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PJHS Students Help Orphans In Mexico

Attributions: 
Before the Show
Teacher Synchronized Swim Team

Teachers and Staff performed at PJHS live for 7th graders. Our 7th grade students won the privilege of seeing our staff show off their talents and abilities as a reward for donating the most money as a class to our annual fund drive for orphaned children in Mexico. Because of the generous donations given by ALL of our students, we are able to help these children with basic needs such as clothing, bed sheets, personal hygiene and other necessities.

A big thanks to ALL of our students for generously donating to help others in need this holiday season. 

 

12-8-2015 Parent Newsletter

Attributions: 
B. Mortensen

PJHS Parents,

We appreciate all who took the time to come to our Parent Teacher Conferences.  December is a busy time of year, which we realize, but any time invested in your children's education is time well spent.   Please mark your calendars for the next Parent Teacher Conference to be held on February 17th.

Den time is a chance for students to get caught up on missing work or be rewarded for having passing grades. As a school, we feel Den Time is a great opportunity to assist our students in staying on top of their grades.  Please take the time to talk to your students about how they are using their Den Time. If needed, please help them plan what classes to go to so they can improve their grades.  For those students making up work, remember to be on time to the Den class with needed materials.  As faculty & staff we strive to assist our students in having passing grades and will continue to use Den Time as a way to help each of them.

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Christmas Choir Concert- Tuesday Nov. 15th at Payson High School @ 7:00 pm.

Money Wars- Starting on Dec 7th to Dec. 17th our students will be participating in a Money Wars challenge between the grades. The grade that raises the most money will attend a teacher talent show on Dec. 18th. This is a great way for our students to help others in need!

8th Grade Grizzly Club Members-If you are an 8th grader and a member of the Grizzly Club you are invited to an activity this Friday during Den Time. We will be having a hot dog roast and making S'mores in Mr. Young's classroom E-89. Please bring your grizzly club card as your ticket into the activity.

Dress up Days- Next week we are having a Holiday Spirit Week! The 3rd period class that has the highest percentage of kids dress up throughout the entire week will get a doughnut party and our awesome Spirit Week banner!  So come dressed up and ready to show your school spirit!

Monday Dec 14- Cozy Day

Tuesday Dec 15- Red & Green Day

Wednesday Dec 16- Flannel/ Plaid Day

Thursday Dec 17- Fuzzy Socks/ Christmas Socks & Sandals Day

Friday Dec 18- Ugly Sweater Day

 Nebo After School 4H Activities

SCHEDULE

Monday- Star Wars/ Pinterest

Tuesday- Harry Potter/Christmas craft/Rube Goldberg

Thursday- Science Fair/ Sewing club

Friday- Rube Goldberg/HOBY

If you have any questions please contact Miss Ogden at kayci.ogden@nebo.edu

 Calendar

Dec. 9     3:30 Wrestling-Mount Nebo @ Payson

Dec 10    3:30 Boys Basketball vs ALA

               3:30 Girls Basketball vs Provo

Dec. 14   8 am Fight The New Drug Assembly

               3:30 Boys & Girls Basketball vs Springville @ PJHS

Dec. 15    7 pm Christmas Choir Concert

 

 

Parent Newsletter, 11/24/15

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
Talent Show Participants

PJHS Parents,

As a school, we hope all of our students and their parents have a great Thanksgiving Break! For those who are traveling, please do so safely! There are always a lot of fun traditions to look forward to as we begin the holiday season.

We want to thank all of those students who shared their talents today in our Talent Assembly! We have so many talented students it is great that they would share their talents with all of us. The student body was excellent for the assembly.

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Serving Detentions

We have a few students who owe detention time. These need to be made up ASAP! Please review with your student if they owe detention time and make a plan to get it done. 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.

Nebo After School 4H Activities

Schedule

Monday- Star Wars/ Pinterest Tuesday- Harry Potter/Christmas craft/Rube Goldberg

Thursday- Science Fair Friday- Rube Goldberg/HOBY

If any parent is interested in starting a Ping Pong Club please contact Miss Ogden at kayci.ogden@nebo.edu

PJHS Winter Sports 

Wrestling- This week the wrestlers will be at Springville Junior High School on Tuesday @ 3:30.

Boys basketball- Will be playing today against Canyon View at 3:30. Next week on 11/30 they will be playing at Mount Nebo!!! Please come and support our team!

Girls Basketball- The Girls will be playing at Mount Nebo also on 11/30. Please come and support them.

PAYSON CITY RECREATION SPONSORED SPORTS

Sign-ups are underway at the Payson City Website for winter sports, http://www.paysonutah.org/index.php?module=ibcms&fxn=parks_rec.recreation

Calendar

Nov. 24            3:30 Boys Basketball vs. Canyon View @ PJHS

                        3:30 Wrestling Payson @ Springville

Nov 25-27        Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30            3:30 Boys & Girls Basketball @ Mt. Nebo Jr.

Dec. 2              3 pm SCC

                        3:30pm Parent/Teacher Conference

                        3:30 Wrestling- Payson @ Salem

 

 

PJHS's Got Talent!

Attributions: 
Photos by Yearbook Staff

We don't need judges! We already know our students have talent and we saw that today during our annual Talent Show. Students sang, played instruments, tackled the Rubik's cube, sketched, danced, and performed skits and above all, had a great time! Thanks to all of those who worked to put it all together and to those who shared their talents with us. 

Parent Newsletter Week Ending 11-20-15

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Serving Detentions

We have a few students who owe detention time. These need to be made up ASAP! Please review with your student if they owe detention time and make a plan to get it done. 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.

Nebo After School 4H Activities

Schedule

Monday- Star Wars/ Pinterest Tuesday- Harry Potter/Christmas craft/Rube Goldberg

Thursday- Science Fair Friday- Rube Goldberg/HOBY

If any parent is interested in starting a Ping Pong Club please contact Miss Ogden at kayci.ogden@nebo.edu


PJHS Winter Sports 

Wrestling- The first match of the season was against Mapleton Junior high school which proved to be too tough for the Grizzlies. Four of our varsity wrestlers pinned their opponents Joseph Brandley, Wyatt Hone, Tucker Naccarato, and Louis Williams. Joseph had the fastest pin (15 seconds). This week the wrestlers will host Diamond Fork here on Wednesday @ 3:30.

Boys basketball- The boys basketball will be at Willowcreek Junior High on Thursday 11/19.

Girls Basketball- The girls will start games next week!

PAYSON CITY RECREATION SPONSORED SPORTS

Sign-ups are underway at the Payson City Website for winter sports, http://www.paysonutah.org/index.php?module=ibcms&fxn=parks_rec.recreation


Calendar

Nov. 17   7pm Band/Orchestra Concert

Nov. 18   3:30 Wrestling- Diamond Fork @ Payson

Nov. 19   4:30 Boys Basketball @ Willowcreek

Nov. 20   8:00 Grizzly Club activity “Peanuts the Movie”

                3:30 Badminton Tournament-District  Invitation

Nov. 23  3:30 Boys Basketball vs. ALA

Nov. 24 8:00 am Talent Show

                3:30 Boys Basketball vs. Canyon View @ PJHS

                3:30 Wrestling Payson @ Springville

 

 

Parent Newsletter Week Ending 11-13-15

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents,

Coming up in two weeks will be our first reward activity for those students who are in the Grizzly Club. Students who have qualified were given a Grizzly card in the past couple of days. Student with Grizzly cards have the opportunity to go see “The Peanuts Movie” on Nov 20th during the school day. Members can pick up a permission slip in the office and have a parent sign it and bring the permission and $2 to the finance office by November 18th. The bus will be loading at 8:05.

To qualify for the Grizzly Club students had to:

Grades

• A student is to have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

• A student may have no deficient grades (D’s, F’s, I’s) at the end of the term.

Attendance

• A student must be in attendance 90% of the term (with no unexcused absences). This

equates to approximately no more than 40 period absences (5 days) allowed per term

• A student may not have more than three tardies in a term.

• A student may choose to make up tardies by serving detention.

Citizenship

• A student may not have any N’s or U’s on their citizenship grade in any class.

• A student may not have any suspensions for the reward term and the current term will

be a probationary period for the next term.

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Congratulations goes out to Kya Heimuli- who was honored as Payson’s Mayor Outstanding Student Award! Keep up the good work Kya.

Serving Detentions

We have a few students who owe detention time.These need to be made up ASAP! Please review with your student if they owe detention time and make a plan to get it done. 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.

Nebo After School 4H Activities Schedule

Monday- Star Wars/ Pinterest Tuesday- Harry Potter/Christmas craft/Rube Goldberg

Thursday- Science Fair Friday- Rube Goldberg/HOBY

If any parent is interested in starting a Ping Pong Club please contact Miss Ogden at kayci.ogden@nebo.edu

PJHS Winter Sports

Wrestling- The first wrestling match of the year is Mapleton here @ 3:30pm. Come support our wrestlers!

Boys basketball- Tryouts will be complete by Tuesday night. Next week we will post those members of the team.

Girls Basketball- Tryouts will be complete by Tuesday night. Next week we will post those members of the team.

PAYSON CITY RECREATION SPONSORED SPORTS

Sign-ups are underway at the Payson City Website for winter sports, http://www.paysonutah.org/index.php?module=ibcms&fxn=parks_rec.recreation

Calendar

Nov. 17  3:30 Boys basketball vs. ALA @ PJHS

             7pm Band/Orchestra Concert

 

 

Straw Towers

Attributions: 
Photos and Story - Mrs. Jill Blancher

Students who achieve all passing grades, less than 3 tardies and 90% attendance in a term qualify for a special in-school activity in our "Grizzly Club Lounge". This month's activity, sponsored by our monumentally amazing math department, involved teams of 5 students. The students were given straws and tape and were to build a tower. As they made their towers, teachers encouraged each group to think about what shapes would give a good base. The team with the highest tower that could stand on its own won. The top three teams earned a prize. 

BYU Football Visits PJHS for Red Ribbon Week

PJHS' annual Red Ribbon Week was held recently to mobilize the school and community to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Students participated in a banner contest to stamp out drugs, collectively walked 500 miles - each student walked 1/2 mile around campus, ran or cheered on runners in a 2 mile fun run, created a flash mob, and listened to speakers from BYU's football team including Tanner Mangum-QB, Nate Carter-RB, and Kurt Henderson-WR. The speakers stressed their success as a part of healthy lifestyle choices and how we all can be successful by making good choices.

We also heard from our very own in-house student band led by Mr. Plaisted on guitar, Jett Jacob and Kirienn Marrott-guitars, Tregan Palmer-drums, Mindy Riding-keyboard, with Brooke Black and Audrey Herget singing. Mr. Aintablian, Mrs. Holt and Mrs. Reid also made special appearances.

Thank you to everyone who organized during the week and made it a huge success. Our students did a great job sending the message that it's better to choose healthy lifestyles over drugs. 

Parent Newsletter, WE 10-23-15

Attributions: 
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 pjhs.nebo.edu . 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!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

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 nebo.lib.overdrive.com 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 http://app.overdrive.com

  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.

http://pub.lucidpress.com/nebocodingcamps/

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 kayci.ogden@nebo.edu

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!

Calendar

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

October 29, 8th Grade Explore Test

November 6, Marching Band Assembly 8:30am

 

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