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Wednesday, Oct 6th 2021

October 7 - Picture retakes

October 8 - DFMS Band Concert (In the Spanish Fork High Gymnasium at 7 pm)

October 15-16 - Fall Break (No School)

October 19 - BYU Touring Company assembly for 6th grade

October 20 - 7th grade DiamondBack Day

October 19 - DFMS Choir Concert

October 21 - Sports Hero Day at BYU for 6th grade

October 21 - Last day of 1st term

October 22 - No School

October 25 - Stand 4 Kind assembly

October 25-29 - Red Ribbon Week

October 25 - First day of 2nd term

November 8-12 - Hope Week

November 9 - Clark Planetarium assembly for 6th grade

November 24-26 - No School

PLAN FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS MEETINGS (PCCR)

7th Grade PCCR (Plan for College and Career Readiness) Meeting

PCCR Meetings will start in October and end in November each year for 7th-grade students.

What is a PCCR (Plan for College and Career Readiness) Meeting?

  • Counselors will present information to students in their College and Career Awareness classes. We will discuss high school courses and graduation credits, college, scholarships, concurrent enrollment, AP classes, the ACT/SAT test, and much more.
  • The link to the slideshow is here: link
  • Parents are invited to view the slideshow with their students at home. If, after viewing the slideshow, parents would like to meet individually with their student's counselor, please go to the Sign Up Genius link under the counselor's name on the Counseling Office page titled "Plan for College and Career Readiness."

Reunión sobre la preparación universitaria y profesional

Las reuniones de PCCR comenzarán en octubre y terminarán en noviembre de cada año para los estudiantes de 7º grado.

Los consejeros presentarán información a los estudiantes en sus clases de concienciación universitaria y profesional. Discutiremos los cursos de la escuela secundaria y los créditos de graduación, la universidad, las becas, la inscripción simultánea, las clases AP, el examen ACT / SAT y mucho más. El enlace a la presentación de diapositivas está aquí: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JH3QcLuQKa84VwR5QM8zwlClOWI9iD0XOOKD9uJWtZo/edit?usp=sharing

Se invita a los padres a ver la presentación de diapositivas con sus estudiantes en casa. Si, después de ver la presentación de diapositivas, los padres desean reunirse individualmente con el consejero de su estudiante, vaya al enlace de "Sign Up Genius" bajo el nombre del consejero en la página web de la Oficina de Consejería titulada "Plan for College and Career Readiness."

Here is what waterford.org has to say about mindfulness and how it can help students be more successful in school and in life outside of school:

If you’re not sure exactly what mindfulness is, here’s a quick recap. Mindfulness involves both an awareness and acceptance of the world around us and our internal experiences.[3] Mindful people tend to focus more on the present instead of ruminating on the past or future, and they cultivate a curiosity towards their thoughts, emotions, or physical sensations.
  • Pinwheel Breathing: This exercise helps students practice deep breaths by using a pinwheel to show them how.
  • The Present Moment Worksheet: This free mindfulness worksheet teaches young students all about what it means to be present.

Gifted and Talented

Diamond Fork Middle School is partnering with Nebo’s Gifted and Talented specialist to test all students for academic giftedness. All children have strengths. Schools and parents have many ways to help children discover their individual strengths and talents such as fine arts and sports programs. About 6% of the population will test gifted, but many children remain under-identified. Our hope is to make sure that we offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of all of our students including students who may need gifted enrichment. Students will be tested using the CogAT test by Cheri Campbell, Nebo’s Gifted and Talented specialist over the next two weeks in their English classes. Students typically find the test different from other assessments and fun. The CogAT test has a verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative section and can be finished in one class period.

What is Pod time? How is it different from E-Time? What about Team Time?

Pod time is where students stay with their core teachers (Math, Science, and English) for extra help or enrichment. Every student has 3 Pod Times each week.

E-TIME IS WHERE STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING KARAOKE, DRAMA GAMES, OUTSIDE TIME, OR OTHER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES. IT IS ALSO WHERE STUDENTS WHO ARE BEHIND IN WORK OR WHO NEED TO REDO OR RE-TAKE A TEST MAY BE PULLED INTO A STUDY HALL OR CLASSROOM TO WORK WITH A TEACHER.

Team Time is only on Wednesdays. During Team Time students will engage in activities designed to bring the entire school closer as a team.

Here is the intramurals schedule for the next few months:

Morning intramurals:

  • Sept 27th-October 8th indoor Ultimate football (ultimate frisbee using a football)
  • October 11th-22nd Futsal (indoor soccer)
  • October 25-Nov 5th Handball

Afternoon Intramurals:

  • open play intramural (Tuesday-Thursday)
ALL IN for learning!

Credits:

Created with images by khamkhor - "girl white fun" • geralt - "question mark question science" • Anemone123 - "question question mark opinion poll" • vait_mcright - "team group people"