Week 36 & End of Year Updates

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

This week was the last week of regular classes at DVD! And, we had so much to celebrate as we wrap up what has been a great year at DVD. We marked our Seniors’ final exhibition with the annual Senior Showcase event on Wednesday night. Then, our Queer Student Union hosted a community dialogue in honor of Pride Month on Friday morning. Finally, we are ending the week by dancing it out with “Banda Night” hosted by our Latinx Student Union. See below for photos from the 12th grade Senior Showcase event!

Presentations of Learning (POLs) are happening NEXT WEEK (5/28 – 6/4). POLs are performance based assessments which give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and presentation skills, and they give students space to reflect publicly on their learning.

Please note: PowerSchool access is locked for students and parents starting 5/28 and through summer for end of semester report card preparation, and in order to prepare schedules for the Fall 2024 semester. If you have questions regarding Spring 2024 report cards or grades, reach out to your counselor via email, and you will receive a reply when school staff return in August.

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 be happy to accommodate.

Here is the Week 37 + 38 Bell Schedule:

Graduation Ceremony Info for 12th Grade Parents/Guardians and Families:

As graduation nears, we wanted to provide you with specific information regarding the day of the Graduation Ceremony. In order to accommodate everyone for this large gathering and celebration, please review this key information, and click here for more info:

DVD Graduation Parent Information (Spring 2024)

  • DVD Graduation Ceremony Start Time: June 6th, 2024 at 1:00PM
  • Guests Arrive and Doors Open: 12:00PM 
  • *All Graduates MUST arrive at 12:00PM*
  • Address: 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245
  • Parking Main lot: 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245 (passes required)
  • Parking Overflow Lot: 550 Continental, El Segundo, CA 90245
  • Live Stream Link:  https://youtube.com/live/Vtq6_2HJy2Q

10th Grade Design Pathways Selection Resources

Leading up to POLs, 10th grade students have been receiving information in their Fundamentals of Design 2 class with Mr. Kartez about the CTE Pathway Selection process. During POLs, Sophomores will complete a survey selecting their preferences for whether they want to be in the Architecture, Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, or Fine Arts pathway. This pathway course selection will dictate their  schedule for 11th and 12th grade year.
Please look at the resource posted here so that you can help discuss this important decision as a family: Class of 2026 Pathways Selection Slides For Families
The final decision will be made in their Sophomore design class as part of their POLs. ALL Sophomores must complete the Pathways Selection Survey in order to have their preference considered for their 11th grade courses.
For questions, please reach out to your counselor.

Key Dates and Upcoming Events

  • Tues, May 28th – Tues, June 4th: Presentations of Learning (POLs)
    • Minimum day schedules – school out at 1:45pm
    • *NOTE: School starts at 8:40am on Friday, 5/31 (not 9:45am) due to POL schedule
  • Wed, June 5th: Last Day of Classes for 2023-24 School Year
  • Thurs, June 6th at 1pm: DVD Graduation Ceremony
    • 12pm: Call time for all graduates
    • Location: Gym @ 201 N. Douglas, tickets required
  • Fri, June 7th: Report Cards Mailed Home
  • Mon, June 10th: First Day of Summer Session 1

Week 36 Campus Highlights: 12th Grade Exhibition – Senior Showcase: