Reminder – First Day of School is Tomorrow, 8/14!

Designers, we can’t wait to welcome you back tomorrow for the 2018-2019 school year!

To avoid the inevitable first-day traffic congestion, it is recommended that you drop off your student well before the 9:00 am start time. We will bring DVD students into the theater around 8:45 where they will connect with their advisory teacher and then head upstairs to start the day. See previous post for driving and drop off info.

See you in the morning!

2018-19 School Year Starts on Tuesday 8/14!

Hello, Designers! We hope you had a wonderful summer break.  The DVD team has been working hard to prepare for this year and we are so excited to welcome you back. The schedule for Week 1 is below:

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Although school starts at 9:00, students are advised to arrive early (prior to 8:30 am) to avoid the traffic congestion that inevitably comes on the first day of school! Since we are still sharing our parking lot with the construction crews, space will be tight and we are asking parents not to park in the lot when dropping off students on the first day. (The school building will be closed to students and parents before 9:00am). Here are more details pertaining to arrival & departure: Directions for Arrival & Dismissal @ Da Vinci

Students will wait in the yard area west of the building and will be called in by school. When DVD students are called into the building, they will go to the Black Box Theater to kick off Day 1!

You can access our school calendar anytime at https://www.davincischools.org/events/dv-design/

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! See you on Tuesday.

Ms. Parsons & Ms. Martin

College Essay Workshop Opportunity – July 24

Rising Da Vinci Design Seniors – Da Vinci Communications is hosting a College Essay Workshop on July 24 @ 10 am with Dr. Cynthia Colon and seats are limited, but still available. This is an excellent opportunity to get a head start on your college admission essay!

You can find more information on the DVC blog and you can sign up via the google form posted there.

Questions? Email Adam Eynon, the Assistant Principal at DVC, at aeynon@davincischools.org

Weeks 36-38

DVD Families,

We are nearing the last academic days of our 2017-18 school year. Please review the final bell schedule and a few announcements.

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Announcement from our security team: Please be respectful to all the businesses that surround our campus. Students should never walk through private parking lots or enter private sections in local retail areas. We have received several complaints about our students trespassing on private property. Your cooperation in maintaining positive relations with our business neighbors is appreciated and expected.

Senior Project Announcement: Join us on May 29th for a presentation on the prevalent issue of mental illnesses. A senior project group, DMMI (Debunking Misconceptions about Mental Illnesses), will go over different types of mental illnesses and treatments. The presentation is geared towards parents, but all are welcome to learn more about the subject.
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Awesome program for young women interested in film!

The AT&T Hello Sunshine filmmaker Lab will bring girls to Los Angeles to learn filmmaking from the pros like Reese Witherspoon! The program is FREE and open to teenage girls, transgender or gender non-conforming youth, ages 13-18 at the time of the submission. No previous experience is required.See Reese talk about the program and apply by June 10 here: http://www.fresh-films.com/ATThellosunshine/

DID YOU KNOW ONLY 17% OF CREATORS IN HOLLYWOOD ARE WOMEN? 
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THAT!

That’s why we want you to be part of the all-girl AT&T Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab, produced by Fresh Films! This summer, 20 teenage girls will spend 8 days in Los Angeles filming a TV show under the guidance of mentors and professional creators, including some from AT&T and Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company. Hello Sunshine is changing the narrative for women through original storytelling that celebrates the female perspective.

Participants in this program will gain experience in video production by creating a TV show from the ground up! Also, program participants will learn from women leaders making positive change within the film and digital video industries. Apply now through June 10!

IMPORTANT DATES:

JUNE 10 APPLICATION DEADLINE
JUNE 19-JULY 8 SELECTED PARTICIPANTS NOTIFIED
JULY 26-AUGUST 2 ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES – HQ IS AT AT&T EL SEGUNDO, CA
AUGUST 2 WRAP PARTY ON LAST DAY OF PROGRAM

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND THE PROGRAM IS FREE!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Create a 90-second video of yourself answering the following question: Why do you want to be part of this program and learn how to tell stories through filmmaking?
  2. Fill out the online application form with the 2 additional short essay questions and upload your video essay where indicated on the form.

APPLY BY JUNE 10 HERE: http://www.fresh-films.com/ATThellosunshine/index.php

 

Week 35 Update

DVD families,

We hope your students had an amazing time at Prom this past Friday, 5/18. Our seniors head off to Disneyland’s Grad Nite event this Tuesday, 5/22.

For the rest of our students, this week is a regular schedule and leads into the 3-day Memorial weekend. The last day for seminar classes is this Thursday, 5/24.

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Summer SAT prep

Attention Da Vinci families! We are pleased to announce that this Summer we will be offering an SAT Prep Course leading up to the August 25th SAT testing date. The course is a $499 value, but Da Vinci is able to offer it to our students for only $99. Need-based scholarships are also available (please contact the Principal). The course includes 2 full practice tests, 24 hours of instruction, and all materials. Exact dates for the course are below:

Practice Exam #1: 7/22

Week 1: 7/23, 7/25, 7/27

Week 2: 7/30, 8/1, 8/3

Week 3: 8/6

Practice Exam #2: 8/8

Week 3 cont.: 8/10

First Day of School: 8/14

Actual SAT Test Date: 8/25

Classes will take place from 9am to 12pm on campus and the practice exams will takes place from 9am until about 1:30pm (also on campus).

This is a tremendous opportunity for both rising Juniors and Seniors to increase their SAT scores and bolster their college resumes, so don’t miss out! Sign up at:

http://www.ivyprepeducation.com/prep-courses

Use the code “dvcfamily” ***each school should make sure to change to “dvdfamily” or “dvsfamily” accordingly before posting***  at checkout for the discount!

Any questions not related to scholarships can be sent to Ivy Prep at Learn@IvyPrepEducation.com

Spaces are limited and will fill up, so sign up today!

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

Dear DVD Seniors, 
 
Skin Care Ox, a beauty and wellness company, is awarding $4,000/year in college scholarships to support the health of college women.
The scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter the company awards two $500 scholarships + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to high school women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 
 Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:
    • Award: 2x $500
    • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
    • Eligibility:
        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
        + Must identify as female.
        + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!
 There is still time to apply before the upcoming deadlines! For more information, visit the scholarship page and application for review! https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/
Thanks!
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