How can we see just how immense our solar system is? Well, Miss Hanks’ Earth Systems class figured out a way. They built a scale model in the front foyer of the school and lined up the planets in relation to the sun. They used science and math to form the scale model from actual distances of those planets. The students were able to do and see for themselves the colossal size of our piece of the universe.
Congratulations to our Halloween Haiku Contest winners! Best Overall Haiku goes to Justin Drollinger who received a $10 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.
Other winners included Kynsie Hone (Best Halloween Theme), Kayden Nielson (Best Word Choice), Lorraine Casas (Creepiest), Emily Bates (Best Presentation), and Chance Simons (Funniest). Each of these winners received a $5 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.
Last week DFJHS Agriculture teacher Mrs. Draper had some fun with her Veterinary Assistant class when they were able to learn more about horse care. Mrs. Draper brought two of her horses to school! The students were able to gain hands on experience with the horses as Mrs. Draper and our principal, Mr. Peterson gave them valuable information. Thanks, Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Draper!
The FFA (Future Farmers of America) at Diamond Fork is an agricultural class that leads students to a career path in farming and agriculture. Future Farmers of America was founded by a group of farmers in 1928, their original mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding the growing nation. Today they are still called Future Farmers of America, but the official name was changed to FFA in 1988. Today they have expanded to other areas in agriculture like biology, chemistry, veterinary, and engineering.
8th grade student Jacob Reeves was recently recognized as a "Diamondback In Action" for his courage while facing opposition. Jacob was born legally blind and has become an inspiration to others by the way he has dealt with his disability. Instead of being angry and bitter, Jacob is the total opposite. He is open, kind and friendly with everyone he meets. He finds his challenges have actually made him a better person.
Do you know about the amazing intramural program we have here at Diamond Fork Junior High? The intramural program at Diamond Fork is the perfect time and place for students to have fun and be active with their friends. Throughout the school year students have the opportunity to participate in and play many different sports. Including soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball and dodgeball.
Diamond Fork Junior High has a Service Learning Club that meets every Tuesday after school in the lunch room. The school started this club to serve the community and give kids the opportunity to serve outside of school. An average of 15 kids join the club and about eight come every week. The kids who join this club are caring and love to serve.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re walking down the hall with an armful of books for your next class. You turn the corner and all of a sudden someone come crashing into you sending all of your papers flying. Without hesitation the student bends down and immediately starts to help you pick up the papers. This happens all the time at Diamond Fork Jr. High. I am not meaning the crashing into each other, I’m talking about helping out each other. Diamond Fork has 5 core values that not only the students focus on but also the teachers and administrators.