Minimal Day! Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
School Day will end at 11:15 for students.
Buses will run and breakfast will be served. No Lunch.
Sophomores will take a pre-ACT test.
Juniors will take a practice ACT test.
Seniors are invited to attend a college tour on this day.
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Sixty-one brave souls came out for the annual fall hike up the Mt. Loafer Switchbacks, on Thursday Sept. 14th.
The weather was cloudy and cool as they loaded the bus to head to the trail head. The hikers traveled to Woodland Hills where they tackled the Mt. Loafer Switch backs, a 3 mile round trip journey.
All hikers made it to the top easily where they were able to enjoy great views, lunch and time with friends. After a good break at the top, they descended the mountain. When they neared the bottom, their fearless leader, Coach Johnson, took them to explore a small cave-- the cave of wonders as he called it. Many crickets filled the dark cave and the temperature inside the cave was significantly cooler than outside.
The hike ended as the group pulled into the parking lot. All that came enjoyed great views, good company, and made memories for a lifetime.
Hanslee Peay has been selected as our "Prep of the Week" for his outstanding play as a member of our football team. Hanslee is averaging over 100 yards a game in total offense over the past two games as a running back and slot receiver. He also plays safety on the defensive side of the ball. Hanslee is also an outstanding student in the classroom. Congratulations Hanslee and good luck to you and the Golden Eagles the rest of the season!
Payson Junior was surprised with a fun delivery from our local Payson Walmart! They brought in boxes and boxes of supplies for our teachers and students to use. One of our students even said to me, "It feels like Christmas!" What a happy day at Payson Junior High. We feel truly grateful for the support!
Payson Junior High benefits greatly from the School Land Trust program. This past year we were able to hold numerous faculty inservice trainings and planning sessions. We purchased classroom equipment such as computers, white boards, video screens and sound systems. We also purchased teaching and reading materials to help our teachers and their focus on student learning.
- Helps people with no strings attached.
- Creates an Exceptional Experience for the people they serve.
As Veteran's Day approaches, Mapleton Jr. is looking for veterans who are parents, grandparents, or siblings of our students. We are looking for veterans who could come to our Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10 as well as Veterans that we could honor with their picture in a slideshow. Please go pick up a form from Mrs. Rowley in room 211 or Mrs. Bryant in room 401 if you have someone who fits this criteria that you would like to include.
We are grateful for the sacrifice of our veterans and their families! Thank you for helping us put together a meaningful school assembly.
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Students made DNA models with play dough and then got to extract DNA from strawberries.
On Tuesday, September 12th, the Salem Jr. High golf team had their 2nd meet at spanish oaks. Here are our top 4 scores,
- Logan Blanchard with 43,
- Jordan Hartvigsen with 45,
- Ty Johnson with 46,
- Jarrett Parkinson with 47.
Head Coach Adam Roberts commented that they played good, but they left a couple of strokes out there. He believes that the best is yet to come.
Spanish Oaks golf course is a fun and relaxing course, and the Pros up there try to keep it a friendly environment. In the picture we have a shot of hole number 3, and if you squint, you can see the river that they have to play over. It is a par 5.
Overall, we played well, and we are excited for the meets to come.
Extended Lunch BELL SCHEDULE
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CONGRATULATIONS to DAISY RODRIGUEZ on receiving the Payson City Mayor's award. Here are some of the wonderful things here teachers have to say about her:
Daisy Rodriguez is a kind and caring person. Daisy has spent time helping students improve their English and has done it with such respect towards her peers. As I observed her help a student in my class, Daisy doesn't come across knowing everything, she comes across with a genuine attitude of simply wanting to help. When she doesn't know how to help a student, Daisy always finds how she can do a better job. Daisy never assumes to know the answer to everything, but she will always let the students know, "I don't know, but I can find out for you."
Daisy has a wonderful attitude in class and she is able to transmit her positive energy to everyone around her. Daisy is such a respectful young lady and is deserving of this great award. As part of Latinos in Action this year, I know Daisy will do an outstanding job with the elementary school aged kids. I'm extremely glad she has chosen to give back to her community by joining LIA. Sharing your talent with the next generation is going to be very rewarding. Congratulations Daisy!
Theresa Carey was honored on Tuesday with the Spirit of the Mustang. This is what our administrators and counselors had to say about her:
Whether it is related to the finance office or not Theresa is super willing to jump in and do what needs to be done. She has vast experience and generally knows the answer to any question right away. She is also super down to earth and willing to look at problems from different perspectives. More specifically, she always has a cocktail of Exedrin and Ibuprofen when I've got a headache.
Theresa is always so helpful and is willing to do anything that is asked of her. She will drop everything to help you even when she has 101 things to do herself. She is a great example of doing what she has been asked to do, even when Suzanne asked her years ago to step out in the hall during passing time…she still does it every single day, every period. I had a cold last week and Theresa asked me every day how I was doing and how to help my day go better all while she had a worse cold than I did.
When I heard I was going to be the principal of MJHS, one of the very first thoughts I had was - "Awesome I get to go back and work with Theresa again!" When I was here the first time around she was so helpful and nice and really made me feel good about how I was doing. Guess what - it's the same again, she has helped me to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing and coached me through all the difficult financial things. She has done it in a way that makes me feel like I'm doing ok - she is so supportive that way. Thanks Theresa for being so kind and helpful - you're amazing!
Theresa is all about family. She is always taking care of a family member in one way or another and making sure they have nothing to worry about in times of crisis. She also shows so much love and pride when she talks about her family and makes me wish I was a part of it. I guess when I think about it I really am part of Theresa's family because I belong to Mapleton Junior High and that means Theresa is going to take care of me. I can't count the number of times I have had a concern outside of school and Theresa is there to offer advice, understanding, and a genuine compassion. She really feels like a big sister to me and I'm sure many of you could say the same thing. I have loved working with Theresa and every time I have had a conversation with her I realize that I came away from it feeling lots better about myself or the situation. Thanks for taking care of your school family just like you take care or your own family!
Theresa is always extremely helpful and kind, she always know the answer for a question when asked. She has been there as a friend and coworker and I know I could go to her for anything. Theresa puts in so much time and effort into her job as well being very determined to make the office a better place to be each day. She very much deserves the spirit of the mustang award! I wish she would bring me lunch every day because she always has the yummiest fresh vegetables!
ACT Practice Test: The Practice ACT for sophomores is next Monday, September 18th. Only sophomores will come to school that day; juniors and seniors have a day off! Room assignments will be posted around the school on Friday, and the test will commence promptly at 7:55AM, so don’t be late! School will end at 11:15am.
College Campus Tours: It’s time again for our yearly senior campus tours! Each year, coinciding with the day the sophomores take the ACT exam, SHS gives seniors the opportunity to tour one of 10 different colleges/universities in Utah (there are a couple trips that actually include two colleges).
What: College Campus Tours!
When: Monday, September 18th
Where: Depending on the tour you are taking, buses will be leaving from the ALC Salem campus between 7:00AM and 9:00AM
Cost: $5 payable to the finance office How: Starting today, get blue registration form from either the counseling center or Ms. Tuttle (I-215), choose which tour you'd like to take, fill out the form, pay $5 to finance office, and take the completed registration form and the $5 receipt to Ms. Tuttle. This is on a first come first serve basis so register quickly! No registration forms will be accepted after the 15th.
Here we are at week 4! The end of the first mini term is approaching fast and catching some students off guard. Please encourage students to be catching all of their work up if necessary.
New Hope Squad Training at the Summit Center in Springville. These students were trained on the program and talked about suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and being a friend to everyone.
DDD HALF DAY SCHEDULE
Monday, September 18, 2017
1) 8:00 - 8:25 -25 min
2) 8:30 - 8:55 - 25 min
3) 9:00 - 9:25 - 25 min
4) 9:30 - 9:55 - 25 min
5) 10:00 - 10:25 - 25 min
6) 10:30 - 10:50 - 20 min
7) 10:55 - 11:15 - 20 min
There's a new principal here at Payson High, students shared how they feel about her being the new principal. One of the students said, "We love her, she's very opened minded, and willing to help anyone that needs help.” We also asked teachers at Payson High. They all had really good feedback about Mrs. Shepherd, they’re all very excited to see how the school year goes, they hope she brings positivity to the school. Also, they all feel so connected to Mrs. Shepherd, they love her ideas and how open she is. She cares so much about the school, teachers and students.