We are nearing the last academic days of our 2017-18 school year. Please review the final bell schedule and a few announcements.
Announcement from our security team: Please be respectful to all the businesses that surround our campus. Students should never walk through private parking lots or enter private sections in local retail areas. We have received several complaints about our students trespassing on private property. Your cooperation in maintaining positive relations with our business neighbors is appreciated and expected.
Senior Project Announcement: Join us on May 29th for a presentation on the prevalent issue of mental illnesses. A senior project group, DMMI (Debunking Misconceptions about Mental Illnesses), will go over different types of mental illnesses and treatments. The presentation is geared towards parents, but all are welcome to learn more about the subject.
The AT&T Hello Sunshine filmmaker Lab will bring girls to Los Angeles to learn filmmaking from the pros like Reese Witherspoon! The program is FREE and open to teenage girls, transgender or gender non-conforming youth, ages 13-18 at the time of the submission. No previous experience is required.See Reese talk about the program and apply by June 10 here: http://www.fresh-films.com/ATThellosunshine/
DID YOU KNOW ONLY 17% OF CREATORS IN HOLLYWOOD ARE WOMEN? IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THAT!
That’s why we want you to be part of the all-girl AT&T Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab, produced by Fresh Films! This summer, 20 teenage girls will spend 8 days in Los Angeles filming a TV show under the guidance of mentors and professional creators, including some from AT&T and Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company. Hello Sunshine is changing the narrative for women through original storytelling that celebrates the female perspective.
Participants in this program will gain experience in video production by creating a TV show from the ground up! Also, program participants will learn from women leaders making positive change within the film and digital video industries. Apply now through June 10!
JUNE 19-JULY 8
SELECTED PARTICIPANTS NOTIFIED
JULY 26-AUGUST 2
ON-SET PRODUCTION DATES – HQ IS AT AT&T EL SEGUNDO, CA
WRAP PARTY ON LAST DAY OF PROGRAM
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND THE PROGRAM IS FREE!
Create a 90-second video of yourself answering the following question: Why do you want to be part of this program and learn how to tell stories through filmmaking?
Fill out the online application form with the 2 additional short essay questions and upload your video essay where indicated on the form.
APPLY BY JUNE 10 HERE: http://www.fresh-films.com/ATThellosunshine/index.php
Attention Da Vinci families! We are pleased to announce that this Summer we will be offering an SAT Prep Course leading up to the August 25th SAT testing date. The course is a $499 value, but Da Vinci is able to offer it to our students for only $99. Need-based scholarships are also available (please contact the Principal). The course includes 2 full practice tests, 24 hours of instruction, and all materials. Exact dates for the course are below:
Practice Exam #1: 7/22
Week 1: 7/23, 7/25, 7/27
Week 2: 7/30, 8/1, 8/3
Week 3: 8/6
Practice Exam #2: 8/8
Week 3 cont.: 8/10
First Day of School: 8/14
Actual SAT Test Date: 8/25
Classes will take place from 9am to 12pm on campus and the practice exams will takes place from 9am until about 1:30pm (also on campus).
This is a tremendous opportunity for both rising Juniors and Seniors to increase their SAT scores and bolster their college resumes, so don’t miss out! Sign up at:
Skin Care Ox, a beauty and wellness company, is awarding $4,000/year in college scholarships to support the health of college women.
The scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter the company awards two $500 scholarships + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to high school women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals.
Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:
• Award: 2x $500
• Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
+ Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
Reminder:It is our pleasure to announce that we will host a financial aid informational workshop presented by Stephanie Hancock the CollegeAidLady on
May 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm.
The workshop will take place in the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of Da Vinci High School. All 11th grade parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process. This informative presentation will allow you to begin thinking now about answers to “how do we pay for college” before the process begins in the fall. Please refer to the flyers below for more information.
Exploring College Options is hosting a student/parent information session where you can learn more about applying to Ivy League schools such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and more! For information on the Los Angeles information session, see below:
When: Sunday, May 20th, 7:00 PM
Where: Westin Bonaventure
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 92501
Contact Number: (213) 624-1000
For more information, visit: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
Next week (May 7-11) is Teacher Appreciation Week. Many of you have already written thoughtful notes for DVD teachers, but if you have not had a chance to yet, we encourage you to do so. Your notes of appreciation mean so much to our staff who work so hard to support students in their ongoing growth and success.
Parents, would you like a way to show your gratitude for staff but aren’t sure how? Please drop off a note of appreciation at our front desk or you can donate breakfast and snack items for our staff throughout the week. If you are interested, please sign up at the link below.