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January Mayor Award

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:31pm

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The recipient of the Mayor Award for January is PJHS student Viviana Lopez. Viviana was selected for this award because of her hard work in school, her willingness to participate and help others, and her positive attitude. Here are what some of Viviana's teachers have to say:

Viviana Lopez was elected LIA president by her peers. She's an excellent leader and always does her best efforts  to have a friendly environment to make everybody feel that anything is possible. Viviana is organized, a hard worker, and an achieved student. I have no doubt that Viviana will accomplish whatever she chooses to do in life. I see daily how her peers seek her out everyday, that is the highest praise anyone can give. - Mrs. Padlock


Viviana is great at participating in class and helping those around her. She is always trying to solve problems on her own, but is not shy about asking for help when she needs to. She is a hard worker and a great student to be the recipient of the Mayor's Award! - Ms. Failes


She is so helpful in ESL. She always tries to answer the questions in group discussions - and most of the time is spot on!  She is a kind student - looking out for people who need extra help. - Ms. Clayton


Vivi is a fun and vivacious personality who is a hard worker and a good example to others in the school. - Mr. Davis


I had Viviana last year, but she was always a good student. She also was willing to help those around her in class when they didn't understand. I also know that she is very involved in LIA and does that. What a rockstar! - Ms. LeBaron


Viviana is a student who doesn't go unnoticed. She quietly comes in each day ready to work and do her best. Viviana is diligent about coming prepared daily and putting in her best effort. I love her happy disposition and her willingness to participate--she is a model student and a fine example to her peers. Congrats! - Mrs. Gillie

Great work, Viviana! Thank you for being a Grizzly Hero!

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PTA Clothing Drive

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:44am

The Payson PTA is sponsoring a clothing drive/fundraiser, and they need your help! They're looking for clothes, shoes, bedding, towels, soft toys, fabric, and accessories (e.g. purses).

This is a textile drive run by GiveIt. GiveIt is a charity organization for the MS Foundation. Funds raised will go toward SEP dinners, the Reflections Contest, and Teacher Appreciation Week.

There will be contest between 3rd period classes for a doughnut part. It will run from December 11-January 10. The goal is to fill 300 bags, schoolwide, with donations.

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Money Wars

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:34am

This week through December 19th, Payson Jr. High is participating in Money Wars. Students who are able are asked to bring cash donations to lunch and put them in the jar for their respective grades. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to have a positive, direct impact on the lives of a Payson family in need. The grade which raises the most amount of money will also have the chance to attend the Mr. Grizzly assembly next week.

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December Mayor Youth Recognition Award

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:11pm

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The recipient of the Mayor Youth Recognition Award for December is Hayley Ringger. Hayley is receiving this award for her outstanding positive attitude, willingness to help others, and the kindness she shows to her fellow students at PJHS. Take a look at what some of the faculty members at our school have to say about Hayley:

"I had Hayley last year in 7th grade Honors Math.  She is such a positive person and always went the extra mile in my class.  She has a great attitude and enthusiasm for everything she does.  Hayley is perfect for this award!" – Mrs. Purcell

"Hayley works in the front office as an office aide during third period each day. We have a very busy office, and each day Hayley jumps in without even being asked to answer phones, deliver notes, and any other task that needs to be addressed. She does each task without complaint and with a cheerful attitude. We rely heavily on Hayley to help the office run smoothly. She is an amazing girl, and we appreciate all she does." – Mrs. Penny Wilson

"Hayley is a very good student in my class. She is prompt and pays attention well. She sets a good example for her fellow students. I recommend her without reservation to receive this award." – Mr. Ward

"As well as being an excellent student, Hayley is an outstanding citizen and kind person. I love having her in choir. Hayley works hard, is very conscientious, and is a friend to all." – Mrs. Bolz

"Hayley is always on top of the ball. She participates in many outside activities and is in honors classes. She is willing to ask questions and help other students. She rocks at being a good example to her peers." – Ms. LeBaron

"Hayley is always willing to complete the assigned tasks from the office.  She works hard and is very pleasant with everyone she associates with.  Hayley works well with others and is a dedicated student.  In addition, she has excellent attendance. PJHS is proud of Hayley Ringger." – Principal Swenson

Thank you for being such an awesome example to all of us at PJHS, Hayley. Congratulations!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:05pm

Don't forget that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be happening at PJHS next Wednesday from 3:30 to 8:00 pm!

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November Students of the Month

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:29am
Attributions: Article & Photos by Allison Mower

Each month, teachers from one department at PJHS pick students who are respectful, hard-working, and show genuine kindness to those around them. These students then become the Students of the Month. The students of the month for November are Gage Hooper, Riann Joel, Willow Welch, Dillan Hayward, Tatumn Coon, and Jaden Wickham. Great job being kind and amazing!

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