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Apache Junction High School students in Sheryl Anderson’s Government class will get hands-on experience on how the democratic process works by registering eligible citizens to vote Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Apache Junction Unified School District Office, 1575 W. South…

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Today’s global community challenges each of us to engage with people and cultures we might not fully understand. The more we travel, the more likely we are to connect local issues to global ones—and the more culturally aware we become in an increasingly interdependent world.

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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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The Apache Junction Unified School District Student of the Month for August are (L-R) Front Row: Annabell Mickelson, Jacob Adams, Alyssa Quill, Emilia Rhinehart, Daniel Espinoza, Nadine Owen, Logan Gonzalez, Helen Bricker . Back Row: Superintendent Dr. Krista Anderson, Governing Board Presid…

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The Introduction to Engineering students at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood in Apache Junction, are making the community a better place using cardboard, construction paper and a little ingenuity.

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In a press release dated Tuesday, September 10, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury has indicted the former superintendent of Apache Junction Unified School District for one charge of theft and three charges of misuse of public monies, all of which are felonies. …

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In her 13 years at the Apache Junction Unified School District Office (DO) Roxann Leavitt has maintained a calm, almost Zen-like demeanor while responding to inquiries about paychecks and health insurance benefits. However, a quick glance around the office she shares with fellow payroll and …

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In an effort to provide a safe and drug-free environment at our junior high and high school, AJUSD will be working jointly with the Pinal County K-9 Unit to pilot a new program to help deter drugs and drug use at our campuses.

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One of the best things about the school year getting underway is that a whole new set of kids in Apache Junction will be going through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. D.A.R.E. was established in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, and it was so popular that it …

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It was Aug. 28, 1989. Cher was crooning, “If I could turn back time,” the B52s were grooving to “Love Shack,” a gallon of gas cost 97 cents and Ronald Reagan was the Commander in Chief. On that special day in 1989, Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave., in Apache Junction ope…

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It was like Christmas in August when Caleb Smith, supervisor, and Delina Henrie, store manager of Bealls Outlet, 725 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction brought in a large box of supplies for students of Apache Junction Unified School District.

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Central Arizona College student, Tegan Homol, was recently named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She was one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Nearly 900 applications were received.

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Central Arizona College Governing Board Member Gladys Christensen has been chosen as the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2019 Pacific Regional Trustee Leadership Award recipient.

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Apache Junction High School’s new principal, Dr. Chris Lineberry, left a little something behind at his former school, Stanfield Elementary in Stanfield, AZ. He recently learned a program he implemented is the recipient of the American School Health Association’s Whole School, Whole Communit…

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In a unanimous vote with all members present, the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board approved the sale of the Gold Canyon Elementary School building, 5810 S. Alameda Road, to the current tenants, Gold Canyon Community Church. A deed restriction included in the agreement …

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When Central Arizona College students begin the fall semester on August 19, they will have access to 24/7 telemedicine and counseling/therapy services for themselves and up to four household dependents, including a spouse and/or children.

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Parents who foster positive, nurturing relationships with their baby, toddler or preschooler will help the healthy development of their child’s social-emotional skills that will serve the child later in life.

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At the July 23, 2019, Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting, Director of Finance Cindy Reichert presented the Board with an overview of the proposed 2019-20 Maintenance & Operation (M&O) budget. Members of the public can access the “Proposed Budget” document…

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Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at the following Walmart locations in the greater metro Phoenix area on Saturday, Aug. 3 (East Valley locations only shown here):

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Do you ever feel like your kids know more than you do about how to navigate around on Smart devices? We can’t monitor our children’s every move online, but Internet parental controls are an easy way for parents to make sure their kids stay safe while they’re streaming, gaming, scrolling or c…

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Head Start is a family centered school readiness program providing services nationally for 54 years. We provide ½ day classroom services Monday through Thursday for children ages 3-5 (not going into kindergarten) and full day for children services for children 18 months to 3 years. We also p…

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The Apache Junction High School Cheerleading team is looking for sponsors in hopes of replacing their worn out and stained uniforms. It has been four years since the team had new uniforms, and they will need to raise $2500 by early August for the girls to have the uniforms in time for the fi…

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As part of a regional consortium of community colleges and industry partners, Central Arizona College will receive $1.2 million in federal funding to develop industry-recognized apprenticeships in manufacturing. Pima Community College will lead the $4.23 million federal grant to develop Ariz…

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Introducing math and science to young children doesn’t have to be complicated. Parents and caregivers don’t have to wait until a child can solve written math problems or conduct complex science experiments. Activities such as finger painting, building blocks and baking are fun and interactiv…

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There is a new technology available to the school district of Imagine Prep High School and Middle School that allows parents to conveniently apply for free and reduced meal benefits for their children.

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At the July 9 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting, the Board approved Dr. Patricia Goolsby and Bill Hazell as assistant principals at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. They will be joining Principal Dr. Christopher Lineberry t…

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Prospector Days are fast approaching for students at Apache Junction High School! This is an opportunity for students to come in and deal with scheduling issues, pay fees and outstanding fines, buy parking passes, etc. Freshman Boot Camp (July 17) will also include a Q & A time for parents.

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Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested doctors start prescribing play for young children. “Play supports the formation of the safe, stable and nurturing relationships with all caregivers that children need to thrive,” the report said.

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Apache Junction Unified School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, Four Peaks Elementary School will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of Provision 2…

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Susan M. Doyle has been named Director of Human Resources for Apache Junction Unified School District. She will be responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to recruit, retain and maximize the potential of AJUSD employees, as well as developing short and long-range goals t…

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Central Arizona College will offer Student Success Workshops in a LIVE online webinar format during the months of July and August. These free informational sessions will focus on topics that are important to students and their families. They can be accessed from any computer or mobile device…

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Central Arizona College was recently named a 2019 Gold Circle of Excellence award winner by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for their entry, “Central Arizona College & Sundt Construction: Education at the Speed of Industry.”

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The Office of the Governor, Helios Education Foundation, Pima Community College Foundation, and the Arizona Community Foundation have jointly awarded a $1,350,000 grant to create the Arizona Center for Student Success at the ten community colleges in the state. This newly created center will…

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Dr. Chris Lineberry is an educator, author, professional speaker/trainer and an education advocate who has testified in AZ Senate hearings. His last school was selected as one of three schools nationally to be featured in a series of documentaries for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) tha…