The week of Nov. 6-10 is College Application Week at Payson High School, with a special College and Financial Aid Night on Nov. 8. Representatives from ALC, West Point Academy, Regents Scholarship, military, Sterling Scholar, SOMOS, UESP, Daniels Fund, DevPoint coding school, and colleges and universities around the state will be present to answer any questions you might have. Counselors will also be in the computer lab that night to help parents and students apply for federal financial aid, FAFSA.
The PHS 2017-18 football team made a commitment at the beginning of the year to go 200 days without caffeine, throughout their camp and the season. Ronaldo Valencia, a junior at PHS and member of the team states, “It was much more than just not drinking caffeine though, it was to bring us together into this brotherhood. To focus on the team and come together more than we ever have before. We were committed and determined to execute our goal.”
Monday, Oct. 23-
- Red Ribbon Week
- Blood Drive in the Auditorium
- Collaboration in the Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24
- 9:00 Youth Support
- 4:00 Football Play-off game @ Salem Hills
- 7:00 PHS & MNJH Band Concert
Wednesday, Oct. 25
- 7:00 Orchestra Concert
Friday, Oct. 27
- Last Day of the Term
- Red Ribbon Assembly
- 3:00 - 8:00 Debate Tournament
- 6:00-9:00 LIA Spook Alley
Everyone talks about football, basketball, and baseball but we never talk about alternate sports like skateboarding. Skateboarding is a very difficult sport to become good at. It takes a lot of time and dedication. These kids are out there every day practicing and they deserve some recognition.
One of the most enjoyed sports in the fall here at PHS is certainly volleyball. There’s a unique feeling to volleyball that there isn’t in any other sport. And the girls volleyball team here at PHS have played proudly for their school and have shown respect and courtesy to their opponents. And as easy as volleyball may look, most people may come to find that it can be quite difficult.
Payson High is constantly changing and improving. Not only scholastically, but also physically. Over the summer Payson High was upgraded. If you haven’t noticed, there are new things all around the school. The school has new and improved drinking fountains, widened concrete walkways, new senior banners, and new bulletin boards. These changes are very exciting, so be sure to check out the new features in our school.