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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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Week 28 Update – Exhibition Week!

Designers, week 28 brings Exhibition this coming Tuesday 3/27! The event runs from 6:00-8:00 pm. We are so excited to experience the amazing projects you have been working so diligently on.

Families and friends, we look forward to hosting you on Tuesday! Friendly reminder that parking is available in the Da Vinci lot and overflow parking will be available around the corner at Karl Storz (located at 2151 E. Grand Ave). Shuttles will be provided from the overflow parking lot to the building and back. These shuttles will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. See map below for a visual:

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ATHLETICS

Check out the DV Athletics Calendar for info on games this week!

ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK

Wiseburn Education Foundation’s annual Family Fun Day, Rock Around the Block, will be held this Saturday, March 24th at Dana Middle School. The biggest fundraising event for the year includes rides, games, silent auction, prizes, food and amazing musical performances by our students.
Please click Rock Around the Block for more details about the event.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Spring 2018 Exhibition Bell Schedule

Week 27 Update

Hello, Designers! We hope you are having an excellent start to your weekend.

Hats off to our DVD Leadership crew who put on an awesome school dance last night – the first on this new campus!

Week 27 Events:

  • Thursday 3/22: Grade 11 College Field trip
  • March Madness Continues! See previous POST for activity info

Parents, are you interested in interviewing potential DV high school teacher candidates? There is a hiring symposium on Tuesday 3/20 being hosted by DVC and we are looking for parent volunteers during the following times:

  • 9:00-10:30 am
  • 1:20-3:00 pm

Please email Kate Parsons, Principal, at kparsons@davincischools.org with your interest along with which session you’d like to attend as a volunteer, or with any questions.

Summer Internships

Applications are now open! Go to www.dvrealworldlearning.com/internship-opportunities.html to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

See previous POST for more information and flyer!

Exhibition Night Spring 2018

  • Tuesday 3/27, 6:00-8:00 pm – we hope to see you there!
  • Parking available in the Da Vinci lot
  • Overflow parking will be located nearby at Karl Storz (2151 E Grand Ave) and there will be shuttle buses to transport visitors to and from the campus during the hours of 5:30-8:30 pm

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Have a nice weekend!

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Summer Internship Applications – Now Open!

Applications are now open! Go to www.dvrealworldlearning.com/internship-opportunities.html to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

Internships last for 6 weeks in the summer and students will receive course credit for the internship.

If you have any questions, email Tina Hannouche channouche@davincischools.org or Korey Hlaudy khlaudy@davincischools.org

 

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Week 26 Update

Design families – thank you for your attendance and support at Student Led Conferences! We are so grateful for your commitment to your students’ success.

Week 26 Updates and Info:

  • College Field Trips
    • Grade 10 – Tuesday 3/13
    • Grade 9 – Wednesday 3/14
  • Spring Semi-Formal Dance – Thursday 3/15
    • At 201 N. Douglas Campus in the Black Box Theatre
    • 6:30-9:00 pm
    • Tickets are $10
  • No Classes in Session on Friday 3/16 – staff development day

Have a great weekend!

 

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Rock Around the Block – March 24

Wiseburn Education Foundation’s annual Family Fun Day, Rock Around the Block, will be held on March 24th at Dana Middle School. The biggest fundraising event for the year includes rides, games, silent auction, prizes, food and amazing musical performances by our students. For the best value, order your tickets before March 19th at:
WEF is  holding an online auction prior to Rock Around the Block. The online auction is now open and closes this Sunday, March 11th at 9pm. Click on the link here to view the extensive selections of goods and services from local merchants and create an account to register to bid.
 
Proceeds from the auction benefit visual and performing arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, teacher grants, STEM activities and DaVinci High school program grants. Shop and bid to help support our Wiseburn/DaVinci schools!
Senior Committee Fundraiser – Tuesday 3/13
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Week 25 Update – SLC Week, PSAT for 10th graders, Ivy Prep Time Change…

Designers, week 25 brings Student Led Conferences!

You should have received information from your teachers on requirements, sign-ups and scheduling over the past week or two.

Parents/students, please contact a grade-level teacher should have questions regarding SLCs or schedules, or check out the links below:

Grade 9: http://dvdgrade9.weebly.com/announcements1/student-led-conference-slc

Grade 10: http://dvdteam10.weebly.com/slcs.html

Grade 11: http://dvdgrade11.weebly.com/

Grade 12: http://dvdesignrstoll.weebly.com/fresh-posts-2017-2018/slcs-next-week

PSAT for 10th Graders – 3/7

This will be administered during the school day on Wednesday 3/7 from 9:00-1:00; lunch will be 1:00-1:30 for 10th graders. Please bring an approved calculator, pencil and a snack!

Ivy Prep ACT Classes – Time change, this week only!

Students – remember that IVY Prep ACT Classes are held from 1:40-3:10 pm this week during SLCs!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bell Schedules March 5-9

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Athletics March 5-9

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Important Message about Emergency Drill Planned for March 1st

As previously announced, Da Vinci Communications, Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Science will be conducting an armed intruder drill on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  This drill is a normal part of our continued efforts each year to maintain a safe and peaceful school environment. The drill will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will take place at an unannounced time during the day.  Teachers have been working with students during Advisory classes to prepare for this drill.  The “armed intruder” for the drill will simply be a person with a sign that states “armed intruder drill”.  During the drill, students will have a chance to practice the proper response if such a crisis were to occur. A Resource Officer from the El Segundo Police Department will be observing the drill and providing feedback on processes and procedures.  Students and staff will be debriefing the drill on the following day.

So the schools can remain informed and responsive, parents and students are encouraged to report any concerns or potential threats to the school. If you have any questions regarding this or the drill, please do not hesitate contact the front office of your child’s school. Thank you for your support in maintaining the safety of our students, staff and schools.

Week 24 Update

Thank you and congratulations to the DVD Black Student Union for putting on an amazing Black History Month CD this morning alongside our leadership crew. Kudos to all who contributed and performed! What a great end to the week.

Good luck to our boys’ basketball team who is participating in the CIF Division 5A Semi-Final Game this evening. Go Wolves!

Week 24 updates are below. Reminder that our lockdown drill is next week on Thursday, March 1. You will receive additional information in advisory on Wednesday 2/28.

Tuesday, 2/27: 10th Grade Class – Guidance Lesson with the counselors

Thursday, 3/1: Lockdown Drill & Debrief

Friday, 3/2: 11th Grade Class – Guidance Lesson with the counselors

Reminder: Student Led Conferences (SLCs) are the week of March 5 and run Monday-Thursday. Minimum day schedules are in effect those days (can be seen below).

Have a nice weekend!

Week 24 Schedules (Feb 26-Mar 2)

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Week 25 Schedules for Student Led Conferences (Mar 5-9)

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Student Volunteer Opportunity at Rock Around the Block!

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Campus Safety Update: Upcoming Lockdown Drill Notification

DVD Families:

Every year, the Da Vinci Schools work with local law enforcement and fire departments to plan, prepare, and practice our responses to emergency situations, including earthquake, fire, and emergency lockdowns for armed intruders. Since moving into the new building we have been working with El Segundo Police Department on these plans. We have an emergency armed intruder drill planned for Thursday, March 1st and schoolwide debrief sessions to follow on Friday, March 2nd. Staff is trained for how to respond to such an event throughout the year and prior to this drill, procedures for students will be reviewed with them. During the drill, students will have a chance to practice the proper response if such a crisis were to occur.

So the schools can remain informed and responsive, parents and students are encouraged to report any concerns or potential threats to the school. If you have any questions regarding this or the drill, please do not hesitate contact the front office of your child’s school. Thank you for your support in maintaining the safety of our students, staff and schools.

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