Archive for January 31, 2017

Fall 2016 CSF Applications

  • CSF Applications (California Scholarship Federation)   
    • DUE: Thursday 2/16/17
  • All grades 9-12 are eligible to apply
  • Based on Fall 2016 semester grades (report card or transcript MUST be attached to application)
  • Lunch meeting 2/8 in Ms. Jones room (205) for students needing assistance filling out the application
  • Applications are available outside Nicole’s office and also attached here CSF_Student_Application- CSF Application Directions  dvdCSFCoursesFall2016
  • Applications are to be turned into the crate outside Nicole’s office door
  • There is no minimum GPA, eligibility is based on points


2017-2018 Start Date & Calendar

Designers, click on the link below to access the calendar that was recently Board approved for next school year.

DVD 2017-2018 Planning Calendar for Families

You will notice that the first day of school is on AUGUST 22, which is about a week later than usual.

We respectfully request that you plan any summer travel or holiday travel during school breaks, especially with this advance notice. It is crucial that students are in class every day.  Thank you in advance!


Week 21 Update

Designers, below is the Week 21 Update.

10th graders – Family College Meetings begin this week! Make sure to sign up for a time slot with your counselor HERE.

There are no school-wide or special events this week. Support your DV Wolves sports teams in their final games.

Have a nice weekend, DVD!

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Don’t forget- College Fair TONIGHT!

WHAT: Regional Admissions Counselors of California (RACC) will be hosting a College Fair for ALL DV School’s students and families

WHEN: Wednesday January 25th 6pm-7:30pm

WHERE: Dana Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room; 5504 W. 135th St. Hawthorne CA 90250; just east of DV Science campus

WHO: 50 out of state colleges and universities will be in attendance! Below is a partial list:

American University
Baylor University
Colby Sawyer College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Elon University
Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Hawaii Pacific University
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Miami University
Mississippi State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Seton Hall University
Southern Methodist University
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Delaware
University of Glasgow
University of Kansas

Questions? Contact Erin Knott ( or Nicole Cabalar (

REMINDER—-Sophomore Families: Sign Up for your Family Meeting with the College Counselors

Dear Da Vinci Design Sophomore Families,

Continuing throughout the month of February, counselors will be holding small group family meetings with sophomore families and students from their caseloads. It is expected that all sophomore families sign-up for a time and attend these meetings.

There are still time slots available–Don’t forget to sign up in order to receive important information for junior year!

In these meetings, counselors will discuss:

  • Preparing for Junior Year
  • How to build your college list
  • College entrance exams
  • Naviance Family Connection
  • Different College systems
  • Important college admission requirements
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time.

Families: Please sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link:

Karen Grace Baker, Last Names A-K (

Erin Knott, Last Names L-Z (

Nicole Cabalar, IEP/504/Transfer Students A-Z (

Sign-up days and times are first come, first served, so we recommend signing up early to get a time slot most convenient for you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the emails included above.

Week 20 Update: RACC College Fair, Ivy Prep Parent Night and more…

Designers, don’t miss the RACC College Fair on Wednesday 1/25 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Dana. There will be 50 out-of-state colleges present for you to engage with!

Parents of 9th and 11th graders, there is a parent night hosted by Ivy Prep on Thursday 1/26 in Room 102 to provide a more in-depth overview of Practice ACT test results from this week.

Also, don’t forget about the open house at the new DV high school building tomorrow from 10-2 at 201 N. Douglas. All are welcome!

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REMINDER-Riordan SBI meeting –Saturday, January 21 from 9am-1pm

Riordan SBI Students,

This is a reminder (you should already have it on your calendars) that there is a Riordan SBI meeting THIS Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  For this meeting only, it will be held on the Communications campus. Please have your parents drop you off in the back gate near Communications and Ms. Brittany Goodacre, Communications Counselor will be there to open the gate for you.  Class will be held in Mr. Adam Eynon’s classroom–there will be signs to direct you there.

Your mentors are looking forward to seeing you.

They will providing you with some snacks, but you want to be sure to eat a good breakfast. You may also want to bring something additional of your own to eat and/or drink with you as there will be a short break time when you will be allowed to eat.

Have fun!

Practice ACT Results and ACT Prep Class Opportunity

In the fall, DVD 10th graders took a practice ACT exam and today, DVD 9th and 11th graders did the same.

All practice ACT test results will be distributed in the following ways:

  • Grade 9 – Parent Night on Thursday, 1/26 from 5 pm – 6 pm
  • Grade 10 – During small group family meetings set up by the counselors (beginning early February)
  • Grade 11 – Parent Night on Thursday, 1/26 from 5 pm – 6 pm

If families are unable to attend these meetings, the test results will be passed out by counselors or Advisory teachers during school at a later date.

Please see below for more information regarding the grade 9 and grade 11 Parent Night:

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If your student is interested in an 8-week ACT prep course that will be held on DVD’s campus for $100, please see below to sign-up:



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