Archive for December 19, 2013

You’re Invited…

Don’t miss TEDx@Da Vinci Schools featuring 26 Ted Talks by our very own Da Vinci Communications and Da Vinci Design 9th grade students!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013 (tomorrow) @ Del Aire Park Gym – next door to DVC/DVD

Session 1:  9:30-10:40 am
Session 2: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Session 3: 1:20-2:20 pm

(Please note:  Audience members may only enter at the start of each session and cannot leave until the end of the session.)

TEDxjpgA sampling of student topics:

  • What is Love?
  • The Power of Hello
  • The Gift of a Healthy Body
  • The Beginning of Greatness
  • Stop Negative Judgment
  • Listening to People’s Melodies
  • Cartoons Create Imagination
  • Thinking With Your Fat
  • Music and Conceptualization
  • … and many more!

Our students are hard at work preparing for tomorrow.  Please join us!

Week 18 Update!

Hello Designers!  The last week of the semester is here! See below for details and schedule reminders!

Monday 12/16 through Wednesday 12/18 – POL half day schedule still in effect

Thursday 12/19 – Last Day of the Semester – 9:00 – 3:55 (normal school day hours)

Friday 12/20 – No school for students! Staff Development Day

WEEK 18 DVD 2013-14 families

Fall 2013 POL Schedules

Below are links to the POL schedules for December 2013.

Please contact the grade level teachers for further scheduling questions and information.

9th Grade POL Schedule Fall 2013

10th grade POL schedule Fall 2013

11th grade – Defense master schedule – Group Assignments Fall 2013

11th grade – defense master schedule – POL Schedule Fall 2013

12th Grade POL Schedules Fall 2013

Week 17 Update!

Designers, you have made it to POLs!  Good luck this week – with preparation and practice, you will succeed!  Families – please contact us with any questions about scheduling or general POL information.

week 17 families

Sports Practice Schedules

Sports practices will run this week and next week (not the week of Dec 16th-20th), then the same schedule will continue again starting January 13th. In the event of rain, there will not be practice.  Contact Thomas Curry with any questions at

Basketball – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 at Science

Volleyball – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 at Design/Communications

Soccer – Monday & Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 at Design/Communications

Running – Monday & Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 at Design/Communications

Financial Aid Night – 12/3 at 6 pm

Tomorrow night at 6 pm is Da Vinci Design’s Financial Aid Night in Sam Harang’s classroom (back of campus near DV Communications in room 502). The meeting will be led by our College Counselors, Karen Grace-Baker and Erin Knott. The discussion will be geared toward parents of graduating seniors (Class of 2014), but all are welcome to attend.

Some of the Financial Aid Night topics include:

-the basics of financial aid for college (when to apply, how to apply, forms to gather, importance off financial aid)
-college affordability and government aid 
-overview of financial aid and scholarships (need vs. merit scholarships)
-how to apply for scholarships, definition of the net price calculator, FAFSA, CSS Profile, loans, etc.
-DVD role in assisting students in financial aid (Cal Grant verification, FAFSA workshops)