The Panther Post

Your Payne Quarterly Newsletter - March 2020

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


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!

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.

Homework Hub

Monday thru Thursday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Media Center. We will have 4 teachers available for help with homework. You do not have to sign up, you just need to show up! Don't forget about the 5:00 buses as well! Information about them are in the office.

Upcoming Events

Progress Reports Available

through your parent portal... these will not be printed

  • Dates TBD

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


**REGISTER MY ATHLETE is the new system for athletic clearance to play sports. Click here for the Payne website for directions on how to register your athlete and sign up for each sport.

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

News from the P.E. Dept.

Counselor's Corner

Links and updates from our Counselors...

2020-21 7th Grade Counselor

Melanie Holan


2020-21 8th Grade Counselor

Aimee Smith


Counselor - Mindfulness Room

Lisa Brown


1st Quarter Sports

click here for more information

2nd Quarter Sports

click here for more information

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EVC Second Season - Your 2018-19 undefeated 7th Grade Boys Basketball EVC Champions!!

3rd quarter sports

click here for more information

4th quarter sports

click here for more information

PCA Triple Impact Competitor awards!

Check out these athletes...

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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Payne Clubs to Join

The Clubs webpage will direct you to the clubs we have available this year!

PJHS Builders Club sponsored a school supplies drive in August. PJHS students donated over 500 school supply items to students in need of school supplies. The AP class that donated the most items was Mrs. Hansen’s class. The class in second place for number of donated items was Mrs. Lockhart’s class. Go Panthers!

Happening on Campus...

Booster News and Events

Payne Booster Club

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!

The library will be starting a Maker Club after Fall break. Student will have the opportunity to work with the Lego Robotics, Sphero coding robots and the Cubelets as well as learn to make and design t-shirts and other creative opportunities. There is an informational meeting Tuesday, September 25th at 8:15 in the Media Center.

Parents- do you have a special skill that you would like to share with our Maker Club? Please contact Mrs. Jacques in the Media Center at (480)224-2401.

Ever interested in our Daily Announcements?

Student Council

Advisors: Brandon d'Entremont

Click here for Officers and the updated website!

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