March 2018

PJHS Energy Star Certification

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We are proud to announce that Payson Jr. High School has earned the ENERGY STAR certification, signifying superior energy performance in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you to our staff and students for helping us save energy this year!

Lagoon Education Foundation Fundraiser

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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser." We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on summer fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah school families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details in the image above.

PJHS Drama Production: Oklahoma!

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Come and see the Payson Jr. High Production of Oklahoma! The production will take place in the PJHS Cafetorium on March 23, 26, and 27th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Tickets must be paid in cash or check at the door. 

Nebo Hero Recognition

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from the March 2018 Nebo News

Jennifer Braithwaite, Athletic Director, Payson Jr. “Jennifer is tireless in her efforts to help others in athletics at her own school or other schools. She advocates fairness and for students to be their very best selves.” Recognized by Troy Bohling.

Way to go, Mrs. Braithwaite! Thanks for being a Nebo Hero!

Singles Badminton Tournament

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The next singles badminton tournament will take place on March 29th before school. Doors will open at 5:30 am, and the games will start at 6:00. Everyone is welcome! Bring your A-game and show us what you've got! See Mr. Archer for more details or to sign up.

PJHS Band Concert

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Mrs. Ericksen and the PJHS band students put on an amazing show last night. Our students are very talented, and that is in large part due to Mrs. Ericksen and her diligence in teaching them.

Thank you for being so great, Grizzlies!

PJHS Advanced Orchestra Receives Superior Rating

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Article by Mrs. Petrucka

Congratulations to the Advance Payson Jr. High Orchestra for their performance at the Nebo School District Assessment last Thursday, March 8th. They received a straight superior, which is the highest grade possible. The guest judge was none other than Denise Willey, who got our school's whole string program going here in Payson about thirty years ago, and who we have to thank for our wonderful tradition of excellent string classes in our area. Denise was so impressed with our school's performance and had nothing but positive comments--both on our assessment form and in person.

This was our students' best performance, and they certainly deserved a straight superior. Way to go, PJHS!

March Mayor Award

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The recipient of the Mayor Award for March is PJHS student Spencer Bennett (9th grade). Spencer was selected for this award because he works hard and participates in class. He is mature and responsibile, and makes sure to include other people. Here's what some of Spencer's teachers have to say about him:

Spencer is so positive and such a good influence on other athletes. He knows how to set goals, work hard, and then reach those goals. – Mrs. Bragg

Awesome student! Deep questions and comments in geography - offers different perspectives few students realize. Kind and inclusive. - Ms. Clayton

Spencer (Spinney) is an impressive young man. I taught him in ECS last semester. He is very accomplished as a student with many skills that will help him during his lifetime. He completes assignments regularly and on time. He works well with others, especially girls, and he treats other students with patience. He is kind, respectful and well-mannered in class. I enjoyed teaching him. - Mr. Howell

Spencer is very sweet and helpful to those around him. He makes a point to include everyone and is quick to make friends with kids who need a friend. On top of these characteristics, Spencer is a high achiever academically, not shying away from a challenge and persevering until he not only understands concepts but can explain them to others in his group. – Mrs. Failes

Spencer is amazing student who loves learning and is a true Renaissance man. – Mr. Stoddard

 

Congratulations, Spencer! Thank you for being an example of a true Grizzly Hero!

PJHS Track and Field

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Track and Field is here! All levels of athlete ability are needed. Great for cross-training for other sports. Parent/athlete meeting Friday, March 2, after school in the PJHS library. Practice starts Tuesday, March 6. Talk to Mrs. Bragg or Mr. Ward with questions.