It took two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation before all of the slaves in the United States were finally freed. Several pockets resisted or hadn't been informed. The last group to be freed was in Galveston, Texas. On the morning of June 19, 1865, over 2,000 federal troops arrived there and Union Major General Gordon Granger and his men marched throughout the city, formally proclaiming the end of institutionalized slavery.
During the summer, Payson High School operates on a reduced schedule. See the schedule below:
- Finance Office: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Main Office: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Counseling Secretary: Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Counselors: Wednesdays only from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Have a great summer everyone!
For our 2022 Graduation Ceremony, Payson High School hired the incomparable photographer Steve Gray to take professional photographs of the event and the graduates. The photos are available for graduates and their families for free. You can view and download them by clicking on this link.