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PTA Clothing Drive

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The Payson PTA is sponsoring a clothing drive/fundraiser, and they need your help! They're looking for clothes, shoes, bedding, towels, soft toys, fabric, and accessories (e.g. purses).

This is a textile drive run by GiveIt. GiveIt is a charity organization for the MS Foundation. Funds raised will go toward SEP dinners, the Reflections Contest, and Teacher Appreciation Week.

There will be contest between 3rd period classes for a doughnut part. It will run from December 11-January 10. The goal is to fill 300 bags, schoolwide, with donations.

Money Wars

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This week through December 19th, Payson Jr. High is participating in Money Wars. Students who are able are asked to bring cash donations to lunch and put them in the jar for their respective grades. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to have a positive, direct impact on the lives of a Payson family in need. The grade which raises the most amount of money will also have the chance to attend the Mr. Grizzly assembly next week.

December Mayor Youth Recognition Award

The recipient of the Mayor Youth Recognition Award for December is Hayley Ringger. Hayley is receiving this award for her outstanding positive attitude, willingness to help others, and the kindness she shows to her fellow students at PJHS. Take a look at what some of the faculty members at our school have to say about Hayley:

"I had Hayley last year in 7th grade Honors Math.  She is such a positive person and always went the extra mile in my class.  She has a great attitude and enthusiasm for everything she does.  Hayley is perfect for this award!" – Mrs. Purcell

"Hayley works in the front office as an office aide during third period each day. We have a very busy office, and each day Hayley jumps in without even being asked to answer phones, deliver notes, and any other task that needs to be addressed. She does each task without complaint and with a cheerful attitude. We rely heavily on Hayley to help the office run smoothly. She is an amazing girl, and we appreciate all she does." – Mrs. Penny Wilson

"Hayley is a very good student in my class. She is prompt and pays attention well. She sets a good example for her fellow students. I recommend her without reservation to receive this award." – Mr. Ward

"As well as being an excellent student, Hayley is an outstanding citizen and kind person. I love having her in choir. Hayley works hard, is very conscientious, and is a friend to all." – Mrs. Bolz

"Hayley is always on top of the ball. She participates in many outside activities and is in honors classes. She is willing to ask questions and help other students. She rocks at being a good example to her peers." – Ms. LeBaron

"Hayley is always willing to complete the assigned tasks from the office.  She works hard and is very pleasant with everyone she associates with.  Hayley works well with others and is a dedicated student.  In addition, she has excellent attendance. PJHS is proud of Hayley Ringger." – Principal Swenson

Thank you for being such an awesome example to all of us at PJHS, Hayley. Congratulations!

November Students of the Month

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Article & Photos by Allison Mower
PJHS November Students of the Month

Each month, teachers from one department at PJHS pick students who are respectful, hard-working, and show genuine kindness to those around them. These students then become the Students of the Month. The students of the month for November are Gage Hooper, Riann Joel, Willow Welch, Dillan Hayward, Tatumn Coon, and Jaden Wickham. Great job being kind and amazing!

Crystal Apple Award

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Photos by Mr. Swenson
Mr. Corbett with his Crystal Apple Award.

Mr. Corbett received the Crystal Apple Award for his outstanding dedication to his students and his efforts to help them succeed. Congratulations, Mr. Corbett! Thanks for being a Grizzly Hero!

Term 1 Grizzly Club Movie Event

If you made it into the Grizzly Club for Term 1, congratulations! As part of your reward, you have the opportunity to go to the movies next Monday (during school!) to see the highly anticipated film Wonder, based on the popular novel of the same name. Get your $3 and permission slip to Mrs. Allen in the finance office before Monday the 20th if you want to go!

Payson High School - Enchanted April

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Photos by Rock White
Enchanted April Show Poster
PHS Student Performers
PHS Student Performers
PHS Student Performers

Payson High School will be staging a production of Matthew Barber's play, Enchanted April, through Wednesday, November 15th. Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, Enchanged April is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I, Enchanted April offers to its characters and viewers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.

Please support our students, our community, and the arts. It means so much to our students when they see you in the audience. This is a beautiful play, and the students have done a fantastic job. Thank you for your support.

You can purchase tickets online here. 

Lights On! Event: Harry Potter Night

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Lights On! Harry Potter Event Flyer

The Nebo After School Clubs will be hosting a Lights On! event on Monday, November 6, at 6:00 pm. The event will be at the Advanced Learning Center in Salem. All are welcome to attend. It's going to be magical!

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