Professor and students part of Gemini Planet Imager testing team
After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward and collecting light from distant worlds.
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Gila County Superintendent Linda O’Dell hopes to find a new Gila Community College (GCC) board member by Feb. 14.
The Payson Unified School District voted unanimously this week to pay $3,000 to the Arizona School Board Association to find a permanent superintendent.
Gov. Jan Brewer’s State of the State speech this week provided only modest hope for parents and teachers waiting for the state will restore school funding.
Top students from throughout Gila County will compete on Feb. 26 in the Regional Science Fair at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami. Judging will start at 8 a.m., with doors open to the public from noon to 3 p.m.
In the center of the Payson High School (PHS) campus sits a monument in cement to the students from the building trades class.
Brenda Case, district student achievement director, will retire this year.
Board names John Ketchem superintendent
A divided Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board hired Johnny Ketchem as the interim superintendent on a 3-2 vote Friday.
Supreme Court says lawmakers broke the law by cutting $1.6 billion in inflation adjustments
A series of court rulings could force the Arizona Legislature to restore as much as $1.6 billion in funding for schools — but key lawmakers are already promising to thwart the latest ruling.
Payson doesn’t give its gifted students much extra attention, with a relative handful of advanced placement tests, few breakout programs for students identified as gifted and little attempt to provide extra or accelerated classes. Heck, this year the high school doesn’t even offer calculus.
Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell has announced the time line and process for appointment of a member to the Gila Community College (GCC) Governing Board to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of District 1 representative Thomas Loeffler last year.
A class on writing short stories starts up at Gila Community College next Tuesday at 6 p.m. in hopes of unearthing Rim Country writers with a yarn to tell.
The Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board will interview former Tonto Basin Superintendent/Principal Johnny Ketchem and an outside candidate, Greg Wyman, for the interim superintendent position.
School bus driver honored for 15 years behind the wheel
Miss Shari has such pride in her big yellow school bus that she once polished it from “stem to stern.”