Badminton Tournament

It is that time again...7th grade badminton tournament!  Only one catch, 7th graders must have an experienced 8th or 9th grade partner.  This is your chance to make a new friend and play a really fun game.   The tournament is Friday, September 21, after school.  Rackets and birds will be provided.  Sign up with Mr. Archer today!


Mayor's Award September

Linda Castano has received this month's Mayor's Award.  Besides being a wonderful student, she has a positive attitude and displays many wonderful leadership qualities.  Her teachers described her as being kind, generous, conscientious, responsible, and respectful.  Congratulations!  


Picture day is the 2nd day of school, August 23rd.  You can now pay for your pictures online!  Click on this picture and then click on "next" to get all of the information.  

First Week of School Announcements


We hope you're enjoying the remaining weeks of your summer break, and we're excited to see you again for the upcoming school year! Here are a few things you should be aware of:

- 7th Grade Day will be on Monday, August 20th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This time is for seventh graders and their parents to come meet their teachers, check out the school, and practice opening their lockers so they're ready to rock on the first day of school!

- The 8th and 9th grade open house will be on that same day, Monday, August 20th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Our returning PJHS students and their parents are welcome during this time to come say hello to their new teachers and prepare for the upcoming year. 

School officially begins on Tuesday, August 21st, at 8:00 AM. We can't wait to learn with you this year!

PJHS Office Hours (8/13-8/17)


Heads up, PJHS parents and students! Due to faculty and district meetings, PJHS office hours for the week of August 13th to August 17th will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome Jesse Sorenson!


Dear Students and Parents,                                                              
       Hello! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Jesse Sorenson, I am the new principal at Payson Junior High. I grew up in Santaquin and currently live in Payson.  I’m very excited to be back at Payson Junior High. I love this school. I’ve been a student, a teacher, and an assistant principal here. I’m proudly a PJHS parent too. The past 3 years I’ve been working at Payson High School as an assistant principal and loved working with the students of our community there. I look forward to working with our students, you as parents and our great staff.    

Registration opens August 1st. You will notice that on July 25th you can go online and fill out forms at, but you will not be able to pay fees until August 1st. Please remember the required fees must be paid before you can pick up your class schedule.  Families who qualify for fee waivers need to meet with an administrator. We will be available for these meetings on August 6th and 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bring your proof of income.
You will also find a review of some important policies regarding dress and grooming, electronic devices, outside drinks, and backpacks. Please read them carefully and be aware of these policies while shopping for school clothes and planning for the school year.  Other district and school policies will be given to your student during the first week of school. All students are to dress in a white or gray shirt and dark colored shorts for all P.E. classes. Or you can pay for P.E. uniforms on The T-shirts and shorts are $7 each.  

Seventh Grade Information: We will have a 7th-grade student and parent orientation on August 20th at 9:00 a.m.  We will begin with a short program in the cafeteria, then students and parents will be able to go through their class schedules to meet each of their teachers, find their lockers and practice their locker combinations. At 11:00 a.m. the Student Council will be on the south lawn handing out treats.  

Your student must have all the required shots in order to attend school on the first day. Contact your doctor to make sure you are up to date. The required shots are Tdap, Meningococcal, and two Varicella shots or proof that your student had Chicken Pox.

Eighth and Ninth Grade Information: We will be having a school-wide Open House on August 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for all students to come to the school, meet their teachers, practice their locker combinations, etc.  

School officially begins on August 21st at 8:00 a.m.  School pictures are on August 23rd, which is the first Thursday after school starts.  The packets will go home with the students on the first day of school.

We look forward to working with you during the coming school year. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Jesse Sorenson
Cheri Campbell
Tammy Halcrow

PJHS Faculty and Staff Year-End Social


Yesterday, the faculty and staff gathered in the Media Center to celebrate the end of the year and acknowledge some of the wonderful people who are moving on to different phases of their lives next year. Teachers who will be leaving our school were recognized and thanked for their hard work. The PJHS faculty and staff also took some time to celebrate and thank our wonderful principal, Mr. Swenson, who will be retiring this year. Mr. Swenson surprised everybody with a beautifully-carved grizzly bear for our school to proudly display! 

Thank you, Mr. Swenson, and all the other wonderful faculty and staff at PJHS for making this year a great one, and for making our school a fantastic place to be.