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Basketball Starts This Week!

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:18pm

Our Boys and Girls basketball teams begin their season this week. They will host two home games, both start at 3:30 PM. On Tuesday the 28th they will play Orem Jr. High, and on Thursday the 30th they will host crosstown rival Spanish Fork Jr. High. Good luck to all the players and coaches this week and this season!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

STARS Assembly 2017

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:58am

As is the tradition here at Diamond Fork, for the 11th consecutive year we head into Thanksgiving break led by our amazingly talented students. The STARS assembly is a fantastic tradtion put on by Mrs. Poulsen, Mrs. Lewis, and their amazing stage crew. This year was absolutley amazing with a variety of performances. 

  • Savannah Penrod- Dance
  • Liberty Festi- Singing Solo
  • Katelyn Gause- Piano
  • Logan Aguilar- Cello
  • Ammon Gathercoal- Dance
  • Audrey Taylor- Ukuele & Singing
  • Samual Moss- Piano
  • Kassadie Barney- Defense display
  • Starla Dayton- Animation
  • Tate Spaulding- Guitar
  • Kaden Renz- Stand Up Comedy
  • Levi Ferrell, Easton Henry, Carter Blair, Cameron Prescott, Zach Kessinger- Song and Dance
  • Jadyon Matsuoka & Bridger Jacobsen- MC's

Thanks to all involved, please visit our Facebook page for a video of today's show!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Thank You For Your Generosity!

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:46pm
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  • Because of the amazing support of our students, community, and faculty the food drive was a huge success. Our school raised over 46,000 food items and over $4,000 for our local food bank. Part of the food drive cash donations are being used this week to provide 352 turkeys, 550 turkey tins, and 200 pound of yams to needy families this Thanksgiving. We easily surpassed our school goal of raising 25,000 food items. The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating, and a special thank you to all those fun-loving, competitive faculty members who make our school's food drive such a good time. Here is the final tally of the top 10 classes:
  • Mr. Campbell - 8,441
  • Mr. Claybaugh - 6,422 items
  • Ms. Poulsen - 6,040 items
  • Mr. Buck - 3,506 items
  • Ms. Young - 2,658 items
  • Ms. Turner - 2,405 items
  • Mr. Bingham - 2,154 items
  • Ms. Parrott - 1,685 items
  • Ms. Averett - 1,576 items
  • Ms. Banks - 1,176 items
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Food Drive Success

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:15pm

Because of the amazing support of our students, community, and faculty the food drive was a huge success. Our school raised over 46,000 food items and over $4,000 for our local food bank. We easily surpassed our school goal of raising 25,000 food items.The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating, and a special thank you to all those fun-loving, competitive faculty members who make our school's food drive such a good time.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Friday Nov-17 EVERYONE bring a can to donate!

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:45pm

Tomorrow is the last day of our Food Drive. We are asking everyone in the school to bring at least one can tomorrow to help us hit our goal of 25,000 items. Right now Claybaugh is in the lead, but the others are not far behind!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

DFJHS Musical Information Meeting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:54pm

The Diamond Fork musical this year will be Disney's Mulan. There will be an information meeting right after school on Thursday, November 16th in the cafeteria. The musical is open to all interested students. Please plan on attending the meeting tomorrow if you are interested in participating in the production. Auditions will be held on November 28th and 29th. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Chickens at Diamond Fork

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:13pm
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Mrs. Draper and her students have been incubating eggs for the last several weeks and they are beginning to hatch! It's so cool to see Science alive in the classroom!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Diaimond Fork Basketball Team

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:23pm

Thanks to everyone that tried out. 
Coach Gull and Coach Carroll 
appreciate the hard work, talent, and 
hustle of everyone. Here are the individuals
that will be representing 
Diamond Fork Junior High Diamondbacks:

Blancher Matthew
Blanthorn Derek
Bliss Bryson
Butler Marcus
Hall Bridger
Huntington Cade
McQuivey Bryson
Mercado Kyler
Mott Korbin
Pearce Carter
Trane Jake
Wahinehookae Isaac
Wright Zach

Team Managers:
Quincy Rogers
Jordan Parks
Sam Lopez
Spencer Harward

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Olson Diamond Fork PEAK Winner (Positive Energy and Kind)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:15am

Words cannot even begin to describe the best librarian in the world- but if they could it would be Ellen-Anita Olson at Diamond Fork. Reading nights and weekends, it is not an exaggeration to bet that Ellen-Anita has read ever young adult book in our library. She can personally recommend a book based on a student’s personality and reading preferences. Pre-ordering and deal seeking, she gets the next book in the series for our avid readers even before the bookstores. English teachers bring their students in for her engaging book talks and critiques of the latest new reads. Before school, E-Time and at lunch, the most popular student spot in our school is the library. Famous all across the state, visitors flock to Diamond Fork to view her makerspaces. Students are creating or using models, puzzles, button-making, circuit boards, robotics, etc. Her library makerspaces provide creative time for students to build prototypes, explore questions, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another and build something together. STEM education is happening in our library! She is a frequent guest speaker as just this week she was featured at the UVU Forum on Engaged Reading. She is the district leader for library PLC’s as well as the state. Partnering with Spanish Fork City Library, she hosts a teen advisory board. And this year she has added Battle of the Books, a reading incentive program where students have fun competing with their peers. But, oh no, that is not all, Ellen-Anita serves the faculty every Friday with a “Library Pop-In,” where she personally selects teachers favorite drinks and has them on ice waiting for an informal Friday get together in the library for the faculty after a long, hard week! She highlights faculty members on their birthdays as well. Yet, even more, she takes care of all of the equipment inventory for the school with amazing detail and organizational skills. When we want to know who has what or where to find something, we go to Ellen-Anita. If ever there was a Super Nebo Hero, it is Ellen-Anita Olson! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Egypt Display

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:38am
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Mrs. Turner's World Histoy Honors classes interacted with a pretty cool Egypt display yesterday. Awesome things happening in our classrooms!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Reflections Contest & Winners

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:35am

We had 131 students participate in the PTA Reflections program this year. 136 entries in Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Film Production and Music Composition were submitted. Congratulations to the following students whose entries will move onto the Council level of judging.

Addison Garrett
Starla Payton
Arianna Christensen
Brayden Rawlings
Savannah Willis
Zac Walker
Jordan Oldham
Madison Miller
Saralyn Hunter
Rissa Adams
Cheyenne Ortiz
Eliza Linford
Madison Tilton
Jada Wright
Maren Fuhriman
Ella Martin
Ivy Drumm
Emery Cardoza
Kaitlyn Adams
Rachel Wasden

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:32am

Every Vote Counts

 Please remember to vote today if you have not already voted

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Boys Basketball 1st Cuts 11/6/17

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:46pm

Thanks to all those that tried out. Coach Carroll and I admire those that put themselves out there and tried. Wish you the best. Please return the practice jerseys to Coach Carroll or Coach Gull. These individuals made the first cut.

Butler ,Marcus
Crocket ,Ben
Mercado ,Kyler
Rogers ,Quincy


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

October 2017 Students of the Month

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:45am
  • It’s that time again, we are pleased to recognize our Diamond Fork “October Students of the Month”. These students were selected by their teachers and peers as those who not only excel academically, but who are examples of good character and kindness. These students were honored this morning at a breakfast with their parents and those who nominated them. We are so appreciative of these and the many others like them who work hard and make Diamond Fork a great place.
    • 7TH Grade Students of the Month:
      • Kaden Simmons
      • Esther Brown
      • Jeven Tomlinson
    • 8TH Grade Students of the Month
      • Justin Daybell
      • Cheyenne Ortiz
      • Selam Aguero
    • 9TH Grade Students of the Month
      • Stirling Maughan
      • Katelyn Jensen
      • Maddison Davis
      • Ammon Gathercoal
      • Bryson Bliss
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

1st Term Honor, High Honor, and 4.0 Lists

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:38am
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We had over 600 students on the honor, high honor, or 4.0 rolls during the first term of the school year. Last Friday they were awarded with a certificate and given a "star" cookie for being amazing students, nice work!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork