Grizzly Update October 5, 2016

Attributions: 
Blake Sorenson
Our Valley

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS
Perfect Attendance winners!
Congratulations to last weeks winners of perfect attendance Garrett Williams 8th grade and Zeffie Davis 9th grade. The amount continues to grow for the 7th grade. Your attendance Matters!!! 
Sudoku Challenge Winners
Congratulations to Curtis Young, Emily Knapp and Zach Robbins for winning the Sudoku Challenge last week. Come to Mrs. Purcell's Class in D-135 to claim your prize.
Cross Country
For the 2nd week in a row both the Boys and Girls teams won! They are working on having a great season!
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. Wagners  (D148) 7:20-7:50 and Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Ms. LeBaron’s room ( C78) 2:45-3:30.
Other Activities students are involved in
8th grade football-Oct. 8th, 11:30 vs. Salem Navy

Payson City Mayor's Recognition Award - Brad Wharton

Attributions: 
Photos: Kim Lefler

Congratulations goes out to our very own Bradlee Wharton for being selected for the Mayor's Recognition Award at the September Payson City Council Meeting! Bradlee is an 8th grader who possesses many great qualities. Math teacher Mr. Smith says of Bradlee, "Brad is a hard working self motivated student. he is always willing to help others, and has a positive attitude. I have enjoyed having Brad in my class , and look forward to working with him this school year. Great Job on receiving the Mayor's Award!"

Spanish teacher Mr. Carlisle elaborates,"I feel that Bradlee represents many who are like him at Payson Junior High School.  He is respectful and that means he cares about himself, his education, and all those who come to school with him.  I enjoy that he brings to class an open mind so he can learn and ask questions.  He is resilient and I really enjoy the effort and hard work of Bradlee."

Bradlee helps out in the offices and his supervisor, Mrs. Wilson compliments, " Brad always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face.  He is eager to help with the duties that we ask of him on a daily basis.  He never complains when asked to run notes to a class room even when he has to do it over and over.  He is very professional when answering the office phones and is able to convey the information both accurately and promptly.  Brad is efficient in all we ask of him and just a great kid!  We really appreciate and enjoy him working in the front office and are grateful for his contribution."

Congratulations Bradlee on this well-deserved honor!

September 21 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
Long History of PJHS Principals

 

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

  • If your child is absent, work with the teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up for the academics missed.

E-mail is a great way to keep in touch with teachers, it is very difficult to reach them over the phone because of class times. Please keep in touch if your student is missing multiple days.

Perfect Attendance winners!

We want to recognize last week winners of Perfect Attendance Makenna Nostrom of the 7th grade and Spencer Reid of the 9th grade. Thank you for being here and being on time! Eighth grade your amount just doubled for next week.  

Badminton Tournament

The first badminton tournament of the year is on the 28th before school.  We will start at 6 am.  Sign up with Mr. Archer.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! 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

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

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

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

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

  • For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

  • Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if  lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

 

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

               Girls Intramural Tournament @Salem 3:30

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

               Term 1 Midterm

               Cross Country @ Mt. Nebo 3:30

Sept 27    Girls Tennis @ Mt. Nebo 3:30

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

Sept 30    Cross Country @ Payson Jr. High 3:30

               Girls Tennis vs Salem @ PHS 3:30

    

             

 

 

 

1st Badminton Tournament of the Year!

Attributions: 
Eric Archer

PJHS has a rich tradition of badminton. Our first tournament will be September 28th.

-- BEFORE SCHOOL -- PJHS DOUBLES --

Get a partner and sign up with Mr. Archer (eric.archer@nebo.edu). Girls, boys, or mixed doubles!

Warm up/seeding start at 5:30 am, games start at 6.  Rackets and birds will be available.

Prizes for the top 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams.

 

10th Anniversary - PJHS Mt. Loafer Hike

Attributions: 
Story by Eric Archer; Photos: Eric Archer, Alex Lewis, Mike Farley

 

Payson Junior High School offers 2 hikes a year, the Loafer Mountain hike in the Fall and the Big Tree hike in the Spring.  These are great outdoor activities that all students are welcome to attend.  Students that haven’t hiked with the school before need to qualify by passing a physical and written test.  The Loafer Mountain hike is a 12-mile round trip with a beautiful view of Utah Valley.  

September 9, 2016 was PJHS’s 10th anniversary of being on the mountain with our largest group (38 students, 3 staff and 3 parents).  We enjoyed beautiful Fall weather and colors.  Thanks to all the great students, teachers and parents that make this a Payson Junior High School tradition.  If you missed out on Loafer hike, mark your calendar for May and the Big Tree hike. We will have a firm date in the spring.

 

 

September 14 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen
2016 Mt. Loafer Hikers

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Early out days and Staff Development Day

Just a reminder that Monday are our regular early out day for teacher collaboration. On Sept. 19th we have a staff development training district wide so school will let out at 11:15. On that day we will serve breakfast but no lunch will be served!

Spirit Week

This is Spirit week at PJHS!!!!

Monday- ‘Merica Monday

Tuesday- P-Town Pride

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- BYU- Utah Day wear your team colors

Friday- Flashback Friday from the 50’s to the 90’s

-School dance at 6:00 to 8:00 at the school.

Captain’s Academy

The following students were selected by their coaches to represent their teams at a District Captain’s Academy. Ryan Ellsworth represented student council, Kasen Johnson represented boys’ cross country, Dana Chappa and Jocelyn Tucker represented girls’ cross country, and Cameron Stone represented golf.

At Captain’s Academy these students learned great lessons about sportsmanship, respect and competition. Dr. John Webb, who was an outstanding wrestler in high school and college, who has coached at all levels of wrestling and has been a real advocate for the sport, talked about how sports can truly become a lifelong love. He gave the students great insight into competition and love of sport and life!

Scott Mitchell, who led Springville High to a state football title, was an outstanding quarterback at the University of Utah and went on to play professional football for many years, gave a great motivational talk about life experiences and how they relate to sports.

Other speakers encouraged the students to be true leaders on the field and in the classroom.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! 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

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

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

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.

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

·  For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

·  Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

 

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

              Back to school Dance 6pm

Sept 19    Staff Development Day, Half Day

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

              Term 1 Midterm

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

 

 

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Early out days and Staff Development Day

Just a reminder that Monday are our regular early out day for teacher collaboration. On Sept. 19th we have a staff development training district wide so school will let out at 11:15. On that day we will serve breakfast but no lunch will be served!

Spirit Week

This is Spirit week at PJHS!!!!

Monday- ‘Merica Monday

Tuesday- P-Town Pride

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- BYU- Utah Day wear your team colors

Friday- Flashback Friday from the 50’s to the 90’s

-School dance at 6:00 to 8:00 at the school.

Captain’s Academy

The following students were selected by their coaches to represent their teams at a District Captain’s Academy. Ryan Ellsworth represented student council, Kasen Johnson represented boys’ cross country, Dana Chappa and Jocelyn Tucker represented girls’ cross country, and Cameron Stone represented golf.

At Captain’s Academy these students learned great lessons about sportsmanship, respect and competition. Dr. John Webb, who was an outstanding wrestler in high school and college, who has coached at all levels of wrestling and has been a real advocate for the sport, talked about how sports can truly become a lifelong love. He gave the students great insight into competition and love of sport and life!

Scott Mitchell, who led Springville High to a state football title, was an outstanding quarterback at the University of Utah and went on to play professional football for many years, gave a great motivational talk about life experiences and how they relate to sports.

Other speakers encouraged the students to be true leaders on the field and in the classroom.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! 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

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

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

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.

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

·  For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

·  Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

              Back to school Dance 6pm

Sept 19    Staff Development Day, Half Day

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

              Term 1 Midterm

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

 PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.

Early out days and Staff Development Day

Just a reminder that Monday are our regular early out day for teacher collaboration. On Sept. 19th we have a staff development training district wide so school will let out at 11:15. On that day we will serve breakfast but no lunch will be served!

Spirit Week

This is Spirit week at PJHS!!!!

Monday- ‘Merica Monday

Tuesday- P-Town Pride

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- BYU- Utah Day wear your team colors

Friday- Flashback Friday from the 50’s to the 90’s

-School dance at 6:00 to 8:00 at the school.

Captain’s Academy

The following students were selected by their coaches to represent their teams at a District Captain’s Academy. Ryan Ellsworth represented student council, Kasen Johnson represented boys’ cross country, Dana Chappa and Jocelyn Tucker represented girls’ cross country, and Cameron Stone represented golf.

At Captain’s Academy these students learned great lessons about sportsmanship, respect and competition. Dr. John Webb, who was an outstanding wrestler in high school and college, who has coached at all levels of wrestling and has been a real advocate for the sport, talked about how sports can truly become a lifelong love. He gave the students great insight into competition and love of sport and life!

Scott Mitchell, who led Springville High to a state football title, was an outstanding quarterback at the University of Utah and went on to play professional football for many years, gave a great motivational talk about life experiences and how they relate to sports.

Other speakers encouraged the students to be true leaders on the field and in the classroom.

4-H News

4H After School Clubs have officially started! 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

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

Friday (2:45-4:30)- (TBA)

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.

BOX-TOPS~YES we collect them:

·  For every 10 Box Tops students bring into their 3rd Period class, they get a "5 Extra-Credit Points" coupon to use in any of their classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If students happen to bring in 50 Box Tops, then they will also receive a Free Homework Pass.

·  Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so students must keep it safe and redeem as soon as they know which class they would like to use the extra credit in. Box-top coupons do not expire at the end of the term.

NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, students may combine more than one coupon for a class.

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Calendar

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

              Back to school Dance 6pm

Sept 19    Staff Development Day, Half Day

Sept 22    Vision Screening 7th Graders

Sept 23    Animal Science to Zoo

              Term 1 Midterm

Sept 28    Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30-8:00

 

Payson FFA and Onion Days

Attributions: 
Photos and Story by Lindsy Thomas

On Labor Day Payson FFA members participated in the Onion Days parade and organized a petting zoo for citizens in the community.  FFA members gathered; goats, chickens, miniature horses, cows, and sheep for the Children's Carnival held at the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Center.  We had a lot of fun serving the youth and families in our community and are looking forward to doing it again next year. 

September 8 Grizzly Update

Attributions: 
B. Mortensen
10 TIPS FOR SUCCESS AT SCHOOL BULLETIN BOARD

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).

4-H News

Great news everyone! 4H Clubs will be starting next week! This year we have many fun and exciting clubs to join. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and have some fun. Clubs that will be offered for fall include two different food clubs on Monday and Tuesday, Maker Club on Tuesday, Robotics on Wednesday, and Pinterest on Thursday. More clubs will be added soon and throughout the year. There is also a homework help club Tuesday through Friday mornings starting at 7:20 with Mrs. Wagner in room D-148. Look for flyers and posters in the hallways for more information or see Miss Ogden in room C-66. The club times are Mondays 2:00-3:30 and Tuesday-Friday 2:45-4:30

 

PTSA Announcements

The PTSA would like to thank “Plunder”, a local store, that made a donation to the PTSA that will really help get them going for the year.

We would encourage all parents and students to join our PTSA! It is a great group that helps the students and teachers throughout the entire year!

The first meeting for the PTSA will be on Sept. 8th during out Den Time, 10:28-10:51, we encourage all parents and students to come attend this meeting.

You can follow the PTSA on Facebook, search Payson Junior High PTSA or click on https://www.facebook.com/search/1786573121588442/local_search?surface=tyah

School Spirit

SPIRIT WEEK IS NEXT WEEK! The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Fridays to show their school spirit.

We will have more information on announcements about each day’s theme and activities! Check the right side of our website for daily announcements.

Girls Tennis

Jr. High Girls’ Tennis is underway with a match on Thursday, September 8th. Practice is every week night after school.

Loafer Hike

Attention Loafer Mountain Hikers. The school hike is tomorrow, September 9th. If your permission paper is not turned in by today than you will not be able to attend. If you have any questions see Mr. Archer ASAP. Again; all hike permission papers need to be signed and turned in by today in order to go on tomorrow's hike.

Cross Country

Cross Country has begun! Every day from 2:45-4:00 the team practices together by the backstop at the end of E Hall. Races are on Fridays and are a mile and a half long. It's a great way to get fit for other sports, meet new friends, and challenge yourself. Paperwork can be found with Mr. Bird in the Media Center. Come running with us!

Calendar

Sept 8      Girls tennis @ SHHS

Sept 9      Mt. Loafer Hike

                Cross country @ Springville Junior High, 3:30 pm

Sept 16    FFA to State Fair

                Back to school Dance 6pm

 

 

August 30 Grizzly Newsletter

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance Tip

Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, administrator or afterschool provider to get them excited about going to school.

PTSA Announcements

The PTSA would like to thank “Plunder”, a local store, that made a donation to the PTSA that will really help get them going for the year.

We would encourage all parents and students to join our PTSA! It is a great group that helps the students and teachers throughout the entire year!

The first meeting for the PTSA will be on Sept. 8th during out Den Time, 10:28-10:51, we encourage all parents and students to come attend this meeting.

You can follow the PTSA on Facebook, search Payson Junior High PTSA or click on https://www.facebook.com/search/1786573121588442/local_search?surface=tyah

School Spirit

The school would like to promote school spirit by having students purchase and wear a “Grizzly Nation” t-shirt. The green ones are $6 and the grey ones are $8. We encourage students to wear these shirts on Friday’s to show their school spirit.

Locker Concerns

If your student is having a hard time with their locker please have them check in at the office. We will help anyone who needs it.

Girls Tennis

Girls, it’s time to start another great season of Jr. High Girls Tennis. Practice will be starting on Tuesday, August 30th after school. We will first meet in Mr. Hatch's Room (B55) and then go out to play.  You can sign up with Mr. Hatch or Mrs. Renzello (D137), or just come ready to play on August 30th.  Don't worry if you have never played before. Girls of all grades and experience level are welcome.   

Loafer Hike

Parents, each fall we have a group of students tackle the challenge of hiking to the top of Loafer Mountain. This is scheduled for Friday, September 9th. There are some pre-requisites that must be done before they are allowed to join the challenge. Get with Mr. Archer, boys PE teacher, if you are interested.

Calendar

Aug. 30th   Tennis starts

Aug. 31st    Assembly- Welcome back to school

Sept. 5th     Labor Day no school

                   Payson City Badminton tournament @ PJHS

Sept. 9         Mt. Loafer Hike

Sept. 16       FFA to State Fair

                   Back to School Dance 6pm

 

 

August 24 Newsletter

Attributions: 
Blake Mortensen

PJHS Parents and Students,

Well hopefully you and your student survived the first day of school! It was a success from what we have seen. The best part is it only gets easier from here on out!

As a school we want to thank parents and students for making Payson Junior High what it is today! We encourage parents and students to get involved in our school! We truly believe that every student matters! Along those same lines parents, remember you have the most influence in your students’ lives, keep encouraging them to work hard and together we will have a successful year!

GRIZZLY GROWLS

Attendance

Students and parents, it is vital to school success that students attend school regularly! Each week we will include something about attendance and how it relates to success at school. These are taken from http://www.attendanceworks.org/ we encourage parents to review these with students and encourage their students to be here and on time.

This week’s tip is:

Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.

Here is a copy of the steps that will be taken for students who are late to class. Detention times will be Monday’s at 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday’s at 2:40-3:40. We will have some morning math make-ups but haven’t finalized dates and times.

Attendance Policy: Tardies

Students are expected to be in class each day on time.

1st Class Tardy – Meet with teacher

2nd Class Tardy – Teacher emails parent

3rd Class Tardy – School Office phones parent and assigns detention*

Additional Tardies - Parent and student meet with administrator to change present course of action

*Students serve ½ hour for every tardy

1 hour for a L “late” tardy.

Detentions are served before or after school or at lunch.

Locker Concerns

The janitors spend a great deal of time trying to get the lockers working properly. If students are having a problem opening their locker, make sure they are doing the combination right and lift hard on the handle to get it to open.  If it still won’t open, make sure they ask someone for help. Please assure your students that teachers, administrators and other students are always available to help. If after all other attempts have failed to work, stop by the office and we will do whatever it takes to help your student! Lockers can cause an awful amount of stress at first, but it doesn’t take long and all students quickly become pro’s!

Girls Tennis

Girls, its time to start another great season of Jr. High Girls Tennis. Practice will be starting on Tuesday, August 30th after school. We will first meet in Mr. Hatch's Room (B55) and then go out to play.  You can sign up with Mr. Hatch or Mrs. Renzello (D137), or just come ready to play on August 30th.  Don't worry if you have never played before. Girls of all grades and experience level are welcome.      

Loafer Hike

Parents, each fall we have a group of students tackle the challenge of hiking to the top of Loafer Mountain. This is scheduled for Friday, September 9th. There are some pre-requisites that must be done before they are allowed to join the challenge. Get with Mr. Archer, boys PE teacher, if you are interested.

Calendar

 Aug. 26th   School Pictures                        

Aug. 30th   Tennis starts

Sept. 5th     Payson City Badminton tournament @ PJHS

 

 

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