Archive for July 14, 2021

Applications Open: Overnighter Camp Leaders and Seminar Directors

Greetings Class of 2022, Class of 2023, and Families,

Are you going to be a Junior or Senior at Da Vinci Design in the coming school year? If yes, then we need you!

We are looking for Overnighter Camp Leaders and Seminar Directors for Fall 2021. Please use the links here (and posted on the blog) to apply for one or both of these exciting opportunities.

Overnighter Camp Leaders: From August 23rd to August 26th, host our incoming 9th and 10th graders at Camp Pondo for the DVD Overnighter Camp! Click here for details and for instructions to apply to be an Overnighter Leader.

Seminar Directors: If you have ever wanted to plan and teach your own seminar class at DVD, this is your chance! Click here for details and for instructions to apply to be a Seminar Director.

Applications for both opportunities are due no later than Wednesday, July 28th. Email your applications to DVD Assistant Principal Santa Acuna at .

DVD New Families 2021 Webinar & Slides

Greetings New Students and Families,

Once again, welcome to Da Vinci Design! It was a pleasure sharing a bit of what DVD is all about during our webinar on Wednesday night. If you would like to review any of the information Ms. Acuña and I shared, or if you were not able to watch the webinar live, see the links below for a recording of the webinar and to see the slides that we shared:

After the webinar, there was a Q&A session where we answered clarifying questions. Please check out the DVD FAQs for New Families document here for additional information covered.

Looking forward to meeting you all in the new school year!

Russell Stoll
DVD Principal

Apply to participate in a virtual Job Shadow Day with RIOS (an LA Design Firm)!

WHAT: Join RIOS for a mentoring session with members of RIOS, a multi-disciplinary design firm located in Los Angeles.  These sessions provide a “day-in -the-life” experience to individuals interested in careers offered at RIOS. RIOS is a multi-disciplinary firm located in Los Angeles. Da Vinci students will be paired with a mentor whom they will “shadow” throughout the session. Students will be able to shadow a mentor in any of the following positions: 


-Landscape Architect 

-Industrial + Product Designer

-Computational Designer

WHEN: Thursday, August 5th 2021, 1-4pm via Zoom 

WHO: This program is available to Da Vinci Design students who are entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

WHEN: The Shadow Day you’re applying for will be held on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 from 1-4pm via Zoom.

WHERE: This program will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. (Eventually, we’ll transition to in-person meetings) 

HOW TO APPLY:  Complete this application by Monday, July 18th at 5pm! 

Shadow Day Schedule: Please note this may change as we switch over to in-person sessions (1PM-4PM)

  • 1-1:15pm Group Intro: Overall introduction to RIOS
  • 1:15-2pm Demonstration: Students will meet individually or in small groups with a member of the RIOS team. The RIOS member will give a description of the types of projects they are working on, the software/tools that they use to perform their jobs, and what a typical day looks like for them. 
  • 2-3pm Design Exercise: based on the student’s interests, the RIOS mentor will provide the student with an exercise to complete. This will provide the student with a hands on experience related to their career of interest. At the end of the exercise, the RIOS member will provide one-on-one feedback and support on their skills. 
  •  3-4pm Mentoring Session: The RIOS member will get to know the student. This session will provide a platform for the student to discuss their career goals, concerns and ask any questions they may have.

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