Alumni visit siblings and cousins

 

Great to see DVD Alumni visiting siblings and cousins on campus just before the Thanksgiving break for our first Alumni Siblings Day!  Eric Morelos (2020), Kayla Edwards (2022), Narcisco Sanchez (2022), Skyler Gilmore (2020), Melissa Barahona (2020), Marisol Rangel (2021), Jessie Villoslada (2021) Samantha Beltran (2021), Jason Rodgers (2022), Marynel Arias (2022), Leilah Harper (2022), Leah Gilner (2019), Rodney Bates (2019), Lilah Davis (2021), Brianna Nava (2021), Alex Felix (2021), Andrea Felix (2021), Josue Meza (2021), Obe Mclean (2022), Judah Mclean (2016) and Brianna Willis (2017 DVC).

 

Exhibition Week Wrap Up and End Of Semester Schedules (Happy November Break!)

Greetings Designers and Design Families!

What a great week at Design! Congratulations to our 10th and 12th grade for a fantastic Fall Exhibition on Tuesday night. We are so proud of our students and teachers for displaying such amazing work. And thank you to all of our families, friends, alumni and community members for showing up in support – it is the presence of our school community members that make these Exhibitions so special! See below for pictures from Exhibition Night!

Friday 11/18 was packed full of fun activities before break! Shout out to our Alumni Coordinator Pam Baker for coordinating our first ever Alumni Sibling day. It was such a pleasure welcoming graduates back to be on campus and to share their post-secondary experiences with DVD students. Also, our 12th graders went on the annual Downtown LA field trip, and had a chance to bond as a class while getting to explore the culture of downtown. And finally, our 9th grade Fundamentals of Design honors students got a chance to go on a Real World Learning field trip to local architecture firm RIOS with their teacher Mrs. Ryan! See photos from the 9th grade field trip below!

Last but not certainly not least: I want extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of the DVD families who made contributions to our DVD staff gratitude baskets; thanks to all of you for donating time, treats, and messages of gratitude to our staff to help send them off on a much deserved break with a little something to let them know how appreciated they are. We love our DVD families! And, we wish all of you a restful, safe, and fun holiday break!

When we return from the November break, we will have three weeks left of the Fall 2022 semester. Please remember that POLs start on 12/8, and these are minimum days: students will be released early at 1:45pm on POL days. See the Week 15-17 schedules here:

Key Upcoming Dates & Events:

  • 11/21-11/25: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, 11/28: School Resumes
  • 12/1 & 12/2: Last Days for Seminars
  • 12/8-12/15: Presentations of Learning (POLs) – Minimum Day Schedule
  • Friday, 12/15: Last Day of Semester One

Week 14 Highlights: Exhibition Fall 2022 (11/15)

Week 14 Highlights: 9th Grade Art Honors RIOS Field Trip (11/18)

You’re Invited: Diversity Design Challenge

Diversity design challenge

Da Vinci Design School cordially invites you to their Diversity Design Challenge!

Students will be pitching physical product solutions that solve everyday challenges in their communities. The top 2-4 ideas will be launched as businesses the following semester. We are in search of judge panelists that can provide feedback to our students for one or both of our idea pitch sessions:

Dates:
Wednesday, November 30 10:25 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday, December 1 1:10 pm – 2:45 pm

Location: 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245

To RSVP, please click here.

National Portfolio Day

Designers,
It’s time to show off what you’ve been doing for the past few years! National Portfolio Days are annual events typically held in multiple locations across the United States, Canada and Europe.
 
Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a review of your portfolio before applying to colleges or universities.

Meet one on one with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and receive valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio prior to submitting your application. No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered at National Portfolio Days. Some college and university representatives may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application. Others have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definitive portfolio decision at the time of your review.

If there is a particular school you are hoping to meet with, please visit that school’s website to learn more about the dates they will be available.

Sunday Nov 29th, 2022. 

Register Now !

Staff Appreciation

 

 

Dear DVD Students, Parents, and Guardians,

 As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, we are all grateful for the tremendous work of our school staff – from our teachers to counselors to paraeducators to custodians to front office staff. To show our appreciation, we are organizing Thanksgiving baskets to deliver to our school staff on Thursday, November 17th. The idea is that each staff member will receive one basket containing treats and words of appreciation from students and parents/guardians.

 

Here is how you can contribute to the baskets of Thanksgiving:

  1. Items: If you are interested and able to purchase something to show your appreciation, please consider non-perishable items such as: individually wrapped : popcorn, gummies, trail mix, chips, hot chocolate, pretzels, candy, cookies, gift cards ($5) to target, Starbucks, coffee, sparkling water, tea, and any other non-perishable snacks. We need donated items collected by: Wednesday November 16th. All items can be left on the first-floor front office.

  1. Words of Appreciation: There is nothing that means more to school staff than words of appreciation or encouragement. Please consider handwriting a note of thanks or typing one digitally here: DVD Staff Appreciation Notes We will be printing these digital messages and including all words of appreciation in the baskets. Handwritten notes can be dropped off by Wednesday November 16th. 

With gratitude for your ongoing encouragement and support,

 

Russell Stoll and Kirk Takeyama

Principal and Assistant Principal

Staff Appreciation

Dear DVD Students, Parents, and Guardians,

 As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, we are all grateful for the tremendous work of our school staff – from our teachers to counselors to paraeducators to custodians to front office staff. To show our appreciation, we are organizing Thanksgiving baskets to deliver to our school staff on Thursday, November 17th. The idea is that each staff member will receive one basket containing treats and words of appreciation from students and parents/guardians.

 

Here is how you can contribute to the baskets of Thanksgiving:

  1. Items: If you are interested and able to purchase something to show your appreciation, please consider non-perishable items such as: individually wrapped : popcorn, gummies, trail mix, chips, hot chocolate, pretzels, candy, cookies, gift cards ($5) to target, Starbucks, coffee, sparkling water, tea, and any other non-perishable snacks. We need donated items collected by: Wednesday November 16th. All items can be left on the first-floor front office.

  1. Words of Appreciation: There is nothing that means more to school staff than words of appreciation or encouragement. Please consider handwriting a note of thanks or typing one digitally here: DVD Staff Appreciation Notes We will be printing these digital messages and including all words of appreciation in the baskets. Handwritten notes can be dropped off by Wednesday November 16th. 

With gratitude for your ongoing encouragement and support,

 

Russell Stoll and Kirk Takeyama

Principal and Assistant Principal

Staff Appreciation

Dear DVD Students, Parents, and Guardians,

 As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, we are all grateful for the tremendous work of our school staff – from our teachers to counselors to paraeducators to custodians to front office staff. To show our appreciation, we are organizing Thanksgiving baskets to deliver to our school staff on Thursday, November 17th. The idea is that each staff member will receive one basket containing treats and words of appreciation from students and parents/guardians.

 

Here is how you can contribute to the baskets of Thanksgiving:

  1. Items: If you are interested and able to purchase something to show your appreciation, please consider non-perishable items such as: individually wrapped : popcorn, gummies, trail mix, chips, hot chocolate, pretzels, candy, cookies, gift cards ($5) to target, Starbucks, coffee, sparkling water, tea, and any other non-perishable snacks. We need donated items collected by: Monday November 14th. All items can be left on the first-floor front office.

  1. Words of Appreciation: There is nothing that means more to school staff than words of appreciation or encouragement. Please consider handwriting a note of thanks or typing one digitally here: DVD Staff Appreciation Notes We will be printing these digital messages and including all words of appreciation in the baskets. Handwritten notes can be dropped off by Monday November 14th. 

With gratitude for your ongoing encouragement and support,

 

Russell Stoll and Kirk Takeyama

Principal and Assistant Principal

Week 14 Preview: Exhibition Night Nov. 15th!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Next week is our Fall Exhibition Night! Our Sophomores and Seniors have been hard at work preparing projects that demonstrate their skills and knowledge. We are excited to invite all parents, families, friends, and community members to DVD Exhibition Night Tues, Nov. 15th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

This week, a group of DVD students from all grade levels had the exciting opportunity to go the LAX Aviation Career Day fair. From piloting and TSA to fire department and construction trades, students had an opportunity to learn all about what careers look like in the setting of a huge and local economic driving force: LAX airport. The event was hosted on the LAX tarmac, where students not only engaged with employers in a range of fields, but got to tour different aircraft and even sit in first class. See photos from the event below!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, tomorrow (11/11) is a school and national holiday in recognition of those who dedicated their time and lives to military service. To our veterans and to our military families: thank you for your service.

See the Week 14 bell schedule here:

Key Upcoming Dates & Events:

  • Friday, 11/11: Veteran’s Holiday – NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, 11/15: Exhibition Night (10th & 12th grades)
    • All families, friends, alumni, and community members welcome!
    • Location: Da Vinci Design, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Friday, 11/18: Alumni Sibling Day
    Are you a DVD graduate? Come visit us! Contact Pam Baker at pbaker@davincischools.org for more details.
  • 11/21-11/25: Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 12/8-12/15: Presentations of Learning (POLs) – Minimum Day Schedule

Week 13 Highlight: LAX Aviation Career Day Field Trip

Dual Enrollment Information Session (Da Vinci Schools)

Hello Designers,

For any student interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses during the school year and/or summer? El Camino College is offering a Dual Enrollment Information Session:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5:00-6:00 p.m.


This 1-hour workshop is for prospective high school students and parents to receive an overview of Dual Enrollment in traditional El Camino College classes as well as in classes offered in partnership with your high school.


No registration necessary – join via link below at 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

https://elcamino-edu.zoom.us/j/85331702670

 

Thank you.

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