Payson High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) returned from the Arizona FBLA State Leadership Conference with 11 trophies.
On the parking lot pavement, two ribbons of black silently sat waiting to tell their story.
An end-of-the-year Academic Awards Ceremony at Payson High School featured many talented and determined individuals, including many foreign exchange students.
First the state Legislature slashed its budget and now the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has gutted the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) nursing and fire science programs for Payson High School students.
The Payson School Board Monday adopted a plaintive legislative wish list that included the bold proposition that Arizona should strive to be, well, average.
The Payson School Board on Monday wrestled with the muddled, intermittently controversial, improvisational effort to satisfy the state’s demand for career classes without disrupting the schedule.
Most tapped their toes, while others had trepidation etched on their brows, but all had smiles on their faces after the last note of each song died out.
With its budget still in limbo, the Payson School Board this week grappled with sweeping changes in focus as it issued contracts that included a surge in positions on the administrative schedule.
During her initial visit to the Payson Elementary School (PES) in January, what Brenda Case saw in the kindergarten classes drives her to tears today.
Retiring Payson Unified School District Director of Special Services Barbara Fitzgerald took her leave after seven years in Payson on Monday with a heartfelt address to the school board that drew a prolonged standing ovation from the audience.
“Right now there are about fifty families in the Rim Country that are homeschooling,” said Homeschool Support Group Lead Coordinator Kim Ballam, a position she shares with with Meg Smith. Ballam and several other homeschooling moms meet every other Friday during the school months at Mountain Bible Church to discuss mentoring those interested in homeschooling and providing quality playtime.
I set out to get a quick shot of Rim Country Middle School Resource Officer Michael Hansen impressing students with his bullet-proof vest and air of authority — but these days you never know what you’ll find when you actually get inside a classroom.
The Payson School Board Monday night approved a passel of new administrative contracts as well as 128 teacher contracts that will mark the first time in three years the district has avoided teacher layoffs.
Some of the special needs students at Payson High School recently put on a play about the Musicians of Bremen Town, ranchers who no longer need these animals and are going to get rid of them. The animals consist of a donkey, two dogs, two roosters, and two cats. The Donkey, played by William Howard Mortis, decides to go to Bremen Town and be a musician.
Associate of General Studies