"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - Paul Tsongas
FRIEND:
F -Fun with you
R -Respect you
I - Interested in what you say
E - Encourage you
N - Nice to you
D - Deserves your support
If we didn't have rain, the flowers wouldn't grow! Find the perspective!
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." - Ralph Marston
Start your day in a happy way!
Whether in the field or in the schools, Nurses are the heart of the healthcare system. Thank you for all you do!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
All of our teachers and support staff are so very appreciated!
Thank you for all you do to go above and beyond to support our school and students!
Friends are like stars. You may not always see them, but you know they are there!
“You’re braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.” —Winnie-the-Pooh
"Happiness is the best make-up."
- Drew Barrymore
"Every day is a new day." - Carrie Underwood
Of all the things you can choose, choose to be kind!
If you are reading this, I hope you know you are special!
"I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite!"
( Buddy the Elf)

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day!
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars!


Today is a good day to be HAPPY. Now is a good time to SMILE!
“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back to you!
This is your morning reminder that
YOU ARE AMAZING and YOU CAN HANDLE ANYTHING!




Mackenzie Navarro

Though life is a little complicated at the moment,you shouldn't let life get you down.Just because life is dark,doesn't mean you shouldn't look to the light.Always remember there is a bright side to life!
Life may be hard at the moment,but don't let the bad sides bring you down.Just because times are dark,doesn't mean you should feel down.There's always a bright side to life!

I miss all the teachers and students



happy Thursday
No matter what don't give up, believe in your self and move on
-Tucker Charles
happy Wednesday
I hope you are all doing well. I hope that all of your families, stay in good health. I can't wait to see my friends and teachers at school when or if we come back
Are y'all from Tennissee because y'all are the only 10 I see. ????????????
Hi 5th grade teachers I miss you all I hope that I get to see you all again soon!! Love, Kealin Grissom

Mr. Crider has established a Counseling website located within the Google classroom. This is available to parents and students and is completely confidential:

https://sites.google.com/diamondwildcats.org/diamondcounseling/middle-school
A big thanks to Mrs. Blanchard for organizing the paper packets for parent pick-up. Great job!!!!
Chromebooks will be available for pickup starting on Monday, March 23 at 10:00 AM located in the DHS library.
Congratulations to the new Diamond Middle School National Junior Honor Society members!

These students have shown outstanding academic performance, leadership skills, honorable character traits, and a willingness to serve in their community. Mallorie Beck, Brayden Clement, Megan Giles, Serenity Greathouse, Lilly Leake, Luke Lorenzen, Kaden Mein, Logan Rodgers, Sara Jo Roszell, Maddox Sherri
No School for Diamond students from March 16-20th. Teachers will meet at the high school commons area at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17th.
The NJHS ceremony scheduled for Thursday, March 19th has been cancelled. We will reschedule this event and apologize for any inconvenience.
Just a reminder to students and parents, No SCHOOL on Friday, March 13th and Monday, March 16th!!! Please enjoy your Spring Break
The Middle School National Honor Society Banquet will be on March 19th a 5:30 PM. The ceremony will be conducted in the Middle School Gym.
Athletic team pictures are April 15th at 3:30 PM
The end of the 3rd quarter is March 12th. Students who qualify for the incentive activity will enjoy games in the gym and a dance. Big thanks to our STUCCO and leadership students for organizing this activity.
Congratulations to Mrs. Cornell as she was nominated as the teacher of the month for March. Great Job!!!
The Diamond Athletic Banquet for all athletes will be on March 5th starting at 6:00 PM. Parents need to bring a 2-liter bottle of pop or a gallon of Ice Tea to the banquet.
Congratulations to Mrs. Burdick as she was nominated as the teacher of the month for March. Great job!!!
Congratulations to Mrs. Gollhofer and to Mrs. Moore as they were nominate for the teacher of the month for March. Great Job Wildcats!!!
Congratulations to Mr. Roszell as he is the teacher of the month for March. Great Job!!!!!
Congratulations to Ms. Stone as she is the 2A Assistant Volleyball Coach of the year. Great Job Ms. Stone!!!!!
The Boys Middle School basketball game with Pierce City on Thursday evening has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Congratulations to Bella Bass as she is the Spelling Bee Champion for Diamond Middle School. Good luck at the regional meet in March!!!
Congratulations to Mrs. Roszell and to Mrs. Killebrew as they are the February teacher of the month. We are proud of our teachers and GO WILDCATS!!!!!!
No School for students on Monday, February 3rd as this is a district wide teacher in-service
I want to give a shout out to Ms. Killebrew. She stood out in the freezing cold one morning, helping direct traffic around the buses to ensure the safety of the Elementary and Middle School students on their way into school. She is a rockstar!
Big thanks to Arian England, Peyton Marbough, and Melody Kirkland, who volunteered to wipe down the desks in class in order to prevent the spread of germs this flu season. Much appreciated!
Very proud of the following 8th graders: Sydney Holm, Abigayle Watkins, Ryder Lauber, Lydona Metcalf, Grace Frazier, and Mia Coronado. They were identified as "stand out students" by their substitute teacher. Keep being awesome, guys!
Congratulations to the following students as they are the finalist for today's DMS spelling bee: Taylor Smith, Layton Warthen, Talyn Daniel, Bella Bass, and Emma Bergen. The champion will compete in the regional competition in March at Jefferson High School. Good luck to all the participants as we are proud of our Wildcats!!!!
Great Job to our Boys Basketball team as they hosted Ash Grove on Thursday, January 30th. We are proud of our Wildcats!!!!
Just a reminder that Friday is the last day for Spirit Week. Students should wear Black and Gold to DMS to celebrate the High School Basketball Homecoming. Go WildCats!!!!!!
Congratulations to Mr. Nelson and to Mrs. Tanksley for the awesome presentation regarding the new Promethian board. We love the new technology.
Big Thanks to our Bus drivers for transporting our students safely to school and home everyday!!! Your efforts are appreciated!!!
Progress reports are going out on January 31st, please let us know if your child did not bring a progress report home.
Thank you for bringing the "You Uplift" Platform to Diamond Middle School!

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Phone App Install Feature
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can either cast your Kindness Wall link from any internet device to any TV monitor via a chromecast or Apple TV device, or you can place your Kindness Wall link into the browser of any Smart TV that displays the internet browser. After doing either of these, then you can simply click the FULL SCREEN MODE button on your Kindness Wall, and your Rotating Display of Approved Messages will scroll non-stop and will update itself with newly Approved messages every 10 minutes.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
If you still have the original email that the message came in on, then you can return to that email and access the Approval Page for that message and click the Delete button. This will override your initial Approval. If you do not still have the original email that the message came in on, then just copy/paste the message to us, and we can jump in the back office and remove it for you – no problem!
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The schools with the highest participation are those that provide their students with 5-10 minutes a week (during Homeroom, Character Education type classes, or classroom downtime) to use the Platform to submit positive messages about one another. They will then display their Rotating Display of Approved messages via classroom Smart Boards during Homeroom or will have a TV monitor in their cafeteria or commons area where all of their Approved Messages are scrolling all day long for everyone to enjoy.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions