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November Students of the Month

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Article & Photos by Allison Mower
PJHS November Students of the Month

Each month, teachers from one department at PJHS pick students who are respectful, hard-working, and show genuine kindness to those around them. These students then become the Students of the Month. The students of the month for November are Gage Hooper, Riann Joel, Willow Welch, Dillan Hayward, Tatumn Coon, and Jaden Wickham. Great job being kind and amazing!

Crystal Apple Award

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Photos by Mr. Swenson
Mr. Corbett with his Crystal Apple Award.

Mr. Corbett received the Crystal Apple Award for his outstanding dedication to his students and his efforts to help them succeed. Congratulations, Mr. Corbett! Thanks for being a Grizzly Hero!

Term 1 Grizzly Club Movie Event

If you made it into the Grizzly Club for Term 1, congratulations! As part of your reward, you have the opportunity to go to the movies next Monday (during school!) to see the highly anticipated film Wonder, based on the popular novel of the same name. Get your $3 and permission slip to Mrs. Allen in the finance office before Monday the 20th if you want to go!

Payson High School - Enchanted April

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Photos by Rock White
Enchanted April Show Poster
PHS Student Performers
PHS Student Performers
PHS Student Performers

Payson High School will be staging a production of Matthew Barber's play, Enchanted April, through Wednesday, November 15th. Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, Enchanged April is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I, Enchanted April offers to its characters and viewers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.

Please support our students, our community, and the arts. It means so much to our students when they see you in the audience. This is a beautiful play, and the students have done a fantastic job. Thank you for your support.

You can purchase tickets online here. 

Lights On! Event: Harry Potter Night

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Lights On! Harry Potter Event Flyer

The Nebo After School Clubs will be hosting a Lights On! event on Monday, November 6, at 6:00 pm. The event will be at the Advanced Learning Center in Salem. All are welcome to attend. It's going to be magical!

November Mayor Youth Recognition Award

Melanie receiving her award.
Melanie with members of the Payson City Council.

This month, our student Melanie King was awarded the Mayor's Youth Recognition Award by the Payson City Council. This award recognizes Melanie's hard work and positive attitude. Melanie was nominated for this award by teachers who have experienced and appreciated her efforts. Here's what some of them have to say:

"Melanie King is always hard-working, self motivated, and the first to volunteer when one of her fellow students needs help or assistance. Furthermore, she sets a high standard for herself and encourages those around her to do the same. Always a quick smile, and a kind word to those she comes into contact with."

"Melanie is a dream student. She always completes her work on time and it is perfectly done. She is kind and respectful--so deserving of this award!!" - Ms. Clayton

"Melanie is nice, obedient, hard working, friendly, curious, and she participates and is fun to have in class. She is also very humble. She is a good role model for all students to follow." – Mr. Howell

Great work, Melanie! Keep it up!

Red Ribbon Week 500 Mile Walk

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Photos by Cheri Campbell
Student band!
Teachers can sing too!
Mr. Plaisted shredding on guitar.
BYU baseball players offering advice.
Grizzlies got somethin' cookin'!

Today at Payson Jr. High, we held an assembly to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students participated in the 500 Mile Walk touting the anti-bullying posters they'd made with the help of their teachers and fellow classmates. At the assembly, students sang encouraging songs to help us remember the importance of being a friend to everyone. We also heard from some of the baseball players at Brigham Young University who shared some of their experiences and wisdom about being kind and choosing good friends. It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved! Remember, Grizzlies: bullying is trash. Kick it to the curb!

Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Award Recognition

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Article by Principal Carl Swenson
Chad Rowley

On Friday October 6, the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce honored several individuals and organizations for supporting education. These individuals were honored because of their support to education from cash donations, volunteering, and help in many other ways.

Chad Rowley, representing Cherry Hill Farms and Payson Fruit Growers, was honored from Payson Junior High School. These organizations help have helped PJHS through the years by providing employment for students, helping with apples for activities, and many other ways.

Payson Junior High School is very grateful for all of the help and support we receive for our students from these
organizations.

Thank you to our community and parents for supporting our students!

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