November 2012

Journalism Class Visits KSL

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

PTA Book Fair

The PTA of Diamond Fork Junior High is holding a book fair on the stage of the cafetorium beginning Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th.  This book fair will feature all the products of Scholastic Corporation - including many new and popular young adult novels.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to shop for Christmas gifts.  All proceeds from the fair go to benefit the students at our school.  Thank you PTA!

Food Drive 2012

Because of the amazing support of our students, faculty, and community the 2012 Diamond Fork Junior High food drive was a huge success.  Our school raised 53,576 food items for the Utah Valley Emergency Food Bank - which includes over $4,400 of cash donations.  We more than doubled our school goal of 25,000 items, and we set a new school record for the most items ever donated!

The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating.  Here is the final tally of the top 10 fifth period classes:

Jonathan Lawrence - New Vice Principal

Diamond Fork Junior High is fortunate to have Jonathan Lawrence as our new vice principal. Recently he shared some fun questions and answers about himself, so take a moment and get to know Mr. Lawrence, and when you see him in the hall say hello!

Who is your favorite Super Hero?
Spider-Man. Normal kid receives extraordinary powers. Comes from
troubled house, but rises above the drama. He’s not perfect, and has
his flaws like all of us. He recognized his gift and sought to use it
for good.