Close this search box.



Dear Students, Families, and Staff Members,

Welcome to the new school year at Payson High School! I am thrilled to welcome our new and returning students, families, and staff members to what promises to be an exciting and enriching year. Our school is filled with opportunities designed to help you create the best experience possible, and I encourage each of you to seize these opportunities wholeheartedly.

Embracing new opportunities is not always easy and may not seem immediately rewarding, but remember that success is a journey, not a destination. Each day presents a chance to grow, learn, and prepare for the future. Your heart will guide you to these opportunities, but it is your wisdom and perseverance that will see you through them. Choosing to walk through doors of positive opportunity will open up countless possibilities, while negative paths may lead to doors that remain closed. Each opportunity you embrace today is a stepping stone for tomorrow.

As you enter each classroom and sit at your desk, think about the countless students who have sat there before you. Some thrived by embracing their opportunities, while others let them pass by. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” This means that those who are willing to work hard and put themselves in a position to seize opportunities will achieve great things. Success is not easy and often requires you to push beyond your limits. You may encounter setbacks, but it is through these experiences that you will learn the most and grow stronger.

Albert Einstein wisely noted, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” This year, I encourage you to see every challenge as an opportunity. Embrace every challenge and make it your mission to build a bright future, no matter how difficult the path may seem.  Your experiences, whether successes or failures, will equip you with the strength and knowledge to overcome future challenges.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration at Payson High School, we are committed to providing you with every opportunity to achieve an education that ensures a bright future. The question is, will you take advantage of these opportunities?

Let’s have a great year by making today and every day count!


Jeff Simon
Payson High School



Voting is easy and convenient

Let you voice be heard!

Click here for more information!

Your Vote Matters