DVD Students and Families,
Kayne’s unique program of providing financial support, college advising, and career development to first generation, low income students has helped students adjust to college life and ultimately advance their potential through college graduation and into careers that they love. Kayne recently launched a new college access and persistence support program called Kayne Destination College. KDC is open to 11th grade students (rising seniors). Only students who go through KDC will be eligible to be nominated to be a Kayne Scholar in the 12th grade. KDC will provide free 1:1 virtual college admissions counseling to support first-generation students through the college application process. KDC students will participate in up to 2-4 hours of virtual counseling per month.
Eligibility to Apply:
– GPA of 3.0 or above
– First generation college student
– Interested in applying to a UC, CSU, or any other 4-year college or university
A representative from Kayne Destination College will be hosting an informational meeting on-campus at Da Vinci on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:00PM in the Black Box. Students (rising seniors) do not need to attend the info meeting to complete the Interest Form.
Interested students (rising seniors) must complete an Interest Form by June 8, 2019.
Join us on May 24th at 7pm for a student production by the Da Vinci Theatre Program. Students have been working on scenes, monologues, and songs put together around the theme of A Lonely Heart. Many of these pieces were written by the students and we would love for you to come see their hard work and talent on display. Families and siblings welcome!
At this time, we have 3 cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) at DV Science. Please see attachments from Department of Public Health.
DVS Pertussis (Eng)
DVS Pertussis (sp)
Pertussis is treated with antibiotics and even if your child is vaccinated, they can become ill because immunity lessens over time.
If your child is coughing, or starts to cough take your student to the doctor and let them know they may have been exposed to pertussis (whopping cough).
Thank you all and don’t hesitate to contact the school nurse with further questions.
Emily Green, RN, PhD, Da Vinci Schools nurse
Hello DVD parents!
We have two remaining hiring symposiums this spring for potential DV teaching candidates. Please sign up at the link below if you would like to participate in a parent hiring panel and provide us your feedback.
LINK TO SIGN UP FOR PARENT PANEL
Available dates are: Friday, May 24 and Monday, June 3 (both in the mornings). We will be in touch after receiving responses with more details.
Thank you in advance!
Kate Parsons, DVD Principal
Designers, your week 36 update is here – the last week before POLs begin!
See below for schedules for the last 3 weeks of school.
POL Week Schedules
During POL Weeks (5/28-6/4) students will be assigned either the MORNING or AFTERNOON group. Please connect with your student and/or grade level teachers to confirm which group your child is in. More details on this schedule to come!
School Walls Competition this past Weekend
Congratulations for our Da Vinci Design School Walls competition teams (we had two participate!) for making it to the finals! Stay tuned for a blog post with more details and photos!
Senior Showcase (5/22)
Please join us at the Senior Showcase this Wednesday, 5/22, as our seniors present their senior projects at the Automobile Museum in El Segundo.
Night of the Arts (5/23)
Another event this week being held on Thursday, 5/23 on DVD’s campus at 6 pm featured student poetry and art.
Bell Schedules for the Last 3 Weeks
Have a great week!
Hamilton College is offering an opportunity for diverse high-school seniors to visit campus and experience life on College Hill. We offer this visit program to introduce Hamilton’s campus, students, faculty, classes, and residence halls to prospective students who represent many dimensions of diversity. While all are welcome to apply, their selection process will prioritize the applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, first-generation college students, and those from families with limited financial resources.
Dates: September 15-17 or October 27-29
– The application will be available on July 1, 2019.
– Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to apply by the priority deadline by August 2.
– If accepted, all transportation, lodging, and meal costs for the program are covered by Hamilton College.
For more information about the program and to apply, please visit hamilton.edu/diversityovernight
Attached you will find important health-related information regarding an increase in measles cases and outbreaks in Los Angeles County. Please read the attached information carefully as it pertains to how you can protect your family against this disease.
Adjunto encontrará importante información relacionada con la salud en relación con un aumento de casos y brotes de sarampión en el condado de Los Ángeles. Por favor, lea cuidadosamente la información adjunta en lo que se refiere a cómo usted puede proteger a su familia contra esta enfermedad.
This is to clarify that Senior Awards Night tonight starts at 5:30pm. If you and your student were invited, they received an invitation last week with the details. It will be held in the Black Box theater. See you soon!
Hello Designers! Thank you for all of the appreciation and thoughtful donations for our staff this week. We are so grateful for such a wonderful community.
A few reminders for this coming week:
- This is the last week of SEMINAR classes for the year
- Senior Awards Night – Wednesday, May 15th @ 5:00 pm in the BlackBox Theatre; invitations went out earlier this week. Check in with your counselor for questions
- DVD Advisory Board meeting (for Design Pathways) from 8:30-10:30 am on Tuesday, May 14th
- Friday, May 17th is Senior Beach Day
- Friday, May 17th will be a teacher hiring symposium – parents, if you would like VOLUNTEER as a panel member, please sign up HERE.
- Friday, May 17th – Coffee Shop Presentations to Gensler Architects for 9th and 10th graders during periods 1 and 4
Also, PROM is this Saturday, 5/11 from 6-10 pm at the Renaissance LAX. We’ll see you there if you are attending!
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Da Vinci Moms!