Save the Date – Screening of “Autism Goes to College”

Save the Date! Through a connection made by one of our teachers at DVC, Da Vinci has obtained the rights to screen the movie “Autism Goes to College” here at Da Vinci. We would like to invite our Da Vinci and Wiseburn Families to attend this event on Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm in the Black Box Theater. After the movie, there will be a Q&A session with Director Erik Linthorst. We hope that our families will feel engaged, inspired, and connected through this event. Please RSVP using the following link:

Senior Activities 2020 (Date Corrected)

Dear DVD Senior Families,

Attached you will find information regarding Senior Activities for Spring 2020. For further questions, email the appropriate point person for each activity listed. Click here:

DVD Senior Activities 2020

Included is preliminary information on:

  • Prom: May 15th, 2020
  • Disneyland Grad Nite: June 5th, 2020
  • Graduation: June 11th, 2020

As done in years past, we will be sharing this information in a short assembly with Senior students in-person when we return from Winter Break.

Happy New Year!

DVD Admin

Spring Sports Update

Welcome back Wolves!


Boys Volleyball Tryouts will be held on January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd from 4:00PM-6:00PM

@ Wiseburn + Da Vinci Gymnasium

Have a question? Contact Head Coach Korey Hlaudy at


Swim Team Tryouts will be held on January 13th, 14th, and 15th from 4:00PM-5:30PM

@ El Segundo Wiseburn School District Aquatics Center

Have a question? Contact Head Coach Ali Landeros at

Happy Holidays!

Hello Designers!

What a wonderful 1st semester! Congratulations to all students for working towards mastery and completing their POLs. Report cards were mailed out on Friday, December 20th, and access to Powerschool has now been re-enabled.

Have a great break, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at DVD on Monday, January 13th.

-Veronica Rodriguez

December Newsletters

Hello DVD families,

Attached are the December newsletters from each grade level. As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday (12/20) as our staff will be participating in Professional Development.

We have disabled access to Powerschool while teachers are finalizing students’ grades. Report Cards will be mailed out on Friday 12/20.

Grade 9 December Newsletter

Grade 10 December Newsletter

Grade 11 December Newsletter

Grade 12 December Newsletter

Have a great day!

Veronica Rodriguez

Week 17

Greetings DVD families,

1st semester POLs continue this week from Monday through Thursday. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday 12/20 as our staff will be participating in a PD Day. Please see the schedule below. Winter Break runs from December 20th – January 12th. The first day of the second semester is Monday, January 13th.

POL fall (4)

Report cards will be mailed out on Saturday, December 21st. Please allow 2-3 business days for those to arrive.

Thank you to all the parents who donated coffee and treats for our teachers during POLs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Have a wonderful winter break!

Veronica Rodriguez

Project Focus: Boards Across Borders


How can we make a difference in the lives of teens who are going through the refugee, migrant, immigrant experience?

Da Vinci Design 9th grade students used this question as a lens in each of their classes to study the lives and journeys of people going through these experiences. Students read novels and studied various groups of people who have gone through the refugee, migrant, immigrant experience in their English classes and then interviewed an immigrant in Spanish class to gain first-hand knowledge about the type of journey that they made. Students used this knowledge to create artwork to answer the question: “How can we use art to influence our views and understanding of the world?”

Students then painted their artwork on the bottom of skateboards that they made from scratch in their physics class, while learning the physics and engineering of skateboarding. Lastly, the students used their math knowledge to create sales proposals for the price of the skateboards and predicted the profits that DVD could donate to their chosen non-profit.



Week 16 and POL Schedule

Hello DVD families,

There are only two weeks left in the first semester! POLs begin next Thursday. The schedule for the week and POL grade level schedules are posted below. Please take a few minutes to read the following letter regarding POLs: POL info Letter for Families DVD Fall 2019

One way that we show appreciation for our teachers during POLs is keeping them fed and caffeinated. And we would love your help! If you would like to donate snacks, treats, and coffee to our teachers, please click on the following link to sign-up: Fall 2019 POL Snacks. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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POL Schedules by Grade Level

9th grade: 9th POL Schedule F2019

10th grade: 10th POL Schedule F2019

11th grade: 11th POL Schedule F201911th POL Student Cohorts F2019

12th grade: 12th POL Schedule Fall 2019


  • 12/7: 9th MakerFaire Exhibition @ DTLA
  • 12/12-12/19: POLs
  • 12/20: PD Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 12/20 – 1/12: Winter Break
  • 12/21: Semester 1 Report Cards mailed out
  • 1/13: Classes resume


Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

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