Donations keep schools afloat
What would a football game be without cheerleaders, the band blaring, banners, uniforms, and posters? A play without costumes? A band without instruments? A school without a sports program?
In clay, cloth, canvas, pixels and stone, the artists of Gila Community College (GCC) presented their 8th Annual Student Art Show and Sale.
Eager Gila County fourth-graders last week enjoyed the educational events for AG DAZE at H-4 Ranch in Tonto Basin, the fifth year of a program designed to bring “agricultural awareness” to Rim Country kids.
Safeway’s ninth annual School Beautification Golf Tournament had an excellent turnout this year, with all proceeds supporting Payson Head Start and local schools.
The energy in the room oozed out of the doors of the Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) gym.
Gila Community College’s Operations class program, offered in partnership with Payson Fire Department, has now received formal accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
Energized young students from Payson Elementary School (PES) rushed from the busses in their eagerness to spend a big day at the Bar L Bar Ranch.
Payson families have hosted dozens of foreign exchange students since the EF Foundation started matching families with overseas teenagers in 2004.
Says he’ll leave university land purchase to the Alliance board
Assured the Rim Country Educational Alliance has the money to buy a 253-acre Forest Service parcel for a university campus, Payson Mayor Kenny Evans has apparently backed away from a plan for the Rim Country Educational Foundation to buy the land.
The festering conflict between Payson Mayor Kenny Evans and Rim Country Educational Alliance (SLE) Chairman Steve Drury broke into the open Thursday over contrasting plans for buying 253 acres to build a university campus in Payson.
Appetizer a hit at Phoenix’s Harvest Moon fundraiser
Payson High School Culinary Arts students recently participated in a special fundraiser for the C-CAP (Careers Thorough Culinary Arts Program) organization that proved to be an evening of meeting the pros.
The new Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, ran on an anti-Common Core platform, but would pulling out of the program help or hurt students and schools?
All the long hours, behind-the-scenes help and exhausting schedule have paid off — the Pride of Payson Marching Band placed ninth in the state in its division.
Alliance meeting slated to buy university land
The Rim Country Educational Alliance Board is scheduled to meet on Thursday to consider moving forward to purchase two parcels of Forest Service land totaling some 274 acres — 253 acres immediately and another 21 acres in about a year.
NAVIT adds career courses, but still excludes freshmen
The Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) has trained Payson students in fire sciences, culinary arts, agricultural sciences, auto-shop, business (DECA and FBLA), construction arts, theater technical arts, nursing and medical assistance, and now they have added cosmetology.