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October 2018

Modified schedule on Monday & Tuesday

Submitted by kate.searle on Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:33
Modified schedule on Monday & Tuesday

Red Ribbon Week kicks off on Monday, Oct. 29 with a special showing of "Angst" during first period and a Red Ribbon assembly on Tuesday.  Take a look at the following special schedules for those days:

Monday, Oct. 29

1st - 7:55 – 9:00
Angst Video Screening (In 1st period classes) - 9:00-9:45
2nd - 9:50 – 10:50
Lunch - 10:50 – 11:25
3rd - 11:30 – 12:35
4th - 12:40 – 1:40
Collaboration - 1:45

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Raising awareness around anxiety

Submitted by kate.searle on Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:24
Raising awareness around anxiety

For anyone who is having a hard time managing anxiety, ANGST is a film that gives a positive, hopeful message of strategies and resources available to students.  The film will begin at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Payson High School auditorium.  The film will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of professionals.  1.5 hours of detention is available per student and per parent/guardian so a possibility of 4.5 hours.


PHS Marching Band places top three at two competitions

Submitted by kate.searle on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:32
By: Jaycee Zimmerman of The Lion's Roar Newspaper
2018-2019 PHS Marching Band

The marching band has worked hard this season to get to where they are. On Oct. 16 at the Wasatch Tournament, Payson High’s marching band placed third in their division. This is the first award they have received this season, and everyone was excited. “I feel like the band is doing great. We have a great attitude this year, and attitude is key because if we have a negative attitude we are going to put out a bad show. So, I think our attitude this year is amazing,” said McCaslin Owens, drum major. 

Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District

Submitted by kate.searle on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:20
Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District

All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High auditorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self-worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.

Lead By Example

Submitted by kate.searle on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:25
By: Wyatt Sorensen of The Lions Roar Newspaper
Photo taken by Alfonso De La Torre, of Harrison Judd running onto the football field

At the beginning of this year's football season at Payson High School, Harrison Judd, team captain, and his fellow teammates decided that every Saturday morning after practice, they would support the Payson youth football teams by watching their games. The high school team would compliment the kids as they played and would encourage them from the sidelines. Hopefully, these young kids noticed that the high school football team was watching their games and worked to impress them by playing better and harder.


Fall Edition of the Mane Street Journal

Submitted by clint.peery on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:31
Fall Edition of the Mane Street Journal

Another year and another set of students in the Broadcast Journalism class. This year there are more students than ever before, which means more stories about the school to be shared.  Take a moment and read the articles and watch the videos to see these great student produced stories.  As a reminder, everything in the magazine is student chosen, created, and edited.  These student are responsible for every step of the process, and they do a great job. 

Read it here! 


Halloween Concert Anticipations

Submitted by kate.searle on Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:55
By Orrin Hapairai of The Lion's Roar Newspaper
Halloween Concert Anticipations

The Students of the Payson High School Orchestras have some amazing songs to perform for their upcoming Halloween Concert on Oct. 23, 2018! Gentry Stickney, the orchestra director of all the orchestra groups, said, “We are playing a great mixture of classical pieces, songs from movies, and original works for this concert. For the Halloween concert, I try to keep a spooky and quirky theme going throughout the evening.”

Boys Golf celebrates memories made at state tournament

Submitted by kate.searle on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:29
By: Sadie Lloyd and Jaycee Zimmerman
2018 PHS Golf Team

Six athletes from Payson High qualified for the Utah High School Boys Golf Tournment, which is the most to qualify in years. Tag Davis, Cameron Stone, Brennan Jensen, Zac Nielson, Brock Ramos and Dallin Benson each made it to the tournament after a great season of play. “I think it’s a pretty great thing to be a part of, to represent the school in that way,” said Jensen.

After eight years, Mr. Payson contest returns to PHS

Submitted by kate.searle on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:47
By: Maddie Mitchell and Orrin Hapairai of The Lion's Roar Newspaper
Contestants for Mr. Payson show off their legs for the Best Legs category.

The drama department is bringing back something a little bit unexpected to the students and faculty of Payson High. In the past, there have been many Miss Payson pageants with winners who have successfully represented the community. However, this year, the Mr. Payson competition has arisen, to wow and inspire the hearts of Payson High School.


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