It is that time of year again. The time that every student both dreads and loves. It's the time of end of the year testing and finals but it's also the final month before summer vacation. It's the time that we say good-bye to our seniors and watch as they go off to start their lives. It's also the time for the very last edition of the Mane Street Journal for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you so much for all the support that you have given us this year. So without further ado please enjoy this months edition of The Mane Street Journal.
Mrs. Carlson and her team of wood shop students have filled the Payson High main gym with wood wonders once again this year. Pieces range from bed stands, dressers and drawers, to nightstands, pool tables, and hope chests.
Many of these projects have been in the works since the beginning of the year and highlight the different skills available within the woodworking trade. Many pieces this year have logos or images etched, burned, or laser printed into the wood.
Come stop by the gym tonight until 8:00 pm to see this amazing showcase.
On May 1, baseball lovers and community members came together at the “Strike Out Cancer” Payson vs. Lehi baseball game to support Dena Hiatt and her fight against cancer. Hiatt, whose son is on the Payson Baseball team, expressed in an email to Payson High, “It is things like the coming together of a small little baseball community on our behalf that reminds me how much love and support we have. No matter what happens we will be alright!”
Graduation, whether you are excited for it or dreading it, it’s been on our minds since kindergarten. We have worked for thirteen years to get to this point. Everyone has gone through life experiences as small as making the first boxed mac and cheese dinners of many, all the way up to learning how to do complex trigonometry and how to make a somewhat correct works cited page. If you think about it, we’ve come so far. Who would have thought that one sheet of paper would affect our lives so much.
Utah’s KTS is an incentive program that gives out “Key Cards” to students during the school year which they can later cash into prizes from free food like Costa Vida to visits to the Natural History Museum of Utah and The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. At the end of every school year, there’s an assembly where finalists that meet certain criteria are required to attend. This assembly happened on Friday, April 10th.
Marjie Ralph is an English teacher at Payson High School who has been teaching for 13 years. She currently teaches three different UVU concurrent enrollment courses. All sorts of technology are used in her classroom: Canvas, Google, Voice Thread, Screen Cast-o-Matic, Chromebooks, Google Extensions, Adobe Spark, and many other cloud-based tools. The technology tool that she claims is the most helpful is her Nebo Digital Coach.
The Class of 2018 came in to this school together and now they’re getting ready to leave together. There’s only one more month left of this school year, and it’s nerve wracking to think about. The future is starting and some students are taking it like a champ. During College application week over 80% of students filled out an application to go to college. That number usually drops a little by the end of the year, but over 80% of the Seniors at one point decided they want to further their education.
Monday, Apr. 23
- Girls Golf @ Spanish Oaks
- 1:45 Collaboration with your team
- 2:30 NHS Social
Tuesday, Apr. 24
- 9:00 Youth Support
- 2:00-4:00 Mini Parent Teacher Conferences
- 3:00 Baseball @ Uintah
- 3:30 Boys Tennis @ Uintah
- 3:30 Boys Soccer vs Spanish Fork
- 4:00 Softball @ Lehi
Wednesday, Apr. 25
Unsure about how to earn money this summer? Or not sure if there is a different job you might like? Thursday, April 26 during lunch there will be businesses that are looking to hire. Come visit them by the cafeteria and main gym to see if they can offer you what you want when school gets out.
Being green has a new meaning at Payson High School since being awarded the Energy Star Rating for maintaining an energy efficient building. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Basically, Payson High uses 35% less energy and generates 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.