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.
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.
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.
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.
Students and teachers at Payson High School love to work hard but they also love to play hard. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, students and teachers will be featured each week working hard or playing hard by using the hashtag #workhardplayhard.
Over the summer, faculty and staff at PHS have been working hard to get ready for the new school year. But which educators found time to have a little fun too?
The Nebo School Board of Education and
Superintendent Rick Nielsen
invite Nebo students, parents and partners to
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour
on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 10:00 AM
Nebo Peak Center: Advanced Learning Center (ALC),
Fieldhouse, Warehouse, & Maintenance Building
Ben Ford, Administrator
161 East 400 North
Salem, UT 84653
Payson High School Productions Company Theatre Ambassadors is a full year class that is only open to PHS students who have successfully auditioned and been selected for the performance team. This class would be held A4 which is currently the Drama II/III class with auditions on August 16. This group is opened to ANY student at PHS.
Online Registration is currently open. Beginning Monday, July 31, 2017 all returning Sophomore, Junior and Senior students can begin the online registration process. Click here to begin the process. Once all of the registration forms are signed electronically and fees have been paid, students will have the ability to go online and edit their own schedules (It may take up to 24 hours to be able to access your schedule).
Mr. Allred has been teaching at Payson High School for 27 years. After retirement Mr. Allred will continue to teach at BYU and will also continue acting. Mr. Allred is currently acting in a production at Sundance called “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” What he is going to miss most is harassing students. The advice that Mr. Allred has for his students is to “get to know the people you go to school with,” and also that everybody should go to college “if you can do high school you can do college.”
Connie and Diana have been working together in the main office at Payson High School since “forever”. Mr. Ford says, “Connie has been here before I was born, and Dianna was here when I was being potty trained.” They both attended the school as students and never left. Connie and Diana were cheerleaders and the whole town had a lot of school spirit. They want students to remember that “the sky's the limit” and to “achieve their potential.” They also want them to remember to “make the most of life and enjoy it!”Connie and Diana are true lions, and will be missed at Payson High.