January 2023

Black History Month

Submitted by david.rockwood on Tue, 01/31/2023 - 23:20

“Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history” (Jonathan Franklin). 

College Day: January 31st

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:57

Attention Juniors! College day is January 31st from 11:45am to 2:30pm. Come learn about schooling options beyond high school. 

PHS Speech and Debate Club Wins Tournament

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:15

Last week on Friday (1/20), Payson High School hosted its first Speech and Debate Tournament. The team worked incredibly hard and because of this they took home the 1st place title! They had multiple students place in their individual categories and the competition was an overall success. Congratulations to Payson High’s Speech and Debate Team!


  • Ashton Andrew - 2nd Place

  • Hadlie Baxter - 4th Place


December 2022 Students of the Month

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:09

Payson High is full of great Students! Every month different teachers are asked to nominate a student that is extra excellent and the top students earn student of the month. Congrats to the December winners: Caleb Young, Abigail Cobia, Jackuline Barajas, Rylee Baxter, Jessica Alvarado, and Olivia Vincent. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Submitted by david.rockwood on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 10:20

"The time is always right to do what is right" -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We hope you have a contemplative and enjoyable Martin Luther King Day. School resumes on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Meet our New Head Football Coach: Brian Wall

Submitted by david.rockwood on Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:36

PHS is excited to announce that our new head football coach will be Brian Wall. Coach Wall is known to the Lion football family, having already served as an assistant football coach. 

School Starts Up again on Jan 4

Submitted by david.rockwood on Tue, 01/03/2023 - 12:39

We hope you had a wonderful holiday break. Classes start up again on Wednesday January 4th with the first day of 2nd Semester. It will be a B day, and we will have a normal bell schedule. Be sure to double-check your class schedules.