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!
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
Thank you to our community and parents for supporting our students!
This month, our student Addi Slider was awarded the Mayor's Youth Recognition Award by the Payson City Council. This award recognizes Addi's positive attitude and kindness toward other Payson Jr. High students. Addi was nominated for this award by teachers who have experienced and appreciated her contributions. Here's what some of them have to say:
"Always sweet and friendly to everyone!! Really cares about people and their feelings!" – Mrs. Paxton
"Addi is a bright spot in B-Hall. She says hi to people by name, compliments constantly, and encourages people to make good choices. She is awesome." – Mrs. Bragg
"She is always happy and kind to everyone. She works hard in her classes and does her best. She makes your day a little brighter when she smiles at you." – Mrs. C. Wilson
"Addi is very VERY kind to all. She is always concerned for others, and is always looking for the good she can do for them. She is very deserving of this award. I could honestly go on and on." – Miss Simons
"Addi is always friendly to all students. She enjoys school and is willing to help others enjoy school. Addi will always give me and others a high five. PJHS is a better school because of Addi." – Mr. Swenson
PJHS Singles Badminton Tournament
- October 24th after school
- All are welcome!
- Sign up with Mr. Archer
It’s hard to believe October is here. We are now in the second half of term 1, this is a great time to check with your students and make sure they are on track to have a successful term 1. If you have any questions please contact the teacher. Thank you for all of the support to our students. Please visit our Social Media sites for updated information.
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After school Clubs
It is not too late to join an after school club! We still have spaces available in many of the clubs going on right now. We will also be starting a Watercolor Painting Club on Monday September 25th. It you like drawing and painting come join this club!
Registration fees for the year can be paid with Mrs. Allen in the finance office. The fee for registration is $20 for the entire year. Look for flyers in the hallways or see Miss Ogden in room C-66 for more information. Here are the clubs currently being offered:
Tuesdays-Star Wars* and Scratch Coding
Wednesdays-Wrestling prep, Engineering Crafts, and Archaeology
Thursdays-Robotics and Holiday crafts
There are also homework help clubs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:50 and Thursday afternoons. Keep listening for more announcements about more clubs starting later this year.
For more information concerning clubs please contact Miss Ogden: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Awesome. Star Wars club starts on Tuesday (August 29th) after school. There is still time to join! We are having Jedi Training. We'll make lightsabers and do other awesome activities.
All after school groups meet in Ms. Ogden's room to gather first.
Questions, please visit:
Early Morning Basketball Friday mornings at 6 am, starting 9/1. These are open gyms and all are welcome.
PJHS: Box Tops for Education
· For every 10 Box Tops you bring into your Den Time (3rd period) class you get a 5-point Extra Credit Coupon to use in any of your classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If you happen to bring in more than 50 Box Tops, then you will also receive a Free Homework Pass (on top of the 5 extra credit coupons).
· Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so keep it safe and redeem as soon as you know which class you would like to use the extra credit in.
· The Extra Credit coupon will not expire until the end of the school year.
· All Box Tops will be collected on the last Monday of the term, and Box Tops will not be carried over from term to term—so save up 10 Box Tops before you turn them in.
NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it. Also, you may combine more than one coupon for a class.
Oct 2 School Community Council
Oct 3 Jr. High Golf @ Hobble Creek 12 pm
Oct 4 Girls Tennis @ Salem Jr. 3:30
Oct 5 Girls Tennis @ PHS 3:30
Oct 6 Cross Country @ Springville 3:30
Oct 7 Freshmen Football @ Maple Mountain 4 pm
Oct 9 Girls Tennis JV District Final 8 am
Jr. High Golf 10 am
Oct 10 Girls Tennis 8 am
Oct 11 English Classes to Hale Theater 6:30 pm
Oct 12 Fall Choir Concert 7 pm
Oct 13 Cross Country District Finals 3:30
Oct 19-20 Fall Break No School
Oct 26 9th grade Field trip to the planetarium (Earth System classes only)
Oct 27 End of Term
Oct 31 Halloween
Stratford Division: Junior High Group: Payson Jr. High School
3rd Place overall sweepstakesPJHS was the highest scoring junior high in the participating Nebo School District!!!
Hannah Bibler placed 1st out of 50 competing monologuesDevin Hancock placed 4th out of 50 competing monologues Aeva McLauchlin placed 8th out of 50 competing monologues Trio Scene's:Grady Grimshaw, Emilee Owens, and Ethan Faux placed 12th out of 33 competing scenesAryanna Sasser, Londyn McMurdie, and Sydney Lane placed 13th out of 33 competing scenes The large Ensemble scene placed 7th out of 19 Ensemble scenes Duo Dance:Ellie Jorgensen, Devin Hancock, and John Wayne placed 6th out of 19 Ensemble Dance:Placed 8th out of 19 CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Here at Payson Jr. High, we encourage all our students to work hard. The more time and effort you put into your work, the higher your achievements will be! Your effort will make you stronger! Keep working hard, Grizzlies. You're all wonderful. And remember: don't stop until you're proud!
Just a reminder we have Parent Teacher Conferences TONIGHT from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The teachers will be in the cafeteria, seated by departments. Thanks in advance to our PTA for feeding our faculty a delicious dinner!
Payson Junior was surprised with a fun delivery from our local Payson Walmart! They brought in boxes and boxes of supplies for our teachers and students to use. One of our students even said to me, "It feels like Christmas!" What a happy day at Payson Junior High. We feel truly grateful for the support!
Payson Junior High benefits greatly from the School Land Trust program. This past year we were able to hold numerous faculty inservice trainings and planning sessions. We purchased classroom equipment such as computers, white boards, video screens and sound systems. We also purchased teaching and reading materials to help our teachers and their focus on student learning.