News

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

 

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.

 

 

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