Valentine Day Badminton Tourney!

Attributions: 
Mr. Eric Archer

We will have a mixed doubles badminton tournament during school on February 14th! Sign up with Mr. Archer ASAP. If you want to play but don't have a partner, throw your name into a hat and we'll help you get one. WE ESPECIALLY NEED GIRLS! Show some girl power and sign up to play!

Grizzly Update, February 7, 2017

Attributions: 
Mr. Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

It seems strange how the weather can change so fast! It’s a distant memory of the snow, sliding on the road and the late start day. Students’ grades aren’t as easy to change. Please work with your students and help them stay caught up this term. We are almost to midterm! We will also have parent - conferences on Wednesday, February 15th! Please plan on attending with your student!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Social Media

Please check us out on any of these social media sites!

Webpage- http://pjhs.nebo.edu/

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/PaysonJuniorHighSchoolPaysonUtah

Instagram- grizzly.nation

Valentines Day Activity 

As Valentines day is next week, we wanted to let parents and students know to please not bring flowers, balloons, or treats to the office. It becomes an overwhelming task to manage all these items. We prefer that these items are given to students before or after school. We will hold whatever items are brought until the end of the day to give to the students.

We will also be holding an activity which is similar to the Halloween activity. Students will get to choose an activity to participate in the last hour of the day. Some examples that they may choose are weightlifting, badminton, bingo, cooking activity, movie, and a dance. Please allow your students to stay and participate in the activities and not be checked out.

Stake Holder Survey

All Nebo school district parents should or will receive a link about completing a stakeholders survey. Please complete this as it reflects how our teachers are doing and what is happening in our building.

Attendance

Way to Go, Jessica Hall, Kaylee Mecham, and Spencer Reid for winning this week’s perfect attendance! It pays to be on time!

PTA News

Parents please sign-up to help with the “Thankful Thursdays” by going to this site:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844abaa22ab9-thursday1

Drill Try-outs

Our tryout meeting for those interested in trying out will be 2/15 at 3PM in the PHS Cafeteria, this is a mandatory meeting if they are planning on trying out. Actual tryouts will be March 6-10. If they have any questions they can reach out to me at:  ashley.hendrickson@nebo.edu

4-H News

New 4H clubs are getting started. Registration forms can be found in the office or from Miss Ogden in room C-66. Club registration fee for the year is $15. Some of these clubs will continue after Christmas break and more will be starting after as well. Contact Miss Ogden, kayci.ogden@nebo.edu, if you have any questions.

Monday- Disneyland Foods, Dance club

Tuesday- Magic the Gathering

Wednesday-

Thursday- Gab n' Grub

Friday- Minecraft

Free Parenting Class

CAASA—Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse, invites you

to participate in the upcoming Strengthening Families Parenting

Program.

The Strengthening Families Parenting Program is a FREE, evidence

based, 12-week course that the WHOLE family participates in.

Dinner is included!

When: Session starts Thursday, February 2, 2017

Where:Class is every Thursday from 6-8:30pm for twelve weeks.

Payson Junior High School

1025 S Highway 198, Payson, UT. 84651

For more information, and to register, please contact:

Kim Lefler at (801) 921-9779

 

 

PTA Sponsors Family Skate Night

Attributions: 

On Tuesday, February 21st, the PTA is sponsoring a family skate night at Classic Fun Center in Orem. There will be dinner deals and you may bring your own skates, blades, or scooters as well. Join the fun with our PTA!

NAEP Testing Coming Up

Attributions: 

A group of our 8th-graders will represent thousands of others across the country on February 9, 2017! Known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do. Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1jVs1Wt.

PJHS Students Take Win With Club Wrestling

Attributions: 
Michael Lowry
Braxton Monroe
Louis Williams

Many of our students participate in extra-curricular activities outside of school and we would like to say congratulations to three young men who worked very hard to win the junior high level state wrestling title for club wrestling. They are:

•Michael Lowry took 6th in the 116 weight division
•Braxton Monroe took 2nd in the 160 weight division and
•Louis Williams took first in state in the 175 weight division.

Congratulations on your hard work!

January 31 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
Mr. Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

We have seen an increase in tardies, some of this has been due to the weather and the snowy roads. Please make every effort to have students here on time. If they are late, please remember to send a note or call to excuse! You can call anytime and leave a message or respond to the email you receive.

 Once students are here we still have too many tardies! Please encourage them to be to class on time!

 Students will be held accountable for detention on tardies. These add up quickly! Remember detention can be made up every Monday and Wednesday after school for an hour! Also, Mrs. Wagner has detention in her room Tuesdays-Friday morning beginning at 7:20.

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Social Media

Please check us out on any of these social media sites!

Webpage- http://pjhs.nebo.edu/

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/PaysonJuniorHighSchoolPaysonUtah

Instagram- grizzly.nation

Attendance 

Way to Go, Kennedy Andreason 7th grade for winning this week’s perfect attendance! It pays to be on time!

Candy Grams 

We are selling candy and flowers during lunch until Friday, February 3. They range from 25 cents to $1 and be bought for anyone at PJHS! Send them to your friends, neighbors, or anybody whose day you want to brighten! All treats will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during 3rd period. Spread the love!

PTA News

Parents please sign-up to help with the “Thankful Thursdays” by going to this site:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844abaa22ab9-thursday1

4-H News

New 4H clubs are getting started. Registration forms can be found in the office or from Miss Ogden in room C-66. Club registration fee for the year is $15. Some of these clubs will continue after Christmas break and more will be starting after as well. Contact Miss Ogden, kayci.ogden@nebo.edu, if you have any questions.

Monday- Disneyland Foods

Tuesday- (TBA)

Wednesday- Go Pro

Thursday- Star Wars and Gab n' Grub

Friday- Minecraft

Free Parenting Class

CAASA—Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse, invites you

to participate in the upcoming Strengthening Families Parenting

Program.

The Strengthening Families Parenting Program is a FREE, evidence

based, 12-week course that the WHOLE family participates in.

Dinner is included!

When: Session starts Thursday, February 2, 2017

Where:Class is every Thursday from 6-8:30pm for twelve weeks.

Payson Junior High School

1025 S Highway 198, Payson, UT. 84651

For more information, and to register, please contact:

Kim Lefler at (801) 921-9779

CALENDAR

Feb 2     Boys Basketball District Tournament @ Mt Nebo

             Girls Basketball District Tournament @ Salem Jr

Feb 3     7th Grade Job Shadow Day

Feb 6     Boys Basketball District Tournament @ Mt. Nebo

             Girls Basketball District Tournament @ Salem Jr.

Feb 7     Girls Basketball Final Game 5 pm

             Boys Basketball Final Game 7 pm

Feb 8     Perfect Attendance Reward 10 am

 

 

Payson Junior High's 3rd Annual TED-Ed Club Conference Coming MONDAY

Attributions: 
Mrs. Maddy Bragg

Tune in anytime from 8-9:30 on Monday, January 30 to catch the incredible speeches our students will be giving in our TED-Ed Club Conference. Our students have been working for the past three weeks to create Talks that inform and inspire. The students presenting on Monday are the best from each of our classes. These really are some ideas worth spreading!http://www.skalooza.com/utah-utah-payson/payson_high/event/147621/#.WIo6dFMrLIV

January Mayor's Award Recipient Named

Attributions: 
Photos by Stewart Family, Kim Lefler

January has been a snowy and blustery month at PJHS and in the midst of it all our very own 8th grader, Jack Stewart, shone brightly! Jack earned the Payson City Mayor's Award at the January city council meeting. Jack's teachers had high praise for his efforts at school.

Mrs. Bridenbaugh stated, "Jack Stewart has been an amazing help and friend to my new student.  He has come to get him off the bus.  Helped him to go back to class when the student has melted down.  He deserves to be recognized for going up and beyond the expected. Jack has a heart that is made of gold.  He is always willing to befriend any of the students in my classroom.  He is always willing to help or give comfort when they are having a bad day.  I am so greatful to have a peer tutor like Jack."

Mr. Aintablian professed, "Often you will see Jack pick up an extra responsibility to help, and when he does, he commits. Though it seems like a simple compliment, the sincerity with which he stays loyal to serving those he chooses, is quite admirable, especially when you consider the multitudinous distractions and incentives are provided to a young teen." 

And finally, Ms. Petersen added, "Jack goes out of his way to make sure everyone feels like they have a friend. In math he sits next to a student who came to our school speaking no English. The language barrier didn't stop Jack from trying to be her friend though! He would say hi, talk to her, etc. even though she understood very little of what he was saying. He'd also ask her how to say things in Spanish, so he was allowing her to share part of her language with him."

We are glad to have Jack and many others who care about our school and our community. They make the world a better place everyday!

Last Days of the Term!

Attributions: 

This is the last week of Term 2! Turn in your work and finish your projects! Look for all missing assignments and get them turned in!

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