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November Students of the Month

Colin Holt, Landon Serynek, Briauna Peck, Sofia Kitchen, Korben Cooke, (not pictured) Lupita Marquez

Congratulations to the following students for displaying their CURIOSITY for life and learning, November's theme. 

7th Grade: Sofia Kitchen and Korben Cooke

8th Grade: Briauna Peck and Landon Serynek

9th Grade: Lupita Marquez (not pictured) and Collin Holt

Each student received award and Costa Vida Free Burrito certificates! 

Grizzly Update 12-6-2016

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Please plan on coming to Parent Conference tomorrow night, Wednesday, Dec. 7th. This is a great time to meet with teachers and continue to make plans for your students success.

December is always a busy month, we encourage you to continue to stay involved in your students education. You continue to be the best influence in your students life for success. We appreciate all your efforts.

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

Parent Teacher Conferences

It has been suggested by the School community council that teachers stay in their own classrooms for our Parent Teacher Conference on Dec. 7th. We will still have the mid term report cards at the front door but all teachers will be in their classrooms. We will have maps available but it would be great to have your students come to show parents where classes are.

Counseling

The Counseling Center is in the process of meeting with all 8th grade students and their parents to discuss College and Career Readiness.  We are sending out post cards to schedule appointments during the school day.  

If you would like to meet with the counselors on the evening of Parent-Teacher Conference, please call Mrs. Vellinga @ (801) 465-6021 to schedule.

Jr. High Wrestling

If you have any wrestling experience and would like to be part of our team we still need two weights filled at 95 lbs and 150 lbs. It isn't too late to join the team. Our next match will be against Salem here on December 7th.

PTA News

Parents please sign-up to help with the “Thankful Thursdays” by going to this site: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844abaa22ab9-thankful1

Upcoming events

Dec. 8th Thankful Thursday treats

  -PTA general meeting

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 Cooking

Tuesday- Holiday Gingerbread Houses & Maker

Wednesday- (TBA)

Thursday- Star Wars & Grub n' Gab

Friday- Sewing

Calendar

Dec. 7th Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-8:00 pm

Girls basketball here - 3:30 pm

Wrestling here - 3:30 pm

Dec. 8th Girls basketball @ ALA - 3:30 pm

Dec. 12th Boys and Girls Basketball @ Mt. Nebo - 3:30 pm

Dec. 14th Wrestling @ Mt. Nebo - 3:30 pm

Dec. 15th Boys and Girls Basketball, here- 3:30 pm

Christmas Concert @ PHS 7:00 pm

 

PJHS Boys Basketball Tryouts Continue

Attributions: 

Good job to all the boys that practice and give all they have to try out for the PJHS Team! We have see some great moves and lots of energy from the boys this week. It's been fun to see them play and drill to get ready to be on the team. We hope to have the final roster soon! Good luck to all the boys!

PJHS Announces Girls' Basketball Roster!

Attributions: 

Thank you to all the girls that worked so hard and tried out for the basketball team this year! 

Congratulations to the following who make up the 2016-2017 PJHS Grizzlies Girls' Basketball Team:

Karsyn Biggs

Alyssa Davis

Madison Drager

Brin Gabbitas

Jazmyn Guzmen

Jordyn Liechty

Ellie Sorensen

Madalyn Taylor

Alysha Wagner

Rachel Warren

Good luck this season! Go GRIZZLIES!

 

First Annual Hunger Games Food Drive

Attributions: 

PJHS is right in the middle of our first annual Hunger Games food drive! The drive goes until November 18th. Our goal is to reach 1,000 cans of food to be delivered to local food banks to help those in need this holiday season. To date we have collected 150 items. We figure if each student brings one food item, we will easily reach our goal! Many students have brought multiple items to help our Games and we are truly thankful for their generosity!

We also have an advisory class competition where the class who brings in the most items by November 18th will receive a doughnut party AND participate in a game of kickball during Den Time. 

To each advisory class, "MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!"

 

November 9 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
November Mayor's Award Recipient, James Presson

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Term 2 is off and running! As we get Term 2 started, please continue to stay up with assignments and projects. This will help stop the end of the term stress!  Many students are already missing more than 3 assignments in a class. Check out student grades on http://www.nebo.edu/parents/sis

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

4.0/Perfect Attendance Reward 

Teachers and Students,  we would like to congratulate all students who have achieved a 4.0/Perfect Attendance by having a social in their honor on Wednesday, November 9 at 10 am. Students please check with your third period teacher and see if your name is on the list.

Perfect Attendance

This weeks winners for Perfect Attendance are Megan Christensen 7th grade and Hannah Eddington 9th grade. Way to Go!!

Sudoku Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Sarah Baker, Courtnie Houston and Cozette Caron for winning the Sudoku Challenge for the week. Come to Mrs. Purcell's Class in D-135 to claim your prize.

Jr. High Wrestling

Wrestling has started but it is not too late to come join the team and help them continue a strong wrestling tradition at PJHS!

Food Drive

Students---we're upping the prize for the food drive-which will now be called THE HUNGER GAMES! Whichever 3rd period class donates the most cans of food will win a donut party and get to play a game of KICKBALL. Bring just 1 can by November 18, and we can reach our goal of 1,000. May the odds be ever in your favor!

4-H News

New after school clubs will be starting soon. Watch for flyers and listen for announcements to find out all the clubs available. Please contact Miss Ogden (kayci.ogden@nebo.edu) if you have questions. You can also pick up a registration form from Miss Ogden in room C-66.

Monday- Foods

Tuesday- Foods and Maker Club

Wednesday-

Thursday- Star Wars

Friday- Ping Pong and Zodiac Quest Club

Patriotic Contests 

The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple patriotic contests each year in categories including Art, Essay, Speech, Storytelling, and Video. The video contest is open to everyone; other contests are open only to students. The contest theme this year is Freedom.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, contest winners enjoy having their work promoted in the community by the Freedom Festival all year.

The deadline for all contests is November 14, so get moving!

Go to www.freedomfestival.org/contests for details on each contest, including age requirements and cash prizes. We are so excited to receive your entries!

Calendar

Nov 9    Wrestling @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30

Nov 10    7pm Veterans' Concert

Nov 11    8 am Veterans' Assembly

Nov 17    Faculty Thanksgiving Lunch

               FFA- Degree Ceremony 6 pm

Nov 18    Food Drive Ends

Nov 22    8am Talent Show

               Wrestling @ Diamond Fork 3:30

Nov 23-25  No School- Thanksgiving Break


 

Inertia Lab

Attributions: 

This week Mr. Hatfield's 8th grade science classes are experimenting with the principle of inertia according to Newton's First Law of Motion, the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion; this includes changes to its speed, direction, or state of rest. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity. (Wikipedia)

Students participated in a lab where they placed a wooden circle over a beaker set on a table. They then stacked pennies on the top of the wooden circle. After stacking the pennies, a student would pull the wooden circle out from under the stack of pennies. If this is completed quickly enough in the correct motion, the pennies would fall in a straight line into the beaker below. Students competed to see how many pennies they could stack and drop into the beaker. Some classes reached over 60 pennies! 

Grizzly Update November 1

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
Fall Into A Good Book Bulletin Board
Change Your Words Bulletin Board

PJHS Parents and Students,

Term 1 down! Parents and students remember to stay on top of your school work as a new terms starts! It is much easier to stay up with the class than to have to catch up!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Safe Utah

CRISIS & TIPLINE SERVICES

Dear Parents:

We are happy to announce the implementation of the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services. SafeUT is a new tool designed to provide confidential two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors or school staff through the SafeUT Mobile App or Web.

The SafeUT CrisisLine provides 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support in any type of crisis.  Students can call the Crisis Line and speak directly to a crisis counselor or start a CrisisChat through the mobile app or web.

Students can also send non-crisis tips to school officials regarding topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, gang activity, drug & alcohol activity, and more.  All tips are completely anonymous.

SafeUT helps to provide students with a safe and secure school environment and it provides our school administration with the communication and management tools needed to help and mange on campus situations.

Students will receive training on how to use the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services by their school administrators.  The SafeUT Mobile App is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.  Search  “SafeUT”.

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

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to this weeks winner of Perfect Attendnace Karley Carron-Campbell 8th grade. The amount will double for 7th and 9th grade next week. Your attendance matters!!

Sudoku Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Madison McClellan, Konnor Minor, and Kylie Quittner for winning the Sudoku Challenge for the week. Come to Mrs. Purcell's class in D-135 to claim your prize.

Badminton tournament 

Congratulations to the top finishers in yesterday’s Badminton Tournament. If you want a challenge, try playing against these guys; in the B league the winners were: Gavin Williams, Jackson Fitzwater, Taylor Brothersen & Andrew Sorensen. In the A league the winners were: Tucker Naccarato, CJ Ward, Isaac Marker & Joseph Brandley.

Jr. High Wrestling

Wrestling will start on Oct. 31st.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs are a great way to have lots of fun. We also have two homework help clubs which are geared towards helping students with their math homework or if they just need to stay at school to use a computer. One before school and one after school. This year the fee for clubs is $15 for the year. This will help to cover supplies for the clubs plus students will get a t-shirt! A registration form for the 2016-2017 school year also needs to be filled out and returned to Miss Ogden in room C-66. Students can pick up forms from Miss Ogden or from the front office. Here is a list of the clubs for fall:

Monday (2:00-3:30)- Harry Potter Cooking Club

Tuesday (2:45-4:30)- Maker Club & Foods Club

Wednesday (2:45-4:30)- Robotics & Computer Coding

Thursday (2:45-4:30)- Wrestling Training & Pinterest

Friday (2:45-4:30)- Ping Pong

Homework Clubs are Tuesday through Friday mornings in Mrs. Wagner’s  (D148) 7:20-7:50 and Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Ms. LeBaron’s room ( C78) 2:45-3:30.

Patriotic Contests

The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple patriotic contests each year in categories including Art, Essay, Speech, Storytelling, and Video. The video contest is open to everyone; other contests are open only to students. The contest theme this year is Freedom.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, contest winners enjoy having their work promoted in the community by the Freedom Festival all year.

The deadline for all contests is November 14, so get moving!

Go to www.freedomfestival.org/contests for details on each contest, including age requirements and cash prizes. We are so excited to receive your entries.

 

 

Grizzly Update October 25

Attributions: 
Mr. Blake Mortensen
Drug Free Week

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Wow, Term 1 is pretty well done! That was quick! If students are still missing work they need to get it in as soon as possible. Now might be a good time to review Term 1 and look for things that can be done to improve for Term 2!

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

Sudoku Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Madison Drager, Afton Marker, and Trista Larsen for being last week's Sudoku winners. Come to Mrs. Purcell's class in D-135 to claim your prize.

Halloween Activity 

On Oct. 31st, we will be having a Halloween activity. This is similar to what it has been in past years. Students will get to choose where they attend. It will last the last 1 hour of school. There are many activities to attend such as, dance, badminton tournament, pedicures, computer labs, library time, and weight room.

Badminton tournament

The Halloween Singles Badminton tournament is quickly approaching. Both gyms will be used. Beginners in the north gym and experienced players in the south gym. Space is limited so sign up today to guarantee your spot. If you have any questions see Mr. Archer.

Jr. High Wrestling

Wrestlers, plan on attending a parent meeting on Oc. 27th in the media center @ 7:00 pm. This will inform parents and students of all that will be going on this season! Please plan to attend. Wrestling will start on Oct. 31st.

PTA News

What is your Story? Be part of the PTA's reflection program this year by entering in one of the following categories: Art, 3-D Art, Dance Choreography, Film, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and a Special Artist Category. If you are interested in participating, the entry forms and rules for each category are available in the front office. All entries are due by Friday, October 28th.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs are a great way to have lots of fun. We also have two homework help clubs which are geared towards helping students with their math homework or if they just need to stay at school to use a computer. One before school and one after school. This year the fee for clubs is $15 for the year. This will help to cover supplies for the clubs plus students will get a t-shirt! A registration form for the 2016-2017 school year also needs to be filled out and returned to Miss Ogden in room C-66. Students can pick up forms from Miss Ogden or from the front office. Here is a list of the clubs for fall:

Monday (2:00-3:30)- Harry Potter Cooking Club

Tuesday (2:45-4:30)- Maker Club & Foods Club

Wednesday (2:45-4:30)- Robotics & Computer Coding

Thursday (2:45-4:30)- Wrestling Training & Pinterest

Friday (2:45-4:30)- Ping Pong

 

Homework Clubs are Tuesday through Friday mornings in Mrs. Wagner’s  (D148) 7:20-7:50 and Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Ms. LeBaron’s room ( C78) 2:45-3:30.

Patriotic Contests

The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple patriotic contests each year in categories including Art, Essay, Speech, Storytelling, and Video. The video contest is open to everyone; other contests are open only to students. The contest theme this year is Freedom.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, contest winners enjoy having their work promoted in the community by the Freedom Festival all year.

The deadline for all contests is November 14, so get moving!

Go to www.freedomfestival.org/contests for details on each contest, including age requirements and cash prizes. We are so excited to receive your entries!

Calendar

Oct 26      Band/Orchestra Concert 7 pm

Oct 28      Last Day of First Term

Oct 31      Halloween

                Term 2 Begins

 

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