January 21, 2015 Weekly Parent Newsletter

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Photo by Ellen Anita Olson

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

We are embarking on our 2nd semester journey this week! It seems as though the latter part of the school year flies! The Roman writer, Seneca, once stated, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” At the beginning of each semester, during E-time, teachers facilitate lessons for students pertaining to our core values and our mission. This allows students to refresh their knowledge of and reflect on their actions as they practice courage, compassion, perseverance, respect and integrity.  

Diamond Fork Hosts Geography Bee

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"Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge." - nationalgeographic.com

Teen Living Etiquette Dinner

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Alyssa Mercado, Grade 9. Photos by Jayni Dowse Kingsford

In December, the Teen Living class was able to attend a lunch held at Magleby’s in Springville. It was a pleasant experience being able to dress up and eat at a nice place. The point of going there was for the students to prove that we could, in fact, eat properly and know how we are supposed to act in a restaurant setting, and even at home.

Theatre Classes End With Performances

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Photos by Leslee Stevenson, Lori Oyler

The classes in the Theatre Department just finished their final performances for first semester. There were 9 one-act plays which each performed twice, as well as a showcase of individual pieces from the Shakespeare in Performance class.The technical elements for each production were run by students from the Technical Theater class as well. The students did a great job on their performance finals!

January 12, 2015 Weekly Parent Newsletter

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Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

This week is the end of Term 2. I cannot believe we are this far into the school year! It has been a fun year and the students have been amazing. We have a great group of young people and we are excited to see what the next semester brings.

We have only a few announcements this week as we prepare for the new term.

DIAMONDBACK GEMS

National Jr. Honor Society:

January 5, 2015 Weekly Parent Newsletter

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Alesha LeMmon

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

In recent weeks we have talked about our five core values of courage, compassion, respect, integrity and perseverance. The impetus for the five values came from our mission statement that reads, “We empower students to think critically, live responsibly and lead ethically.” Our students practice core values by living the mission of the school. We believe when we act in accordance with our mission, we will become productive members of our citizenry.

Biology Water Labs

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Taylen Moss

In Biology, we’ve been learning about water. We learned that water is the universal solvent. A solvent is a liquid that a substance dissolves in. To prove this point we conducted an experiment. On lab day, we conducted our first one. We poured 10 mL of water into four different test tubes. Next, we added either sodium chloride (also known as table salt), sugar, baking soda, or epsom salts. We set a timer and after one minute, we saw how much the substance had dissolved by comparing it to a test tube that had the same amount of the substance in it.

December 9, 2014 Weekly Parent Newsletter

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Alesha LeMmon

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

In very few words, respect is the condition of being esteemed or honored. One of our five core values at DFJHS is respect. We can think highly of a person because of their positive qualities. We can have high regard for another person’s choices or decisions. Additionally, we can and should respect ourselves.

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