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History class celebrates U.S. Constitution Week

Payson students got a real-world crash course in the Constitution when lawyer Co Horgan spoke to Robert Hoyt’s history class.

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Homecoming hoopla

Before the PARADE passes by

Balloons, bubbles and clowns.

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Peace prayers in four languages

Payson High School now hosts a Peace Pole, symbolizing humanity’s wish for world peace, according to the World Peace Prayer Society.

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Just can’t quit helping kids

Richard and Darlene Alvarez served for many years as Payson Unified School District teachers, but they just can’t quite fully retire.

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‘Legendary’ teachers honored

The Payson School Board this week recognized 25 “legendary teachers,” who have influenced generations of students.

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Payson residents support teacher supply drive

Area residents responded generously to a recent teachers’ supply drive sponsored by Suddenlink and the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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A wacky mismatched kinda day at PHS

As part of a weeklong celebration of Payson High School’s Homecoming week, the student government dubbed Wednesday, Wacky Mismatched Day.

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‘We shall never forget’

Taking a moment from their busy schedule, Payson High School staff and students remembered the events of Sept. 11.

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Big change on campus

JRE stresses positive feedback on campus

Julia Randall Elementary has long celebrated the positive with HERO assemblies, but now teachers and staff have amped up the positive behavior feedback with stunning results.

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Payson High School remembers 9/11

On Friday, before the first bell of the day, Payson High School took a moment to remember the events of 9/11 with patriotic songs and speeches.

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College to seek grant to provide job skills to county inmates

The Arizona Department of Corrections will issue a grant in 2016 to educators to train county inmates on workforce skills — and Gila Community College hopes to help.

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‘Hero of public education’ honored

Safeway manager Dan Dillon pillar of support for schools

Safeway Manager Dan Dillon keeps showing up.

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College enrollment holds steady

Senior Dean Stephen Cullen reported enrollment numbers at the Gila Community College board meeting on Sept. 3.

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Scholarships support ranching, farming

The Gila County Cowbelles recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships. One went to Kylie Ridley in memory of Cowbelles’ founding member Laura Mae Holder.

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Pride of the Longhorns

Students honored for positive contributions

Focusing on the positive, Julia Randall Elementary recognizes positive student behavior with the Longhorn Pride Award.