Our January 2019 Students of the Month were recognized this week at a breakfast held in honor of them and their accomplishments. Teachers from our Science department selected students in their classes who represent our Diamond Fork Values. Parents were also invited to help share good things about their student. It was a great morning to hear about some of the amazing students we have here at Diamond Fork. The following students were recognized:
7th Grade:Ethan Knotts, Luke Geroli, Kaitlyn Smith, Malee Burraston
8th Grade:Dallin Tueller, David McBride, Karlee Pagano
Mr. Hansen was recognized by Craig Harvery of Horace Mann insurance as our Crystal Apple Award winner. Horace Mann has been recognizing educators across the nation with the Crystal Apple award. This award goes to someone who exemplifies teaching excellence. Mr. Hansen makes Science fun and students love being in his class. Thanks for all you do for us Mr. Hansen!
Mr. Claybaugh presented Mrs. Tippetts with the Diamond Fork PEAK (Positive Energy And Kindness) award yesterday in faculty meeting. Mrs. Tippetts was selected by her fellow faculty members as one who goes above and beyond the call of duty in her work with kids. She is a fantastic teacher and we are fortunate to have her here at Diamond Fork.
Students watched a New Year's message from Principal Kafele titled "Attitude is a Game Changer." Students were encouraged to incoporate the words serious, diligence, focused, discipline, and resilience into their approach to education this year. Principal Kafele was Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. As a middle and high school principal, Principal Kafele led the turnaround of four different New Jersey urban schools. He is the recipient of over 150 educational, professional and community awards.