Read Across America

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:03pm
Attributions: Mrs. TaylorMrs. Taylor’s 1st grade class celebrating Read Across America.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

ACT Test promises pizza and promise for the future

Payson High School News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:16pm
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 All juniors will be taking the ACT on March 6, 2018.

Remember:

No cell phones will be permitted on test day.Students need to have Photo ID: a driver's license or current school ID will work.Snacks and water will be provided during breaks. Pizza will be provided after the test. 

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Crystal Apple Recipient

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 9:07pm

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This year Spring Lake reconized Kathy Shaw as an outstanding educator. Collegues said of Kathy:

 "I have worked at many school with many special education teachers over the year.  I am continually impressed with Kathy's deep commitment and love for her students.  She gives 110% every single day in her job and is always so pleasant and kind to everyone.  She truly cares about her students and is dedicated to their success.  We are so lucky to have Kathy on our faculty."

 "Kathy is amazing! She always does way more than her job description. She has even helped students, who have little home support, complete a book for a book report, and supported them with their final product. Kathy works so well with our team to do math reteach. She is always positive. She finds what it takes to get the job done and then does more than that. We are so lucky to have Kathy at Spring Lake!

Kathy works with children that require special services.  There are a number of stresses that go with that - including behaviors, parents, and a LOT of paperwork.   Kathy always tries to do things right for the children and right as far as legal paperwork requirements.  She may sigh or express her concerns but she always patiently perseveres.  Kathy is WONDERFUL!"

"Kathy is a hard working, talented, kind person.  She goes above and beyond in everything she does.  She has such a positive, can-do attitude.   She really cares about the students of Spring Lake Elementary plus the teachers.    She is a wonderful teacher and colleague!"

"Kathy Shaw is the most positive, happy, person ever!  In IEP's she is professional, positive and does such an awesome job explaining difficult things for parents.  She is a GEM and goes above and beyond when helping kids and teachers."  

"Kathy is simply amazing. For several years now, Kathy taken on a heavy load. The situation in Special Ed has not been easy and is still not easy, but Kathy has willing jumped in to pull her own load and so much more. Her willingness to help others and find ways to make a difficult situation better is truly admirable. Thanks Kathy!!!"

 

#unexpected #springlakehawks #springlakeelem

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Barnett Barker Newsletter- March 2018

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:54pm
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Please click below to read our March Newsletter.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Synergizing among Grade Levels

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 6:43pm
Attributions: Melissa Fuhriman
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Barnett is a Leader in Me school where we learn about habits and try to pracitce them as much as we can. We had some students who were demonstrating Habit number 6, Synergizing. Mrs. Taylor's 4th grade students taught Mrs. Fuhriman's 2nd grade students about the rock cycle! They used chocolate chips and as you can see in the pictures, it was a really good time! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Half Day + Freshman Orientation - Monday, March 5th

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:21pm

A quick reminder: Monday, March 5th will be a half day at MNJHS.  School will get out at 11:15am.  Lunch will not be served that day. 

9th graders will also be attending Freshman Orientation at their respective high schools that morning.  Buses will leave to take 9th grade students to either Payson High or Salem Hills High schools at 9am sharp.  These students will return by 11:15am.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 2/28/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:09pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Austin Solorzano and Karen Ising for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Austin was nominated by Mrs. Johnson for trying his hardest in everything he does, being kind and thoughtful. Karen was nominated by Mrs. Miller for being a calming influence and having meaningful conversations in class.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 2/27/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:05pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jazmine Alexander and Jaden Mickelson for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Jazmine was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in another student's personal item that she found outside. Jaden was nominated by Mr. Wilson for being helpful when a peer gets stuck on an assignment.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 2/26/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Oaklie Jensen and Mandy Williams for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, February 26, 2018. Oaklie was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for always being willing to do anything asked of her and even asks what she can do to help. Mandy was nominated by Ms. Barber for being friendly and willing to help out in the office.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Mt. Nebo Preview

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:36pm
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Sixth-grade students at Mt. Nebo Junior high for course selection.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Music

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:33pm
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Mrs. Miller’s class learning a jig with Laura Brockbank.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

First Grade Animal Reports

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:50pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware's class learned about animal classifications and adaptations. In January, the class also did animal reports as part of their homework. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Respect the Pride

Payson High School News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:08am
Attributions: By: Michelle Rushton and Briton Wilson of Lion's Roar

Other schools in our district have taken to calling us trash, talking garbage on us, and just all around not really liking us. However, sometimes at our lowest points, we also think that we are nothing special. In order for other schools to even think about respecting us, we need to start having respect for ourselves. If we respect ourselves than others will respect us too. We need to keep having positive thoughts, and just take in all of the negative comments and throw them in the actual trash.

From the article The True Meaning Of Self Respect by Amanda Mina she stated, “Self-respect is about having a sense of honor and dignity about yourself, your choices, and your life.” Max Bennion explained how when he talks to his friends at Salem they can be kind of condescending right in the beginning of any conversation, they are always surprised to hear that students actually like attending Payson High School. In a post on Instagram Max stated, “The PHS student section will always amaze me. People say: ‘Payson never wins,’ as if that’s a bad thing? No. Every single game, we are a full student section that stands until the very last second of the very last quarter. We never stop coming back, and we never stop cheering. Being unstoppable isn’t about winning, it’s about never stopping no matter what.” Yes, Payson High School doesn’t win every game, but that is why our student section is so amazing. Because no matter if we win or lose, we are always there to supporting our fellow lions.

Never judge a book by its cover. People judge Payson on whether our football team wins or loses. Bridger Kilmer, a senior at Payson High School, loves PHS, he had this to say about why other people don’t like our school, “they had an experience with a person from Payson that they thought the person was trash and they judged the whole school on one person.” You can’t judge a school based off of one person, or how good we are at certain things.

When asked the question how having pride at Payson helps them battle and show others their pride, Bennion expressed, “If you are constantly saying Payson sucks, the other schools are like, yeah, and they can kind of get a higher edge up on that. When you have pride at Payson it kind of builds a shield around the school, and allows others to have pride. So pride is self sufficient, if you have it.“ Standing up for what you love gives you a sense of pride, that can be found nowhere else except for inside yourself. “Self-respect is about having the courage to stand up for yourself when you are being treated in a manner that is less than what you deserve.” said Amanda Mina from the article The True Meaning Of Self Respect. Here at PHS we deserve as much respect as any other school.

There is no denying that a lot of people do not like Payson High School. The question is, how are we going to change that? When you’re out and about, wear your Payson attire with Pride, if you hear someone disrespecting Payson, shut it down and stand up for your school. If we want other schools to respect us, then we need to start by respecting ourselves.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

PJHS Track and Field

Payson Junior High School News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:05am
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Track and Field is here! All levels of athlete ability are needed. Great for cross-training for other sports. Parent/athlete meeting Friday, March 2, after school in the PJHS library. Practice starts Tuesday, March 6. Talk to Mrs. Bragg or Mr. Ward with questions.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Ground Hog Day

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:31pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware's first grade class learned all about Ground Hog Day and watched an online clip of Punxsutawney Phil as he predicted 6 more weeks of winter! They then did Ground Hog centers including Ground Hog Pop Art.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mrs. Ware’s Class Rocks!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:28pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware’s Class has been learning about rocks! They had a special guest, Mrs. Harper, come and share her expertise about rocks with them. Mrs. Harper is not only a parent at Spring Lake, she is also a geologist. The class enjoyed help classifying her rock collection, viewing an awesome video on volcanos, and even got to take home a small container of volcanic sand. Mrs. Ware’s class really thinks that rocks ROCK!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

6th Grade Day at MNJHS, February 28th

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 1:37pm

6th grade students from Barnett, Spring Lake, Goshen, Wilson, and Taylor Elementary Schools were welcomed to MNJHS today, February 28th. 6th Grade Day gave these students a chance to come to our school, take a look around, and get a small glimpse into what 7th grade will be like. Our incoming 2018/2019 class was greeted by our band students playing for them.  6th graders were then introduced to our Student Council, Orchestra Department, Drama Department, Sports Departments, Art Department and Choir Department. The dreaded subject of vaccinations required for 7th grade admission was also addressed by our school nurse.  Our Counseling Department then spoke to students about registration and other fun activities available at Mt. Nebo. 

We were so excited to meet these new students and can't wait to see them again in the Fall!  If you have an incoming 6th grade student, make sure to turn their registration packets in by this Friday.

For more 6th Grade Day Photos please see our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/Mt-Nebo-Junior-High-285045584930180/

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

TONIGHT: Latinos in Action Parent Night, February 28th, 5pm

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00pm
Attributions: Veronica Solorzano, Photo Credit: Angie Perkins

Latinos in Action will be hosting a Parent Night Wed. the 28th from 5-6:30 pm to inform parents (of those LIA students) what our students do at Barnett.  They'll have a slide show to show an overview of what LIA is and what they do at Taylor, Wilson and Barnett for their SEP's.  Our LIA dance group will also be performing.  LIA students have also organized a dinner for their parents and our administrators.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Why am I single?

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:25am
Attributions: Millie Durfee

 

Why am I single? We have all asked ourselves this question at least once before, and sometimes it’s hard to understand why it isn’t happening for you. Your not alone; there are, on average, 45.2 percent of the American population that is single just like you. Now cheer up here are some tips on how to get rid of the lousy feeling we all get when we don’t get a second date.

You love yourself to much or not at all. When your around someone, you want to learn about them and hear about who they truly are, or what they like to do while their alone when they aren't being influenced by the world. If you are to focused on you and you haven’t learned a thing about your date, then you're talking too much and not letting your date express themselves or share a connection with you. You may come off as vain, narcissistic, or arrogant.

While on the other hand if you are too shy, quiet, or insecure, you can come off as a hard person to get to know and talk to. Nobody wants to have to battle with someone just to hear about what they like.

Confidence is key. Have you ever wanted to go up to someone and just confidently ask them out or get to know them, but you’ve convinced yourself they’re not going to reject you? Well here's a little secret that recently made sense in my mind: how do you know if they don't like you if your rejecting yourself before they even get the chance to speak or look at you? Just have confidence, even if you’re what the world considers un-attractive. If you have full confidence in yourself you can do anything.

Put yourself out there. If you need to make up an excuse why you can’t go to a dance, date, or activity because your afraid of putting yourself out there, try it just once and see what happens. If you need a friend to go with you to a party then take someone who will give you support, and just be yourself. After all, life is made up of little moments and if your life is just made out of regrets, that you didn’t try harder, or you didn’t do it out of fear of rejection. Then don’t have regrets make this year the moment in life that you can become a person your proud of, that you won’t regret in the future.

Have Fun! This might be a simple tip for others, but some people are too uptight and worry about dumb things. Think about it, when have you been happiest? When you’re you, you should feel happy and accepted. If your date doesn't like the way you truly are and they want to change you, don’t let them, you have someone out there that will love the true you, not the alter ego you want to be. Have a good time, experience life in a way you haven’t before, experiment in your interests and go out and enjoy life.

If you have in anyway related to these tips on how to not be single, it’s highly recommended that  you listen and take into account what you can do to correct your adventure in finding your other half. Don’t be so pressured to go out into the world and immediately find the person of your dreams, because in reality no ones perfect. Just try your best to have fun, meet people, and don’t regret showing people who you are. Good luck PHS and may all your date experiences be ones for the book.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Do you have self-love?

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:24am
Attributions: Millie Durfee

The mirror. We all have various feelings about this object, but you have a special one. You look into it every day and try not to think about all the judging eyes, advertisements, and words that the world and people claim defines you. The American society has been telling people what we should look like since the early 1920s, even famous beauty icon Marilyn Monroe was told she wasn’t enough for Hollywood. Unreachable beauty has been a part of ancient cultures, since 3000 BC and it’s time to change.

Looking back, what has been considered beautiful has changed immensely. For example in ancient China women would bind their feet into a mangled mess to fulfill the beauty standard of small feet, but now our society is much more sneaky about how they convey beauty. Our society loves to pick on us, and put us down for being ourselves. What we don’t realize is they’re putting it into our minds slow and stealthily like a cheetah waiting to pounce on its victim. The average person see’s over 5000 ads a day and 90 percent of them are in some way conveying what we should be, buy, and believe is true.

Break out of society's mold (you can gain the confidence back) by doing simple things through your day to make life tailored to you. First you need to have complete self love. It's going to be hard, since you have drilled bad thoughts into your brain for years, but it is going to change your life. You need to repeat to yourself throughout the day that you love one simple part of your body that it’s absolutely perfect to you in your mind. Start with your brain and say, “My brain is full of beautiful electrons that give me the power to be beautiful!” Do this for a week and when you feel ready move on through the top of your head down to the tips of your toes. It may take a long time, but you will feel immensely better.

Start to use the raw things you were born with that makes you unique. For a week embrace what makes you unique, whether that be your natural hair, face, or personality. You have full freedom to be you, don’t think about what other people see you as, their thoughts and words will not matter in the future. They won’t affect who you can become, or who you truly are. They’re just words; sounds that go through the air and can mean nothing to you. You are in control of what you bring into your mind, and if a condescending phrase is said, just let it be. Don’t take it.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

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