Grizzly Update-October 19

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
7th graders Willow Welch, EmmaLee Taylor, and Cemryn Van Adrighem - Good Friends!

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Parents and students,

We are quickly coming to the end of term 1! Please stay on top of your grades and remember due dates and the last day to turn work in, it may vary between teachers!

Fall Break

Just a reminder that Fall Break is this Thursday and Friday! School will not be held!

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 winners!

The winners for perfect attendance are Makenna Nostrom 7th grade, Katie Losee 8th grade and Hanna Garrett 9th grade. Every day in School Matters. Way to go!!!

 Sudoku Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Skylar Bishop, Katherine Tingen and Tyler Page for winning the Sudoku Challenge last week. Stop by Mrs. Purcell's class in D-135 to claim your prize!

 Cross Country

A big shout out to the Cross Country teams for their awesome showing at Friday's district finals. Boys placed 3rd and girls placed 2nd. We are so proud of all their hard work and dedication this season. Go Grizzlies!

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

 4-H News

4H After School Clubs have been underway for 3 weeks now but it is not too late to join. We have lots of fun clubs you can join. 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.

Come to the annual after school event Lights On! It will be held Monday Oct. 24th 4:30-7:00 @ the Orem Library. There will be lots of fun activities and treats for the whole family. The school with the most attendance will get an ice cream party for their after school club program.

Other Activities students are involved in

The Payson 8th grade football team beat Salem in a playoff game last Wednesday night and will advance to the championship game tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 18th in Springville at 7:30pm. It would be great to go and show support for them!

Calendar

Oct 20-21 FALL BREAK-NO SCHOOL

Oct 26      Band/Orchestra Concert 7 pm

Oct 28      Last Day of First Term

Oct 31      Halloween

               Term 2 Begins

 

Halloween Singles Badminton Tournament - Entries Wanted

Attributions: 
Eric Archer

Our next badminton tournament is on October 31st! We had over 40 students participate in the recent doubles tournament and all had a smashing good time! We would like even more for this one. It is singles and there will be beginner and experienced divisions.    Students that haven't played can try it out before/after school, at lunch or during Den Time.

Annual Red Ribbon Week Fun Run

Attributions: 
Photos by Sydney Jensen
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"The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America." (http://redribbon.org/about/)

PJHS supports a drug free life by celebrating Red Ribbon Week each year. Part of the celebration includes a two mile fun run. This year, students and faculty ran the race and had a great time!

The top finishers in each grade are as follows:

9th grade girls: Izzy Ramos

9th grade boys: Chase Tinger

8th grade girls: Dayna Chapa

8th grade boys: Kasen Johnson

7th grade girls: Rylee Diamond

7th grade boys: Kaleb Anson

Congratulations to these winners and all those who ran the race!

 

 

Payson FFA Members "Get the Blues" at the Utah State Fair

Attributions: 
Lindsy Thomas

Payson FFA members were happy to "get the blues" this year at the Utah State Fair.  By blues we mean blue ribbons of course.  Students from Payson competing at the fair did very well.  They competed in a variety of areas including; market hogs, lambs, steers, and crops.  All agriculture classes at the junior high and high school attended a day at the fair where they were able to view agricultural exhibits from around the state.  Congrats to all of those members that competed!

Animal Science Goes To The Zoo

Attributions: 
Lindsy Thomas

The Animal Science class took a field trip to Hogle Zoo on October 4th.  The class focuses on a variety of animal science principals including; uses, care, economic impacts, and animal systems.  The zoo field trip is a great way to educate students on animals not typically seen in our community. In preparation for the field trip students were assigned to research several animals found at a zoo and record their findings.  Many of the animals researched were found at the zoo and students were able to see their research in real life.

PJHS Shakespeare Team Competes in Cedar City

Attributions: 
David Aintablian

Students at PJHS were able to form a Shakespeare team and compete in the annual Shakespeare competition in Cedar City last week. While there, they went to workshops held by professional Shakespearean actors as well as attend SUU’s performance of “Twelfth Night."

The Shakespeare team was critiqued on their acting after having professionals model high level Shakespeare interpretation. They received specific advice and tools to develop acting and interpretation skills. It was a wonderful experience for students as they were exposed to a culture that greatly values challenging literature.

Grizzly Update October 11

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
Payson City Mayor's Award Recipients for October

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Parents and students,

We are quickly coming to the end of term 1! Please stay on top of your grades and remember due dates and the last day to turn work in, it may vary between teachers!

 Perfect Attendance winners!

Let's give a shout out to the Perfect Attendance winners Ried Evans 7th grade and Daniel Vasquez 9th grade. Great Job!!! Next week will double for the 8th grade. It is important to be to school and be on time.

 Sudoku Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Kaylee Palmer, Kimball Wilde, and Landon Serynek for winning the Sudoku Challenge last week. Come to Mrs. Purcell's class in D-135 to claim your prize.

 Cross Country

Last Friday, after a tough week with the Fun Run, the cross country teams took second place at their meet. The coaches feel they have a great chance to win in both the girls and boys events. Good Luck to both teams! We expect a region Championship!

 PTA News

Parents,

Our Monthly PTSA meeting is Thursday October 13th at 10:15 am. We meet in the faculty lounge. It will go until approximately until 11 am. The Students will join us about 10:30. We will discuss upcoming activities and organize committees.

If you would like to get emails from the PTSA about upcoming meetings or activities please send your name and email to paysonjrpta@gmail.com.

 Here is the link for our Thank You Thursday signup for this week.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4ca5a929a57-october

 As a PTA we invite all parents and guardians to our monthly meeting and to participate with treating our teachers special. You do not have to be a member to participate.

 9th grade Boys Soccer

Any 9th grade boy interested in playing spring soccer for Payson High School, there is a meeting this Friday October 7, at 3:15 at the Payson High School Library. There is a flyer in the front office if you are interested.

 4-H News

4H After School Clubs have been underway for 3 weeks now but it is not too late to join. We have lots of fun clubs you can join. 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.

 

CALENDAR

Oct 11     500 mile walk and assembly

               Girls Tennis JV District Final @ Springville High8 am

                Fall Choir Concert 7pm

Oct 12      Girls Tennis Varsity District Final 8am

Oct 14      Cross Country District Final @ Springville Jr.3:30

Oct 20-21 FALL BREAK-NO SCHOOL

Oct 26      Band/Orchestra Concert 7 pm

Oct 28      Last Day of First Term

Oct 31      Halloween

               Term 2 Begins

 

 

 

Ellee Barton - Payson City Mayor Recognition Award Recipient For October

Congratulations to Ellee Barton for being selected for the Payson City Mayor's Recognition Award for October! Ellee is an 8th grader who always has a positive attitude. She is a member of the Hope Squad at Payson Junior High.  She is a student that we can count on to help us with whatever is needed.  Whenever Ellee notices a student that is sad, she is quick to let the counselors know that she is concerned. She is truly making a difference in the lives of many students. 

Mr. Smith said the following, "Ellee is a great student! She always working hard, and has a great attitude! I have enjoyed having her in my class, and have been very impressed with her work ethic, and willingness to help others. Ellee is a great influence on her fellow students, and an outstanding example of the great students here at PJHS!"

From Mrs. Bolz, "Ellee Barton is a member of PJHS Advanced Women's Chorus..... She is an excellent student---- with a positive attitude and always doing her best. She is taking voice lessons and is a great choir student!   She is friendly and very helpful..... Just an all around great student and class citizen. Congratulations Ellee."

We have great students and PJHS and Ellee exemplifies this in every way!  

Intermountain Mental Health Services Awareness Night

Attributions: 

This year’s Intermountain Mental Health Services Awareness Night will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Brigham Young University Wilkinson Center.

The evening will include an information fair featuring 40+ community mental health resources. Dr. Greg Hudnall of Hope4Utah will speak at 5:30 on suicide prevention. 

The keynote address will be given at 6:00 by Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer MD of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

 People frequently turn to ecclesiastical leaders, physicians, school personnel, other professionals, and community leaders to help locate mental health and counseling services. The purpose of this event is to help community leaders know where to refer people who lack funding for mental health and counseling services.

 For more information, visit https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/utah-valley-hospital/classes-events/mental-health-awareness-night/.

 

Grizzly Video News

Attributions: 
Bryce Bird, Cameraman Alfonso Garcia

Beginning this school year, every Friday the student council is featuring a video announcement segment. Today's news includes an introduction of the 7th grade student council candidates and events for next week's Red Ribbon events. Follow the link and check it out!

https://youtu.be/Yj-KFzXH2-Q

 

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