Governor's Mandate

Submitted by david.rockwood on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:35

Most of you have probably heard the governor’s declaration Sunday night. He declared a state of emergency with specific mandates for the next two weeks. His full declaration can be read HERE. To read KSL News’s summary, you can click HERE. Relevant to us at PHS are the following points:

PHS Volleyball State Playoff Game

Submitted by david.rockwood on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:49

Our amazing PHS volleyball team will be playing Skyline High School in the first round of the state championships on Tuesday November 3rd at 6:00 PM. The match-up will be at Skyline HS. 

We would love to see a supportive and positive Payson crowd at the game. Ticketing instructions are below. Because November 3 is also Election Day, we encoruage all volleyball game attendees who are also eligible voters to cast their ballots early in order to avoid a conflict. 

Ticketing Instructions:

Utah County Health Department Offers Additional Mobile COVID Testing Site

Submitted by katie.kelly on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 08:50

Intermountain Healthcare’s mobile testing unit will be in Payson at the Wasatch Behavioral Health site. Utah County Health is not targeting specific zip codes or populations, all are welcome. Utah County Health does not require any documentation. See attached flyer.

Wasatch Behavioral Health  (Payson)
Friday, October 30th - 12 p.m. Noon to 6 p.m.
285 North 1250 East, Payson, UT

Link to flyer

Mrs. Burdick's Art Students Participate in "Inktober" Challenge

Submitted by katie.kelly on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:57


Mrs. Burdick's class is participating in "Inktober"! Inktober is a yearly event that happens every October to bring the art community together. According to their website, "Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits." There is a prompt list for each day in October and there is a new list every year. It is so much fun and anyone is welcome to join!


October 2020 Students of the Month

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 10:14

Congratulations to our October students of the month! 

Macklin Mohler, 12

Konnor Miner, 12

Seth Johnson, 10

Orion Wilson, 11

Abigail Hales, 11

Jane Harward, 10 (not pictured)

Switching Between Remote and At-School Learning

Submitted by david.rockwood on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:19

We are quickly approaching the end of term 1 (Oct 29, 2020)! If you want to switch from remote learning to at-school learning OR from at-school learning to remote learning, please use the following link and make your selection BEFORE October 20:

Click HERE to switch your learning environment

If  you wish to stay in the same learning environment as term one, you do not need to do anything. You will continue as you are.

Tonight is Beyond High School Night

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:48

This week is Utah College Application Week! As part of the celebration, we are holding our annual "Beyond High School Night" from 4:00-7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Come apply for financial aid (FAFSA), learn about technical and vocational schools, internships, and more! There will be food trucks as well as games and activities for the whole family. 

If you want help applying for financial aid, bring the following information with you:

2 time Olympian visits PHS cross country team

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 08:05

On Thursday October 1, PHS cross country team hosted two time Olympian Jillian Williams and her husband Dustin who is the head trainer for the US Olympic track team. Jill is a former US record holder for shot put. She won the silver medal at the 2011 World Games and another silver medal in the Pan Am Games in 2015. Her story of overcoming devastating injuries to be able to compete and triumph in world class competition was an inspiration to the team.

Payson Boys Cross Country lose a heartbreaker

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 07:55

In the Region 8 championship meet on Friday October 2, 2020 Payson boys were edged out for the championship by 1 point. Payson was a slight favorite entering the race and ran their hearts out but couldn’t quite overcome an injury to their #3 runner. Springville finished with a score of 62 followed by Payson at 63. Maple Mountain finished 3rd with 79 points. Payson had 7 runners finish the 3 mile course under 17 minutes. Colby Orton, Adam Pray, Caden Rasmussen, and Spencer Bennett all finished in the top 20. Jackson Fitzwater, Dylan Whitney and Kasen Johnson followed closely behind.

Ordering Breakfast or Lunch Online

Submitted by david.rockwood on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:13

As you know, we are providing free breakfast and lunch for any and all PHS students, including our online students. If you are a PHS student and you are either in the online school program or are quarantined at home, you can order a breakfast and/or lunch by clicking on the link below. (This link will be available under the "Parents" tab and the "Students" tab on the school website.) You must do this each day that you want a meal.