On Friday, March 27th, 1,600 Latinos In Action (LIA) students attended the 2015 LIA Conference at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. We had a lot of fun and so did the other schools in attendance. Being in a room filled with many other different kinds of Latino cultures made us feel like we were at home, like family. The hosts made us feel so comfortable. The dances and the older students inspired us.
Diamond Fork track needs adult help at the meet this Friday, April 17th. LOCATION: Spanish Fork High School START TIME: 2:00PM. NO prior experience is required. If we need to train you, please be there around 1:45PM. END TIME: 5:00PM. Contact Coach Claybaugh if you can help (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MMHS 3rd Annual “Fix It Saturday” on May 2, 2015: In an effort to help one of our sister high schools, we are announcing a great opportunity for all of our stakeholders! Maple Mountain High School SkillsUSA Club needs your help to send its Welding Fabrication Team and it's CPR/first aid contestant back to Louisville, KY for the National Competition. On March 27th, we took first place at the state level and were invited back to compete among the top competitors in the country. Our students need help with the cost of attending this competition.
HOPE Squad: Our first annual MARCH FOR HOPE is coming soon! All of Nebo district's HOPE Squads as well as anyone interested in joining the walk are welcome to march. HOPE Squad members will wear their HOPE shirts from their different schools. Everyone can bring banners and posters promoting hope, mental health awareness, and positive messages. They can also bring lanterns, glow sticks, flashlights, etc. since it will start to get dark during the walk.
Last Thursday Mr. Tuckett's 5th period Concert Choir class could be heard singing a Polynesian song with a touch of the Haka. Each term when the students have perfected their songs, Mr. Tuckett allows them to sing it in the front foyer of the school under some incredible acoustics. The students enjoy doing this and those in the neighboring offices and classrooms are drawn into the front hall to watch as they follow the sounds of beautiful melodies. Thank you Concert Choir and Mr. Tuckett for the wonderful music.
Last week Ms. Hanks class continued the dissection unit to include pigs. Students worked together in groups to observe differences between the reptilian and mammalian anatomy and physiology. Students also learned proper dissection technique and conduct, lab report procedures and analysis and the importance of set up and clean up before and after the lab.
When asked about overall impressions of the labs, students stated:
Diamond Fork Parents,
Fourth term is upon us as we wind down from the school musical and next year’s school registrations and gear up for spring sports, musical performances, Diamondback Days, and academic achievements. Teachers continue to prepare students to take their knowledge to the next level by teaching skills such as inference, comparing and contrasting, cause and effect, and evaluation embedded within math, science, PE, health and social studies lessons.
Recently, students were asked to write to Barnes & Noble to nominate a favorite teacher. 9th grader Kynsie Hone took on the challenge and chose to write a poem entitled, "The Best Teacher Ever" about 9th grade English teacher, Mrs. Moses. DFJHS was informed that Mrs. Moses won one of the awards! Thank you, Kynsie and congratulations Mrs. Moses!
If the cast, crew and help for our school musical had just one wish, it would be to have a successful show and loads of fun. Well, guess what, that wish came true!
Wow! What an incredible musical put on by our very own Mrs. Poulsen and Mrs. Lewis! Watching the singing, acting and dancing made me want to dance and sing along with the students. The cast and crew practiced for over a month every weekday and some Saturdays to memorize and deliver six amazing performances for our student body, parents and other patrons, and the students of Larsen Elementary.
Last month the English Department held a contest to see who could write the best first sentence of a novel. Students looked at numerous examples from books in their classroom libraries and discussed the criteria for good opening sentences before writing their own. Many of the submissions contained the perfect amount of suspense and intrigue to make one want to read more; when it came time to choose winners, though, three stood out for their originality:
- Holden Hunter: "'Sir, we've been trolled...'"