There are two choirs at Diamond Fork Junior High, Chorus 1 and Concert Choir. Students audition for Concert Choir, but Chorus 1 is open to anyone interested in working on strengthening their voice. Students in choir work very hard to make sure their voices sound excellent for performances.
Did you know that our school library is open 5 days during summer vacation? That's right, Mrs. Olsen will open our library from 10 am to 1pm on Wednesday, June 5th, Wednesday, June 19th, Wednesday, July 3rd, Wednesday July 17th, and Wednesday, August 7th. Students and their families can come in and check out books, playing chess, work on puzzles, or just relax and read a book. Since the library will be open this summer, go in and enjoy it!
Diamond Fork Junior High is holding fitness day on May 22, 2013. Students, teachers and parents will be participating in a 5k run - which is over 3 miles! The race begins at 9:05 at the east side parking lot of the school. The course will lead past Larson Elementary and down Canyon Road where police will be blocking off the roads. Then they will run all the way past Park Elementary and back to Diamond Fork.
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 March are:
7th Grade: Cossette Bushman and Candido Escobedo
8th Grade: Kristi Reategui and Cristian Vargas
9th Grade: Amber Messick and Brandon Van Tassel
On Saturday, March 16th the Diamond Fork Junior High Concert band, under the direction of Dan Bigler, attended the annual BYU Concert Band Festival. At this festival, the band played three songs in front of a panel of judges. The band practices all year preparing to perform at this competition.
Diamond Fork Junior High recognizes excellent student attendance with "Diamondback Five On Friday." This new program encourages students to come to class on-time everyday, and rewards those who do by entering them into a weekly drawing for $5 if their attendance is perfect when their name is drawn.
March's Five On Friday winners are Hayden Pierce, Mariah Burnham, Jonathan Candia, Julianna Keele, Jaden Peer, Skyler Peterson, Hannah Seamons, Avery Curtis, Braxton Ferguson, and Ezrie Pierce. Congratulations to March's Five On Friday winners!
At Diamond Fork Junior High School the National Junior Honor Society is making friendship bracelets to sell and raise money for a Veteran’s nursing home being built in Payson to provide services to Veterans and their spouses.
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 February are:
7th Grade: Carynn Nosack and Samuel Campbell
8th Grade: Erika Nunez and Tyler Collings
9th Grade: Lizzie Gunyan and Jax Tobiasson
Latinos In Action is a class at Diamond Fork that allows Latino students an opportunity to serve the community and participate in many exciting activities. Latinos In Action class president Florencia Ascensio has recently been buzy when she helped choreograph dances, brought in speakers, and organized and helped during parent night. She says that she has gained new leadership skills, and is happy seeing the group succeed, and taking Latinos in Action to the next level.
Diamond Fork Junior High School is putting on a production of "The Little Mermaid" March 6 - 9. Drama students at the school are working hard preparing for the big event. Kara Poulsen, drama teacher at Diamond Fork, commented, "This is the first year 'The Little Mermaid' was released and available for school's to perform, and we are very excited to put on this production."