Red Shoes Living Assembly

A big thanks to Lonnie Mayne, founder of Red Shoes Living for his inspirational message this morning. In conjunction with our HOPE Week Mr. Mayne came to talk to us about the 5 pillars of Red Shoes Living.

Awareness-Gratitude-Everyone Has a Story-Respect-Put Yourself Out There

His words help remind us how we are capable of making a difference in the lives of others, and in turn improving our own. 

Check out his website:

Thanks HOPE Squad!


The HOPE Squad has been busy this week bringing smiles to students AND teachers faces. This morning students found a sticky note on their locker with a positive message, a good reminder that kindness goes a long way. 

Diamondback Day


Nearly 700 students in our school were able to attend "Diamondback Day" this morning. Students without any deficient grades (D or F) and ZERO tardies and unexcused absences were able to attend. We loaded the buses early and went to see a movie at the Payson theaters. We are so appreciative to Ms. Draper, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Parrott and others who helped make this day happen. It is a HUGE undertaking and it went off without a hitch! Thanks to our awesome students too for their hard work. 

HOPE Squad Chalk Art


Because of HOPE Week our amazing HOPE Squad decided to brighten everyone who enters our front steps with some wonderful messages and colorful drawings. Thanks to the HOPE Squad for making us SMILE!!

Utah Valley Student of the Week- Rachel Wasden


On paper, Rachel Wasden, a ninth-grader at Diamond Fork Jr. High School, has a 4.0 GPA, takes multiple honors classes and loves to work hard. For two years now, Rachel has been selected to help tutor math other students in other grades. She is part of the National Junior Honor Society and has been on the tennis team for the past several years, most recently being on the varsity second singles team. She maintains a creative photography account on Instagram @Rachel_joy_photos.


Utah Vally Teacher of the Week- Ms. Young


Mandy Young, a teacher at Diamond Fork Jr. High School in Spanish Fork, has been selected as the Daily Herald Educator of the Week.

Miss Young currently teaches seventh grade science, though she has taught ninth grade biology and earth systems in the past.


Miss Young is one of the advisers for the National Junior Honor Society and is the PTA teacher representative for her school.

“Welcome to the BEST class ever!” That’s what you will hear if you are lucky enough to be in Miss Young’s science class.