9-8-15 Newsletter

Alesha LeMmon


PJHS Parents,

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” -John F. Kennedy

In this age of seemingly constant competition, many students feel the need to succeed. Payson Junior High students are no different. They put in hard work to excel and it does not go unnoticed by our teachers and staff. Teachers share their students’ successes with other teachers, parents, and administrators daily. But, we all know many of these successes come with previous failures. It is a fact that failure is a crucial component to success.

Nobody wants to fail, ask successful inventors about failure and the stories will most like include multiple attempts and more failures than they would care to count. We need to convey to our children that one must fail to truly succeed and it’s okay. Goals and successes are reached by going forward, making errors, and continually correcting them. Dr. Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics compares the way humans attain goals and success to missiles and torpedoes. He states, “By a series of zigzags it [the torpedo] literally gropes its way to the goal. In fact, the missile is likely to be off target a far greater percentage of the time than it is on target.” The torpedo makes minor adjustments in its course to reach the target accurately.

We are all constantly adjusting course as we learn from our failures and reach for success. May we all remind ourselves that course corrections are a fact of life and failure can lead to great achievements in all we do.


Nebo Parent Mentor

As we begin this 2015-16 school year, we know parents are "new" to the world of Special Education.  Parents find they may need assistance in understanding the IEP/504 process, in effectively communicating and working with teachers, or in finding resources specific to a child's needs.  Nebo School District has a Parent Mentor that can help. See the attached document in the photo section of this newsletter on our website (pjhs.nebo.edu) for more information.

Nebo Afterschool Clubs

Clubs will begin this week and continue through November 6th. All students are welcome to join a single club, or multiple clubs if they wish. There is no cap for enrollment and no deadline date, so feel free to come join at any time. Registration forms can be found in the main office or see Miss Ogden in C66.  All clubs meet as soon as school is out. Healthy snacks will be available daily during the gathering time at 2:35pm in Miss Ogden’s room (C66).

Strengthening Families Parenting Program

CAASA-Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse, invites your whole family to participate in a FREE, 12 week, evidence based course. Session starts Thursday, September 17, 2015. Class is every Thursday for 12 weeks at Payson Junior High School (1025 S Highway 198, Payson) Dinner is included! For more information, and to register, contact Kim Lefler at (801) 921-9779.


Girls' Golf

Thursday, September 10 @ Gladston 11:30AM

Monday, September 14 @ Spanish Oaks 

Girls’ Tennis

Thursday, September 10 vs Diamond Fork @ MMHS 3:30PM

Tuesday, September 15 vs Salem @ SHHS 3:30PM

Thursday, September 17 vs Spanish Fork Jr @ SFHS 3:30PM

Nebo Football - 8th Grade

Wednesday, September 9 - Salem Columbia vs. Payson Silver @ PHS 6PM

Wednesday, September 9 - Spgvl Reams vs. Payson Green @ PHS 7:30PM

Saturday, September 12 - Spgvl Johnson Construction vs. Payson Green @ PHS 10:30AM

Saturday, September 19 - Spgvl Reams vs. Payson Sliver @ PHS 9AM


September 11: Loafer Mountain Hike

September 11: Back to School Dance 6pm - 8pm


September 23: Parent Teacher Conference