Journalism Class Visits KSL

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 14:56

Journalism students at Diamond Fork Junior High recently visited the studios of KSL TV, and the radio stations FM 100 and Arrow 103.5.  Students were able to talk with reporters and ask them questions about a career in journalism.  Students were even invited into the broadcasting booth of FM100, and were present as the DJ broadcast live on the air.  After investigating the working environments of professional journalists, students were also able to watch live filming of the KSL News At Noon program.

PTA Book Fair

Submitted by scott.buck on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:04

The PTA of Diamond Fork Junior High is holding a book fair on the stage of the cafetorium beginning Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th.  This book fair will feature all the products of Scholastic Corporation - including many new and popular young adult novels.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to shop for Christmas gifts.  All proceeds from the fair go to benefit the students at our school.  Thank you PTA!

Food Drive 2012

Submitted by scott.buck on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 14:42

Because of the amazing support of our students, faculty, and community the 2012 Diamond Fork Junior High food drive was a huge success.  Our school raised 53,576 food items for the Utah Valley Emergency Food Bank - which includes over $4,400 of cash donations.  We more than doubled our school goal of 25,000 items, and we set a new school record for the most items ever donated!

The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating.  Here is the final tally of the top 10 fifth period classes:

Mr. Stubbs - 6,172 items

Star Tutoring At DFJHS

Submitted by scott.buck on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 15:00

A group of ninth graders at Diamond Fork Junior High School recently volunteered to tutor their seventh grade peers in reading.  These tutors meet with their seventh grade students twice a week during e-time, the school's remediation and enrichment period, which is held during the school day.  The tutors help these readers improve their comprehension, fluency, and writing with a lot of guided practice.

By: Cheyenne Randquist

DFJHS National Junior Honor Society

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:43

The Diamond Fork Junior High National Junior Honor's society visited the Utah State Capitol Building last week.  While in Salt Lake they also visited the De Vinci exhibit at the Leonardo De Vinci Museum, and followed that with a hike to Ensign Peak.  While at the Capitol Building they took a tour of each of the rooms including the Gold Room, The Supreme Court room, Legislative room and received an explanation of some of the architecture and paintings in the building.  While at the Leonardo museum they saw amazing models and replicas of some of De Vinci’s greatest creations.

By: McKella Bunn

Character Education at DFJHS

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:40

Character Education students at Diamond Fork Junior High School have been busy.  Every Friday of the school year this class of 36 seventh graders collects hundreds of pounds of used paper to recycle.  After visiting every room in this school of 1,200 students, the used paper is then hauled to the back parking lot and deposited into the recycling bins.  This recycled paper is purchased by a recycling company, which generates over $300 a year.

7th Grade Diamondback Day

Submitted by scott.buck on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:35

On Tuesday, October 9th seventh grade students at Diamond Fork Junor High enjoyed an activity they earned through their excellent academic achievement.  The school held a competition among the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students during the first-half of term 1.  The grade level that had the lowest percentage of students with the academic grades of D or F, or citizenship grades of N (needs improvement) or U (unsatisfactory), would win an activity at Planet Play in Salt Lake.

Diamondback Cross Country Team

Submitted by scott.buck on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 11:36

The first week of September Diamond Fork Junior High School’s Cross Country team began their season.  The team consists of 7th-9th grade students who practice from 3:00 to 4:30 everday after school.  Many students choose to participate on the team because they love the sport and they get in excellent shape through all the exercise.