Archive for June 22, 2016

Summer Work for Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders…

Designers, we hope you are having a wonderful start to your summer!  As a reminder, each grade level has summer assignment to complete by the start of the school year on August 16. Please see the details for each grade level below:

Rising 10th graders (Class of 2019)

  • World History reading + written responses
  • Teacher contact:
  • Teacher Website with resources and PDF of the book:
  • Letter to families: 2016 Summer Reading Letter World History
  • Summary: For the incoming 10th grade World History students and families, a summer reading assignment was handed out to freshman at the of the year. This assignment is designed to prepare students for their first social science course at Da Vinci Design, as well as to begin thinking critically about history. Information and instructions as well as a PDF copy of the book are located on Heidi Jones’ Weebly website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heidi Jones.

Rising 11th graders (Class of 2018)

Rising 12th graders (Class of 2017)

Please contact the teachers directly with any questions as you work on your assignments.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

FREE Summer Art Camp at ESMoA for High school students

Designers – ESMoA (El Segundo Museum of Art) is offering FREE arts programming for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in Summer 2016!

Summer Camp @ ESMoA is a two-week studio intensive workshop coinciding with Experience 23: MATTER. Campers will explore the Experience through gallery discussion and art activities. They will work alongside professional, working artists and have the opportunity to build and expand upon their own portfolio.

Camp runs Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 29 from 10 am- 3 pm each day, but camp staff can be flexible and accommodate students’ work schedules. There is limited space, but spots are still available so apply as soon as you can!

For more information about Summer Camp and to download an application, click the link below or visit

Class of 2016 Graduated Seniors- don’t forget to order your Antioch transcript!

Newly Graduated Seniors! You must order your official Antioch University transcript for any college classes you took during your time here (US History 101 and 102 Junior year, and Art History Senior year) be sent to the 4 year university you will be attending in the Fall. DV Design/Antioch will not be doing this- YOU need to request it! For more info, click on the link below:

Here is the form you need to fill out to request your FREE official copy:

Please check off “First Transcript Order- Complementary Transcript Packet” in the above form. Please make your request after June 22nd to allow your Art History grades and comments to post.

UC deadline for documents: July 1st

CSU deadline for documents: July 15th

Private/other colleges: vary- check with your college directly (assume July 1st to avoid any confusion)

**If your college is requiring you to submit your college transcript and you do not submit your Antioch transcript by the college’s deadline, your admission can be revoked*

Reminder—Princeton Review ACT Prep class on Thursday, June 9

This is a reminder for the students who are enrolled in the Princeton Review ACT Prep class that although school is not in session on June 9th (Thursday), there will still be an ACT Prep class. It is important that students attend this last class because it will be their last class to review and ask questions of the instructor before the actual ACT test on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The class starting time (4:15pm) and the classroom will remain the same.

Last Day of School is Tomorrow!

Designers – tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8th is the last day of school for the 2015-16 year!

This will be the last day to hand in service hours, and it is also the last CD of the year! Tomorrow is a full day running 9:00-3:55.  The schedule is below.

If you are attending summer school, the first session starts Monday, June 13th at 8 am.

Last Day Schedule: June 8th
Period 1 9:00 – 9:40
Period 4 9:45 – 10:25
Period 5 10:30 – 11:10
Advisory/CD 11:15 – 12:20
Lunch 12:20 – 12:50
Period 8 12:55 – 1:50
Period 9 1:55 – 2:50
Period 12 2:55 – 3:55

Week 38 Update – Last Week, Graduation, Senior Info and more!

Designers, next week is our last week together for the 15-16 school year!  Week 38 update is below.

Please note the special schedules for next week:

Monday is a regularly scheduled POL day (AM and PM sessions).

Tuesday is a minimum day due to graduation (9:00-1:30) and all students should be present on campus during this time. POLs will still run as normally scheduled, which means some students may need to stay past the 1:30 time to finish their POL.

Wednesday is the last day of school and is a normal 9:00-3:55 day

Report cards will be mailed out Friday afternoon. Please allow 2-3 business days for them to arrive.

Summer School Session 1 begins Monday 6/13 if you are enrolled.

SENIORS – graduation is Tuesday 6/7!  Some information for students and families:

Where: Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College

When: ceremony begins at 5:00 pm, doors open at 4:30 pm

Parking: multiple lots are available; bring $3 in exact change to pay for parking permits

Students should arrive by 4:00 and meet on the North Patio (to the right of the auditorium entrance)

Other senior/graduate info…

Caps & Gowns: Seniors can pick up their caps, gowns and tickets either Friday 6/3 or Monday 6/6 from 9:00-11:00 at the principal’s office.

Senior Breakfast, Awards and final checkouts: Monday 6/6 from 8-12

Graduation Rehearsal: Tuesday 6/7 from 9:00-10:30

Grad Nite: Wednesday 6/8, be at DVD by 3 pm, depart by 4 pm, arrive back by 3 am.

Diploma Pick-up: Friday 6/10 from 10 am-12 pm

Week 38 15-16 families