The Mane Street Journal
How To Stay On Track Fourth Term
Fitness For Life
Football Off season Workouts
Inside The PHS Marching Band
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editor
Ms. Tona Graff
Students and Jobs
As the school year is winding down, our videos this month include, farewells to some of our administrators who will be leaving next year, reflections on some classes that students have been able to take, including some classes that will be coming to PHS next year, we even take a look into the lives of students!
Letter from the Editor
- Jessica Hoschouer, Student Editor
By: Jessica Hoschouer
Ms. Graff was recently appointed as assistant principle at Springville High School. This means that Ms. Graff will be leaving behind her legacy at Payson High School, to find out more about her history with Payson, we had an opportunity to meet with her in an interview.
Ms. Graff said that, "I have been here at Payson High School for 25 years. 23 of which I have taught as a math teacher."
Mrs. Christensen, a former student of Ms. Graff's also chose to later become a math teacher, teaching at Payson High School, Mrs. Christensen said of Ms. Graff, "I occasionally have asked her to come and help my students while I am gone, because I know she knows the math I am teaching. She gets so excited about it! So every time that I come back she comes and tells me about what she did. Its just so exciting to see how much she loves the students and how much she loves teaching them!"
Ms. Graff also explained how for the last two years she has been at Payson as an administrator. She also mentioned that she coached, volleyball, basketball, softball and even speech/debate! Ms. Graff is an amazing women that Payson High has been lucky to have for the last 25 years, the students of Springville High School are extremely lucky to have her as an assistant principal!
That is all for this month, as always, stay classy Payson!
Ms. Tona Graff
Here at Payson High School for eighteen years we have been blessed with the presence of Mr. Loveless who started out as a teacher and he taught CTE classes which involved business marketing and informational classes. After his teaching career he was able to move up to Assistant Principal where he is in charge of the alphabet A-G and also with sport transportation and suburbans. For the next upcoming school year Chris has been given the chance to move over to Spanish Fork Junior High school. He says, “ the most exciting thing is just to go over and meet new people and Spanish Fork has amazing people, and to work with Junior High students I've never worked with them before so it will be a new change but i'm very excited” We know that Chris does so much for us here at Payson High and we are all very sad to see him go but we know that he deserves this new thing that he has coming his way. Chris has also been a very big part of our wrestling team from wrestling here himself to his own children wrestling and to continue to help down on the mat.
Mrs. Tallon our Attendance Secretary had so much to say about Mr. Loveless. “ Chris has the cleanest most organized office around! Probably in all of Nebo School Districts office I would put Chris's against anyone's” Who knew Mr loveless could be known for something like that. Tallon also says, “ Mr. Loveless is so kind and caring he doesn’t really like to be in the limelight so he kinda flies under the radar but he does so much for Payson High School” Although Mr. Loveless is shy he still is so involved in our students and what goes on at Payson and does so much. Mrs. Tallon ends with “ I know that he is going to Spanish Fork and their colors are red but I know in my heart that Mr. Loveless with always bleed green!”
Mrs. Davis who is our Head secretary also had such kind words to say about Mr. Loveless. She says, “ Chris is focused, kind, determined, so much fun, caring and just an all around great guy.” She also adds “ We are so sad that Chris is leaving but we are also so happy that he gets to move on to bigger and better things.” As we know Mr. Loveless has done so much for a school and has been a great part of the build up and we will all be so sad when the time comes that he leaves, but we know that he will always be apart of Payson High School, and always bleed green.
Next year at Payson High school there are going to be lots of fun and interesting new classes to take. The Registar at the school, JoAnna Hall gave a long list of the new classes that are going to be offered next year along with some short descriptions.
There will be many new classes available next year. One of the new classes will be Floraculture. To take this class it’s recommended that you have taken other agricultural science classes because it is a hands on learning class. In this class you will learn different techniques to make flower arrangements. Another class that will be offered is entrepreneurship and business management. In this class you will learn different things about business and how to be successful on your own and how to manage yourself. Aerobics will also be offered next year and will count as a P.E credit. This class is a fun way to work out and do lots of dance aerobics to keep yourself active. Veterinary assistant is another one of the interesting new classes. If you take this class you will learn about different things to become a veterinarian. A few other classes that are going to be available are medical terminology, emergency medical responder and several other types of digital studies.
Next year at Payson High should be a fun one with all of the new classes that are going to be offered. Make sure to look into the new options more next year if you are interested in learning more about them.
By: Reagan Christensen
Student Council is a very cool organization the Payson High School is lucky enough to have In this video it show the Point of views of just a few of the members of Student Council.
The first person in this video to be interviewed was Spencer Nelson. Spencer is a PHS Senior and a member of the Student Council. The interview started off like this. “What is it like to be on Student Council?” He answered saying, “I don't know, it's really fun to work on the behind-the-scenes stuff that most people don’t get to see. So it's just fun to see the events actually going on and all that. It is fun to see the ideas manifested into reality.” The next question that Spencer was asked was, “How have you enjoyed it?” He said, “It's really fun, I've done it my sophomore year and this year too. I have just enjoyed meeting a lot of new people and having fun with them.” He was then asked, “What position are you in?” He replied saying, I am student body secretary.” A follow-up question was then asked, “What role does it play?” He said, “I handle a lot of the finances. So just whenever we order something, whenever we have a PO I just put it on a document. I keep track of that and I also take notes.” Spencer Nelson is a very well respected member of Student Council and Payson High School is lucky to have him on their team.
This next interview consisted on two people, Ethan Gowans and Kya Heimuli. They are both Juniors at Payson High School and they are both members of Student Council. The interview goes as follows, “How do you enjoy Student Council?” Ethan said, “ I really love it, It's just super fun you get to plan all the activities and help out the student body and you listen to them and make sure you can get what they want done.” Kya followed up saying, “I think it's really fun because you're able to get involved a lot and you are able to meet a lot of new people and really be a part of the school.” They were then asked, “How have you enjoyed it so far?” Ethan answered by saying, “It’s a good experience.” Then Kya said, “It’s just really fun.”
These two were then asked what positions they were both in. Ethan said that he is Junior Class President. And Kya is Junior Class Representative. They were then asked what role do their positions play in Student Council. Kya said, “I think just like as a representative mainly just for the Junior CLass because we don’t have really big responsibilities. So we basically act as a big support system for the rest of Student Council. So we get to spend a lot of time with the rest of student council making sure that they fulfill their tasks.” Then Ethan was asked what he does. He said, “So I just kind of facilitate and make sure people are doing what they're supposed to like Kya said we don't have a lot to do as a junior class, we just help out the seniors and the sophomores getting everything ready. But I'm there to let them know what they should be doing to make sure their jobs are done best.”
The last person to be interviewed was Spencer Bennett, anf PHS Sophomore and also a member of Student Council. He was first asked, “What is it like to be on student council?” He said, “It's great I love being on student council its a bop, I love being on Student Council, you get to make posters, you get to talk to everyone, you get to be a part of it.The tailgates, the football games, the basketball games, making posters and cheering on the school. Its great, it’s fun.” He was then asked how he has enjoyed Student Council so far. He said, “I love Student Council, just being friends with everyone, it’s all good.” He was then asked what position he is in and what role it plays in Student Council. He replied saying, “As a representative you get to be a part of the school, you get to know everyone a lot, and you have to extend yourself a lot, which me and Josh love a lot cause we’re definitely people people and we love talking to people. Yeah overall it’s really fun.”
A lot of people don’t really see it, but the Student Council members work really hard to make sure that everyone at Payson High School have a good school year. It just really goes to show that there is stuff going on the inside and the outside of Student Council.
By: Andrew Martin
By: Whitney Peterson
There are a few events in the school year that kids can not wait for, and Choir tour is one of them. This year for tour, the choir and the amazing opportunity to go to DisneyLand. Who doesn’t love Disneyland right?
They left a Thursday night, March 14th. And stayed clear up to the following Monday night and arrived home the next Tuesday morning. Friday was the day of playing in the sand and singing with new friends. They got to have a clinic done by a lady who came and helped with their festival songs.
Saturday was Disney Day! They got to spend the whole day in Disneyland. Jordan states the rules that were set for a Day in Disney. “We had to be on the bus around 8. And then we had to be in a group of four at all times…. Than we had to be on the Toy story shuttle at 9:30 and on the busses at 10.”
Sunday was the day for spending time with others and friends. They got to sing in an LDS church sacrament meeting and right after that they got straight on a bus and went and sang at an old folks home. They also got the opportunity to go on a mission tour. But the was abruptly ended early when they heard that one of the bus drivers ran into a tree. Then that night they went to an Aladdin play.
Monday was a half Disney day and the other half performing. The first half of the day was spent in Disney. They got to have their own time in Disney until they had a recording with a lady. After that was done they got to spend just a few more hours in Disneyland. Then it was performance time!! The group went into a changing room and practiced for a little before performing. The performance went so good and then they got onto the buses and sent for home.
Many students at Payson High school have jobs. I talked to 3 students of Payson High to see what they think about having a job. I asked all of them 2 questions, Does having a job affect your school performance and do you recommend getting a job to other students. Grace Wilson, a junior at Payson high, responded saying stress at work can add strain to her schoolwork. While Seth Cowie, a senior of Payson High responded saying that having a job aids his schoolwork because there is less time to procrastinate and he gets his work done faster. Upon asking the 2nd question of weather they would recommend a job the answer was a unanimous yes because the skills and work it teaches you far out weighs the stress it may add.
Students and Jobs
By: Jacob Whitney
By: Lexi Craig
The Miss Santaquin Pageant is a great way to earn money for a scholarship. The queen and 1st, 2nd attendants get money towards a scholarship. The Miss Santaquin Pageant is something that all girls can participate in. No matter who you are, what you look like and what you The Miss Santaquin Scholarship Competition is an amazing opportunity for teenage girls. It is also a great opportunity to earn scholarship money for college and serve the community. This Pageant ranges from ages 17-25 so any young women in this age group are welcome.
How to stay afloat fourth term:
Alright, so third term is over, we are currently 3 quarters of the way through the school year this is my second to last video. With the ending of the third term that means we have finished seventy five percent of the school year, and we are still gradually coming to the end. This also means that students are just tired, it's like we are so close to summer it's starting to get sunny outside, but we still have to be in school getting this bread, or just getting good grades and attendance. This can be hard just anytime of the year but its especially hard during the last stretch of the school year. How will students be able to stay caught up with everything, and finish this year strong? For that reason I went around Payson and asked a couple students how they are going to finish up the year and what they plan to do to make the transition to the next school year as smoothly as possible. I interviewed Moroni Soto, Emma Reid, I asked them how their school years went and what they plan to do next year. They said that minimal effort and focus on you're assignments will have you caught up on your grades. Therefore, you can take the advice from these students and teacher to help you finish the term and year strong. Some advice from me would be to set an alarm for when you need to be in bed, and an alarm to wake you up. Get to class and stay focused, this is hard for some students but I just think that we come to school to learn, not just be on our phones. Doing assignments is also a way to prove that you exist and that there is something in your head. Fourth term is as important as any other term, just get all those big projects and papers done, and then it will be May and we will check in our chromebooks and life will be less stressful. Summer is going to be here sooner than you think, so gain as much grain as possible so you can have the smoothest transition to the next school year. Thanks for watching my videos I will give you my masterpiece next time just wait and see, good luck and see you next time.
By: noah braithwaite
Every year the same cycle happens... Freshmen become Sophomores, Sophomores become Juniors, Juniors become the new Seniors and the the old Seniors... They are all gone they go on about there life's where they all go separate ways it is all about growing up. but we are gonna focus on the new generation of students. Since next year the Freshmen will come to high school, we asked two Freshmen from Payson Junior High how they feel about high school and other questions.
Today we're going to be looking at the Fitness For Life class and go in depth with some of the people who are doing Fitness For Life and with Derek Campbell who teaches it. We're going to look at how he teaches his students stay healthy and create a good plan for their life.
The teacher of fitness for life, Derek Campbell, was the first person to be interviewed. The question he was asked was, "Why do you think it's good for high school kids to take fitness for life?" He responded by saying: "It's good for high school students to take fitness for life because it's a required PE class and if they don't take it they don't graduate. It also teaches lifelong lessons about staying physically fit and living a healthy lifestyle." After interviewing the teacher of the class the setting switches to the students. The first student to be interviewed was junior Braxton Hall. He was asked what his favorite part about the class was. He answered: "I like doing all the different sports, and playing lots of different sports every time." Many of the kids interviewed mentioned things similar to this when talking about the class.
The next student to be interviewed was Ki Bateman, who says he enjoys the fitness for life class and expressed his love for Mr. Campbell. When asked what his favorite part about the class was he said: "Um, mainly just the sports and learning about how to stay fit." Junior Brock Ramos was then asked the same question as Braxton and Ki and his response was rather simple. "Campbell is my role model and he teaches me more about sports." Following Brock's interview student Braxton Kilmer was asked the same question and he answered similar to the others. His response to the question was, "Uh, Campbell teaches me how to eat right." It sounds like Campbell is a living father figure to students as he received high praise from everyone and he has a very loving reputation as a "Father Teresa" around Payson High. He loves his job and the kids he interacts with.
The final student interviewed has a very good relationship with Mr. Campbell and is very familiar with the fitness for life class since he's taken it the past few years. The student is junior Donovan Treanor. He was able to go more in depth about why he likes the class when I asked him and he was also asked a second question as well. When asked about his favorite part about Fitness For Life was he excitedly said "Well we do a lot of fun activities and we play a bunch of sports that I typically wouldn't play so I think it's a pretty fun class. The next question he was asked was how coach/Mr. Campbell helped prepare Donovan to life healthy for the rest of his life. His face lit up as he explained, "Ah man, where do I even start. Campbell is really just an all around great man, all the activities that we do if I'm doing it wrong he'll tell me that I'm doing it wrong and it's not going to help me in the future. And so I correct myself and then later on I can go back and look back on what I'm doing in this class and I'm like, hey wait, Campbell said If I do this correctly in the future it will help me to live a healthy lifestyle." Donovan Treanor will be forever grateful to his mentor Mr. Campbell.
-Fitness For Life-
By: Mike Lowry
Football Off Season
The football off season is an important time of the year for players and coaches, many players use this time to learn new positions, perfect moves and just get stronger and faster.
Cooper Ott was asked why the football offseason is important, he said that the most important part is to put the work in now, and improve during the off season, he was also asked what the most important part was, he said the it was to gain strength and become the best you can be.
Derek Campbell, Head Coach for Payson, was asked a few questions such as, when is the off season, to which he answered “right now”, he was also asked what the team was doing to get better, he said that a lot of guys were running track to get faster, some were playing soccer, and others were playing baseball however the whole team was lifting together to get stronger. He also said that he wanted athletes to do spring sports to stay in shape, and keep their conditioning levels up, and that it is a goodway for athletes to stay involved in the school.
Kayden Todd was asked why it is and important, he said that it gives you time to rest and try out new things. He said that the most important part was to work on your craft and perfect it to become the best athlete you can be.
Other athletes such as Gareth Schmoyer, Ben Evans, Tyler Bott, Braxton Perez, Logan Wride, and Beau Hall, all had similar messages, saying that the most important part is to get stronger, get faster, to stay healthy, and become the best athlete possible.
By: Ari Sanders
Seniors have a lot to think about and a lot going for them in the future
By: Ashton Eaves
By Cade Wootton
Inside the phs marching band