Congratulations to January's students of the month! Macin Kuester has a really good heart, is a peer tutor and is such a great friend to all students. Lynzi Hallett is an excellent student academically, is very kind, and tells her teacher's thank you every day! Shelby Ungermann is an exceptional student, always participates in class, and has an infectious attitude about life. Dayton Randoph is an awesome student and has a genuine, positive attitude about school and life in general. Emrie Carroll is always smiling, always says hello and always does her best! She is kind to everyone. Aiden Jacobson is a great student who is always on task and always willing to help others. He is in 7th grade, but is in an 8th grade honors math class and is earning A's.
Congratulations to Trista Larsen for earning the Mayor's Award in January! Teachers had a lot of wonderful things to say about her. She is a dynamite, hard-working, and diligent student. She is responsible and mature to ask questions when she has them. She is well-mannered and a great example to her peers. Trista is also very considerate of others, extremely respectful and honest. She completes all of her work without fail and provides a positive example to other students. She is kind and compassionate to others as well. Trista is very motivated to help other people and to do well in her classes. She is respectful and a wonderful student. We are so proud of her, and we are so lucky to have her as a student at Payson Junior High School.
Every Student, Every Class, Every Day, ATTENDANCE MATTERS!
New Attendance emails: We have instituted a new communication tool to help parents and students monitor school attendance. Each Friday afternoon an email will be sent to parents and students regarding any attendance concerns and any detention owed. Please review this email and work with your student to make a plan to make up any detention owed.
Did you know……... When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future. -absencesaddup.org
We are lucky to have the following students here at Payson Junior High School! Grady Grimshaw, Heidi Johnson, Allie Williams, Matt Watkins, Carson Merrill, and Londyn McMurdie have been selected as Students of the Month for December. Thanks for being kind, hard-working and patient!
Zachary Reddington has received this month's Mayor's Award. Zach is a hard worker, and he's kind to others. He's got a good heart, and has a gift for making people around him feel comfortable and like they belong. He isn't afraid to ask questions and is always willing to participate and share his own thoughts in the classroom. He has always been serious about his education and works hard to understand and succeed. Zach is a great example of the type of student every teacher loves to have in their classroom. He's a good human, and definitely deserves this award. Congratulations Zach!
Andrew Morgan received this month's Mayor's Award. Andrew is a fantastic student who doesn't demand attention. He shows up everyday, ready to go and always puts a full days work in. He gets along with his peers and continues to develop his talents, and this is why he's at the top of his class. He brings to class a good, hard working attitude every day. He is liked by his peers without showing off or performing for acceptance. He does his assignments without complaining and completes them thoroughly with a sincere effort. Andrew has a very pleasant personality and is a great example to his peers. We are lucky to have him as a student! Way to go Andrew--you totally deserve this award!