Alliance won’t discuss charter lease, but will consider legal structures
The Rim Country Educational Alliance will meet on Thursday to take the first step toward buying another 21 acres for a university campus, but won’t discuss a plan to lease a portion of the 253 acres it already owns to a charter school.
The Tonto Apache Tribe made another huge investment in the Payson Unified School District with a $77,000 check to support technology.
The Payson Unified School District may be perched on the edge of disaster, Superintendent Greg Wyman told staff and faculty in two special meetings on Wednesday.
The Rim Country Educational Alliance on Thursday approved a master plan for the development of a 6,000-student university and support facilities on a 253-acre parcel it bought from the U.S. Forest Service for the purpose.
Fewer than 1/3 pass as Payson lags behind state
Sure enough, Rim Country students struggled to pass the new, AZMerit test.
Rim Country Middle School music teacher Daria Mason rounded up 28 band and choir middle school students to perform at the Arizona Music Educators Northeast Region Honor Festival at St. John’s High School on Nov. 18.
David Callahan now running Payson Community Christian School
David Callahan, the new administrator for the Payson Community Christian School has a cherubic face with eyes that twinkle.
Arizona voters would rather pay higher taxes than cut school funding and 56 percent support a plan to take money from the state land trust to provide an infusion of cash for K-12 schools, according to a Morrison Institute poll.
With just a click of their mouse, Rim Country residents can help Payson High School students eat healthy snacks.
Culinary and science kids team up to devour physics of baking
Measuring, mixing, beating, pouring and baking the Payson High School students used muffins to learn how the leavening chemicals affect the density of the cupcake.
PHS drama students offer helpful hints
The Payson High School Theatre Department performed a public service for the community — instructing everyone how to keep safe from the impending zombie apocalypse.
The National FFA Organization recognized the Payson High School FFA chapter in its 2015 National Chapter Award Program at its convention on Oct. 28-31 in Louisville, Ky.
Scores far below national average
Fourth-graders in Arizona read at one of the lowest levels in the country; only nine other states are worse. In the eighth grade, their reading improves slightly, but still falls below the nation’s average.
On Nov. 13, Payson High School art teacher George Conley trundled over to Payson Elementary School to teach the children about Impressionism.
The Payson Community Christian School honors students each month for showing different types of character for the month.