All in for learning
Mr. Hansen was recognized by Craig Harvery of Horace Mann insurance as our Crystal Apple Award winner. Horace Mann has been recognizing educators across the nation with the Crystal Apple award. This award goes to someone who exemplifies teaching excellence. Mr. Hansen makes Science fun and students love being in his class. Thanks for all you do for us Mr. Hansen!
Mr. Claybaugh presented Mrs. Tippetts with the Diamond Fork PEAK (Positive Energy And Kindness) award yesterday in faculty meeting. Mrs. Tippetts was selected by her fellow faculty members as one who goes above and beyond the call of duty in her work with kids. She is a fantastic teacher and we are fortunate to have her here at Diamond Fork.
Students watched a New Year's message from Principal Kafele titled "Attitude is a Game Changer." Students were encouraged to incoporate the words serious, diligence, focused, discipline, and resilience into their approach to education this year. Principal Kafele was Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. As a middle and high school principal, Principal Kafele led the turnaround of four different New Jersey urban schools. He is the recipient of over 150 educational, professional and community awards.
In December we held a Science Fair here at Diamond Fork. We know a lot of hard work and effort went into the projects, thanks students and parents.
Top 10 Winners are
1- Alexis Gladding
2- Kaylee Knotts
3- Hailey Stites, Genevieve Morgan
5-Isabella Moss, Lily Stutz, Megan Frisby
7- Matthew Brundage
9-Seth Brown, Jackson Coxson
10- Aiden Jones
Mrs. Anderson's first semester classes competed in a Writer’s Workout Challenge. They had hundreds of entries for the daily drawings and 39 students earned their spot in the 20 over 20 Club. These students wrote for at least 20 minutes over 20 different nights over a 25 day period. Those students celebrated their big accomplishments with grand prize drawings!
We hope that everyone was able to enjoy their holiday break and we are excited to welcome back students and teachers today. A few things to be aware of; Term 2 Ends next Thursday, January 10th. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Janary 11th. We are encouraging students to use the next two weeks (especially E-Time) wisely in order to get extra help on assignments, make up missing assignments, or work on test corrections to improve their understanding of material.