha White - Missing San Taan Valley girl

Central Arizona College adjunct faculty and Phoenix-area attorney Leo Valverde will moderate and present during the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 26th Annual Conference Oct. 20-22 in Washington, D.C.

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Combs High School to host Relay for Life Event

Combs High School will be hosting a Re­lay for Life event on April 20, 2012.

Organizers are looking forward to this school/community event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Arizona News Central Arizona College receives $2.2 million federal grant

PINAL COUNTY - Central Arizona College has received a three-year, $2,182,003 federal grant to provide training in certificate and degree programs in biofuels production and solar installation.

Since late 2006, the college has received roughly $6 million in Community-based Job Training Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Jack W. Harmon Elementary Donates Over 1,600 Food Items

Jack W. Harmon Elementary donated over 1,600 food items including monetary donations to support J.O. Combs local families in need.

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Circle Cross Ranch Earns $5,000 Grant & 1,000 Free Arizona Diamondbacks Tickets

On November 19th, Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy was awarded a $5,000 dollar grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks, “for the “Building a STEM Program” project.

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CAC Early Childhood Education Recognized for White House Initiative on Educational Excellence

Central Arizona College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program has been recognized for their commitment to action from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

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Ranch Elementary Students Learn the Importance Measurement

Ranch Elementary second grade students read the story How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller.

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J.O. Combs Middle School Teachers Participate in Love and Logic Program

Ms. Shindledecker and Ms. Lebtich in action

At Combs Middle School, teachers are participating in a program this year called Love and Logic.

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