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The only thing worse than missing the bus is when the bus never shows up. This is especially sad for students in grades 7-12 who want to participate in after-school activities such as sports, clubs and extra tutoring assistance, but do not have transportation to get home from these after-sch…

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Fifth grade students at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction, wrapped up 2019 sharing their Gifted Projects with Robyn Gonzales, educational services curriculum manager.

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The Anchor Club, parent organization for the Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, will host the 22nd Annual Navy JROTC Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache J…

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The public is invited to see how the cadets at Apache Junction High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) measure up at its Annual Military Inspection on Thursday, Jan. 16.

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Central Arizona College recognized nineteen radiologic technology students during a pinning ceremony at its Superstition Mountain Campus on Sat., December 14. This special ceremony signifies the completion of an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

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Apache Junction Unified School District is seeking sponsors for their second annual Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year celebration. Three veteran teachers and one teacher in his or her first year of teaching will be recognized at a special celebration May 4, 2020.

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Five cadets from Apache Junction High School’s Navy JROTC Program were recently selected to attend an Armed Forces Officers Day Luncheon at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch.

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First Things First recently launched a new resource page designed to get parents reading and talking with their child at an early age.

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Give the ultimate gift of cultural understanding by hosting a foreign exchange student this upcoming year! ASSE International Student Exchange, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from over 30 countries: Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Po…

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Central Arizona College has been selected as a 2020 Workforce Development category finalist for the highly coveted Bellwether Award.

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For anyone who’s ever seen a baby, toddler or preschooler open a gift and then toss aside the shiny new toy to instead play with the box, the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may know what’s best for them.

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Sixth grade students at Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction, combined science, history and social studies when they learned about trade routes of the Silk Road and created mini catapults.

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The sixth grade students at Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction recently studied ancient Egypt. In addition to traditional instruction about the building of the pyramids, geography and commerce, the students had the opportunity to mummify apples and create a r…

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Members from the Arizona Humane Society and Phoenix Zoo recently visited Caerensa Klauss’ fifth grade classroom at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction.

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Five cadets from Apache Junction High School’s Navy JROTC Program were recently selected to attend an Armed Forces Officers Day Luncheon at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch.

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The nation’s top scholastic yearbooks were recognized Dec. 19 by the National Scholastic Press Association, and the 2019 Cactus Canyon yearbook has been named one of 12 finalists in the middle school/high school division.

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Apache Junction Unified School District is seeking sponsors for their second annual Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year celebration. Three veteran teachers and one teacher in his or her first year of teaching will be recognized at a special celebration May 4, 2020 in the Perfo…

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Dia Granillo proved the power of the pen (or keyboard) in a grand way when she recently captured first place against middle school journalism students from across the nation for her story “Dealing with Unimaginable Grief.”

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On November 13 and 14, students from the Apache Junction High School Navy JROTC program spent two days cleaning up the yard for a pair of long time Apache Junction community members. Due to age and health problems, the Dudley and Myra Lewis have been unable to maintain their 1 ½ acre propert…

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Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has partnered with the United Food Bank and will provide a Mobile School Market at the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria, 2525 S. Ironwood Road in Apache Junction.

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Julia Reed just took over as principal of Imagine Prep Superstition this year, but she’s no stranger to the system – or the kids. She has worked at IP Superstition for eight years and still looks forward to coming in everyday. “When you get up, and you’re tired, and you drag out of bed; but,…

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On November 16, 2019, AJ Mounted Rangers Peter Heck, Lori Zeman and Renee Shutts met with Natalie Clement, principal at Peralta Trail Elementary, and presented her a check for $1500.00 for curb and woodchips for the new special needs park. It looked so beautiful. Earlier in the day, the park…

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Second grade students in Ginger Bailey’s class and third graders in Mike Brown’s classroom at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction, worked with professional artist, Mary Stokrocki, to create shadow puppets as part of the Leland Wilson School Art Project: A…

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Central Arizona College’s Business Division Management Certificate qualifies for the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) National Retail Management credential. The WAFC recently announced that 3,000 graduates have received this credential, showing the commitment of the food industry to…

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Central Arizona College inducted 41 students into Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the largest international honor society of two-year colleges, during a special induction and honors recognition ceremony. Students being inducted to PTK have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher.

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Apache Junction Unified School District will not receive either Bond or Override funds in the near future. The results of the all mail-in ballot, with 11,554 voters responding on Proposition 432 (bond), showed 54.98% voting no. With 10,982 voters casting ballots on Proposition 433 (override)…

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Students in three classrooms (and grade levels) at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction had a bone to pick with each other, but the “joint” project was a cooperative learning experience about anatomy, not a quarrel.

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AVID may be an acronym for the student program “Advancement Via Individual Determination,“ but a recent AVID training session held at the Multi-Generational Center in Apache Junction was a collaboration of 50 students, two counties, three schools, a city agency, local business and community …

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Chad Cantrell, principal at Cactus Canyon Jr. High, 801 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, was recently recognized by Kathy Hoffman, superintendent of public instruction for the state of Arizona, during National Principals Month in October.

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The Central Arizona College (CAC) chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) has more than 270 student members this fall. The group has been engaged in various activities and will be sponsoring a national broadcast event in early November.

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On Friday, October 18, The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) presented the 2019 ACCT Association Awards during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in San Francisco, California. The awards recognize contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the nee…

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The Apache Junction High School Marching Band literally “beat” the competition and captured first place at the Arizona Marching Band Association (AZMBA) “Rock the Ridge” competition, Class 1A Division at Mountain Ridge School in Glendale on Oct. 12th.

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Project HELP, 195 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction (located in the Pinal County complex) will soon be accepting holiday donations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Thanksgiving donations will be accepted Nov. 1 through Nov. 22, and Christmas donations will be accepted…