Sub For Santa

Submitted by scott.buck on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:25

Over the next few weeks Diamond Fork Junior High is holding its annual Sub for Santa program. For more than 10 years the students and staff of Diamond Fork have provided Christmas presents for many local needy children. 

Funds are being collected through donation jars located in every classroom, and all proceeds from this year's Christmas dance will be used to purchase these Sub for Santa gifts. In past years many essential clothing items were furnished through the program including shirts, shoes, pants, socks, and winter coats.

By: Carson Hansen

Girl's Basketball

Submitted by scott.buck on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 08:24

The girl’s ninth grade basketball team at Diamond Fork recently held basketball tryouts and selected 12 team members.  The decision was very difficult.  For the last three years the Diamond Fork girl's basketball team has won the district championship.  Unfortunately, injuries constantly threaten the team’s potential.  Of course there are ways to prevent such injuries, but such precautions are not always practiced - just like children riding bikes who do not wear helmets or knee pads.

By: Sandy Covert

Upcoming Musical

Submitted by scott.buck on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 07:52

Every year students at Diamond Fork Junior High School audition for the school musical. This year's school musical is “The Little Mermaid.”  Last year’s musical “Beauty and the Beast” was amazing, with excellent actors and props. It was a huge success with gigantic crowds attending every night. The musical was very similar to the movie, with all of the excitement and more - including some very funny moments.

By: Konnor Frisby

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