November 2014

November 25, 2014 Weekly Parent Newsletter

Alesha LeMmon

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher who once stated, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” We witnessed this phenomenon over the past two weeks at DFJHS as students brought food and needed supplies to school in backpacks, grocery bags and even wagons.

Continental Drift Theory On Trial!

Mandy Young

Alfred Wegener's theory of Continental Drift was put on trial in the Earth Science classes last week. Students dressed up as various scientists and, while "under oath" on the witness stand, presented evidence for and against the idea of continental drift. Other characters in the play included a judge, a bailiff, a prosecutor, and Alfred Wegener himself. After the production, students wrote paragraphs arguing whether Wegener should be found innocent or guilty of proposing an idea without enough supporting evidence.

We Do More Than Reading In The Library

Alesha LeMmon, Ellen-Anita Olson

Our library is a place to read, study and have a little fun. Besides books and other media, Mrs. Olson provides a place for students to gather to play chess, work on puzzles and make buttons. She also displays student projects for various classes that can be viewed by students and parents. Next time you visit the school, stop by the library and see what's happening.

News Outlets Coming To DFJHS

Alesha LeMmon

PARENTS: You and your children have been so generous with food and other supplies and as a result, our school is the single largest contributor in Utah County to Tabitha’s Way! We have collected close to 20,000 items to date toward our goal of 25,000 that we want to meet by this Friday. Because of this compassion for others, we will be interviewed by multiple news agencies this week.

Diamond Fork News - Week of November 14

Scott Buck

Every week our Journalism and other students work tirelessly on the school news that is broadcast every Friday during 2nd period. The students look forward to the highlights of the week with anticipation. On this week's news we have the KSL tour and food drive class taunts. Follow the link to see what's going on at DFJHS!

National Junior Honor Society Provides Service

Vicki Gardner

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Natural History Museum of Utah Field Trip

Alesha LeMmon, Janelle Hanks, Skyler Terry

Have you ever wondered what all the layers of rock in our mountains are called or how different types of butterflies and insects are native to our area? Well, last Friday, Miss Hanks took a group of 100 biology students on a quest for knowledge to the Natural History Museum of Utah, an architectural marvel and a case study in the “green” design created by community generosity. The museum illuminates the natural world and the place of humans within it.


Alesha LeMmon


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