Week 22 Preview + Week 21 Wrap: Black History Month Celebration and POL Excellence Awards

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

What an exciting and fun end to our week! Today, we celebrated the start of Black History Month with our annual community dialogue celebration hosted by the DVD Black Student Union (BSU). The whole school community shared in the joy as students did a series of fantastic celebrity impersonations during the assembly today: we had dance performances from everyone from Drake to Nicki Minaj, from Rihanna to Ciara, and we even had a round of Family Feud hosted by Steve Harvey. See pictures below!

We started our morning today recognizing a stellar group of students at our first ever POL Excellence Awards Breakfast in the Black Box Theater. At this event, students who were nominated for exceptional performances on their Fall 2023 Presentations of Learning got to do a “victory lap” presentation in a TedTalk-style format for families, friends and staff. Students presented websites, architectural designs, stories, and so much more. Congrats again to our POL Excellence Awards Winners! Kinnon Palmer (9), Sarah Arambula (9), Sophia Julin (9), Ethan Dupree (10), Allison Campbell (10), Adan Barbosa (11), Isabelle Ibarra & Sandra Medina (11), Kylie Charfen-Horvath (11), Michael Garcia (12), Sophia Quintanilla (12), and Adan Victoria (12). See more pictures below!

Here is the Week 22 Bell Schedule:

Senior Activities 2024: Prom, Grad Nite, and Graduation

Seniors and Senior Families: This week in English class, DVD Dean Ms. B presented important information for the Class of 2024. See the link here for important dates and ticket regarding Senior Activities!

Important Class of 2024 Dates:

  • Prom – Friday, May 3, 2024
  • Disneyland Grad Nite – Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Graduation Ceremony – Thursday, June 6, 2024 @1pm

Upcoming Events and Other Key Dates:

  • Wed, Feb. 7th: Coffee w/ Admin:
    • 8am or 5pm, in-person OR via Zoom
    • Agenda: 1) Semester 2 Updates, 2) Fall 2023 Survey Data Share-Out, 3) Q&A with Admin
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8331212069
  • Thursday, Feb. 8th: Senior Project Meeting for Families
  • Fri, Feb. 9th 6pm-9pm: Spring Dance!
  • Mon, Feb. 12th: Blood Drive (DVC + American Red Cross)
    • On Monday, February 12th, the DVC National Honor Society is proud to pay it forward and strengthen our community by helping to save lives. We are partnering with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive, and we need your help to make it a success.
    • We invite you to join us. If you can help, please visit the link below:
  • Fri, Feb. 23rd: Progress Reports Sent Home

Week 21 Highlights: Black History Month Celebration and POL Excellence Awards