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Weekly Newsletter 9-28-15

Submitted by sarah.blackhurst on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:15

Diamondback Parent Newsletter 9/28/15

 We would like to thank all of our parents and students who attended Parent Teacher Conferences this past Thursday. We had a great turn out and were pleased to share all the wonderful things happening with your students. If you have questions regarding your student or missed the conferences feel free to email their teachers at any time. Current email addresses can be found at Please note that our next parent conference will be held in November. Also note that the end of the first term is October 22nd.  


 SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN:  Parents, Grandparents, Siblings and Students we need your help! Diamond Fork Junior High has set a goal to reach as many followers on social media as possible, and there is even a reward! Every Friday our student council will randomly select 3 social media followers to receive a Coldstone or iTunes gift card. If anyone in your family is randomly selected your student will be awarded a gift card of their choice. All you need to do is like or follow us on one of our official sites. Instagram: DFJHSJunior1 Facebook: Diamond Fork Junior High Official or Twitter: DFJHS1 Thank you for your help and support of our students and faculty at DFJHS!

 Shakespeare Team: Diamond Fork's Shakespeare Team will be participating in the Utah Shakespeare Festival Competition at SUU this week.  Our students will be taking scenes and monologues to perform in Cedar City. Good luck to all of you!

 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 deadline date, so feel free to come join at any time. Specific information regarding the clubs offered this fall can be found at Please note that some of the clubs are closed to registration due to capacity. 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 2

 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.


 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 is active now.  To use OverDrive, students browse our secure custom website, borrow books with their student computer login information, and enjoy anytime, anywhere on a computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classics for required reading, or the latest popular juvenile or young adult fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at

 Counseling Office News: Plan for College:

As part of a new Parent University Series on College & Career Readiness, Nebo School District offers free monthly webinars on the college planning process for parents and their high school students.  Statistics show that less than 9% of all students who enter a 4 year college both graduate in 4 years and do so without debt.  We believe timely information from industry professionals could dramatically move that needle. 

College Success Formula is broadcasting nationally, so please register and if you can’t watch the live broadcast, you will have access to the recording for 30 days after each webinar.  Click on the following link to register for one or many.

Here are the dates and topics. 

September 12, 2015 - How To Graduate From College Debt Free 

October 10, 2015 - College Applications-General

November 14, 2015 - Why is it so Hard For A Good Student to Get Into a Top College?

December 12, 2015 - 10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make in Planning for College

January 16, 2016 - The 7 Biggest Mistakes Made On The FAFSA

February 20, 2016 - ACT vs SAT

March 19, 2016 - How to Analyze Financial Aid Award Letters

April 16, 2016 - How To Graduate From College Debt Free

May 14, 2016 - Picking Schools That Fit

June 11, 2016 - 10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make in Planning for College

Please sign up to gain access to the recording for 30 days after each webinar.  Sign up for one or many.

*The mention of a business or service in this flyer does not imply an endorsement by the district.*

Upcoming Events:

 9/28       Golf @ Hobble Creek

9/29       Tennis @ Salem Junior 3:30

10/1 & 10/2 Shakespeare team at SUU

10/1       Tennis @Springville HS/Mapleton Jr.

10/2       Cross Country @ PJHS

10/5       Golf @ Sp. Oaks

10/6       Red Ribbon Week Assembly      

10/8       Picture Retakes

10/8       Tennis Varsity Final @ Springville HS

10/9       Tennis JV Final @ Springville  HS