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Veterans of Foreign (VFW) Scholarship Opportunity!

Veterans of Foreign (VFW) is hosting a scholarship contest. The national 1st place winner will receive $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the university/college/trade/vocational school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each state VFW department wins an all expense paid trip to Washington DC. Deadline to enter is October 31, 2017. The theme this year is “American History: Our Hope for the Future”. Please see attachment for complete rules and application.


VFW scholarship rules and application

Senior Families- Sign up for your Individual Senior Family Meetings with your student’s College Counselor!

Da Vinci Design’s College Counselors will be holding individual senior family meetings throughout the month of September. Sign up early to reserve a day/time most convenient for you. An informational handout will be given to your student.

In the meetings, your counselor will discuss with you and your student:

  • Post secondary plans
  • Refining college list
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Naviance
  • FAFSA/CSS Profile
  • Alternative post high school options as appropriate
  • Important dates/deadlines
  • College Applications
  • Any individual questions you may have

And more!

Click on the link below to sign up for your meeting via your counselor’s Sign Up Genius (Make sure you sign up for meetings with the appropriate counselor, caseload is divided based off last names).

Pamela Baker (Last names A-GL):

Rachel Fusco (Last names Go-O):

Erin Knott (Last names P-Z):

We look forward to meeting with you!

El Camino College FAFSA and Dream Act workshops!

Still need help completing and submitting your FAFSA or Dream Act application? El Camino College is hosting several FAFSA and Dream Act application workshops this Spring you can attend! Remember, either the FAFSA or Dream Act needs to be submitted in order for your Senior to receive the best financial aid package possible! Click on the link below for the flyer and more info:

ECC FAFSA and Dream Act workshop flyer

El Camino College also has a Financial Aid Lab on campus to assist you with many different financial aid services, such as making corrections to your FAFSA/Dream Act or accessing the Cal Grant website. Click on the link below for their flyer and more info:

ECC Financial Aid lab services flyer

Congratulations to the qualifying CSF Members for Fall 2016


2020 2019 2018 2017
Ashanti Bracken Crystal Aguilera Katelyn Bautista Maria Campos
Alana Faust Elena Antonio Jacqueline Bolanos Omari Groves
Mikayla KIdd Ashley Ayala Jesse Ca Cody Nakagawa
Jashae Lattie Roberta Banks Karina Cardenas Lauryn Newsome
Elliot Menzies Dylan Delaney Hannah Davis
Adelle Shaw Nathalie Gonzalez Ieshia Domingo
Lauryn Hill Alysson Distor
Vivian Huynh Bianca Esquivias
Daniela Iniguez Ariana Galvan
Henry Lee Guadalupe Galvan
Sophia Maglabe Natalie Galvan
Tommy Medina Karen Galvez
Ashley Mendoza Alexa Ghilardi-Ali
Paris Merriner Guillermo Gonzalez
Lauren Miller Jannely Haro
William Modster Rechelle Ann Jimenez
Anisah Moutra Emily Leon
Liliana Salvatierra Valerie Marquez
Claire Stebbings Joselyne Mendez
Natalie Zamudio Tatyana Peters
Catherine Rodas
Marta Reyes-Diaz
Samantha Rodriguez
Jackelyn Rubio
Cristina Salvatierra
Alexandra Thompson
Austin Wakefield
Ana Yanez
Moises Yanez

Junior Reminders

Juniors! Don’t forget that you should test at least once this Spring for the ACT and/or the SAT!

Click on this link to create an account and register for the ACT:

Remaining ACT dates: June 10 (must register by May 5)

Click on this link to create and account and register for the SAT:

Remaining SAT dates: May 6 (must register by April 7)

June 3 (must register by May 9)

Fee waivers are available for those students who are on Free and Reduced Lunch, just see your counselor! Haven’t applied yet? Click on this link and follow the directions:

Don’t forget to use Naviance to research colleges and to build your college list!

Also, keep up those grades! This is your last semester that will be calculated into your CSU/UC GPA, and the last one colleges will see final grades for when you apply in the Fall as a Senior.

As always, see you counselor with any questions!

IEP/504/transfer students= Nicole Cabalar

last names A-K= Karen Grace-Baker

last names L-Z= Erin Knott


College Field Trip Permission Slips

REMINDER: Grades 9-11 have college field trips scheduled for March 7th,8th, or 9th. All permission slips are due Monday March 6th. If a permission slip is not turned in by Monday students will not be able to attend.


Please contact a counselor for any questions.

Nicole Cabalar:

Karen Grace Baker:

Erin Knott:

Parent Workshop: Counseling services available at DVD/C

Please join us for a parent educational workshop: Counseling Services provided and available to DVD/C families.

Who: Da Vinci Design and Communications families

Presented by: Nicole Cabalar- DVD counselor &

Brittany Goodacre- DVC counselor

What: Workshop for families: Counseling Services provided and available to DVD/C families            and trends counselors are seeing in students.

Where: DVD Boardroom

When: Tuesday 2/28, Wednesday 3/1, and/or Thursday 3/2

2:00-2:30 p.m. each day

Questions? Contact Nicole Cabalar:


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