News

1st Badminton Tournament of the Year!

Attributions: 
Eric Archer

PJHS has a rich tradition of badminton. Our first tournament will be September 28th.

-- BEFORE SCHOOL -- PJHS DOUBLES --

Get a partner and sign up with Mr. Archer (eric.archer@nebo.edu). Girls, boys, or mixed doubles!

Warm up/seeding start at 5:30 am, games start at 6.  Rackets and birds will be available.

Prizes for the top 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams.

 

10th Anniversary - PJHS Mt. Loafer Hike

Attributions: 
Story by Eric Archer; Photos: Eric Archer, Alex Lewis, Mike Farley

 

Payson Junior High School offers 2 hikes a year, the Loafer Mountain hike in the Fall and the Big Tree hike in the Spring.  These are great outdoor activities that all students are welcome to attend.  Students that haven’t hiked with the school before need to qualify by passing a physical and written test.  The Loafer Mountain hike is a 12-mile round trip with a beautiful view of Utah Valley.  

September 9, 2016 was PJHS’s 10th anniversary of being on the mountain with our largest group (38 students, 3 staff and 3 parents).  We enjoyed beautiful Fall weather and colors.  Thanks to all the great students, teachers and parents that make this a Payson Junior High School tradition.  If you missed out on Loafer hike, mark your calendar for May and the Big Tree hike. We will have a firm date in the spring.

 

 

September 14 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
2016 Mt. Loafer Hikers

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Early out days and Staff Development Day

Just a reminder that Monday are our regular early out day for teacher collaboration. On Sept. 19th we have a staff development training district wide so school will let out at 11:15. On that day we will serve breakfast but no lunch will be served!

Spirit Week

This is Spirit week at PJHS!!!!

Monday- ‘Merica Monday

Tuesday- P-Town Pride

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- BYU- Utah Day wear your team colors

Friday- Flashback Friday from the 50’s to the 90’s

-School dance at 6:00 to 8:00 at the school.

Captain’s Academy

The following students were selected by their coaches to represent their teams at a District Captain’s Academy. Ryan Ellsworth represented student council, Kasen Johnson represented boys’ cross country, Dana Chappa and Jocelyn Tucker represented girls’ cross country, and Cameron Stone represented golf.

At Captain’s Academy these students learned great lessons about sportsmanship, respect and competition. Dr. John Webb, who was an outstanding wrestler in high school and college, who has coached at all levels of wrestling and has been a real advocate for the sport, talked about how sports can truly become a lifelong love. He gave the students great insight into competition and love of sport and life!

Scott Mitchell, who led Springville High to a state football title, was an outstanding quarterback at the University of Utah and went on to play professional football for many years, gave a great motivational talk about life experiences and how they relate to sports.

Other speakers encouraged the students to be true leaders on the field and in the classroom.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! We have lots of fun clubs you can join. We also have two homework help clubs which are geared towards helping students with their math homework or if they just need to stay at school to use a computer. One before school and one after school. This year the fee for clubs is $15 for the year. This will help to cover supplies for the clubs plus students will get a t-shirt! A registration form for the 2016-2017 school year also needs to be filled out and returned to Miss Ogden in room C-66. Students can pick up forms from Miss Ogden or from the front office. Here is a list of the clubs for fall:

Monday (2:00-3:30)- Harry Potter Cooking Club

Tuesday (2:45-4:30)- Maker Club & Foods Club

Wednesday (2:45-4:30)- Robotics

Thursday (2:45-4:30)- Wrestling Training & Pinterest

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

Homework Clubs are Tuesday through Friday mornings in Mrs. Wagner’s (D148) 7:20-7:50 and Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Ms. LeBaron’s room (C78) 2:45-3:30.

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

·  For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

·  Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

 

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

              Back to school Dance 6pm

Sept 19    Staff Development Day, Half Day

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

              Term 1 Midterm

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

 

 

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Early out days and Staff Development Day

Just a reminder that Monday are our regular early out day for teacher collaboration. On Sept. 19th we have a staff development training district wide so school will let out at 11:15. On that day we will serve breakfast but no lunch will be served!

Spirit Week

This is Spirit week at PJHS!!!!

Monday- ‘Merica Monday

Tuesday- P-Town Pride

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- BYU- Utah Day wear your team colors

Friday- Flashback Friday from the 50’s to the 90’s

-School dance at 6:00 to 8:00 at the school.

Captain’s Academy

The following students were selected by their coaches to represent their teams at a District Captain’s Academy. Ryan Ellsworth represented student council, Kasen Johnson represented boys’ cross country, Dana Chappa and Jocelyn Tucker represented girls’ cross country, and Cameron Stone represented golf.

At Captain’s Academy these students learned great lessons about sportsmanship, respect and competition. Dr. John Webb, who was an outstanding wrestler in high school and college, who has coached at all levels of wrestling and has been a real advocate for the sport, talked about how sports can truly become a lifelong love. He gave the students great insight into competition and love of sport and life!

Scott Mitchell, who led Springville High to a state football title, was an outstanding quarterback at the University of Utah and went on to play professional football for many years, gave a great motivational talk about life experiences and how they relate to sports.

Other speakers encouraged the students to be true leaders on the field and in the classroom.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! We have lots of fun clubs you can join. We also have two homework help clubs which are geared towards helping students with their math homework or if they just need to stay at school to use a computer. One before school and one after school. This year the fee for clubs is $15 for the year. This will help to cover supplies for the clubs plus students will get a t-shirt! A registration form for the 2016-2017 school year also needs to be filled out and returned to Miss Ogden in room C-66. Students can pick up forms from Miss Ogden or from the front office. Here is a list of the clubs for fall:

Monday (2:00-3:30)- Harry Potter Cooking Club

Tuesday (2:45-4:30)- Maker Club & Foods Club

Wednesday (2:45-4:30)- Robotics

Thursday (2:45-4:30)- Wrestling Training & Pinterest

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

Homework Clubs are Tuesday through Friday mornings in Mrs. Wagner’s (D148) 7:20-7:50 and Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Ms. LeBaron’s room (C78) 2:45-3:30.

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

·  For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

·  Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

              Back to school Dance 6pm

Sept 19    Staff Development Day, Half Day

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

              Term 1 Midterm

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

 PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Early out days and Staff Development Day

Just a reminder that Monday are our regular early out day for teacher collaboration. On Sept. 19th we have a staff development training district wide so school will let out at 11:15. On that day we will serve breakfast but no lunch will be served!

Spirit Week

This is Spirit week at PJHS!!!!

Monday- ‘Merica Monday

Tuesday- P-Town Pride

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- BYU- Utah Day wear your team colors

Friday- Flashback Friday from the 50’s to the 90’s

-School dance at 6:00 to 8:00 at the school.

Captain’s Academy

The following students were selected by their coaches to represent their teams at a District Captain’s Academy. Ryan Ellsworth represented student council, Kasen Johnson represented boys’ cross country, Dana Chappa and Jocelyn Tucker represented girls’ cross country, and Cameron Stone represented golf.

At Captain’s Academy these students learned great lessons about sportsmanship, respect and competition. Dr. John Webb, who was an outstanding wrestler in high school and college, who has coached at all levels of wrestling and has been a real advocate for the sport, talked about how sports can truly become a lifelong love. He gave the students great insight into competition and love of sport and life!

Scott Mitchell, who led Springville High to a state football title, was an outstanding quarterback at the University of Utah and went on to play professional football for many years, gave a great motivational talk about life experiences and how they relate to sports.

Other speakers encouraged the students to be true leaders on the field and in the classroom.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! We have lots of fun clubs you can join. We also have two homework help clubs which are geared towards helping students with their math homework or if they just need to stay at school to use a computer. One before school and one after school. This year the fee for clubs is $15 for the year. This will help to cover supplies for the clubs plus students will get a t-shirt! A registration form for the 2016-2017 school year also needs to be filled out and returned to Miss Ogden in room C-66. Students can pick up forms from Miss Ogden or from the front office. Here is a list of the clubs for fall:

Monday (2:00-3:30)- Harry Potter Cooking Club

Tuesday (2:45-4:30)- Maker Club & Foods Club

Wednesday (2:45-4:30)- Robotics

Thursday (2:45-4:30)- Wrestling Training & Pinterest

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

Homework Clubs are Tuesday through Friday mornings in Mrs. Wagner’s (D148) 7:20-7:50 and Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Ms. LeBaron’s room (C78) 2:45-3:30.

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

·  For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

·  Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

              Back to school Dance 6pm

Sept 19    Staff Development Day, Half Day

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

              Term 1 Midterm

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

 

Payson FFA and Onion Days

Attributions: 
Photos and Story by Lindsy Thomas

On Labor Day Payson FFA members participated in the Onion Days parade and organized a petting zoo for citizens in the community.  FFA members gathered; goats, chickens, miniature horses, cows, and sheep for the Children's Carnival held at the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Center.  We had a lot of fun serving the youth and families in our community and are looking forward to doing it again next year. 

September 8 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
B. Mortensen
10 TIPS FOR SUCCESS AT SCHOOL BULLETIN BOARD

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).

4-H News

Great news everyone! 4H Clubs will be starting next week! This year we have many fun and exciting clubs to join. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and have some fun. Clubs that will be offered for fall include two different food clubs on Monday and Tuesday, Maker Club on Tuesday, Robotics on Wednesday, and Pinterest on Thursday. More clubs will be added soon and throughout the year. There is also a homework help club Tuesday through Friday mornings starting at 7:20 with Mrs. Wagner in room D-148. Look for flyers and posters in the hallways for more information or see Miss Ogden in room C-66. The club times are Mondays 2:00-3:30 and Tuesday-Friday 2:45-4:30

 

PTSA Announcements

The PTSA would like to thank “Plunder”, a local store, that made a donation to the PTSA that will really help get them going for the year.

We would encourage all parents and students to join our PTSA! It is a great group that helps the students and teachers throughout the entire year!

The first meeting for the PTSA will be on Sept. 8th during out Den Time, 10:28-10:51, we encourage all parents and students to come attend this meeting.

You can follow the PTSA on Facebook, search Payson Junior High PTSA or click on https://www.facebook.com/search/1786573121588442/local_search?surface=tyah

School Spirit

SPIRIT WEEK IS NEXT WEEK! The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Fridays to show their school spirit.

We will have more information on announcements about each day’s theme and activities! Check the right side of our website for daily announcements.

Girls Tennis

Jr. High Girls’ Tennis is underway with a match on Thursday, September 8th. Practice is every week night after school.

Loafer Hike

Attention Loafer Mountain Hikers. The school hike is tomorrow, September 9th. If your permission paper is not turned in by today than you will not be able to attend. If you have any questions see Mr. Archer ASAP. Again; all hike permission papers need to be signed and turned in by today in order to go on tomorrow's hike.

Cross Country

Cross Country has begun! Every day from 2:45-4:00 the team practices together by the backstop at the end of E Hall. Races are on Fridays and are a mile and a half long. It's a great way to get fit for other sports, meet new friends, and challenge yourself. Paperwork can be found with Mr. Bird in the Media Center. Come running with us!

Calendar

Sept 8      Girls tennis @ SHHS

Sept 9      Mt. Loafer Hike

                Cross country @ Springville Junior High, 3:30 pm

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

                Back to school Dance 6pm

 

 

August 30 Grizzly Newsletter

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, administrator or afterschool provider to get them excited about going to school.

PTSA Announcements

The PTSA would like to thank “Plunder”, a local store, that made a donation to the PTSA that will really help get them going for the year.

We would encourage all parents and students to join our PTSA! It is a great group that helps the students and teachers throughout the entire year!

The first meeting for the PTSA will be on Sept. 8th during out Den Time, 10:28-10:51, we encourage all parents and students to come attend this meeting.

You can follow the PTSA on Facebook, search Payson Junior High PTSA or click on https://www.facebook.com/search/1786573121588442/local_search?surface=tyah

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Locker Concerns

If your student is having a hard time with their locker please have them check in at the office. We will help anyone who needs it.

Girls Tennis

Girls, it’s 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.

Calendar

Aug. 30th   Tennis starts

Aug. 31st    Assembly- Welcome back to school

Sept. 5th     Labor Day no school

                   Payson City Badminton tournament @ PJHS

Sept. 9         Mt. Loafer Hike

Sept. 16       FFA to State Fair

                   Back to School Dance 6pm

 

 

August 24 Newsletter

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

Well hopefully you and your student survived the first day of school! It was a success from what we have seen. The best part is it only gets easier from here on out!

As a school we want to thank parents and students for making Payson Junior High what it is today! We encourage parents and students to get involved in our school! We truly believe that every student matters! Along those same lines parents, remember you have the most influence in your students’ lives, keep encouraging them to work hard and together we will have a successful year!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance

Students and parents, it is vital to school success that students attend school regularly! Each week we will include something about attendance and how it relates to success at school. These are taken from http://www.attendanceworks.org/ we encourage parents to review these with students and encourage their students to be here and on time.

This week’s tip is:

Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.

Here is a copy of the steps that will be taken for students who are late to class. Detention times will be Monday’s at 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday’s at 2:40-3:40. We will have some morning math make-ups but haven’t finalized dates and times.

Attendance Policy: Tardies

Students are expected to be in class each day on time.

1st Class Tardy – Meet with teacher

2nd Class Tardy – Teacher emails parent

3rd Class Tardy – School Office phones parent and assigns detention*

Additional Tardies - Parent and student meet with administrator to change present course of action

*Students serve ½ hour for every tardy

1 hour for a L “late” tardy.

Detentions are served before or after school or at lunch.

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!

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.

Calendar

 Aug. 26th   School Pictures                        

Aug. 30th   Tennis starts

Sept. 5th     Payson City Badminton tournament @ PJHS

 

 

Back To School Newsletter

Attributions: 
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!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

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.

Calendar

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

 

Miss Alison Siggard Is Teaching English at PJHS!

Attributions: 
Miss Siggard at Potter's Cottage set from the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London.

PJHS welcomes Miss Alison Siggard to our school! Miss Siggard will teach 7th grade English/Language Arts classes. We are thrilled for her and all of our new teachers this year. Thanks for joining Grizzly Nation!

Miss Siggard adds, "I was born and raised in Northern California as the youngest of four. I attended BYU where I majored in English education and minored in music. While there, I worked at the university writing center and in the Humanities college communications department. I've loved reading and stories as a kid (and now!) and I hope to one day finish the novel I'm working on. I also love travelling, with my favorite destination being the UK."

Mrs. Brenna Davis Accepts PJHS English Teaching Position

Attributions: 

PJHS is pleased to announce that Mrs. Brenna Davis will be teaching 7th grade English this school year. It has been fun to get to know her and we are excited for the students to get acquainted as well.

Mrs. Davis says about herself, "I was born and raised in Orem UT, and now live in Vineyard with my husband and puppy. I love hiking, camping, and running. I love to play and listen to music, and love going to the movies. I played a lot of sports growing up, and a couple in college, but baseball has always been my favorite. I went to school at BYU Idaho for a couple years, and graduated from UVU."

We are happy to have you with us, Mrs. Davis!

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