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 […]

Digos: Chelsea Connolly for Apache Junction school board

My family and I have been residents of Apache Junction for nearly 18 years. Our children have all been through the AJ school system; five have graduated from Apache Junction High School and we have two more who are currently students. I would like to express my support for Chelsea Connolly for the Apache Junction […]

Rutherford: Chelsea Connolly would be wonderful addition to school board

I am excited to have this opportunity to be able to tell the residents of Apache Junction why Chelsea Connolly is the best choice for our school board. Chelsea is a hometown girl, she is proud to call AJ her home. Chelsea is an AJ graduate, owns her own business in Apache Junction and will […]

Brossman: Braden Biggs has my full support for AJUSD board

Leadership, transparency, involvement and trustworthiness are just four of many reasons why I will strongly advocate for and cast my vote for Braden Biggs during this election. If you have children in this district or have been or currently are an educator in Apache Junction Unified School District, you know that a lot of what […]

Serdy: Vote Chelsea Connolly for AJUSD school board

I am a life-long Apache Junction resident. My earliest memories range from playing in the grass at the little league field, to spending the day at open gym with parks and recreation. Growing up, participating in these city activities and events such as Lost Dutchman Days was instrumental in making me who I am today; […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers essay contest winners can learn horsemanship

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are looking for five children in fourth-12th grades who are interested in horsemanship. The youngsters will be provided with weekly lessons for three months. All lessons will be funded by the AJ Mounted Rangers, according to a release. Those interested need to live within the Apache Junction Unified School District. […]

Thurnbeck: Chelsea Connolly for school board

I have been reading and following the candidates for the upcoming election for Apache Junction Unified School District board of education. For the past few years I have been concerned about the direction of our district.  I have lived and own a home in Apache Junction for over 35 years.  My three children grew up […]

Nine: Chelsea Connolly right for Apache Junction school board

I’m Gary Nine, retired teacher and administrator, having spent 20 of my 34 years in education as principal and assistant superintendent at AJUSD. I fully retired in June 2013 and have chosen, until this time, to remain quiet with regard to all educational matters. In the interest of transparency, I must disclose that Jodi Ehrlich, […]

Collins: 2 school board candidates stand out, Braden Biggs, Gilbert Cancio

I’ve been watching the city and school district races fairly close and have to say I’ve been both impressed and disappointed in some of the candidates running this year. Congratulations to those who were seated on the city council and to the young man who ran but did not get elected this go around. I […]

Sloan: I will be voting for Gilbert Cancio, Braden Biggs

Last April, I addressed the school board during the call to the public. I had made up my mind that I was not going to sign my contract and I wanted them to know why. I told them I would spend my time educating my community on how to take back our school district. That […]