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January 21, 2015 Weekly Parent Newsletter

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:19
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Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

We are embarking on our 2nd semester journey this week! It seems as though the latter part of the school year flies! The Roman writer, Seneca, once stated, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” At the beginning of each semester, during E-time, teachers facilitate lessons for students pertaining to our core values and our mission. This allows students to refresh their knowledge of and reflect on their actions as they practice courage, compassion, perseverance, respect and integrity.  

As Diamondbacks, we are proud of who we are and what we are becoming this year. The goal is student success. Our programs allow students to explore options and academic avenues providing them the opportunity to try new things whether it be clubs, academic classes, sports, or student government and leadership organizations. We prepare students for success throughout their academic career and for life. We take what we do seriously and we genuinely care for each student.

DIAMONDBACK GEMS

National Jr. Honor Society:

Diamond Fork National Jr. Honor Society is continuing their drive for SCHOOL SUPPLIES this month. We ask that anyone who has any extra new or gently used to send those to school with their children. These items will be used to help students in Guatemala who are in need. Thank you for your help.

Drama:

Selected students will participate in a field trip to the Utah Theatre Association Conference on Friday, January 23rd at BYU.

Jr. High School Musical:

Regular rehearsals are held every evening this month for all or part of the cast and crew. Students in the play have a copy of the rehearsal schedule and are reminded on announcements daily.

SPORTS:

Basketball:

January 21: GBB and BBB vs Salem JHS – 3:30pm

January 22: GBB and BBB at Payson JHS – 3:30pm

Wrestling:

January 22: Nebo District Wrestling Tournament 8:00am – 2:00pm

January 21: Wrestler weigh in at Spanish Fork JHS – 2:00pm

Swim:

January 22: MMHS vs Timpview and Wasatch at Provo – 3:30pm

Did you know…DFJHS has incorporated a HOPE Squad in our school this year? You will be hearing more about this in next week’s newsletter as HOPE Week begins on January 26.

The HOPE Squad program enhances the health and safety measures already in place at our school. It incorporates HOPE Squad/gate-keeper training modules that take an active approach in teaching/learning the warning signs of suicide, reporting potential suicide behavior, supporting students who have already received help, as well as the dos and don’ts of a HOPE Squad Member. HOPE Squads are an important link to school-based suicide prevention programs; they are the eyes and ears of your student body.

It’s a great new year – enjoy!