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 […]

AJUSD to host free breakfasts, lunches for children over summer

The Apache Junction Unified School District will partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture this summer to offer free breakfasts and lunches to children age 18 and younger at three locations in Apache Junction. Those three locations include Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave.; Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road; […]

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 […]

$36,000 field trip approved for 19 Apache Junction students to travel to D.C.

Nineteen seventh and eighth grade Cactus Canyon Junior High School students, two parents and two teachers will be traveling to Washington, D.C. June 11-14 for a field trip with EF Explore America. The trip was approved March 26 as part of a consent agenda in a unanimous vote by the Apache Junction Unified School District […]

Cactus Canyon Junior High students to attend journalism convention in California

Five Cactus Canyon Junior High School students who work on the yearbook and two chaperones can travel by plane to the April 25-27 Spring National Journalism Convention at the Anaheim, California, Hilton, the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board decided recently. “The convention offers practical learning sessions that build on the skills they’ve learned […]

4 juveniles arrested in connection with criminal damage at Apache Junction pool, junior high school

Four juveniles were arrested and booked into Pinal County Juvenile Detention in Florence on multiple counts of burglary, aggravated criminal damage, theft of means of transportation and criminal trespass, according to the Apache Junction Police Department. The arrests were as the result of an investigation conducted by AJPD officers and detectives into criminal damage at […]

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 […]

Cactus Canyon Junior High School media students earn recognition at state convention

They almost left early because they didn’t expect to win anything, but if they’d gotten on the bus, they would have missed out on winning nine awards against high school competition. Cactus Canyon Junior High School students in Journalism 2 and Yearbook went to the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association state convention at Arizona State University […]