Archive for October 19, 2018

Week 11 Update

Week 11 Bell Schedule

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DVD Parent Survey

Parents, please take 5-10 minutes to complete the Da Vinci Design Parent Survey.

Your feedback is important to us as we continuously look to improve our schools.

Grade Level Newsletters

Starting this November 2018, our grade-level teams will be issuing monthly newsletters. Some of you may have already seen these on the team webpages or Google Classrooms for September or October. Moving forward, we will release the newsletters at the start of each month. Here are samples of what you may see in upcoming months:

9th Grade Newsletter

10th Grade Newsletter

11th Grade Newsletter

12th Grade Newsletter

FAFSA Night

For any interested senior families, this coming Thursday 10/25 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on the first floor in the MPR.

Swim Info Meeting – 10/22

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Spirit Week 

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*On Halloween, masks and weapon-like props are prohibited

Halloween Semi-Formal – November 1

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College-Going and Career Opportunities

        • Register at CSUDH.edu/SuperSaturday
    • Register at oxy.edu/explore-occidental

10th & 11th graders: Go on a trip for science!

Want to:

  • volunteer?
  • contribute to research?
  • go somewhere in nature for 2 weeks?
  • not pay for it?

Then Earthwatch is for you! Apply by Dec. 2

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Explore Occidental College

Hello Senior Families!

Occidental College would like to invite you to “Explore Occidental” on Friday, November 9, 2018. Students and families are invited to visit the campus on Occidental’s fall preview day. To register please visit oxy.edu/explore-occidental and for further information please see flyer below:

Explore Occidental

 

Thank you!

Counseling Team

Week 10 Update

DVD families, thank you for attending Student Led Conferences this week. We appreciate you taking the time to engage with your student about their academic progress and goals.

 

Week 10 (Oct 15-19) Bell Schedule

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  • The Great CA Shakeout Earthquake Drill will take place on Thursday 10/18 at 10:18 am. Students will review drill protocols in class.

Upcoming Events and Dates

  • FAFSA Workshop – 10/25 @ 5:30 pm
    • 12th Grade Parents: Da Vinci Schools will be hosting a FAFSA workshop on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm facilitated by El Camino College. The guest speaker will give you specific instructions on how to complete the FAFSA application and you will complete a paper application to transfer the information online. Keep in mind that the application opens on October 1 and is due on March 2nd.
  • Spirit Week – Oct 29-Nov 1
  • No School on Friday, Nov 2 – Staff Development Day
  • Exhibition – Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm

Visiting Colleges

Hello Senior Parents!

 

We just wanted to inform you of the colleges that have visited our campus so far:

University of Oregon

Goucher College

Northern Arizona University

Vanderbilt University

Beloit College

California State University, Dominguez Hills

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Azusa Pacific University

University of California, San Diego

Muhlenberg College

Oregon State University, Cascades

Cornish College of the Arts

Marymount California University

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

University of Maryland, College Park

Purchase College, SUNY

Xavier University of Louisiana

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California Merced

Loyola Marymount University

Pennsylvania State University

University of California, Santa Barbara

Syracuse University

 

Below is also a list of all the colleges that will be visiting soon:

Smith College (Tue. October 16, 2018)

Bennington College (Wed. October 17, 2018)

Boston University (Wed. October 17, 2018)

University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Mon. October 22, 2018)

Mount Saint Mary’s University (Mon. October 22, 2018)

Chapman University (Tue. October 23, 2018)

University of Southern California (Thu. October 25, 2018)

University of Redlands (Wed. October 31, 2018)

Hawaii Pacific University (Wed. October 31, 2018)

If you have any questions please contact your student’s counselor.

Thank you!

Counseling Team

The Horatio Alger Scholarship

Hello Senior Parents!

We would like to invite your student to apply for a Horatio Alger Scholarship.

The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall toward graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Be a United States citizen.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by October 25:

  • An online application at scholars.horatioalger.org
  • One Support Form completed online. This must be completed by an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to the applicant and who is aware of the adversities mentioned in the application. This form must be filled out online. Faxes, emails, or letter will not be accepted.
  • Online Certification Form. A login will be emailed to the applicant’s counselor.
  • High school transcript. Applicants should upload a transcript through the application. Transcripts must be submitted online.
  • Income Verification. A copy of the first page of the applicant’s parent(s) federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security Form) or tax transcript (request a tax transcript here www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript) from 2017 is needed in order to verify income stated on the application. Income verifications may be uploaded online or sent by mail. Applicants of divorced or legally separated parents need to submit tax forms from both parents.  No emails or faxes accepted

scholarships@horatioalger.org  (844) 422 – 4200

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