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!
For the 11th consecutive year we head into Thanksgiving break led by our amazingly talented students. The STARS assembly is a fantastic tradition put on by Mrs. Poulsen, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Tippetts, and their amazing stage crew. This year was awesome as always, with a variety of performances. Thanks to all involved, please visit our Facebook page for a video of today's show!
- Because of the amazing support of our students, community, and faculty the food drive was a huge success. Our school raised over 46,000 food items and over $4,000 for our local food bank. Part of the food drive cash donations are being used this week to provide 352 turkeys, 550 turkey tins, and 200 pound of yams to needy families this Thanksgiving. We easily surpassed our school goal of raising 25,000 food items.
Because of the amazing support of our students, community, and faculty the food drive was a huge success. Our school raised over 46,000 food items and over $4,000 for our local food bank. We easily surpassed our school goal of raising 25,000 food items.The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating, and a special thank you to all those fun-loving, competitive faculty members who make our school's food drive such a good time.