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"Spring into Musicals" Final Choir Concert

Attributions: 
Ingrid Bolz

Our "Spring into Musicals" Choir concert was held on May 11, 2017.  We started at 6:45 p.m.  with a pre-concert set of three solos sung by Ashley Hansen, Ellee Barton, and Madi Drager. They each did a great job on their solos!
Then at 7:00 p.m. we presented certificates and treats to 41 9th grade students who are moving on to PHS next year. It is always bitter sweet saying good-bye to my 9th grade students but I am excited for each of them and all the great things they will do at the high school.
Women's Chorus and Advanced Women's Chorus sang a beautiful medley of princess songs which included: Beauty and the Beast, Part of Your World, Reflection and I See the Light. Paige Snyder and Carter Behrend were the hit of this medley singing their parts in "I See the Light"... (They are an item right now, so it was EXTRA SPECIAL)Men's Chorus performed "Make a Man out of You" from Mulan and Concert Choir delighted the audience with "You're Welcome" from Moana and Chamber Singers sang a broadway arrangement of Supercalifragilistic from Mary Poppins.
We finished off the concert with all the choirs participating in a 15 minute medley titled  "Disney Movie Magic"   This medley included songs from Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Lion King. The students  did a fantastic job with this medley that included choreography as well as solos sung by: Derrek DuBreuil, Carter Behrend, Sydney Lane, Katelyn Lane, Chelsea Fakatou, Devin Hancock, Jacob Laney. We also had amazing full solos/duets by Kolby Jenson and Parker Larsen, Devyn Olson and Megan Harris.     The whole evening was fun and entertaining. A great way to end the year!  

PJHS Final Orchestra Concert

Attributions: 
Christi Petrucka

Payson Junior High Orchestras performed for the very last time this year in front of each other and family and friends in a very wonderful concert.  It was full of beautiful songs and energetic, crowd-pleasing music that everyone seemed to enjoy.  The performers were well-prepared and eager to show their families a sample of all their hard work put in on their instruments both individually, and as groups, during the past several months.  

Trophies, certificates, and prizes for switching instruments, going the extra mile, completion of Jr. High Orchestra, and the perfect practice chart record for the year were awarded.  The concert ended on a rousing high note with a rendition of "Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean" performed by the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Orchestras combined together.  They were accompanied by several students from the orchestra, and a couple of guest musicians from the band on percussion. 

Track District Finals

Attributions: 
Maddy Bragg

The Payson Junior High Track and Field Team have a lot to be proud of from their District Finals meet last week. Almost every athlete was able to participate, and the energy was high. We had several point scorers at the meet: Mark Hartland placed 3rd in the Men's 110m Hurdles. Jocelyn Tucker-Lund placed 4th in the Women's Mile and 6th in the 800m. Kate Golding placed 6th in the Women's Mile. Kasen Johnson placed 2nd in the Men's 400m and 4th in the 800m. Molly Mortensen placed 4th in the Women's High Jump, and Konnor Miner placed 7th in the Men's. Our relays also worked together extremely well. The team was bigger than it's ever been this season, and we hope to keep building on the momentum next year! 

Payson FFA Awards Night

Attributions: 
Lindsy Thomas

All FFA Members and Parents, save the date!  The Payson FFA Awards Night will be Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m. in the Junior High Cafeteria.  If your son or daughter is in FFA they will be bringing an invitation home soon.  We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to Mrs. Thomas by May 22 - lindsy.thomas@nebo.edu

Summer Coding Class

Attributions: 
Pam Turley

This summer, jr. high school students are invited to attend a fun two-day workshop learning to code using Code.org’s App Lab and BBC’s microbit. Students will use App Lab to create apps that can be published and shared to run on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with a modern browser.

The BBC's microbit is a small hardware processing device (about 1/2 the size of a credit card). Projects will include: LED message display, thermometer, compass, connection to external LEDs, composing music, etc.

 

The registration fee for the two ½ days is $10.  Registration is limited to the first 25 students at each site. Enrollment is open to current 6th-8th grade students in Nebo School District.

 

Springville Jr. High School

June 6-7, 8 am -noon

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/sjhscoding

Salem Jr. High School

June 15-16, 8 am-noon

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/sajhscoding

The BIG TREE Hike

Attributions: 
Eric Archer
Hikers from our 2016 hike

Our annual PJHS Big Tree Hike will be held on May 22, 2017. 

There will be an INFORMATION MEETING:

  • When: May 12 during den time
  • Where: activity room (next to the band room)

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Archer. 

PJHS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Anne Purcell!

Attributions: 
Photos by Mr. Carl Swenson

Congratulations to our excellent math teacher, Mrs. Anne Purcell for receiving PJHS Teacher of the Year! Nebo School District posted the following on their website from comments from Mr. Swenson, our Principal, 

“Anne is truly an exemplary teacher. She truly cares about students and greets her students at the doorway where she welcomes them. Students do not transfer out of her classes and parents actually request her. Anne’s classroom is a student-friendly environment. She is an advocate to helping other teachers and the school. She is without question, a Master Teacher.”

Mrs. Purcell represents our school admirably in every way! We are fortunate to have her at our school.

 

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