Payson High has several Physical Education classes ranging from Weight Lifting to Lifetime Activities. Lifetime Activities classes usually participate in fun activities all throughout the year and recently, equipped with their coats and gloves, went snowshoeing up Payson Canyon. Snowshoeing is a low-impact sport that's great for recuperation or non-impact strength building. Michelle Garcia, one of the students that participated, said, "Snowshoeing gets our heart rate up by walking around the snowy canyon.
College Day is approaching, and will be for all Juniors on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. All Juniors are encouraged to attend because they will have the opportunity to learn more information about the colleges they are interested in. The colleges that will be presenting are Utah State, Weber State, LDS Business College, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, BYU-I, Snow College, Southern Utah University, Dixie, Colorado Mesa, and MTECH.
We are excited as we enter our final semester of the school year. Students are starting to worry about what is going to happen after high school. We have articles about scholarships, how to get grades up, and about school attendance. We also look into some of the great classes offered at PHS as well as some of the amazing students. We are excited to share with you all of our work.
Now that basketball season is among us, a lot of changes have been made that could be for the good. The basketball team’s starting lineup consists of all seniors...with the exception of one sophomore. Although the sophomore is the oddball of the starting line up, his height fits right in. Samuel Mitchell is a 6’3 shooting machine who now starts varsity. This seems to be a pretty nerve wracking change for such a young player. The man himself describes his experience.
Let's take a moment of silence to remember the lives of the chickens that were lost last night as Payson High School invaded Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork for an epic evening of fundraising. If you mentioned PHS at checkout, Chick-Fil-A would donate 15% of your check total and give it back to Payson High School.
KSL Teacher Feature honors Nebo educator, Gaylynn Parker, former teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High and current teacher at Payson High School. Mrs. Parker was honored for her accomplishments by the Zion’s Bank and KSL’s NewsRadio Teacher Feature award. Nominated last spring by a former student, Mrs. Parker was honored on January 10, 2019.
Mrs. Searle, who teaches Digital Media and instructs Payson’s DECA club, is expecting twins in February, so the Lion’s Roar Newspaper threw her a blue themed baby shower on Jan. 17. The team wanted to make sure they partied with her before Searle left. Students in the party planning committee wanted to give her a proper party, since she’s not coming back for a while after she has her twin boys. Searle said to her B3 Digital Media and Newspaper classes, “I will probably come back when they’re in kindergarten...I love this teaching stuff.” Mrs.
Jessi Hoschouer is an amazing person in many different ways, she doesn’t let anything stop her from enjoying life, including her battle with Alopecia. For those of you who don’t know what Alopecia is, it’s the partial or complete absence of hair on the body where it normally grows. Only 1.9% of the worldwide population have or will develop Alopecia at some point in their lives. Jessi learned that she had Alopecia when she was five years old. Then, she didn’t fully understand what it was and now that she does, it’s not something to put a bump in the road.