Payson families have hosted dozens of foreign exchange students since the EF Foundation started matching families with overseas teenagers in 2004.
Says he’ll leave university land purchase to the Alliance board
Assured the Rim Country Educational Alliance has the money to buy a 253-acre Forest Service parcel for a university campus, Payson Mayor Kenny Evans has apparently backed away from a plan for the Rim Country Educational Foundation to buy the land.
The festering conflict between Payson Mayor Kenny Evans and Rim Country Educational Alliance (SLE) Chairman Steve Drury broke into the open Thursday over contrasting plans for buying 253 acres to build a university campus in Payson.
Appetizer a hit at Phoenix’s Harvest Moon fundraiser
Payson High School Culinary Arts students recently participated in a special fundraiser for the C-CAP (Careers Thorough Culinary Arts Program) organization that proved to be an evening of meeting the pros.
The new Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, ran on an anti-Common Core platform, but would pulling out of the program help or hurt students and schools?
All the long hours, behind-the-scenes help and exhausting schedule have paid off — the Pride of Payson Marching Band placed ninth in the state in its division.
Alliance meeting slated to buy university land
The Rim Country Educational Alliance Board is scheduled to meet on Thursday to consider moving forward to purchase two parcels of Forest Service land totaling some 274 acres — 253 acres immediately and another 21 acres in about a year.
NAVIT adds career courses, but still excludes freshmen
The Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) has trained Payson students in fire sciences, culinary arts, agricultural sciences, auto-shop, business (DECA and FBLA), construction arts, theater technical arts, nursing and medical assistance, and now they have added cosmetology.
Julia Randall Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day with a flag raising conducted by 14 veterans in uniform at an assembly held Monday, Nov. 10.
Stacey Summers hopes Rim Country residents will help her engage her students.
There’s a new test in town, and its name is AzMERIT — short for Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching.
Stacey Summers, a Payson Elementary School (PES) first-grade teacher, has a special place in her heart for veterans, but she had no idea her sympathy would be rewarded.
Superintendent: Students have fierce international competition
In an impassioned speech to the Payson Tea Party, Payson Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Greg Wyman explained the 21st century challenges students face and how the district plans to address students’ futures.
The waiting and guessing is over – the Arizona Department of Education on Nov. 3 picked a new test to replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test.
With the 4:30 p.m. sun in their eyes, the 40-plus member Pride of Payson Marching Band rocked the stadium at the state semi-finals competition at Mesquite High School in Gilbert on Nov. 1.