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Weekly Newsletter 9-14-15

Submitted by sarah.blackhurst on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:59

Diamondback Parent Newsletter   9/14/15


 Students of the Month: Congratulations to the following students for being selected as a student of the month at Diamond Fork: 7th grade: Maya Buck & Jack Beck, 8th grade: Abigail Hansen & Isaac Reynaga 9th grade: Erica Orton & Justin Lee. Student of the month is for those students who have made, and will most likely continue to make a consistent effort in their classes. Their academic and citizenship performance is first-rate. These students each received a gift certificate to Sub Zero ice cream, a 2 liter bottle of soda, a candy bar and certificate. They will also have their photos displayed in the front of the school for the next few months. Congratulations again to our students of the month.

 Girls Tennis Team: Congratulations to the Diamond Fork girl’s tennis team! They played amazingly well in their matches last week. We had members playing at both Maple Mountain High school and at Mt. Nebo Junior high and they represented our Diamondbacks well!  

 Nebo 4-H Afterschool Clubs: Clubs have started and will continue through November 6th. All students are welcome to join a single club, or multiple clubs if they wish. There is no cap for enrollment and no deadline date, so feel free to come join at any time. Specific information regarding the clubs offered this fall can be found at: Registration forms can be found in the main office.  All clubs meet in the cafeteria as soon as school is out. They will be provided a snack during this time.

 PTA News: Calling all creative students!


The theme for Reflections this year is   Let Your Imagination Fly! Enter art, literature, music, dance and videography submissions are due Wednesday, October 14 at 8am.  Entry forms are available in the office. This is a national contest that reflects well on college and scholarship applications in the future!

Thanks to everyone that joined the PTA this year!  You can still join us online at

We are renewing our PTA bylaws this year.  A copy of the current bylaws are in the office for anyone to review and comment through Friday, October 4

 Bus Lanes: Just a friendly reminder to all parents picking up and dropping off your students. We have designated the North Parking lot to our bus zone. We would like to kindly ask our parents to use either the East or the West parking lot for their pick up and drop off zones. This will help us ensure student safety in not having them cross the parking lot either in front of or behind the busses. Thank you for your help!

 School Community Council: The next DFJHS SCC meeting will be held November 11, 2015 at 3:00 in the counseling office conference room. Anyone is welcome to attend and your input is invited and welcome.


 Strengthening Families Parenting Program:

CAASA-Communities acting against substance abuse, invites your whole family to participate in a FREE, 12 week, evidence based course. Session starts Thursday, September 17, 2015. Class is every Thursday for 12 weeks at Payson Junior High School (1025 S Highway 198, Payson) Dinner is included! For more information, and to register, contact Kim Lefler at (801) 921-9779.

 OverDrive Online Library Book Access: Diamond Fork Junior in conjunction with Nebo School District is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive. OverDrive will be "live" tomorrow September 15, 2015. More information will be sent home soon.