February 2018

Blind Date with a Book

The Lions Roar Newspaper

This year for Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as Single Awareness Day, our librarian Mrs. Redman decided to set up people on Blind Dates with books. Valentine’s Day’s an exciting day for those who have a date or a valentine, but for people who don’t have any plans, cuddling up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book can be the best way to spend the day. The excitement from the student body that participated in this was very contagious. A student said, “ I was so excited when I walked in the library and saw that it was the blind dates with books.

We're Just FRIENDS!!!

By: Michelle Rushton and Briton Wilson of Lion's Roar

Have you ever found yourself in a situation with a friend where everyone thinks that you are dating or that you should date? We, Briton Wilson and Michelle Rushton, are in this kind of situation. All of our friends want us to date but we are the greatest friends, so it would just be too weird for us to start dating at this point. So we decided to go and find some other people in a similar situation.

This week at PHS


Upcoming Events    

Tuesday, Feb. 13

  • 10:55 Extended lunch for 100+ students supporting Girls Basketball
  • 7:00 Girls Basketball @ Spanish Fork
  • 7:00 Boys Basketball VS Spanish Fork

Wednesday, Feb. 14- Happy Valentine’s Day  ❤️

  • Student/employee surveys during Pride Time

Thursday, Feb. 15   

  • 3:00-7:30 Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, Feb. 16

Fashioning a Trip to New York City

Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Every two years, Mrs. Thomas’ Clothing and Fashion classes are eligible to go to America’s fashion capital, New York City. There they will be able to learn the strategies and secrets of how to dress uniquely and in vogue, depending on the situation.

February Edition of the Mane Street Journal

Harlee Huff

A new year, a new magazine, and a whole lot of new stories. It's February, the month of love and laughter and we really hope you love this month's magazine. We have a little something for everyone this month. For the mystery lovers, we have the story of the mysterious Western Arms pennant. For the dance lovers, we have an article on Payson High School's amazing Dance Department and for the learning lovers, we have an article all about the Advanced Learning Center in Salem. So, without further ado, we present to you this months edition of The Mane Street Journal.

It's Showtime

Garrison W. Serynek of The Lions Roar Newspaper

Payson High School has always been known for their incredible student section and for always being involved in every sporting event, but there is one sport that tops just about all of them when it comes to attendance. A sport that gives a different meaning to entertainment, a sport that can go from 0-60 in a blink of an eye, and a sport that causes it’s fans to make the whole building quake. If you haven’t guessed it yet, then obviously you have never been to a single one of these games. I’m talking about the next generation of showtime basketball.

The Huddle

Article by Sabryne Kelly

It's common for a sports team to gather together and huddle  before the start of a tournament or a game. What is the reason for this huddle? The huddle is known to boost morale and for teammates to give each other “good luck,” but, sometimes it's more of a tradition. For example, a famous cheer for the cheerleaders is during their performance at halftime games, they gather into a group and yell, “AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A PAYSON PARTY, CAUSE A PAYSON PARTY DON’T STOP! ROAR!”

We are Still the Mighty Lions

The Lions Roar Newspaper

In the January Edition of The Lions Roar Newspaper we have decided to recreate old time black and white photos that are around the halls at PHS. Most of you have probably noticed the photos of different sport teams, clubs, and activities from our past that line the halls. These photos are packed with 100 years of history. Uniforms, outfits, and styles have definitely changed, but it is undeniable that our school spirit hasn’t.

This week at PHS


National Counseling Week - Take time to thank your counselor today!

Tuesday, Feb. 6   

9:00 Youth Support

2:45 School Community Council

7:00 Girls Basketball VS Mt. View

7:00 Boys Basketball @ Mt. View


  • Wednesday, Feb. 7

7:00 Dance Company Showcase (Nebo district teams)


  • Friday, Feb. 9