Young band with a new director pulls it together
After a rough start to the 2017 marching band season, the Pride of Payson performed its heart out at the ASU Band Day on Oct. 15 — without any trips or starting the music on the wrong measure.
Religion, home schooling, after-school activities and special education spurred spirited exchange among Payson School Board candidates at a recent Kiwanis-hosted debate.
Little Trayton Harrison looked anxiously up at his mother Cinnamon. Volunteer Chris Herzig cooed to him, “It’s OK, I just need to get your finger wet so we can get its print.”
Brimming with hometown spirit, Payson got ready for Friday’s Homecoming game with a Thursday night bonfire and a joyful Friday Homecoming Parade.
Payson Unified School District this week honored scores of high school students who aced the AZMerit test, the state’s new, rigorous standards test.
Three incumbents unopposed, but three newcomers seek two seats
The Pine-Strawberry Elementary School District rocked with controversy in June when its Superintendent/Principal Cody Barlow resigned due to ‘bullying and nepotism’ by the school board.
Early childhood program passes audit
Since the inception of First Things First, the percentage of kindergartners with untreated tooth decay has decreased by 8 percent, according to the early childhood organization’s recently published 2016 Annual Report.
Gila Community College recently drew together fire chiefs from throughout the region to review the training program for firefighters offered by BCC and Eastern Arizona College.
By Friday, Oct. 7, reaction to the Roundup story (Dating talk flap: School assembly warns girls not to provoke ‘uncontrollable’ boys) on the Brad Henning relationship assembly had spread through the flames of social media reaching parents, students, graduates, former teachers and even other media outlets.
27 percent of kids 'food insecure'
Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be “food insecure.”
Payson native Shane Keith wants to give back
Shane Keith would like to give back to the town that has given him so much by serving on the Payson School Board.
Dating talk flap
What does it say to Payson High School girls when 350 show up to a mandatory assembly on relationships during school hours, while only 25 PHS boys show up to a voluntary after-school session?
Students delight in 10th Annual Water Festival
At the 10th Annual Water Festival on Sept. 27 at Green Valley Park, high school students who had gone to the festival when they were in fourth grade helped a new crop of fourth-grade students learn about the Payson watershed.
Family income, race account for most differences
It isn’t the teacher.
State ranks 49th when it comes to a teaching career
Arizona ranks as one of the worst states to be a teacher, according to a national study based largely on Census Data by Wallet Hub.