Apache Junction High School student Kyra Ehrlich receives $19,000 in scholarships

Kyra Ehrlich, an Apache Junction High School senior, received two scholarships that will help pay for tuition to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She recently received notice that she received the Presidential Scholarship ($14,000) as well as a Women of Excellence Award ($5,000) for a total award amount of $19,000. The scholarships are renewable for four years […]

Central Arizona College graduation ceremony May 10 at Signal Peak campus

Central Arizona College will hold its 2019 graduation ceremony Friday, May 10, at the Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road in Coolidge. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Mel A. Everingham Student Union (I Building, Room 400) and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on The Green, according to […]

Apache Junction to host walk/run to benefit AJHS swim team

The Apache Junction Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School are teaming for a walk/run series that will benefit the AJHS swim team. This event — which begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4 with check ins starting at 8 a.m. — is part of an ongoing series that donates proceeds to […]

Apache Junction school district seeking upgrade of 55 paper copiers

A five-year, $193,879 contract for 55 paper copiers is being considered by the Apache Junction Unified School District. The purchasing department is requesting Governing Board approval for the renewal of a Ricoh agreement using the cooperative US Communities Contract No. 4400003732 for the upgrade of the district’s copiers. The district makes 694,637 copies a month, […]

AJUSD to recognize veteran, rookie teachers for education efforts

Three veteran teachers and one teacher in her first year of teaching will be recognized at a special celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. The winners for Teachers of the Year are Sheryl Anderson from Apache Junction High School, Wendy McQuilkin from […]

Pinal County cities proclaim April Promise for the Future Month

All cities and towns throughout Pinal County have officially proclaimed April as Promise for the Future Month to raise awareness the Central Arizona College Foundation Promise for the Future program provides affordable higher education to students in Pinal County. Pinal County along with the cities of Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy and Maricopa as […]

Volunteers needed for Apache Junction Water Festival

Fourth grade students and their teachers will again explore and celebrate water at the annual Apache Junction Water Festival Thursday, April 25 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, and volunteers are needed. Volunteers from the water industry, local governments and the community make the Water Festival possible. Volunteers can help make the event fun […]

The dollars and cents fueling public education in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction and Queen Creek unified school districts pay a similar amount to their superintendents — $135,000 and $148,753.13 respectfully — with the possibility of additional performance-based pay, according to public records. Queen Creek Unified School District offers its superintendent an additional 5 percent for performance-based pay if he earns an overall rating of […]

Apache Junction school district committee considering bonds, override vote for November

An advisory council tasked with reviewing Apache Junction Unified School District’s maintenance and operations, bond and capital needs has begun meeting and is to make a recommendation for going out for a bond and/or override in November. The group, known as the Superintendent Advisory Council, met April 8 for an introductory meeting and to discuss […]

$36,000 field trip approved for 19 Apache Junction students to travel to D.C.

Nineteen seventh and eighth grade Cactus Canyon Junior High School students, two parents and two teachers will be traveling to Washington, D.C. June 11-14 for a field trip with EF Explore America. The trip was approved March 26 as part of a consent agenda in a unanimous vote by the Apache Junction Unified School District […]