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PHS Volleyball

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:33am
Attributions: Unknown


One of the most enjoyed sports in the fall here at PHS is certainly volleyball. There’s a unique feeling to volleyball that there isn’t in any other sport. And the girls volleyball team here at PHS have played proudly for their  school and  have shown respect and courtesy to their opponents. And as easy as volleyball may look, most people may come to find that it can be quite difficult.   

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New Things at Payson

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:15am
Attributions: By: Emily Miller
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Payson High is constantly changing and improving. Not only scholastically, but also physically. Over the summer Payson High was upgraded. If you haven’t noticed, there are new things all around the school. The school has new and improved drinking fountains, widened concrete walkways, new senior banners, and new bulletin boards. These changes are very exciting, so be sure to check out the new features in our school.

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Tree Festival scheduled for November 21

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

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.



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Homework Lab Segment

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:29pm
Attributions: Cole Peterson

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Be a part of the Pride #PHSLIONS

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!

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This week at PHS

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.

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Payson vs Salem Hype Video

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:04pm
Attributions: Logan Bennett

Check out this video put together by PHS student Logan Bennett.

If you can't make it to the game tonight, it will be streaming online at

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PHS Cross Country Update

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:46pm
Attributions: Bryce Mecham

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The Weird Phenomena of the Mandela Effect

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:51pm
Attributions: By Millie Durfee of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Have you ever noticed something you swear you’ve known all your life to be spelled, sang, or designed one way and all the sudden you look back at it and realize something has been added, missing, or taken away? Well let me reassure you, you're not losing your mind, but Congratulations! You’ve experienced the Mandela effect and you're not alone.

The Mandela effect defined by Margaret Rouse from Tech Target, in the column states, “The Mandela effect is the observed phenomenon of people having clear memories of events that did not occur or misremembering significant events and facts.” She goes on to tell how it doesn't affect just one person, but affects thousands of people around the world sharing in this “false memory”.

You may be wondering at this point if you have not noticed that you’ve experienced the effect, you 90% most likely have, here are some examples that will blow your mind. Have you ever noticed the Ford logo, it’s a blue oval with cursive writing spelling out Ford? Many remember the F in Ford looking something like this  F  a plain old F with a dash through it.

You may be asking, “Why are you telling me this?” Well, what if I told you in all the history of Ford the blue oval symbol has never looked like that. Even the manufacturers of Ford say it’s never been designed like that. Here is an example of something being added, the line through the F has had a little curly cue on the end of the second dash through the F. (Mind blown!)

How? How can it be that something so many people remember has now changed? Well, that's a very good question and something we're all trying to answer, and by all, I mean out of the billions of people around the world no one knows. People have tried to relate it to shifting into parallel universes, time travel, subliminal messaging, and even aliens!

People have been noticing more and more things changing, for example, the song “We are the champions” by Queen. In most everyone's mind, they remember the song finishing in a long dramatic yell of the singer saying “of the world!”. Here, my fellow reader is an example of something missing, the song has never been recorded of them singing that ending phrase.

On their album, the lyric does not play, but the music continues to play, it feels like there’s something missing. That’s because you think you remember them singing it. if you look up a live version of Queen singing “We are the champions” Freddie Mercury does sing “of the world!” So it was supposed to be there but has somehow been removed from our time.

So always keep a lookout for more things transitioning around you, because you may realize you're in a whole new world, time, and dimension and you might not even notice.


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First issue of the Lion's Roar News takes on a bold new look

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:53am
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Just weeks after school started, 21 students joined forces to create an incredible school newspaper. This first issue, with its bold new look, shows the creativity and diversity of not only the students within the class but also of the school.

"I love that it's not just for one type of student," says team member Harrison Judd, "it's for all our students."  One of the lead designers, Emily Miller, adds, "It's not just for the jocks or the nerds, it's for everyone."  Some members of the team mentioned that students, teachers, and the community will all find something within the issue to apply to their life and once they see that story, they'll just keep on reading because something else will catch their eye.

Having a paper for everyone is a strong driving force for the newspaper team. That mentality is part of the team's motto for the year.  On the cover of the paper, it reads "This is Our Story" which was the theme chosen by students during a newspaper camp held during the summer. The team was able to meet and make some big decisions, long before any tardy bells were ringing. 

Along with a new theme, the paper has a new look.  A stunning logo, lots of colors and a variety of pictures fill the pages.  The team is proud of their first issue.   It was a great learning experience.
As the team critically looked at their writing and design, they were able to make strong goals for their next issue.

"We will probably never have a perfect issue," says their teacher, Mrs. Searle, "but that won't stop us from trying."  Students learn the in's and out's of journalism, but also have to learn photojournalism and newspaper design skills, and they only have a few weeks between issues.  Mrs. Searle adds, "They are amazing students and they have created something that the whole school can be proud of."

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