Design families, thank you so much for taking the time to come to SLCs this week. Your partnership is such a crucial component of student success!
Week 28 Bell Schedule
9th Grade Industry Partner Visits
On Friday, March 22, our 9th grade students will be going on their Industry Partner Site Visits. Sites include Gensler (Architecture Firm), Google, Belkin, and more!
We will share photos and reflections after the visits. Thank you to our DVD counselors and our Director of Real World Learning in crafting this inspirational experience for our students.
Next week, we have our WASC (Western Association of Schools and College) Visiting Committee on campus. Thank you in advance to the amazing work our staff has done and to the parents and students who will be participating as well!
1. Red Cross Summer Internship (application due by April 12th)
The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has a competitive annual internship program for students currently enrolled in an educational program. All students will receive a multi-faceted training in various aspects of Red Cross service delivery and operations, participate in direct service delivery in the field, as well as select a shadowing track to gain a deeper understanding of a function, and support the team with their day-to-day activities. Last year, we had 28 interns log over 4,000 hours of volunteer hours and participated in various projects to deliver on the mission of the American Red Cross. Are you ready to make a difference?
Red Cross Summer Internship 2019 Timeline
February 4 – Summer Intern Applications released
March – April – Supervisors receive applications and schedule interviews
April 12 – Internship applications due
May 20 – Interns’ last day to submit contract
June 17 – First Day of Internship
July 17 – Mid-Internship Check In
August 16 – Last Day of Internship
2. Cedars Sinai Internship (application due by April 5th)
CIRM SUMMER PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE KNOWLEDGE (SPARK)
WHAT? A paid 7.5-week long intensive research experience for high school students (juniors only–internship takes place between junior and senior year). Our mission within the Outreach Program is to promote stem cell research awareness and contribute to science education. Our vision is that students will learn about the use of stem cells for translational studies in Regenerative Medicine with the hopes of accelerating delivery of stem cellbased therapies to patients with unmet needs.
DATES: Mandatory Orientation: June 10-11, 2019 Program: June 17-August 2, 2019 Conference: August 11-12, 2019
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Electronic submissions due on April 5 th , 2019 by 3pm PST. Please send application to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot be responsible for applications sent to the wrong email address.
HOURS: Approximately 9 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, however the exact hours will be determined by your mentor.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: RMI scientists will mentor interns one-on-one as they participate in a defined research program in translational stem cell research. We will integrate into the program educational courses, tours and guest speakers. After the program, the students will present their research at a CIRM SPARK conference at Caltech in Los Angeles, and to an audience of medical and scientific researchers at Cedars-Sinai at the Research Intern Day.
At the end of the internship, students will have:
• Achieved a basic understanding of stem cell research.
• Presented work in front of your peers, mentors, and/or family members.
• Produced a scientific poster and created a weekly blog highlighting their summer research group project and experience.
• Participated in seminars, career panels, networking events & other enrichment activities.
• The opportunity of listing this program on college applications as job experience and/or an extracurricular activity.
• Applicants must be a California Resident & U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident and must currently be enrolled/attending a California high school or a California-state accredited high school credit program.
• Applicants must be currently in their junior year in high school (rising senior summer 2019)
• Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year each of high school level chemistry and biology
• Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program (7.5 weeks, ~27.7 hours total/ week)
• Applicants must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the program.
Our next El Camino Day is this Saturday, March 16th. The event is intended for new incoming high school students starting in Fall 2019. Students will have the opportunity to complete orientation, assessment survey, meet with a counselor for an educational plan and learn about support programs.
If any students are interested please have them RSVP at the link below:
We annually award financial scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted to a college or trade school, existing college students, and teachers through our Jack C. Mathews College Scholarship Competition. For 40 years, Jack worked for the City of Los Angeles and also volunteered 34 years on the LAFCU Board of Directors. After retiring from the Board in 2011, the LAFCU Scholarship was re-named in his honor. Jack passed away in 2013.
You are eligible to apply if you are a high school senior or college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA who has verification of attending a college, university or trade school in the Fall. Scholarship winners are selected based on their academic transcript, extracurricular activities, community service, and essay.
Applications for GRAMMY Camp Are Out Now!
GRAMMY Camp® is a five-day, non-residential Summer Music Industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (USC), students from across the country apply for one of eight offered career tracks.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
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.
July 23-27, 2019
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA
Learn more at grammycamp.com and access the 2019 application. Application deadline is March 31, 2019. For more information, please contact Julie Mutnansky at email@example.com.
The mission of the GRAMMY Museum is to explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.
Scholarships available – The tuition for the five days is $1500, a full scholarship would cover that, and a partial scholarship would be half ($750).
Hello DV Parents,
Da Vinci is looking for up to 50 volunteer panel speakers to share their careers and experiences with DV students. This is a great opportunity to expose our students to a variety of careers that they may not have considered.
Where: Da Vinci Blackbox Theatre
When: May 7, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
If you are interested in being a part of career day and sharing information about your career, contact Jennifer Barba at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (310) 725-5800 x3051.
You can sign-up using the signup genius link: signupgenius.com/go/5080A49ABAB22A4FE3-career
For more information see the attached flyer: Career day flyer
Want to Volunteer at Rock Around the Block on April 6th?
There are options for students to work the entire day or a portion of the day, and they would love for our Da Vinci Students to volunteer.
Click the link below to sign up and earn service hours!
Hello DVD, week 27 brings us Student Led Conferences (SLCs)!
- From March 11-14, we will run SLCs on our campus between 1:45-4:00 pm.
- This also means that students have minimum days (9:00 am -1:30 pm) from Monday-Thursday.
- Friday, March 15 is a Professional Development Day (no class in session)
- Please contact a grade-level teacher with any specific questions about SLCs, or contact the front office and they can direct you to the appropriate individual.
- We look forward to seeing you then.
SAT for 10th Graders
10th Graders will be taking the PSAT on Thursday, March 14. Please make sure to eat breakfast and get a good night’s sleep! You may want to bring a snack and you are allowed to use an approved scientific calendar for a portion of the test, so feel free to bring your own.
Bell Schedules Week 27
Hello from the UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute!
The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as a form of artistic practice, teaching them the techniques and tools that will help them develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative voice and vision. No previous game-making skills are required, but students with an interest in games and in the visual arts in particular will find the curriculum especially stimulating and rewarding.
The Summer Institute program is committed to diversity, and we welcome students of all cultural, racial, gender, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and physical abilities. Scholarships are available for students, as well.Two scholarships are potentially available for students who register. Qualified students in the state of California are eligible for Summer Scholars Support (https://www.summer.ucla.edu/summerscholarssupport), a need and merit based scholarship offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment in a single academic course or eligible Precollege Summer Institutes.
The Diversity in Games scholarship, offered by the Game Lab Summer Institute, is a merit-based scholarship that waives 50 percent of the program fee for selected students. The intent of this scholarship is to ensure diversity and to assist students who may face cultural or historical biases in fields related to games and technology. Please visit UCLA Summer Sessions Financial Aid(https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/GameLab/feesandpayment) for more details.
The dates for the program are (July 22 – August 2, 2019, on the UCLA campus).
Are you interested in gaining job experience while also getting paid? Bixel Exchange is working with the City of Los Angeles and tech companies like Snap Inc., NBCUniversal, Fox Sports West, Boingo Wireless and others to offer summer internships to students. These are PAID internships at major tech companies, targeted to Angelenos over 16 years of age.
Students must apply before April 1, 2019.
Check the attached flyer to for specific requirements, guidelines, and the application.