Apache Junction educator Andie Chung receives Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Andie Chung, an educator at Apache Junction High School, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars. A role model to pupils, she was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession, according to a release. Each year student […]

AJ Rangers donate funds for Apache Junction team meals

The AJ Rangers donated $500 to go towards the Apache Junction High School for the Touchdown Club to feed hungry football players and coaches before the football games. A check was presented to head coach, Vance Miller by AJ Mounted Rangers Mike Hellberg and Paul Roe.

Apache Junction High School homecoming parade Sept. 22

Alumni will not be the only ones returning to Apache Junction High School for homecoming festivities. The homecoming parade, a long-standing tradition that was phased out more than a decade ago, will march again 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The parade route will take place on an off-street course through the AJHS site, 2525 S. […]

Cornelius Turner new Apache Junction High School head varsity boys basketball coach

Cornelius Turner is the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Apache Junction High School. Coach Turner is a graduate of Dobson High School in Mesa and of Tuskegee University where he played collegiate basketball from 1998 to 2000. Prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Tuskegee, Coach Turner played basketball at Scottsdale […]

Sam Valencia new Apache Junction High School head varsity girls basketball coach

Sam Valenica is the new head varsity girls basketball coach at Apache Junction High School. Coach Valencia has been involved with coaching basketball at the high school level for the last 10 years. He is also the head JV girls volleyball coach. “Coach Valencia’s coaching philosophy centers around a well-rounded athlete,” Sally Marks, public information […]

Student declining to remove bandana escorted by police from Apache Junction High School

Apache Junction Police Department officers escorted a teenager from Apache Junction High School Aug. 10 after he allegedly refused to remove a bandana from his head, according to a youtube video and a letter from the district. The video can be seen by searching for “Apache Junction High School” at youtube.com with a filter of […]

Apache Junction public safety workers prepare for an active shooter

Apache Junction law enforcement and fire/medical personnel train constantly to prepare for an active shooter. There’s no such thing as being over-prepared, so the Apache Junction Police Department officers and Superstition Fire and Medical District paramedics trained in June doing active shooter exercise drills at Apache Junction High School, according to a press release. “This […]

Apache Junction High School history teacher McDaniel receives national educator award

Instead of merely teaching history, Alec McDaniel is making some history of his own. The Apache Junction High School teacher was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars. Mr. McDaniel was nominated by a student for showing outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the […]

Elks Lodge No. 2349 presents scholarships to high school students

Apache Junction Elks President/Exalted Ruler Heather McClellan, left, presents $5,000 scholarships to Claire Hoffman and Jade Orrantia and $1,200 scholarships to Catlin Richards and Reid Machajewski at the annual Apache Junction High School Scholarship Night. Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349 awarded more than $15,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. The Elks Lodge […]

Running, walking series benefits Apache Junction High athletics

Join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School Athletics for the pilot program — I Run For Prospector Football. The Prospector Football program will host the last event in the spring downtown running series on Saturday, May 5 featuring the run/walk at Flatiron Park located 100 N. Apache Trail, according to a […]