Upcoming Events/Opportunities at PJHS

Submitted by chris.killpack on Wed, 02/23/2022 - 08:11
PJHS Grizzly News For the Week of 02/22/22 Upcoming Events

Grizzly Update - Feb. 22, 2022
Upcoming Events:  

Feb. 25  Post-Valentine Dance 6 to 8 pm
Feb. 28  Educator Planning Day - No School
Spirit Week
As a lead up to our dance this Friday, we are having a spirit week with the following dress-up days:
Wed- Bad n Boujee (fancy/classy dress) vs comfy casual
Thurs- Summer vs Winter
Fri- Pink vs Red
Post-Valentine Dance
The dance is this Friday, the 25th!! Doors will open at 6 pm in our PJHS gym. Cost is $4 to get in, or $3 with your student ID or $3 if you're wearing red or pink. If students have more than 2 hours of detention, they will not be able to attend. 
8th Graders Interested in Student Council
For 8th grade students interested in being on next year's student council, information will be coming out next week! Watch for details in the next newsletter and in your class announcements.
Course Requests for 22-23 School Year
It's hard to believe we are looking ahead and planning the 2022-23 school year already. Here is some important information regarding Course Requests for the coming school year. 
On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 our counselors held Course Request meetings with 8th grade students going into 9th grade for the 2022-23. Students were instructed to take the Course Request form home and discuss it with their parents then have their parents sign it. The forms should be returned to their Science teacher by Friday, February 25th. 
For 9th grade students going into high school next year, the high school counselors will be at Payson Junior High on Friday, February 25th for Course Requests. Students that came with their parent to a College and Career Readiness (CCR) meeting will have that information rolled over into their Course Request. If you would still like to attend a CCR meeting with your counselor, please email the counselor directly to schedule a meeting time. Course requests for future 10th grade students should be completed by March 3rd. 
Course Requests for future 8th grade students will be held at Mount Nebo Middle School on Wednesday, February 23rd. Students should bring home a Course Request form to review with parents then return them to their CCA teacher by Friday, February 25th.
2022 Nebo Stakeholder Survey
The Nebo Stakeholder Survey is ready to access for parents, students, and employees and will be open until Monday, Feb. 28th.  The link to the survey is found on the Nebo School District homepage, or you can click here. Students will be given time during their advisory period on Monday, Feb. 14th to complete the survey.  Parents have also been sent a link to the survey via email. This survey allows you to give feedback to the district on your child’s school and teachers. Please take a few minutes to share your valuable insight with us. 
Battle of the Books
Our annual "Battle of the Books" competition is Thursday Feb. 17 during school.  We wish all contestants "good luck".  The district "Battle of the Books" competition is Friday Feb. 25 at Salem Junior High.
Smart Steps for Stepfamilies
Santaquin Library is offering a free 7 week course Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 pm regarding skills such as building stronger stepfamilies, handling conflict and discipline, communication, and managing stress. See this flier for registration and more information.
Code to Success
Code to Success (CTS) is a free, summer coding program for current 7th-12th grade students to learn web development and computer programming skills. No previous coding experience required!  When: June 13-July 15, Monday-Friday  8 am to 12 pm  Cost: FREE!  See The Flyer Here and register at this link
PHS Bagpipe Class for Interested 9th Graders
9th Graders!  Want to do bagpipes and drums at Payson High School?  You can sign up for the bagpipe class in 10th grade AND you get school fine arts or elective credit for it! You will be signing up for classes over the next few weeks with your school counselors, look for the bagpipe class under “Fine Arts”.  Check out this video to see many of the cool experiences you have to look forward to. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram to see what our pipe band is doing!