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Big Tree Hike

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:52pm
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PJHS students had a lot of fun on the annual Big Tree Hike today!

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PJHS Faculty and Staff Year-End Social

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:50pm
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Yesterday, the faculty and staff gathered in the Media Center to celebrate the end of the year and acknowledge some of the wonderful people who are moving on to different phases of their lives next year. Teachers who will be leaving our school were recognized and thanked for their hard work. The PJHS faculty and staff also took some time to celebrate and thank our wonderful principal, Mr. Swenson, who will be retiring this year. Mr. Swenson surprised everybody with a beautifully-carved grizzly bear for our school to proudly display! 

Thank you, Mr. Swenson, and all the other wonderful faculty and staff at PJHS for making this year a great one, and for making our school a fantastic place to be.

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May Mayor Award

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:37am
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The recipient of the Mayor Award for May is 9th grade PJHS student Darwin Fackrell. Darwin was selected for this award because he works hard and is willing to help others around him. He is motivated and responsibile, and is a lot of fun to be around. Here's what some of Darwin's teachers have to say about him:

Darwin is a hard working student, and always willing to help those around him when they need his help. He has progressed a long way since entering my class two years ago, and is doing a great job. His hard work has really helped him move ahead in his math understanding. He has every right to be proud of his accomplishments in my class over the past two years. I am glad his efforts are being recognized in this way. He is very deserving. – Mr. Smith

Darwin has worked hard over the last few months to stay on top of his work. He is a motivated self-learner who is good about asking questions/help when needed. He interacts well with is peers and takes pride in doing his best.  – Mrs. Gillie

 

Darwin came to our school last year as an 8th grader and jumped right in.  He always has a great attitude, works hard and is always prepared.  Darwin also has great peer relations because he's fun to be around and will be missed next year at PJHS. – Mr. Archer

Congratulations, Darwin! Thank you for being a true Grizzly Hero!

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Creative Math!

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:12pm

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Here are some photos of the Art of Constructions project Mr. Smith's 9th grade students have done. Way to go!

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Salem Pond Bike Ride

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:27pm
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Students in our biking class at PJHS went on a ride to Salem Pond. It looks like they had a stellar time!

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Governor's Utah Prevention Day

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 1:44pm
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Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 3, 2018, as “Utah Prevention Day!”

SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS
Utah Prevention Day gives secondary schools around the state an opportunity to celebrate the prevention lessons that students have learned throughout the year. Teachers can review and reinforce those life skills taught before students leave for the summer. We want to protect our students from the dangers of drugs, under-age drinking, violence, crime and bullying.

There will be a central celebration of Utah Prevention Day on May 3, at the Smith’s Ballpark with the Salt Lake Bees and 12,000 students and teachers. Governor and Mrs. Herbert will be in attendance to present the signed declaration. As a part of the state-wide celebration, schools are encouraged to do an activity promoting a prevention message, either on May 3, or sometime before the end of the school year.

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PJHS Poetry Slam 2018

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:10pm

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Today, PJHS students participated in the annual school poetry slam! Over seventy poets shared their work with their peers, and twelve were selected as winners. This year's poetry slam winners are:

Porter Hall
Lydia Payne
Hannah Bibler
Katie Losee & Sierra Hooley
Ethan Elder
Dayna Chapa
Kaden Pyne
Easton Adams & Gabe Fulgencio
Cami Snelson
Maya Sorenson

Congratulations to our winners, and shoutout to everyone who particpated today! It takes a lot of courage to share the things you've written with such a large audience, and all of our students did an incredible job. Thank you for being Grizzly Heroes!

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Human Box and Whisker Plots

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:41am
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Ms. LeBaron's math classes made human box and whisker plots based on students' heights the other day. Cool math!

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The Big Tree Hike

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 7:34am
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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!

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9th Grade Party

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:43am
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Hey, freshmen! The 9th grade party is coming up this Friday, April 13th, from 6-8 pm. It'll be here, at PJHS.

The cost is $5, and there will be snacks, blacklight carnival games, laser tag, volleyball, badminton, a photo booth, and prizes! Waffle Luv will also be parked outside, so bring extra cash for a waffle!

It's going to be a blast. Be there or be square!

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PJHS Energy Star Certification

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:26pm
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We are proud to announce that Payson Jr. High School has earned the ENERGY STAR certification, signifying superior energy performance in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Thank you to our staff and students for helping us save energy this year!

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Lagoon Education Foundation Fundraiser

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:19pm
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser." We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on summer fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah school families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details in the image above.

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PJHS Drama Production: Oklahoma!

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:36pm
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Come and see the Payson Jr. High Production of Oklahoma! The production will take place in the PJHS Cafetorium on March 23, 26, and 27th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Tickets must be paid in cash or check at the door. 

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Nebo Hero Recognition

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:22pm
Attributions: from the March 2018 Nebo News

Jennifer Braithwaite, Athletic Director, Payson Jr. “Jennifer is tireless in her efforts to help others in athletics at her own school or other schools. She advocates fairness and for students to be their very best selves.” Recognized by Troy Bohling.

Way to go, Mrs. Braithwaite! Thanks for being a Nebo Hero!

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Singles Badminton Tournament

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:18pm
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The next singles badminton tournament will take place on March 29th before school. Doors will open at 5:30 am, and the games will start at 6:00. Everyone is welcome! Bring your A-game and show us what you've got! See Mr. Archer for more details or to sign up.

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PJHS Band Concert

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:18pm
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Mrs. Ericksen and the PJHS band students put on an amazing show last night. Our students are very talented, and that is in large part due to Mrs. Ericksen and her diligence in teaching them.

Thank you for being so great, Grizzlies!

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PJHS Advanced Orchestra Receives Superior Rating

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:48am
Attributions: Article by Mrs. Petrucka

Congratulations to the Advance Payson Jr. High Orchestra for their performance at the Nebo School District Assessment last Thursday, March 8th. They received a straight superior, which is the highest grade possible. The guest judge was none other than Denise Willey, who got our school's whole string program going here in Payson about thirty years ago, and who we have to thank for our wonderful tradition of excellent string classes in our area. Denise was so impressed with our school's performance and had nothing but positive comments--both on our assessment form and in person.

This was our students' best performance, and they certainly deserved a straight superior. Way to go, PJHS!

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March Mayor Award

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:42am
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The recipient of the Mayor Award for March is PJHS student Spencer Bennett (9th grade). Spencer was selected for this award because he works hard and participates in class. He is mature and responsibile, and makes sure to include other people. Here's what some of Spencer's teachers have to say about him:

Spencer is so positive and such a good influence on other athletes. He knows how to set goals, work hard, and then reach those goals. – Mrs. Bragg

Awesome student! Deep questions and comments in geography - offers different perspectives few students realize. Kind and inclusive. - Ms. Clayton

Spencer (Spinney) is an impressive young man. I taught him in ECS last semester. He is very accomplished as a student with many skills that will help him during his lifetime. He completes assignments regularly and on time. He works well with others, especially girls, and he treats other students with patience. He is kind, respectful and well-mannered in class. I enjoyed teaching him. - Mr. Howell

Spencer is very sweet and helpful to those around him. He makes a point to include everyone and is quick to make friends with kids who need a friend. On top of these characteristics, Spencer is a high achiever academically, not shying away from a challenge and persevering until he not only understands concepts but can explain them to others in his group. – Mrs. Failes

Spencer is amazing student who loves learning and is a true Renaissance man. – Mr. Stoddard

 

Congratulations, Spencer! Thank you for being an example of a true Grizzly Hero!

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PJHS Track and Field

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:05am
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Track and Field is here! All levels of athlete ability are needed. Great for cross-training for other sports. Parent/athlete meeting Friday, March 2, after school in the PJHS library. Practice starts Tuesday, March 6. Talk to Mrs. Bragg or Mr. Ward with questions.

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