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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

Afterschool Clubs & Activities Schedule
 • Homework Club - Room 110
• 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 
• 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 
• Einstein's Workshop - Room 225
• Extended Day Program - Rooms 107, 108, 112
• Homework Club - Room 110 
• Yearbook - Room 152 
 • 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.


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

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  • Move Up Day Informational Session
    On the evening of Tuesday, May 2nd, our administrators will host a parent information session in the Diamond Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. for all parents and guardians of fifth grade students. We invite you to arrive early. At 6:00 p.m., there will be a STEAM fair in our cafeteria and students will be on hand to lead informal tours of the school.

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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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  • MCAS Dates
    April 4 & 6: ELA, all grades
    May 11 & 16: Math, all grades
    May 17 & 19: Science, 8th grade only

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  • Transition to LHS
    For the latest information about 8th grade transition to LHS, check the links in the center of our home page.

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  • Grade 8 MCAS
    Download this letter for information about upcoming MCAS testing.

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  • Washington, DC Trip
    View a copy of the Nov. 2 presentation to parents. Registration packets from Capital Tours can be picked up at the front office.

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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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