Fruits Of Our Handiwork

Attributions: 
Alesha LeMmon

Sewing is a useful and practical life skill. Last month the sewing classes worked on several projects as they learned stitchery methods. Many students are even working on additional projects to give as Christmas gifts this season. Mrs. Gardner (Castillo) guides students through each step of the process to create fun and innovative designs.

The photos display some of the great talent and skills learned in class. Good job, students!

 

El Dia de los Muertos

Attributions: 
Estefany DePaz, Natalia Gonzalez

Mr. Claybaugh's class celebrated "El Dia de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead by coloring face masks and skulls that represented what the day means. Afterwards, they were hung in the hall.

We also watched informational videos that Senor Claybaugh showed in class. It taught us of the many traditions that Hispanics celebrate this day. They usually have a lot of food and a dance/parade. 

December 1, 2014 Weekly Parent Newsletter

Attributions: 
Alesha LeMmon

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

Many of us can recall a teacher or other educator throughout our academic career who gave us a gift of knowledge. Some teachers even shared with us tidbits of wisdom on other topics, as well. Often, we may not even remember the academic concept teachers taught us, but we remember how they made us feel. Teachers have a way of validating and frequently helping students to explore or find their talents, skills, abilities and at times, their very self-worth.

November 25, 2014 Weekly Parent Newsletter

Attributions: 
Alesha LeMmon

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher who once stated, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” We witnessed this phenomenon over the past two weeks at DFJHS as students brought food and needed supplies to school in backpacks, grocery bags and even wagons.

Continental Drift Theory On Trial!

Attributions: 
Mandy Young

Alfred Wegener's theory of Continental Drift was put on trial in the Earth Science classes last week. Students dressed up as various scientists and, while "under oath" on the witness stand, presented evidence for and against the idea of continental drift. Other characters in the play included a judge, a bailiff, a prosecutor, and Alfred Wegener himself. After the production, students wrote paragraphs arguing whether Wegener should be found innocent or guilty of proposing an idea without enough supporting evidence.

We Do More Than Reading In The Library

Attributions: 
Alesha LeMmon, Ellen-Anita Olson

Our library is a place to read, study and have a little fun. Besides books and other media, Mrs. Olson provides a place for students to gather to play chess, work on puzzles and make buttons. She also displays student projects for various classes that can be viewed by students and parents. Next time you visit the school, stop by the library and see what's happening.

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