Welcome

 

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

Afterschool Clubs & Activities Schedule
 
 MONDAY:
 • Homework Club - Room 110
 TUESDAY:
• 7th/8th Grade Debate - Library
• Anime II - Room 204
• Art Installation Crew - Room 152 
• Extended Day Program - Rooms 107, 108, 112
• Homework Club - Room 110 
• LexBeFriends - Room 182 
 WEDNESDAY:
• 6th Grade Debate - Room 204
• Art Installation Crew - Room 152 
• Diamond Dispatch - Room 131 
• Extended Day Program - Rooms 107, 108, 112
• GSA - Room 238 
• Homework Club - Room 110 
• Magic the Gathering - Room 149 
THURSDAY:
• Einstein's Workshop - Room 225
• Extended Day Program - Rooms 107, 108, 112
• Homework Club - Room 110 
• Yearbook - Room 152 
 FRIDAY:
 • Student Council - Room 129 (7:20 AM)
 

Transition to LHS

Information for 8th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians
 
 
Important dates and information to remember:

February 1, 2017
 
Please click on the links below to view important information.
February 6 - March 1, 2017
  • Grade 8 math, science, foreign language, and ELL teachers confer with students about recommendations for next year. These teachers plus Grade 8 SpEd teachers enter course placements in Aspen.
February 8, 2017
  • Incoming 9th Grade Parent Information Night (5:30-6:30 )
  • Curriculum Night (6:30-8:00 pm)

February 28, 2017

Please click on link below for information packet for course requests online in Aspen. In addition, students will receive a hard copy of this tomorrow in homeroom to bring home.
March 2, 2017
  • Counselors will be going into one of your child's classes to review the requirements for high school and begin the course selection process.

Please click on link below for information about elective courses.

March 2 - March 8, 2017 

  • Grade 8 students enter their elective course requests using the Aspen portal.
March 10 - March 29, 2017
  • Grade 8 counselors screen and approve course requests, checking for completeness and balance, and credits in 28-31 range.

March 15, 2017

  • Deadline for students to submit placement review forms to academic department heads at LHS.

March 30, 2017

  • Course request verification sheets gets mailed home for students in grade 8. This will indicate the courses you requested for the upcoming school year. The course request verification sheet is NOT your schedule. The student schedules will be mailed out during the summer before the school year begins.


Announcements

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

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  • DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS


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  • Not Returning to Diamond?
    Students not returning to Diamond (or Lexington Public Schools) for the 2017-2018 academic school year must download & complete these forms. Return both documents ASAP to Ms. Swanson (Guidance Dept.)

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  • National French Contest Awards Ceremony
    A reception for the National French Contest Awards will be held Tuesday, June 13, from 3-4 p.m., in the auditorium.


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  • Feed Your Need to Read
    Diamond's new digital collection of eBooks & Audiobooks is now available. Visit the library page for more information.


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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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  • Lexington Listens
    Lexington would like to hear your feedback on homework, and middle and high school athletic programs. Please click on the link below to participate and have your voice heard.

    Lexington Listens


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  • Minuteman High School Seeking Feedback
    Minuteman HS has created a survey to gather input from Lexington families about a potential afterschool career exploratory program. The brief survey can be accessed here.


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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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  • Report Bullying
    If you or someone you know at Diamond is being bullied or unsafe, report it online by using the form under Quick Links (left side of this page).
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