Welcome to Diamond Valley Middle School Home of the Diamondbacks
Welcome to Diamond Valley Middle School, home of the Diamondbacks. Check out some of the pictures from this year and also some of the colleges attended by our wonderful staff. Can you guess who went where?
Diamond Valley Vision Statement
As a Golden Bell winning and an AVID School, Diamond Valley Middle School, will focus on AVID's mission of closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
LCAP Survey (Parents and Students, please read)
Please take a moment to participate in the Hemet Unified School District Local Control Accountability Plan Interest Survey for your grade level.
This survey provides the District with valuable feedback and input regarding the programs and services that will allow Hemet Unified to prioritize spending decisions. The result will be a community-driven prioritized set of items to provide our students with a world-class education. You may only take this survey once.
The ASB Spring Dance will take place on Friday, March 14 from 3:30 to 5:00 in the DVMS MPR. Tickets are available all this week at the ASB table by the ASB store. The cost is $5.00 or $3.00 with an ASB sticker Monday thru Thursday. On Friday, the price goes up to $7.00 and $5.00 with an ASB sticker. Click here to download the permission slip.
Dbacks DOMINATE North Mountain in Hoops Action
Congratulations to both our girls and boys basketball teams for a couple of very impressive wins on Thursday over the North Mountain Huskies. The girls won 19-5, while the boys won their game 26-12. Both teams showed a tremendous amount of improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball, in winning their games. Keep up the great work Dbacks!!!
8th Grade Dback Going to County Science Fair
Congratulations to 8th grader, Simran Sougu, for qualifying for the Riverside County Science Fair. Her project titled "Which Liquid will cause a Steel Nail to Corrode" finished 4th in the HUSD Science Fair. The county fair will take place on April 1. Congratulations Simran. Great job and we appreciate all the hard work.
DVMS Awards Night
Check out the pictures from our recent Awards Night that took place on Wednesday, January, 29th. Students from all grade levels were recognized for achievement in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, P.E. and Electives. Perfect attendance and honor roll students were also a part of the ceremony. Congratulations to all our students and parents for making it such a successful evening.
Choir and Orchestra Concerts
Our Diamondback Choir and Orchestra, led by Ms. Torres, recently performed at concert here at DVMS and did a fantastic job. The MPR was nearly full of parents, students and staff members here to support our great musicians. Feel free to check out the pictures to the right. Great job Dbacks.
Diamondbacks Dominate District Spelling Bee Finish 1st and 2nd
Congratulations to 6th grader, Aaliyah Webster, for winning the Hemet Unified School District's Spelling Bee for the 2013-2014 school year. Aaliyah beat out a field that started out with 44 students to take home the trophy. Fellow Diamond Valley student and last years district champion, Suryansh Kumar, finished as the runner up. This marks the fourth year consecutive that a student from DVMS has won the HUSD Spelling Bee. Great job to both of our students. We are very proud that you both represented DVMS with such class. Click here to read the recent article in the Press Enterprise.
Hemet Unified Teacher of the Year
A HUGE diamondbacks congratulations to Mrs. Guilas for winning the Hemet Unified School District's Secondary Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Guilas is the second Diamond Valley Teacher to win the award in a row (Mrs. Burton won the award last year). We are very privileged to have Mrs. Guilas at DVMS with everything she does for our AVID program and so much more. Congratulations again Mrs. Guilas. You deserved it!!!
Basketball Season is Underway at DVMS
Congratulations to the boys and girls basketball teams for playing their first games of the year on Thursday, January 16th against the Western Center Academy. The boys were victorious and the girls suffered a tough loss but played extremely well. Almost 400 students, staff and parents packed our gymnasium and showed tremendous school spirit. Great job Dbacks!!!
Check out some of the pictures to the left from our recent bike-a-thon and Diamond Valley Lake. The kids had a great time and raised some money for the band and choir programs in the process.
Mom's of Magnificent Students (M.O.M.S)
Who: Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers, Godmothers, guardians, etc. What: MOMS is a great program at Diamond Valley Middle school where females can become role models for our students When: Our orientation and training session will take place on Tuesday, December 17th at 4:00 PM. Where: DVMS’s library Why: Providing role models for students demonstrate that education is important factor in a child’s future. Also, the idea of having an extra set of eyes will ultimately increase the amount of security at our school, which will reduce the amount of bullying and other problematic behaviors. How: Female role models can volunteer their time before school, during school hours, and after school. In fact, the more of a female presence we have at our school, the more likely our school will become an amazing place to learn. Contact information: Ms. Stacy Grasso (951) 925-2899 or email@example.com
Check out the pictures from our AVID read-a-thon that took place on Tuesday, December 10th after school. Students spent an hour and a half reading their favorites books to help raise money for future trip to UCLA, USC and the University of California - Irvine. If you would like to make a donation to the DVMS AVID program, please contact our AVID Coordinator, Mrs. Guilas, by clicking here. Great job AVID!!!
If have have set up your Aeries account, click here to enter the Aeries portal to check your grades.If you haven't set up your account, please contact the front office to get the information you need to set up the account. You will need an active and valid email address, the current phone number on file and an account code that will be given to you. Once you have this info, instructions to set up your account are at the bottom of this page.
DVMS Cross Country
Congratulations to all our Diamondback students who participated in the Hemacinto Cross Country Championship held at Dartmouth Middle School on November 5th. All our runners ran a personal best at the 1.7 mile course. Our top female finisher was Christina S. and our top male was I'likai Crompton-English. Great job Dbacks and continued success in future meets!
AVID Tours Cal State San Marcos
On Friday, October 18 over 200 DVMS AVID students had the opportunity to travel to California State University at San Marcos. Students were given an informational presentation and then were given a tour of the campus before they had an hour for lunch. The students had a great time. Thank you to Mrs. Guilas for setting up the experience for all of our AVID students!
WEB Makes a Successful Debut at DVMS
A big thank you to Mrs. Burton and all her WEB mentors for making the new DVMS WEB program such a great help to all our new 6th graders over the past week. WEB mentors went through a two day training to prepare them to help our 6th graders make the difficult transition to middle school Click here to read the article in the Riverside Press Enterprise. Great work Dbacks!!!
Read All About It!!! - Ms. Torres and her Orchestra
This year, all students have the opportunity to earn spirit points on Thursday and Fridays for an awesome end of the year trip. Thursdays are grade level color days. 6th Grade should wear green, 7th grade should wear purple and 8th grade should wear blue to earn spirit points.
Also, most Fridays will have some sort of dress up day. Students can earn spirit points by dressing up and checking in at the ASB tables at lunch. The following is a list of the first four dress up days this year:
Would you like to spend five days and four night visiting two of the most interesting cities in the world? USA student travel was here on Monday, May 6 in the Diamond Valley MPR to give some information on a trip they are planning to Washington D.C. and New York city for students from Diamond Valley Middle School planned for the summer of 2014. For more information, click here for the promotional flyer or click here to email Mrs. Burton.
D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)
Dear Parents and Family Members of Diamond Valley Middle School -
We are calling for all dogs! Dads of Great Students that is! Soon, we will be implementing a new program here at DVMS, Watch D.O.G.S! WATCH D.O.G.S. is aK-12 program, involving fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s school during the school year. The goal of Watch D.O.G.S is to provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. Also, to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
If you are interested in getting involved with this program at DVMS, please email Mr. Silvaand he will get you all the details. Thank you.
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- Wednesday, March 5 - Club/Sports Picture Day - Wednesday, March 12 - 8th Grade Trip to West Valley- Thursday, March 13 - AVID Parents Night - 5:30 PM in the DVMS MPR - Friday, March 14th - Spring Dance (ASB) - Wednesday, March 19 - 4th Triad Awards - 2:30 DVMS MPR - Thursday, March 20 - Minimum Day
- Saturday, March 22nd - Saturday School - March 31 - April 4 - Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
All pictures posted are done in accordance with Hemet Unified School District's Internet Policy and Privacy Rules. Waivers have been signed and are in the front office for students with names posted with pictures. Group pictures are allowed under the policy. Please click on the link here to view HUSD's internet policy. Thank you.
(cf. 5125.1 - Release of Directory Information) Because of the wide accessibility of the internet and potential risk to students, photograph(s) of a student shall not be published with his/her name or other personally identifiable information without the prior written consent of the student's parent/guardian. Photographs of groups of students, such as at a school event, may be published provided that students' names are not included.