Week 36 Preview: POLs Around the Corner!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

There have been so many great event happening at DVD this past week! On Saturday, 5/11, our 10th Grade Honors Art students participated in an Art Show called “Camp Kitsch” @ Indivisible Arts in Hermosa Beach. Students displayed paintings, sculptures, and multimedia work in a professional gallery space with live music. Then, on Wednesday 5/15, we celebrated Decision Day and Senior Awards Night with our Class of 2024! Seniors declared their post-high school plans, wore swag for the colleges they will attend, and were surprised by their parents and families with a celebratory potluck in the BlackBox. We wrapped up the week with a Career Day presentation in our 9th and 10th grade classrooms! Organized by a group of 12th grade students for their Senior Project, we had representatives from design industries present personal career experiences. See below for photos from the 10th grade Honors art show and 12th grade Decision Day!

Presentations of Learning (POLs) are happening from 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. 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. 

Week 36 DVD Bell Schedule:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events

  • Wed, May 22nd: Senior Showcase Exhibition (5:30 to 7:30 PM @ WWOO Concrete Outdoor Kitchen)
  • Thurs, May 23rd: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting #5
    • *5pm via Zoom*
    • Agenda: 1) Public Comment, 2) 23-24 School Data Review, 3) Final LCAO Feedback Review, 4) Meeting Reflections
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8331212069
  • 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

Week 35 Campus Highlights: 10th Grade Honors Art Show @ Indivisible Arts in Hermosa Beach and Class of 2024 Decision Day: