Principal's Message

Dear PHS Students, Parents/Guardians:

As the 2016-2017 school year commences, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to a year of great achievement. I encourage you to dream big and to take the necessary actions to make your dreams a reality. Henry David Thoreau said, "If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with success unexpected in common hours." People not afraid to own their dreams and take action will become the big achievers of the future.

You have to take ownership of your dreams, your achievements and your future. The author Elaine Maxwell wrote, "My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny." With that in mind, I invite you to own your future. Make it your mission to dream big and become a big achiever.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, we promise to own our commitment to providing you with guidance and instruction to help you achieve an education that ensures success in your future. We dedicate ourselves to providing you with an educational experience that is relevant and rigorous in this, the 21st century.
Dream big! Own your future Longhorns!


Brian Mabb
Principal, Payson High School