The Panther Post

Your Payne Quarterly Newsletter

Welcome to the House of Payne!

This newsletter, which we will send out quarterly, is yet another way for us to communicate with you and to share the wonderful and positive things that are happening at Payne Junior High School. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback.

Included in the newsletter will be a calendar of events, as well as spotlights on students, teachers and staff. If you have newsworthy items to share, let us know and we will do our best to include them in the newsletter.


Paul Bollard


After School Activity Bus

We are pleased to announce that we will have 2 buses available leaving campus at 5:00pm, Monday thru Thursday. These buses are intended for students to use for after school clubs or tutoring. The routes and times are available in the front office and below. They will need a special bus pass to use these buses that they can obtain from their teacher.

Upcoming Events


March 27: Symphonic band students competing in ABODA festival competition in Tucson

March 27: Q4 Sports tryouts/Track & Field practices begin!

April 4: Sports team pictures at 4:15p and Parent Meeting at 5:15p

April 5: Student Council Social 4p-6p

April 8-11: AzMerit

*updated* April 26: Shrek the Musical at 6:00pm.

Attendance Line

Please call the attendance line directly to excuse your students absence/tardy.

(480) 224-2403

This line is available 24 hours a day!

Progress Reports Available

through your parent portal...

  • 4/22/19

Tax Credit Donation

If you would like to make a tax credit contribution using a credit or debit card, please make your contribution on our secure online system at or you can make donations directly from your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Check or money order donations can be dropped off in the front office.

Parent Portal

Portal accounts will allow parents to check their child's academic progress at any time during the school year.

****Payment for ALL extracurricular activity fees will be done online via the "Parent Portal" in Infinite Campus by selecting InTouch Fee Payments. Please be sure you are enrolled.****

In order to utilize tax credit monies, the State of Arizona set forth a requirement that all school districts must charge a fee for enrolled students to participate in extracurricular activities. Primary guardians will need to continue to make payments through Infinite Campus so that the fees will link directly to their children and so they have a record of their payments. All other community members will be able to continue to utilize the third party online donation website. In addition to automating the fee collection process, both electronic fee payment systems help CUSD move towards becoming paperless.


Find the links to all of our Social Media accounts!

School Contacts

Registrar: 480-224-2417

Sped Dept.: 480-224-2410

Attendance: 480-224-2403 (24 hrs/day)

Health Office: 480-224-2402

Administrative Asst.: 480-224-2407

Athletics/Student Services: 480-224-2411

Student Services

Sign up for our Remind texts: type @327h to 81010

Athletic Clearance packets

You must turn in an athletic packet and be cleared by Student Services before participating in a sport. Each quarter, the sign up sheets for each sport are in the front office. You MUST sign up to try out!

Everything you need to participate in sports is on our website! It really is best to not use the forms from a physician's office!

Check the EVC Website for each season's EVC Game Schedules or check the Payne website for each sport!

News from the P.E. Dept.

Our PE Teachers would greatly appreciate any donations of any old, no longer needed baseball or softball gloves!! If you would like to donate yours, please have your student bring it to the front office!

Thank you!

Counselor's Corner

Links and updates from our Counselors...

7th Grade Counselor

Melanie Holan


8th Grade Counselor

Lisa Brown


Summer School information is below... current 8th graders must contact their high school counselor if they are interested in a class. Current 6th and 7th graders can contact Mrs. Holan or Mrs. Brown.

1st Quarter Sports

Your 2018 EVC 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Champions!

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EVC Second Season - Your undefeated 7th Grade Boys Basketball EVC Champions!!
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Third Quarter Sports

7th grade Basketball team having fun with Coaches Cress, Spengler and Ferguson
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PCA Triple Impact Competitor awards!

Unified Sports

What are Unified Sports?

1st Quarter: Flag Football

2nd Quarter: Soccer

3rd Quarter: Track and Field

4th Quarter: Basketball

CASE teacher/Coach: Karen Smith

ABLE teacher/Coach: Amber Martinez

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Squad Leaders:

Squad 701- Mrs. Roessler

Squad 702- Mrs. Wells

Squad 801- Mrs. Torre

Squad 802- Mr. Cress

Squad 700/800- Mr. Heady

Payne Clubs to Join

The Clubs webpage will direct you to the clubs we have available this year and next! We have a new Mountain Bike Club that will be starting soon!!

Happening on Campus...

Booster News and Events

Payne Booster Club

Goodwill Donation fundraiser information

Link your Fry's card and earn money for Payne!

Media Center

What’s happening in the PJHS library?

No- phone Friday

Fridays the library will be a phone free zone at lunch. We will have board games and card games available for students. Grab your friends and come on in for some no-tech fun!

Just released!

Did you know that the PJHS library has over 10,000 titles available for check out? Here are a few of our new releases:

Wildcard by Marie Lu, Diary of a Wimpy kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis, The Oceans between Stars by Kevin Emerson, and Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs. Be sure to stop in and see what is new. Looking for something that we don’t have? See Mrs. Jacques to make a request.

Ever interested in our Daily Announcements?

Student Council

Advisors: Brandon d'Entremont and Kelsie Prengel


Kirdi Joseph - 7th Grade Student Body President

Bailey Bencs - 7th Grade Student Body Vice President

Evelyn Short - 8th Grade President

Kloey Garth - 8th Grade Vice President

Abigail Raines - Treasurer

Brags about Payne...

If there's something awesome you want to share about us... you can brag about it!

Payne Junior High School

7th and 8th grade Junior High School located in Queen Creek within the Chandler Unified School District!

Principal: Paul Bollard

Assistant Principal: Lisa Palella

Dean of Students/Athletic Director: Michael Schultz