Spring 2020 SAT/ACT Prep Course

Da Vinci is once again offering an SAT/ACT Prep course to its students through PJ Test Prep, a small Test Prep and Tutoring company based in the South Bay. They have been in business since 2005 and have been offering SAT/ACT prep with Da Vinci for 5 years and they do a great job!

The course, open to students from all DV high schools, will take place on four Fridays from 8-9:30 am beginning on March 6th and ending on March 27, with a practice test on Saturday, March 14th from 9 am-1 pm. Students are expected to attend all 4 days. The course, normally valued at $500, costs only $100 per student.

After signing up at DV Spring 2020 ACT/SAT prep course, students pay the $100 course fee to their school’s office to secure their spot. Please make checks out to “Da Vinci Schools” and write “SAT/ACT Test Prep” on the memo line.

These tests are critical for college entrance! This is a very wise investment of time and money!

Week 24 Schedule

Hello Designers!

In recognition of Black History month, BSU will be hosting our Community Dialogue this Friday, with a special performance by Kabasa Drum and Dance Ensemble. Beginning on Tuesday, families are welcome to stop by the first floor to view artwork presented by our talented DVD artists.

College field trips are just around the corner. During the first week of March, 9th-11th grade students will be visiting colleges and learning more about the programs UCs, CSUs, and private schools offer. Permission forms are due by Monday.

Below is the schedule for the week, including reminders about upcoming events.

week 24


  • 2/28: Black History Month CD; 9th and 10th grade family meeting with counselors (8:15 – 9:30 am); 12th grade field trip to SD
  • 3/2: 11th grade college field trip
  • 3/3: 10th grade college field trip
  • 3/4: 9th grade college field trip
  • 3/6: PD Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 3/9-3/12: SLCs
  • 3/13: Spring Dance (all DV Schools)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

Grammy Camp 2020

Hello students,

Interested in the music industry? Well GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles is a 5-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted on the campus of USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, students from across the country apply for one of the eight offered career tracks. GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals as well as guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.

Financial assistance is available for students who need it.

Deadline to Apply: March 31

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: July 14-18, 2020

Here is the application: https://grammy.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

UCLA Film and Television Summer Institutes

Hi Students and Parents,

The UCLA Film and Television Summer Institute is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience UCLA campus, earn college credit, and network with emerging artists from all over the world. Below is the flyer for our Pre-College tracks – Digital Filmmaking and Cinematography – and our College/Professional tracks that are open to high school students – Traditional Animation and Stop-Motion Animation. Here, students gain hands-on experience, whether they are filming on UCLA sound stages with state-of-the-art equipment or capturing their vision frame-by-frame in the animation workshop. All courses are taught by UCLA Film and Television faculty who are active and accomplished in their field.

This is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience UCLA campus life, residence halls, and academic course offerings. In addition, many of the courses are eligible to count towards the film major/minor at UCLA, and they may be transferable to another institution.

Link to register: https://r.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/register/institutes_register.cfm


Week 23

Greetings DVD Families!

Week 23 schedule is posted below, along with the February newsletter from each grade level team and reminders about upcoming events.

week 23


Grade 9 February Newsletter

Grade 10 February Newsletter

Grade 11 February Newsletter

Grade 12 February Newsletter


  • 2/17: Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/19: El Camino College courses begin
  • 2/21: 11th grade family meetings with counselors (8:15 – 9:30 am)
  • 2/28: Black History Month CD; 9th and 10th grade family meeting with counselors (8:15 – 9:30 am)
  • 3/6: PD Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 3/9-3/12: SLCs
  • 3/13: Spring Dance (all DV Schools)

Enjoy your three day weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics Update


Hello Wolfpack, all 4 of our Varsity Winter teams have qualified to the First Round of CIF Southern Section Playoffs. Come out and support your Wiseburn + Da Vinci Wolves!

Boys Soccer

2/12/20 VS. Valley Christian High School @ 5:00PM at Valley Christian

Boys Basketball

2/12/20 VS. Price High School @ 7:00PM at Home (WDV GYM)

Girls Basketball

2/13/20 VS. Sequoyah High School @ 7:00PM at Home (WDV GYM)

Girls Soccer

2/13/20 VS. Gahr High School @ Time TBA at Mira Costa High School


1st Annual Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics Night at the Los Angeles Lakers Training Facility. Join us for a fun night of South Bay Lakers action VS. the Santa Cruz Warriors. Your Ticket purchase goes to support the Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics Program and its student athletes. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a great night of entertainment.

Wednesday, February 26th

Tip Off: 7:00PM

UCLA Health Training Center 2275 E. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA

Your Ticket includes:

Pre-Game Laker Girls Dance Clinic – 4:15PM to 5:15PM

Da Vinci Dancers will perform in the half time show

SB Lakers VS. SC Warriors Post-Game Pictures with Lakers Championship Trophies

Private Basketball Clinic with the South Bay Lakers in March

Limited Tickets Available. Last day to purchase online is February 12th.

Purchase your tickets here

Week 22 Schedule

Greetings DVD families,

We had a great professional development day today and hope you had a great day too! Below is the schedule for Week 22, along with reminders about upcoming events.

week 22

  • 2/11: Kaiser Sex Ed Presentation for 9thgrade
  • 2/11-2/12: Intervention Team @ UDL Academy
  • 2/17: Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/19: El Camino College courses begin
  • 2/21: 11th grade family meetings with counselors
  • 3/6: PD Day – NO SCHOOL

Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

2020 Kinecta Scholarships


Here is another scholarship opportunity to look at. Kinecta is offering a $2,000 scholarship; all you have to do is submit a written essay (minimum 1,000 words) answering the essay question “What do you consider your greatest success? And why do you consider it your greatest success?”

To apply online go to Kinect.org/youth-scholarships. Also, if you would like a brochure you can pick one up in Erin’s office.

Kinecta Scholarship

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