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Payson losing beloved teachers

17 teachers have 278 years worth of experience

The Payson Unified School District board recognized 17 longtime teachers and staff at its meeting on May 23.

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PCCS celebrates student artists

Armed with a set of stickers with three colors — yellow, pink and green — parents, grandparents, students and teachers of Payson Community Christian School wandered past three different class groupings of art projects to vote on their favorite.

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Middle school students celebrate graduation

The class of 2020 received a spirited send off as they graduated from Rim Country Middle School Thursday afternoon.

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GCC offers general education classes in Summer of 2016

Gila Community College is now registering students for summertime English and Math classes, not to mention fall semester classes.

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Mart and Flores named Gila County Teachers of the Year

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell is happy to announce that Erika Flores of Globe and Kevin Mart of Young have been selected as the 2016 Gila County Teachers of the Year.

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OMG: Kids without cellphones!

Middle School concert a delight

To end its year, the Rim Country Middle School Choir held its own concert on May 16.

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Schools will get federal money

The Gila County Board of Supervisors last week approved distribution of $1.4 million in federal Forest Fee money to local school districts — including $350,000 for Payson.

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Shelby charter school recruiting students for upcoming year

The 2015-16 school year is barely drawing to a close and Shelby School is recruiting for the new year.

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Second-graders return to PES

For the first time in two years, all second-grade students will attend Payson Elementary School.

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Prop. 123 wins by a whisker

Proposition 123 won by a whisker, assuring Payson teachers of an average 4 percent raise after a seven-year pay freeze.

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Payson school enrollment rises

The enrollment for Payson schools is on the rise — but just barely.

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Report to the Regents

ASU said official ‘partner’ for scaled down Payson branch campus plan

Arizona State University has agreed to open a branch in Payson, with a planned first-year enrollment of 300 to 350, Rim Country Educational Foundation President Gary Cordell said during a presentation at the Payson Tea Party this week.

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Business club hosts famous author for its annual banquet

When Future Business Leaders of America advisor Bud Evans asked who had attended the Phoenix Comicon Convention, most of the students in the banquet room raised their hands.

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College will boost its tax rate

Gila Community College is set to increase the property tax rate on Gila County taxpayers, but there still is time to weigh in on the decision.

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Quinlan quits board

With a scant six months left in his school board term, Jim Quinlan announced his resignation at the May 9 board meeting.

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