Archive for October 30, 2019
The Long Beach Black College Fair is an event for ALL students in Elementary and Middle School, High School and Community College. Come out and meet black college recruiters, students and alumni.
There will be:
- 50+ HBCUs participating.
- Learn about Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU).
- Speak to the HBCU Reps and Admissions Process.
- SAT, Personal Statement, Financial aid and Scholarship Workshops.
- Find out about how to attend a Black College Tour.
DATE: SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2019
LOCATION: LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER: SEASIDE ROOM
TIME: 12:00PM – 4:00PM
SPONSOR: LONG BEACH CITY COUNCILMEMBER AL AUSTIN II
To Register click here.
Hello DVD families,
In an effort to ensure that all students, staff, and family have the ability to report things anonymously to the school leadership, we’ve added an “Incident Reporting Form” to the website! You can find it on the right-hand sidebar listed under “Resources.”
This form is for those individuals who wish to remain anonymous, or for students who want to report something, but don’t exactly know what they should do. Parents should continue to communicate with myself and Assistant Principal Russell Stoll directly via email or phone.
Please note that this action is not in response to anything, just a proactive way to ensure that lines of communication are open and that there exists a way for the DVD students to report incidents and maintain anonymity.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”. This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.
The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad (Rachel Robinson International Fellowship) and for post-graduate education (Extra Innings Fellowship).
Application Opens: November 1, 2019
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
To apply and for more info click here.
Many of you have still not completed a Meal Application. To qualify for free and reduced meals for the 2019-2020 school year, please fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Application by Thursday, October 31.
You can apply in one of two ways:
- Fill out an online application
- Download a print application or stop by the main office at 201 N. Douglas St. to pick one up
For each additional child who is eligible for free/reduced-price meals, Da Vinci receives close to $1,800 in additional funding per student per year. This increased funding supports all of our students! Meal applications are accepted all year long but Da Vinci does not receive additional funding after Oct. 31.
If you qualify, the price for your meals will be FREE. As of Oct. 15, Da Vinci is waiving all meal costs for reduced students.
Please note: Your qualification for free/reduced meals is NOT tied to your assets or overall annual income. Rather, it is based on your estimated income at the time that the application is submitted, so you may qualify if you are in between jobs, etc.
Grant and scholarship assistance (SAT/ACT and college application fee waivers, etc.) may also be available for students who qualify for free and/or reduced-price meals.
If your student receives Medicaid benefits, he/she is eligible for free/reduced pricing.
If you have any questions, please contact Sara Deulofeu at 310-331-8099 or via email at email@example.com.
Thank you very much!
We had so many great things happening on campus this week! We celebrated Latinx Heritage Month at our CD today with a special performance by Mariachi Los Reyes and Folklorico dancers, and Senior Committee was hard at work getting everything ready for the Spooky Kickback happening tonight!
Below is the schedule for next week. There will also be a special schedule for 11th graders taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 30th.
We have several activities/events happening next week. Please scroll down/click on links to view information about upcoming events. As a reminder, students are asked NOT to wear masks or bring in fake/toy weapons to school on Halloween. When choosing costumes, please be aware that the dress code applies for all school events.
- 10/28-11/1: Spirit Week
- 10/28, 10/30-31: Spirit Week Photo Booth (during lunch)
- 10/29: 9th grade Field Trip – Dwindle Skateboard Co.
- 10/30: PSAT Day for 11th graders
- 11/1:Dia de los Muertos Event (5:30-8 pm)
- 11/11: Veterans’ Day – NO SCHOOL
- 11/15: DV Homecoming Dance
- 11/15: PD Day – NO SCHOOL
Enjoy your weekend!
BUILD and ScaleLA have an awesome opportunity for students to participate in Design4Minds, a design project alongside tech and healthcare companies. No technical expertise is necessary. Students will be working with a team of peers and college mentors to ideate, prototype, iterate & test solutions with support from an executive coach on the topic of mental health. High school students are invited to participate in a workshop on Nov. 9th from 10am-5pm at Scale LA (3415 S Sepulveda Blvd 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90034) and receive mentorship from college students and corporate professionals. The professional coaches are from top LA-based tech companies like Google, Headspace, Dollar Shave Club, and DailyLook. The Design4Minds hackathon culminates with a final pitch event in early December. More info is below and attached. This is a great resume builder and networking event for students.
SIGN UP: Interested students should SIGN UP using this form by Oct. 31st.
More info found here: Design4Minds_ScaleLAFoundation_HSLevel
The application deadline is Jan 3, 2020; for eligibility requirements and to apply click here.
Congratulations to our Wiseburn + Da Vinci Girls Volleyball team on being the 2019-20 Mulholland League Champions.
Join us this Thursday (10/24/19) at 6:00PM at the WDV Gym for our Girls Volleyball First Round CIF Playoff match. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per student. Bring your friends and family and make some noise for our girls.
Cross Country will be competing in the Mt. Sac Invitational this Friday (10/25/19) with the hope of medaling in a variety of different meets. Questions? contact Coach Tyler Mar at Tmar@davincischools.org