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.

See you in 2023!

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 12/21/2022 - 12:45

Payson High School wishes all of you a wonderful and happy holiday break! Enjoy the time. Be safe. Remember that the school will be closed from December 22 through January 3rd. Classes will resume on Wednesday January 4, 2023. 

Penny Wars Recap

Submitted by katie.kelly on Tue, 12/20/2022 - 13:09


At the end of November, Payson High had the annual Penny Wars fundraiser also known as Sub for Santa. We were able to meet our goal of $8,000 ! All of the money donated is helping bring Christmas to families in our school, and unite our community this holiday season. Thank you for donating, and have a wonderful holiday season! 

Heart of the Lion Term 1: Mr. Black!

Submitted by katie.kelly on Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:54

Congrats to our new Heart of a Lion, Mr. Shaun Black!

Each term students and parents nominate teachers that they feel are exceptional. Some of Mr. Black's students have said "He always goes and tries to help everybody everyday", "He's hilarious, cool, and very kind".  

Thank you for being awesome Mr. Black!

2022 October Students of the Month

Submitted by katie.kelly on Tue, 11/22/2022 - 13:50


Congratulations to our October Students of the Month! These students were nominated by their teachers. 

October Students of the Month: Jarret Johnson, Charlotte Syme, Holly Kynaston, Chloe Crabb, Natasia Fevanga, Alexandra Royzen, Crisali Valdovinos, and Conner O'Brien.

New School Coming Fall 2025

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:45

Construction for our new school has started! The new building will be completed in the Summer of 2025 and classes will begin in the Fall of 2025.