First the state Legislature slashed its budget and now the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has gutted the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) nursing and fire science programs for Payson High School students.
Most tapped their toes, while others had trepidation etched on their brows, but all had smiles on their faces after the last note of each song died out.
During her initial visit to the Payson Elementary School (PES) in January, what Brenda Case saw in the kindergarten classes drives her to tears today.
They were those little girls who loved horses. Some grew up on ranches where horses were part of their lives; others had to persuade their parents to help them pursue their passion with riding lessons and boarding arrangements.
Local writer, artist collaborate to publish luminous book about a girl and her dog
On a Monday morning, artist and mother of four, Amy Abney drove from Pine to meet writer Ken Crump at Green Valley Park by 90 a.m. — without really knowing why. “Did I tell you why we are here?” Crump asked the artist for his children’s book, “The Last Moment,” as they posed for Roundup photographer Andy Towle.
Administrators from Valley to fill top jobs at PHS and PES
Moving quickly to fill the vacant principal slots at Payson High School (PHS) and Payson Elementary School (PES), the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) has hired two Valley men. James Brian Mabb, currently the principal at Paradise Valley High School, will step in as administrator at the high school.
Thirty-one students graduated from Gila Community College on Wednesday, May 8, all moving into the world with more knowledge and training in fire science, nursing, business and a host of other disciplines.
RCMS celebrates success of science, technical program
In one corner of the Rim Country Middle School (RCMS) cafeteria, a robot toddled about while students at a nearby table built a model airplane out of straws and paper to mimic the Wright brothers’ airplane.
A deeper and richer understanding of a piece of art blooms when the admirer meets the artist — and better yet — sees where they work. This past weekend, Rim Country locals and out-of-town visitors had the unique chance to see artists’ work in their studios during the Payson Art League’s annual ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour.
In the recent principal shake-up, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) converted Anna Van Zile from a principal to a Student Achievement Teacher (SAT). Many have asked, is this just another layer of administration? No, says Director of Student Achievement Brenda Case.