Archive for September 30, 2019

Girls Empowerment Conference – Volunteer Opportunity

The LA County Parks and Recreation has invited the young women of DVD to participate in the Girls Empowerment Conference this weekend.

Here are some details:

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 7:00am -3:30pm

Event Location: East LA College

Departure & return will be from Del Aire Park (12601 Isis Ave. Hawthorne, CA). Breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided.

Please see details on this flyer: Girls Empowerment Conference

If you are interested, please bring this flyer to the front office by Tuesday, October 1st: Girls Empowerment Permission Slip

If you have questions, please ask Janelle Jackson at

Week 7 Schedule

Hello Designers!

October is just around the corner! Student Led Conferences will be held during Week 8 (October 7-10). Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm on those days.  Be on the lookout for sign-up links and information sent out by your student’s grade level team. This is an opportunity for students to lead a discussion of their academic progress and goals.

Dana Middle School is looking for student volunteers for their “Spooktacular” event that will take place on Friday, October 25. If you are interested, please click on the following link to register: Dana Spooktacular Event

Below is the schedule for Week 7 and reminders/events for the upcoming weeks:

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  • 10/1: Fire Drill; Makeup Picture Day
  • 10/7-10/10: Student Led Conferences (students dismissed @ 1:30 pm); Senior Portraits (information coming soon)
  • 10/16: FAFSA Workshop @ 5:00 pm in the MPR
  • 10/17: CA Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill
  • 10/18: PD Day – NO SCHOOL

Have a wonderful weekend!


Scholarship Opportunity – Huggable Supermom Scholarship


Huggable Supermom Scholarship is designed to help students with single mothers or students who have closely been impacted by single mothers. Huggable is giving high school scholarship winners $1,000 toward the cost of pursuing their degrees.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the requirements carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.

– Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

– Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

– Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.

– All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

The link for the application and more information will be posted below.


School Pictures Available & Makeup Picture Day

Greetings DVD Families,

Individual student photos are now available for purchase (click on the following link): DVD Student Pictures for Purchase

You can find your student’s photo by clicking on the last name of his/her advisory teacher. After selecting an image, you can pay for the digital download of the image ($21) or printed copies of the image (starting at $10). If you have any questions, please contact Stacee Lianna (DVD Photographer) at

Stacee will be here next Tuesday (10/1) to do makeup photos for any students who missed picture day or for students who’d just like a re-take.

Thank you,


Spring 2020 Puerto Rico Trip

Hello DVD families,

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to register for our Puerto Rico Spring Break is this Monday, Sept 30. There are only 10 spots left! For all the tour details, including price and to enroll online, please: Click Here

You can also enroll by calling 888-333-9756 Monday – Friday before 3pm PST. You will need our group’s specific tour code: 2288762KA. Please be aware that of the prices increase on October 1st, 2019

For questions, please contact Ada Wood at or by calling Da Vinci Design.

Last/KPCC’s Open House

Juniors and Seniors,

LAist/KPCC’s annual open house (read: free daytime hang) is Sunday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a great way to see the inner workings of a news operation, get some goodies, meet the team of actual human people who write articles for you and your community, and ask us questions IRL.

Spend the afternoon touring the newsroom, participating in a mock-editorial meeting, indulging in food truck gluttony, and being thanked for supporting local journalism. To RSVP you can click on the link provided.

ATLAS Winter 2020 Travel Club Information

Dear Parents, Guardians & Students,

We are thrilled to announce that ATLAS, our travel club, will be traveling to Europe during Winter of 2020, and would like to invite you to learn more about this opportunity! Please join us for a mandatory meeting for parents and students interested in the 2020 Winter trip to France and Spain with EF Educational Tours.

The meeting will begin tomorrow Tuesday, September 24th at 6:15 pm in the Black Box Theater on the first floor of our campus.

At the meeting, we will discuss what we’ll see and do, travel logistics, how to earn high school/college credit, and affordable payment options. Please RSVP for this event by Monday, 9/23, whether or not you can attend. You can RSVP here:

Enrollment will open at the end of the meeting. Enrollments will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, email Korey Hlaudy at We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for more info: ATLAS 2019 Information

Week 6 Schedule/Reminders

Hello Designers!

Our first School Site Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 24th @ 4:15 pm. All DVD families are invited to attend!

Below is the schedule for Week 6 and reminders about upcoming events.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

Week 6 (2)


  • 9/24: School Site Council Meeting @ 4:15 pm; DVD Atlas Winter 2020 Meeting @ 6:00 pm
  • 9/27: DVD Community Dialogue
  • 10/7-10: SLC (Student-led Conferences) Week – students will be dismissed @ 1:30 pm

Seniors- The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Youth Awards


The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! The Youth Awards will award students who are the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project.

Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Recipients will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country including: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. (eligible students should apply to the region nearest to their area of residence).

Applicants and recipients will become part of HHF’s network of 100,000+ professionals and funneled into its cycle of leadership pipeline, where we meet America’s priorities in the classroom and workforce.

To be considered, student’s must meet the following criteria:

• Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020

• Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale

• Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021

• Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)

• If selected, attendance to regional ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense

• Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 15th. Students can apply at

Please contact or (202)861-9797 ext.114 with any questions.


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