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.
DVMS 6th GraderFinishes 7th at State Spelling Bee
Congratulations to DVMS 6th grade student, Aaliyah Webster, for finishing 7th at the California State Spelling Bee out of 55 students. We are so proud of everything you have accomplished this year. Keep up the great work and good luck in the future. Way to go Aaliyah!!!
Last Week of School
Please read the notes below about the last week of school here at DVMS:
Backpacks are not to be brought during the last week of school Minimum day schedule W-F 8:56 a.m. - 1:21 p.m. *Lunch will be available at the end of the day.
05/27 Tuesday 5:30 7th grade awards Tuesday 6:45 8th grade awards 05/28 Wednesday Yearbook signing 05/28 Wednesday 200-300 School Site Council Meeting 05/29 Thursday Talent Show during school 05/29 Thursday 200-300 Drama Club Performance
8th Grade Dance - Hollywood Nights
This years 8th grade dance will have a Hollywood Nights Theme. The dance will take place on Friday, May 23rd from 5:30 - 8:30. A Mexican dinner, video highlights, photo booth and professional D.J. will also be at the dance for our students. Prices are listed below:
May 12 – May 16 - $20.00 (Regular Price), $15.00 (ASB Sticker)
May 19 – May 22 - $25.00 (Regular Price), $20.00 (ASB Sticker)
Congratulations to Angela Hubbell for receiving the DVMS "Volunteer of the Year" award for the 2013-2014 School Year. Mrs. Hubbell has two daughters here at DVMS and is very active in many aspects of our school. She is on the DVMS PTSA, works with the M.O.M.S. program and also helps our AVID program with their fundraising for their college fieldtrips. She plays a very important role in helping our students and our school. Thank you Mrs. Hubbell and all the other parents who help out at Diamond Valley. We really appreciate everything that you do for us.
Elective Applications for 2014-2015 School Year
Listed below are the Electives that most likely will be offered at Diamond Valley for the 2014-2015 school year. Some of these classes require applications to be filled out and turned in to the DVMS front office by mid-May. Please look over the choices and if you plan on being in an elective that needs an application, please download and fill out. More information on the elective choices will be sent out later in the month to each student at DVMS with a form to rate which elective each student would like to have next year. Students may also pick up applications here at school as well.
Congratulations to Mr. Bragg and four of our great DVMS students for taking part in a Hemet tradition these past couple weekends, The Romona Outdoor Play. The play has taken place in Hemet every year since 1923 and is based on the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson. Great job everyone!!!
DVMS Spring Carnival and Orientation
Attention students, parents and staff. Our DVMS spring carnival has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 15th. The Orientation will start in the MPR at 5:00 and last approximately half an hour. The carnival will start at 5:30 and go to 7:00. All current and future DVMS students, parents, family and friends are invited. See you on Thursday the 15th!
DVMS AVID Tours UC - Irvine
Diamond Valley AVID students recently took their fourth college field trip this past week when they toured the University of California - Irvine campus. Students took a mini self-guided tour with their chaperones, spend about 45 minutes learning about the campus with various UCI students and then enjoyed a nice lunch at the various campus restaurants. The AVID students had a great time and this was a great trip for them to end the year on. Feel free to look through some of the pictures on the right. The 6th graders were actually able to convince Mr. Snyder to take his first ever selfies...
6th Grade AVID Tours MSJC
A big thank you to MSJC in Menifee for hosting our 6th grade AVID program on Wednesday, April 9. Students were given information on the college, took an hour tour which included visits to the Nursing, Art and Photography department and were given an hour mini-seminar on Land Surveying and Engineering. Students had a great time and learned a lot about the community college system in Southern California.
Washington D.C./New York Trip Info
Would you like to spend five days and four night visiting two of the most interesting cities in the world? A information meeting will take place on Thursday, May 1, at 6:30 pm in the MPR. All current 7th grade students and parents are invited to an informational meeting for the 2015 Washington DC/New York City Trip. If you have any questions click here to email Mrs. Burton.
Mrs. Guilas Honored by Delta Kappa Gamma
On April 16, 2014, Mrs. Guilas was honored by Mrs. Riehle and Mrs. Peterson at the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an International Society for Women Educators. Mrs. Guilas was honored for her outstanding work in education. She has been teaching for 24 years in Guam, Alaska, and California, and has excelled as an AVID teacher and coordinator as well as holding the Hemet Unified Teacher of the Year honor. Congratulations Mrs. Guilas, we are very proud of you.
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.
Congratulations to 6th grader, Aaliyah Webster, who will be representing Diamond Valley at the California State Spelling Bee. Aaliyah competed with school spelling champions from all over Riverside
County in their spelling bee on March 12. Her effort and hard work paid off with her
qualifying for the California Spelling Bee on April 27th. She will be competing
with the top 4th-6th graders from all over the state! We congratulate her and her family and wish her the best for her next spelling competition!
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.
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!!!
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
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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:
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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- Tuesday, May 27 - End of Year Awards 7th Grade - 5:45; 8th grade - 6:30 - Wednesday, May 28 - Yearbook Signing - Wednesday, May 28 - School Site Council 2:00 - 3:00 - Thursday, May 29 - Talent Show - Thursday, May 29 - Drama Club Performance - 2:00 - 3:00 - May 28- May 30 - Minimum Days - School ends at 1:21(lunch is available after school) - Friday, May 30 - Last Day of School
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(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.