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Several tires slashed, cars keyed at Apache Junction High School prom  AZFamily

Dozens of students had their tires slashed and their cars damaged while they were trying to enjoy prom night at Schnepf Farms over the weekend.

Student facing charges after placing prank call of threat at Apache Junction High School  ABC15 Arizona

A lockdown was lifted and the all-clear was given at Apache Junction High School Friday afternoon following reports of a threat at the campus.

VIDEO: Aerial video of police situation at Apache Junction High School  AZFamily

Police and Maricopa County sheriff's deputies converged on Apache Junction High School in the East Valley at about 1:30 p.m. Friday. Aerial video from the ...

Apache Junction High School homecoming parade Sept. 22  Apache Junction Independent

Alumni will not be the only ones returning to Apache Junction High School for homecoming festivities. The Homecoming Parade, a long-standing tradition that ...

Apache Junction High School student arrested, refused to take off bandana  AZFamily

Apache Junction police arrested four students after one of them refused to take off a blue bandana.

4 Apache Junction High School students arrested in dress code battle  AZCentral

A battle over the dress code is brewing at Apache Junction High School after videos of a student disagreeing with police over his bandanna went viral.

VIDEO: Police questioning some Apache Junction HS situation after false call sparked lockdown, massive police response  AZFamily

One student is in custody and police are questions more than a dozen others after a false report resulted in a lockdown and massive police response at Apache ...

Cornelius Turner new Apache Junction High School head varsity boys basketball coach  Apache Junction Independent

Cornelius Turner is the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Apache Junction High School. Cornelius Turner. Coach Turner is a graduate of Dobson High ...

Apache Junction principal asked for students' arrest over bandanna, report says  AZCentral

An Apache Junction student wearing a bandanna and three other teens were arrested after a principal's request, according to a police report.

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

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Apache Junction Unified School District that its schools received C and D grades for academic growth; ...

Arizona High School Student Refused to Take Off Bandanna, So He And 3 Other Students Were Arrested Because Apparently, That Makes Sense  The Root

Police are shown arresting and escorting the 17-year-old student off of campus, all because he refused to take off a bandanna Screenshot: AZ Family.

Kids safe after shooting scare at Apache Junction HS KPNX

Students at Apache Junction High School were in lockdown for about an hour this afternoon after a caller falsely reported a shooting at the school. Students are ...

2019 Arizona Lecture Series to begin Jan. 7  Apache Junction Independent

Learn about the culture and history of Arizona at the weekly Arizona Lecture Series at the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Road at Apache Junction ...

AJHS Educator Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction  Apache Junction News

Da Un “Andie” Chung, an educator at Apache Junction High School in Apache Junction, AZ, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by ...

VIDEO: Reported shooting at high school deemed hoax  AZFamily

Police say no gunman or shooting victims were found on campus, but the student who called in the report is being detained.

Q-and-A with Apache Junction Unified School District board candidate Braden Biggs  Apache Junction Independent

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 ...

Prospector pride: Apache Junction football makes stark improvements under Vance Miller  Apache Junction Independent

Evolution has come quick for the Apache Junction High School football team.It wasn't that long ago that many considered the Prospectors to be an easy game ...

Apache Junction school district general election results  Apache Junction Independent

Four are running for two elected volunteer positions on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters live in ...

New Principal Confirmed for Apache Junction High School  Apache Junction News

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved Dr. Angela Chomokos as the new Apache ...

“Everywhere, People are the Same” – AJ Gold Canyon News  Apache Junction News

“You can make friends; it's not difficult here,” Valentina summarized her experience as a foreign exchange student attending Apache Junction High School.

Registration under way for Apache Junction Unified School District  Apache Junction Independent

Registration has begun for new and returning students who will be attending Apache Junction Unified School District during the 2018-19 school year.

Former Apache Junction Parks Director Bell dies  Apache Junction Independent

Former Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Bell – the city's only parks director until his retirement in 2016 – has died after an illness. He was 61.

Register Now for 2018-19 School Year  Apache Junction News

Registration is underway for new and returning students who will be attending Apache Junction Unified School District during the 2018-2019 school year.

Hiring Apache Junction High School principal to be considered at May 8 meeting  Apache Junction Independent

Hiring a new Apache Junction High School principal for the 2018-19 school year is to be discussed at a May 8 meeting.

Arizona high school student arrested for wearing a blue bandana in class  TheGrio

An Arizona teen was arrested last week after his teachers accused him of violating Apache Junction High School's dress code.

Meet the Candidates for the School Board  Apache Junction News

With all city positions decided in the primary election on August 28, the lone event remaining in the local race is between the four candidates vying for two open ...

Dr. Chomokos new Apache Junction High School principal  Apache Junction Independent

Dr. Angela Chomokos has been hired to be Apache Junction High School's principal for the 2018-19 school year.

Apache Junction High School graduation May 23  Apache Junction Independent

Apache Junction High School graduation is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Davis Field at the high school, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive.

Apache Junction Unified School District going back to five-day academic calendar; high school students staged protest  Apache Junction Independent

[Update 2: An Apache Junction resident, apparently a student from Apache Junction High School, has started an online petition to ask the Apache Junction ...

Looking ahead in Apache Junction  Apache Junction News

Another year has come and gone, and 2019 is sure to bring even more development and good news to Apache Junction. Having completed my first term as ...

City of Apache Junction Fourth of July Celebration  Apache Junction News

Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation for our annual Fourth of July Celebration. All festivities take place on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. We will be kicking off ...

AJHS Names New Basketball Coaches  Apache Junction News

Apache Junction High School announced its new basketball head coaches for the 2018-19 season. Cornelius Turner was named as the head varsity boys ...

Youth Matter Summer Session June 16 at Apache Junction High School  Apache Junction Independent

It's hard to believe this school year is almost over. Just a year ago members of the Apache Junction Wellness Partnership came together to address the potential ...

17 AJ Unified School District Retirees Recognized  Apache Junction News

2017/18 has been a year of change at Apache Junction Unified School District. 2018/19 promises to continue the trend. But as the saying goes, “The only ...

Paper of record: The stories that defined Apache Junction, Gold Canyon in 2018  Apache Junction Independent

In 2018 the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent covered the ins and outs of the city of Apache Junction and the unincorporated Pinal County community ...

OPINION: Apache Junction High School Principal Larry LaPrise ‘a true inspiration’  Apache Junction Independent

It has been brought to my attention that Apache Junction High School Principal Larry LaPrise is not coming back next year. In multiple confirmations it is my ...

47 resignations to be considered at April 24 Apache Junction school board meeting  Apache Junction Independent

The resignations of 47 people as employees from Apache Junction Unified School District are to be considered at the governing board's April 24 meeting.

BREAKING NEWS VIDEO: Police Situation prompts locks down, street closures at Apache Junctino HIgh School  AZFamily

A police situation prompted a lock down of Apache Junction High School in the East Valley Friday afternoon.

Apache Junction coach resigns, denies having inappropriate relationship with student  AZCentral

Apache Junction coach Richard Milligan was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy, whom Milligan said he viewed as a son.

Showtune Productions schedule for Apache Junction High School PAC  Apache Junction Independent

Showtune Productions has five performances planned in 2018 at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S.

13-year-old arrested for threats against Queen Creek school  AZFamily

Pinal County authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested for making threats against a school.

School's out on Fridays as Apache Junction students adjust to 4-day school week

APACHE JUNCTION – One year after a southeast Valley school district switched to a four-day school week, some parents and students still grapple with longer ...

Arizona HS football team dedicating week to player killed in car accident  USA TODAY High School Sports

A day after Apache Junction's biggest football win of the year, a 53-52 thriller over Glendale that put it in position to clinch a 4A playoff berth in the final week of ...

Lights, Camera, Action in Apache Junction  Apache Junction News

It was oppressively hot sitting in the Apache Junction High School parking lot at mid-day, but Cristi Harris was full of *fresh* excitement. She is one of several ...

AJPD Responds to Hostage Situation  Apache Junction News

Last Saturday night, Apache Junction Police made an arrest after receiving a 911 call for a hostage situation. In a release to the public, AJPD Spokesman Officer ...

Fatal Car Accident on Apache Trail  Apache Junction News

An Apache Junction teen was killed Saturday, Oct. 20 when a car he was riding in veered off of State Route 88 and rolled down an embankment. The driver of ...

Fireworks, volleyball, swimming highlight AJ Fourth of July  Apache Junction Independent

A variety of events are planned Wednesday, July 4, in Apache Junction, capped off by fireworks at 8:30 p.m..

Music Student and Composer Scores Scholarship  Apache Junction News

Apache Junction High School student Matthew Swigert knows how to score. The high school senior recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Rhythm in ...

All-American Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11  Apache Junction News

The community is invited to come and enjoy a colorful and patriotic display honoring our country's veterans and active duty military in downtown Apache ...

AJPD Makes 44 Drug/Criminal Arrests  Apache Junction News

During the last several months, August through December 2018, the Apache Junction Police Department's (AJPD) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and ...

Stephanie Ann Tomb  coppercountrynews

Stephanie Ann Tomb passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2019 in Mesa, Ariz. at the age of 49. She is survived by her mother Mary Salcido of Globe, Ariz. and her ...

Chandler PD: False report of active shooter at JCPenney near Gilbert and Germann  KGUN

CHANDLER, AZ — Officers are investigating after a false report of an active shooter was made at the JCPenney store near Gilbert and Germann roads.

Fatal Crash Near Gold Canyon – AJ Gold Canyon  Apache Junction News

The driver of a pickup truck that hit a propane truck on Monday, March 4 on US 60 near Gold Canyon has died of his injuries. At about 9:00 a.m., Superstition Fire ...

East Mesa Boy Scout troop has 9 new Eagles  East Valley Tribune

For the second time this year, an East Mesa Boy Scout Troop has seen a large group of their members earn eagle rank.

City Holiday Program and Light Parade  Apache Junction News

The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation will be hosting its popular annual Holiday Program & Light Parade on Saturday, December 1st. The event will ...

EVIT opens 3rd campus, in Apache Junction  Arizona Republic

Apache Junction High School has become the third campus of the East Valley Institute of Technology, with nearly 500 students taking classes in subjects ...

AJHS Leo Club Dedicates Legacy Project  Apache Junction News

The Apache Junction High School Leo Club dedicated their Legacy Project at the Apache Junction Learning Center (TLC) on Thursday, April 19. The students ...

CCJH Principal to Receive AZ Music Educators Association Outstanding Admin Award  Apache Junction News

Cactus Canyon Junior High Principal, Courtney Castelhano will receive the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) Outstanding Administrator Award at ...

AJHS Cheer Wins Regionals  Apache Junction News

Lady Prospectors take their dance, tumbling, stunt skills to JAMZ National competition in Las Vegas, February 23 & 24. By Dana Trumbull. Apache Junction High ...

This week in Apache Junction Sports  Apache Junction Independent

Apache Junction High School boys basketball is playing in the Fear The Hop Tournament at Mesa High School. The first two games of the Tournament were ...

AJHS Cadets Enter Brain Brawl  Apache Junction News

These are just a few of the sample questions for the annual Navy Junior ROTC Brain Brawl. Sometimes described as “Jeopardy on steroids,” Brain Brawl is an ...

Where to see 2018 Fourth of July fireworks around Phoenix: 20 shows not to miss  ABC15 Arizona

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and that means fireworks will soon light up the night skies followed by "oohs" and "ahhs" from kids and adults alike.

LIST: Phoenix metro area July 4th events and fireworks for 2018  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Check out Independence Day celebrations in the Phoenix-metro area.

Fireworks and fun July 4 in Apache Junction  Apache Junction Independent

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is holding its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The event kicks off with the annual Fourth ...

Members of AJ Church in Wreck  Apache Junction News

A collision with a wrong-way driver on I-40 outside of Holbrook last weekend has left 2 dead and 5 injured. A van carrying members of New Season Christian ...

Score FREE trees that can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler, and cut down the energy bill!  ABC15 Arizona

Did you know that you can plant savings with shade trees? A member of the Salt River Project told us that a fully-grown tree can help reduce the annual energy ...

Businesses that have recently opened, are coming soon, relocating or expanding  Apache Junction Independent

The below list and above map are from pages 16-17 of the February 2018 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent (see the full issue at ...

Arizona lawmakers tied to district, charter schools bring home few A's

Sen. Sylvia Allen was called out last week when a school she helped found earned an F, but six other lawmakers also have roles in Arizona schools.

Some Arizona parents and students grow weary of school closures  AZCentral

Arizona teachers walked out for a fourth day Tuesday as part of the #RedForEd movement, and plan to remain out Wednesday.

Tucson veteran uses Army education benefits to attain civilian success  DVIDS

PHOENIX – During the warm summer of 1998, life was at an impasse for Travis Morrow. He had just used up the available scholarship he had for college and ...

Records: Man accused of DUI after I-17 wrong-way crash had suspended license  AZCentral

Records show deputies found Steven Jones in the driver's seat trying to turn on his car after the wrong-way crash just south of New River on Aug. 15.

Some Arizona schools have lead in drinking water  AZFamily

At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water above federal guidelines, according to early results of a new statewide testing program.

Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.

Top 10 mascots in Arizona high school sports

The Sultans, the Monsoon, the ... Frogs? A look at the most creative and inspired nicknames across Arizona high school sports.

JOBS: 8 places looking for workers in the Valley  ABC15 Arizona

Are you looking for work? There are several places now hiring and looking to add quality workers! 1. Tri-City Cardiology. Looking for a career in the medical field ...

23 places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in metro Phoenix  AZCentral

Do you still need Fourth of July plans? Looking for a fireworks show near you? We've got you covered. Here are 23 places to watch fireworks in the Valley this ...

Arizona schools announce Wednesday closures  AZCentral

Arizona is in for a fifth day of teacher #RedForEd walkouts and school closures Wednesday.

Memorial Day weekend 2018 events in Phoenix, around Arizona  AZCentral

For some, Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer, but the true purpose of the day is to honor those who died in military *service* to the country.

Videos, photos: New Fry’s Marketplace opens in Apache Junction  Apache Junction Independent

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Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...

Community Pays it Forward to founder of drum and bugle corps  AZFamily

They don't miss a beat in the sweltering heat. The Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps spends the hot afternoons rehearsing at Apache Junction High ...

Did NASA, University of Arizona camera spot a Muppet on Mars?  AZCentral

A University of Arizona camera orbiting Mars captures a photo of the surface feature that some say looks like Beaker, one of the Muppets.

Therapy dogs make school easier for disabled Arizona kids

A check with Valley school officials shows that at least 11 districts or charter schools have therapy or *service* dogs on school campuses this school year.

Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Phoenix area

Celebrate the Fourth of July and our nation's independence with fireworks, food, music and patriotic remembrances across the Valley.

Graduation: Mesa student takes early leap to join Class of 2013  East Valley Tribune

Graduation is just days away. Then, they'll be moving on to the next phases of their life. For many, it's not a day too soon. But for one Mesa student, Thursday's ...

2017 Fourth of July Festivals in Phoenix: 25 firework shows to see around the Valley  ABC15 Arizona

Happy Birthday, America! While some will fire up the grill with burgers and hot dogs and line the table with potato salad, baked beans and a *fresh* salad, others ...

Rep. Doug Coleman, R-Apache Junction  Arizona Capitol Times

Name: Doug Coleman. Chamber: House of Representatives. Party: Republican. Profession: Retired business teacher at Apache Junction High School.

Former Arizona High School Students Who Failed AIMS Getting Retroactive Diplomas  KJZZ

A high-school diploma opens doors to college and higher paying jobs. But as many as 5000 students in Arizona may have missed getting a diploma over the ...

Arizona Obituaries 2018: John McCain, Ed Pastor, Kate Spade  Phoenix New Times

These are among the Arizonans we lost in 2018. They weren't all stellar individuals, but in ways large and small, their lives or their deaths had an impact on us ...

Mesa high-school graduation ceremonies

Congratulations, Class of 2014! Here's a look at Mesa and Apache Junction high-school graduation ceremonies, including speakers and top graduates.

Democratic candidates for Arizona schools chief agree on issues, diverge on background  AZCentral

The two Democratic candidates for state superintendent of public instruction played up the differences in their education backgrounds at a Thursday night ...

Budget passes as #RedForEd teachers gather for 6th walkout day  AZCentral

Arizona educators and #RedForEd supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday for a sixth day of teacher walkouts. It is likely the last day of walkouts ...

Day 5 bleeds into Day 6 of teachers' #RedForEd walkout; budget passes  AZCentral

The Arizona Legislature is meeting to try to pass a budget plan in the midst of teacher protests outside of their buildings. The debate started Wednesday evening ...

Counterprotesters call #RedForEd supporters greedy, accuse teachers of being 'terrorists'  AZCentral

PurpleForParents leader Dusti Martin calls teachers who have walked out "terrorists that are holding our children hostage."

The County Line: 2018 Spring Edition  Sports360AZ

The County Line. Welcome back to The County Line, my blog on news and notes surrounding the athletic programs we cover at It's been ...

Diane Douglas is finished leading Arizona's schools. These are 6 things she learned  AZCentral

Diane Douglas once told herself, after two stints on the board of the Peoria Unified School District, that she would never seek elected office again. She didn't ...

LIST: Phoenix metro area July 4th events and fireworks for 2017  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Check out Independence Day celebrations in the Phoenix-metro area, taking place from July 1st through the 4th.

Elaine Herzberg Killed by Self-Driving Uber: 5 Fast Facts

Elaine Herzberg from Arizona was killed by a self-driving Uber. Learn more about what happened.

40 fun things for kids and families to do in July, many free

July swimming, concerts and movies — many of the them free — for families in metro Phoenix.

What Gov. Ducey's budget proposal adds in Arizona education spending  AZCentral

Gov. Doug Ducey's budget proposal includes hundreds of millions in new spending for for K-12 and higher education initiatives.

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