Diamondback Digest

November 2, 2020

Diamond Fork Jr High

"ALL IN For Learning"

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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)

Dec 19-Jan 3----------------------------------------Christmas Break (No School)


DFJHS was able to celebrate Halloween this past Thursday with some great costumes! Check out some of the photos we were able to take throughout the day! Sorry if we missed you!
DFJHS Halloween 2020


Can you believe we've made it through the first term!?!? Yet, here we are, starting Term 2 today. This is a great opportunity to re-commit to doing your work and getting the grades you want to receive!

We encourage you to stay on top of your grades, and don't be afraid to use our After School Intervention Time (T-Th from 2-3:00pm) to get help from your teachers!

Big Thank You From DFJHS D&D Group

We wanted to publicly thank Caitlyn Hair for her extremely generous donation to our Dungeons & Dragons After School Group. Caitlyn donated enough sets of dice for each member of the group (about 50-60 sets). What a wonderful gift to this group! Thank you, Caitlyn!


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 2:45-3:45


  • Tue, Wed, Thur from 3:00-4:00


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:

Start Date:

  • Information meeting Wednesday, November 4th after school in Mr. Sorensen's Room (Rm 9)

  • 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: Various art projects with Mrs. Mickelsen

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"

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