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Week 4 Update

Designers, we hope you enjoyed your first week of seminars during Week 3!

Week 4 updates, announcements and reminders below. There is no school Monday 9/3 for the Labor Day holiday, and no classes in session on Friday 9/7 due to a professional development day.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

  • Wednesday 9/5 from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Report to your student’s advisory class first; you will receive their schedule and the schedule for the evening there
  • Parents will attend advisory and core academic classes
  • Counselors will be available in their offices to meet with families as needed

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CLUB FAIR

  • Thursday 9/6 from 10:45-11:45
  • Students will be able to learn about the club offerings available to them this year and sign up during this extended advisory period.

 

SENIOR PORTRAITS

  • Senior Portraits are offered by photographer Stacee Lianna
  • See flyer images below and contact Stacee with any questions at stacee@staceelianna.com

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DVD SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

Students, parents and teachers: Would you like to be part of Da Vinci Design’s School Site Council? If you would like to nominate someone, or nominate yourself, for a seat on the Da Vinci Design School Site Council, we have more open slots this year! The council meets 4 times a year to discuss, vote on, and provide feedback on various school programs and topics.  We are looking for parent and student nominees. If you are interested in being nominated for the council or would like to nominate another individual, please fill out this FORM by Friday, September 7th.   Voting for the council will take place via an online survey posted to the blog later the following week and new members will be announced once voting has closed.

Athletics Info for the Week HERE

Have a wonderful long weekend!

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Week 3 Update

Hello, Designers! We had such an awesome Overnighter with our freshman class this week. Shoutout to our amazing student leaders for their hard work and dedication. We also had out first Community Dialogue today with an epic school-wide game of Hi-Ya and the first all-star awards of the 2018-19 school year. Congratulations to leadership on a job well done and to our all-star recipients!

A few reminders for the coming week:

  • Picture day on 8/27 for 11th and 12th graders
  • Seminars begin on 8/27; you will receive an updated schedule on Monday
  • First Emergency Evacuation Drill on 8/27 during Period 1
  • Chat with the DVD Counselors on 8/30 at 8:00 am; MPR on the 1st floor, all parents are welcome! Meet our counseling team, ask questions, and receive informative resources to help guide your students.

Save the Date!

Back to School Night for DVD will be on Wednesday, September 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm. More info to come!

Athletics Info for the Week HERE

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Counselor Chat

Hello Parents,

Welcome back! Please join us for our first Counselor Chat of the 2018-2019 school year, Thursday, August 30th at 8 am in the lunchroom on the first floor. This is the time for you to meet our counseling team, ask questions, and receive informative resources to help guide your students.

 

As a Reminder:

Students should see counselors according to the following:

Pam Baker – last name A – GL (pbaker@davincischools.org)

Rachel Fusco – last name GO – O (rfusco@davincischools.org)

Erin Knott (Bradlisia Dixon in Erin’s absence) – last name P – Z (bdixon@davincischools.org)

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 30th at 8 am.

 

Da Vinci Design Counseling Team

First Week of School – Repost

Designers, our IT team just reported that the last few posts have not gone through due to an issue with a plug-in. We just reposted about seminars, and below is the update that was posted last week about this first week of school. (You may have also received a test post). Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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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 https://www.davincischools.org/events/dv-design/

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

Ms. Parsons & Ms. Martin

Seminar Signups Start this week!

Designers, seminar sign-ups begin this week. The descriptions can be found in the link below:

Fall 2018 DVD Seminar Course Descriptions

  • 11th and 12th graders will sign up during advisory on THURSDAY 8/16
  • 10th graders will sign up during advisory on FRIDAY 8/17
  • 9th graders will sign up during English classes on MONDAY 8/20

*Please note, for one of their seminar sections, all freshman will be enrolled in a mandatory freshman seminar during first semester*

Seminar classes begin Monday 8/27

Upperclassmen – take advantage of the COLLEGE COURSES offered during seminar. A letter with more information about the West LA and El Camino classes being offered is below. This is a great way to get a jump on earning college credits, and for free!

Fall 2018 DVD-DVC-DVS College Courses Parent Letter

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 https://www.davincischools.org/events/dv-design/

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

Ms. Parsons & Ms. Martin

Weeks 36-38

DVD Families,

We are nearing the last academic days of our 2017-18 school year. Please review the final bell schedule and a few announcements.

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Announcement from our security team: Please be respectful to all the businesses that surround our campus. Students should never walk through private parking lots or enter private sections in local retail areas. We have received several complaints about our students trespassing on private property. Your cooperation in maintaining positive relations with our business neighbors is appreciated and expected.

Senior Project Announcement: Join us on May 29th for a presentation on the prevalent issue of mental illnesses. A senior project group, DMMI (Debunking Misconceptions about Mental Illnesses), will go over different types of mental illnesses and treatments. The presentation is geared towards parents, but all are welcome to learn more about the subject.
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Awesome program for young women interested in film!

The AT&T Hello Sunshine filmmaker Lab will bring girls to Los Angeles to learn filmmaking from the pros like Reese Witherspoon! The program is FREE and open to teenage girls, transgender or gender non-conforming youth, ages 13-18 at the time of the submission. No previous experience is required.See Reese talk about the program and apply by June 10 here: http://www.fresh-films.com/ATThellosunshine/

DID YOU KNOW ONLY 17% OF CREATORS IN HOLLYWOOD ARE WOMEN? 
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THAT!

That’s why we want you to be part of the all-girl AT&T Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab, produced by Fresh Films! This summer, 20 teenage girls will spend 8 days in Los Angeles filming a TV show under the guidance of mentors and professional creators, including some from AT&T and Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company. Hello Sunshine is changing the narrative for women through original storytelling that celebrates the female perspective.

Participants in this program will gain experience in video production by creating a TV show from the ground up! Also, program participants will learn from women leaders making positive change within the film and digital video industries. Apply now through June 10!

IMPORTANT DATES:

JUNE 10 APPLICATION DEADLINE
JUNE 19-JULY 8 SELECTED PARTICIPANTS NOTIFIED
JULY 26-AUGUST 2 ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES – HQ IS AT AT&T EL SEGUNDO, CA
AUGUST 2 WRAP PARTY ON LAST DAY OF PROGRAM

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND THE PROGRAM IS FREE!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Create a 90-second video of yourself answering the following question: Why do you want to be part of this program and learn how to tell stories through filmmaking?
  2. Fill out the online application form with the 2 additional short essay questions and upload your video essay where indicated on the form.

APPLY BY JUNE 10 HERE: http://www.fresh-films.com/ATThellosunshine/index.php

 

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