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March 2017

String of Pearls Jazz Band Dinner Dance

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:29
Connie Erickson

What: String of Pearls Jazz Band Dinner Dance

When: April 22, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 9:30PM (Dinner served at 7:00)

Where: PJHS Cafetorium

1940s Attire Strongly Encouraged

Just think about it - our students putting it all out there for three hours. They play live dance music in the mode of a bygone era they never experienced personally, but perform convincingly because of their whole year studying it.This is EDUCATION! You get the thrill of watching them pull it off like seasoned pros, all the while enjoying a catered meal and dancing (or foot-tapping) to your heart's content!

Tickets are $15 per person and any of the Jazz students would LOVE to sell you one (or two or more!).


March 28 Grizzly Update

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:57
Mr. Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,A great big thank-you goes out to the cast of Peter Pan Jr. We also need to thank Mr. Aintablian for a great last play at PJHS and wish him luck at Payson High School. It takes a lot of students and parent support to pull off a play of this caliber! It is great to have all the support that we have here at PJHS.We hope each student will get to enjoy the spring break with family or friends. This is a great break and is needed to relieve some of the stress from school.  GRIZZLY GROWLSSocial MediaPlease check us out on any of these social media sites! Webpage- grizzly.nation Perfect AttendanceCongratulations to Karen Plascencia 7th grade, Byron Hapairai 8th grade, and Rissy Menlove 9th grade for winning this weeks perfect Attendance!! LIA ApplicationThis Friday is the last day to turn in your application for Latinos in Action for the 2017-2018 school year! All applications need to be returned to either the office or Mrs. Padlock. PJHS Track and FieldTrack is currently running after school until 4:15. We love all types of athletes and can't wait to help everybody get their personal bests. Come out as soon as you can and we'll have a great season! Talk with Mrs. Bragg with any questions.TennisJr. High Boys tennis has started after school. All grades and experience levels are welcome to join the team. Sign up in Mr. Hatch's room B 55. PTAParents the PTA is looking for parents to volunteer and adopt a teacher for teacher appreciation week! Please go this website to sign-up! We know the teachers love this week! Thanks! Thank you Thursdays- April is our last Treat day for the Teachers.  Please Check the PTSA Facebook page for more info. PTSA IS LOOKING FOR ADULT LEADERSHIP!!!!!We are looking for some motivated ADULTS that will guide the Students in our PTSA (P= PARENT, T= TEACHER, S= STUDENT A= Association). You don't have to be a parent to serve. Parents & Guardians, Grandparents, Older siblings, Aunts, Uncles or just an awesome community leader. We welcome you all !!!!!  PLEASE let us know if you would like to help. The time that this requires is only 1 meeting a month and can be flexible to the new board members. We need to fill: President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Students, President Elect, VP Fundraising and Social Media.  We would love to include all who wish to serve our School. Our #1 goal is to make sure our teachers know how much we appreciate all the work they do helping our students achieve their goals in life. We also help our students learn the value of serving others and leadership training while having fun too. The Students have done a lot of work this year in coming together and embracing the leadership possibilities  the PTSA provides.  We don't want to lose the momentum they are on. Please come and see what we are up to. PTSA meetings this year are held 2nd Thursday every month @ 10:30am in the Faculty lounge. 4-H NewsNew 4-H clubs are getting started. Registration forms can be found in the office or from Miss Ogden in room C-66. Club registration fee for the year is $15. Contact Miss Ogden,, if you have any questions. Monday- Dance club, FoodsTuesday-  Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Magic the Gathering, Afternoon Homework w/LeBaronWednesday- Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Zodiac Comic Book Club, Harry PotterThursday- Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Gab n' Grub, Ping PongFriday- Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Minecraft, Zodiac Comic Book Club, Afternoon Homework w/LeBaron Calendar Mar 29 Captain's' AcademyMar 30  8 am Nebo Jazz AssessmentApr 3-7  SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOLApr 7     8 am Jazz Band Boot CampApr 10   PTA Teacher Appreciation

Payson FFA Attends State Convention

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:33
Lindsy Thomas

Payson FFA attended the Utah FFA State Convention on March 9th-11th.  Our FFA chapter traveled with 42 members to Cedar City, UT where we attended convention and took away a lot of lessons, awards, and fun.  Some of the highlights for our chapter included; earning the Superior Chapter and 5 Star Chapter awards, winning the Utah State Fair Swine, Crops, and Sweepstakes awards, and having several Senior members earn their State FFA Degrees.



March 14 Grizzly Update

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:13

PJHS Parents and Students,

This is the last week of term 3! We are all gearing up for a FANTASTIC FINAL TERM of the school year. Let’s finish strong, Grizzlies!


Social Media

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



Instagram- grizzly.nation

PJHS Track and Field

Come out as soon as you can and we'll have a great season! Talk with Mrs. Bragg with any questions.


Orion Wilson and Joseph Brandley had perfect attendance for this week and both earned $10! Congratulations on being drawn!


Please sign-up to bring treats for the faculty!

Thanks for your support! We have the greatest parents!

4-H News

New 4H clubs are getting started. Registration forms can be found in the office or from Miss Ogden in room C-66. Club registration fee for the year is $15. Some of these clubs will continue after Christmas break and more will be starting after as well. Contact Miss Ogden,, if you have any questions.

Monday- Disneyland Foods, Dance club

Tuesday-  Magic the Gathering


Thursday- Gab n' Grub

Friday- Minecraft

Harry Potter Club is starting February 22; the kids can sign up in Miss Ogden's room.


Mar 14  8:30 am Nebo Interm. Choir Assessment

             7 pm Band Bash

Mar 16  Last Day of Third Term

English Students Attend Play At Hale Theater

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 15:44
Mrs. Vanessa Gillie

Mrs. Gillie and a group of her 9th Grade English students went to see "Peter and the Star-catchers" on March 2, 2017 at Hale Center Theater in Orem. The play was a story about how Peter Pan came to be--how he started out as an orphan, met Molly (the star-catcher and Wendy's mother), met and became enemies with Captain Hook, learned to fly,  and decided that he never wanted to grow up. The playhouse was filled with constant laughter and a great time was had by all. 


PJHS FFA Celebrates

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 15:39
Mrs. Lindsy Thomas
Mr. Swenson and FFA Members In Official Dress

Payson Junior High has the coolest principal around! Mr. Swenson brought the Agriculture Science class donuts in his very own FFA Official Dress that he wore in high school.  At the end of a busy week celebrating FFA the agriculture science class loved seeing Mr. Swenson in his official dress. Our administration is very supportive of our FFA program and we are so thankful for that!

LIA Visits Veteran Home

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 15:35

On March 3rd, Latinos in Action visited Central Utah Veteran’s Home in Payson, Utah. They handed out muffins to all the kind veterans that have served our country. Each Friday the students visit our local veterans.

They talk with them, do activities with them, some of them even tell stories about wars in which they’ve served or they play piano for the students. It has been a joyous and fun experience.

"I feel like it has helped us mature and appreciate our families more because some of these veterans don’t get visitors at all. We hope we have made them smile and have a fun time around us." -Daniela Lopez


PJHS LIA Serves At Park View Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:29


Payson Junior High School’s Latinos In Action, is enjoying tutoring at Park View Elementary. The students have been excellent role models for all of the little students. They have been putting a lot of effort and hard work into helping each student succeed in their academic areas.

It hasn’t been an easy task but they’ve managed to do it. It has been by far one of the best experiences of being in Latinos In Action. They’ve helped teachers cut papers, helped kids on homework, and assisted them with comprehension and reading skills. It sure has been such a joy working with these kids! We’re hoping to see great outcomes!


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