Archive for December 29, 2015

Last Day of Semester 1 – Tomorrow, Thursday 12/17

Designers – Congratulations on finishing Semester 1 POLs!

This post is a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day of semester 1! We are running a normal school day from 9:00-3:55.  You will see each of your classes plus advisory and CD at the end of the day.

There is no school on Friday 12/18 as it is a staff development day for teachers.

Report cards will be sent out Saturday 12/19; please allow at least 2-3 business days for delivery.


Seniors…don’t forget to match your Naviance Family Connection and Common App accounts!

If you are applying to a college/university via the Common Application, you must “match” or “bridge” your Common Application account to your Naviance Family Connection account. This was demonstrated in your College Writing class, but if you need a refresher, click play for a video tutorial:

See your College Counselor before the winter break with any questions!


DVD Continues Normal POL Schedule Today

LA Unified has just announced that they are closed today following a bomb threat made toward one of their board members. (Story: )

Because there has been no threat made to DV or Wiseburn, we will hold school today as we normally do unless directed to do otherwise. We will keep you posted.

Week 17 Update – Last Week of S1

Designers – can you believe next week is the last week of first semester?  Congratulations on your first week of POLs being complete; only 3 more POL days to go!

Next Thursday is the last day of Semester 1 and we will be running a normal 9-3:55 schedule.  No class on Friday 12/18.  Report cards will be sent out Saturday 12/19.

Don’t forget about the Ice Skating fundraiser which is being run by Senior Committee on December 17th from 7-10 pm at Toyota Sports Center.  See flyer on the last post for more details!

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Buy your Yearbook Now! Price increase after Friday Dec. 11th!

Designers – buy your yearbook before December 11th for the lowest price, $45!  Prices increase after that date.

You can purchase yearbooks online with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal at (search for Da Vinci Design).

Please see message below from our Yearbook Advisor and 9th grade Art & Design teacher, Cari Werz Maconochie and contact her with any questions at

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SENIORS…have you “officially” sent your SAT/ACT scores?

If not, you MUST do this in order for your application to be complete and for you to be considered for admission in Fall 2016 even if you have included them on your application. The scores you reported are not “official” unless they come from the testing agency ( for SAT or for ACT). This goes for public and private colleges. Please follow the instructions below:

CSU and the SAT/ACT info:

Scroll down to where it says “SAT” or “ACT”

Step by step video tutorial for SAT:

Step by Step video tutorial for ACT:

FOR UCs ONLY: if you applied to multiple UC campuses, you only need to send it to 1 campus you applied to! The UCs will then share it with all UC schools you applied to.

See your counselor before the Winter Break with any questions!



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