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May 2020

Tabitha's Way

Submitted by allison.mower on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 13:05

Tabitha’s Way is committed to helping all of our neighbors have access to enough food, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tabitha’s Way is here to help.

If your family is in need of food, visit Tabitha’s at 
45 East 100 North, Spanish Fork, UT 84660. 
For faster service pre-register at is external)

Drive-Thru Emergency Food Distribution
Tuesday - Friday
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Please bring picture ID
Make sure your trunk is cleared
Please remain in your vehicle
If you are sick, please STAY HOME, and have 
someone pick up on your behalf.


Free Summer Meals

Submitted by allison.mower on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:10

Free Summer Meals

The Utah Food Bank is offering the Free Summer Meals Program again this year in four of Nebo School District communities. This year will be a drive-thru program with two meals provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Who: Youth up to 18 years

What: Free Healthy Lunch

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, June 1 - August 14

Springville Area: 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ Church, 55 North Main Street, Springville.
Spanish Fork Area: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, 100 E. 50 S. Spanish Fork.
Payson Area: 12:45 to 2:00 p.m., Constitution Park, 600 S. Main Street, Payson.
Santaquin Area: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Centennial Park, 300 W. 100 S., Santaquin.
No registration required. Drive-thru pick up with two days of lunches to go.

Contact Erin Thurber with questions at 801.887.1218 or Kerri Duncan at 801.887.1251 or (link sends e-mail).

See attached flyers for your area.


Chromebooks and Yearbooks

Submitted by cheri.campbell on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 13:44

As we finish out this historic school year I would like to thank you all so much for your support. From day one we have very much felt your support and encouragement. The burden that was placed on students, parents, families, and teachers was unprecedented. Obviously we will never forget this time in history. Two things I’ll remember most. First, how much we missed and took for granted our daily interactions and our relationships with our students. It can’t be overstated, we missed our students so much!   Second, the spirit of community we felt here at PJHS during this time. You all came together in such an amazing way, I know it wasn’t perfect, but we always felt like you had faith in us and trusted us as we gave it our best effort. 

Here are a few things you need to know as we wrap up the school year. 

  1. Online Instruction ends today, Friday May 15th

  2. Lockers can be cleaned out any time next Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:30

  3. Grades will be updated in SIS on Friday. If you feel there is an issue, please communicate with your teacher. Students who are not satisfied with their letter grade may request a P. This would mostly be in an effort to protect a 4.0. 

  4. Chromebooks will be collected beginning Tuesday of next week. We will have a drive up option Tuesday from 8-3 and Wednesday from 12-3. (Payson High School is hosting a drive in style graduation on Wednesday and there will be a lot of traffic around the building Wednesday morning.) 

  5. Yearbooks will be available in the drive up option starting Tuesday. 

  6. If you still would like to purchase a yearbook, log on to  Not sure you purchased a yearbook? Call the school and we can check. 

  7. Lost and found items will be outside on tables on those days as well, and the items not picked up will be donated mid-June. 

Thanks for an amazing school year!


Perfect Attendance

Submitted by allison.mower on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:07

Never missing a day of school...that is an amazing feat!  We have three students who can boast that that they have perfect attendance: Parker Houston in 7th grade, Aaron Neal in 8th grade, and Charley Syme in 8th grade!  Congratulations!  


4.0 for 3 years!

Submitted by allison.mower on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:04

PJHS has some amazing students!  The following students have had a 4.0, striaght A's, for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.  Congratulations and great job on working hard.  

Kadence Aagard

Zoe Allen

Kelsey Argyle

Whitney Bahr

Rachel Bentley

Brinley Bettis

Alli Blake

Ethan Boulton

Braxton Christensen

Kamryn Day

Cam Ford

Axeton Haney

Kaley Hanks

Morgan Hatfield

Brody Howarth

Jonathan King

Tallin Kunz

Joshua Laker

Kamryn Meek

Max Mitchell

Carlie Oakeson

Camryn Openshaw

Naomi Rawlinson

Cassi Richins

Daniel Rowley

Morgan Sheets

Lyndsee Slade

Matt Watkins

Makayda Wilson

Dance Company Auditions

Submitted by allison.mower on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:10

Attention all dancers attending Payson Junior High School Dance Company Auditions will be held on May 19th and May 20th .  Here is a link to a google form where you can sign up for time slot to audition.   If you cannot  sign up, please call the front office and someone will assist you in getting your name on the sign-up sheet. We will keep the groups small and sanitize the room.  We will also have hand sanitizer available. Each audition group will take about 30 minutes so please come stretched because we will get right into the audition.  The audition will consist of across the floor technique, center turns and you will learn short choreography.  Additionally, the last few minutes will be for you to demonstrate any unique skill. Please email Ms. DeGraffenried immediately if you have a conflict with the dates or do not wish to come in because of COVID-19.  We will discuss an alternative option.

Locker Clean Out Schedule

Submitted by cheri.campbell on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:52

We have set up a schedule to come to check in your library books, Spanish Readers, English books, instruments and clean out your lockers (and P.E. lockers). We need to limit how many students are in the building at any given time. Please only have the student or one healthy family member come in the building during your scheduled time, stagger when you come, wear a mask if possible, and keep a 6-foot distance from people while you are in the building. Please bring a backpack or bag to carry out your personal items. Garbage cans will be available but we ask that you quickly remove your items. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this unusual situation. We miss you! 

Monday, May 4: 8-11 Last Names beginning with A; 12-3 Last Names beginning with B

Tuesday, May 5: 8-11 Last Names beginning with C; 12-3 Last Names beginning with D-E

Wednesday, May 6: 8-11 Last Names beginning with F-G; 12-3 Last Names beginning with H

Thursday, May 7: 8-11 Last Names beginning with I-J; 12-3 Last Names beginning with K

Monday, May 11: 8-11 Last Names beginning with L; 12-3 Last Names beginning with M

Tuesday, May 12: 8-11 Last Names beginning with N-O; 12-3 Last Names beginning with P-Q

Wednesday, May 13: 8-11 Last Names beginning with R; 12-3 Last Names beginning with S

Thursday, May 14: 8-11 Last Names beginning with T-V; 12-3 Last Names beginning with W-Z

Latest Grizzly news

Submitted by allison.mower on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:45

Please take a few minutes and read the newest Grizzly Update.  This will be the final Grizzly Update for this school year and includes information on locker clean out and other end of school year procedures, including yearbooks.  

Thank you for all of your support through this unusual time and we look forward to seeing our students again this August.  Have a Great Summer!

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