November Mayor Youth Recognition Award

Payson Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:06pm

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This month, our student Melanie King was awarded the Mayor's Youth Recognition Award by the Payson City Council. This award recognizes Melanie's hard work and positive attitude. Melanie was nominated for this award by teachers who have experienced and appreciated her efforts. Here's what some of them have to say:

"Melanie King is always hard-working, self motivated, and the first to volunteer when one of her fellow students needs help or assistance. Furthermore, she sets a high standard for herself and encourages those around her to do the same. Always a quick smile, and a kind word to those she comes into contact with."

"Melanie is a dream student. She always completes her work on time and it is perfectly done. She is kind and respectful--so deserving of this award!!" - Ms. Clayton

"Melanie is nice, obedient, hard working, friendly, curious, and she participates and is fun to have in class. She is also very humble. She is a good role model for all students to follow." – Mr. Howell

Great work, Melanie! Keep it up!

Categories: Payson, Secondary


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:54pm
Attributions: Mrs. Taylor

Mrs. Taylor's class created Frankenstein buddies for Halloween. They built their Frankenstein (directed drawing), wrote what their Frankenstein buddy would do, and then gave their Frankenstein a voice by using an app.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Sock It To Drugs

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:51pm
Attributions: Mrs. Taylor
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Mrs. Taylor's students "socked " it to drugs for Red Ribbon Week.  They also used their crazy socks to write a quick Halloween rhyme.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 10/27/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:17pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Hadley Mason and Lamecia Schaerrer for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 27, 2017. Hadley was nominated by Coach Marziale for being a good sport and doing his best. Lamecia was nominated by Mrs. Bird for being respectful to everyone and having good sportsmanship.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

7 Habits

Park View Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:50pm
Attributions: Angie Perkins

Our school has implemented the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. These habits have created a culture of empowerment based on the idea that every person can be a leader.  Students are developing their whole person- through mind, body, heart and spirit. Each habit teaches critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups.


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Wild Wonders Animal Rescue Visited MNJHS

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:45pm
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On Wednesday, November 1st, the Mt Nebo Jr High College and Career classes were excited to welcome Wild Wonders Animal Rescue to our school.  Wild Wonders hosted a fabulous assembly, which even included students petting Stinky the skunk.  Students learned about animal habitats, diets, careers, and science.  They were also introduced to a bearded dragon, a giant rabbit, an opposum, a ring-tailed cat, and a dancing cockatoo.  Thank you Wild Wonders! (Click next to see more images)

Categories: Payson, Secondary

November Newsletter

Park View Elementary News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:28pm

Click HERE to read our Newsletter.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Marketing Class “Donuts” over $100 to Pencils of Promise

Payson High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:51am
Attributions: Madisyn Rowley of the Lions Roar Newspaper
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The Marketing class did a pricing experiment that involved selling donuts. Although the donuts were delicious, there were real marketing principles behind selling them. The first thing each team had to do was to pick a goal and pricing policy. Pricing policies are things like earning a profit, or competing with the competition. Most groups picked to compete with their competition, their peers. And for those who walked down the hall the competition was real. The next step in marketing these donuts was to pick a price and a pricing strategy. Pricing strategies are things such as 2 for $3 or a BOGO. After prices and pricing strategies were chosen, posters were made, and donuts were sold. When asked about this project, senior Rachel Slack, said this, “ I thought it was a lot of fun, very educational. It was awesome to have real world experience of pricing, selling, advertising, and working together as a team. The competition was intense and in the end we all learned a lot.” Overall the Marketing class felt this was a successful project. In total they made $115.79 and donated it to Pencils of Promise!


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Fourth grade investigates the Wetlands

Barnett Elementary News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:22am
Attributions: Krissy Johnson

The fourth graders of Barnett Elementary went to Salem Pond, early in October, to learn more about wetlands. They spent the day studying the wildlife and plants around the pond. They tested the ph of the water and measured soil temperatures. They caught many bugs and compared different arthropods, looking for body parts, eyes, legs and adaptations. The students learned the purpose of wetlands and why we need to protect them. It was a day full of fun learning experiences.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Internet Safety for the Win

Barnett Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:40pm
Attributions: Angela Stoddard

On October 24, Barnett Bulldogs learned about Internet safety. Netsmartz presented to our leaders about how to be safe on the internet and some general guide lines to follow. He also discussed how to find a balance between technology and life. Technology can be great and is a wonderful tool that helps us in our lives. However, too much screen time can hurt us more than it can help us. Thank you to Netsmartz for taking the time to give us a great presentation. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

A Box For Our Friend, Deryk

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:43am
Attributions: Hayden McDowell
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On October 6th, 2017,  a beloved student here at PHS, Deryk Lowe, passed away unexpectedly. Through the mourning of his death, a few Payson High students took the liberty of tributing Deryk and his family with a beautifully crafted wooden box.

Tyrell Russell, a senior at Payson High School, said that Deryk was involved in the woodshop class, and that is how building a box in Derek's memory came about. Russell states, “We built [the box] for his family… We thought it would be a nice thing for them to put his clothes and blankets and stuff inside.” The boys behind this amazing service are Tyrell Russell, Jordan Draper, Wyatt Monroe, Rhylan Roundy  and Gage Judd.

The box took about a week to construct, carve, and prepare. The boys presented the Lowe family with the box at the viewing, then again at the funeral. (Tyrell Russell and Jordan Draper, 2017). The gesture was powerful and meaningful; Something that can shed a little light on a dark circumstance.

Jordan Draper, a junior at Payson High, said that the main purpose of building the box, was so that the Lowe family could have a piece to remember Deryk by.

It’s apparent that the boys who helped craft the box didn’t do it out of vain, or selfishness. Rather, they did it to show their condolences and love to the Lowe family. When a death occurs so tragically and sudden, there are many ways to handle grief. Anger, frustration, sadness, and confusion are all common reactions and behaviors that occur when tragedy strikes. However, these young men put aside their own feelings, and made something memorable, beautiful and genuine to help a family in, what could be, one of the darkest times in their lives.

Our school was lucky for having had a student as great as Deryk Lowe. Students, faculty, and staff will miss our fellow Lion, and commend those who have honored Deryk’s name in such a meaningful way.


Categories: Payson, Secondary

PHS Wins First Place at Japanese Sports Festival

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:40am
Attributions: By: Talbie Oberg of the Lions Roar Newspaper

Payson High School Japanese students proved that they don’t just practice the Japanese language all day when they took first place in the first ever multi-school Japanese Sports Festival, held at Skyridge High School up in Lehi on October ninth. “It looked like we got third place, but after a recount, we actually won first place,” says Mrs. Berrio, the school’s Japanese teacher, “We were on a team with Salem Hills High School, which was a lot of fun. So instead of being rivals, we were friendly and won together.”

Among some of the activities that took place at the sports festival, the most popular that japanese students participated in were obstacle courses, Horse War - a game kind of like “Chicken,” a pinecone toss, blindfold art, human spelling in which they spelled out japanese characters, tug of war, bento contests, and etc. “It was really fun, and the food was amazing! Why don’t we continue elementary school-style field trips into high school?” Reflected japanese student Ford McClellan.

“U.S. schools should do “Undokai” (sports day) also,” said japanese student Angela Barreda, “It's fun and unites classes.” All in all, make sure to congratulate japanese students on giving PHS a good rep, and look forward to more annual Japanese Sport Festival’s in the future.


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Red Ribbon Week Doors

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:36am
Attributions: Emily Miller
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To celebrate Red Ribbon week the teachers at PHS decorated their classroom doors to represent their commitment to being drug free. Take a look at some of the winning doors!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Orange Book Reports

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:57am
Attributions: Mrs. Jarvis
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3rd graders decorated pumpkins to look like the main character as part of their book reports. They did a great job!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Halloween Parade Map

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 1:11pm
Categories: Elementary, Payson

Halloween Parade Tuesday!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:53am

Our Halloween parade will begin tomorrow afternoon around 1:15 p.m.  We will be parading outside the school and around the back playground.  Parents may bring camp chairs or blankets to sit on to view the parade.  Please click on the attached map for locations where parents can sit to view the parade.  

Remember that students can only wear masks during the parade, but may not wear them during the regular school day.  We also ask that if your child's costume includes any type of play weapon, that it be left at home.  

This week's newsletter is also provided as an attachment.  We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!  

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Red Ribbon Week

Park View Elementary News - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:23pm

Last week was Red Ribbon Week! Students at Park View learned the importance of keeping our bodies healthy and the reasons they should stay drug free. It was a fun week for everyone! Check out all the students that pledge to "BEE" DRUG FREE! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

First Grade Math Club

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:14am
Attributions: Mrs. Taylor
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Students in the after-school 'First Grade Math Club' have been having lots of fun being math detectives and building glow-in-the-dark shapes.  They are all great mathematicians!

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Spring Lake Elementary News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 4:53pm

Choir with Ms. Dianna has started again. Looking forward to their Christmas concert.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Pawkemon Winner

Wilson Elementary News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 1:12pm
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings

Congratulations to Ty Dehart for finding the Pawkemon this week! Way to go Lion!

Categories: Elementary, Payson