Mrs. Griffin’s “Facing History and Ourselves” essay contest

By Sabryne Kelly of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Mrs. Griffin’s classes they’ve begun talking about universal obligation, what it’s about, what it means. They had a full class discussion on this topic. As a class they’re each writing 500 words or less essays about this topic. Michelle Rushton answered by saying,“This means, who are the people who you’re willing to go and help? The people who mean so much to you that you’re always willing to help them out with anything.” This is also about understanding everything that happened in the Holocaust and just be informed about the horrors that occurred.

An Ocean Of Possibility's At FishBowl

By Kyle Lott of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

On February 15 a group of 29 Payson High students gathered together in the counseling computer lab to head on a special field trip to a company called Fishbowl. Fishbowl is a company that sells and advanced inventory management software. Fishbowl helps either private customers and/or businesses keep track of sales history and inventory they have yet to sell. One very big corporation that uses this software is NASA. NASA uses it too keep track of things that they send to the International Space Station.

Students learn to communicate in the business world

By Parker Hannifin of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

We live in a world where the majority of all students are glued to their smartphones or some other kind of device. Students are texting and snapchatting all day every day, but they don’t know how to communicate in a business setting. In Mrs. Stanley’s English class she is eliminating this problem by preparing her students for communication in a business environment.

Nebo School District Mental Health Awareness Night


Join us for a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, mental health issues, suicide warning signs and prevention services provided by Wasatch Mental Health.

March 13, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Payson High School
1050 S Main, Payson

*High Schools will be offering detention credit for Parent and student attendance.

*Jr High Schools will be offering extra credit for parent and student attendance.

Topics include:

March Mane St. Journal is ready to view

The Mane Street Journal

This month has been one for the books. This is our first issue with some new staff members and we are very excited to show them off. We have an article on SheTech and Freshman Day. As well as some highlights on some of our broadcasting programs. We also have a brilliant, fun-loving article on Siblings in School you should make sure you check out. We are absolutely in love with this new issue and are just dying to share it with you!

Crystal Apple awarded to Mr. Nelson


Ross Nelson receives the honored award of the Crystal Apple Award. Ross has been teaching for 34 years. He has taught everything from Marketing to Drivers Ed, from Financial Literacy to Business English.

He is a valued teacher to students and a great faculty member at Payson High School.

NPR host creates podcast at PHS

By Parker Hannifin of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Ira Glass hosts one of the world’s most popular radio podcasts called This American Life. This American Life radio podcast is broadcast all over the United States and is also broadcast internationally on over 500 stations. On January 27 Ira Glass came to Payson High School with one of his producers, Miki Meek, to interview students about the wacky ways they ask each other to dances because, believe it or not, Utah is the only place where kids ask each other to dances in creative ways.

Dancers wow audience at Paysetters Night

By Kyrra Lundberg of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

On Thursday, January 19, each and every Paysetter was escorted by a loved one to the middle of a balloon arch and were recognized for all of their work throughout the year. After the introductions of the Lady Lions, a program of dances followed.

The dances consisted of many dance companies from around the area. They started with hip hop dances and transitioned to more advanced lyrical pieces. The Paysetters broke up the program by performing their military and other dances that they have been working on.


The epic war of Boys vs. Girls

By Sabryne Kelly of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Gender Wars began on January 23, beginning with Sweatshirt Day.  The girls won wearing more sweatshirts than boys. However the boys tied up the score by winning at human foosball during lunch. The next day was Crazy Sock Day where everybody wore their amazing socks.  Girls received a point for wearing more crazy socks, then during lunch there was musical chairs and boys received a point.