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Joe Kelly- New teacher at Payson High

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:15am
Attributions: Article by: Sabryne Kelly Photo by Michelle Rushton

Another new teacher who’s excited, not only to be a Lion, but to teach the students of Payson High is Joe Kelly. “I wanted to become a teacher because I enjoy working with young people and making a difference.” Mr. Kelly has been married to his lovely wife for 34 years now, he has five children and 6 grandchildren. The first thing he noticed when he came to Payson High, was how nice everybody was to him!


He knows Martial Arts and loves cooking in his dutch oven. He teaches Psychology and has always been fascinated with human behaviors and why people do the things they do.

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This week at PHS

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:09pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept 19

  • 2:35 pm School Community Council Meeting  
  • 4:00 pm Girls Soccer VS Orem
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball @ Orem

Wednesday, Sept 20

  • 8:00 am Captain’s Academy
  • Boys Golf @ The Ranches
  • 3:30-8:00 pm Parent Teacher Conference in the gym

Thursday, Sept 21

  • 9:10 am Hope Week Assembly #1 Assembly Schedule  
  • 8:30 am - Girls Tennis Regional @ Mt. View
  • 3:30 pm- JV football @ Uintah
  • 4:00 pm - Girls Soccer VS Mt. View  
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball VS Mt. View
  • 7:00 pm Hope Walk  

Friday, Sept 22 

  • 8:30 am Girls Tennis Regionals @ Mt. View
  • 3:00 pm - Debate Tournament   
  • 7:00 pm Football VS Uintah

Saturday, Sept 23-

  • 10:00 am -7:30 pm Battle of the Bands (PHS competes at 10:00 am)
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Sarah Kron- New Teacher At Payson High School

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion’s Roar Newspaper

Ms. Kron started teaching this year & is excited to be at Payson High and share her love for teaching Spanish/English to the students. Ms. Kron’s (soon to be Mrs. Noll’s) aspirations led her to our school, and now we have a new amazing Spanish/ English teacher and she got her dream job. When asked what she liked about Payson, she responded, “I love everything about Payson High School so far! I have felt welcomed (by our awesome principal & assistant principals!) since my first job interview, and every day just gets better and better. Faculty and students alike - everyone is so kind and willing to lend a helping hand!” Hopefully students and faculty keep impressing Ms. Kron throughout the year and years to come.

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New Principal

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:56am
Attributions: By: Rosita Mejia of The Lion's Newspaper

There's a new principal here at Payson High, students shared how they feel about her being the new principal.  One of the students said, "We love her, she's very opened minded, and willing to help anyone that needs help.” We also asked teachers at Payson High. They all had really good feedback about Mrs. Shepherd, they’re all very excited to see how the school year goes, they hope she brings positivity to the school. Also, they all feel so connected to Mrs. Shepherd, they love her ideas and how open she is. She cares so much about the school, teachers and students.

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Class of 1998 sends 12 teachers to Hawaii

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:31pm

During the homecoming assembly, students and teachers were shocked as alumni of the Class of 1998 presented 12 teachers with a trip to Hawaii.  Read more here:

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This Week at PHS

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:32am

Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept 11

  • 1:45 pm  Collaboration in the library (CTE, Fine Arts, Sp. Ed- District)
  • 6:30 pm  Honors Society induction Ceremony (cafeteria)

Tuesday, Sept 12

  •  11:00 am Josten’s taking orders
  • 11:00 am  LPIC Lunch Meeting
  • 3:30 pm Girls Tennis @ Orem
  • 4:00 pm Girls Soccer @ Uintah
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball VS Lehi

 Wednesday, Sept 13

  • Boys Golf @ East Bay
  • 10:50 Club Rush

Thursday, Sept 14

  • 3:30 pm - Girls Tennis @ Lehi
  • 3:30 pm- JV football VS Mountain View
  • 3:30 pm - Girls Volleyball @ Spanish Fork

Friday, Sept 15

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Girls Tennis Regionals @ Mt. View
  • 7:00 pm Football @ Mt View
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Gabe Smith- New Teacher At Payson High School

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:43am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Another teacher that joined the faculty members at Payson High School is History Teacher Gabe Smith.  Who arrived at PHS to bring the same fascination he had for History to his students. Mr. Smith achieved his ambition of becoming a History teacher and joined the PHS faculty. When asked why he decided to teach history, he said he had a fascination with learning about diverse cultures and wars, and that he “always had an affinity to help people out.”  He also wants all the students to know that he’s always there to help and listen if you need someone to talk to.He likes metal music and going to those kind of concerts in his free time, as well as playing Magic the Gathering, gaming, reading and sports.

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Krista Mosbacker- New Teacher At Payson High School

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:43am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion’s Roar Newspaper

Ms. Mosbacker joined the teaches at Payson High School and is now a History Teacher, that’s here for her students’ success and to help anyone who needs help. Ms. Mosbacker is here to inspire students to succeed just like her past teachers have inspired her. When asked why she wanted to become a teacher she replied, “...I wanted to share my love of history with others so I became a History teacher.”  In her free time, Ms. Mosbacker enjoys reading, video games and playing Dungeons and Dragons. So far what she likes about Payson is that everyone is so nice and welcoming and that the students have so much Pride for the school.

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Upcoming Events

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:27am

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 6

  • Boy’s Golf @ Hobble Creek
  • 3:30 pm – Girls Tennis @ Uintah

Thursday, Sept 7

  •  9:05 am Josten’s meeting in Auditorium (seniors then juniors)
  • 3:30 pm  JV Football @ Park City
  • 4:00 pm  Girls Soccer @ Spanish Fork
  • 8:30 pm PHS Night Parade

  Friday, Sept 8

  • 9:05 am Homecoming Assembly Auditorium (#2 Assembly Schedule)
  • Girl’s Tennis @ St. George Tournament
  • 7:00 pm – Football VS Park City

Saturday, Sept 9

  • 7:00 pm Homecoming Dance (in the cafeteria)
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Linsee Park- New Teacher At Payson High School

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:01am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre

Another new teacher who’s excited, not only to be a Lion, but to teach science to the students of Payson High is teacher, Linsee Park.

Ms. Park started teaching Chemistry and Science because she’s “always loved science and learning how things work”. She also likes that she can leave students in an “aha” moment where something clicks in your brain. She became a teacher because of the positive impact that other teachers left on her, and she hopes to do the same for her own students. When asked what she liked about PHS, she replied, “I love how kind and welcoming all the teachers and students have been to me this year. There is a great sense of community and togetherness that makes you feel like you’re part of something.”

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Welcome Back Payson High

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:56am
Attributions: By Ryan Craig of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Friday August 25, Payson’s Student Council put on an assembly that introduced the 2017-2018 theme, got the students excited for the upcoming events and pinned each grade against each other with head-to-head competitions. From the very beginning the students were making noise, cheering, laughing and singing along to the songs being played.

During the competitions everyone fought for points, but by the end the seniors came out victorious.Their prize, bragging rights and the beloved spirit stick that the student council introduced for this year. According to Jose Valle, Student Body President, he believes that this has been one of the most spirited assembly’s that the Juniors and Seniors have ever seen. He said, “Most everyone got into it. The Juniors and Seniors were definitely into it, but I know some people were upset about the fact that the Sophomores wouldn’t stand up. That's , they just came from being top dog at the Jr high, and now they are the bottom again.” The behavior of the Sophomores was a little disappointing, but hopefully their attitude will change over time.

Valle’s idea on why they didn’t get involved is mainly because of the tech problems which forced them to pick a side to talk to, and that made it more difficult for others to get into it. In the future Valle believes that the Sophomores will get more spirited and involved.

This assembly was the most attained assembly in a very long time, and Claire Rowley accredits that to the new assembly schedule. People were skipping assemblies because they could just sleep in and then come to first period afterwards, but since they put it after first period students were already there. Also, teachers were supposed to walk their students down to the gym and the teachers without a class and blocked the doors not letting kids sluff.


Overall, this assembly will be considered a success. It definitely got the students excited about this school year, and now everyone is pumped for the school year.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

The Young Lion

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: By Harrison Judd of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Football season is always an excitement. For students, for families that support, for the coaches and especially the players. With Timpanogos as the first home game of the year. The mighty lions have already faced a huge trial, one that could affect the whole season ahead of them. In the first half of the game, the quarterback, Matt Van Moos (a senior) tore his ACL and is out for the remainder of the season. Then following, Hank Bowers (a Junior) stepped in ready to play, but not long after he suffered a collarbone fracture and was taken out of the game and for the rest of the season.

Now finally, it was up to the 3rd string quarterback, Logan Wride (a Sophomore) to step up. And unfortunately later into the game, Logan ended up with a torn MCL, but still managed to play through the rest of the game. That was Logan’s first varsity game, he shared his feelings on being the starting quarterback as a Sophomore. He said, “I feel a lot of pressure, because I’m not use to playing against Juniors and Seniors, they’re a lot bigger than the Freshman I was going against last year. And there were only a couple people that came to the games and now there is a whole school watching.” Logan is very determined to come back from his injury, and has promised to work harder and to be the best he can be for the sake of his team.

Head Coach, Derek Campbell, has complete faith in Logan being able to do his job and be the best quarterback that he can be. Coach Campbell went on to say, “As a coaching staff we expect Logan to perform well. Just because he’s young doesn't mean that he has less responsibility, or special treatment. We expect him to do his job to the best of his ability, because it's his responsibility to step up and lead his team.” Logan sat out the second game against Carbon. Jaidon Tueller (a Senior) who has passed experience as a quarterback, has taken up the responsibility, until Logan can return in full health, and led the mighty Lions to victory and will continue to do so until the young quarterback returns.


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New teachers at Payson High School

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: Article By: Sabryne Kelly

This year Payson High School has been blessed with the opportunity to have a ton of new faculty members and teachers who are excited, not only to be Lions, but to teach something to the students of Payson High! Last year PHS had some teachers that decided to write their life story somewhere else by retiring.  On a more positive note, this year Payson High will be gaining ten new teachers! (and other faculty members). One in the math sector, two in the science sector, two in the english sector, two in the History sector, and one in Resource. All of them are a great addition to the Payson High School family, and who are all here to help, guide, and inspire our learning.

Mrs. Krewson (Math)

“I have always loved learning and education. I love being challenged, overcoming it, and growing from it.” Mrs. Krewson is happily married, she doesn’t have any kids yet, but she loves her husband very deeply. “ I am reminded of a Harry Potter quote, "The wand chooses the wizard, Harry." I didn't choose to be a math teacher, math teaching chose me.” her hobbies as you can guess are quoting Harry Potter, cooking, traveling trying new things, and watching movies/TV shows with her adorable husband! She originally wanted to be an Elementary teacher but ended up switching to high school math teacher.

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Nebo ALC Building Open House

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:23pm

Nebo School District is excited to announce the opening of our new Nebo Advanced Learning Center (ALC) Salem location. The Advanced Learning Center provides early college and career courses for high school students. ALC also provides UVU live interactive classes for adults. Please come join us and see what today’s learning looks like at the ALC. The open house will be on Tuesday, September 19, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The ALC building is located at 161 East 400 North, Salem.  

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