Apache Junction school district accepting supplies donations for students, teachers

Due to multiple requests, the Apache Junction Unified School District office, 1575 W. Southern Ave in Apache Junction, will be accepting donations of new school supplies for teachers and students 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through July 5. “Generosity is not in short supply in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area,” Sally Marks, AJUSD public information officer, […]

Central Arizona College accepting applications for Summer Bridge program

Central Arizona College’s 2018 Summer Bridge program is still accepting applications from recent high school graduates, beginning with the class of 2016, and GED recipients are invited to experience life as a college student this summer. Summer Bridge will take place Sunday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 16 at the CAC Signal Peak Campus, 8470 […]

Registration under way for Apache Junction Unified School District

Registration has begun for new and returning students who will be attending Apache Junction Unified School District during the 2018-19 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their student as soon as possible to help ensure smaller class sizes, according to a release. The first day of school is July 24 and all […]

Sons of the American Legion donate $4,267 to Desert Vista Elementary School

The Sons of the American Legion Post 27 came to the rescue of Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway in Apache Junction, by donating the $4,267.18 needed to complete inclusive playground equipment on the west side of the campus. Playground equipment was recently installed following  an intensive two-year fundraising campaign that included efforts from […]

Replacement required before teachers can resign in June, July, AJUSD board decides

Apache Junction Unified School District teachers who resign in June and July after signing contracts to work the next fiscal year will not be released unless a replacement employee is found, the governing board decided Tuesday. “If there’s an individual who comes in tomorrow and says that they would like to resign for the ‘18-19 […]

Students in Apache Junction gifted/talented program show projects

Students in Apache Junction Unified School District’s gifted/talented program recently showed an array of student projects before taking off for summer break. Linda Gering and Robyn Gonzales from the Educational Services Department visited the students at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction, to view and evaluate the projects. Both women […]

Kim Dismuke is named 1st female head coach of USA Track & Field men’s national team

Central Arizona College’s Assistant Women’s Track and Field Coach Kim Dismuke is named the first female head coach of the USA Track & Field men’s national team. As the first woman to serve as head coach for a Team USATF men’s junior or senior national team, she will lead the team during the International Association […]

Course cuts through commercial lending misconceptions

Central Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center will offer workshops Monday, June 11, on Demystifying Commercial Lending. The workshops will be 10 a.m. at the CAC Corporate Center, 540 N. Camino Mercado, Casa Grande and 2 p.m. at the Superstition Mountain campus, 805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. The workshop will identify common industry misconceptions […]

Summer community education classes at Central Arizona College

Community education classes are offered this summer at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Register at www.centralaz.edu/lifelonglearning. For more information, contact Joel Beck, program coordinator, at 480-677-7721 or joel.beck@centralaz.edu. Classes by course title (course number), instructor, start and end times and dates, fee, room number and […]

Central Arizona College uses new method to teach human anatomy

Central Arizona College students enrolled in BIO201 and BIO202 are experiencing a new form of learning using Maniken Student Models and clay. Samuli Rauhalammi, professor of biological sciences, introduced the Anatomy in Clay Learning Systems this past year to 14 students enrolled in BIO201 at the Aravaipa Campus in Winkelman. The goal of this new […]