Grizzly Update - August 23, 2017

Welcome Back!

We are so excited to hear the pitter patter of teenaged feet around the school again.  We hope your summer was great and full of adventure.  As we begin another school year, we just want to remind everyone of our many social media sites.  Please go onto these sites and “like” or following Payson Junior High.  This will help you keep up to date with the many wonderful things happening here at Payson Junior High. 

Social Media

Please check us out on any of these social media sites!



Instagram- grizzly.nation

 Picture Day is coming!

Picture day is this Friday, August 25th!

Watch for picture packets coming home this week.


Drama Club

Drama will have a Parent Meeting next Tuesday after school, Aug 29. It will be a Meet and Greet, Organize the Drama Mommas & Pappas, and introduce the Fall Production. It will be from 3:15-3:45pm in the Drama room.

Talk to Ms. Gregory with any questions.

 Cross Country

Cross country parent meeting on Friday (August 25th) after school in the Media Center.

Cross country practice stars Tuesday, August 29

Talk to Mrs. Bragg for more information!

 Girl’s Tennis

Girls Tennis will start Tuesday August 29 at 3 PM. Meet in Mr. Hatch's room B-55 after school. Please come dressed ready to play. 

School Community Council

We are in the middle of elections for School Community Council.  Please stop by the office and fill out a ballot.  Voting will continue through the end of this week. 


Afterschool Clubs

After school clubs will be starting on Tuesday August 29th. Registration forms will be given out during club time. Registration fees for the year can be paid with Mrs. Allen in the finance office. The fee for registration is $20 for the entire year. Look for flyers in the hallways or see Miss Ogden in room C-66 for more information. Here are the clubs currently being offered: 

 Tuesdays-Star Wars* and Scratch Coding 

Wednesdays-Wrestling prep, Engineering Crafts, and Archaeology 
Thursdays-Robotics and Holiday crafts 

Fridays- Foods 

 There are also homework help clubs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:50 and Thursday afternoons. Keep listening for more announcements about more clubs starting later this year.

 For more information concerning clubs please contact Miss Ogden:

*Awesome. Star Wars club starts on Tuesday (August 29th) after school. All after school groups meet in Ms. Ogden's room to gather first. 

 The Loafer Mountain Hike

The Loafer Mountain Hike is September 8th!  Students that haven't hiked with Mr. Archer need to qualify by passing a physical & written test on 8/29 or 8/31 to be eligible.  

Contact Mr. Archer if you have any questions.


I run Early Morning Basketball Friday mornings at 6 am, starting 9/1.  These are open gyms and all are welcome.

 September 13th will be the first Badminton tournament of the year.  This is a doubles tournament and all are welcome.

Contact Mr. Archer if you have any questions.

  7th Grade Student Council Elections

Coming soon!

Watch for more information and applications. 

Questions contact Mrs. Holt

 PJHS: Box Tops for Education

· For every 10 Box Tops you bring into your Den Time (3rd period) class you get a 5-point Extra Credit Coupon to use in any of your classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If you happen to bring in more than 50 Box Tops, then you will also receive a Free Homework Pass (on top of the 5 extra credit coupons).

· Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if  lost or stolen—so keep it safe and redeem as soon as you know which class you would like to use the extra credit in.

· The Extra Credit coupon will not expire until the end of the school year.

· All Box Tops will be collected on the last Monday of the term, and Box Tops will not be carried over from term to term—so save up 10 Box Tops before you turn them in.

 NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, you may combine more than one coupon for a class.

September 8 Grizzly Update

B. Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,


Attendance Tip

Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).

4-H News

August 30 Grizzly Newsletter

Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,


Attendance Tip

Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, administrator or afterschool provider to get them excited about going to school.

PTSA Announcements

The PTSA would like to thank “Plunder”, a local store, that made a donation to the PTSA that will really help get them going for the year.

August 24 Newsletter

Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

Well hopefully you and your student survived the first day of school! It was a success from what we have seen. The best part is it only gets easier from here on out!

As a school we want to thank parents and students for making Payson Junior High what it is today! We encourage parents and students to get involved in our school! We truly believe that every student matters! Along those same lines parents, remember you have the most influence in your students’ lives, keep encouraging them to work hard and together we will have a successful year!

Back To School Newsletter

Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

It is hard to believe but another year is about to start!  As faculty and staff, we hope you and your student(s) have enjoyed the summer and are ready to get back into school!


7th Grade Day

April 20 Newsletter


PJHS Parents,

We appreciate the input from parents about our Lagoon trip! The vote was to continue the trip. We have finally been able to secure buses for our Lagoon trip! We will be going on May 19th. We will have final details out later. Plan a cost between $50-$55 for the bus and Lagoon pass for the day. Just a reminder that all detentions will need to be made up to be eligible to go.


Hershey Track Meets