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Da Vinci Career Day

Hello DV Parents,

Da Vinci is looking for up to 50 volunteer panel speakers to share their careers and experiences with DV students. This is a great opportunity to expose our students to a variety of careers that they may not have considered.

Where: Da Vinci Blackbox Theatre

When: May 7, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

If you are interested in being a part of career day and sharing information about your career, contact Jennifer Barba at or at (310) 725-5800 x3051.

You can sign-up using the signup genius link:

For more information see the attached flyer: Career day flyer

UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute

Hello from the UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute!

The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as a form of artistic practice, teaching them the techniques and tools that will help them develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative voice and vision. No previous game-making skills are required, but students with an interest in games and in the visual arts in particular will find the curriculum especially stimulating and rewarding.
The Summer Institute program is committed to diversity, and we welcome students of all cultural, racial, gender, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and physical abilities. Scholarships are available for students, as well.Two scholarships are potentially available for students who register. Qualified students in the state of California are eligible for Summer Scholars Support (, a need and merit based scholarship offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment in a single academic course or eligible Precollege Summer Institutes.

The Diversity in Games scholarship, offered by the Game Lab Summer Institute, is a merit-based scholarship that waives 50 percent of the program fee for selected students. The intent of this scholarship is to ensure diversity and to assist students who may face cultural or historical biases in fields related to games and technology. Please visit UCLA Summer Sessions Financial Aid( for more details.

The dates for the program are (July 22 – August 2, 2019, on the UCLA campus).
To register and enroll directly, please visit UCLA Summer Sessions on the web (

Paid Summer Internships

DVD Students,

Are you interested in gaining job experience while also getting paid? Bixel Exchange is working with the City of Los Angeles and tech companies like Snap Inc., NBCUniversal, Fox Sports West, Boingo Wireless and others to offer summer internships to students. These are PAID internships at major tech companies, targeted to Angelenos over 16 years of age.

Students must apply before April 1, 2019. 

Check the attached flyer to for specific requirements, guidelines, and the application.


10th Grade Family Meetings

Hello 10th Grade Parents,

The sophomore family meetings are coming up in 2 weeks. This is the time to meet with the counselors in small groups to discuss summer experiences, extra-curricular activities, ACT/SAT tests, and other important information. This is also an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have.

Below are the links to sign up for the family meetings with their assigned counselor.

Thank you and we are excited to meet with you all!

–  The Counseling Team

Pam Baker (Last names A-Gl):

Rachel Fusco (Last names Go-O):

Erin Knott (Last names P-Z):

Scholarship Opportunity- DAR El Redondo Chapter Scholarship

DVD Students,

Here is a scholarship opportunity from the DAR El Redondo Chapter. Please see the attachment for the requirements. Applicant must e-mail the Scholarship Chair when the complete packet is mailed. Please mail the packet to:

Linda Maxwell, Co-chair, Chapter Scholarship Committee

132-19th Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4509 


Deadline: Postmarked on or before April 15, 2019. 

2019 Scholarship El Redondo Chapter NSDAR chapter application form April 15


Friendly Reminder- Warner Bros. Entertainment Reach Honorships


Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Warner Bros. Entertainment Honorship is approaching quickly!

They are looking for outstanding students who are passionate about the business of entertainment or animationand are excited for the chance to work for the global leader in content creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment.

The application deadline is March 11,2019! You can get more information and access the application by clicking the attached link.

Reach Onesheet 2019

SheLeads Entrepreneurship Makeathon


Calling all female students! Check out this awesome opportunity to join a 2 day entrepreneurship makeathon at SNAPCHAT!

Join She Leads at the two-day entrepreneurship makeathon hosted by Snapchat on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th from 9am-5pm!! It will be an awesome opportunity for female students to learn from and meet some incredible founders at Snap and pitch their ideas to win some incredible prizes. The deadline to apply for a scholarship to participate is TOMORROW, February 20 th.

Da Vinci Design Multicultural Food Fair


Save the date, Da Vinci Design High School Diversity Council is hosting a multicultural food fair! We are looking for parents to sign up to provide a dish and help serve food.

WHEN: Friday May 3, 2019


Please contact Pam Baker ( if you are interested in making our food fair a success!

Food fair flyer

Parent Workshop on Adolescent Depression and Anxiety


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

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!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Black Box Theater at Da Vinci Schools, 201 N. Douglas St, El Segundo, CA.  



Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program


The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a FREE, 7-week summer program for current 10th and 11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the U.S. We also provide a need-based summer stipend to cover transportation and living costs for students who qualify.

The application closes on March 15,2019.

For requirements and details click the attached link.

Girls Who Code flyer


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