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Governor's Declaration

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:29

The following is a declaration recently published by Governor Gary Herbert regarding principals in Utah schools:

Gary Richard Herbert
Governor
Declaration

Whereas, the vision, dedication, and determination of a school principal provides the stable force behind schools;

Whereas, principals have many roles in the education of their students and are entrusted with the dedication and development of young people; and,

Whereas, we recognize the outstanding elementary, middle level, and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students;

Now, therefore, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the great State of Utah, do hereby declare October 2020, as

School Principal Recognition Month in Utah

Gary R. Herbert
Governor

 

Shout out to our principal, Mr. Mecham! Thank you for everything you do for our students and staff here at PJHS!

Download Nebo's Infinite Campus Mobile App

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 07:32
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Article by Lana Hiskey

Download Nebo’s Infinite Campus Mobile App

The Infinite Campus App is the most effective tool for parents, students, and other community members to stay engaged and stay connected to critical school-related information anywhere and anytime from a mobile device.

The easy-to-use design app allows you to see what is happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.

Campus Student and Campus Parent are designed to provide real-time access to student information.

Download the Mobile App now.

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium to Modernize Reading and Literacy Through Ebooks and E-audiobooks

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 07:43
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Article by Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium to Modernize Reading and Literacy Through Ebooks and E-audiobooks

Shared goal to promote digital learning in the community

In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers. Now, Nebo School District and Beehive Library Consortium have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students. This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.

The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7. Through Sora(link is external), the new student reading app for Nebo School District, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access Beehive Library Consortium’s juvenile and young adult digital collection. In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.

"We are thrilled to partner with Payson City Library,” said Lana Hiskey, Communications Community Relations Coordinator at Nebo School District. “This partnership enables our Nebo students to have greater ebook and audiobook access for learning!"

The Sora app was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions 2019(link is external) and is available for Nebo School District students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store. It is also available for use in web browsers at https://soraapp.com(link is external) on any computer.

Utah residents can also borrow and read Beehive Library Consortium’s complete ebook and e-audiobook collection with a valid library card through the award-winning Libby app(link is external)The library’s tailored collection offers ebooks, e-audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more. Libby can be used on any major device or computer, including Apple (R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).

Both reading apps are built by OverDrive and OverDrive Education. To learn more, visit https://meet.soraapp.com/(link is external) and https://meet.libbyapp.com/(link is external).

About Nebo School District

Nebo School District is nationally acclaimed for successes in academics, operations and extracurricular activities. Nebo is recognized on the state and national level for quality programs and innovative concepts that focus on students.

With approximately 4,500 employees, Nebo School District is the sixth-largest employer in Utah County. Nebo continues to build on its mission: “We engage, empower, and collaborate to ensure student success.” Nebo School District focuses on preparing all students to succeed in school and life and prepares students for active participation in school and the global community. Nebo empowers students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and talents and works to promote safety, involvement and student achievement.

Nebo students are consistently represented in lists of state and national honors in fine arts, academics, career, technology and athletic competitions. Nebo students consistently score above state and national norms on beginning and end-of-level assessments.

Nebo’s graduation rate is 92 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 87 percent and the national average of 80 percent. Nebo students receive over $19 million in scholarships yearly. Nebo District belongs to the Utah Valley University K-16 Alliance and is a member of the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership.

Every Nebo student can be a college- and career-ready student prepared to succeed in college and in workforce training. Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment classes. Nebo was recognized on the AP Honor Roll for significant gains in AP access and student performance.

About OverDrive and OverDrive Education

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company’s K-12 division – OverDrive Education – supports reading and learning in the classroom. OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries, including more than 30,000 schools. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby(link is external) app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora(link is external) is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020.

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SecurityNational Mortgage Bike Program Donation

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 08:08

As many of you know, we have a fantastic cycling program here at Payson Junior High. We recently received a generous donation for our bike program from SecurityNational Mortgage. This donation will help us fund our program for a few years. Thank you!

Parent Teacher Conference Thursday, September 17th 3pm-8pm

Submitted by tammy.halcrow on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:40
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Parent Teacher Conference Sign ups

September 17, 2020

3pm-8pm

Due to Covid we will be using a different format for Parent Teacher Conferences this fall.  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.

 

Please select from the links below to schedule your conferences:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/17zUH_jBEBwVZyoikVw8wfyLBpHax6OXt4iYQ...

 

Picture Day

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 08:44
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Picture day will be this Friday, August 21st. If you'd like to view package options and prepay online, visit bellphoto.com and use prepay code paysonjrfall20 to order. Alternatively, students will be given picture ordering packets to take home on the first day of school.

bellphoto.com
prepay code: paysonjrfall20

Class Changes

Submitted by lexi.jackman on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:42
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Due to COVID and the need for physical distancing, all class changes will be done online this year by filling out a Google Form.  Class changes will begin on Aug. 10 and go through Aug. 19.  Please watch for the Google Form on the counseling website which is accessed by clicking the Counseling tab to the left.  Parents will need to have the registration process complete and fees paid before class changes can be made.  Please note that classes are extremely full this year so many changes will not be possible. All class changes will cost $5.00.

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