Credit for Kids change could hurt bands, clubs
Credit for Kids, the 16-year-old tax credit that allows individuals to donate to schools and take $200 off of their tax bill, has fallen under scrutiny at the state level. The resulting legal opinions and policy changes have already affected many Payson students and vital extracurricular programs.
Chef wants to give back and elevate taste
Three Payson students competed this weekend in hopes of adding to the total of $152,271 in scholarships Payson High School (PHS) Culinary Arts students have received since 2006 from the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP).
School board OKs plan to cope with deadly allergic reactions
Twenty-five percent of the population has an undiagnosed potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reaction to allergies such as bee stings, so the Arizona state Legislature voted to allow schools to stock EpiPens in case of emergency.
Fifth-grader enters Dairy Council/NFL photo contest
Rebekah Rice and Donna Moore struggled to put on the heavy Payson Fire Department (PFD) gear, grunting and tugging in a good cause.
NAVIT money would help launch program
Gila Community College is poised to bring cosmetology training to its Payson campus.
Grueling competition with lots of community support
After a grueling weekend of exams, students from Payson High School’s Academic Decathlon team took second place in its region, guaranteeing them a spot in the state competition.
Wearing crazy hats and masks, trench coats and army gear, the Academic Decathlon kids will entertain onlookers while answering tough questions at their Super Quiz on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1:45 p.m. in the Payson High School Auditorium.
Board OKs fix for PES overcrowding
The Payson School Board on Jan. 27 agreed to temporarily relieve crowding by splitting second-grade classes between Payson Elementary School (PES) and Julia Randall Elementary School (JRE), settling a debate that has gone on for months.
Ashford passes away after long illness
Longtime Gila Community College board member Bob Ashford died this week, after a long and tenacious fight with illness.
Italian foreign exchange student Francesco Calia said DECA forced him to expand his repertoire of English.
After lowering tuition less than a year ago, Gila Community College (GCC) will now consider raising it — except for seniors, who can still attend for free.
On Thursdays, Rim Country Middle School students get a peek into the world of adults and their work with the Lunch with a Professional program.
Young and old produced gales of laughter as they watched fairies work magic and lovers stammer in confusion as Shakespeare returned to the Payson stage after a long absence.
Payson schools have now officially plunged into the world of new testing methods with the first round of assessment scores — with results officials say aren’t as bad as they look.
Professor and students part of Gemini Planet Imager testing team
After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds.