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Combs Elementary
Leadership , STEM Schools Collaborative Network
 Calendar: Traditional


Information for the: 2013 - 2014 school year.

For information about Magnet Programs and how to apply for them, visit our online Magnet Programs Center.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Muriel T. Summers

Grades - k - 5

2013-14 School Schedule - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Instructional Calendar

Combs Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:

2013 - 2014 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2013-14 Care Programs

Before School:  WCPSS

After School:    Check with school about third party providers

Contact the Combs Elementary directly for full information about its before- and after-school care programs. For general information about before- and after-school care programs across WCPSS, go here.


Contact

Phone - (919) 233-4300

Fax - (919) 233-4042

Website - http://combses.wcpss.net

Location

Address - 2001 Lorimer Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

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Description

A B Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School is based on two core foundations - "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" based on Stephen R. Covey's best selling book and Baldridge practices based on Edward Demmings' work in the business world. The principles behind Covey create an environment that allows every individual to feel valued for their unique gifts and talents. By developing the WHOLE child - socially, emotionally, academincally, and ethically - the program fosters a climate of principle - centered and personal leadership.

Decisions based on data and research - from world-reknowned educators and within our building - keep us highly successful by all academic standards. Our teachers and administration have worked for over 5 years to create this model that balances keeping traditions alive with continuously re-evaluating ways to be more efficient and effective in teaching. This model is in alignment with practices and principles from the following: 7 Correlates of Successful Schools (Larry Lozottee), 55 Essentials (Ron Clark), Professional Learning Communities (Rick DuFour), Rigor and Relevance (William Daggett), Brain Research (Mel Levine), and Emotional Intelligence (Robert Cooper).

We live our mission statement everyday, "Developing Leaders One Child at a Time". Our school has procedures and events in place to ensure we reach our desired outcome - Data Notebooks, Social Etiquette Classes, Leadership Day Oral Presentations, Community Service Projects, Leader of the Week Program and Daily News Broadcasts. Please visit us to learn more about the unique components of our model.

In April 2006, AB Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School was awarded the Ronald P. Simpson Award by the Magnet Schools of America organization recognizing it as the top magnet school in the United States. The school's story is also featured in Dr. Covey's book on the 8th habit and the school has partnered with the Covey Organization to write a book on leadership development as it relates to elementary aged children.






Curriculum: Leadership

The truth is that good leadership requires more than natural ability. With its emphasis on 21st century leadership and character development, students at the leadership magnet learn to communicate effectively, collaborate, make ethical decisions and motivate others. They show initiative and participate in service learning. See their mention in Stephen Covey's book The Leader in Me.

Important: Bus routes are subject to change based on actual student distribution, parent appeals, and other factors. The information here will be updated regularly, but updates may take several days to be reflected online. This route information last updated: 2:56 PM, Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

Stop times: Because routes change daily during the first weeks of school, specific stop times are not provided. Parents can anticipate a stop time based on the route start time, estimating 5 minutes between stops in suburban areas, and 5 to 10 minutes between stops in rural areas. The exact stop time will vary during the first weeks of school. Stop times may vary as much as 30 minutes as students settle into their routines. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.

Bus schedules: We urge parents to be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school. Bus routes may be extended by as much as 30 minutes as students become familiar with a new routine.

Questions?: Contact the Broughton Transportation Office.

Morning Routes

Afternoon routes are usually the reverse of the morning routes.

COMBS RUN 1 (ORANGE) COMMUTER-EXPRESS)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:36:00

INWOOD RD & YATES BRANCH LN

2617 TRAILWOOD HILLS DR

BLISS ST & LINEBERRY DR

NESFIELD PL & THISTLEDOWN DR

TANAGER ST & TRAILWOOD DR

2717 AVENT FERRY RD ,27606

TRAILWOOD DR & TRAILWOOD DR METHOD RD CENTER)

CHAPPELL DR & BROADWELL DR

AVENT FERRY RD ,27606 & BRIGADOON DR

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00

COMBS RUN 2 (RED)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:34:00

BLUEBIRD CT & JONES FRANKLIN RD

BASHFORD RD & SUPREME DR

BASHFORD RD & IRELAN DR

BASHFORD RD & SADDLE SEAT DR

FARM GATE RD & GODWIN CT

DEBOY ST & SCHAUB DR

LIGON ST & ATWATER ST

KENT RD & NEELEY ST

CYANNE CIR & KENT RD

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00

COMBS RUN 3 (YELLOW)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:24:00

705 CENTENNIAL PKWY

MARCOM ST & STOVALL DR

GORMAN ST & LUPTON CIR

CREST RD & CONIFER DR

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     07:35:00

COMBS RUN 4 (BLUE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:47:00

GORMAN ST & SHIRE LN

LAKE DAM RD & WALNUT CREEK PKWY

AVENT FERRY RD ,27606 & LOCH HARBOUR LN

AVENT FERRY RD ,27606 & LAKEVIEW

AVENT HILL & LAKE DAM RD

AVENT FERRY RD & CRABB ORCHA DR

APPLE BLOSSOM CT & AVENT FERRY RD ,27606

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00

COMBS RUN 5 (PURPLE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:52:00

ATHENS DR & SMITHDALE DR

1601 PINEVIEW DR ,27606

GORMAN ST & OCTAVIA ST

GORMAN ST & KINGS CT

BRENT RD & GORMAN ST

KAPLAN DR & BURGESS CT

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00

COMBS RUN 6 (PINK)- EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:40:00

APEX COMMUNITY CENTER-LAURA DUNCAN RD

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00

COMBS RUN 7 (GREEN)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:48:00

GORMAN ST & JACKSON ST

ATWATER ST & WOODS PL

514 METHOD RD

METHOD RD & STEDMAN DR

METHOD RD & JACKSON ST

JACKSON ST & WHITMORE DR

CLANTON ST & SHERMAN AVE

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00

COMBS RUN 8 (GREY) - EXPRESS

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:37:00

PENNY RD & KILDAIRE FARM @ FOOD LION (PARKING LOT)

SWIFT CREEK ELEM

SILVER LAKE TRL & SOUTHERN CROSS AVE

SCHOOL: COMBS ES     08:01:00