News

LIA Visits Veteran Home

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STORY BY DANIELA LOPEZ

On March 3rd, Latinos in Action visited Central Utah Veteran’s Home in Payson, Utah. They handed out muffins to all the kind veterans that have served our country. Each Friday the students visit our local veterans.

They talk with them, do activities with them, some of them even tell stories about wars in which they’ve served or they play piano for the students. It has been a joyous and fun experience.

"I feel like it has helped us mature and appreciate our families more because some of these veterans don’t get visitors at all. We hope we have made them smile and have a fun time around us." -Daniela Lopez

 

PJHS LIA Serves At Park View Elementary

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STORY BY DANIELA LOPEZ

STORY BY DANIELA LOPEZ

Payson Junior High School’s Latinos In Action, is enjoying tutoring at Park View Elementary. The students have been excellent role models for all of the little students. They have been putting a lot of effort and hard work into helping each student succeed in their academic areas.

It hasn’t been an easy task but they’ve managed to do it. It has been by far one of the best experiences of being in Latinos In Action. They’ve helped teachers cut papers, helped kids on homework, and assisted them with comprehension and reading skills. It sure has been such a joy working with these kids! We’re hoping to see great outcomes!

The Great Hatfield Earthquake Shakeout

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Story: Landon Serynek

STORY BY LANDON SERYNEK

In Mr. Hatfield’s 8th grade classes, students constructed buildings out of various materials to support a metal washer.  Students were mimicking construction of a building to survive an earthquake.  This activity’s purpose, was to show students that they are scientists and engineers in their everyday life.  

Students would build their structure in thirty minutes then, it would be put to the test on the earthquake simulator.  From what I saw, the students had a great time with this project and would love to try this again.  One student said “I wish we did this everyday for science.” This was a great experiment for the students and they learned that they are scientist and engineers.

Advanced Orchestra Excels At District Assessment

Attributions: 
Mrs. Christi Petrucka

Congratulations to our Advanced Orchestra who just received a straight superior rating at their District Assessment Concert for a judge.
(That is the equivalent of getting a straight A on a final exam.)

The students played very accurately, but more importantly - expressively! The judge said he had nothing to say, and then worked with the kids on some high school level bow techniques to improve their ability to keep their tone on the slower parts.

Great Job Advanced Orchestra, we are all so proud of you.
Mrs. Petrucka

February 15 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
Mr. Blake Mortensen
Students getting their 4.0 and Perfect Attendance certificates along with a Valentine cookie!

 

PJHS Parents and Students,

We would like to encourage all our parent and students to attend Parent Teacher conference tonight! It is a great time to sit down with teachers and get the real answers to questions like, “do you have homework?” Or “Why is your grade a ___?” Or my favorite, “I’ve turned everything in, the teacher is just slow grading it!”. But seriously, please attend and see the teachers you feel you need to. Thanks parents for all your help and support!

Also, last week we honored 271 students for 4.0 GPA and 56 students for being perfect attenders during Term 2! Congratulations and a Grizzly Growl goes out to all of the students who achieved this for last term!

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

Great job Ethan Muhlestein 7th Grade and Stephen Johnson 9th grade for winning this weeks perfect attendance. The 8th grade amount will double for next week. Be here and on time it Matters!!!

PTA News

Parents, this is your last chance to help with bringing food or desserts for the Faculty Lupper meal before Parent Conferences! The teachers really enjoy this! Thanks so much for all you do.

Please sign up and let's take care of our teachers.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080D4AAAAF2BA64-teacher5

PJHS students wrestling on high school

We had the following 9th grade students who wrestled on the PHS wrestling team this year! They helped Payson secure a 2nd place victory in the 4A division at the state finals.

Wyatt Hone, Cole Jensen, Trey Hiatt, Joseph Brandley, Tucker Naccarato. The following placed at the state tournament:

Wyatt Hone -5th, 113pds

Tucker Naccarato - 5th, 132 pds

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

Chess Tournament

For more information use this link. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=e1d5994b02&view=att&th=15a1a49...

 

Calendar

 

 

Feb 14   Valentine's Day

          Faculty meeting

Feb 15   eMint Training

             Parent Teacher Conference 3:30

Feb 20   Presidents' Day- No School

Feb 23  Vocal/Piano Festival 6pm

Feb 28  Orchestra Concert 7pm

Mar 2-3 Choir Elementary Assemblies 8 am

Mar 2    Mrs. Gillie Hale Theater 6:30

 

 

    

 

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

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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

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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!

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