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








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Child Nutrition Workers Needed

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:02
Article by Lana Hiskey
Child Nutrition Workers Needed

Come make a side income whil the kids are in school, be off when they are (including holidays and breaks) and get your steps in for the day. Lunch is on us! Starting wage is $11.47/hr with opportunities for advancement. No experience required. Positions available districtwide.

Apply at

Feel free to call (801) 354-7438 or email with any questions.

PJHS Money Wars

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:56

This year the student council and counseling department are teaming up for a sub for santa fundraiser. This week, the 2nd period class that raises the most money by the end of Monday, November 23rd will get a prize! The more money we raise, the more ridiculous dares our teachers will participate in.  So far, we've seen some of our staff here at PJHS get pies in the face and kiss pigs! We love the idea of our staff and students at PJHS taking part and pride in any efforts to support families this coming holiday season.

Veterans Day Fine Arts Concert

Submitted by tammy.halcrow on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 15:54

Every year, for over a decade, the Fine Arts department has put on a tribute to our veterans, but this year we have not been able to perform a live assembly.  Instead of a Veteran's Day assembly each class in the Fine Arts created their own tribute to those who have served in our military.  Please see the attached video link for your enjoyment. Thank you to all who have served our country - we honor you this Veterans Day!

Video Tribute


PJHS Go Beyond Campaign

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 08:13
PJHS Go Beyond Campaign

This week at Payson Junior High, we've been participating in a school-wide "Go Beyond" campaign to encourage students to think about ways they can contribute in their family, school, city and state, country, and world. Students have had the opportunity to participate in trivia competitions and create projects for prizes. 

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