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Chess Club District Tournament

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On Saturday, February 9th, our Payson Junior High Chess team completed at the Nebo School District's annual chess tournament in Springville.  Chess Club president, Skyler Ainscough, led team members Ian Billings, Max Shirts, Nathaniel Jacquart, and Zanetell Miller to an overall 4th place team win.  Team members received several honorable mention awards for their participation.  Participation in the State tournament in March is the team's next goal.  If you are interested in taking part in our chess club/team, please contact Mr. Wright, room C-67.  

Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten Registration is Moving to Summer

Kindergarten registration, traditionally held in March, will be moved to the summer and combined with grades 1st -12th. More detailed information regarding summer registration for K-6th will be sent out to you before the end of the school year.

Parents can prepare now for registering their kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.  

We appreciate your help getting the word out. Please contact your school office if you have any questions. Thank you.

Science Fair Winners

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Congratulations to all of the Payson Junior High science fair winners!  Dylan Weight earned the grand prize for his experiment on chemical and physical energy.  Perrin Ballamos, Jonathan Laursen, Jake Olson, and Gavin Siggard are all advancing to the district science fair at BYU.  We are so proud of all of our student scientists!  Great work Grizzlies.  

Students of the Month February

Congratulations to February's Students of the Month!  Here is what their teachers had to say about them:

Tae Silva- Tae is very kind and polite, a friend to everyone, a great helper and fun to have in class.

Danielle Holm-  Danielle is sweet, kind and loving and always does her best. She is always nice to everyone.

Natasha Simpson- Natasha is a hard worker; she is always completing and turning in assignments on time. She is always smiling and has a kind, loving heart.

Hunter Lefler- Hunter is a fun loving kid that loves to hang out with friends. He is a joy to be around and makes PJHS a better place.

Ashley Pray- Ashley is kind and hard working. She stays focused in class and is a friend to others. She is always trying to improve. 

Payson Junior High Science Fair

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The Science Fair is this Wednesday and Thursday in the activities room. Check-in is between 3-5, and judging will begin at 5. The awards ceremony will be on the 7th at 5 PM. Come and win fame, fortune, and glory for you and your family! Questions, talk to your science teacher or Mr. Wright.

District BOB

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On Monday, January 28th, the top two teams from each school, Payson Junior HIgh School, Mapleton Junior HIgh School, and Diamond Fork Junior High School, met to compete in a district Battle of the Books challenge.  The students were terrific! The teams each read 20 books and then prepared to answer questions about those 20 books. They also had to memorize the titles and authors to all 20 books! First place went to Payson Junior High School’s FBI team.  Great work Grizzlies!

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