Payson Junior High School Announcements

Payson Junior High School Announcements for 12/14/2018

Chess Tournament results

Chess Club
Chess Tournament Results
The Payson Junior High Chess Club just finished its annual tournament and the results are in. Skyler Ainscough won first place and is our new club president. Max Shirts took second place and will serve as vice president. Ian Billings and Matt Watkins tied for third place and will be the new co-secretaries for our chess club. We want to congratulate each of these students for a job well done and we look forward to their leadership as the chess club begins to prepare for several upcoming chess tournaments after the holidays. If you are interested in being part of our award winning chess team or would just like to play a game come see us on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Wright’s room C-67. See Mr. Wright or members of our chess club presidency for any questions you may have. We hope to see you there.

Science Fair

Science Department
This year our science department will be holding a science fair the 6th & 7th of February here at our school. This is a wonderful opportunity to try out your creative ideas and compete for fame, fortune, and glory. Winners will move on to the Nebo District Science Fair and the possibility to win even more awards and bring honor to yourself, your family, your school, and even your dog. If you are interested in participating please see Mr. Wright, room C-67 for more information. Mr. Wright will be helping any who are interested in the fair on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. This is also a great way for our Freshmen/9th graders to build up their senior resume and compete for scholarships and many other important opportunities as they look to life after high school. If at all interested stop by and ask Mr. Wright for more information.

Drones Club

Hey kids, The drones club is having alot of fun. We have learned to fly the drones, where we want them and even to do flips. If you want to join us we will be meeting on Friday this week and Tuesday next week. Come learn to fly high. (Sorry kids, Mrs Bridenbaugh had to take a sick day today). So come join us on Friday.

Spirit Week

Hey grizzlies! next week we are having a christmas spirit week. On monday the 17 its santa hat day, Tuesday the 18 wear christmas colors. Wednesday the 19 is christmas socks and scarves, thursday the 20 is slope day wear some snow gear. And Friday the 21 is ugly christmas sweaters. Show your school and Christmas spirit and have fun dressing up!

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to Fausto Sandoval 7th grade, Keagan Collier 8th grade, and Kelsie Taylor 9th grade. Continue to have good attendance those who have 90% or better attendance will qualify for the reward!

Boxtops for Extra Credit

It's time to start collecting and turning boxtops in for extra credit (boxtops only, not Campbell soup or Betty Crocker points). For every 10 boxtops you bring into your 3rd period class, you get 5 extra credit points to use in any of your classes (with teacher's acceptance). If you happen to bring in 50 or more boxtops, then you will also receive a Free homework pass.
Please visit with your teachers to see how many extra credit passes they accept as well as when their deadline of acceptance is.

Teachers: Email Mrs. Gillie if you have questions.

Money Wars

Hey grizzlies, it's the most wonderful time of the year-- the Money Wars contest! From December 5-19 we'll be collecting money at lunch to donate to local families in need. Each grade will be competing against each other, and the grade that brings the most money goes to the hilarious Mr. Grizzly assembly. If every student brings just $1, we'll pass our goal of 1,000. Help make somebody's Christmas and bring a little cash!

Blackout Party

English Dept
Attention readers-- anybody that is close to getting a Blackout on their Book Bingo card, the deadline for the Christmas party is December 14. Get your books finished by then and talk to your English teacher to get on the list for the party. It's going to be great! Happy reading!

Flashback Photos

Attention all teachers and students! The yearbook will be doing flashback pages. Look for your favorite photo of you when you're younger-maybe some with siblings or friends who are also at Payson Junior this year. Email them to Mrs. Holt at or bring in a physical copy to the office and you may be in the yearbook!