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Local boy makes good, comes home to teach

Young Payson English teacher popular with his students

Lacey Tackett has to contend with her husband’s notoriety with young people all around Payson.

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Open House at Payson Elementary, Julia Randall schools

The new school year starts on Monday, Aug. 3 for all students at Payson Unified School District.

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Kindergarten teachers plead for smaller classes

Class sizes may exceed 30 without another teacher

Flanked by all but one of the Payson Elementary School kindergarten teachers, Jane Pond and Sylvia Sandoval on July 27 begged the Payson Unified School District board to add another kindergarten teacher to the staff.

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Arizona suffers low college graduation rate

Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.

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Changing the culture of PUSD

Last year, the Payson Unified School District board requested the culture of the district change after a tumultuous year.

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School board approves 2015-16 staff stipends

Staff with the Payson Unified School District will receive a one-time stipend during the 2015-16 school year.

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Tribe supports award-winning Payson FFA chapter

The Tonto Apache Tribe has donated $4,060 to the Payson FFA chapter, to help seven top agriculture students attend a national competition.

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County urges vaccines for all students

Extended hours at health department end July 24

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines.

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Gear Up returns to PUSD

The Gear Up program has returned to Payson Unified School District and former Rim Country Middle School physical education teacher Jackie Wallace will serve as the coordinator.

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Familiar face takes over RCMS

Jennifer White will head up Rim Country Middle School as its new principal starting the 2015-16 school year.

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Taking charge of your learning

With the 2015-2016 school year right around the corner, I want to welcome back all the PUSD students and challenge each of them to get the most out our schools so that they can continue to reach their potential.

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JRE principal says supporting teachers supports students

Linda Scoville, the new principal at Julia Randall Elementary, found her passion for education while juggling her time between single parenthood and a job to pay the bills.

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Registration for PHS and RCMS

Registration for Payson High School and Rim Country Middle School students is July 21 through July 24, with classes resuming Monday, Aug. 3.

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GCC offers allied health classes

Rim Country residents can get the basics for a new career in health care with classes this fall at Gila Community College.

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It’s all about the relationships for new PES principal

Gail Milton’s office at Payson Elementary School sports an inviting shade of lavender on the walls.