Archive for January 31, 2016

ATLAS – Upcoming Trip Information Meeting – February 10th

ATLAS is on the move again! We have three awesome trips lined up and have plenty of room for more students. This summer we’ll be heading to Peru for a service-learning trip where we’ll learn about art and culture. In December, we’ll travel to Dublin, London, and Paris where we’ll learn about the development of Western Europe’s finest capitals. The next stop will be Athens, Florence, and Rome where we’ll explore the architectural breakthroughs of the Renaissance.

If you’d like to learn more about these trips and reserve your first-come, first-serve spot, join us at our next information meeting!

When: Wednesday, February 10 @ 6:15 pm

Where: DVD in Room 105 (Korey’s room)

Who: Any interested DVD student and their families

You can find more information before the meeting here:


ATLAS Info Meeting Night Flyer

Week 21 Update

Designers, Week 21 leads up to some big events.

  • We have our school-wide Lockdown Drill and the Summer Enrichment Fair on Thursday 2/4.
  • We also have a lot of sporting events that you can attend to support the DV Wolves! See schedule below.
  • 9th grade Parents – enrollment at ECC for students will be moved to Monday and Tuesday of next week. Please make sure your student brings all information requested.  The most often missing items are social security number and a complete, correct address.  Contact the school with any questions. (Letter home and other forms below the update!)

Week 21 dvd families 15-16



Boys Varsity Basketball Home 4:30

Girls Soccer Away 6:00 pm


Boys Soccer Away 3:00

Girls Basketball Home 4:30 pm


Boys Soccer Away 4:00

Girls Soccer Away 3:30

Boys JV Basketball Home 4:30

Girls Basketball Away 3:30


Boys Soccer Away 5:30 (at Anza)

Boys Varsity Basketball Away


9th Grade Family Information – Pathways and Enrollment


Pathways Information 2016 - Letter to Families_Page_1 Pathways Information 2016 - Letter to Families_Page_2 Career Pathways Letter Spanish_Page_1 Career Pathways Letter Spanish_Page_2 ECC Concurrent Enrollment Form El Camino College Application Checklist for families

For 9th Grade Families: Pathway Course Info and ECC Enrollment

9th grade families: We are excited to share with you that our freshman class will be the first to embark on a full 4-year design career pathway that will earn them college credits via El Camino College! Your student should have received a small packet (either yesterday or today) including the following:

We are asking that parents/guardians help students fill out the concurrent enrollment form and questionnaire so that they can apply online for El Camino College alongside a counselor on Friday during their Art & Design class.

If you have any questions about the ECC application, enrollment or the pathway courses in general, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Parsons.  (

Pathways Information 2016 - Letter to Families_Page_1 Pathways Information 2016 - Letter to Families_Page_2

Important! Senior Updates!

Da Vinci Design Senior Parents and Guardians,

Senior projects will be kicking off after Spring Break, and the senior team wanted to inform you of upcoming dates, deadlines, and requirements to participate in the projects. Senior projects are an assignment that students plan and implement themselves and this results in a different schedule for seniors during this time period. We welcome and encourage you all to attend the parent info. night which is going to be held next Tuesday Feb. 2nd at 5:30 pm in Stoll’s room 403. There will also be a question and answer period during this meeting. Your student was given a “proposal packet” with a parent letter that should be returned by Feb. 19th.

FAFSA Workshop Night, tomorrow Jan. 27, 5:30pm-7pm in 10th grade art teacher Patrick’s computer lab Room 208. Computers are limited, so get there on time! Don’t worry, there is another FAFSA workshop on Wed. Feb. 24 if you can’t make it tomorrow.

Cal Grant forms are due back to your counselor by this Friday Jan. 29. They were handed out last week. If you lost your form, please print out one of the attachments.



Week 20 Update

Hello Designers! Week 20 brings the first of two FAFSA Workshops for Senior Families in Room 208 as well as an amazing collaborative event between the LA Galaxy Foundation and Da Vinci Design students (see previous post for details) at Hawthorne Memorial Park.  We also have many sports games this week – come out and support your Wolves!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Week 20 2015-16 families

School Site Council Members – reminder about our meeting on Thursday at 5:00 pm!  Please RSVP if you have not yet.  Thank you!

REMINDER-Riordan Scholars SBI meeting on 1/23/16

This is a final reminder that the second meeting for the SBI program will be held on the Communications campus on Saturday 1/23 starting at 9am. Please go to the back of the Design campus and enter through the Communications gates. There will not be anyone available to open the doors at Design.

Tomorrow’s session should be exciting and engaging and will feature information that you won’t want to miss!

Summer Job Opportunity for DV students with Galileo Summer Camps

Designers – Galileo summer camps is very interested in hiring Da Vinci students as their summer interns to help run the camp.  The positions are paid ($10-$13 per hour) and run 6-8 weeks in the summer.  To apply, students should complete an online application here:  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so the sooner students apply the better chance they will have of getting a position.  More details are listed in the flyer below.

For any additional questions, reach out to Natasha Morse at

Galileo Internship flyer for students

Reminder-Riordan Saturday Business Institute meeting-1/23/16

Reminder of upcoming Riordan Scholars Saturday Business Institute meeting

on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

The meeting will be held from 9am-1pm.

Please note that this month’s meeting willl be held at DaVinci Communications. Please enter through the Communications entrance at the rear of the school:

Please mark your calendars for the next meeting dates:

-February 20,2016
-March 19, 2016

Please see Ms. KGB if you need additional information!

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