Students, employee of the month honored at Apache Junction school district

The students and employee of the month for January were announced and honored at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board.

3 students honored by Apache Junction school board for accomplishments

The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board at a meeting Feb. 12 honored three students in the same family. “One thing we are doing now is to recognize more students for accomplishments,” Sally Marks, AJUSD’s public information officer, said in an e-mail. “Our board posed for a picture with Isabella Gurrieri (pink dress) who […]

Apache Junction JROTC cadet to receive $1,000 at assembly for leadership and commitment to service

Brady Williams, a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps student at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, is to receive a check for $1,000 at a ceremony 7:15-8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Salt River Project and the Better Business Bureau are honoring nine JROTC students in the Valley as part of the inaugural BBB […]

4th annual job expo Feb. 12 at Central Arizona College’s Maricopa Campus

The Fourth Annual Central Arizona College Job Fair is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive. Members from the community are encouraged to attend this event as well as alumni, current college students and high school seniors. according to a release. Job seekers should dress in business attire and […]

Mesa museum prepares for I Love Science Day

I Love Science Day will feature scientists and institutions from a range of STEM disciplines Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa. From 9-11 a.m., visitors will learn how airplanes fly and cars move, see how science helps agriculture, explore space and more, according to a release. “Get hands-on […]

SUITS program outfits 50 East Valley high school students

The East Valley Women’s League will outfit more than 50 East Valley high school students with suits, shirts, ties, belts and shoes as part of its SUITS program. SUITS stands for Setting Up Incredible Teens for Success. For the third straight year, EVWL has partnered with the Men’s Warehouse at Chandler Gateway Shops, 3400 W. […]

Dr. Wilson named interim EVIT superintendent pending investigation of others, board says

At a public meeting Jan. 17, the governing board for the East Valley Institute of Technology placed EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey and principals Craig Pearson and Mark Yockus on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. “In light of ongoing investigations and information that we have, the board feels this action is […]

2nd annual AJ Kids Idol Jan. 27 at Barleens Dinner Show

The second annual AJ Kids Idol is 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Barleens Dinner Show, 2275 Old West Highway in Apache Junction. AJ Kids Idol is a talent competition for kindergarten through senior high school students. The competition is divided between Kindergarten-sixth grades and seventh-12th grades, according to a release. Dinner is available at […]

Pinal County Community College Board seeks new member

The Pinal County Community College Board has a vacancy created due to the resignation of governing board member Jack Yarrington. The vacancy will be filled by appointment made by Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Broussard, according to a release. The successful candidate will be seated until Dec. 31, 2020. Any eligible resident within the Pinal […]

EVIT offers new laser operator skin care program for adults

Adult Education @ EVIT is enrolling students for a new laser operator certification program that starts Jan. 13. The class will prepare esthetics technicians to learn new skills and earn an industry certification to enhance their employability in spas, doctor’s offices, resorts and more, according to a release. “This is a wonderful opportunity for graduates […]