Archive for Grade 12

Spring Theater Performance Friday May 24th!

Join us on May 24th at 7pm for a student production by the Da Vinci Theatre Program. Students have been working on scenes, monologues, and songs put together around the theme of A Lonely Heart. Many of these pieces were written by the students and we would love for you to come see their hard work and talent on display. Families and siblings welcome!


DV Summer Internships- UPDATE!

Students! Are you having trouble filling out the Summer Internship Google form? If so, please email your resume, cover letter(s), and list the internships you are applying for to Real World Learning Director, Natasha Morrison, at:

You have until this Thursday (May 2) at 8am!

Rising 10th Graders – Free Summer UCLA Programs

DVD Rising Sophomores,

I am excited to share two summer residential programs being offered to high performing, rising 10th graders (current 9th graders, entering the 10th grade in the fall). Both programs are FREE and will take place at UCLA.

1. UCLA Bruin Weekend: Friday July 12 8:00am- Sunday July 14 1:00pm 

Deadline: May 1, 2019

UCLA Bruin Weekend is a FREE 3-day intensive summer program. It provides rising 10th graders (current 9th graders) with information about being competitive applicants to UCLA and the UC system. This program focuses on the importance of higher education and presents students with a preview to the collegiate experience. The core program format consists of group workshops, presentations and campus tours. Students accepted to the program have an opportunity to live in the UCLA residence halls, giving students the full UCLA campus experience.

For eligibility requirements and the application: Bruin Weekend Flyer

2. Summer Research Institute: July 21-26, 2019

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The UCLA Summer Research Institute is searching for current 9th graders (entering 10th in
Fall 2019) to participate in a FREE, one-week residential program on campus. This is an intensive, academic program with a focus on research and writing. Students with a 3.5 or higher GPA should apply! This program places an intensive focus on culturally and socially responsive research that examines and addresses social problems, challenges and issues within our communities.

For eligibility requirements and the application: SRI Flyer


Community Service Hours Opportunity- STEM Community Nights

DVD Students,

Mathnasium the Math Learning Center is looking for volunteers to help with two STEM community nights.

WHEN: Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Friday May 3, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: 700 Center St. El Segundo, CA 90245

Volunteer Information and Guidelines:

– You will receive community services hours for your time.

– Volunteers will be playing fun games with parents and students.

– Please wear a red t-shirt if you have one.

For more info check the flyers attached.

May 2 Night

May 3 Night


Reminder – One Week Left to Apply for Summer Internships

DVD Students,

Just a reminder that there is ONE week left to apply for summer internships! This is a great opportunity to build up your college application and gain real world experience while gaining Da Vinci summer school credits.


There are awesome internships in fashion, film, non-profit, veterinary, physical therapy, and more.

How to Apply:

– Review all open positions here

– Make your resume and a cover letter (for each position you’re interested in).

-Please review resume/cover letter resources here and/or email Natasha ( if you need help!

– Apply online by April 29, 2019 using this google form. Please note it will ask you to upload your resume and cover letter(s).

– Attend the Internship Interview Fair on May 8, 2019 from 4-5:30 PM at the Da Vinci Schools.

For any other questions or concerns feel free to contact Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning at

19 Summer Internship Flyer

Scholarship Opportunity – Shawn Carter Foundation

DVD Students,

Here is a scholarship opportunity for you guys! The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.


  • High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
  • US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 25 years old or younger
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

For more information and to apply go to

Explore, Design, Tinker, Create at Da Vinci Summer Camp 2019


Join us for fun, real-world learning at Da Vinci Summer Camp 2019. We offer a variety of activities to engage children in grade levels K-9 and of all interests!

Week 1: June 17-21, 2019
Week 2: June 24-28, 2019

Camps offered:
Beginning Robotics 9:00-12:00 (entering grades 2-6)
Advanced Robotics 9:00-12:00 (entering grades 7-9)
Art Studio 9:00-12:00 (entering grades K-5)
Graphic Design 9:00-12:00 (entering grades 5-9)
Performing Arts 12:30-3:30 (entering grades K-5)
Board Games 12:30-3:30 (entering grades 1-5)
Coding & Game Design 12:30-3:30 (entering grades 5-9)
Journalism 12:30-3:30 (entering grades 5-9)
Speech & Debate 12:30-3:30 (entering grades 6-9)

COST: $160 per session (AM/PM)

>> Da Vinci Summer Camp is open to the general public. We offer early drop-off (8:00-9:00) at no extra charge. All campers must be picked up within 15 minutes of camp ending. Lunch supervision is free for students who attend both AM and PM sessions.



>>Please complete a separate registration for each child.

Questions? Email us at

Lockdown Drill Completed 4/2/19

Dear Design Families,

The purpose of this post is to inform you that today at 9:30am, the Da Vinci high schools at 201 N. Douglas St. successfully completed a shelter-in-place emergency lockdown drill. Da Vinci Design participated in this drill in coordination with the El Segundo Police Department, as well as with Da Vinci Science, Da Vinci Communications, and the administrative offices of Da Vinci Schools and the Wiseburn Unified School District. The drill lasted approximately 15 minutes, during which time the building went into a complete lockdown as it would if there was an actual emergency.

Thank you to our students and staff for your full participation and cooperation. As always, our top priority is the safety and security of our students and staff, and drills like this are important opportunities for us to practice and improve our safety and security procedures.

The El Segundo Police Department — represented by our School Resource Officers Scott Black and Joe Cameron, and two additional officers, Scott O’Connor and Jeff Darringer — observed today’s drill and participated in a debriefing session with school leaders and administrators. ESPD gave us high marks for the speed and efficiency in which students and staff were able to lockdown in classrooms. They also provided important feedback to continue to refine and improve our emergency protocols.

Please take the time to discuss today’s drill with your child. If you have any questions about this event or any safety procedures at Da Vinci Schools, please contact the front desk at your school or Vicente Bravo, Chief Administrative Officer, at

We wish to extend a special thanks to the El Segundo Police Department for their collaboration in promoting the safety of our students.

Thank you for your support in ensuring the safety of our schools.

—Da Vinci Design

Lockdown Drill at Wiseburn Campus (201 N. Douglas) on Tuesday, April 2nd

Dear Da Vinci Design Families:

Every year, the Da Vinci Schools work with local first responders to plan, prepare, and practice our responses to emergency situations, including earthquake, fire, and emergency lockdowns. Since moving into the new building we have been working with our Student Resource Officers on these plans. We have an emergency lockdown drill planned for the morning of Tuesday, April 2nd. Staff is trained for how to respond to such an event 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.

During the drill, be advised that the reception desk will be temporary closed to any visitors, parents and/or students arriving during the time of the drill. No one will be allowed to enter or exit the drill. 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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