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We want to congratulate Mrs. Standish, our wonderful 5th grade teacher, who is Barnett's Teacher of the Year! She was recognized at the April School Board Meeting with the following comments said about her:
“Jaimie is a natural leader and has a hard work ethic, pleasant attitude, and an amazing belief in students. She is an integral part in developing the Leader in Me program at Barnett Elementary. Jaimie teaches these students leadership qualities and gives them that desire to have a voice and use their leadership skills in all they do. She empowers her students to work hard, tackle a challenge, and have curiosity and desire to learn new things.”
We are lucky to have such an amazing teacher working at our school!Thanks for all you do Mrs. Standish!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kaleb Lindsey and Hannah Hazelet for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Kaleb was nominated by Mr. Rees for always being patient and willing to help out. Hannah was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for using amazing creativity on her history project.
Kyle Vincent, the Art teacher at Mt Nebo Jr High, was featured in an article found in the Payson Chronicle today. Mr. Vincent is helping beautify buildings in Payson, as part of the Payson Mural Project. According to the Payson Chronicle, the Payson Mural Project includes a plan to "reimagine self-conceptions and local surroundings through mutual art."
The project will be a cooperative one, bringing together students and artists who are interested in public art murals and who have a desire to improve their community.
Any artists interested in contributing to this amazing project can contact Mr. Vincent.
We Love You Mr. Vincent!
Being green has a new meaning at Payson High School since being awarded the Energy Star Rating for maintaining an energy efficient building. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Basically, Payson High uses 35% less energy and generates 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.
The administration would like to thank teachers and students for helping to shut down computers, audio systems, projectors and other electronics each night and especially over long breaks.
Think green. Be green. Go Payson.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Taylor Johnston and Flor Bello for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, April 16, 2018. Taylor was nominated by Mr. Rees for becoming a very conscientious student. Flor was nominated by Ms. Brady for being hardworking and respectful to everyone. She is always smiling.
In the month of April the students will be learning about Habit 6: Synergize, Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
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We had agreat turn out for parents and pastries thursday night. Thank you for all who came to read with your student! Way to go Lions!
While April showers bring May flowers, April showers also bring a great time to curl up and read this months edition of The Mane Street Journal. In this months edition you can learn all about Payson High School's amazing Broadcasting Program and the classes that go with it. This month you can learn about classes like Math 1050 and Latinos in Action. You can also get an inside look at everything that goes into putting this magazine together. And what would the Mane Street Journal be without keeping you updated on what sports are going on here at Payson High School this month. All in all, we have a great edition for you this month and we really hope you enjoy it.
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World renowned band, The Score, visited Payson High School on April 10th: giving people of Payson High School a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The band that wrote this school year’s anthem “Unstoppable” was brought to Payson, Utah for a loudly applauded assembly in which they preformed other of their hit songs like “Revolution” and “Legend” followed by a Q&A led by José Valle and Kaeden Flippen.
The Score’s trip to Payson’s auditorium started months ago, when Kaeden Flippen nominated José Valle for the band’s #LocalLegend where he got shoutouts on social media, band merch and concert tickets. Months before that, @TheScoreMusic said on Twitter, “So Cool. Shout out to @Payson Lions for making UNSTOPPABLE their high School theme this year @AlfredValle27 @Flippenator.” Valle’s win–which included band merch and VIP concert tickets–later led to Valle, Flippen and the band having deeper communication. Within a couple weeks, Valle said, “They [The Score] personally reached out to us, they communicated with us and were really awesome.”
After students witnessed the unique concert, student council members, Valle and Flippen, and the band sat down for a Q&A in which the questions were brought in from what students on social media wanted to know. After explaining how the New York founded band came to be, Edan Dover said to aspiring musicians, “Don’t be afraid to have a full-time gig, but also pursue your dream on the side,” advice very much needed for those who desire a career in music in their lives.
The experience wasn’t only special for the ones who watched the performance, the members of the band “Joined the likes of Kevin Bacon,” as José Valle put it. The Score’s visit to the high school was definitely something they had in their mind while they performed in Salt Lake City later that night.
This is a reminder to students that ALL Lagoon requirements including grades, tardies, citizenship grades, and fees need to be taken care of by May 4th in order to be eligible for Lagoon.
Green: the color of vigor and strength. Memories of Payson High School engulf our minds when we see this glorious shade of life. When you walk into Payson High, you are bombarded by the onslaught of Verde plastered around the halls. This color may strike fear into their hearts of other schools, yet for us, it fills us with determination and faith. We have to ask ourselves why? Why does it have this affect on us when we go to school sports games? Why do we love this color?
The reason is that green isn’t just a color to us, it’s a belief. A lifestyle. To us, we embrace this color as we become a PHS lion. When we wear our bold colors, we show the world that we will wear our beliefs bravely and courageously, even when we have different schools, people, and facts telling us that isn’t worth ourthe time and energy. They might tear us down by asking, “Why waste time on something that’s not worthwhile?” WRONG! They may tell us that we aren’t on their level, or that we can’t accomplish the things they have. But how do we respond to their cries? We stand as a pride, as a family, and we band together with the shade that is pulsing through our veins: green.
When you wear the green of PHS, you show that you will always honor your values and beliefs as a Payson Llion even after you leave this school and disband after school hours. You will always be a lion, not just because of how you behave, but because it’s the way PHS inspired you to be.
Green: the attitude of a student, the strength of a lion, and the faith we have in our school and in each other. Green is and will always be the color of our blood.
In the wake of the recent Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, it’s natural that students everywhere are feeling apprehensive about safety in their schools. Payson High is one of those school’s whose student body is facing the particular fears and aftermath of such a massive tragedy. This was especially apparent on Sunday, March 4, when an alleged shooting threat directed towards PHS was spread around social media.
The Payson Police Department later discredited this, saying that the threat was simply a matter of false rumor. Even after finding out it was a hoax, Junior Dominique Colipi said, “Things like this scare me because they are unpredictable. I should have known better that it was a fake, but honestly, who could be 100% sure?” The implications of this incident show just how much High Schools need to come together.
After events in Florida, people nationwide have gotten caught up in the politics such as making schools safer and stricter gun laws. While these topics should be addressed and discussed, students, parents, and teachers forget to encourage one major thing: standing together. Senior Kaylea Clements says, “My attitude had changed towards the students here because I’m trying to recognize everyone more, to let them know they are needed and important to someone. Making everyone feel like a someone is VERY important to me.”
Offer support to one another in challenging times, like Florida citizens, our community should look to each other for comfort. Everyone attending Payson High needs to be a friend. If you see someone sitting alone during lunch, don’t be afraid go and talk to them. If you see another student getting bullied, don’t be afraid to defend them. Perhaps the best way to make our school a safer place is by being a friend to everyone.
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We so appreciate our staff members at Taylor Elementary! They do an amazing job! Thank you, PTA for spoiling us again!!!
Samantha Alonso, Knighton Godfrey, Bridgit Spencer, Elora McQuivey worked as a team to find last week's Pawkemon in the hallway. Way to go Lions!
Way to Synergize Rashawn Tolentino and Alexis Crofts! They found the Pawkemon together on March 28th. Great job Lions!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Samantha Rodriguez and Kamryn Rupp for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. Samantha was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for helping translate when we needed someone to help. Kamryn was nominated by Mrs. Harmer for being a great student and making her laugh.
(more pictures available) Because of Brent Sipherd's hard work and the amazing engineers we have, MNJHS took first place for the Innovator Award in the Utah Underwater Robotics 2018 ROV Competition.
The staff was very impressed with the engineering of all our student's robots. Students navigated self-built robots through underwater obstacle courses at the Legacy Center in Lehi during the competition. It was a great experience!
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Congratulations to our 3rd Grade Spelling Bee winners! Hallee Christensen took 1st place, Kacelynn Mikesell took 2nd place and Roscoe Grimshaw took 3rd place. We also want to congratulate the winners from each individual class on a job well done!
The spring hike is coming up on May 22nd! The Big Tree Hike is an 8-mile hike at the bottom of Payson Canyon. Students who haven't participated in a school hike previously will be required to pass a physical and written test to qualify. If interested, please attend the meeting on May 8th for all the details. It's going to be an awesome experience!