*Updated* This Week in Athletics (1/14/19-1/18/19)

Hello Da Vinci Students and Families,

Semester 2 Updates – DVD

Designers, please read below for Semester 2 updates on seminars and staffing.

Seminars

Below you will find a link for this semester’s seminars.

Spring 2019 Seminar Offerings

Seminar sign-ups will be held at the following dates/times:

  • 12th Graders – Tuesday 1/15 @ 3:30 during class time
  • 11th Graders – Wednesday 1/16 @3:00 during advisory
  • 10th Graders – Wednesday 1/16 @ 3:30 during advisory
  • 9th Graders – Thursday 1/17 @ 3:00 during advisory

We are so excited for the opportunities and spaces our seminars now have with our gym open!

Staffing Updates

As mentioned last semester, Mr. Russell Stoll (previously our English 12 teacher) will be taking on the Assistant Principal position at DVD this semester as Ms. Martin moves into a new role at Da Vinci Schools. Taking Mr. Stoll’s place in English 12 classes is Mr. Edwin Maldonado.

Another change is in our English 10 position. Ms. Maigon Buckner, who was employed with Da Vinci Schools since the first year, has relocated outside of Los Angeles and will not be returning to DVD this year. Some of you may have seen the message she left to you on her google classroom. We are very excited for Ms. Buckner and the new opportunities she is pursuing, although she will be greatly missed in the DVD community. Fortunately, we were able to find an excellent candidate to fill the spot, Ms. Jimena Elian, for our English 10 position.

Our new staff members have been working with current DVD staff throughout the January professional development week. They are ready to meet their students and finish the year strong! You can find staff bios on the Da Vinci Schools website to learn more and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Spring Sports Tryouts Next Week

Interested in participating in one of our Spring Sports? Boys Volleyball, Baseball, Softball and Swim team are all hosting tryouts in mid- January. Below you will find all spring sport tryout dates and locations.

Please visit www.davincischools.org/athletics/

And click on ‘Athletics Interest Form’. Fill out the info and we will send you and your parents updates on team schedules, athletic clearance notifications, special events, and more.

Interested in finding the team schedule, stats and records? Starting January you can find that information on the Maxpreps link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swim Tryouts will be held on January 15-17th from 4:30-6: 00 PM with Coach Hannouche and Coach Muratalla.

Softball Tryouts will be held at Del Aire Park January 14th-16th from 4:30-6: 00 PM with Coach Doug Cowgill

Baseball Tryouts will be held at Del Aire Park January 18th-20th from 4:30PM-6: 00 PM with Coach Glenn Noya

Boys Volleyball Tryouts will be held at Dana Middle School January 15th-17th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Coach Korey Hlaudy & Coach Jamie Larson

Archery Team – Please check with Coach Siri and Coach Sullivan

Welcome Back, DVD! Week 19 Update

Welcome Back, Designers! We hope you had a wonderful winter break and are ready to launch into another amazing semester at DVD on Monday, January 14th.

Below you will find our bell schedule for the first two weeks (please note that there will be no office hours on this first Monday 1/14 or Tuesday 1/15, and that there is no school on Monday 1/21).

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What’s New?

We are excited to have access to our new gym and pool, where many seminars such as swimming, basketball, volleyball, crossfit, and more will be available to students. Stay tuned for a list of available seminars; students will sign up this coming week.
Another exciting development for second semester is that Da Vinci Schools/Chartwells will start serving breakfast starting on Tuesday, January 15th from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning in the cafeteria. Price is $3.50 for paid students, .30 cents for reduced students and those students that qualify for free lunch are also free for breakfast. No reapplying is needed.
Information about the program can be found here: https://www.davincischools.org/meals/
The menu for the week can be found here: https://davincischools.nutrislice.com/menu/menus-eula
 
Being Good Neighbors 
Finally, we would like to remind our students and families that our business neighbors’ campuses are private property. Parents should not drop students off in their parking lots and students should not cross through their parking lots or use any of their spaces or seating areas. Students who are found trespassing on neighbors’ private property may face disciplinary consequences and potentially face trespassing charges by the business owners.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

WLA College Course – Cinema 003

Hello Designers!

DVD will be offering Cinema 003 as a college course this semester!

Who: All grade levels

What: College course at Da Vinci Design, through West. L.A. Community College. Course will meet transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Why: Get a jump on your college credits! If you do well, it also looks great on your college applications.

Cost: FREE to all high school students. The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks for families that are able to are appreciated.

Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Class starts on 01/22 @ DVD in room 4101

CINEMA 003: HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURE – 3 units, UC: CSU transferable
History of the development of motion pictures, with examples, from their beginnings to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the American feature film. Classics and important films from the birth of the medium to the present time are screened and discussed with regard to their cultural influence. The course follows the evolution of the art, industry and technology of movie making.

There will be a mandatory registration with the WLA College rep on Wednesday, January 16 from 12:30 to 1:30pm at DVD in room 4101. All students will need to have the dual enrollment form completed and signed by their parents prior to registration. Please see your counselor for the dual enrollment form.
***Please note that these are college courses, taught by college instructors. All students must show their counselor and administrators the academic skills and accountability necessary to be in these courses. Students must abide by the college policies, including regarding absences and tardies.

Attention Seniors – Scholarship Opportunity

Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 is proud to announce our 24th Annual Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors.

Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 will award scholarships of $1,000 to selected college- or technical-school-bound South Bay area high school seniors.
Entries must be received before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 
For specific information and requirements see the attached flyer!

Spring Athletics

Hello Students,

Interested in participating in one of our Spring Sports? Boys Volleyball, Baseball, Softball and Swim team are all hosting tryouts in mid- January. Below you will find all spring sport tryout dates and locations.

Please visit www.davincischools.org/athletics/

And click on ‘Athletics Interest Form’. Fill out the info and we will send you and your parents updates on team schedules, athletic clearance notifications, special events, and more.

Interested in finding the team schedule, stats and records? Starting January you can find that information on the Maxpreps link.

  • Swim Tryouts will be held on January 15-17th from 4:30-6:00PM with Coach Hannouche and Coach Muratalla.

  • Softball Tryouts will be held at Del Aire Park January 14th-16th from 4:30-6:00PM with Coach Doug Cowgill

  • Baseball Tryouts will be held at Del Aire Park January 18th-20th from 4:30PM-6:00PM with Coach Glenn Noya

  • Boys Volleyball Tryouts will be held at Dana Middle School January 15th-17th from 4:30PM-6:15PM with Coach Korey Hlaudy & Coach Jamie Larson

 

  • Archery Team – Please check with Coach Siri and Coach Sullivan

Week 18 Update

Week 18 Bell Schedule

  • POLs run from 12/17-12/20
  • 12/20 is the last day of Semester 1
  • Report cards will be mailed after 12/21
  • First day of Semester 2 is Monday, January 14

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Parent & Student Surveys – it’s not too late!

Parents – if you have yet to complete our Fall Parent Survey, please do so here.

Students – this link will be shared with you during POLs, but you can also fill out the student survey at home using THIS LINK.

Feedback Requested from Gensler Architects

The architects of our beautiful school building at Gensler are asking for our feedback about our experience with our building. If you have about 5 minutes, would you mind reading the message below and taking the survey?
 
” Greetings from Gensler architecture and design! We hope you’re enjoying your new school building. We worked long and hard with DaVinci management team to designed the new facility that you moved into last year!
 
We are proud to have worked with DaVinci as a progressive school and we’re looking to learn more about modern education. We’re conducting a post-occupancy research survey to gather insights about how you are using the different spaces in DaVinci and what you think about them.
 
Thank you for your time!”

Presentations of Learning – Donation Request

This year for POLs, we are humbly requesting parent donations for snacks and/or breakfast items for teachers and staff. This energizes the team for their long week of POLs. If you are interested in donating, this is the link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549a8a82faafa7-breakfast

Thank you to those who have already donated and for those who plan to! It definitely brings smiles to the team’s faces.

We look forward to seeing you on campus for your students’ presentations!

You’re Invited: Sports Complex Ribbon Cutting & Open House – December 20

You’re Invited: Sports Complex Ribbon Cutting & Open House – December 20

We’re excited to announce that there will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House Celebration at the new Wiseburn Sports Complex on Thursday, December 20.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration

Thursday, December 20, 2018
5:30-6:00PM – Speeches & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6:00-7:00PM – Open House

201 N. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA

Stop by for a walk-thru and take a look at the new facilities! All families, staff and community members are welcome to attend. > READ MORE
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