December 2016

Aspire maintenance scheduled for Christmas Break

Submitted by kate.searle on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 14:54

During the upcoming holiday vacation they will be working on the Aspire database server.  We have some needed maintenance that have been put off to minimize down time during school hours.  During the Christmas break please do not to expect Aspire to be available.  

Thank you for understanding and we hope you have a great Christmas Break.

Girls Golf getting ready to play

Submitted by kate.searle on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:20

Any girl interested in playing golf this spring need to go to Coach Miller's office and get an information sheet before Christmas vacation.

Being part of a team is a unique experience.  You can build relationships, skills, and friendships that can last forever.  Golf is a great sport where you get to be outside, travel, and learn a beloved sport played around the world.

If you are looking for a way to make next semester awesome, swing into Coach's Miller office today.

Life Hacks

Submitted by kate.searle on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:14


Here are three life hacks to make your life better:
  1. Something we have all most likely encountered while doing homework unsupervised is getting off track. Thankfully someone came up with a way to help us get around that. is a unique website that you can use to help keep you away from certain websites while studying or doing other important things.

Chromebooks are top highlight from 2016

Submitted by kate.searle on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:05

The year of 2016 is the year that all students attending Payson High School have the opportunity to have a Chromebook to take home. "This is such an awesome opportunity for our students," Mrs. Searle says. She continues, "Students can explore and learn like never before. For many students this opens doors that have been shut in the past. I will be telling my students' grandkids about this one day."

Tree Festival earns $1200 for Sub For Santa

Submitted by kate.searle on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:07

The annual PTSA Tree Festival was on November 29 during the boys basketball game.

Carma Heimuli, PTA President, said, “This was an amazing year and we will be giving over $1200 back to the student council for Sub for Santa! Thank you again, every single tree was unique, well planned and beautiful!  Can't wait to see what you all come up with for next year!”

Come Follow that Star

Submitted by kate.searle on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:01

The choir at Payson High has been practicing Christmas songs for a while to prepare for their annual Christmas concert. Year after year, the participants put on a show for all to hear. This year will be like no other, with new voices and experienced singers unified to enhance the experience.

Carolers have been an ongoing tradition for years, choir is basically a cooler version of caroling. Instead of standing out in the cold awkwardly smiling at singing visitors, you get to come to our warm school to do so!

December Online Magazine

Submitted by kate.searle on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:38

This December issue is one for the books! It is full of fun articles about our own teams here at PHS as well as stories that take place all around Payson. Articles and videos about our Christmas Tree Festival to even investigative articles on why we shouldn't skip class. The Staff works incredibly hard to create this each month! As always, it is 100% student created. Please click on the link to read our December issue! EditorKyrra Lundberg