Diamondback Digest

October 26, 2020

Diamond Fork Jr High

"ALL IN For Learning"

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Mon-Thur, Oct 26-29--------------------------------Red Ribbon Week

Thur, Oct 29------------------------------------------End Term 1

Thur, Oct 29------------------------------------------Halloween Dress-up Day

Fri, Oct 30--------------------------------------------NO SCHOOL

Mon, Nov 2-------------------------------------------Term 2 Starts

Tue, Nov 3--------------------------------------------ELECTION DAY

Mon, Nov 9-------------------------------------------Winter Sports Begin

Tue, Nov 10------------------------------------------School Community Council

Mon-Fri, Nov 9-13-----------------------------------Polynesian Culture Week

Tue, Th-Fr, Nov 10,12-13---------------------------NETSMARTZ Presentation

Wed, Nov 11-----------------------------------------Veteran's Day Presentation in US Studies

Nov 16-24--------------------------------------------DFJHS FOOD DRIVE

Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27---------------------------------Thanksgiving Break (No School)

DFJHS Red Ribbon Week and School Theme Song

2020 DFJHS Red Ribbon Week--We Are One


Students are welcome to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 29th. We ask that all costumes comply with the following guidelines:

  • Meets district dress standards for modesty
  • No full face masks
  • No excessive blood/gore
  • No facsimiles of weapons


First Term will end THIS THURSDAY, (October 29th). That is just around the corner! Please work diligently to ensure your grades are reflective of your learning, and you have the grades you desire!

Remember, teachers are available every T-Th from 1:55-2:45 to help you! Additionally, Study Hall is available every afternoon to help as well. Please don't hesitate to stay after! We're here to help!


Junior high basketball season is just around the corner! Any 9th graders interested in trying out, here is the necessary information for you:


  • November 9th
  • Must complete a physical prior to tryouts (available HERE)

Open Gym:


  • Tue, Wed, Thur from 2:45-3:44


  • Tue, Thur from 3:30-4:30


It is once again time for DFJHS Wrestling Season to get started! If you are interested in joining our team, here's the information you need to know:

Parent Meeting:

  • Tuesday, October 27th @ 6:30pm (DFJHS Cafeteria)

Start Date:

  • Monday, November 9th @ 2:45
  • Must complete a physical prior to season (available HERE)

Questions: Contact Coach Sorensen (phillip.sorensen@nebo.edu)


This year Maple Mountain and UHSAA are making history. Girls wrestling is now officially a sanctioned sport for girls. MMHS wants you to be part of that history. This year there will be a girls team, duals, tournaments and all-girls practices. All 9th graders who will attend MMHS are welcome to join the team. There will be a parent/Athlete meeting on Nov 2nd @ 6pm in the MMHS team room and the season starts Nov 9th. Questions call Billy 801-783-7978 or email 12BillyCox@gmail.com


We want to ensure that all our students (and parents) are aware that our teachers are available to help our students each week. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday teachers are here to support students from 1:55-2:45! Whether it is a test re-take, a make-up test, a missing assignment or just a question, your teachers are here to help!

We encourage all our students to make good use of this time! You are welcome to stay after on your own accord, or we may invite you to stay. Either way, we want to help you!


We mentioned a couple weeks ago that we would be developing several "ENRICHMENT" activities after school for students who would like to be involved. Those plans are being finalized, and we wanted to share them with you. These activities will change periodically (some change from week to week, others will not change for a month or so) but this gives you an idea of what the plan is. All enrichment activities require students to sign up (to limit number of students) ahead of time.

PE: (sign up outside of Counseling Center)

  • Tuesdays: Dance with Coaches Gardiner and Sunderland
  • Wednesdays: Biking with Coaches Bowden and Young
  • Thursdays: Basketball shooting games with Coaches Charles and Claybaugh

Game Room: (sign up outside of Counseling Center)

  • Tuesdays through Thursdays with the Counselors
  • Air hockey, Foosball, Ping pong, etc.

Drama: (sign up outside of Mrs. Poulsen's classroom)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Improv, One-acts and other silliness with Mrs. Poulsen

Art: (sign up outside of Mrs. Mickelsen's classroom)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Various art projects with Mrs. Mickelsen (Oil Pastel Resist art this week)

Tennis: (sign up outside of Mr. P. Sorensen's classroom)

  • Thursdays on the tennis courts (while the good weather lasts...)

Dungeons & Dragons: (sign up outside Mr. Whiting's classroom)

  • Thursdays after school

Anime Appreciation Group: (sign up with Mr. Tippetts)

  • Thursdays after school


Diamond Fork has a strong social media presence! Please follow/like our various accounts:

Facebook: "Official Diamond Fork Junior High School"

Instagram: @Official_Diamond_Fork_Jr

Twitter: @DiamondForkJr