Mr. Hernandez was the first Hispanic astronaut. Mr. Hernandez grew up in a family of migrant farm workers and went on to become NASA space engineer. He was part of the crew of the 2009 space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. He talked about one of the Diamond Fork Values - Perserverance. His application to NASA was rejected 11 times. Once accepted, he trained for four years for the 14 day mission to space.
In their Team Time, students will open college acceptance letters as we explore universities around the nation, some in the NCAA tournament. Students and teachers fuilled out brackets for the NCAA tournament. Math classes will explore the statistics of the brackets. Teams will compete in college information bowls. College gear from any universities will be worn all week. Teams will recieve points for their team members wearing college gear! Our hope is to create college readiness excitement for all students!