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Welcome

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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

    Spring clubs begin Feb. 26
    and run through the week of May 21

    List of clubs

    Students who didn't register online can still join a club
    as long as space is available. Contact club advisors.
      
     MONDAY:
    • Homework Club - Room 1004 
     TUESDAY:
    • Anime - Room 1007
    • Chess Club - Room 2002
    • Diamond Dispatch - Room 1005
    • Digital Character Design - Room 152
    • Homework Club - Room 1004
    • Lex Be Friends - Room 175
    • METCO Academic Coaching Program - Rooms 1001, 248, 2005
     WEDNESDAY:
    • 8th Grade Project: Cast & Crew - Room 164
    • Homework Club - Room 1004
    • GSA - Room 238
    • METCO Academic Coaching Program - Rooms 1001, 248, 2005
    THURSDAY:
    • 6th Grade Debate - Room 1007
    • 7th/8th Grade Debate - Room 208
    • Homework Club - Room 1004
    • Magic the Gathering - Room 225
    • METCO Academic Coaching Program - Rooms 1001, 248, 2005
    • Model UN - Room 210 
    • Mural Club - Room 150
    • Student Council - Room 1005
    • Yearbook Club - Room 152
    FRIDAY:
    • 8th Grade Project: Cast & Crew - Room 164
     

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)

    March 5 - Special Forum: "Opportunities in Performing and Visual Arts at LHS" (6:00-8:00 p.m.), Commons II at LHS.

    The Lexington High School PTO and FOLMADS (Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students) will present a special forum featuring a discussion of opportunities in performing and visual arts at LHS. The program will begin with a brief performance by the LHS Jazz Combo, followed by a presentation by Dr. Ida Pappas, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator. Dr. Pappas will introduce new classes being offered at LHS for the 2018-2019 school year and will cover topics related to the performing arts curriculum. Following the presentation, FOLMADS parent volunteers familiar with programs in music, drama, and visual arts will be on hand to share their perspectives during a question and answer session. The program is open to all LPS families. Parents of 8th grade and transfer students are especially encouraged to attend.

    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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  • DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS


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  • Taiwan Trip Blog
    Keep up with our students in Taiwan! Check out the blog.


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  • Not Returning to Diamond?
    Students not returning to Diamond (or Lexington Public Schools) for the 2018-2019 academic school year must download & complete these 2 forms. Return both documents ASAP to Ms. Swanson (Guidance Dept.)

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  • Math Placement Informational Night Presentation 
    Download the presentation (pdf).  FAQ document coming soon - watch this space for more information.


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  • Registration for the
    2018-2019 School Year
    now open


    Please visit the Central Registration website for more information. For Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2018-2019 School Year, please click 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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  • 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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  • Report Bullying
     
    If you or someone you know at Diamond is being bullied or unsafe, report it online.
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