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 […]

Superstition Mountain Astronomical League adds new dates for ‘star parties’

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has added three make-up dates and changed one day for its star parties. Each year, members of the group of amateur astronomers in the Gold Canyon/Apache Junction area conduct a series of open-house public astronomical observing sessions and demonstrations, commonly called “star parties,” according to a release. The events are […]

Gold Canyon students mix fun, learning at egg-drop challenge

Students scrambled across the campus on Aug. 24 during STEAM Night at Peralta Trail Elementary School, 10965 E. Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, with one question in mind, “Did it crack?” Dozens of eggs packaged in a variety of ways were tossed from the bucket of a 50-foot crane. Students were tasked with designing a […]

Astronomical league releases dates of ‘star parties’

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has announced its schedule of “star parties” to provide the public an opportunity to see the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, galaxies and other astronomical phenomena using sophisticated telescopes. The league is made up of amateur astronomers in the Gold Canyon/Apache Junction area. Each year, members of the league conduct a […]