There’s a new test in town, and its name is AzMERIT — short for Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching.
Stacey Summers, a Payson Elementary School (PES) first-grade teacher, has a special place in her heart for veterans, but she had no idea her sympathy would be rewarded.
Superintendent: Students have fierce international competition
In an impassioned speech to the Payson Tea Party, Payson Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Greg Wyman explained the 21st century challenges students face and how the district plans to address students’ futures.
The waiting and guessing is over – the Arizona Department of Education on Nov. 3 picked a new test to replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test.
With the 4:30 p.m. sun in their eyes, the 40-plus member Pride of Payson Marching Band rocked the stadium at the state semi-finals competition at Mesquite High School in Gilbert on Nov. 1.
One kid streaming music nearly overloaded the system
Here’s the good news: Students and staff at the Payson Unified School District could get snazzy new Chromebook computers.
Alyssa Boerst attends Ambassador Summit
Alyssa Boerst, one of four Arizona representatives, won a scholarship to attend the 2014 Fuel Up To Play 60 Ambassador Summit held in Texas in August.
With little discussion, the Payson Unified School District Board voted to approve a school resource officer and a mutual aid agreement with the Town of Payson at its Oct. 27 meeting.
The Payson Unified School District board voted to lock in a school calendar for the next five years — unless it needs to change.
The Payson Unified School District Board moved to agree to the sale and refunding of capital improvement bonds.
An insider’s view of a Pride of Payson competition
The band stood at attention on the field, instruments poised to play.
At its meeting on Oct. 16, the Gila Community College board heard a familiar promise about its supposedly glittering solar future: “SunRenu promises construction will begin in 30 days,” said John Zilisch, GCC board member.
The Pride of Payson Marching Band scored the most points it has ever received in competition this year and took home three caption awards during the Northern Arizona University Band Day Saturday.
PHS thespians deliver strong performances
Sniffles erupted as the curtain fell on the Payson High School Theatre production of “The Outsiders.”
Pride of Payson’s 40-hour weeks pay off with victory
The Pride of Payson Marching Band’s run of 40-hour practice weeks paid off this weekend with a win at a regional competition that will earn Payson a chance to compete at the state festival in November.