Students from Mrs. Turner's World Civ classses presented individual research projects on various topics from the Renissance. Pictured is Emi Rocha depicting Martin Luther. Some other projects including a catapult model, and a student's recreation of Fresco art like unto the work of Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel.
Darren Major, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a well know music composer and friend of Mrs. Lewis, let our Diamond Fork Choir be the first to perform his newest Christmas compostions tonight at our Christmas concert. The beautiful "One Baby Boy, " Bethlehem," and "O Come Emanuel" brought the Christmas spirit to the audience in this inspirational choir concert. Mr. Majors was a special guest at the concert this evening to hear our choir members perform his work. He was thrilled with their performance.
A sense of humor, ties, kindness, and being a student favorite. These are just a few of the qualities that describe Mr. Dennis Olsen, math teacher here at Diamond Fork. Mr. Olsen is such a deserving recipient of the Crystal Apple Award. He is a fantastic teacher, but he is an even better person. We are so fortunate to have him here at Diamond Fork, and seriously check out the ties, they are awesome!
Three of our athletes here at Diamond Fork attended the Nebo Winter Captain's Academy last week. They were joined by student athletes from other secondary schools around the district. The students were able to interact with fellow students and hear from some great speakers who talk about sportsmanship, leadership, and a variety of other topics.
Our very own Mrs. Banks recently attended the Assembly on Literature for the Adolescents conference put on by the National Council of Teachers of English in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Banks was the recipient of the Gallo Grant award, given to only two teachers in the United States. She was presented with the award at the Saturday morning breakfast and the first session of the conference on Monday. Authors Rick Riordan and Neal Schusterman were the keynote speakers at the breakfast.
Basketball season has officially begun here at Diamond Fork. Both boys and girls played hard and battled in their games against Orem Jr. Although we didn't come out victorious in either game, we learned a lot and look forward to games again Thursday the 30th here against Spanish Fork Jr at 3:30.
Our Boys and Girls basketball teams begin their season this week. They will host two home games, both start at 3:30 PM. On Tuesday the 28th they will play Orem Jr. High, and on Thursday the 30th they will host crosstown rival Spanish Fork Jr. High. Good luck to all the players and coaches this week and this season!