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Members of the P-S Builders Club are President Cole Egnew, Vice President Josh O’Connor, Faculty Co-Sponsor Dawn Potter, Sumer Aguon, Linda Lombardi and Bailee Taylor.

Members of the P-S Builders Club are President Cole Egnew, Vice President Josh O’Connor, Faculty Co-Sponsor Dawn Potter, Sumer Aguon, Linda Lombardi and Bailee Taylor.

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JRE student council earns money for flag

Julia Randall Elementary student council members earned enough money selling Smencils (scented pencils and pens) that they had a United States flag painted on the school’s sidewalk. Students of all grade levels will use the flag for educational purposes. Homer Sanders painted the flag.

Student council members also thought it would be a good idea to have signs painted in the school so visitors know where to find the library, computer room and PE room. Sanders will also be painting those signs. Student council teachers are Shawnee Bauer and Julie Eckhardt.

Pine-Strawberry student council awards

Members of the Pine-Strawberry student council participated in the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Council State Competition May 5 and took home several top awards.

The council earned the highest award of Master Council and took first places in the scrapbook, minute book, banner, digital presentation and roll call categories. Only 16 councils of 250 represented received the Master Council designation.

P-S Principal/Superintendent Michael Clark earned Administrator of the Year from the association for his support of the program and Adam Jergens, P-S student council president, was selected by the State Board of Directors to open the state convention.

Penny collection

The Pine-Strawberry School Builders Club, sponsored by the Zane Grey Country Kiwanis of Payson, took first place honors for collecting more pennies than any other builders club in Gila County. Members of the club organized a penny collection drive for the copper dome at the state Capitol. For their efforts, the club was declared the Blue Ribbon Centennial School Ambassador for the county.

P-S School preschool program

Pine-Strawberry School preschool program is an early intervention program serving children ages 3-5 years of age. Children are screened in five areas of development using a norm referenced, standardized instrument. The preschool staff includes a certified teacher and a certified paraprofessional (aide). Children attend class four mornings a week for three hours. Tuition is charged for children who do not meet the criteria for special education as a child with a developmental delay, based on screening and evaluation. We are now excepting new students! Parents, please call concerning enrollment and screening, (928) 476-3283.

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