Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to McKay Ewell and Phoenix Day for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. McKay was nominated by Ms. Mathews for staying after school to help with a project and having a great attitude. Phoenix was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for being a great friend who is loyal and shows compassion.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kenyan Gwin and McKenzie Van Dam for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, December 4, 2017. Kenyan was nominated by Mrs. Dinkel for always working hard and sharing during class discussions. McKenzie was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for turning in money which she had found.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bailee Hansen and Estrella Benitez Plancarte for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, December 1, 2017. Bailee was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for being helpful to a substitute teacher. Estrella was nominated by Mrs. Dinkel for being a leader and making progress in class.
Check out what happened in November!
Annie Merrill, Tiffany Asay, and Hannah Finch have been selected as Maple Mountain "Prep Athletes of the Week" for recently being selected to the UHSAA 5A All State Drill Team. Hannah, Tiffany and Annie are outstanding members of the drill team who have been very committed to their team and coaches. Congratulations and good luck in your competitions the rest of the year!
"I told them I'd give them fifteen minutes to finish a writing assignment or read. They were so engaged after twenty minutes, I didn't want to disrupt them. I love this job!"
- Mrs. Thompson
On November 29th, students from Mapleton Junior High representing the various winter sports were invited to participate in an excellent workshop. Captain’s Academyis an opportunity to meet the captains from other schools and discuss sportsmanship and leadership. The winter sport athlete captains representing Mapleton were Kenley Nelson (girls basket ball), Seth Krommenhoek (boys basket ball) and Lukus Carillo (wrestling).
Congrats to our November Students of the Month!!! Math: Rhyen Steel, Julia Hart, Katie Porter English: Tatum Perry, Mike Bennett CTE: Keslee Van Orman Social Studies: Sophie Hill, Emily Barwick, Brayden DeMarco Science: Kayla Mather Fine Arts: Milana Henke Life Skills: Ocean Tolliver, Isaac Gunther, Carlos Santiago PE: Elia Moss, Nikole Breinholt, Chelby Carter Health: Simon Cannon
If you want a yearbook, you have to get one by the end of December. There might be some extra but for a guaranteed one you have to order by December. They are 30 dollars!
Adelaide Zeeman who is on the yearbook committee said, “Everyone’s pictures will be in the yearbook. There’s a bunch of pages on sports. There will be a page on people’s favorite candy bars. There will be a page for most school clubs. And it’s gonna super epic! Upload any pictures of you and your friends to hjeshare.com to be featured in the yearbook!”
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!
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Our National Junior Honors Society visited seniors at the Utah Central Veterans Home to bring blankets and some company. Thanks to our awesome advisors, Ms. Banks, Ms. Valgardson, Ms. Young, and Ms. Taylor for giving our students this exeperience.
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.
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Payson High got in on the Holiday spirit by displaying this gorgeous tree! This time of year, it is nice to see joy and peace through symbols such as a tree, a wreath, candy canes, etc. Payson High has never looked better. A special thanks to our amazing secretarial staff, and all others, who participated in the decorating of this Christmas tree.
To provide as much time as possible for students to have access to their teachers, the time allotted for advisory is moving to the end of the day. Mini-report cards will be printed and handed out to students from 2:00 - 2:10. Mini-conferences is to provide additional time and support for learning and to reinforce the hope that students will use this time to improve their learning.
1st Period 7:55 - 9:15
2nd Period 9:20 - 10:40
Lunch 10:40 - 11:15
3rd Period 11:20 - 12:40
4th Period 12:45 - 2:00
Mini Report Cards 2:00 - 2:10
Mini Parent Teacher Conferences 2:10 - 4:00
Parents, Students, and Friends –
MID-YEAR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Our 2nd parent teacher conference of the year will be held on DECEMBER 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. At this point, there will be 4 weeks left in Term 2. Please check grades and make sure you keep working to have Cs, Bs, and As by the holidays!
ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT VENUE CHANGE
The orchestra concert scheduled for Monday, December 11 at 7pm has been moved to Maple Mountain High School Auditorium. Due to heightened attendance and the need to accommodate as many families, friends, and neighbors that we can, we decided to perform at MMHS. We are excited to present our Christmas Concert to you!
PENNY WARS 2017
December 11-15 are the dates for our annual Penny Wars. Each 2nd period class will accept donations to the Warm the Souls charity run by Nebo Credit Union. We have fun with a little good-sportsmanlike "war" among the classes and grades. We will also have jars in the front office for parents/visitors to participate. If parents/guardians would like to make business donations to our charity drive, please contact Mr. Lawrence the NJHS adviser or Mrs. Hall, our Financial Secretary. Thank you for your support! We hope to donate more than ever this year to this local charity.
CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY
December 11th, Chick-fil-a is hosting SFJHS "Spirit Day." Just mention "Spanish Fork Junior" or "Spirit Activity" when you order inside or through the drive-through, and Chick-fil-a will make a donation to our school for the service projects done by our National Junior Honor Society. Please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, etc.
SFJHS BOULDERING FIELD TRIP
On December 13 we will be having a rock climbing field trip at Momentum Climbing Gym in Lehi. We will be experiencing all types of boulder climbing. This is a type of rock climbing that does not require a harness. The walls are shorter and there is a large padded mat under each climbing wall for safe landing. For more details, visit the website at www.momentumclimbing.com/lehi.
The field trip will cost $10.00 per person and includes transportation, full climbing time, and shoe rental for each student. You will need to pick up a packet from any of the coaches and turn money in to Mrs. Hall by December 12. There are 25 more spaces for this trip and reservations are on a first come, first paid, first served basis. There will be no refunds for this field trip. If you have questions, contact Amanda.email@example.com.
Dec 5th: Drama II Class Plays 7:00
Dec 6th: Wrestling vs Mapleton Jr 3:30, Drama II Class Plays 7:00
Dec 7th: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 3:30 – 8:00, GBB and BBB @ Mount Nebo 3:30
Dec 8th: LOBO HERO DAY – WEAR YOUR LOBO SHIRT, Band Christmas Concert @ SFHS 7:00
Dec 9th: Junior High Orchestra Festival @UVU
Dec 11th: Penny Wars begin, GBB and BBB vs Mapleton JH 3:30, Orchestra Christmas Concert @ MMHS 7:00
Spanish Fork FFA gave a gift of love to the Festival of Trees held in Sandy Utah. This year our chapter did a tree in memory of Levi Sampson who lost his life in an auto-pedestrian accident this summer. Students donated over 40 pairs of jeans to help with the decorations of the tree. In addition over 40 FFA members spent time making ornaments. There was an activity and classes that helped to put everything together. We would like to thank all of those who made the tree a success.
The officers delivered the tree Monday, November 29 to the South Towne Expo Center. All the donated trees were auctioned off with all the proceeds going to the Primary Children's Medical Center. This year SFHS FFA's tree was purchased by an Anonymous sponsor for $1050. It has been great to remember Levi and his spunky attitude. He always wanted everyone to do better and help someone each day. We encourage everyone to find something good that they can do each day. Do Good and Live for Levi.
The answer to last week's problem of the week was 40
The winners were Jaden Bartlett, Bailey Bennett, Isaac Bryson, Camilla Bush, Lyss Butler, Nayeli Cerda, Sara Chandler, Anna Colton, Aeris Eastland, Kaleb Feland, Grace Forbush, Cole Gillespie, Carter Hansen, Emily Haroldsen, Peter Heap, Laney Hicks, Callie Johnson, Tracee Jones, Isaiah Jones, Madisyn Lott, Allyson Marks, Brother McKinley, Jonah McNeil, Corinne Orton, John Perez, Melissa Perez, Olivia Perkins, Molly Peterson, Naomi Phillips, Sarah Phipps, Ty Reese, Kaleb Robertson, Justice Smith, Spencer Stokes, David Tonga, Lauren Vehar, Hailey Wilson This week's problem of the week is:
If four hamburgers and two hot dogs cost $16.40 and six hamburgers and four hot dogs cost $26.40, what is the combined cost of a hamburger and a hot dog?
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Please open the PDF for this week's announcements for: girls and boys basketball games, wrestling meet, Choir concert, swimming meet and FFA.