Jioras new transportation director at Apache Junction school district

Lori Jioras is Apache Junction Unified School District’s new transportation director. She has 13 years of experience in transportation and most recently served as transportation supervisor for the largest school district in Missouri, according to a release. “She began her career in transportation as a bus driver and then moved her way through a variety […]

Central Arizona College to offer Customer Service Academy

Central Arizona College Workforce Development will launch a new Customer Service Academy, beginning in June. Bob Duke, director of workforce development, said the noncredit program is centered on results from the Pinal County Skills Assessment surveys as well as discussions with local business members and chambers of commerce. “The academy will offer noncredit, short courses […]

Central Arizona College recognizes graduates

Central Arizona College recognized the accomplishments of its graduates during a district commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at Casa Grande Union High School. After a welcome and introductions conducted by Dr. Mary Kay Gilliland, vice president of academic affairs, Central Arizona College Desert Dissonance performed “Daft Punk Medley.” Two student speakers, Berenice Pelayo and […]

A.T. Still notches reaccreditation for next decade

The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation has awarded A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona its highest accreditation status — Accreditation with Exceptional Outcomes — granting the school 10 years of reaccreditation. COCA is the accrediting agency for colleges of osteopathic medicine, reporting to the U.S. Department of Education, according […]

Students of the year named at Apache Junction Unified School District

The students of the year were honored at the May 8 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting. The awards are sponsored by Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349. The students are: Ciara Anderson and Jagger Shields, of Desert Vista Elementary School; Cynthia Marcos and Daniel Urias, of Four Peaks Elementary School; Benjamin Martinez […]

Apache Junction High School graduation May 23

Apache Junction High School graduation is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Davis Field at the high school, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. Listed below are seniors at Apache Junction High School who are slated to graduate with the class of 2018. The Apache Junction Unified School District said 25 students asked not to be listed […]

Navy JROTC at Apache Junction High School wins top national honor for 13th year in a row

The Apache Junction High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program received a letter from the Secretary of the Navy that its program is one of the best in the nation. The honor was presented for area 11 (California and Arizona) region. Only two Arizona schools were selected this year. Apache Junction has received […]

Dr. Chomokos new Apache Junction High School principal

Dr. Angela Chomokos has been hired to be Apache Junction High School’s principal for the 2018-19 school year. She is presently the principal at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. “I’m extremely excited to join this community and to be part of AJ High School,” Dr. Chomokos said at the May 8 meeting of the Apache […]

Hiring Apache Junction High School principal to be considered at May 8 meeting

Hiring a new Apache Junction High School principal for the 2018-19 school year is to be discussed at a May 8 meeting. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board is slated to meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for a closed-door executive session to discuss with an attorney the recommendation to hire a new AJHS […]

Teacher walkout: No school May 3, Apache Junction school district says

The teacher walkout includes Thursday, May 3, Apache Junction Unified School District administration officials decided late May 2. Teachers have been participating since Thursday, April 26, in the state-wide walkout seeking more pay. On May 2 the district in the morning announced that schools would be open May 3 and then hours later said they […]