Freshman Day

Submitted by chris.killpack on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:22

On Thursday, Feb. 25th, our 9th grade students enjoyed visiting Payson High School to learn about clubs and extra-curriculuar activities available for the coming year. Here is a video link for anyone who may have missed this information:


District Wrestling Championships

The brackets are ready for today's Nebo District Wrestling Championships. Good luck to all!

If you are not able to attend in person, there is an option to watch a livestream of the event. The cost to watch is $6.99. To watch go to and find the event "Nebo District Championships" for 1/26/21 at Mapleton Jr. High. Click on the event and then once you are in the event you will see on the left side "video." Click on that and you can purchase the stream.

Go Grizzlies!

Mr. Grizzly Contest

Submitted by tammy.halcrow on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 07:33

Congratulations to our Mr. Grizzly contestants!  We are showing the virtual assembly today and then our judges will deliberate and announce the winners. You can view the assembly using the following link:

Due to technical difficulties we were not able to live stream the winners. Here is the link to view the awards that occurred Friday morning:

Veterans Day Fine Arts Concert

Submitted by tammy.halcrow on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 11:08


Students of the Payson Junior High Fine Arts Department have extended their tribute to Veterans well beyond the single day celebrated in November. Due to the pandemic, in-person concerts were not allowed and sickness delayed recording the digital version. Eager to express their appreciation, students gladly “suited up” a full month after Veterans Day and prepared segments of music and narration that have been loaded online for your viewing pleasure. Please enjoy their performances by following the links below.



Parent Teacher Conference Thursday, December 3rd, 3 pm-7:30 pm

Submitted by tammy.halcrow on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 15:23

Parent Teacher Conference Sign ups

December 3rd, 2020

3 pm-7:30 pm

Due to Covid we will be using a different format for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Teachers will be in their classrooms and have schedules you can sign up for to meet with them.  We understand this can be hard to schedule with Junior High students because of their 7 different teachers.

 We love seeing and meeting our parents. This year we will have to limit the number of people in the building to ensure physical distancing.  Please schedule a time with the teachers you feel you need to meet with, if your student is doing well in the class and your contact with the teacher can be done through email, please use that method.  If you feel you need longer than 5 minutes with a teacher you are welcome to sign up for two consecutive slots.  Please limit your time to those two slots, if needed. Otherwise, please sign up for one 5 minute time slot. 


Thank you for being flexible and helping us meet Covid guidelines and still be able to have Parent Teacher Conferences.


Parent Teacher Sign up Links



School Breakfast and Lunch Order Form

Dear Parents,

The best way to order school lunch and/or breakfast for students who are not at school is to fill out a survey each day for each student.  This includes kindergarten and preschool students as well as remote learning students of all grades.   You will need to order before 9 a.m. each morning. Meals are only provided on scheduled school days. For special circumstances, you can still call the school to place your order.

This would also be the method of ordering breakfast and lunch if your student is required to stay home for quarantine or for other COVID-19 related schedule adjustments or closures. 

To place your order, please go to   Order form 

By way of reminder, meals can be picked up in the front office between 10:25am and 10:40 am each morning. 


We hope this makes the process easier for all involved. Please contact the school if you have any questions.



Kevin Mecham

Spanish Version below


Estimados padres:


La mejor manera de hacer un pedido para  el almuerzo y/o desayuno escolar para los estudiantes que no van a la escuela es llenar una encuesta diariamente por cada estudiante. Esto incluye a los estudiantes de kinder y preescolar, como también a los estudiantes de todos los grados que están con el aprendizaje remoto. Deberán hacer su pedido antes de las 9 a.m. todos los días. Las comidas se proporcionan únicamente en los días de clases programadas.

En circunstancias especiales, ustedes podrán llamar a la escuela para hacer su pedido.


Este también sería el método de hacer pedidos para el desayuno y el almuerzo si su estudiante requiere quedarse en la casa debido a la cuarentena o por cualquier otro ajuste o cierre de horarios relacionados con COVID-19.


Para hacer su pedido, sírvase ir a Order form 


A modo de recordatorio, las comidas se pueden recoger en la oficina de la dirección entre 10:25 am y 10:40 am todas las mañanas.


Esperamos que esto facilite el proceso para todos los involucrados.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, sírvase comunicarse con la escuela.



 Kevin Mecham








PJHS Students Watch NASA Rover Landing

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 09:12
Photo and Info by Kirk Wright
PJHS Students Watch NASA Rover Landing

Last week, the NASA rover Perseverance landed on the surface of Mars just minutes after school let out. NASA did a live feed of this landing. Some students came into Mr. Wright's room after school to watch the landing and see the first few pictures of Mars sent to Earth from this Rover.  The Perseverance has as its main mission to search for life on Mars and has landed inside of an ancient lake bed on the surface of the planet. It was an exciting day for many of our avid science students here at PJHS!

PJHS Bagpipe Club

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Wed, 02/17/2021 - 14:36

Come learn about bagpipes! Ms. Diana and Ms. Leanne teach this Bagpipe Club. You will learn about Scottish culture, basic fingerings, note reading, and bagpipe music on a practice chanter. This is the first step to learning how to play the bagpipes! We will have sanitized bagpipe practice chanters that can be rented from the school or you may purchase your own with our group discount order. We will meet every Thursday after school in the band room.

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