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Mrs. Brenna Davis Accepts PJHS English Teaching Position

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PJHS is pleased to announce that Mrs. Brenna Davis will be teaching 7th grade English this school year. It has been fun to get to know her and we are excited for the students to get acquainted as well.

Mrs. Davis says about herself, "I was born and raised in Orem UT, and now live in Vineyard with my husband and puppy. I love hiking, camping, and running. I love to play and listen to music, and love going to the movies. I played a lot of sports growing up, and a couple in college, but baseball has always been my favorite. I went to school at BYU Idaho for a couple years, and graduated from UVU."

We are happy to have you with us, Mrs. Davis!

New Ag Teacher Joins PJHS

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This year PJHS is pleased to welcome Mrs. Lindsy Thomas to our school. Mrs. Thomas will be teaching Animal and Ag Science in the afternoons.

Mrs. Thomas enthusiastically adds, "I grew up in Payson and attended Payson Junior High.  After graduating from Utah State University my husband and I moved several times.  We've lived in Iowa, Illinois, California, and now back to Utah.  I have always wanted to return to Payson and I am thrilled to be teaching in my hometown!"

"I started teaching agriculture in West Liberty, Iowa.  I took several years off to be a mom and take care of my two cute kiddos and then three years ago  resumed teaching agriculture at Springville Junior High.  I love all things agriculture, especially animals, and I think FFA is the bomb!!!  Every student at Payson Junior should take an ag class and join FFA.  If not, they are missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime!"

Welcome to PJHS Mrs. Thomas!

7th Grade Day

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Parents, 

PJHS will host our 7th grade day for all incoming 7TH GRADE STUDENTS on Monday, August 22nd from 9:00AM to 11:00AM! Students will have an opportunity to hear from the faculty and staff AND go to each class to meet teachers! Students will also be able to practice opening their lockers and get familiar with where everything is at the school. Parents are welcome! Please mark your calendars. 

We are going to have a GRREEAAATTTT school year!

¿Habla Español?

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¿Habla Español? Mrs. Debra Hulet does! Mrs. Hulet joined the faculty of PJHS this school year and will be teaching Spanish in the afternoons. 

Mrs. Hulet elaborates, "I’m very excited to be at both Payson Junior High and Payson High School this year after a long break from teaching to focus on writing. I grew up in Las Vegas and received my B.A. in English Literature and Spanish Language at BYU. I lived in Venezuela for eight years where I taught some ESL (English as a Second Language) and did translation work.

After returning to the States, I taught Spanish at The Meadows Prep School in Vegas for three years and then both English and Spanish at South Jordan Middle School. At Payson Middle School, several years and two more children later (for a total of five children), I taught those same subjects for six years before the aforementioned writing break.

I was elated—and that’s a huge understatement—when Cedar Fort, Inc. published my young adult novel, Independence Rock, in 2011.

And now I’m blessed to be back doing one of the things I love very most—teaching. I enjoy all kinds of reading, singing and guitar, tennis, hiking, and Zumba. And I love spending time with my grandchildren."

We are thrilled to have her as part of our fabulous faculty!

Meet Our Newest Math Teacher

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Miss LeBaron

Miss Brie LeBaron will be teaching 7th and 8th grade math classes this school year. She is excited to join the PJHS faculty and adds, " I have always loved learning new things and sharing what I learn with others. I attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah where the sagebrush grows. ​​During my free time I enjoy being with my family, playing games and sports, hiking, playing guitar, and writing in my novel."

We are thrilled to have Miss LeBaron!

PJHS Welcomes New Teachers!

Miss Bertoch
Miss Jenkins

We are excited to announce the arrival of many new faculty members this year to our school. Here are a few of the new teachers in their own words.

Miss Alison Bertoch is joining the PJHS faculty this year and will teach 8th grade science classes. 

Miss Bertoch says about herself, "I grew up in Southern California, and as a result love the sun and the beach. One of my favorite things is going back there to visit and see the ocean and soak up the sun. I love off-roading, hiking, camping, and any type of exploring that leads me somewhere new. I tried paddle-boarding this summer, and that has become one of my new favorite activities. I also like to read, dance, exercise, and try new things. My degree is in chemistry from BYU, and I am very excited to be teaching science this year. "

Miss Missy Jenkins will be teaching 8th grade US History I classes at PJHS.

I am a recent graduate from BYU. I majored in History Teaching and I love learning about early United States history and the history of slavery. I have worked for the last 2 years developing social studies curriculum for an education company here in Utah. Some of my hobbies include running, hiking, camping, and baking. I recently made a wedding cake for a friend's wedding in LA. I lived on the border of Arizona and Mexico for two years and am conversational in Spanish. Those two years helped me develop a great love for spicy Mexican food, especially tacos and Mexican hot dogs! I love teaching and am very excited to work with the students of PJHS! 

A GRIZZLY welcome to these new teachers! Watch out for more to come!

Backpack Giveaway

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH

Mark your calendar for the annual Backpack Giveaway sponsored by Tabitha's Way in Spanish Fork! See image for details. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CHILDREN WITH YOU TO RECEIVE A BACKPACK. 

PJHS REGISTRATION

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It is that time of year - time for school registration! Parents will receive a registration packet in the mail if your child has been a PJHS student or is on track to be a PJHS 7th grade student from their elementary school. 

Registration is on Tuesday, August 9th from 8:30AM to 3:30PM.

Additionally, you will be able to pay school fees online by following the link to the right called "MY SCHOOL FEES". This feature will be available soon, so keep checking back. 

Please see attached registration documents for more information.

WANTED: School Bus Drivers

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Nebo bus drivers and attendants wanted. The district provides needed training. Daily routes are open for the beginning of school. Starting pay for drivers is $15.23 and attendants $11.32. Please apply online at www.nebo.edu/jobs.

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