Apache Junction school district approves Dinosaur Park property lease

A recreational lease agreement has been approved for Dinosaur Park, which was constructed adjacent to the now-closed Gold Canyon Elementary School. It is on 1.8 acres at 5810 S. Alameda Road in Gold Canyon. The lease goes into effect when the Apache Junction Unified School District sells the school, according to a letter from Deputy […]

Dr. Wilson named interim EVIT superintendent pending investigation of others, board says

At a public meeting Jan. 17, the governing board for the East Valley Institute of Technology placed EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey and principals Craig Pearson and Mark Yockus on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. “In light of ongoing investigations and information that we have, the board feels this action is […]

State of the City for Apache Junction Feb. 13

The city of Apache Junction will hold the annual State of the City event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on the Apache Junction High School campus at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a program to follow. All are invited to share […]

City of Apache Junction adjusts speed limits near schools

The City of Apache Junction has made adjustments to various speed-limit signs near schools in the city after a review of traffic signage. Signs that are being replaced are in the areas of the Apache Junction High School and Four Peaks, Desert Vista and Avalon elementary schools. Speed limits around schools are 25 mph and […]

2019 Arizona Lecture Series continues Jan. 14

Learn about the culture and history of Arizona at the weekly Arizona Lecture Series at the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Road at Apache Junction High School. Lectures start at 7 p.m. Mondays through March 25. Tickets are $5 per person or season tickets are available for $50. More information is at ajusd.org/Page/12135. Brochures […]

CCJH Principal Castelhano to receive Arizona Music Educators Association outstanding administrator award

Courtney Castelhano, Cactus Canyon Junior High School principal, is to receive the Arizona Music Educators Association’s outstanding administrator award during a Hall of Fame luncheon Feb. 1 in Mesa. It will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center, 200 N. Centennial Way in the Arizona ballroom, according to a release. The award […]

Apache Junction school district awarded 5 new school buses worth $550,000

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today announced that 22 school districts have received approval for the purchase of 76 diesel and alternative-fuel schools buses, totaling $8.4 million. The $8.4 million is the second wave of funding awarded as part of a $38 million plan to provide low-income schools with new school buses. The Apache Junction Unified […]

‘Legends of the Superstitions Mountains’ topic of Jan. 7 Arizona Lecture Series presentation

Learn about the culture and history of Arizona at the weekly Arizona Lecture Series at the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Road at Apache Junction High School. Lectures start at 7 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7-March 25. Tickets are $5 per person or season tickets are available for $50. More information is at ajusd.org/Page/12135. Brochures […]

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to be taught in Arizona high schools

Learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation — more commonly known as CPR — is becoming an increased skill sought within Arizona schools. When a human heart stops beating, the act of pushing hard and fast in the center of a person’s chest will double or triple the chance of survival. Starting next school year, a 2016 Senate Bill […]

Marks: Take advantage of Arizona tax credit before the end of 2018

Did you know Arizona allows an individual taxpayer to contribute up to $200 (or a married couple filing jointly up to $400) to a public school of their choice and get a dollar-for-dollar credit against your tax liability? That means you can direct some of the money you would normally pay in state taxes can […]