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Blake Mortensen
Teachers and counselors putting up a bulletin board.

PJHS Parents and Students,

It is hard to believe but another year is about to start!  As faculty and staff, we hope you and your student(s) have enjoyed the summer and are ready to get back into school!


7th Grade Day

This day is for 7th graders to come and get acquainted with the school and their teachers. It is held Monday, Aug 22nd and begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. Students and parents are encouraged to attend, not required. Buses will not run on 7th grade day. You will have a chance to meet all of the teachers, walk to classes, find restrooms, lunchroom and try those challenging lockers! We will be rewarding those who survive with a treat at 11:00 am. Please plan on attending.

First Day of School Reminders

School will start at 7:55 am on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd!

Students will be given a new schedule which they will pick up in the cafetorium.

Locker Concerns

The janitors spend a great deal of time trying to get the lockers working properly. If students are having a problem opening their locker, make sure they are doing the combination right and lift hard on the handle to get it to open.  If it still won’t open, make sure they ask someone for help. Please assure your students that teachers, administrators and other students are always available to help. If after all other attempts have failed to work, stop by the office and we will do whatever it takes to help your student! Lockers can cause an awful amount of stress at first, but it doesn’t take long and all students quickly become pro’s!

Early Out Days

This year students will get out of school early on Mondays, instead of Wednesday’s as it was in the past. School will be let out at 1:50 every Monday for teacher collaboration time.

Girls' Tennis

Girls, its time to start another great season of Jr. High Girls Tennis. Practice will be starting on Tuesday, August 30th after school. We will first meet in Mr. Hatch's Room (B55) and then go out to play.  You can sign up with Mr. Hatch or Mrs. Renzello (D137), or just come ready to play on August 30th.  Don't worry if you have never played before. Girls of all grades and experience level are welcome.      

Loafer Hike

Parents each fall we have a group of students tackle the challenge of hiking to the top of Loafer Mountain. This is scheduled for Friday, September 9th. There are some pre-requisites that must be done before they are allowed to join the challenge. Get with Mr. Archer, boys PE teacher, if you are interested.


Aug. 22nd  7th Grade Day                         

 Aug. 23rd   School starts for all students

 Aug. 26th   School Pictures                        

Aug. 30th   Tennis starts

Sept. 5th     Payson City Badminton tournament @ PJHS