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.
While April showers bring May flowers, April showers also bring a great time to curl up and read this months edition of The Mane Street Journal. In this months edition you can learn all about Payson High School's amazing Broadcasting Program and the classes that go with it. This month you can learn about classes like Math 1050 and Latinos in Action. You can also get an inside look at everything that goes into putting this magazine together. And what would the Mane Street Journal be without keeping you updated on what sports are going on here at Payson High School this month.
World renowned band, The Score, visited Payson High School on April 10th: giving people of Payson High School a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The band that wrote this school year’s anthem “Unstoppable” was brought to Payson, Utah for a loudly applauded assembly in which they preformed other of their hit songs like “Revolution” and “Legend” followed by a Q&A led by José Valle and Kaeden Flippen.
Green: the color of vigor and strength. Memories of Payson High School engulf our minds when we see this glorious shade of life. When you walk into Payson High, you are bombarded by the onslaught of Verde plastered around the halls. This color may strike fear into their hearts of other schools, yet for us, it fills us with determination and faith. We have to ask ourselves why? Why does it have this affect on us when we go to school sports games? Why do we love this color?