Who: ALL Diamondfork students and parents
When: Monday, August 20TH from 3-5 pm
What: Students will be able to meet teachers and become more familiar with the school. Most importandly you can get excited for school to start!!
Who: ALL Diamond Fork Jr 7th Graders
When: Monday August 20th, 8-10:45 am
What: Students will be visiting each of their classes, becoming familiar with the school and how to open their locker (it's tricky!). Students will attend an assembly to introduce some of our clubs and activities as well as receive a T-shirt! We are excited and looking forward to the big day.
I am excited to join Diamond Fork Junior High. This is my 12th year teaching and cannot wait to teach 8th grade science. I spent my early life in Oregon, where I was raised and ended up in Utah to attend BYU (I really just wanted better snow). I received my education from BYU, UVSC, and SUU. I continue to better my understanding of what I teach and still consider myself a student.
I have a wonderful wife who is also an educator and 4 semi-wonderful kids. We spend much of our time outdoors, either boating, camping, mountain biking, skiing and farming. We have had a great summer filled with travel and adventure. I am sad to see Summer come to an end, but look forward to what the autumn and winter have to offer. Everywhere I look, I can see the implications of the science that I teach and my world is richer because that.
My name is Shawn Rogers. I am teaching US History and I am a first year teacher. I am from Utah, I lived in Spanish Fork until about 8th grade, and then moved to Lehi where I graduated High School. I then went on to Utah State University. I love to make videos and play guitar. I got married in January 2018 at my wife's family farm in a barn. Teaching is something I have wanted to do since I was 16 and I have never thought twice about it. I am very excited to be a part of the Diamond Fork team!
My name is Lexie Gatherum and I am so excited to be a part of DFJHS! I am originally from Cedar City and I graduated from Brigham Young University. I love to stay active by going swimming and hiking. I completed my first Spartan race this summer and look forward to completing more next year. I love to cook and bake. That is one of the many reasons I decided to become a FACS teacher. And I am excited to announce that after October 13th, instead of Miss Gatherum you can call me Mrs. Harr;) I love teaching and can’t wait for an awesome school year!
Sarah Insalaco Olsen has been playing every stringed instrument she could get a hold of since the age of 10. Her teachers at Diamond Fork Junior High, Spanish Fork Junior High, and Spanish Fork High School were understanding enough to let her switch instruments almost every year, and her passion for music grew. She pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music at Snow College where she played multiple instruments in multiple ensembles while also writing music for these ensembles as well as for theater, game, and film projects. While tutoring music theory students in college, Sarah discovered her love for teaching and decided to pursue a music education license through Weber State University. Sarah loves writing music for film with her husband, playing rock music with a professional string quartet around Utah, and inspiring a passion for music in her orchestra students.
Hello! My name is Mrs. Barazoto and I am excited to be at Diamond Fork Jr. this year! I teach 8th grade English and (obviously) love reading and writing and a good debate as well. I love Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling and I'm currently reading Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series. I'll read any good book you give me! When I'm not at school I love adventuring-- rock climbing, hiking, swimming, anything outside and active. I went to Disneyland for the first time this summer, spent a week on the beach and hiked all over southern Utah. I also love Netflixing with my hubby and trying new recipes (we made some gorgeous Italian Braciole the other day)! I studied at BYU and love teaching. I do it for the kids, but my passion for English and the invaluable skills it empowers us with drives me as well. I'm excited to make this year a fun one with my eighth graders! It'll be an adventure as we improve our skills, think in new ways and become good humans.
I love science, especially anything that has to do with nature. I love to hike, camp, and bike. In my younger days I was always skateboarding and snowboarding. I chose to be a teacher after having a short career as a exploration geologist, for multiple reasons, but most importantly because I want to help students see how fun science can be.
I have been teaching for 14 years in Nebo School District but this is my first year at Diamond Fork Jr High. Teaching is a challenging and rewarding field to be in and I love it! I am passionate about reading and writing and love to see a child's eyes light up when they discover a good book. I love to call Utah Valley my home. I graduated from BYU-Idaho, UVU, and received my Masters from U of U (insert gasp here)! I love to travel and my hobbies include playing the piano, sewing, pottery, collecting books, and playing handbells with Bells on Temple Square. I love pets and currently have 3 fish tanks and 4 dogs. Come on over and check out a good book!
This is my first year working at Diamond Fork Jr. High and I am thrilled to be here! I am currently a graduate student at the U of U working to earn a Master's degree in School Counseling and I will graduate in April 2019. Some of my favorite things to do are hiking, baking, and playing board games. I was able to have several adventures this summer but the one that I enjoyed the most was attending the Shakespeare Festival down in Cedar City. I am so excited to get to know everyone at DFJHS this year!
I've enjoyed teaching for 31 years in Nebo School District at both Payson Jr and at Springville High. I decided retirement would be more fun exploring science with Diamondback students so... I'm back! I like to rack up the miles road cycling, relax on a mountain stream fly fishing, gaze at the heavens through my telescope, and explore the nature of our great outdoors.
My name is Hailey Neumiller and I will be teaching 9th grade biology and 7th grade science this year! I just graduated from BYU in April and I am so excited to share my passion for the study of life! I am originally from Star, Idaho so I grew up playing outside with my 3 younger sisters and farming potatoes (just kidding, we could barely keep our garden alive). I love animals and my family had 2 cats, a chihuahua and a rabbit, as well as periodic squirrels - long story. I learned how to ski when I was 2 years old and I haven't missed a season since. I also enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and watching movies. My favorite movies are Harry Potter and Star Wars and I am always up for a trivia challenge! Science has always been my favorite subject in school and I knew I would do something biology related when I grew up, but I didn't realize I wanted to teach until a year into college. While I love the idea of researching and making discoveries, I also truly enjoy just sharing the things I know and helping others understand and like science themselves. My goal as a teacher is to help my students learn how to ask good questions and not be afraid to find the answers on their own. I hope that kids leave my class with a greater appreciation for science and a desire to take their education into their own hands!
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All parents and students are welcome to attend the Diamond Fork annual Meet and Greet Day from 3: 00 pm to 5:00 pm on August 20th, the day before school starts. Teachers will be in there classrooms to say, "Hello." Students can walk through their schedules, ask questions, try lockers, etc. Hope to see you there! It's a great day to be a Diamondback!
All Diamond Fork incoming 7th Graders are invited to attend 7th Grade Day from 8am to 10:45am on Monday, August 20th, the day before the first day of school. Bus students may ride the bus this day. Information on bus routes can be found at this link. http://www.infofinderi.com/tfi/address.aspx?cid=NSD4K2L8WGYX
Students will go to each class on their schedule and learn about lockers, lunch, activities, and much more! We have a welcome gift for each student. It's a great day to be a Diamondback!
Registration fees may be paid online starting August 1st. Simply click on the "Registration" tab at the top of our school website. If you would like to do the walk-in registration or pay fee waivers in our school front office that also starts on August 1st and goes through August 8th. Our office hours are 8 am to 3:00 pm
Library open from 9 am - 1:00 pm each of those days.
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Diamond Fork loaded up ten buses to go to Lagoon for the traditional end of yer Lagoon trip. Students earned the trip by having no grade deficiencies or attendance deficiencies. Teachers and student had a great time celebrating this school year!