Grizzly Update, December 21, 2016

Mr. Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,


Please encourage students to bring money for our Money Wars! We really need to help provide a Christmas for local families and have not met that need yet! Every bit helps!

Just a reminder, that we don’t have school on Friday, Dec. 23rd and we will return Jan. 3rd! Have a great Christmas Break and enjoy sleeping in!

Social Media

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



Instagram- grizzly.nation

PJHS Money Wars

Wednesday, Dec. 21st is the last day to donate to our Money Wars! Please bring in money! The money raised will help local families! This is a great way to help others at this important time of year! We have a lot of need in our own area!

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to this weeks winners of perfect attendance Helen Wheeler 7th, Alexis Nackos 8th grade, Sawyer Jarvis 9th grade. Perfectly Done!


Has a bye this week! Keep working hard!


Both the Girls and Boys teams played great on Monday and won against Springville Junior high. They will face Spanish Fork on Thursday after school. This is against the only team the Girls have lost to, so they have a chance to redeem that lose! Good Luck to both the Girls and Boys teams! Please come and support them on Thursday!

 Badminton tournament

The next Badminton tournament is December 21st (that's tomorrow!) so sign up with Mr. Archer today. It's a doubles tournament and it is BEFORE SCHOOL. All are welcome. If you have any questions see Mr. Archer.

Spirit Week

Hey Payson Grizzlies! December 19th - December 22nd, there will be a Christmas-themed Spirit Week!!


Monday: Cozy Day (NO blankets or PJ'S)

Tuesday: Santa Hat Tuesday

Wednesday: White Out Wednesday (white shirts, white pants, white shoes, etc.)

Thursday: Ugly Sweater Day!!

Make sure to dress up and show your Grizzly and Christmas Spirit!

Weekly Carols

Congratulations to Alexis Nackos, Violet Andrew, and Lyndie Sorensen for being drawn and having the correct answers for the weekly Christmas Carols on the bulletin board in C-Hall. Come claim your bag of treats from Mrs. Gillie in C-75. New Carols have been posted for this week, so grab the carol paper from the bulletin board and get your answers turned in to the basket in C-71 by Thursday.

On track

Congratulations to all of the students who are "On track"! Check the bulletin board by the counseling office and if your name is highlighted, come into the counselors and get a full sized candy bar!

PTA News

Parents please sign-up to help with the “Thankful Thursdays” by going to this site:

4-H News

New 4H 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. Some of these clubs will continue after Christmas break and more will be starting after as well. Contact Miss Ogden,, if you have any questions.


Monday-Disneyland Cooking

Tuesday- Holiday Gingerbread Houses & Maker

Wednesday- (TBA)

Thursday- Star Wars & Grub n' Gab

Friday- Sewing


Dec 21     Choir Elementary Assemblies 8 am

Dec 22     Boys and Girls Basketball vs Spanish Fork 3:30

Dec 23- Jan 2 Christmas Break No School

Jan 4        Wrestling vs Spanish Fork At PJHS 3:30

Jan 5        Boys & Girls Basketball @ Salem 3:30