Learn about school district bond, override election at Sept. 26 community education forum

A community education forum on Apache Junction Unified School District’s capital improvement bond Proposition 432 and the override Proposition 433 that will be on the November ballot will be held in Gold Canyon. It will be held 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Gold Canyon Community Church, 5810 S. Alameda Road, according to a release. […]

Nov. 5 election: Apache Junction school district seeking $60M in bonds, $2M capital override

Voters in a Nov. 5 election will consider authorizing Apache Junction Unified School District to issue and sell $60 million in school-improvement bonds and exceed its budget by the lesser of $2 million or 10% of its revenue control limit. The district’s first override passed in 1999 and was renewed in 2003. Further votes failed […]

6 Apache Junction students to take plane trip to California for Sept. 20-22 yearbook camp

Six students and two chaperons from Cactus Canyon Junior High School are to travel by plane to an intensive yearbook camp Sept. 20-22 in Orange, California. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board on Aug. 27 approved the field trip in a consent agenda. The trip is to cost a total of $4,545, including […]

Desert Vista Elementary School turns 30 years old

It was Aug. 28, 1989. Cher was crooning “If I could turn back time,” the B52s were grooving to “Love Shack,” a gallon of gas cost 97 cents and Ronald Reagan was the commander in chief. On that special day in 1989 Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction opened and […]

Apache Junction Elks Club donates $1,000 to support students of the month

Apache Junction Unified School District recently received a $1,000 contribution for student recognition medals from Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349, 2455 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.   From September to May each school year AJUSD recognizes two students from each school as outstanding students of the month. The Elks donation pays for individual medals […]

PAC to promote bonds, override for Apache Junction Unified School District

“Yes. Yes. Our Kids. Our Community,” a political action committee, has been formed to promote the Apache Junction Unified School District’s Propositions 432 and 433 bond and override Nov. 5 election. Shirley Ooley of Apache Junction is heading the committee. She can be reached at sjooley@netscape.net or 480-868-6584. Voters will consider authorizing the district to […]

Dr. Patricia Goolsby new vice principal at Apache Junction High School

Dr. Patricia A. Goolsby has been hired as assistant principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. She will be joining the school’s leadership team that includes new Principal Dr. Christopher Lineberry, as well as veteran Assistant Principal Sue Campbell.   Prior to joining Apache Junction Unified School District, Dr. Goolsby was the principal […]

Susan Doyle hired as director of human resources for Apache Junction school district

Susan M. Doyle has been hired as director of human resources for the Apache Junction Unified School District. Her first day is July 8 and she will be working at the AJUSD office, 1575 W. Southern Ave. “She will be responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to recruit, retain and maximize the potential of […]

Graduations held for Apache Junction schools

Graduations were recently held at the Apache Junction Unified School District’s high school, junior high school and elementary schools. The school district posted photos at facebook.com/ajusd43 and some of AJUSD Public Information Officer Sally Mark’s favorites are above.

Dr. Christopher Lineberry new Apache Junction High School principal

Dr. Christopher Lineberry is the new principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, for the 2019-20 school year.    Dr. Lineberry previously worked as principal at Stanfield Elementary School in Stanfield, Arizona; Florence Virtual Academy, a 6-12 in Florence Unified School District; Harmon Elementary School, a K-5 in JO Combs Unified School District; […]