Our motto this year at Diamond Fork is, “The strength of the TEAM is the TEAM”. We believe that as we collectively work together, students, teachers, parents, and staff members, we will achieve great things. We are focused and committed on being a unified TEAM in all that we do. After the first week we are thrilled at the group we have, it is going to be an amazing year! There is a great positive vibe here in our school because of the wonderful people who are here every day. Thanks for trusting us with you kids, we do what we do because of them.
Picture day will be next Wednesday, September 5th. Fliers with ordering information are being sent to students this week. You can preview packages and pay online, go to bellphoto.com, the online ordering code for our school is diamondforkjrfall18.
When: September 10-13 from 4-5 pm
For: Girls Ages 3-14 and Boys Hip-hop ages 5-10
Cost: $25, includes t-shirt
Must register on September 5th from 5-7 pm at MMHS. Pick up a flier in our front office to receive $5 off your registration fee. All participants will perform at the MMHS JV football game on Thursday September 13th.
The Utah Jazz has given two tickets to a pre-season game to Diamond Fork Junior High. Students will participate in Team Week all next week. Each team will nominate their best team player and biggest Jazz fan. These students will be put into a drawing to be held at our kick off assembly Sept. 12th.
Students at Diamond Fork went to their first Team Time today! Team Time serves as an advisory period where 9th grade students mentor 7th and 8th grade students. Teams will share team building acitvities and character building activities throughout the year!
Mrs. Olson has started her famous early Hour of Computer Coding in the Diamond Fork Junior High library on M, W, and F from 7:00am to 7:55am. Students will learn creative computer coding. All students are welcome.
Diamond Fork Jr High is getting a brand new after school club, our first chime choir! Chime choir consists of hand chimes that are tuned to a specific pitch. Each ringer is assigned two notes and we learn how to play the right notes at the right time. Put it all together and you get beautiful music. Seems simple, right? Not so fast. Each ringer must work with the group as a whole in order for it to work. Music experience is helpful, but not necessary- you will learn what you do not already know! Rehearsal will be held Tuesdays after school. If there is enough interest, a second day will be added. Ms. Scott will be leading the choir and she is a member of the Bell Choir on Temple Square.
Any girls interested in being a part of our Diamond Fork girls tennis team need to be at a short information meeting with Ms. Trammell Thursday, August 23rd right after school in room 13. You will get all the information you need if you attend, thanks!
For any 7th, 8th, or 9th grade boy and girl wanting to join the golf team, there is a meeting right after school (2:45) this Thursday, August 23rd in Mr. Bingham's room (P3). It doesn't matter if you play another sport right now, come out for the golf team. If you can't come to the meeting this Thursday, please talk to Mr. Bingham to get the details and to sign up.
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!