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. 

September Students of the Month

Submitted by scott.buck on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:45

Every month at Diamond Fork Junior High two students from the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are selected as students of the month.  These students are nominated and then voted on by the entire faculty.  The students of the month for September are:

7th Grade: Marisol Alvis and Derek Lindstrom

8th Grade: Heidyn Von Bose and Kaleb Moulton

9th Grade: McKae Nielsen and Jorgen Olsen

Multi-Cultural School Dance

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:20

On Thursday, September 13th students at Diamond Fork Junior High participated in their first ever multi-cultural school dance.  The school's "Latinos In Action" class as well as several Polynesian students organized and performed cultural dances to the delight of the student body.  As the dancers left the stage to thunderous applause, many students commented on their amazing skills. Student Fernando Salazar said, "The dancers were well prepared and did a good job - the audience loved them!"  Even the professional DJ complemented the students of Diamond Fork for their great talents.

Journalism Staff Visits KSL Studios

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 11:42

The Journalism staff of 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 invited into the broadcasting booth of FM100 and learned how the station functions.  They were even present as the DJ broadcast live on the air.  After investigating the working environments of professional journalists, students were also able to watch the live filming of KSL News At Noon.

Student Council Elections

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 11:04

The voting for next year's student council recently took place at Diamond Fork Junior High.  After weeks of campaigning and voting, the final student council line-up has been chosen.

Co-Student Body Presidents: Jacob Warnock and Salaia Robarge

9th grade members: Thomas Cole, Emily Kessinger, Aanya Naulu, Lucky Smith and Noel Unufe

8th grade members: Isaiah Asiata, Ethan Jacobson, Opeti Iongi, Ebanie Mattinson, and Niua Tuita

Honor Society Field Trip

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:54

Diamond Fork Junior High School’s National Junior Honor Society recently took a field trip visiting the Utah State Capital, Governor's Mansion, and Ensign Peak.  After a year filled with excellent service projects and many opportunities for growth, this field trip was just the kind of wrap up everyone was hoping for.  

National Honor Society

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:40

Diamond Fork Junior High School’s National Junior Honor Society has
been working dilligently on a service project for the last few months.
They have been cutting plastic grocery bags into strips and sending
them to mothers in Africa to crochet into baskets.  Honor Society
member Kiera Barton reported, “We fold regular white plastic grocery
bags a certain way and then cut them into 1-inch strips.  We roll them
up and are able to fit about fifty finished bags into a larger bag.
Afterwards, the two ladies in charge of the project pick them up from

Kailee Howland