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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.

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Schools rating low

Near bottom on spending, quality

Arizona school kids face the worst of both worlds — low state spending on schools and poor results.

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State inflicts ‘devastating’ cuts on career classes

50 percent drop threatens vocational programs

Teaching students skills the marketplace needs makes sense, right?

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School board: Show us the receipt!

Teachers on trips still must submit the itemized details

Teachers taking students on education trips shouldn’t have to pay for hotel rooms out of their own pocket. On the other hand, they better bring back an itemized receipt if they want breakfast.

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Sale gets go-ahead

Archaeologists clear way for university site

The Forest Service can go ahead and sell a 253-acre parcel for a university, but Payson should avoid building on three archaeological sites, concluded a preliminary study.

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Payson enrollment still on the rise

Growth in upper grades suggests students returning

The Payson Unified School District got more good news this week as this semester’s enrollment figures grew.