Diamond Fork Junior High School has an excellent boys and girls basketball team. Ninth grades students can play on the team and eighth grade students can serve as team managers. To make it on the team students must attend three days of tryouts, and then coaches carefully select the specific girls and boys who are best qualified for the team.
On Tuesday, November 26th students at Diamond Fork Junior High were amazed as they watched the talents of their fellow classmates in the school's annual Stars Assembly. From singing and dancing to comedy and drama it was all available to the audience.
Nerves were on edge as performers waited their turn, but in the end everything went off without a hitch. Students commented, "This was really good!" And even grizzled veteran teachers were heard to say, "I was impressed; the kids were really prepared this year."
Every month at Diamond Fork Junior High two students from the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are selected as students of the month. These students are nominated and then voted on by the entire faculty. The students of the month for November are:
7th Grade: Reeyna Sanner and Keegan Sopher
8th Grade: Kasey Jones and Devin McQuivey
9th Grade: Shaylee Ivie and Tyler Jordan
The Nebo Afterschool Program is a series of 4-H clubs that meet after school every day at Diamond Fork Junior High. There are currently 8 after school clubs including Journalism, Chess, Duct Tape Art, Service Learning, School PR Club, Student Council Club, and the Keep Up Catch Up Club.
The Journalism club gives students an opportunity to film various segments for the weekly Diamond Fork News broadcasts. The journalism club meets every Tuesday from 2:45-4:00 in room 21.
Congratulations to Diamond Fork's own Anastacia Kadomtsev for winning $1,000 by designing the 1st place bookmark in the "Make Your Mark" bookmark contest sponsored by Utah Education Savings Plan. Over 8,000 students from the entire state of Utah entered the contest and only two students in each of the four grade level divisions won the grand prize of $1,000 each. Anastacia triumphed in the 7th & 8th grade division.
Character Education students at Diamond Fork Junior High School have been busy. Every Friday of the school year this class of 35 seventh graders collects hundreds of pounds of used paper to recycle. After visiting every room in this school of 1,200 students, the used paper is then hauled to the back parking lot and deposited into the recycling bins. This recycled paper is purchased by a recycling company, which generates over $300 a year.
Every month at Diamond Fork Junior High two students from the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are selected as students of the month. These students are nominated and then voted on by the entire faculty. The students of the month for October are:
7th Grade: Sophia Hirst and Jefferson Ballard
8th Grade: Nani Huffman and Alex Knudsen
9th Grade: Daniela Nunez and J.T. Pontius
Have you heard of "$5 On Fridays?" Each student at Diamond Fork has a chance to earn five dollars every Friday for having perfect attendance each week! In order to have a chance to earn five dollars at the end of each week students must have no absences or tardies Monday-Friday. This great idea was started last year by our Vice Principal Mr. Lawrence. The goal is to encourage students to strive for great attendance.
Every month at Diamond Fork Junior High two students from the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are selected as students of the month. These students are nominated and then voted on by the entire faculty. The students of the month for September are:
7th Grade: Natalee Chea and Jacob Reeves
8th Grade: Abigail Crockett and Harris Allen
9th Grade: Ellie Pickett and Dallin Staheli