Gold Canyon students mix fun, learning at egg-drop challenge

Students scrambled across the campus on Aug. 24 during STEAM Night at Peralta Trail Elementary School, 10965 E. Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, with one question in mind, “Did it crack?” Dozens of eggs packaged in a variety of ways were tossed from the bucket of a 50-foot crane. Students were tasked with designing a […]

Central Arizona College cuts ribbons on science, student union buildings

Central Arizona College recently celebrated the opening of the new Science Building and Mel A. Everingham Student Union at the Signal Peak Campus. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies took place Tuesday, Aug. 21, at each building on the campus in Coolidge. CAC welcomed Lucy Everingham, wife of the late Dr. Mel A. Everingham, and her family for the […]

Apache Junction school board member Michael Weaver resigns, effective Sept. 5

Michael Weaver, an elected member of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board, has tendered his resignation and will not be replaced until January. A reception honoring Mr. Weaver is to be held at 5:30 pm. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the district offices, 1575 W. Southern Ave. The governing board’s meeting begins at 7 […]

Apache Junction football gears up for season with scrimmage

The Apache Junction High School football team was in Scottsdale Thursday, Aug. 9 for a scrimmage against Desert Mountain High School in preparation for both team’s season opener. While many high schools made switches because of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s recent realignment through 2020, the Prospectors stayed in the 4A Black Canyon region. The region […]

Internship program earns students recognition, college credits

Twenty-two high school and Central Arizona College students recently completed the Project Puente Summer Internship program and received recognition for their accomplishments during a poster presentation ceremony. Students were selected to participate through an application process and completed a 20-hour boot camp prior to beginning their internship. Each student was assigned a mentor who they […]

Community education classes at Central Arizona College in Apache Junction

Community education classes are offered at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Register at For more information, contact Joel Beck, program coordinator, at 480-677-7721 or “We are currently having the community education schedule of classes printed and being mailed out next week,” Mr. Beck […]

Apache Junction Police Officer Carl Halperin liaison with school district

Officer Carl Halperin has been named the liaison between Apache Junction Unified School District and the Apache Junction Police Department. Officer Halperin has an office in the 11/12 building at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, and will teach lessons to high school students about alcohol and related risks, according […]

More classroom volunteers needed; training dates set

Classroom volunteers trained and placed by Your Experience Counts contribute significantly to student learning and motivation, according to both principals and teachers in an end-of-year survey. More than 100 teachers and principals completed the survey at the end of the 2017-18 school year, according to a press release. Mike Beardslee, YEC program manager, says 92 […]

Central Arizona College to offer extended registration hours

Fall semester classes at Central Arizona College will begin Monday, Aug. 20, and the school is extending its hours Aug. 14-16 to assist students in registering. Extended hours on those day at the Aravaipa, Maricopa, Signal Peak, San Tan and Superstition Mountain campuses will be 8 a.m.-7 p.m. For students registering using CAC’s online student […]

Police: Slow down while driving, avoid distractions as school starts

As the new school year approaches, the Apache Junction Police Department encourages all motorists, parents and students to take extra care adjusting to schools being open for business. “The police department will aggressively enforce school zone areas to ensure the safest possible passage for children returning to school,” Rob McDaniel, AJPD’s community resource coordinator, said […]