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Week 31 Update

Designers, next week is Exhibition week! We can’t wait to see all of the amazing projects you’ve been working on so diligently.

Families, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm for Exhibition! Please allow ample time for parking.

Please note that Friday 4/12 is a minimum school day and we will be in session from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Week 31 Bell Schedule

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Spring Break is April 15-22. Class will resume on Tuesday, 4/23.

 

Summer Internships

Interesting in applying for summer internships? Time is running out! Please see THIS POST for more information.

 

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Parents, if you are interested in being part of our hiring process for potential Da Vinci teachers at one of the 3 high schools, please sign up at the link HERE!

Looking for Parent Volunteers!

Da Vinci Design parents – if you are interested in being part of the hiring process for new teachers at the 201 site for the 2019-20 school year, this is your chance!

We run “Hiring Symposiums” for all potential candidates throughout the Spring. We currently have the following dates held for symposiums:

  • Thursday, April 11
  • Monday, April 29
  • Friday, May 10

Please sign up at THIS LINK if you are interested in and available for one or more of the time slots provided.

Contact Kate Parsons, principal, with any questions. (kparsons@davincischools.org)

After-School SAT Prep Course (April – June)

Designers, this is your final chance to enroll in an SAT prep course after school this school year!

The initial practice exam will be held on Saturday 4/6 from 8:00-1:00 on campus and courses start Tuesday 4/23 (after spring break). More details in the flyer below.

Sign up now at the link below for this deeply discounted prep course while space is still available!

http://www.ivyprepeducation.com/prep-courses

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Families Connected Youth Wellness Center

Families Connected Youth Wellness Corner

Please join us at two big events this month:

– Parents and educators — don’t miss Julie Lythcott-Haims, renowned author of How to Raise an Adult, on March 24th and 25th at Mira Costa! This is a must see.

– Teens and parents — help youth connect with their creativity at this special Families Connected Speaker Series event with world champion skater, Rodney Mullen.

– Read the March Families Connected e-newsletter for events, resources, parent blogs, and more.

– Visit new and updated Families Connected parent resource pages to help youth

To access a variety of parenting topics and resources to help youth thrive, visit our own Da Vinci Families Connected wellness page. 

 

Week 28 Update

Design families, thank you so much for taking the time to come to SLCs this week. Your partnership is such a crucial component of student success!

Week 28 Bell Schedule

Regular Week Bell Schedule

9th Grade Industry Partner Visits

On Friday, March 22, our 9th grade students will be going on their Industry Partner Site Visits. Sites include Gensler (Architecture Firm), Google, Belkin, and more!

We will share photos and reflections after the visits. Thank you to our DVD counselors and our Director of Real World Learning in crafting this inspirational experience for our students.

WASC Visit

Next week, we have our WASC (Western Association of Schools and College) Visiting Committee on campus. Thank you in advance to the amazing work our staff has done and to the parents and students who will be participating as well!

Medical Field Internship Opportunities

1. Red Cross Summer Internship (application due by April 12th)
The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has a competitive annual internship program for students currently enrolled in an educational program. All students will receive a multi-faceted training in various aspects of Red Cross service delivery and operations, participate in direct service delivery in the field, as well as select a shadowing track to gain a deeper understanding of a function, and support the team with their day-to-day activities. Last year, we had 28 interns log over 4,000 hours of volunteer hours and participated in various projects to deliver on the mission of the American Red Cross. Are you ready to make a difference?

Red Cross Summer Internship 2019 Timeline
February 4 – Summer Intern Applications released
March – April – Supervisors receive applications and schedule interviews
April 12 – Internship applications due
May 20 – Interns’ last day to submit contract
June 17 – First Day of Internship
July 17 – Mid-Internship Check In
August 16 – Last Day of Internship

2. Cedars Sinai Internship (application due by April 5th)
CIRM SUMMER PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE KNOWLEDGE (SPARK)

WHAT? A paid 7.5-week long intensive research experience for high school students (juniors only–internship takes place between junior and senior year). Our mission within the Outreach Program is to promote stem cell research awareness and contribute to science education. Our vision is that students will learn about the use of stem cells for translational studies in Regenerative Medicine with the hopes of accelerating delivery of stem cellbased therapies to patients with unmet needs.
DATES: Mandatory Orientation: June 10-11, 2019 Program: June 17-August 2, 2019 Conference: August 11-12, 2019
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Electronic submissions due on April 5 th , 2019 by 3pm PST. Please send application to grouprmihsoutreachprogram@cshs.org. We cannot be responsible for applications sent to the wrong email address.
HOURS: Approximately 9 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, however the exact hours will be determined by your mentor.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: RMI scientists will mentor interns one-on-one as they participate in a defined research program in translational stem cell research. We will integrate into the program educational courses, tours and guest speakers. After the program, the students will present their research at a CIRM SPARK conference at Caltech in Los Angeles, and to an audience of medical and scientific researchers at Cedars-Sinai at the Research Intern Day.
At the end of the internship, students will have:
• Achieved a basic understanding of stem cell research.
• Presented work in front of your peers, mentors, and/or family members.
• Produced a scientific poster and created a weekly blog highlighting their summer research group project and experience.
• Participated in seminars, career panels, networking events & other enrichment activities.
• The opportunity of listing this program on college applications as job experience and/or an extracurricular activity.
ELIGIBILITY:
• Applicants must be a California Resident & U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident and must currently be enrolled/attending a California high school or a California-state accredited high school credit program.
• Applicants must be currently in their junior year in high school (rising senior summer 2019)
• Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year each of high school level chemistry and biology
• Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program (7.5 weeks, ~27.7 hours total/ week)
• Applicants must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the program.

 

Grammy Museum – Summer Music Industry Camp

Applications for GRAMMY Camp Are Out Now!

GRAMMY Camp® is a five-day, non-residential Summer Music Industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (USC), students from across the country apply for one of eight offered career tracks.

AUDIO ENGINEERING
MUSIC BUSINESS
VIDEO PRODUCTION
VOCAL PERFORMANCE
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
MUSIC JOURNALISM
SONGWRITING
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals, as well as guest industry professionals, provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.
July 23-27, 2019
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA

APPLY TODAY

https://grammy.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App?mc_cid=cdbe52f8cd&mc_eid=87a5f150c8

 

Learn more at grammycamp.com and access the 2019 application. Application deadline is March 31, 2019. For more information, please contact Julie Mutnansky at jmutnansky@grammymuseum.org.

The mission of the GRAMMY Museum is to explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.

Scholarships available – The tuition for the five days is $1500, a full scholarship would cover that, and a partial scholarship would be half ($750).

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 jbarba@davincischools.org or at (310) 725-5800 x3051.

You can sign-up using the signup genius link: signupgenius.com/go/5080A49ABAB22A4FE3-career

For more information see the attached flyer: Career day flyer

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