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January 2014

December's Best at PJHS

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 14:32
December Students of the Month


Every month, Payson Junior High’s teachers are faced with the challenge to select students of the month. With so many excellent students attending Payson Junior, it can be difficult for teachers to select just one outstanding student! They accomplished this task and have chosen the following as December’s students of the month:

Science- 7th: Lora Burton & Cassandra John, 8th: Myranda Goodworth & Adalyn Coon, and 9th: Jacey Orme & Kyle Mott. Language Arts- 7th: Cody Zumbrennen, 8th: Eduardo Camba, and 9th: Lucy Hales. Girls PE- 7th: Alyssa Baker, 8th: Annalise Rice, and 9th: Madeline White.Boys PE- 7th: Chase Openshaw, 8th: Ethan Hatfield, and 9th: Tanner Kilpack.

Social Studies- 7th: Ashland Lowder, 8th: Kobey Evans, and 9th: Saige White. Fine Arts- 7th: Kaitlyn Sharp, 8th: Megan Neal, and 9th: Cali Bogan. Library- 7th: Porter Stulce, 8th Harley Huff, and 9th: Hanna Walker. Career and Tech- 7th: Emily Waters, 8th: Tayt Kearl, and 9th: Eli Jones.

The overall students of the month, representing their entire grade, were: 7th: Chase Openshaw, 8th:Tayt Kearl, and 9th: Lucy Hales.

Congratulations to you all for your work hard and dedication! You help Payson Junior to shine a little brighter!



New Year, New Clubs!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:44
Written by Sarah Sullivan

I pledge my head to greater thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living.  For my club, my community my country, and my world. - The 4-H pledge.

4-H has started out great in the 2013-2014 school season.  There are many more clubs coming, so stay on the lookout, and make sure to register.  The next clubs to look out for include a Science Fair Club, a Swing/ Ballroom Dance club, a Glee club, and more Ping Pong!  Make sure to sign up for the clubs you want, because if not enough people sign up they have to be canceled.  So, don’t procrastinate, pick a date, and a club, hop to it, and sign up.

4-H is a lot of fun, and a great time to spend with friends.  So, make sure you participate in some clubs, and bring your friends, too.  You get to learn many new talents, and experience in things not offered as a class.  So come on down, participate, and make the most of your school experience!


Tis the Season to be Singing

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:34
Written by Myranda Goodworth

It was the Christmas choir concert Tuesday the 10th and also the final concert for our student teacher, Mrs.Ivie. She says; “I treasure each of these students individually, they have helped me flourish and I will miss them so much.” The concert was done wonderfully bringing the christmas spirit to the Payson High school auditorium.

Solos by Megan Neal, (Singing “Oh Holy Night”) Brandon Harris, (“Silver Bells”) and Owen Grimshaw (“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”) were done exceptionally with Mrs.Bolz commenting that, “They all worked so hard and it payed off in the end.”

The Arts department works hard on doing many different things, one of which included learning “Silent Night” in American Sign Language to perform. The soloists, Casssidy Radmall, Michelle Rushton, Kaitlyn Mikesell, Megan Rogers, Brookelynn Brailsford, Chloe Worthen, Rebecca Apbood, and Cassandra John, did a wonderful job expressing the song through the hand signals and emotions.

The choirs also performed at Orchard Hills and the new Veterans Hospital (Home) in Payson. A big thanks is sent to Mrs.Bolz and the choir department for helping our choirs garnish their talents and continue to do better and better all the time!


November Students of the Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:17
November Students of the Month


Each month, teachers vote on which students excelled and really stood out in each of their content areas. The excellent students for November are as follows:

Science- 7th: Ambria Watkins, 8th: Paisley Finch, and 9th: Jacey Orme. Boys PE- 7th: Trevor Moon, 8th: Hagen Wright, and 9th: Diego Tinoco.

Social Studies- 7th: Alyssa Baker, 8th: Jannely Fajardo, and 9th: Morgan Chappuis. Fine Arts- 7th: Ben Larsen, 8th: Carlie Jaussi, and 9th: Cody Robertson. Career and Tech- 7th: Javen Anderson, 8th: Abigail Lisonbee, and 9th: Rex Galloway.

The overall students of the month, representing their entire grade, were: 7th: Erin Miller, 8th:Kobey Evans, and 9th: Harrison Carr.

These students truly work hard and shine in the classroom! Congratulations to you all!



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