Welcome to 2019! There are only a few days left in Term 2. In an effort to give students some extra time to improve grades, we have scheduled mini student/teacher conferences on Thursday, January 3 from 2-4 pm. We will release students from school at 2 pm so they can meet with any of their teachers. Buses will run at their regularly scheduled time.
This holiday season, we have a special treat for everyone. It is a special double issue of the online magazine. That's right, every student worked on two stories for the past month and a half. What you see is everything that the students have worked on and submitted. Like always, everything is student created, filmed, written, edited, and designed. We hope you enjoy.
Payson High's Latino's in Action Club (LIA) has been working diligently over the past few weeks to collect letters for Macy's department store and the Make a Wish Foundation. As a school 4,738 letters were collected and as a district 38,116 were collected. Macy's will donate $1 per letter to make wishes come true for children.
On Dec. 13, 2018, Payson High School, along with other schools in the district, were encouraged to buckle their seatbelts, and be safe. After school, patrol officers and student council members were stationed at the exits of the parking lot. In their hands were candy canes to give to those who were buckled up! This was to help students be safely buckled, and encourage being buckled when in the car, especially around this time of year.
Girl’s golf next season is starting soon and Coach Miller needs players to go talk to her before the break. “All the information they need is on a paper I give them when they come and talk to me,” Miller said when asked what information the girls needed to know. Miller also said that the players need to go talk to her so she can find out who needs golf clubs.
The Red Ribbon Assembly was definitely one for the books, it was something that most students were able to connect with in one way or another. Collin Kartchner spoke to the student body about the negative effects of social media and how we can fix it. Kartchner gave an amazing presentation, he had everyone laughing and wanting to know what he would say next.
Another season of boys basketball begins. Their first event of the year is the Green and White game which features both PHS basketball and Bantam basketball teams. To kick off the night, the local Bantam teams will play against one another. Following these teams there will be a three-point competition, a dunk contest, finishing with an appearance from our beloved basketball boys. This event will take place on November 20 at 6:00 pm at the high school.
Nov. 8, 2019 the scientists of chemistry at Payson High School (PHS) showed their magic. With their mind-blowing experiments, the audience was able to experience the outstanding chemical reactions of these fine chemists. At 6:45 p.m. moms and dads, children and friends flowed into the auditorium and filled in the front section, so they could get the full effect of the experiments.