The spring hike is coming up on May 22nd! The Big Tree Hike is an 8-mile hike at the bottom of Payson Canyon. Students who haven't participated in a school hike previously will be required to pass a physical and written test to qualify. If interested, please attend the meeting on May 8th for all the details. It's going to be an awesome experience!
Hey, freshmen! The 9th grade party is coming up this Friday, April 13th, from 6-8 pm. It'll be here, at PJHS.
The cost is $5, and there will be snacks, blacklight carnival games, laser tag, volleyball, badminton, a photo booth, and prizes! Waffle Luv will also be parked outside, so bring extra cash for a waffle!
It's going to be a blast. Be there or be square!
We are proud to announce that Payson Jr. High School has earned the ENERGY STAR certification, signifying superior energy performance in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you to our staff and students for helping us save energy this year!
For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser." We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on summer fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah school families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details in the image above.
Jennifer Braithwaite, Athletic Director, Payson Jr. “Jennifer is tireless in her efforts to help others in athletics at her own school or other schools. She advocates fairness and for students to be their very best selves.” Recognized by Troy Bohling.
Way to go, Mrs. Braithwaite! Thanks for being a Nebo Hero!
The next singles badminton tournament will take place on March 29th before school. Doors will open at 5:30 am, and the games will start at 6:00. Everyone is welcome! Bring your A-game and show us what you've got! See Mr. Archer for more details or to sign up.
Congratulations to the Advance Payson Jr. High Orchestra for their performance at the Nebo School District Assessment last Thursday, March 8th. They received a straight superior, which is the highest grade possible. The guest judge was none other than Denise Willey, who got our school's whole string program going here in Payson about thirty years ago, and who we have to thank for our wonderful tradition of excellent string classes in our area. Denise was so impressed with our school's performance and had nothing but positive comments--both on our assessment form and in person.
This was our students' best performance, and they certainly deserved a straight superior. Way to go, PJHS!
The recipient of the Mayor Award for March is PJHS student Spencer Bennett (9th grade). Spencer was selected for this award because he works hard and participates in class. He is mature and responsibile, and makes sure to include other people. Here's what some of Spencer's teachers have to say about him:
Spencer is so positive and such a good influence on other athletes. He knows how to set goals, work hard, and then reach those goals. – Mrs. Bragg
Awesome student! Deep questions and comments in geography - offers different perspectives few students realize. Kind and inclusive. - Ms. Clayton
Spencer (Spinney) is an impressive young man. I taught him in ECS last semester. He is very accomplished as a student with many skills that will help him during his lifetime. He completes assignments regularly and on time. He works well with others, especially girls, and he treats other students with patience. He is kind, respectful and well-mannered in class. I enjoyed teaching him. - Mr. Howell
Spencer is very sweet and helpful to those around him. He makes a point to include everyone and is quick to make friends with kids who need a friend. On top of these characteristics, Spencer is a high achiever academically, not shying away from a challenge and persevering until he not only understands concepts but can explain them to others in his group. – Mrs. Failes
Spencer is amazing student who loves learning and is a true Renaissance man. – Mr. Stoddard
Congratulations, Spencer! Thank you for being an example of a true Grizzly Hero!