$11.9K student council trip to Disney leadership program OK’d

Forty to 45 Apache Junction High School student council members and two adults will be taking a leadership legacy field trip Nov. 15-17 to Disneyland in California. The AJUSD Governing Board on Aug. 13 in a consent agenda approved the field trip, which is to cost $11,928.48. Transportation by bus is to cost $3,120, meals […]

Bill Hazell is the new Apache Junction High School assistant principal

Bill Hazell has been named assistant principal at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. Mr. Hazell joins Dr. Chris Lineberry, principal, and Dr. Pat Goolsby, assistant principal, to complete the new high school leadership team, according to a press release. Before joining Apache Junction Unified School District, Mr. Hazell served as assistant principal […]

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 […]

Airman Josue E. Padilla graduates from USAF basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Josue E. Padilla, the son of Tammie and Jose Padilla of Apache Junction, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

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; […]

Apache Junction senior earns scholarship from ASU

Apache Junction High School senior Lucia Ann Kimble is basking in Sun Devil glory after learning she will receive the Dean’s Award Scholarship from Arizona State University. The $24,000 scholarship is $6,000 a year for four years if she maintains a 3.0 grade point average, according to a press release. Miss Kimble was selected for […]

Apache Junction High School security officer steers students to success

Sam Valencia is a driving force at Apache Junction High School. He is a full time security officer who can be seen rolling through the campus on a golf cart checking on potential threats and problems. While criminals may be intimidated by his presence, the students greet him with a smile and friendly wave, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]