All in for learning
Students in Mr. Hansen's Science classes spent last week creating. They used all sorts of items to depict natural disasters. Some used clay and paint while others used cotton balls and sticks. Some students even created pictues on their computers! It was awesome to see how creative our students can be.
The Diamond Fork Make-A-Wish Ball was a huge success. Our wish child three-year-old Ryver was our special guest. As a surprise for Ryver, who came dressed as Elsa, we had Princess Anna there to greet her. Ryver's favorite princesses are Elsa and Anna from Frozen. Anna led Ryver and the students in a singing of "The First Time in Forever, " "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman," and "Let It Go." We raised almost $1,000 at the ball to help grant Ryver's wish.
Our very own Coach Young was recently recgonized by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as "Coach of the Year". Coach Young teaches PE, Weightlifting, and Advanced PE here at Diamond Fork as well being the head tennis coach at Orem High School. Last spring his Orem Tiger tennis team won the state tournament. Congrats to Coach Young for all his hard work and efforts, a well deserved award.
We are in the middle of our annual Wish Week. This year we are trying to grant a wish for a child in our community to go to Disneyland. Our goal is to reach $1000. On Thursday January 24th students can bring $1 and wear pajamas to school. On Friday January 25th we will have our Best Dress Make A Wish Ball from 6-8pm. The dance is best dress and the cost is $5. There will be a visit from our wish child and a special guest!
Last week our students participated in "Team Week" each day instead of going to E-Time. We have done this at the beginning of each term as a way to build unity and enjoysome fun activities with classmates. Students were in class learning about our Make-A-Wish week and then playing games like crab soccer, volleyball, and running tic tac toe.
Our DFJHS Geography Bee took place yesterday afternoon here at school amongst parents and some really smart students. Students were asked questions, if you answered correctly you moved on and this continued until the very end. All of the students did a fantstic job, congrats to our back-to-back winner Gavin Grotegut, he didn't miss a question the entire afternoon! 2nd Place was Brianna Clegg, 3rd place went to Aiden Atwood. Thanks to all who participated!