Apache Junction High School teacher to visit California for new program, course training

Terry Hendron, a math teacher at Apache Junction High School, is traveling March 3-6 to Temecula, California, to attend The Boomerang Project Link Crew Program. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board voted 5-0 Feb. 12 on a consent agenda that included approving Mr. Hendron being away from work for three days and using […]

Central Arizona College thanks Vulcan Materials Co. for equipment donation

Central Arizona College recognized Vulcan Materials Co. for its recent donation of a Caterpillar 325 Hydraulic Excavator and a Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader during a special dedication ceremony. The equipment, valued at more than $135,000, will be used by students in CAC’s Diesel Technology and Heavy Equipment Operator programs. While students in the heavy equipment […]

3 Apache Junction students in top 10 at Pinal County Spelling Bee

Three Apache Junction Unified School District students traveled to Casa Grande to compete in the 56th Annual Pinal County Spelling Bee and all three earned a spot in the Top 10. Nearly 70 students throughout the county participated, according to a release. Hailey Adams, a fifth-grade student from Peralta Trail Elementary School, placed fourth; Susana […]

AVID update, executive session on employee at Feb. 26 Apache Junction school board work session

The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board is to be updated on Advancement Via Individual Determination efforts at a Feb. 26 work session. It starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Board Room, 1575 W. Southern Ave. Members of the Governing board are to attend in person or by telephone, video or Internet conference. […]

Cactus Canyon Junior High students to attend journalism convention in California

Five Cactus Canyon Junior High School students who work on the yearbook and two chaperones can travel by plane to the April 25-27 Spring National Journalism Convention at the Anaheim, California, Hilton, the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board decided recently. “The convention offers practical learning sessions that build on the skills they’ve learned […]

Students, employee of the month honored at Apache Junction school district

The students and employee of the month for January were announced and honored at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board.

Apache Junction JROTC cadet to receive $1,000 at assembly for leadership and commitment to service

Brady Williams, a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps student at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, is to receive a check for $1,000 at a ceremony 7:15-8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Salt River Project and the Better Business Bureau are honoring nine JROTC students in the Valley as part of the inaugural BBB […]

4th annual job expo Feb. 12 at Central Arizona College’s Maricopa Campus

The Fourth Annual Central Arizona College Job Fair is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive. Members from the community are encouraged to attend this event as well as alumni, current college students and high school seniors. according to a release. Job seekers should dress in business attire and […]

Competition cranks up heat on AJ high school culinary student

Daniel Vergos, a member of Apache Junction High School’s Culinary Foundations Program, will be in the SkillsUSA Region 3 cooking competition Saturday, Feb. 16. The competition will be at the EVIT main campus, 1601 W. Main St. in Mesa. He is the first culinary student from Apache Junction High School to compete against other students […]

Apache Junction school board updated on improvement plans

Principals in the Apache Junction Unified School District are working with teams to finalize their school improvement action plans by Feb. 5 and they will be shared with the community by March 5, the governing board was told recently. The Arizona Department of Education notified AJUSD in October that its schools received C and D […]