Parent Newsletter, WE 10-23-15

Photo by John Carlisle
Mr. Rather helping a student.

PJHS Parents,

We have experienced quite the excitement at school this week after the Today Show aired a story about our bicycle program. Our program was part of a study conducted by Specialized Bicycle Company researching links between physical activity and academic achievement. We have continued to use the bicycles in PE classes to help students be able to focus during classes as well as gain healthy lifestyle habits.

Additionally, we are entering the season of winter sports and musical assemblies, performances and festivals. Our musical groups have been learning and practicing some beautiful pieces so you won’t want to miss any opportunity to see them perform. The school calendar of events can be viewed from our website at . Just click on the “View Full Calendar” on the left side of the page under “Upcoming Events”.

Also, if you are a user of social media, please “Like” our Facebook page - Payson Junior High School, Payson, Utah. You will then receive all website updates directly to your news feed. If you are a Twitter or Google+ user, you can connect to the school website as well. Then, continue to support our school by “Sharing” our stories to your own timelines so we can keep spreading our good news!


Serving Detentions

We are closing in on the end of Term 1 and in order to qualify for many of the Grizzly activities next term and avoid truancy, tardies need to be made up by serving detention time. The times are as follows:

  • After School - Students can serve detention on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room A23.

  • Before School - Mrs. Wagner’s Room D148 (must let teacher know it is for detention).

  • Den Time - Room A23 Monday through Thursday - ONLY WITH ALL PASSING GRADES.

Overdrive Online Collection of eBooks

PJHS now has OverDrive, an online collection of eBooks and audiobooks available to students 24/7! OverDrive can be accessed through the link or through the free app on your tablet or smart phone. Your username and password is the same as your Nebo School District computer login.

  1. Visit

  2. Sign up for an OverDrive account.

  3. Add the Nebo School District digital library.

  4. Log in using the same username and password you use at school.

  5. Find and checkout books.

Online Coding Camps For Students

Interested in online computer coding?  Nebo District is offering after-school classes for students in grades 4-9 in various locations throughout the district.  Please click on the link for further information or to register for coding camps.

Star Wars and Wrestling - Nebo After School 4H Activities

Just a reminder that you can sign up and join any after school club at any time. We now have a Star Wars club and Wrestling. We will also have a ping pong club and if you or someone you know want to be the club teacher, please contact Miss Ogden at

Cancer Sucks!

Our student council and some friends of Alexis Fuentes, a PHS student, are selling Tootsie Pops during lunch for 50 cents each to help with his medical costs. We have collected almost $300 to date and will continue to sell the Pops until we run out! Thanks to all of the students who have purchased a Pop!


October 20, Fall Choir Concert 7:00pm, PHS

October 29, 8th Grade Explore Test

November 6, Marching Band Assembly 8:30am