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Tutors for homeless kids

The McKinney-Vento grant position filled by Joe Sanchez to help homeless students graduate and move onto post-secondary education will receive a boost from paid tutors.

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Gila Community College starts summer classes

Register now for English and math classes this summer at Gila Community College and get a head start on the fall semester schedule.

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Calculus Camp is secret weapon to help students do better on AP exam

Payson High School math teacher David Meidinger has a secret weapon to help his kids do better on their AP Calculus exam — Calculus Camp.

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PHS marketing students tour ABC 15 newsroom

When Payson Unified School District employee Barbara Sturlin heard that the KNXV-TV ABC 15 newsroom would take DECA marketing and business club students through its studios, she contacted Joe Parone and Jeff Simon.

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Schools to get technology upgrades

For years, students and staff of Payson Unified School District have made jokes about the outmoded and painfully slow computers and Internet access.

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Texting confusion

Schools crisis system flawed

The Jan. 20 Payson Unified School District lockdown exposed a flaw in the district’s communication system the tech department has now fixed — the ability to send out text messages to parents.

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Culinary Arts students receive awards, scholarships

Four Payson High Culinary Arts students received great honors at the recent C-CAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program) awards banquet.

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Rim Country students show a surprising flair for science

Rural regional schools hold their own against Valley competitors

Maybe it’s because we have more streams running through Rim Country than anywhere else in Arizona or maybe it’s because the skies are so clear that every star glows or maybe it’s all the ranches, but this year, Rim Country students flexed their scientific muscles to triumph over many Valley schools in the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair.

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Pine 8th-grader sweeps science fairs

Can you correctly pronounce “Algae Amphidinium?”

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Rezone for college

Payson presses Forest Service for land sale

Payson has launched the rezoning of a 253-acre Forest Service parcel on which it plans to build a 6,000-student university. The rezoning would limit use of the land to educational purposes, which would include spin-off facilities crucial to the financing of the campus.

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Gila Community College considers tax hike

Gila Community College’s 2015-16 budget looks better than last year, but the senior dean wants the board to vote to raise the property tax rate to the legal limit to protect programs.

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Exodus of principals, teachers continues

At the April 13 Payson Unified School District board meeting, more names appeared on the agenda as separations from the district.

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Deadline for scholarship applications is April 24

The Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country is now accepting applications for scholarships from graduating high school seniors.

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Tarzan swings into action

“Tarzan,” the Payson High School 2015 musical, brought laughs, tears and fun to audiences during its three-night run.

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Tragedy’s root

Drugs, alcohol spawn misery and death – especially for kids

In his 26 years as a cop, Joe Leduc has seen it all.