Dr. Christopher Lineberry new Apache Junction High School principal

Dr. Christopher Lineberry is the new principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, for the 2019-20 school year.    Dr. Lineberry previously worked as principal at Stanfield Elementary School in Stanfield, Arizona; Florence Virtual Academy, a 6-12 in Florence Unified School District; Harmon Elementary School, a K-5 in JO Combs Unified School District; […]

Phyllis Bellemare new principal at Four Peaks Elementary School

Phyllis Bellemare has been hired as principal of Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Prior to being hired for the FPES position she served as assistant principal at Florence Union School District No. 1 for three years.   Mrs. Bellemare’s career in education began as a substitute teacher and after-school coordinator. […]

Central Arizona College nursing pinning ceremony held

Sixteen Central Arizona College students were recognized for completing the college’s nursing program during the 58th nursing division pinning ceremony recently held at the Signal Peak Campus. Three of the 16 were acknowledged for completing the NAU Concurrent Enrollment Program.  The pinning ceremony, a time-honored tradition of nursing schools across the country, signifies a student’s […]

Students of the year chosen for Apache Junction school district

The students of the year were recognized at the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board’s May 14 meeting. They included: Simote Teumohenga, Isabella Montoya, Fernando Mendez Rodriguez, Juliana Arriaga Scott, Alexia Gonzalez, Julianna Carrillo, Jacob Glazener, Dylan Condra, Hailli Wilson and Joshua Heatley.   

AJUSD to host free breakfasts, lunches for children over summer

The Apache Junction Unified School District will partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture this summer to offer free breakfasts and lunches to children age 18 and younger at three locations in Apache Junction. Those three locations include Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave.; Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road; […]

Apache Junction senior earns scholarship from ASU

Apache Junction High School senior Lucia Ann Kimble is basking in Sun Devil glory after learning she will receive the Dean’s Award Scholarship from Arizona State University. The $24,000 scholarship is $6,000 a year for four years if she maintains a 3.0 grade point average, according to a press release. Miss Kimble was selected for […]

Meet finalists for Apache Junction High School principal on May 13

Editor’s Note: Apache Junction Unified School District announced a change in date to this event. The story has been updated with the appropriate information. Parents, students and local residents are invited to meet the finalists for the Apache Junction High School principal position at a May 13 event. The event will run from 6:30-7 p.m. […]

Online registration open for Apache Junction schools

Online registration is underway for returning students who will be attending schools in the Apache Junction Unified School District during the 2019-20 school year. To register, parents or guardians log into their ParentVue account, click on the registration tab and follow the prompts to update their information. For school, parents select the school their student […]

Courtney Castelhano named Manager of Curriculum at AJUSD

Cactus Canyon Junior High Principal Courtney Castelhano was recently named Apache Junction Unified School District’s new Manager of Curriculum. She will begin her new position July 1 and will be joining the Educational Services Department, focusing on improving systems and supports for district students to help increase achievement at the junior high and high school, […]

Apache Junction High School security officer steers students to success

Sam Valencia is a driving force at Apache Junction High School. He is a full time security officer who can be seen rolling through the campus on a golf cart checking on potential threats and problems. While criminals may be intimidated by his presence, the students greet him with a smile and friendly wave, a […]