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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (3.26.2024)

Hello Da Vincians,

Don’t miss this networking opportunity at Belkin Global Headquarters on Wednesday, April 10th!

Belkin is hosting an exciting Spring Fling Career Event scheduled for Wednesday, April 10. This event is exclusively tailored for Da Vinci students in grades 7-12. They will be engaging with professionals from companies such as Google, Paramount, Savage Fenty, Snapchat, TechStyle Fashion Group, and Belkin. Transportation will be provided from the 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo campus. Busses will be leaving at 9:30 am and returning at 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Spots are limited! To RSVP, please click here.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!

Join Us for Community Aviation Day – March 23

Prepare for take-off at Da Vinci Schools’ first-ever Community Aviation Day on Saturday, March 23rd.

Bring your friends and family to this free community event focused on the exciting world of aviation, in partnership with Wiseburn USD, Wiseburn Education Foundation, and Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy. Students and families will pilot flight simulators, build easy model airplanes, meet aviation professionals, talk to pilots, and more! Activities recommended for ages 8+.

What: Community Aviation Day

When: Saturday, March 23 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: Da Vinci Schools, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

It’s a great time to get out and spread your wings! Advance registration is suggested.

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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (2.29.2024)

The Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights), in collaboration with Communities In Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA) and Picture Motion, will be hosting a panel discussion and private screening of the film The Space Race, which highlights the stories of Black astronauts striving to overcome social injustice. You can watch the trailer here

EVENT DATE, TIME, & LOCATION:
Saturday, March 2nd @ 10 am PT
Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live
1000 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Special guests include Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr.; Monique Hudson of the California Science Center; Joey Jefferson of JPL; and Capri Maddox of the Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department.

Middle and high-school-aged youth to attend with their families! Admission is free, and swag and refreshments will be available for all attendees.  

RSVP HERE!

 

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (2.22.2024)

We are thrilled to announce that Da Vinci Schools will be hosting its first-ever Trades Fair! This event is an excellent opportunity for our students to explore various career paths and gain insights into the world of skilled trades.

Date: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 1pm to 5pm (The Trades Fair will be open to parents from 4pm to 5pm)
Location: Da Vinci Schools
Black Box Theater
201 N Douglas St. El Segundo 

To RSVP, please click here

At the Trades Fair, students will have the chance to interact with schools from different trades, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about the diverse opportunities available in fields such as aviation mechanics, automotive technology, birthwork, construction, cosmetology and make-up artistry, dental hygienist, fire technology, welding, and more.

Some of our participating schools include: 

Make-Up Designory
Birthworkers of Color Collective
West LA College
Savvy Beauty Academy
McKallen Medical Training Center
El Camino College
Universal Technical Institute

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.
Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (2.16.2024)

Real World Learning Opportunities will now be accessible through Canvas, our online learning platform.

To ensure that your child doesn’t miss out on any of these valuable experiences, we encourage them to enroll in the “Real World Learning Opportunities” course on Canvas. By enrolling, they will receive all the latest announcements regarding real-world learning experiences, including volunteer opportunities, internships, community service projects, and other enriching activities.

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.19.2024)

Las Fotos Project is hosting a Website Development Workshop on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 11:00am 1:30pm at Las Fotos Project, located at 2210 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90033.

Teenage girls and gender-expansive youth who are developing, or beginning to create a website, are welcome to join the workshop. It will be led by the leaders of Monforte Studio, a Queer-Women-Owned-Company brand and design studio. 

This is an intermediate-level workshop, ideal for young creatives looking to build out their creative portfolio website. Youth between the ages of 12 and 24 can participate. 

Laptops will be provided. To sign up, please click here.

Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls & gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.18.2024)

Hello Da Vincians, 

Welcome back! 

This week, the Real World Learning Team is releasing its Spring and Summer 2024 document with a wide number of opportunities students can engage in.

Some opportunities have fast-approaching deadlines. For support with applying, students at RISE or 201 Da Vinci schools can email Ms. Nordia Simmonds at nsimmonds@davincischools.org, or stop by the Real World Learning Center right next to our Da Vinci Coffee Shop. Students at Connect High School can connect with Ms. Evelyn Hernandez-Rosas at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org

Join the Cast and Crew of Da Vinci’s First-Ever Musical: The Addams Family

Inviting all Da Vinci high school students to join the cast and crew of Da Vinci’s first-ever musical: The Addams Family!

Please click here, or scan the QR code above, for detailed info about auditions, rehearsals, etc. Everyone who would like to participate will be accepted into the production! Auditions are necessary for casting, but no one will be turned away.

See below for information on important upcoming dates and times:

AUDITION PREPARATION RETREAT (optional)

Thursday, Jan. 18
4 – 7pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

We will distribute and review all audition materials, as well as chat about production themes, characters, concepts.

 

All those interested in being in the CAST must attend all three audition days (see information below for DANCE, VOCAL, and ACTING).

DANCE AUDITIONS

Tuesday, Jan.23
4 – 7 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

Please come dressed to move. Sweats, dance clothes, etc. Dance shoes are not required, however if you have them, you are invited to wear them. Otherwise, please wear some type of tennis shoe you can dance in safely. EVERYONE ATTENDS FOR THE DURATION.

 

VOCAL AUDITIONS

Wednesday, Jan. 24
4 – 8:00 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

All those auditioning will sign up for an individual 8-minute time slot. Click link and it will take you to the vocal audition sign-up spreadsheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1307jlDUdSURw8W1WRKmrytqZ_y_YkSh19czsTNagzJ4/edit#gid=0

 

ACTING AUDITIONS 

Thursday, Jan. 25
4 – 7 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

Everyone will share their short scene and long scene. Please be familiar with all scenes as you may be asked to read for a variety of characters in a variety of scenes. EVERYONE ATTENDS FOR THE DURATION

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CALLBACKS

Friday, Jan. 26
4 – 7 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo
An email with specifics will be sent Thursday evening after Acting Auditions.

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CAST AND CREW PARENT/GUARDIAN MEETING

Tuesday, Jan. 30
6:30 – 7:30pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo
Mandatory for all cast and crew to attend, as well as one parent/guardian.

 

**IMPORTANT NOTE: All those intending to participate as CAST MEMBERS will need to enroll in the new Tuesday/Thursday Musical Theatre Production Seminar. This provides us with an opportunity for some extra rehearsing!

 

For any questions, contact Diane Feldman, Theater Coordinator, at dfeldman@davincischools.org.

Rivet School with Da Vinci Virtual Info Session Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30PM

Dear Da Vinci 12th Grade Students and Families,

We would like to invite you to a virtual information session to learn more about our Rivet School with Da Vinci program.

Rivet School is a reimagined college and career pathway program. Our college program is designed around the needs of students and provides both flexibility and structured accountability to support students in meeting their goals.

In partnership with Rivet School, Da Vinci seniors who choose to continue their journey through the Bridge Program will enroll in college at no cost (free!) to the student or their family. Students will participate in a flexible, online accredited degree program with opportunities for in-person meetings and career-connected learning on the Da Vinci Connect High campus.

Please join us to learn more about this program and if it may be a good fit for your student!

Rivet School with Da Vinci Student & Family Virtual Information Session

🗓️ Dates: Monday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM

📍 Location: Virtual Session (details provided upon RSVP)

💬 Spanish translation available

🔗 Link to RSVP: HERE

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Da Vinci + Rivet Team

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.4.2024)

For students interested in media production: 

Fresh Films is now enrolling for its free weekly filmmaking program with classes starting on January 9th, and every Tuesdays and Thursdays thereafter, in the Long Beach and San Pedro area. The program is open to all teens 13-19 interested in film, content creation, and storytelling. Click here for more information.

Location(s):

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (San Pedro)
    Tuesday 6PM–8PM Thursday 5PM–7PM PT
  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach)
    Tuesday/Thursday 3:45PM–5:45PM PT

 

For students interested in college and career-readiness programming:

First Gen Empowers is a non-profit organization that addresses educational inequity by supporting first-generation, low-income, and undocumented students with college and career-readiness programming. The Empowered Scholars program is a 6-week program where undocumented students receive tailored support and guidance. Applications will open January 8th, 2024 and close January 19th, 2024. Click here to learn more. 

 

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

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