Archive for March 29, 2018

March Madness: A Big Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in March College Madness, March 12-23!  The DVD Marching Band kicked everything off with college fight songs during lunch.  Congrats to Seshah Eshete and Kamille Perry for winning the DVD boys vs girls 3 point basketball shootout.  Congrats to Cari Werz’s 9th grade advisory for winning the college door decorating contest—pizza is on the way! 

Honorable mention to all who wore college apparel on the designated day.  Students were engaged as they sat in on presentations from UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Department of Theater, Sci Arc and the ArtCenter of Pasadena. 

The DVD Counseling Team took 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to visit UCs, Cal States, and the Claremont McKenna Colleges (rain or shine)—-we thank teachers and academic coaches for helping us. 

And, lastly we ended the two weeks of activities with DVD alumni talking with students about their college experiences.  Here are some pictures for your viewing enjoyment!

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Thank you,

The DVD Counseling Team

Week 28 Update – Exhibition Week!

Designers, week 28 brings Exhibition this coming Tuesday 3/27! The event runs from 6:00-8:00 pm. We are so excited to experience the amazing projects you have been working so diligently on.

Families and friends, we look forward to hosting you on Tuesday! Friendly reminder that parking is available in the Da Vinci lot and overflow parking will be available around the corner at Karl Storz (located at 2151 E. Grand Ave). Shuttles will be provided from the overflow parking lot to the building and back. These shuttles will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. See map below for a visual:

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Check out the DV Athletics Calendar for info on games this week!


Wiseburn Education Foundation’s annual Family Fun Day, Rock Around the Block, will be held this Saturday, March 24th at Dana Middle School. The biggest fundraising event for the year includes rides, games, silent auction, prizes, food and amazing musical performances by our students.
Please click Rock Around the Block for more details about the event.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Spring 2018 Exhibition Bell Schedule

11th Grade Families- tomorrow’s college field trip info!

Hello 11th grade families-

The 11th grade college field trip is scheduled for tomorrow, and the weather forecast is calling for rain. Please plan to dress accordingly! Wear rain boots (if you have them), or other warm weather proof shoes, warm jackets, long pants/jeans and please bring an umbrella (if you have one). We will be attending the field trip rain or shine, and want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible in the elements that are being predicted.

Thank you!

The DVD Counseling Team

Week 27 Update

Hello, Designers! We hope you are having an excellent start to your weekend.

Hats off to our DVD Leadership crew who put on an awesome school dance last night – the first on this new campus!

Week 27 Events:

  • Thursday 3/22: Grade 11 College Field trip
  • March Madness Continues! See previous POST for activity info

Parents, are you interested in interviewing potential DV high school teacher candidates? There is a hiring symposium on Tuesday 3/20 being hosted by DVC and we are looking for parent volunteers during the following times:

  • 9:00-10:30 am
  • 1:20-3:00 pm

Please email Kate Parsons, Principal, at with your interest along with which session you’d like to attend as a volunteer, or with any questions.

Summer Internships

Applications are now open! Go to to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

See previous POST for more information and flyer!

Exhibition Night Spring 2018

  • Tuesday 3/27, 6:00-8:00 pm – we hope to see you there!
  • Parking available in the Da Vinci lot
  • Overflow parking will be located nearby at Karl Storz (2151 E Grand Ave) and there will be shuttle buses to transport visitors to and from the campus during the hours of 5:30-8:30 pm

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Have a nice weekend!

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DVD celebrates March Madness: 3.12-3.23

Dear DVD Students and Families:

Starting this week and up to March 23rd, Da Vinci Design is celebrating March Madness! These next couple of weeks will be filled with exciting activities that provide necessary information regarding college, with guest speakers and other college prep activities.

Throughout this time, students will also be attending field trips to college campuses to expose them to life on a college campus. See below for more information on activities, including dates:

March Madness Schedule

March Madness Schedule

For students interested in hearing from SCI-Arc, UCLA Theatre, or Art Center-Pasadena on March 20th during lunch, please email to reserve a spot.


Summer Internship Applications – Now Open!

Applications are now open! Go to to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

Internships last for 6 weeks in the summer and students will receive course credit for the internship.

If you have any questions, email Tina Hannouche or Korey Hlaudy


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Week 26 Update

Design families – thank you for your attendance and support at Student Led Conferences! We are so grateful for your commitment to your students’ success.

Week 26 Updates and Info:

  • College Field Trips
    • Grade 10 – Tuesday 3/13
    • Grade 9 – Wednesday 3/14
  • Spring Semi-Formal Dance – Thursday 3/15
    • At 201 N. Douglas Campus in the Black Box Theatre
    • 6:30-9:00 pm
    • Tickets are $10
  • No Classes in Session on Friday 3/16 – staff development day

Have a great weekend!


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Rock Around the Block – March 24

Wiseburn Education Foundation’s annual Family Fun Day, Rock Around the Block, will be held on March 24th at Dana Middle School. The biggest fundraising event for the year includes rides, games, silent auction, prizes, food and amazing musical performances by our students. For the best value, order your tickets before March 19th at:
WEF is  holding an online auction prior to Rock Around the Block. The online auction is now open and closes this Sunday, March 11th at 9pm. Click on the link here to view the extensive selections of goods and services from local merchants and create an account to register to bid.
Proceeds from the auction benefit visual and performing arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, teacher grants, STEM activities and DaVinci High school program grants. Shop and bid to help support our Wiseburn/DaVinci schools!
Senior Committee Fundraiser – Tuesday 3/13
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Week 25 Update – SLC Week, PSAT for 10th graders, Ivy Prep Time Change…

Designers, week 25 brings Student Led Conferences!

You should have received information from your teachers on requirements, sign-ups and scheduling over the past week or two.

Parents/students, please contact a grade-level teacher should have questions regarding SLCs or schedules, or check out the links below:

Grade 9:

Grade 10:

Grade 11:

Grade 12:

PSAT for 10th Graders – 3/7

This will be administered during the school day on Wednesday 3/7 from 9:00-1:00; lunch will be 1:00-1:30 for 10th graders. Please bring an approved calculator, pencil and a snack!

Ivy Prep ACT Classes – Time change, this week only!

Students – remember that IVY Prep ACT Classes are held from 1:40-3:10 pm this week during SLCs!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bell Schedules March 5-9

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Athletics March 5-9

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