Archive for February 21, 2018

You’re invited: Families Connected Speaker Series- Issues on the Minds of Teens, March 20th

DVD Families,

Wondering what’s on the minds of teens and how we as parents can help them cope with today’s pressures? Then please register today for our March 20th Families Connected Speaker Series production, Issues on the Minds of Teens, featuring a teen panel moderated by Leah Niehaus, LCSW, and Adam O’Neil, Mindset Coach.

Details and Registration
The event is provided in partnership by South Bay Families Connected and Beach Cities Health District, and is co-sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, The Redondo Union Unified School District, and the Hermosa Beach City Unified School District. All South Bay parents are invited to this free event. Space is limited, so please register today.

 

Summer Marine Lab Experience: Apply Now!

Dear DVD students,

Interested in Oceanography? Want to learn more about Earth? Spend one week exploring the ocean and apply to the Summer Marine Lab Experience! Visit the USC Phillip K. Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Catalina Island and work with local researchers, conduct research projects, and build your own ROVs, snorkel, kayak, and more!

Program dates are June 26 – July 2, 2018. The program is FREE to the students including transportation to/from the program and space is limited.  It is offered in partnership by USC Sea Grant Program, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. Applications are due by 5:00 PM March 9, 2018. Questions? Email: sumprog.uscsg@gmail.com

For more info visit: http://dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant/summer-science-programs/

Summer Lab Experience

Parent Workshop on Adolescent Anxiety and Depression

Dear DVD parents,

There will be an interactive informational presentation on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Multipurpose Room (201) to discuss signs, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in your child.  A doctoral student from Pepperdine University will be at the meeting to provide you with different skills and strategies to help you ease your child’s discomfort. The presentation will be free and all Da Vinci parents are welcome to attend!

For more information, check out the attached flyer!

Flyer

Fellowship Program for Future Filmmakers

Hi Families,

Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. We identify young talent from local communities and provide them with the access, opportunity and resources to pursue creative careers, always free of charge. THE LOS ANGELES FELLOWS PROGRAM is a visual storytelling course for high school students. Fellows receive more than 1,000 hours of immersive, college-level training, learning both the art and business of cinematic storytelling and production training while getting the preparation and guidance to advance their education at top universities. The program is free of charge for all students.

  • 30-month filmmaking immersion
  • Instruction from leading filmmakers and industry experts
  • Students visit live sets and studios
  • International travel
  • Students screen their films at prestigious venues
  • College application advising and test prep support
  • Paid internships at top media and creative companies
  • Transport and meals are covered

THE STUDENTS
Must be ages 14-18 at the time of application
Passionate about film, tv and media
No prior experience necessary

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 16, 2018. Speak with your counselor if you are interested in applying. LEARN MORE: GFS Flyer and GFS Website

THE REQUIREMENTS
The Fellows Program is an intensive and challenging program requiring an exceptionally high level of commitment from all participants. In addition to the 30-month class schedule, students and instructors oftentimes spend weekends and evenings at Ghetto Film School when additional time is necessary. Do not apply to this program if you are bound to any prior summer engagements. Perfect attendance is mandatory. The value of your experience depends on maintaining great dedication to our program and your fellow filmmakers.

Qualifying students will participate in a 30-minute professional interview session at our McArthur Park training space at Heart of Los Angeles (2701 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, 90057, between LaFayette Park Place & Rampart Blvd). Required Orientation & Information Session for all accepted applicants will also take place at HOLA. Each prospective student must attend this meeting accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Campus Safety Update: Upcoming Lockdown Drill Notification

DVD Families:

Every year, the Da Vinci Schools work with local law enforcement and fire departments to plan, prepare, and practice our responses to emergency situations, including earthquake, fire, and emergency lockdowns for armed intruders. Since moving into the new building we have been working with El Segundo Police Department on these plans. We have an emergency armed intruder drill planned for Thursday, March 1st and schoolwide debrief sessions to follow on Friday, March 2nd. Staff is trained for how to respond to such an event throughout the year and prior to this drill, procedures for students will be reviewed with them. During the drill, students will have a chance to practice the proper response if such a crisis were to occur.

So the schools can remain informed and responsive, parents and students are encouraged to report any concerns or potential threats to the school. If you have any questions regarding this or the drill, please do not hesitate contact the front office of your child’s school. Thank you for your support in maintaining the safety of our students, staff and schools.

Week 22 Update – Spirit Week!

Designers, week 22 is a 4 day week and also Spirit Week!

Friendly reminder that there is no school on Monday 2/19 (President’s Day).

Monday 2/12

Tuesday 2/13

Wednesday 2/14

  • Valentine’s Day

Thursday 2/15

  • Pop Culture Day

Friday 2/16

  • No Classes in Session – Staff Development Day
  • Grades updated by end of day in PowerSchool

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Summer Opportunities and Internships

See the following links for summer program opportunities and internships!

And one new opportunity, USC’s Summer Marine Lab Experience!

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El Camino College Space Science Day – Saturday, March 10

El Camino College invites DVD students to Space Science Day 2018 at El Camino College on Saturday, March 10!
The day is designed for students interested in science in grades 5 through 12. Once again, the whole event is FREE – including lunch for the first 900 students. Because of limited space, and to ensure a seat and early check-in, students should sign up now. To make reservations go to bit.ly/eccspace.
Questions can be sent to spaceday@elcamino.edu or call 310-660-3487.
For more information, check out the flyer: ElCaminoSpaceDay
 
More information will be sent as the date nears to all who sign up. Check-in will begin shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10. The day will end just after lunch with the awards for the Egg Drop Competition. Once again, parents, teachers, and administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
 
Attention Artists:  
An Arts Contest is also being conducted for El Camino College Space Science Day 2018, with the winner receiving an invitation to meet and attend dinner with Astronaut Kimbrough on Friday, March 9, 2018. The winner will be able to bring 3 guests to the dinner as well – usually the parents and one sibling or friend. Only students in grades 5 through 12 are eligible for the contest: 
 
Onizuka Space Science Day Arts Contest
 
Theme: “Space through My Eyes”
 
Accepted forms of artwork: drawing, painting, printmaking, computer-generated image, photograph, or photographic collage. Art must be original – reproductions of other artwork are not accepted.
 
Submission Requirements:
·         Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted
·         Each entry must be the original work of one student only
·         Student should give the artwork a unique title
·         Include with the entry: the student’s name, age, home address, phone number, parent’s email, grade in school, teacher’s name, and school they are currently attending
 
Please submit a digital photo or scan of the artwork as an attachment to spaceday@elcamino.edu, or mail to Brian Hayden c/o Space Science Day, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90506. The deadline to receive artwork is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:00 p.m.
 
All entries become the property of El Camino College and may be reproduced in print form, along with the identity of the winner, in our Space Science Day Event or Dinner Program.
 El Camino looks forward to seeing you at Onizuka Space Science Day 2018!

Extended Scholarship Deadline: Apply to Boston University’s Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute

Interested in Journalism? The New England Center for Investigative Reporting presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students interested in journalism, communications or writing: 

The Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute at Boston University.

The Institute gives students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to expand their skills, experience college life and explore Boston.

Financial aid is available for students who demonstrate financial need. The deadline for full and partial scholarships for students of color has been extended to February 16, 2018.

For more information visit their website and apply for scholarships before the new deadline: http://studentprograms.necir.org/pre-college-summer-institute/

 

DVD Students: You’re invited to “Los Angeles Black College Expo”

Dear DVD Students,

You’re invited to the 19th Annual Black College Expo, on Saturday February 10th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Seniors and Juniors meet with top HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges/Universities) and a variety of colleges and universities to start planning where you want to be when you graduate. EVERYONE is Welcome, the event is for Students of ALL Ages. 

Seniors: This event will grant acceptances on the SPOT for qualified students.

PLUS:

  • Scholarships on the SPOT
  • Audition for Band Scholarships (Vocal or instrument, bring your instrument)
  • Applications fees waived
  • Meet with companies about internships and careers

Students come prepared with your transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and reach out to all the schools present. You can get accepted on the spot and maybe earn a scholarship to your dream school.

For more information visit the event website.

Los Angeles Black College Expo

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