Diamond Clubs

Almost all clubs are accepting new members at this time! See club details below for more info!

Check out a drop- in club any week, no sign up required!!

MODEL U.N.

Day: Mondays 3:30-4:30pm; optional study hall from 2:50-3:30

Room: 110

Advisor: Ms. Bellavia

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Description: In the Model United Nations club, students will be introduced to the procedures of the United Nations. Through mock committees, debates, and guest speakers, students will develop public speaking skills that will help them succeed in MUN conferences and daily life, while building a fun club community. Students are encouraged to compete in these MUN conferences online and in person, and are expected to attend most meetings.


We meet Mondays, from 3:30-4:30PM in rm. 110. Our first meeting is 3/28/22 (don't worry if you miss it, you can join later as well!)

*Use this registration form to sign up. You DO NOT have to be signed up to drop in!*

TABLETOP GAMING CLUB

Day: Tuesday, 3-4pm

Room: 203

Advisor: Ms. D'Auria

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Description: The Tabletop RPG group plays role-playing games (RPG) like Dungeons & Dragons (3.5e and 5e) and Magic: The Gathering card game. Beginners and experienced players are welcome!

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

CODING CLUB

Day: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15pm

*Optional study hall 2:45-3:30*

Room: 110

Advisor: Mrs. Hildick

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Description: Coding Club is an after school club for students who are interested in learning OR expanding their knowledge in HTML, CSS, 3D Design, and much more! In doing so, students work together to comprehend/analyze codes and execute labs with my assistance. Throughout the club, we learn many new codes and skills that build a strong foundation for when we start the projects/labs and when we eventually approach our final "Code - Fest" projects! Coding Club is coached by former Diamond Middle School student Aline Keremian. Feel free to contact 22keremian@lexingtonma.org with any questions or comments!

This club has a waitlist. Please click here to see who is on the club roster.

ANIME CLUB

Day: Wednesday, 3-4pm

Room: 152

Advisor: Ms. D'Auria

Grade Level: 6-8

Description: Interested in manga and anime? A fan or just considering? We watch and discuss anime shows- vote on shows- give tips on drawing manga style art and have drawing contests- Fun times to laugh and sometimes even be scared together depending on what shows we vote to watch!

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

CHESS CLUB

Day: Wednesday, 2:45-3:45pm

Room: 2002

Advisor: Mr. Champagne

Grade Level: 6-8

Description: Do you play chess? Do you play competitively? Do you play for fun? Either way, come join us at the Diamond Chess Club! We meet every Wednesday from 2:45-3:45m. It's recommended you bring your own boards but if you don't we still have some you can play with here at Room 2002!

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

MOCK TRIAL

Day: Tuesday; 3:30-4:30

*Optional study hall 2:45-3:30*

Room: 1002

Advisor: Mrs. Temple

Grade Level: 6-8

Description: Want to win arguments in style? Join Mock Trial! In the middle school precursor to the real deal in high school, members of the Mock Trial team will teach you persuasion, public speaking, and argumentative skills, along with the structure of the justice system. If you like dressing up, arguing, acting, or want to be a lawyer, this club is for you!

*This club is accepting new members! Complete this form to sign up for spring session*

Middle School Mock Trial flyer-3.pdf

CAREERS IN MEDICINE (CIM)

Day: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm

*Optional study hall 2:45-3:30*

Room: 2005

Advisor: Ms. O'Brien

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Description: Are you interested in pursuing the medical field but know nothing about it besides wanting to be a doctor? The CIM or Careers in Medicine Club was created to help students explore different career paths in medicine in a hands-on and fun way! You can jumpstart your interest now through student driven group projects, guest speakers from different fields, hands-on activities, and cool ways to get involved while you’re just in middle school! The club will be super chill and productive with fun people where we’ll just have some fun sharing our passion or potential passion :) If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to email 24biswas@lexingtonma.org!

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

LITERARY MAGAZINE FOR DIAMOND

Day: Thursdays, 3-4pm

Room: 105

Advisor: Mrs. Desjardins

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Description: Love to write? Love graphic design? Then we need you! Please help us start a brand new publication at Diamond - a digital literary magazine. Using stonesoup.com and teenink.com as models, we hope to publish original creative work from Diamond Middle School students.

Join us to help design the website as well as create and edit content. Also, we’ll need a name for our publication! Any ideas? Come find out what we can do - I bet it will be great!

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

ROBOTICS WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Day: Tuesdays, 2:50- 4

Room: 2007

Advisor: Ms. Burgin

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 8

Description: Are you curious about robotics, and FLL (First Lego League) would be too much commitment? We'll explore what we can do with Lego Mindstorms -- we have EV3 core sets and extension kits. You can build and program from directions and/or create your own designs and challenges.

There will be 3 sessions of 8 meetings each. The fall session is Oct 19 - Dec 14 (skipping Nov 23), winter session Jan 4 - March 8, and spring session after that. Please fill out the Robotics Club Questionnaire, unless you have already done so.

DIAMOND DINES

Day: Thursday, 3-4; Virtual!

Advisor: Ms. Wells

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Description: With interactive instruction from a skilled instructor, young chefs get to chop, mix and roll their way to a different delicious dish in each class - with enough to share with the fam! Kids learn valuable culinary skills and new recipes, enjoy a fun hands-on activity, and are inspired to expand their taste buds to discover that "real food" can be really good. Class meets through Google Meet. Please email Ms. Wells directly with any food sensitivities.

Note about adult supervision/participation: These classes involve real-life cooking (with tools, heat, etc.), so parent/caregiver involvement is necessary. Students/families (& me!) will need to purchase ingredients ahead of time. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of supervision and assistance that your child needs.

*This club is accepting new members! Complete this form to sign up for spring session*

DEBATE CLUB (7th/8th GRADE)

Day: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30

*Optional study hall 2:45-3:30*

Room: Library

Advisor: Ms. Flori

Grade Level: 8th & 7th grade students only (priority will be given to 8th graders)

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Description: The 7th/8th Grade Debate Club will introduce students to the world of debate, prepare them to compete and participate in the high school debate program, and teach them how to approach the world through a more questioning and inquisitive lens. We will address several topics, including how to understand an argument, generate responses, and be compelling as well as convincing in speech. Contextualized by a week-long focus on a topic currently in the news, the skills are both approachable and interesting, making this the ideal forum to develop an understanding of the world, and of debate. LHS Debate Team members coach this club.

*This club is accepting new members! Complete this form to sign up for spring session*

DEBATE CLUB (6th GRADE)

Day: Thursday, 3:30-4:30

*Optional study hall 2:45-3:30*

Room: 2002

Advisor: Mrs. Campbell

Grade Level: 6th graders only

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Description: This debate club for 6th graders will introduce students to the process and skills required to engage in debating a variety of topics. LHS Debate Team members coach this club.

*This club is accepting new members! Complete this form to sign up for spring session*

LEX BE FRIENDS

Day: Wednesday

Room: 177

Advisor: Mr. Powers

Grade Level: 6-8

Maximum Enrollment: 5

Description: Come have a snack after school, hang out, and socialize with other students in the Intensive Learning Program!

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

HOMEWORK CLUB

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3-4pm

Advisors: Ms. Burgin, Ms. Fagan and Ms. Fajardo

Room: 147

Grade Level: 6-8

Description: Students may drop in Monday through Thursday to get help with homework or just have a quiet place to work.

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

GSA (GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE)

Day: Wednesdays 3-4pm

Room: 238

Advisors: Ms. Levy and Ms. Hirschberg

Grade Level: 6-8

Visit the GSA website for more information!!

The William Diamond Gay-Straight Alliance is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQIA+ and allied students, families, faculty and administration to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and empowers students to educate their schools and communities.

The goals of the GSA are to educate, advocate, and assist LGBTQIA+ youth; to work against harassment and violence, and to reach across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.

*This is a drop in club. Stop by any week, no sign up required!*

Have a question about clubs at Diamond? Email Ms. Casey at tcasey@lexingtonma.org