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Reminder – First Day of School is Tomorrow, 8/14!

Designers, we can’t wait to welcome you back tomorrow for the 2018-2019 school year!

To avoid the inevitable first-day traffic congestion, it is recommended that you drop off your student well before the 9:00 am start time. We will bring DVD students into the theater around 8:45 where they will connect with their advisory teacher and then head upstairs to start the day. See previous post for driving and drop off info.

See you in the morning!

2018-19 School Year Starts on Tuesday 8/14!

Hello, Designers! We hope you had a wonderful summer break.  The DVD team has been working hard to prepare for this year and we are so excited to welcome you back. The schedule for Week 1 is below:

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Although school starts at 9:00, students are advised to arrive early (prior to 8:30 am) to avoid the traffic congestion that inevitably comes on the first day of school! Since we are still sharing our parking lot with the construction crews, space will be tight and we are asking parents not to park in the lot when dropping off students on the first day. (The school building will be closed to students and parents before 9:00am). Here are more details pertaining to arrival & departure: Directions for Arrival & Dismissal @ Da Vinci

Students will wait in the yard area west of the building and will be called in by school. When DVD students are called into the building, they will go to the Black Box Theater to kick off Day 1!

You can access our school calendar anytime at

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! See you on Tuesday.

Ms. Parsons & Ms. Martin

College Essay Workshop Opportunity – July 24

Rising Da Vinci Design Seniors – Da Vinci Communications is hosting a College Essay Workshop on July 24 @ 10 am with Dr. Cynthia Colon and seats are limited, but still available. This is an excellent opportunity to get a head start on your college admission essay!

You can find more information on the DVC blog and you can sign up via the google form posted there.

Questions? Email Adam Eynon, the Assistant Principal at DVC, at

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


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 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 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 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 or Korey Hlaudy


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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:

Grade 10:

Grade 11:

Grade 12:

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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