Archive for May 30, 2014

Very Important Information for Seniors!

Seniors and families: This info sheet was given out this morning (5/30) to all seniors who were present at the Senior Meeting at 10:00 am today.  This outlines check-out procedures, as well as graduation rehearsal and ceremony information. There are specific time frames for handing in iPads, collecting cap & gown, tickets, etc.  Please carefully review and contact us with any questions.

Last Week - Important Senior Info


Guest Speaker: Dr. Tracey Childs – Monday, June 2

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn valuable career lessons!

This Monday, June 2nd, Dr. Tracey Childs, a general surgeon and Da Vinci Design parent, will speak at DVD as part of a healthcare speaker series designed to introduce students to diverse careers in the medical field. Dr. Childs will share her career trajectory, and personal experiences and insights as a surgeon and researcher.

Dr. Childs received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for 28 years. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Saint John’s Health Center.

Please join us!

Who:  Dr. Tracey Childs

When: Monday, June 2, 2014 @ 4 PM

Where: Ms. Adabale’s classroom, Da Vinci Design






Week 37 Update

Hello Designers – POL time has arrived!  See previous post for more details about schedules.

Students: make sure to have your 10 service hours into your advisory teacher before the last day of school (June 6th!)

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday? Come out and support our seniors at the very first Da Vinci Schools Senior Showcase on Saturday, May 31st from 1:00-5:30 at Smoky Hollow Studios in El Segundo.  Seniors from Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Science will be displaying their senior legacy projects.

Have a great week and best of luck with POLs!

week 37 families

Spring 2014 POL Schedules

Below are links to the POL schedules for the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Please contact the grade level teachers for further scheduling questions and information.

Grade 9 Spring POL Schedule

Grade 10 Spring POL Schedule

Grade 11 Spring POL Schedule

Grade 11 POL Rotation Schedule

Grade 12 Spring POL Schedule

Week 36 Update

Hello Design families!  We have arrived at Week 36 – the last week of regularly scheduled classes.  There will be no seminars this week, but rather students will report to Period 1 to gain an extra hour of POL prep each day. POLs will begin on Tuesday 5/27 and make ups may run as late as June 5th.  Grade level teams will be distributing schedules and we will post on the blog once finalized.

There is the third and final Parent Workshop Speaker Series this Tuesday, 5/20 at 6 pm in Room 103.  The topic is Organization and Executive Functioning Strategies presented by South Bay CHADD.  Questions? Email Natasha Morse at

Have a great week, Designers!

week 36 families

SAT Summer Prep – Pilot Program at DVD

Rising seniors – there will be an SAT Summer Prep course offered over the course of 3 weeks (June 16-July 3) for the Math and Verbal sections.  Please see registration form below for details, rules and expectations; review carefully! More applications are available in the front office, or you can print it from this site!  Due by May 23rd to Maria Beltran in the front office.

Summer SAT Prep Course Form

Summer SAT Prep Course Form

Week 35 Update

Hello Designers!  Week 35 is here!  Don’t miss the RACC College Fair at the DV Science Forum being held for ALL Da Vinci Schools on Wednesday 5/14 from 5-8!

Week 35 families

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