April 2017

The BIG TREE Hike

Attributions: 
Eric Archer
Hikers from our 2016 hike

Our annual PJHS Big Tree Hike will be held on May 22, 2017. 

There will be an INFORMATION MEETING:

  • When: May 12 during den time
  • Where: activity room (next to the band room)

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Archer. 

Payson City Sponsors Teen Night Mind Sprint

Attributions: 

This Friday, April 21st at 6:00PM at the Payson City Library the city is sponsoring a Teen Night Mind Sprint! This includes games, snacks and prizes! Come join in the fun!

PJHS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Anne Purcell!

Attributions: 
Photos by Mr. Carl Swenson

Congratulations to our excellent math teacher, Mrs. Anne Purcell for receiving PJHS Teacher of the Year! Nebo School District posted the following on their website from comments from Mr. Swenson, our Principal, 

“Anne is truly an exemplary teacher. She truly cares about students and greets her students at the doorway where she welcomes them. Students do not transfer out of her classes and parents actually request her. Anne’s classroom is a student-friendly environment. She is an advocate to helping other teachers and the school. She is without question, a Master Teacher.”

Mrs. Purcell represents our school admirably in every way! We are fortunate to have her at our school.

 

Grizzly Update, April 12, 2017

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
Beauty and the Beast Grizzly Club Activity, April 13th

PJHS Parents and Students,

We hope all of our students had a great Spring Break full of good memories!

School is speeding by so please watch for upcoming events!

The Grizzly club activity is Thursday and permission slips need to be turned in with $2 to the finance office by tomorrow, Wed. April 12th. Also, track and tennis have started with matches and meets so make sure you watch for those!

Good Luck to all our students who are participating at Junior High or High School teams!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Social Media

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

Webpage- http://pjhs.nebo.edu/

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/PaysonJuniorHighSchoolPaysonUtah

Instagram- grizzly.nation

 Grizzly Club Activity

Those students who qualified for the Grizzly club can go see “Beauty and the Beast” on Thursday, April 13th at Stadium Cinema’s if they have a parent permission slip signed and pay $2 at the finance office before 7th period on Wednesday, April 12th. I will attach a permission slip at the end of the email for this if your student forgot to pick one up.

7Th Grade Parents

Watch for a parent link message that is upcoming from Mr. Swenson, it is regarding the E-Mint program that we are doing here at the school.

Perfect Attendance

The winners of Perfect attendance are Devyn Olson 8th grade and Maren Hartle 9th grade.  The amount will double for the 7th grade.  It pays to be on time.

PJHS Track and Field

Track 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.

 

PTA

Parents 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!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084da5ab2ba02-pjhs1

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 News

New 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, kayci.ogden@nebo.edu, if you have any questions.

Monday- Dance club, Foods

Tuesday-  Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Magic the Gathering, Afternoon Homework w/LeBaron

Wednesday- Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Zodiac Comic Book Club, Harry Potter

Thursday- Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Gab n' Grub, Ping Pong

Friday- Morning Homework w/Wagner (7:20-7:50), Minecraft, Zodiac Comic Book Club, Afternoon Homework w/LeBaron

Peter Pan Triumph!

Attributions: 
Laura Russell
The Lost Boys welcome their new mother.
The Pirates
Captain Hook and Smee
Tiger Lily, her Brave Girls, and the crocodile
Wendy and Peter Pan
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys (and girls)
Hook and Smee shenanigans
Final Bows

Peter Pan was a smashing success for their final performance on Monday night! Captain Hook, Smee, and their gaggle of pirates delighted the crowd with their clever humor and quick banter. Wendy's voice was so sweet in her lullabies, the crowd couldn't help but feel sleepy. Tiger Lily and her Indians marveled the stage with their sweet dance moves. Then of course there was Peter Pan and his lost boys (and girls) who dazzled the stage with their voices and quick escapes from Hook’s antics. We can't forget about the stunning performances of Michael, John, Mr. and Mrs. Darling, Nana, Eliza, and of course the special appearance of the crocodile.

Shout out to all the students who participated and dedicated months of their time after school to learn, practice, and perfect this play; their hard work payed off with full crowds every night. Mr. Aintablian deserves special recognition for all the time he spent designing, planning, and directing the show. The show was obviously directed by him with the bits of humor and personality scattered throughout. The play couldn't have happened without the help from Carma Heimuli who was constantly there helping with auditions, music, choreography, snacks, set designs, t-shirt designs, props, and everything in between. As well as the help from Alison Siggard who was the singing coach, Laura Russell who did the choreography, Julie Hancock, Sara Olsen, and Jamilah McMurdie who all helped with hair and makeup, and all the parents who gave rides, helped with tech, and supported their kids in their desire to be in the play.

The play was an absolute success, and thanks to everyone who came out to support our students and all their hard work!