East Valley Soroptimist group offers 2 education awards for women

East Valley women pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award. Presented through Soroptimist International of the East Valley, the Live Your Dream Award provides financial assistance to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources […]

Arizona education department gives Cs and Ds grades for Apache Junction schools

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Apache Junction Unified School District that its schools received C and D grades for academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; and other measurements. AJUSD schools grades are: D, Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. D, Desert Vista Elementary School, […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction Unified School District board candidate Gilbert Cancio

Four area residents are running for two seats on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Gilbert K. Cancio Age: 67 Education: Master of arts in […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction Unified School District board candidate Dena Kimble

Four area residents are running for two seats on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Dena Kimble Age: 53 Education: Graduate of Interior Design School […]

East Valley Institute of Technology offers hands-on approach; big-rig trucks donated

Queen Creek resident Tim Bartlemay, 18, is learning how to troubleshoot vehicle engines at East Valley Institute of Technology’s diesel-technologies program and plans to have a career in the railroad industry. “Right now we’re working on taking apart the engines and putting them back together, just learning what parts go where, what certain parts are […]

East Valley Institute of Technology Governing Board election Nov. 6

Registered voters who live in the wards of 1, 3, 5, 7 (including east Mesa, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon) or 9 (including Queen Creek) in East Valley Institute of Technology’s district will select a member to the board of directors at the Nov. 6 general election. Members elected to the EVIT Governing Board represent […]

Maynard: Virtual learning the way of the future

While some may be skeptical of online schooling, I have seen first-hand the difference it can make in student success both as a former online student and now an online teacher. I have been a teacher for more than 12 years in Arizona. For the past two years, I have been working as a high […]

Future diesel mechanics, big-rig drivers at East Valley Institute of Technology

After the official donation of five commercial big-rig International trucks from Navistar to the diesel technologies program at East Valley Institute of Technology, five students were given keys and they started up the vehicles. EVIT is for high-school-aged students at 10 school districts, including Apache Junction, J.O. Combs and Queen Creek, and is also open […]

Moreland: Vote in Braden Biggs, Gilbert Cancio or continue letting AJUSD go downhill

Dear Apache Junction Unified School District voters: I think we need to see the back story to see who to vote for in November. When we had a survey during the 2017-18 school year and +90 percent teachers and +65 percent parents voted to continue with the four-day non-year-round calendar, all these board members except […]

Students encouraged to create civics-related documentaries for video competition

Mediacom and C-SPAN announce the start of this year’s annual student documentary competition and encourage middle school and high school students to participate in the video documentary competition known as “StudentCam.” Students are asked to create a short video documentary and submit it online between Nov. 1, 2018, and Jan. 20, 2019, according to a […]