Week 36 Wrap Up: POL Resources and Senior Showcase!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

We are only two weeks away from the end of the school year! And we know what that means… POLs are here!


This week, we had our annual Senior Showcase! Hosted at the Zimmerman Auto Museum, our 12th graders participated in one last special exhibition for families, friends and the DV community. The auto museum was full of live music and displays on a wide range of projects. Projects are focused on honing their design skills and serving the local community: from engineering indoor gardens to supporting local animal shelters, from starting small business selling jewelry and crochet to coordinating the Senior Showcase itself! And the ice cream parlor and food trucks were a big hit, too! See below for photos from the Class of 2023 Senior Showcase!

The DVD yearbooks arrived at school on Wednesday! They are available for pickup and purchase in Mr. White’s room (4205) before school, at lunch and after school. For more information, click here for the full blog post about the 2022-23 Yearbook.

POLs are next Week! POLs give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and presentation skills, and are an opportunity for students to reflect publicly on their learning. Because these are formal presentations, students are expected to wear formal attire. Any student in need of formal attire, please contact the front office and we will do our best to accommodate. Click the links below for grade-level specific information.

Grade 9: 9th Grade POL Overview Page

Grade 10: 10th Grade POL Overview Page

Grade 11: 11th Grade POL Overview Page

Grade 12: Hello 12th grade families, the 12th grade students will be presenting their final POL connected to their senior project on their designated time. Please see the attached schedule to help remind them. Best, 12th grade team.

Week 36-38 Bell Schedule: POLs May 30th-June 6th
Please note: On Friday, June 2nd, school begins at the normal time of 8:40am, NOT at 9:45am. Students should make sure to arrive on time and prepared for POLs on this day.

Key Dates & Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 29th: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day Holiday)
  • Friday, June 2nd: Senior Grad Nite (@ Disneyland)
  • Tues, May 30th – Tues, June 6th: Presentations of Learning (Minimum Days)
  • Wednesday, June 7th: Last Day of School! (Minimum Day)
  • Thursday, June 8th: DVD Graduation Commencement Ceremony
    • Time/Location: 9am at 201 N. Douglas St Campus

Week 36 Campus Highlight: Senior Showcase, Class of 2023