Student Lighthouse Team Attend BYU Leadership Conference

Barnett Elementary News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:46pm

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The Barnett Student Lighthouse Team attended the BYU Leadership Conference on November 8th. Students participated in team building activities, networked with other student leaders from around the district,and attended several breakout sessions around leadership and what it means to lead by example. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

5th Graders Visit the Veterans Home

Barnett Elementary News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:38pm

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On November 9th, Barnett 5th Graders visited the Payson Vererans Home. They sang patriotic songs to the veterans, delivered handmade cards with heartfelt messages, and learned about history as they talked with those who lived it. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Box Top Competition

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:43pm

Make sure to turn Box Tops in.

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Categories: Elementary, Payson

Crystal Apple Award

Payson Junior High School News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:28am
Attributions: Photos by Mr. Swenson

Mr. Corbett received the Crystal Apple Award for his outstanding dedication to his students and his efforts to help them succeed. Congratulations, Mr. Corbett! Thanks for being a Grizzly Hero!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Hour Of Code

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:11pm

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Mr. Hanosek came in to help Mr. Lai's class get started on Hour of Code. They are learning programming skills so they can do some fun projects later in the year for Genius Hour. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 11/14/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:29pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jace Nixon and Rebeca Serrano for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Jace was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for always participating in class discussions and being prepared. Rebeca was nominated by Mr. KJ for being incredibly kind, supportive, and positive with a million dollar smile.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Term 1 Grizzly Club Movie Event

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:23pm

If you made it into the Grizzly Club for Term 1, congratulations! As part of your reward, you have the opportunity to go to the movies next Monday (during school!) to see the highly anticipated film Wonder, based on the popular novel of the same name. Get your $3 and permission slip to Mrs. Allen in the finance office before Monday the 20th if you want to go!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

November Newsletter

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:40pm
Categories: Elementary, Payson


Payson High School News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:41am
Attributions: By: Hayden McDowell

Our school offers so many amazing clubs and extracurricular activities to the students of Payson High. Whether it be clubs, sports teams, after-school organizations, etc. There are countless ways to get involved at PHS!  One of the cool clubs that deserves a lil’ love is HOSA. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. The entire organization focuses on areas of the medical field through hands on experience, conferences, meetings, and service projects.

Ciara Ford, a senior here at PHS, is a HOSA State Officer, the HOSA Vice President for Southern Utah, and a HOSA Officer for Payson High. When asked about the activities and experiences acquired with HOSA, Ciara stated that HOSA is in charge of the blood drive, decorating a Christmas trees for the upcoming “Festival of Trees: PHS”, food drives, etc. Ciara also shared some of the amazing opportunities that HOSA provides for its members, “[HOSA] explores different careers within health...Brian Blake is the advisor over HOSA. He’s really cool because he has ties with the hospital and can help out with us getting internships and different things like that... We have guest speakers come, we also go and do things like cadaver labs, we go to different businesses and see what they do. It’s an awesome club for anybody interested in healthcare, and there’s lots of opportunities for everyone involved in leadership, service, exploring health careers. [HOSA] is super great, super fun. We have a good time together.”

One of the amazing things about our school, is the wide variety of things students are able to participate in. HOSA is a great way to enhance the medical learning curve, make friends, and try new, exciting things.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Leadership on Fire

Payson High School News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:32am
Attributions: By Allie Palmer of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Some of Payson High School students went to UVU for a conference on leadership. The conference had lots of tips on being a good leader and how to better serve people you come in contact with.  The conference was also about professionalism and also about “ how we can come to together to be a team.”

There was also a bunch of guest speakers and they motivated the students to become better leaders. There were also activities on team building. The leaders gave instructions on how to build a sandwich on team building. Jackie Hernandez and Kya Heimuli both recommended everyone should go and really learn about how to be a leader and help the people around you.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Perfect Attendance for Term 1

Barnett Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:43pm
Attributions: Angela Stoddard

Here are the Term 1 Perfect Attendance students. These kids had 0 absences and 0 tardies from August to October and are great contributors towards our school WIG of 90% on time attendance each day. This is an amazing accomplishment for these Barnett Bulldogs! Great job to those students! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 11/13/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Tiffany Dalley and Camila Castillo for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, November 13, 2017. Tiffany was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for working very hard every day and always doing her best. Camila was nominated by Mr. Rees for making sure she stays caught up and understanding what to do.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Behind The Roar - MNJHS Panther News Crew

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:31pm
Attributions: Courtney Hanks

Check out our latest Panther News Crew production for updates and highlights at Mt. Nebo Junior High. This video was put together by Mrs. Hanks Discovery class. Go Panthers!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:52am

Dear Taylor Parents,
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with two of our grade levels.  We celebrated student success and were able to talk about individual students and best practices.  This is something I will have a chance to do all throughout the month of November with each grade level.  Through Utah Land Trust Funding, we are able to pay for subs to cover classes while we collaborate.  I love working with the teachers and students.  They are the best.
Veteran’s Day:  On Friday we met together at the end of the day to talk about our US Veterans.  I am so impressed with the knowledge and respect our students have about our veterans.  We watched a clip of Utah's Honor Flight.  We will have the opportunity to send letters on the next flight.  If you would like to join us and send a letter/card you are welcome to bring them by the office before Christmas Break.
Lost and Found:  Our Lost and Found is piling HIGH!  Please take some time before the Holiday Break to come and look through this pile if your son or daughter is missing a coat, sweatshirt, shirt, etc.  We want these items to get back to the right owners.  During the Holidays, we will be bagging up the unclaimed items and giving them to charity.  PLEASE take the time to find your stuff!
Update Aspire:  Please make sure your phone number, email and address is up to date on Aspire.  We use this to share information but most important we use it in case of an emergency.  To do this, you will need to go to . From there you will click on the Parent button on the top of the page.  You will then go to the Aspire SIS (Student Information System).  On this page it will have directions on how to update your information.  You will need to log into Aspire.  You should have already created an account the beginning of the school year.
Cold and Inclement Weather Procedure:  As winter is approaching I wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•       We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes.   If a student arrives earlier than this they will have to wait in the hall by the office.
•       Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses.  In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•       If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect.
•       Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as:  very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•       Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school.  The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to:  not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for quick stops and pull through), not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.
•       In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email.  For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system.  Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Mrs. Robbins

Up Coming Events:
11/13 Read with Heroes 2:00
11/17 Picture Retake This will take place on the stage for any preschooler that will be coming to take pictures on that day.
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/21 PTA Thanksgiving Lunch for Staff
11/22 – 11/24 No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
12/1 Tiger Pride/Reflection Assembly
12/5 SCC 12:30 PTA 1:30

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students of the Month

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:33am

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Top Tigers: Lettie Kelson, Taylee Toomaltai, Olivia Stringham, Launa Lyman, Eliza Hazlett, Jakelle Evans, Kylee Todd, Sawyer Simons, Chevy Roseman, Veronica Brown, Autumn Farr, Miah Martin, Koen Lloyd, Olivia Liddle, Isaiah Hernandez,  Aubree Nordell, Tanner Grant, Jesse Ramirez, Lanna Beckstrom, Ellie Poulson, Daphne Bryan. 

Leaders of the Pack: Ms. Varney, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Koyle, Ms. Whicker, Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Procelle, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Wride, Ms. Jensen.

Pack of the Month:

Mrs. Leavitt: Art Behavior

Mr. Daggett: Lunchroom Behavior

Mrs. Grill: Reach for Your Potential

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Bread And Butter

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:47am

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Mr. Lai's class has been learning about Colonial Times. They compared artisan bread and homemade butter to what we buy in the store. They had fun shaking the mason jars to make the butter. More than half of the class said that they liked the homemade items better. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students Of The Month

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:03am

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These students were recognized for having 'Courage' by their teachers. Logan O'Bryant, Cody Hancock, Benjamin Lines, Brinlee Peterson, Amy Farrer, Trace Lochaby, Aspen MacKay, Canyon Heinz, Jasey Bishop, River Harmon, Zona Patten, Hinckley Ferrons, Mckynlie Newton, Armando Lopez, Rylin Bates, Lincoln Mittelman, Sara Worthington, Noah Atkin, Ella Hansen, Kason Broderick, Cataya Bean, Eli Nielsen, Benjamin Booth, Oliver DeWitt, Noag Geiger, Daxy Miller, Wells Dewsnup, Tayla Mendenhall, Luna Santillan, Max Bowen, Isaac Sutton, Maddie Sullivan, Bridger Gibbons, Josephyn Webber, Ryker Newton, Satynn Rhoden, Quintin Hardy, Addison Dalton, Calder Hunter, Elizabeth Benson, Larissa Navarro, Cade Bullock, Sophie Frisby, Zac Linville, Marley Houck, Blake Oakeson, Ashlyn Alvey, Ethan Bennett, Abby Whiting, Bryton Ross, Julie Baxter, Xane Harmon, Drayke Bloom, Taya Bassir, Elena Rasmussen, and Derek Wettstein.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Veterans Day Program

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:35pm

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In Mrs. Ray's 4th grade class, they have been learning about what a Veteran is.  On November 10th, the class shared their new knowledge of "who" a Veteran is with the whole school. Several servicemen and women who represented all military branches were introduced by our students.  We sang songs, put on a skit, and also honored those Veteran's in our audience. community, and throughout our country. We are grateful for those men and women who have served and are serving this great country. God Bless America!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Student Council Visits BYU

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:21pm

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On Wednesday, November 8th, Spring Lake student council members attended a leadership conference at BYU. Students listened to motivational speakers and attended breakout sessions on leadership. We excited for them to use these new skills with the students at Spring Lake. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Payson High School - Enchanted April

Payson Junior High School News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 9:07am
Attributions: Photos by Rock White
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Payson High School will be staging a production of Matthew Barber's play, Enchanted April, through Wednesday, November 15th. Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, Enchanged April is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I, Enchanted April offers to its characters and viewers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.

Please support our students, our community, and the arts. It means so much to our students when they see you in the audience. This is a beautiful play, and the students have done a fantastic job. Thank you for your support.

You can purchase tickets online here. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary