Parent Newsletter WE 9-25-15

After School Club - Rubik's Cube

PJHS Parents,

As I consider our school culture and the values we practice, I think of the song lyrics from Accentuate the Positive, sung by many artists in the 1940s through the 1970s, that state, “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and latch on to the affirmative. Don’t mess with Mr. In-Between”. We want our children to be confident, resolute, and practical when it comes to making character based and other decisions. We all want our children to critically think through their choices and actions. Have you ever “messed with Mr. In-Between” by not completely thinking through a problem? We all have, but we don’t want to lose focus on what is important. How do we do that? We follow humanly universal values that can help us to build our confidence to do what is right, even when no one is looking.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, September 23rd from 3:30pm-8:00pm. Please come visit with your child’s teachers. They are anxious to share news about the students and how it’s going in their classes this year.

Also, if you are willing and able to help with the teacher dinner tomorrow afternoon, please follow the link to volunteer to bring a small item. Our teachers appreciate your donation and the kindness behind it.

Nebo Afterschool Clubs

Parents, PJHS in need of more club leaders to either start new clubs or help with clubs that have been popular in the past. If you are interested in leading a club, please contact Miss Ogden at  There is a stipend included for your time.  

8th Grade College and Career Readiness (CCR) Appointments

CCR appointments will soon begin to be assigned to every 8th grader at PJHS. We plan to start mailing appointment cards around the first week of October.  We realize that there are some parents that absolutely cannot attend an appointment during the school day, therefore we are opening a few appointment times during our Parent Teacher Conferences on September 23rd.  If you need an evening time slot for you and your 8th grader, please call and make an appointment with Mrs. Vellinga at 801-465-6021.

Badminton Tournament

The 1st Badminton tournament of the year is next week before school. Get a partner and sign up with Mr. Archer today because space is limited!

Jr. Cheer Clinic

Payson High cheerleaders are sponsoring a Jr. Cheer Clinic Monday, Sept. 28th through Wednesday Sept. 30th. The cost is $35, which includes a t-shirt and pom poms. All interested students may sign up at PHS finance office. Deadline for sign ups are Friday, Sept. 25th. Jr. Cheerleaders will perform at the JV Football game on Wed. Sept. 30th.

PTA Reflections

It's time to work on your PTA Reflections entries. You may enter in the following categories, Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Photography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition. This year the theme is Let Your Imagination Fly. You may pick up an entry form in the front office. All Entries are due October 9th.

School Store

Did you know Payson Jr High runs a school store? We sell chips, animal crackers, fruit snacks, Propel and other healthy snacks. This week we are having a sale on ear buds. They are only $3.00. Students can see us on the stage during 1st and 2nd lunch.


Girls’ Tennis

Thursday, September 24 - vs. Mapleton Jr @ MMHS


Monday, September 28 @ Hobble Creek 12:00pm

Cross Country

Friday, September 25 - vs. Salem Jr @ SHHS


Nebo Football - 7th Grade

Saturday, Sept. 26th - No payson Home

10:30a SVHS Payson Silver vs. Spr.Ville SOS Drug

12:00p Salem Lo Payson Green vs. Salem Navy

Wednesday, Sept. 30th

6:00p PHS Spr.Ville SOS Drug vs. Payson Green

7:30p Salem Lo Payson Silver vs. Salem Columbia

Nebo Football - 8th Grade

Wednesday, September 23rd

5:00p PHS Salem Navy vs. Payson Silver

6:30p PHS ALA Eagles vs. Payson Green

Saturday, September 26th No Payson Home

9:00a Salem Lo Payson Green vs. Salem Columbia

12:00p ALA Payson Silver vs. ALA Eagles

Utah Valley Football - 9th Grade

2p Sat. Sept. 26th Payson @ Salem


September 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30p-8:00p

September 24 - Strengthening Families Class, 6pm - 8:30pm @ PJHS - Call Counseling office to sign up