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.
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.
Payson voters grilled Payson Unified School District officials last week on everything from the constant fundraising to support core programs to the lack of sufficient advanced placement classes.
Masonic Lodge donates four shopping carts of shoes
Ah ... the annual shopping trip for back-to-school shoes — for 107 kids.
Joe Trayer would like Payson High School students to stay on campus for lunch.
The Association for Career Technical Education has named Payson High School business teacher Joe Parone the 2015 Arizona Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year.
Despite the Arizona Legislature’s votes to gut community college funding, the Gila Community College board has placed accreditation on the front burner.
This year’s Third Annual Payson Community Kids (PCK) Chair-ish Festival of Furniture and Other Fine Things has expanded significantly beyond chairs, stools and benches. In addition to opening the creative entries to other types of furniture such as side tables, picnic tables, and a new full-size couch, the public can bid on a whimsical child-size playhouse, original art by local and nationally renowned painters, quilts, and even a cupcake decorating class.
The first three students to complete all the requirements to qualify for a cosmetology license will graduate by the end of summer.
On Monday, Aug. 17 Payson Unified School District’s emergency preparedness coordinator Susan Campbell will talk at the Payson Public Library about emergency response planning and answer questions about preparations for critical incidents that can happen any time, any place, to anyone.
The Payson School Board on Monday had a lot of questions about a rash of new policies imposed on the schools this year by state lawmakers.
In “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” poet Robert Fulghum reels off a list of simple, yet critical, skills learned in kindergarten.
“Our numbers appear to be up ... we’ll know more in a week,” said Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman at the board meeting on Aug. 10 regarding districtwide enrollment.
The fall 2015 semester classes at Gila Community College start Monday, Aug. 17.
Payson School Board member advocates state takeover
Shirley Dye, Payson Unified School District board member, thinks as Governor Doug Ducey does — the Arizona State Land Trust should pay for schools and she would like the school board to support her position.