Donations sought for ‘Put On The Cape – A Foundation for Hope’

Apache Junction Unified School District will be partnering with Put on the Cape: A Foundation for Hope, by collecting new — in the box — action figures and Barbie dolls, and superhero T-shirts with tags on them. All donations received through Sept. 27 will be given to child-advocacy centers of Put on the Cape.   Monetary […]

Lucy Hanne receives Darius McClintock Scholarship from Apache Lodge No. 69

Lucy Hanne is the latest recipient of the annual Darius McClintock Scholarship offered by Apache Lodge No. 69 of the Free and Accepted Masons of Arizona. She is a student at Benedictine University, majoring in health sciences, according to a release. The scholarship presentation was made Sept. 12 by Worshipful Master Lowell Fox and Past […]

Need information to vote Nov. 5? Tours slated of Apache Junction schools

Tours are slated of Apache Junction Unified School District campuses to help voters make a decision in the Nov. 5 election. The district is seeking authorization to issue and sell $60 million in school-improvement bonds and exceed its budget by the lesser of $2 million or 10% of its revenue control limit. [Related link:] […]

Apache Junction High School engineering students tackling real-life problems

The Introduction to Engineering students at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood in Apache Junction, are making the community a better place using cardboard, construction paper and a little ingenuity.  Using EPICS High, a program developed by Purdue University and offered at no cost to high school students across the U.S., students are tasked […]

6 Apache Junction students to take plane trip to California for Sept. 20-22 yearbook camp

Six students and two chaperons from Cactus Canyon Junior High School are to travel by plane to an intensive yearbook camp Sept. 20-22 in Orange, California. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board on Aug. 27 approved the field trip in a consent agenda. The trip is to cost a total of $4,545, including […]

Desert Vista Elementary School turns 30 years old

It was Aug. 28, 1989. Cher was crooning “If I could turn back time,” the B52s were grooving to “Love Shack,” a gallon of gas cost 97 cents and Ronald Reagan was the commander in chief. On that special day in 1989 Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction opened and […]

Bealls Outlet in Apache Junction donates school supplies to students

It was like Christmas in August when Caleb Smith, supervisor, and Delina Henrie, store manager of Bealls Outlet, 725 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, brought in a large box of supplies for students of Apache Junction Unified School District.  The donations included backpacks, lunch boxes, socks, underwear, T-shirts and more, according to a release. […]

Apache Junction Elks Club donates $1,000 to support students of the month

Apache Junction Unified School District recently received a $1,000 contribution for student recognition medals from Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349, 2455 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.   From September to May each school year AJUSD recognizes two students from each school as outstanding students of the month. The Elks donation pays for individual medals […]

CAC student Tegan Homol 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Central Arizona College student Tegan Homol was recently named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She was one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Nearly 900 applications were received, according to a release. The $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship that Ms. Homol was […]

$11.9K student council trip to Disney leadership program OK’d

Forty to 45 Apache Junction High School student council members and two adults will be taking a leadership legacy field trip Nov. 15-17 to Disneyland in California. The AJUSD Governing Board on Aug. 13 in a consent agenda approved the field trip, which is to cost $11,928.48. Transportation by bus is to cost $3,120, meals […]

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