Students learn to communicate in the business world

By Parker Hannifin of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

We live in a world where the majority of all students are glued to their smartphones or some other kind of device. Students are texting and snapchatting all day every day, but they don’t know how to communicate in a business setting. In Mrs. Stanley’s English class she is eliminating this problem by preparing her students for communication in a business environment.

Nebo School District Mental Health Awareness Night


Join us for a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, mental health issues, suicide warning signs and prevention services provided by Wasatch Mental Health.

March 13, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Payson High School
1050 S Main, Payson

*High Schools will be offering detention credit for Parent and student attendance.

*Jr High Schools will be offering extra credit for parent and student attendance.

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March Mane St. Journal is ready to view

The Mane Street Journal

This month has been one for the books. This is our first issue with some new staff members and we are very excited to show them off. We have an article on SheTech and Freshman Day. As well as some highlights on some of our broadcasting programs. We also have a brilliant, fun-loving article on Siblings in School you should make sure you check out. We are absolutely in love with this new issue and are just dying to share it with you!

Crystal Apple awarded to Mr. Nelson


Ross Nelson receives the honored award of the Crystal Apple Award. Ross has been teaching for 34 years. He has taught everything from Marketing to Drivers Ed, from Financial Literacy to Business English.

He is a valued teacher to students and a great faculty member at Payson High School.

NPR host creates podcast at PHS

By Parker Hannifin of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Ira Glass hosts one of the world’s most popular radio podcasts called This American Life. This American Life radio podcast is broadcast all over the United States and is also broadcast internationally on over 500 stations. On January 27 Ira Glass came to Payson High School with one of his producers, Miki Meek, to interview students about the wacky ways they ask each other to dances because, believe it or not, Utah is the only place where kids ask each other to dances in creative ways.

Dancers wow audience at Paysetters Night

By Kyrra Lundberg of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

On Thursday, January 19, each and every Paysetter was escorted by a loved one to the middle of a balloon arch and were recognized for all of their work throughout the year. After the introductions of the Lady Lions, a program of dances followed.

The dances consisted of many dance companies from around the area. They started with hip hop dances and transitioned to more advanced lyrical pieces. The Paysetters broke up the program by performing their military and other dances that they have been working on.


The epic war of Boys vs. Girls

By Sabryne Kelly of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Gender Wars began on January 23, beginning with Sweatshirt Day.  The girls won wearing more sweatshirts than boys. However the boys tied up the score by winning at human foosball during lunch. The next day was Crazy Sock Day where everybody wore their amazing socks.  Girls received a point for wearing more crazy socks, then during lunch there was musical chairs and boys received a point.


Town versus town, high school basketball game gets heated

Picture and Article by Sabryne Kelly

The Lions versus the Skyhawks.  Green versus Blue. The Utes and BYU story of two small town high schools. Sweat falls and curse words come out as the Salem Skyhawks pull ahead of the Payson Lions. The second half gives Payson a new hope, a chance to overcome a 10 point deficit. The score rises 28 to 38, 31 to 38. Closer and closer the tension in the air gets thick with every pass. The chanting of the cheerleaders echos in everybody's ears, “FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!”