Mentor teachers focus on helping others adapt to change and track student needs
Wayne Gorry, the new Student Achievement Teacher (SAT) for the middle school, came out and said what everyone thought: The SATs sit in their offices all day with their feet up.
Superintendent to start over in effort to punish ‘insubordination’
Payson Unified School District Superintendent Ron Hitchcock must start over on his attempt to discipline Julia Randall Elementary Principal Will Dunman for “insubordination.”
It’s been 10 years since Payson High School’s Class of 2003 gathered for their graduation on May 24, 2003.
It's great to be a Longhorn!
Friday’s big win against Glendale (see sports story) stoked Homecoming Week spirit for the Longhorns.
My mother introduced me to the magic of reading at such an early age, reading aloud to me from magazines in the doctor’s office when we visited for those infant/toddler checkups.
On Wednesday, students flooded town as teachers sat in classrooms to understand a teaching tool designed to help them master new education standards from the state and federal governments.
Unless the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board decides to shell out tens of thousands of dollars for insurance, it will have to shut down the Adventure Course by the high school.
The Payson Unified School District board on Monday decided to let the superintendent decide on a case-by-case basis whether to let administrators serve as coaches.
On Friday, Aug. 16. 15 students from Payson’s Center for Success went on a hike to Fisher’s Point (Arizona Trail #301) off of Highway I40 in Flagstaff.
“Crash! Boom! Bang!” sang rock singer Roxette in 1994. Yes, Roxette, it’s Demolition Derby time here in Payson once again! This Saturday night (7 p.m., Sept. 7) the annual every-man-for-himself, last-man-moving, winner-take-all event will take place at the yearly Northern Gila County Fair at the Payson Event Center.
Advanced topics squeezed out as class sizes rise
Amy Van Zile stood in front of the Payson Unified School Board at a recent meeting and asked why her daughter’s fifth grade classroom had so many students.
Former middle school principal Will Dunman has a grin from ear-to-ear: For the first time in two years, Rim Country Middle School has gone out of the failing range and into the passing range moving from a D school to a B school.
A parent can get to the end of the high school registration process with an amazing dent in the piggy bank — say more than $500 per student.
Leaving no fiscal stone unturned, the Payson School Board revisited their policy on charging tuition for foreign exchange students at its Aug. 26 meeting. At issue is whether to increase the exchange student tuition from $5,000 to $6,800.
Debate about whether administrators should coach provokes name-calling
Like angry villagers waving pitchforks, two dozen supporters of Julia Randall Elementary Principal Will Dunman demanded the Payson School Board drop a plan to prevent administrators from coaching or heading up other extracurricular activities.