Archive for April 19, 2018

Friday, April 20th

Da Vinci Design Families,

Tomorrow, Friday, April 20th, is both the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and a day when some young people make poor decisions regarding marijuana use. For these reasons, we ask that you have a conversation this evening with your children about their feelings regarding safety at school, and the specific details of where they will be and who they will be with both before and after school tomorrow, so that they make positive decisions and choices.

We encourage all students to “see something, say something” to a DVD staff member if they are aware of anything happening that could be harmful to DVD student safety and/or our school community.

Thank you for your support!

2018 Blueprint for Workplace Success Job Fair

South Bay One-Stop Youth Service invites your students to attend the 18th Annual Blueprint for Workplace Success Job Fair.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center (Carson City Hall)

801 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745

Mark your calendars for this exciting event! More than 50 employers and community agencies will be available with part-time and summer job opportunities for student’s 16 – 24 years old.

Learn more here: 2018 April 26 Job Fair

 

KidGuard Scholarship Opportunities for DVD students

Dear DVD students,

Interested in scholarship money? KidGuard Education is offering multiple essay scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000 for students at Da Vinci Schools!

Within the last two years, KidGuard Education has provided $8000 in scholarship to several students and classrooms. To see a list of past winners, check out the following link: https://www.kidguard.com/scholarship-winners/ 
This scholarship will now be an annual opportunity. The deadline is every year on Oct. 31.

This annual scholarship is provided to all students and can be used towards any education-related expenses (tuition, books, stationary etc).

For more information regarding scholarship types, application requirements, and to apply, please visit https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/ 

Thanks!

Ryman Art’s Application Day: Saturday, May 5th at CSUF

Dear 9th, 10th, and 11th grade DVD students,

You’re invited to Ryman Art’s Application Day on Saturday, May 5th at Cal State University, Fullerton!

Ryman Art’s is an art organization based in Los Angeles that offers intensive studio art instruction, college and career guidance, art supplies, and support services—all at no cost to the student. In the past, many DVD students have been admitted into the program.

The event will be a great opportunity to learn about the program as well as participate in a drawing workshop hosted by Ryman Art’s faculty. This free workshop is for current 8th – 11th grade students. Students can used the drawings created on that day for their application to the program. This event is a great way for students, families and educators to get a feeling for what Ryman Arts is really like.

This workshop is free and suitable for all skill levels, all supplies and materials are provided. Students can choose between a morning (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) or afternoon (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) session. To sign up students must email their name, session time, grade and high school name to agarcia@ryman.org.

There’s still plenty of space available for signups! Students or educators can drop off any applications on that day without participating in the event. The fall 2018 semester application deadline is May 18th. For more information on the application process, please visit the following link: https://rymanarts.org/students/apply-ryman-arts
Thanks!

Week 30 Update

DVD families,

Don’t forget that Summer Internship Applications are due today! Your students can also pick up Leadership Applications near the DVD front office. These are due Friday, April 20th.

The athletics schedule, bell schedule and upcoming events are included below. We hope you have a great weekend!

Chipotle DV Musical Theater Show Week 30 Athletics Flyer

Financial Aid Workshop for Junior Families: May 15th, 2018

Dear 11th grade families,

It is our pleasure to announce that we will host a financial aid informational workshop presented by Stephanie Hancock the CollegeAidLady on

May 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm.

The workshop will take place in the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of Da Vinci High School. All 11th grade parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process. This informative presentation will allow you to begin thinking now about answers to “how do we pay for college” before the process begins in the fall. Please refer to the flyers below for more information.

Financial Aid 101 (English)Financial Aid 101 (Spanish)

Financial Aid 101_English + Spanish

Thanks!

-The DVD Counseling Team

FREE SAT & ACT Test Prep for Juniors

Announcing FREE online test prep for BOTH the SAT and ACT!

Is test prep appropriate for me / my student?

 

We encourage all JUNIORS who are considering a 4-year college to register and take at least one SAT/ACT by October of SENIOR year.

For 9th and 10th grade families, test prep is important to know about but – for now – the best way to maximize your student’s college opportunities is by helping them focus on maximizing their grades in school and building their resume with meaningful extracurricular, volunteer, or work activities.

Free Online ACT Test Prep: https://academy.act.org/
Register for the ACT here:

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Free Online SAT Test Prep: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Register for the SAT here:

SAT ACT Dates_2018

** Students eligible for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers that allow them to register for 2 free SAT and ACT exams. Please talk to your counselor for more information. 

Da Vinci School students invited to attend the RRS 75th Anniversary Rocket & Space Symposium, April 21, 2018

Dear DVD Students,

You are invited to attend the Reaction Research Society’s 75th Anniversary Rocket and Space Symposium on April 21st from 9:00 to 5:00 pm. There will be exhibits and presentations about topics such as engineering and STEM education. This is a great opportunity for students interested in science and engineering.

Please see the attached flyer for more details about the event. To get your free ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rrs-75th-anniversary-rocket-and-space-exhibit-symposium-tickets-41935351766

RRS FLYER

rrs symposium flyer April 9

Thank you.

Week 29 Update

Designers, congratulations on another outstanding exhibition last week.

We hope you are enjoying a safe and relaxing spring break! Classes resume on Tuesday, April 10th.

Leadership applications for students were released on Friday 3/30. You can pick up a copy at the DVD Front office (look for the bright yellow paper!).

Athletics schedule, bell schedules and other reminders below. Enjoy the rest of your time off!

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Surrounding Parking Lots – Reminder for Students & Families

DVD students and parents, this is a reminder that the large gray building next to ours and its parking lot are private property, and our students should not be walking/riding/skating through it on their way to or from school. Also, students should not be dropped off or picked up by parents or Uber drivers in their parking lot. Please be respectful of their private property so that we can maintain the good reputation and relationship that we have with them! Thank you!

Interested in a Summer Internship? There is still time to apply! 

Applications are due April 13. Go to http://www.dvrealworldlearning.com/internship-opportunities.html to view the variety of opportunities and information on HOW to apply.

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