Spring Lake Elementary News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:25am

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At the student of the month assembly on October 6th we were so excited to debut our school mascot Hero. Our wonderful art teacher Mrs. Sunny Howard has been working hard with Mrs. Fordiani's class to make the costume. They did a wonderful job. The student bringing Hero is Luke Paul, one of our student council members. 


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Second Grader Wins Bike During National School Lunch Week

Taylor Elementary News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:57pm

This week has been National School Lunch week. Each day the lunch staff has been rewarding kids with prizes by placing stickers on random trays. Students would bring their tray back up to the lunch ladies to redeem their price. The district donated a grand prize which was a bike. Today all students’ names were placed in a bucket for a drawing and Hunter Ramirez, in Ms. Leavitt’s 2nd grade class, was our lucky winner!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Tree Festival scheduled for November 21

Payson High School News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:35am

PHS classes, clubs and groups and the Payson City community are invited to participate in the annual Tree Festival by decorating and donating a tree to be auctioned off during a boys basketball game on November 21.

A large portion of the proceeds goes to the student council to provide “Sub for Santa” to families in our area. In the past, many groups have secured donations from the community and trees have sold at much higher prices! If any community members are interested in donating funds or a tree to decorate, you can reach Julie Gowans at julie.gowans@nebo.edu

This festival has been a great resource for providing Christmas to families in need.  Payson High Student Council and the PTSA hopes this year will be another great year at the auction.  Mark your calendars for November 21.



Categories: Payson, Secondary

Panther Pantry Now Open at MNJHS!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:33pm
Attributions: Troy Peterson
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Mt. Nebo Junior High is excited to announce the opening of the Panther Pantry, a place where students in need can get school supplies, clothing, and food for home. We are most grateful to the Payson Walmart for donating the school supplies and to others in the community for donating food, clothing, and hygiene items. If you are interested in donating to the Panther Pantry you can contact the school at 801-465-6040. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Winners Of The Fire Prevention Week Coloring Contest

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:19pm
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Congratulations to the winners from Spring Lake Elementary for the annual Fire Prevention coloring contest. Kindergarten through sixth-grade participated and the winners are: Jaquelle Jones, Samantha Adams, Caleb Carrick, Makinley Renzello, Kambri Muir, Elissa Petrell, and Amberly Peacock. They enjoyed lunch at the Payson City Firehouse on Wednesday October 11th, along with winners from other schools. Thanks to all those that entered.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Payson Mayor Youth Recognition Award - Quinton Hadlock

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:45pm
Attributions: Photo Courtesy of PJHS

Quinton Hadlock – 9TH GRADE

Mt. Nebo Jr. High School

Quinton Hadlock, a 9th grade student at Mt. Nebo Jr. High, has been nominated to receive the Payson City Mayor’s Award for the month of October. Quinton is a positive example at MNJHS.  We couldn't be more proud to have Quinton receive this award from the Payson City Council.

Here's what some of Quinton's teachers had to say about him.

Quinton Hadlock is an outstanding Student.  He maintains high grades and achievement.  Even in Honors courses.  He is also an outstanding example and regarded highly by his peers.  

Quinton is an active member of the HOPE Squad in his 3rd year.  He is continually assisting other students and directing them to see the counselors when they it is needed.

Recently in a poll among the students in our school he received the most votes as a student others can talk to who cares about his fellow students.  

We have seen examples of his service and kindness to others during his few years at MT. Nebo Jr. High. Time and again he is helpful to students who need a good mentor.

Congratulations Quinton!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 10/11/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:31pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Cristian Lemus-Rodriguez and Salvador Sanchez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Cristian was nominated by Mrs. Brown for asking questions, working hard, and coming in for extra help. Salvador was nominated by Mrs. Henderson for helping with the share table at lunch.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Calling All Preschool Age Children - MNJHS Panther Preschool Class Needs You!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:26pm
Attributions: Mary Stoneman
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One of our Discovery classes at MNJHS this term is called Panther Preschool.  In this course students are discovering what it takes to be a preschool teacher, and becoming experts in early childhood development.  At the end of our term our class would like to put our skills and projects to the ultimate test, by opening the Panther Preschool. Please complete this form  if you would like to register your preschool aged child (3-5 years old) for a FREE preschool on October 27th from 2:00-2:45pm. You can also fill out a form at Mt. Nebo Jr. High in the front office. (Click the above link or scroll to the next photo to print form.)

Categories: Payson, Secondary

It's Picture Day at Spring Lake Elementary

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:55pm

Today is our Lifetouch picture day!  All students will be photographed so that we can update our Aspire/SIS system with a recent picture and add each student to their class photo.

If you are interested in ordering individual school pictures there are many easy ways to pay:

Send cash or check (payable to Lifetouch) in the envelope from the Lifetouch picture packets that were sent home last week.


Log on to Lifetouch.com/school-pictures/

Click on "Order Now"

Click on "Picture Day Finder"

Type in the required information (state, city, school) 

Click on "Shop Now"

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Boot Camp

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:32pm
Attributions: Mr. Ewell
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On September 29th, Spring Lake Elementary 5th Grade students converged on Payson Memorial Park for a memorable day of teamwork and physical activity at their Battle Boot Camp. Thanks to the help of many willing parents, the students enjoyed several rotation activities in their day of Boot Camp training. They ran an obstacle course and had "marching practice" strapped in groups to 2x4s. Reconnaissance was practiced with a scavenger hunt about the park. Team work was practiced with games of Steal the Flag and a Laser Web Escape activity, as well as an obstacle course. The students enjoyed swinging across a “piranha infested river” to get their team safely onto a platform. That took some teamwork!

            The weather was perfect, especially in comparison to the deluge day when the classes were originally scheduled to go to the park. The students’ favorite activity of the day was certainly the Flour Bomb Battle where they played in massive teams lobbing flour loaded nylon stockings at the opposing players. Morale waned a bit as the flour dusted troops marched back to the school, but they were able to keep trudging on with the memories of a great day.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Hot Dogs! Get your Hot Dogs Here!

Barnett Elementary News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:24pm
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It is hard to believe that it has been two weeks since we had our Family Night here at Barnet. Monday, September 25 Barnett Elementary held our first Family night of the year. The lunchroom was jampacked with people from wall to wall. The night began with some guest speakers who talked about Barnett being a Leader in Me school and the seven habits. We discussed the Lighthouse Committee, our school WIGs and the wonderful PTA. As our tummies grumbled awaiting a yummy hotdog dinner that was to come, we were entertained by the one and only, Green Man Group from Utah Valley University. Go  Wolverines! The Green Man Group was a hit at family night and definitely pumped up the energy. After the performance, we gathered outside to enjoy hotdogs with one another. What a wonderful night it was to hang out and spend some time with teachers, families and of course the kids. Don’t miss our next Family Night! Barnett really knows how to have a good time.


Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 10/10/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:06pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Taylor Grange and Daniela Chavez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Taylor was nominated by Mrs. Hanks for being brave on the news crew. Daniela was nominated by Mrs. Capell for always working hard and taking beautiful notes every day.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 10/9/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:02pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Cassidy Hardy and Abraham Figueroa for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 9, 2017. Cassidy was nominated by Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Capell for asking great questions and helping other students. Abraham was nominated by Mrs. Capell for doing his best and helping others understand the math.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Award Recognition

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Article by Principal Carl Swenson

On Friday October 6, the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce honored several individuals and organizations for supporting education. These individuals were honored because of their support to education from cash donations, volunteering, and help in many other ways.

Chad Rowley, representing Cherry Hill Farms and Payson Fruit Growers, was honored from Payson Junior High School. These organizations help have helped PJHS through the years by providing employment for students, helping with apples for activities, and many other ways.

Payson Junior High School is very grateful for all of the help and support we receive for our students from these

Thank you to our community and parents for supporting our students!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

October Mayor Youth Recognition Award

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:53pm
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This month, our student Addi Slider was awarded the Mayor's Youth Recognition Award by the Payson City Council. This award recognizes Addi's positive attitude and kindness toward other Payson Jr. High students. Addi was nominated for this award by teachers who have experienced and appreciated her contributions. Here's what some of them have to say:

"Always sweet and friendly to everyone!! Really cares about people and their feelings!" – Mrs. Paxton

"Addi is a bright spot in B-Hall. She says hi to people by name, compliments constantly, and encourages people to make good choices. She is awesome." – Mrs. Bragg

"She is always happy and kind to everyone. She works hard in her classes and does her best.  She makes your day a little brighter when she smiles at you." – Mrs. C. Wilson

"Addi is very VERY kind to all. She is always concerned for others, and is always looking for the good she can do for them. She is very deserving of this award. I could honestly go on and on."  – Miss Simons

"Addi is always friendly to all students.  She enjoys school and is willing to help others enjoy school.  Addi will always give me and others a high five.  PJHS is a better school because of Addi." – Mr. Swenson

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Homework Lab Segment

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:29pm
Attributions: Cole Peterson

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Be a part of the Pride #PHSLIONS

Payson High School News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 9:22pm
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Over the past few weeks many students, teachers, and parents have been a part of the Pride by simply posting on social media using the hashtag #PHSLIONS.  As the school year progresses we will highlight proud Lions who share their pride by tweeting, posting, and instantly capturing unforgettable moments.  

Today's highlights include the PHS football team raising the flag to honor veterans, HOSA club, happenings in the library, Hope Squad shout out, and PHS Choirs event.

Be sure to use #PHSLIONS to share your PHS pride too!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:08am

Upcoming Events      

Wednesday, Oct. 11

  • 3:30 pm- JV Football @ Orem

 Thursday, Oct. 12     

  • UMEA All-State Choir
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball VS Orem
  • 7:00 pm Football VS Salem Hills

 Friday, Oct. 13

  • UMEA All-State Choir
  • Volleyball Sophomore Tournament @ Provo
  • 7:30 pm Sadie Hawkin’s Dance

 Saturday, Oct. 14

  • UMEA All-State Choir
  • Volleyball Sophomore Tournament @ Provo
  • 10:30 am Band Competition at Davis

Last week: Congratulations to the PHS golf students performance at State and the soccer team's win over Uintah. The band also had a great weekend placing sixth overall and received first in Color Guard.

Categories: Payson, Secondary