News

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

 

"Catch Me If You Can"

Attributions: 
Mrs. Vanessa Gillie
Students at Hale Center Theater

A group of students from various English classes went to see "Catch Me If You Can" (the musical) at Hale Center Theater in Orem. The musical was filled with amazing talent and music, plenty of laughs, and a story-line never to forget. Already looking forward to the next show!

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

"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.

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