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    Welcome to Diamond!
     
    Welcome to William Diamond Middle School’s website. One of two middle schools in Lexington, Diamond offers a rich and interesting program of study in traditional academic subjects, physical education, the arts, and technology. We serve about 850 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. We are proud to participate in the METCO Program, welcoming students from Boston as well as Lexington into our Diamond community.

    This website is designed to give you access to a range of information about Diamond, and about your child’s current and future experiences here. Among other things, you will find information about departments and courses, and links to teacher web pages, as well as information about clubs and activities. We hope that you find it informative and easy to use. Welcome to Diamond! 
     
     
     
     

Clubs & Activities

  • After School Clubs & Activities

    Online registration for spring clubs:

    Feb. 12 through Feb. 16

    List of clubs

    Spring clubs begin the week after
    February vacation.
     
    The following activities are ongoing:
     
     MONDAY:
    • Homework Club - Room 1004 
     TUESDAY:
    • Diamond Dispatch - Room 1005
    • Homework Club - Room 1004
    • METCO Academic Coaching Program - Rooms 1001, 1002, 1003
     WEDNESDAY:
    • Homework Club - Room 1004
    • GSA - Room 238
    • METCO Academic Coaching Program - Rooms 1001, 1002, 1003
    THURSDAY:
    • Homework Club - Room 1004
    • METCO Academic Coaching Program - Rooms 1001, 1002, 1003
    • Model UN - Room 210 
    • Mural Club - Room 150
    • Student Council - Room 1005
    • Yearbook Club - Room 152
     

Grade 8-to-LHS Transition Information

  • Important Dates & Events

    January 31 - LHS Presentation to 8th grade students (in school)

    February 1 - LHS Course Catalog becomes available

    February 7 - Incoming 9th Grade Parent Information Night at LHS (5:30-6:30 p.m.) This event has been rescheduled*

    February 7 - LHS Curriculum Night at LHS (6:30-8:00 p.m.) This event has been rescheduled*

    *February 8 (snow date) - LHS Curriculum Night at LHS (6:30-8:00 p.m.) Open to all parents and students.

    *February 12 (snow date) - Incoming 9th Grade Parent Information Night in the LHS Auditorium (5:30-6:30 p.m.)

     Link to presentation from Incoming 9th Grade Parent Info Night

    February 26 - Parent Forum: "Going to LHS" - LHS Science Auditorium (7-8:30 p.m.)

    NOTE: This Q&A forum is available on two different dates: the evening session on Feb. 26, and the morning session on Feb. 28. The forum is an opportunity for parents of 8th grade students to learn about the transition to high school from a panel of experienced LHS parents. Discussion topics include classes, schedules, sports, music groups, clubs, community service, lockers, homework, etc.

    February 28 - Parent Forum: "Going to LHS" - Room 139, Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (9:40-11:00 a.m.)

    March 1 through March 7 - 8th grade students enter elective course requests

    March 2 through March 5 - 8th grade students learn how to enter their 9th grade course selections in Aspen (in school)

    April 6 - Deadline for 8th grade course selection request corrections and changes

Announcements

  • Report Absences, Tardies & Dismissals via Email
    Include student name & date in subject line and reason in body of email.

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  • Clubs Registration
    Now Open

    Online registration for spring clubs is open 2/12 through 2/16. Clubs begin the week after February vacation.


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  • Grade 8 to LHS Info
    Information for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians about transitioning to LHS will be posted in the "Grade 8-to-LHS" section in the center of our homepage.


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  • World Language Week
    February 12-16

    Visit the World Language website for more information about the schedule of events including workshops, film festival and International potluck dinner.


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  • New Hancock Side Traffic Pattern

    The drop-off and pick-up zones for the front (Hancock Side) of the building will change effective Tuesday, November 14Click here for more details.


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  • 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. 
    April 11-13

    Registration closes on December 1. Info packets available at school office or online under Quick Links.


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  • Update your emergency contacts online
    Use your Aspen Family Portal to update your child's contact information. Click here for instructions.


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  • NEW Homework Policy

    Click here for more information on the new homework policy approved by the Lexington School Committee.


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  • Central Registration Logo

    Central Registration opens on February 1 for incoming students Grades preK-5. Incoming students Grades 6-12 will register at their schools. For more information, visit our new Central Registration webpage.


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