Archive for March 21, 2018

11th Grade Families- tomorrow’s college field trip info!

Hello 11th grade families-

The 11th grade college field trip is scheduled for tomorrow, and the weather forecast is calling for rain. Please plan to dress accordingly! Wear rain boots (if you have them), or other warm weather proof shoes, warm jackets, long pants/jeans and please bring an umbrella (if you have one). We will be attending the field trip rain or shine, and want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible in the elements that are being predicted.

Thank you!

The DVD Counseling Team

Week 27 Update

Hello, Designers! We hope you are having an excellent start to your weekend.

Hats off to our DVD Leadership crew who put on an awesome school dance last night – the first on this new campus!

Week 27 Events:

  • Thursday 3/22: Grade 11 College Field trip
  • March Madness Continues! See previous POST for activity info

Parents, are you interested in interviewing potential DV high school teacher candidates? There is a hiring symposium on Tuesday 3/20 being hosted by DVC and we are looking for parent volunteers during the following times:

  • 9:00-10:30 am
  • 1:20-3:00 pm

Please email Kate Parsons, Principal, at with your interest along with which session you’d like to attend as a volunteer, or with any questions.

Summer Internships

Applications are now open! Go to to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

See previous POST for more information and flyer!

Exhibition Night Spring 2018

  • Tuesday 3/27, 6:00-8:00 pm – we hope to see you there!
  • Parking available in the Da Vinci lot
  • Overflow parking will be located nearby at Karl Storz (2151 E Grand Ave) and there will be shuttle buses to transport visitors to and from the campus during the hours of 5:30-8:30 pm

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Have a nice weekend!

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DVD celebrates March Madness: 3.12-3.23

Dear DVD Students and Families:

Starting this week and up to March 23rd, Da Vinci Design is celebrating March Madness! These next couple of weeks will be filled with exciting activities that provide necessary information regarding college, with guest speakers and other college prep activities.

Throughout this time, students will also be attending field trips to college campuses to expose them to life on a college campus. See below for more information on activities, including dates:

March Madness Schedule

March Madness Schedule

For students interested in hearing from SCI-Arc, UCLA Theatre, or Art Center-Pasadena on March 20th during lunch, please email to reserve a spot.


Summer Internship Applications – Now Open!

Applications are now open! Go to to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

Internships last for 6 weeks in the summer and students will receive course credit for the internship.

If you have any questions, email Tina Hannouche or Korey Hlaudy


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Week 26 Update

Design families – thank you for your attendance and support at Student Led Conferences! We are so grateful for your commitment to your students’ success.

Week 26 Updates and Info:

  • College Field Trips
    • Grade 10 – Tuesday 3/13
    • Grade 9 – Wednesday 3/14
  • Spring Semi-Formal Dance – Thursday 3/15
    • At 201 N. Douglas Campus in the Black Box Theatre
    • 6:30-9:00 pm
    • Tickets are $10
  • No Classes in Session on Friday 3/16 – staff development day

Have a great weekend!


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Rock Around the Block – March 24

Wiseburn Education Foundation’s annual Family Fun Day, Rock Around the Block, will be held on March 24th at Dana Middle School. The biggest fundraising event for the year includes rides, games, silent auction, prizes, food and amazing musical performances by our students. For the best value, order your tickets before March 19th at:
WEF is  holding an online auction prior to Rock Around the Block. The online auction is now open and closes this Sunday, March 11th at 9pm. Click on the link here to view the extensive selections of goods and services from local merchants and create an account to register to bid.
Proceeds from the auction benefit visual and performing arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, teacher grants, STEM activities and DaVinci High school program grants. Shop and bid to help support our Wiseburn/DaVinci schools!
Senior Committee Fundraiser – Tuesday 3/13
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Week 25 Update – SLC Week, PSAT for 10th graders, Ivy Prep Time Change…

Designers, week 25 brings Student Led Conferences!

You should have received information from your teachers on requirements, sign-ups and scheduling over the past week or two.

Parents/students, please contact a grade-level teacher should have questions regarding SLCs or schedules, or check out the links below:

Grade 9:

Grade 10:

Grade 11:

Grade 12:

PSAT for 10th Graders – 3/7

This will be administered during the school day on Wednesday 3/7 from 9:00-1:00; lunch will be 1:00-1:30 for 10th graders. Please bring an approved calculator, pencil and a snack!

Ivy Prep ACT Classes – Time change, this week only!

Students – remember that IVY Prep ACT Classes are held from 1:40-3:10 pm this week during SLCs!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bell Schedules March 5-9

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Athletics March 5-9

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LMU’s Pre-College Summer Program: Apply By March 15th!

Dear DVD Families,

LMU’s Pre-College Summer Programs are open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors and offer college credit courses. This program provides students with an opportunity to learn more about life in college and better prepare for college level course work. Programs vary from screenwriting classes to history and science courses.

To apply and for more program information, including fees, please visit:

Reminder: Parent Workshop on Adolescent Depression and Anxiety

Parent Workshop on Adolescent Depression and Anxiety

There will be an informational workshop on adolescent depression and anxiety for Da Vinci parents. Attendees will learn strategies to identify depression and anxiety in their child, as well as coping skills to address these challenges.

When: Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

Where: 201 Douglas in the Cafeteria / Multipurpose Room (1st Floor)


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!