Middle school students travel to Model UN conference in NY
Capping off a two-and-a-half-year career in the Model United Nations (MUN) program, four Rim Country Middle School (RCMS) students convinced students from around the world to support their points of view at a conference in New York.
A consultant’s report that prompted a sweeping reorganization depicted the Payson Unified School District as a ship without a rudder. The report, obtained by the Roundup on Monday, offers a glimpse into the logic behind the sweeping changes in administration, job descriptions and response to state and federal mandates launched last week by Superintendent Ron Hitchcock.
The Payson Unified School District gets good results at a low cost, according to an Arizona Auditor General’s Report that compares the 2,400-student district to similar districts statewide.
On the evening of Saturday, April 27, the town of Payson was awash in chiffon and lace, satin and sparkles and all shades of tuxedo.
On Friday, April 19, the football field rang with the laughter of children, the clang of musical instruments, and music blaring from speakers. The Payson High School (PHS) Student Government (STUGO) held a fair to benefit the band, Academic Decathlon, Payson HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association), the drama department and student government.
Payson Unified School District Superintendent Ron Hitchcock announced Wednesday morning sweeping changes in the district’s administrative lineup that will change the principal at every school.
With enrollment dropping, the Payson School Board has approved the sale of Frontier Elementary School to the competing Payson Community Christian School (PCCS) at a fraction of what taxpayers spent to build it.
Pine-Strawberry middle school math teacher Scott Jackson will move up to a job as a principal in Jerome, thanks to the support of retiring Pine Superintendent-principal Mike Clark.
The Payson High School (PHS) Culinary Arts group brought home impressive awards over the March spring break, including thousands of dollars in scholarships.
The Payson Unified School District (PUSD) school board voted to accept an offer to purchase the mothballed Frontier Elementary School site during a special meeting Friday, April 19.
The Payson Unified School District (PUSD) school board continues to call repeated special meetings to negotiate the possible sale of the Frontier Elementary School site.
The area school district board members and administrators might be breathing 90 percent of a sigh of relief since the April 16 meeting of the Gila County Board of Supervisors.
The Payson High School Musical Theatre Club did themselves proud this past weekend performing Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Outdoor Adventure Club delights in challenging hike to historic, scenic river
“I’ve never done this hike before,” said sixth-grader Dexter Tiffany.
Payson Schools will open up registration for the fall kindergarten classes Wednesday, April 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, April 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Payson Elementary School, 500 E. Rancho Road, in the cafeteria.