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

Climbing Against Drugs

Payson High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00am
Attributions: Story by Ryan Craig Pictures by Ryan Craig and Emily Miller
(more pictures available)

Utah National Guard came today to help us celebrate red ribbon week by bringing a rock wall we can climb for free. Thanks to the National Guard for letting us climb against Drugs.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Band Concert Tonight - Oct. 24th, 7pm

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:52pm

Come support our MNJH Panthers tonight at our first band concert of the year!  The concert will be held in the Payson High School auditorium at 7pm.   See you tonight!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Fire Safety Week Art Contest Winners

Barnett Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:38pm
Attributions: Angela Stoddard
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The first week of October is Fire Safety Week and our Payson City Firefighters sponsor a coloring contest for all our students in grades 1-6 to help teach them about fire safety. A winner is chosen from each grade and this year's winners are:

JT Rivera, Maddison Luckau, Naomy Ortiz, Samson Ercanbrack, Eva Perkins, and Tiffany Wilde

These students had the opportunity to go have lunch with the Payson Fire Department, see the fire station, and even ride in a Payson Fire Truck! We are so grateful for our local Fire Department for treating our students to this once in a lifetime experience! They are awesome!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 10/23/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:24pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Xander Moon and Aniston Valdez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 23, 2017. Xander was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for his kindness in helping another student pick up things that fell out of a backpack. Aniston was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for always smiling and helping in the office.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Choir Concert Tonight!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:50pm

Don't miss hearing our AMAZING Panthers sing at Payson High School tonight!  They gave a us a mini concert in the front office and it was unbelievable. 


MNJHS Choir Concert

Payson High School

Oct, 23rd


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days Are Here!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:17pm
Attributions: Mike Robinson

MNJHS started our Red Ribbon Week activities today! We hope all will participate to show school unity in staying away from illegal drugs and violence. There are theme day dress days all week long. There are prizes for best dressed and treats for participation. School dress codes apply.


Monday: Red Carpet Day - Dress Up Fancy!

Tuesday: Twin Day - Dress Like A Twin Or Triplet!

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - Wear Crazy Hair And Socks!

Thursday: Throw Back Thursday - Wear 60's,70's,80's or 90's Clothes And Makeup!

Friday: Team Up Friday - Wear Team Jerseys!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

"Liddle" Spotlights: Arianna Gregerson

Payson High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:04am
Attributions: By: Michelle Rusthon of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Arianna is a Sophomore here at Payson High School. She walks the same halls that all of you walk. So let’s take a little bit of time and get to know her!

Arianna is a student in the UCBT (Utah Community Based Transition class, Her favorite class is Reading or English, taught by Mrs. Liddle. Her favorite book is The Lightning Thief. Her favorite color is green. Her favorite food is pizza. Her best friend is Krislynn Hurd, one of her fellow students in Mrs. Liddle’s class. When asked what her thought of the student body are she said, “You’re wonderful!”. She has two or three close friends outside of class, but she thinks that the student body is very kind to her and all of her friends.   

 Arianna’s teacher, Mrs. Liddle said, “She is very helpful, and is always wanting to look out for those who struggle… she is good about checking her grades and keeping up on them, she worries about them”

Categories: Payson, Secondary

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 9:08am

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 23-         

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Blood Drive in the Auditorium
  • Collaboration in the Library

Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • 9:00 Youth Support
  • 4:00 Football Play-off game @ Salem Hills
  • 7:00 PHS & MNJH Band Concert

Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • 7:00 Orchestra Concert

Friday, Oct. 27

  • Last Day of the Term
  • Red Ribbon Assembly
  • 3:00 - 8:00 Debate Tournament
  • 6:00-9:00 LIA Spook Alley


Categories: Payson, Secondary

It's Red Ribbon Week!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:43pm


Students are invited to participate in the following activities:

Monday:  Show you Red Ribbon spirit:  WEAR RED

Tuesday:  Team up against drugs:  WEAR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM GEAR

Wednesday:  It's CRAZY to do drugs:  CRAZY HAIR DAY

Thursday:  SOCK it to drugs:  CRAZY SOCK & PAJAMA DAY

Friday:  Spring Lake Elementary is drug free:  WEAR SCHOOL COLORS OR SHIRTS

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Introducing....Our New Student Lighthouse Team!

Wilson Elementary News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:50pm
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings
(more pictures available)

This year along with becoming a Leader in Me School we have created a Student Lighthouse Team. The main aim of the SLHT is to create a stronger relationship between the students and teachers and give students a say in matters that affect them.  Members will help share their peers’ ideas, interests, and concerns with the school faculty. Student Lighthouse will also help the students raise funds for school-wide projects that enhance a sense of community within the school. They assist the Lighthouse Team when they are in need of aid. SLHT creates citizens who demonstrate communication, responsibility, and empathy for others.  These traits give them the foundation to become impactful future leaders of our school and ultimately, society.

As well as the elected representatives from each class, Mrs. Snow is the Teacher Liaison, Mrs. Partridge is the Lighthouse Team Liaison, additionally with help from Mr. Rawlings and Mrs. Kidd. The Teacher Liaisons have the responsibility for supporting the SLHT and helping support the SLHT practically and in the teaching body.

This past month students in grades 5th and 6th filled out applications and wrote an essay to tell us why they would be a great student leader for the school. Out of the applications received classes and staff voted on who would be good for the role.

The Wilson 2017-2018 Student Lighthouse Team are:

6th Grade

Ivy Cook

Ethan Bundy

Ben Walton

Mason Walton

Kelsey LeRoy

Rubie Raff



Averie O’Bryant

Logan Iverson


5th Grade:

Ahloa Watkins

Ben Morrill

Daphne Romrell

Alex Risenmay

Baylee Brokaw

Jayla Bundy



Zach Stinson

Haylie Holt

We look forward to keeping you up to date with their progress.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Fire Prevention Week Contest Winners

Wilson Elementary News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:31pm
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings
(more pictures available)

This year students throughout Payson had the opportunity to take part in Payson City's Fire Prevention Week coloring contest. Wilson had many students summit art work and this year’s winner are for our school are Kendra Broderick, Jose Valdovinos, Knighton Godfrey, Abby Sorensen, Taihani Campbell, Isaac Morrill, and Lupe Corona. Way to go Lions!


The students got to spend lunch with the fire department and ride in a fire truck! Congratulations Wilson Lions, Keep up the great work!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mr. Rawling's Victory Lap

Wilson Elementary News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:12pm
Attributions: Mrs. Lowe
(more pictures available)

On Wednesday this week the staff and students wanted to take a moment to thank Mr. Rawlings for all he does for our school. Way to go Lions!

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:46am

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Mrs. Poulsen's class has been studying magnetism in science with Mr. Lai. This week they made maglev trains. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Principals 200 Club

Barnett Elementary News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:32am
Attributions: Angela Stoddard

Students at Barnett Elementary have been working hard to earn Brag Notes. When a student earns a brag note their name is added to the Principal’s 200 Club Board. Brag notes can be earned by living the 7 Habits and being a leader in our school. Once the board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. Here are the students who won for October.  Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Fall Break, October 19-20th, No School

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:57pm

As a reminder, there is no school October 19-20th due to Fall Break.  Have a great, long weekend and we'll see you on Monday, October 23rd.

Categories: Payson, Secondary