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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Our FBLA Club competed in Region this past Friday and did very well. We had 11 students competing and brought home 19 total medals/certificates! Please congratulate these students!
Andrew Lott- 1st Place- Client Service
Kendall Flake- 2nd Place- Advertising
Kendall Flake, Kallin Harrison- 2nd Place- Management Decision Making
Kendall Flake, Kallin Harrison- 3rd Place- Hospitality Management
Issack Bahena, Andrew Lott- 3rd Place- Emerging Business Issues
Kendall Flake- 3rd Place- Business Law
Kendall Flake- 3rd Place- Economics
Issack Bahena, Locke Hansen- 4th Place- Business Ethics
Carson Bird, Solomon Kimball, Locke Hansen- 4th Place- Global Business
Braxton Smithson- 4th Place- Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Ben Swan- 5th Place- Help Desk
Kendall Flake, Kallin Harrison- 5th Place- Entrepreneurship
Please open the PDF for this week's announcements for: Girls and Boys basketball games, wrestling meet, Choir concert, swimming meet and FFA.
Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. We have 21 school days remaining in Term 2 and we are going full steam toward Cs, Bs and As for the holidays. Teachers and counselors will be available.
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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. She also received a box of 50 new YA books for attending, of which some were Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs), meaning they won't be released until sometime in 2018. We are so proud of Mrs. Banks and are lucky to have her here at Diamond Fork. While in St. Louis she was also able to visit the famous St. Louis Arch as well as eat some true mid-western BBQ. Way to go Mrs. Banks!
This term's Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday the 7th from 3-7:30. Please come and meet with your child's teachers!!
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Mrs. Kelly’s sixth and seventh period classes both did preschools on December 1st. Students in the class brought preschool aged kids from their family or their neighborhood.
Sixth period's theme was winter, so all their activities were based on that theme. The kids made snow globes, drank hot chocolate, and did many other activities to help them learn different skills.
Seventh period's theme was the beach. They had the cutest sea animal name tags they gave to the preschoolers. Everyone that came to this class had a blast!