Mayor's Award for October


The Mayor’s Award recognition was presented to three outstanding students in Payson last week. Accompanied by family and supported by school staff, Kya Heimuli, Merrell Morley, and Melanie Ward each were honored for their academic and social achievements at the October 7 Payson City Council meeting.


Panther Praise Winners Oct. 5th to 9th


Congratulations to our Panther Praise Winners for the week of Oct. 5th to 9th:

7th grade:  Ivy Bronson (Mrs. Isakson), Antonio Carini (Mrs. Isakson), Davin Lott (Mrs. Isakson)

8th grade:  Ryan Tracy (Mrs. Olsen), Justin Stowe (Mrs. Hanks), Kenzie White (Mrs. Hanks)

9th grade: Trevor Wilcox (Mr. Wright), Cordell Clinger (Ms. Daniels), Keely Taylor (Mrs. Huff)


Hope Squad Training


Hope Squad had a great time learning more about what HOPE Stands for 

Hold On Persuade Empower

The HOPE Squad Mission Statement is To reduce youth suicide, self harm, and bullying through education, training, and peer-to-peer intervention.

HOPE Squad Goals 1. Increase the knowledge of warnings signs. 2. Create positive relationships among student peers and faculty. 3. Break the code of silence – train students not to keep deadly secrets. 4. Raise awareness and acceptance for students to seek help from a trusted adult. 5. Reduce self-destructive behavior and reduce youth suicide, self harm, and bullying. 6. Educate students and parents about community mental health resources.

If you need help dont be afraid to ask! your friends are there for you

Panther Praise Sept. 28 to Oct. 2nd


Congratulations to our Panther Praise winners for the week of Sept. 28th to Oct. 2nd.

7th grade: Bailee Hansen (Mrs. Bennett), Ines Valdovinos (Mrs. Reber), Kamdyn Johnson (Mrs. Olsen)

8th grade: Andrea Soto (Mrs. Wright), Katie Solorzano (Mrs. Wright), Carsyn Preece (Mrs. Wilson)

9th grade: Erik Magana (Mrs. Daniels), Haley Sprague (Mr. Wright), Abbie Herbert (Mrs. Daniels)


Congratulations to Haylee McKell (9th grade) for winning five dollars for five days of perfect attendance.


Latinos In Action


Recently the MNJHS Latinos in Action had the opportunity to participate in Barnett Elementarie's SEOPs. They wroked hard to help with translation and taking care of younger siblings in order for the night to run smoothly. We are proud of how they represent MNJHS.



The student council for MNJHS provided a fantastic lunch activity. The large Twister game was provided for their entertainment. Those that participated received a treat. It was a fun time for all.

Five for Five Sept. 18th to 24th


Our Five for Five Winners for the week of Sept. 18th to 24th are:

7th Grade: Dalton Poulsen won $5.00

8th Grade: No winner--money goes up to $20.00 for next week

9th Grade: Renee’ Hunt won $15.00

Panther Praise Sept. 21st to 25th

Congratulations to our Panther Praise Winners for the week of Sept. 21st to 25th:

7th Grade:  Timothy Cole (Mrs. Capell), Taelor Wilson, (Mrs. Capell), Connor Raven (Mrs. Larsen)

8th Grade:  Lizeth Valdovinos (Mrs. Wright), Kent Runyan (Mrs. Hanks), Amy Lance (Mrs. Cox)

9th Grade:  Hayden Heaton (Mrs. Wilson), Dallas Jensen (Mrs. Wilson), Hunter Butterfield (Mr. Wright)