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

Redefining College during College Application Week

Payson High School News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:28am
Attributions: Article By: Sabryne Kelly
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The week of Nov. 6-10 is College Application Week at Payson High School, with a special College and Financial Aid Night on Nov. 8. Representatives from ALC, West Point Academy, Regents Scholarship, military, Sterling Scholar, SOMOS, UESP, Daniels Fund, DevPoint coding school, and colleges and universities around the state will be present to answer any questions you might have.  Counselors will also be in the computer lab that night to help parents and students apply for federal financial aid, FAFSA.


The theme this year is “Redefining College”.  Many students have a fixed mindset of what college is, but there are many non-traditional ways of getting further education after high school.  Many throughout the nation are using the term “Higher Education Day” versus “College Day” to dissolve preconceived notions that everyone has to go to “college”. Counselors at PHS hope that the theme “Redefining College” will open students’ eyes to the many opportunities available to them.


Many colleges and universities will allow you to apply at school during College Application Week for free.  Schools such as SUU, Snow College, and Dixie State all let you apply for free and UVU is also free, as long as you’re already enrolled in Concurrent Enrollment.


The kick off assembly for College Week will be on Nov. 7.  On Nov. 7 and 8 students will complete college applications.  Nov. 8 is the College and Financial Aid Night. You’ll want to come because, not only will colleges be there, but Waffle Love and the Taco Truck will be cooking up some delicious food.

Junior high students are also invited to attend College and Financial Aid Night. Studies show the younger a student is introduced to the possibility of higher education the more likely they will be to set and make higher education goals.  Bring your family, grab a punch card to receive a dollar off at the food trucks, and come redefine your vision of college.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

2017: All Sate Choir

Payson High School News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:56am
Attributions: Harrison Judd


This year, 12 talented and outstanding students from Payson High school were able to be apart of  the All State choir, combining with students from all over the state, to perform in Salt Lake City with Ryan T. Murphy. Ryan Murphy has been the associate music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since 2009, and directed this year's performance. The students received a letter last spring telling them that they were chosen to be apart of this great opportunity, they held practices with with students from surrounding schools and also had two days to practice in Taylorsville, with Dr. Murphy as well before the actually performance. Finally on Saturday, the 14th of october,  they performed In the SLC Tabernacle.   

Categories: Payson, Secondary


Spring Lake Elementary News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 8:41am

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Robotics club has started again. You are looking at our future engineers.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Fidget Spinner Day

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:08pm
Attributions: Mrs. Taylor
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Mrs. Taylor's 1st-grade class earned a Fidget Spinner Day.  They designed their own spinners along with using store-bought spinners to practice math, reading, and spelling.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 10/26/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:45pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Parker Buys and Tara Mortensen for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Parker was nominated by Coach Marzi for always saying thanks after class. Tara was nominated by Coach Harmer for helping other students in class.  She is always positive.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Shakespeare Team Trip, Cedar City

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:31pm
Attributions: Quincy Caldwell
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Our MNJHS Shakespeare Team was able to recently attend a competition in Cedar City.  The Shakespeare team got to see Newsies live at Tuacahn, they performed an amazing take on Macbeth, and they had a blast walking around the campus experiencing all of the fun workshops that they had the opportunity to attend. (Click "Next" to see more photos.)

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Inside look on the 2017-18 Payson Football Team

Payson High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:01pm
Attributions: By: Sabryne Kelly of The Lion’s Roar News
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The PHS 2017-18 football team made a commitment at the beginning of the year to go 200 days without caffeine, throughout their camp and the season. Ronaldo Valencia, a junior at PHS and member of the team states, “It was much more than just not drinking caffeine though, it was to bring us together into this brotherhood. To focus on the team and come together more than we ever have before. We were committed and determined to execute our goal.”

For many of the players, it wasn’t hard to not drink caffeine during practice, but while they were with their friends was a true test if they could continue and make their goal a reality. When asked if any of the players came out saying that they had cheated on their goal Valencia said, “As far as I know there wasn’t any confessions we were together a lot and everybody stayed strong nobody ever said that they cheated.”

In an exclusive interview, senior Riley Hansen stated, “We are a new Payson.”  Hansen added, “We’re not old Payson, everybody knows that we don’t have the best record, but we’re better now. Our team theme this year has been to become a New Payson. We are working hard towards that goal.”

One constant for the team this year was a devoted and enthusiastic fan section. When asked about our student section Hansen answered, “I think we have the best student section in the state. It really gets the players pumped up when we hear them cheering for us.”

Valencia stated, “Last year we were more split as a team, there were different groups of friends, but this year we’re more together, this year more than any other year.”

Small goals were accomplished and the team grew as a football program.  Two hundred days without caffeine allowed the team to grow closer.  Battling each week under the lights on the football field allowed the team to grow greater. Supporting the mighty Lions allowed the school to grow together more than ever before.  Goal by goal, year by year, Payson High Football continues to grow stronger.

 Photos by Michelle Rushton and Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Categories: Payson, Secondary

College And Financial Aid Night, Nov. 8th

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:59am

Redefining College

College & Financial Aid Night

Nov. 8th, 4-7pm @ Payson High School

  • Get help filling out your FAFSA
  • Learn about scholarship opportunities
  • Find out about financial aid help
Categories: Payson, Secondary

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:58pm

Hello Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our 1st Term Parent Teacher Conferences.  We look forward to having everyone come out and meet with teachers.  If you have forgotten your time you are welcome to go back into Sign Up Genius and see your time or call the office and we can give you your time.  The teachers will be on a very tight schedule.  Please respect that time.  If you need to visit longer with the teacher than the allotted time, please schedule another time that you and the teacher can meet to have a deeper conversation.  

The Book Fair will be going on during Conferences in the gym until 9:00.  Please go visit the Fair and see all the great books available at a good price.  Also you can send a pencil gram to your student which is a pencil with a note attached for just $1.00.  

Halloween is just around the corner.  We will be having our annual Halloween parade on Tuesday, October 31st at 1:15 pm.  We will be marching around the outside perimeter of the school as we have done in the years past.  Students are invited to wear their costume to school or put them on during lunch.  Please be aware this is a regular school day so costumes that are particularly bulky or fragile should not be sent to school.  We ask that students refrain from wearing mask, gory costumes/makeup, or bring weapons-even pretend ones!  Students may wear hair color and light face paint to school but should NOT bring these items with them!  Please remember that even during these activities, students need to follow our school dress guidelines!

Thank you so much for your support!

Mrs. Robbins

Upcoming events:

10/26 SEPs

10/31 Halloween Parade 1:15

11/1 1st Grade Field Trip to Thanksgiving Point

11/3 Picture Retake

11/7 SCC (12:30

11/8 4th Grade Field Trip

11/9 PTA Meeting 1:30

11/10 Tiger Pride Assembly

11/13 Heroes Read A Thon

11/17 5th Grade History Fair

11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break


Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Orchestra Concert Tonight, Oct. 25, 7pm PHS

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:09pm

Our MNJHS Orchestra will be perfoming tonight, October 25th at 7pm.  Come see our students play their hearts out in the PHS Auditorium.  You won't want to miss this concert!

MNJHS Orchestra Concert

Oct. 25th, 7pm PHS

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Halloween Dance Today, Oct. 25, 3-5pm

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00am

Don't miss the MNJHS Halloween Spooktacular Dance today, Oct. 25th, after school.  Wear a costume and save $1.  Students can also save $1 by using their Panther Passport.  There will be prizes, a photo booth and more.  Admission is $5.

Categories: Payson, Secondary