Soccer Field Project Moving Forward, Construction Expected to Begin This Summer

Da Vinci Schools is thrilled to announce the long-awaited soccer field project at 201 N. Douglas Street is moving forward this summer. On March 8, 2022, the Da Vinci Schools Board of Trustees approved $1.5 million in reserve funds designated to complete the soccer field.

“Both Da Vinci Schools and Wiseburn Unified share a mutually beneficial goal and desire to complete the soccer field project for our students, families and community. It’s been four and a half years since the campus opened. As a long-term user of the facility, Da Vinci decided to assume financial responsibility for the completion of the soccer field,” said Dr. Don Brann, Da Vinci’s Board President.

A formal Facilities Use Agreement (FUA) between the Wiseburn Unified School District and Da Vinci Schools calls for the construction of playing fields at the high schools campus for the benefit of Da Vinci students, the Wiseburn District, and the Wiseburn community. With enough reserve funding on hand, the Da Vinci Schools Board of Trustees voted to fund and complete the project with the District’s cooperation.

The soccer field project is projected to begin in Summer 2022. The project scope includes removal of a large amount of existing dirt (estimated at 3,600 yards), grading, installation of new synthetic turf, bleachers and a scoreboard, among other work. The soccer field project is anticipated to be completed in time for use during the 2022-23 soccer season.

Costa Rica Travel Opportunity for Spring 2023

Hello Future Travelers,

This is a final reminder if you haven’t yet enrolled for my Costa Rica’s Natural Wonder’s trip! Our trip with EF Educational Tours will take place next Spring 2023. There has been an overwhelming amount of interest and excitement around this destination. We’ve been blown away by the response and wanted to give everyone one final chance to enroll. We have filled 35 spots and only have 5 spots available!

Make sure to enroll by the deadline of Tuesday, May 31st to reserve your spot risk-free*. Enroll and see our trip website at www.eftours.com/2485599JW

Enroll by 5/31 to receive a $100 discount!

If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Ada Wood (awood@davincischools.org) or Mr. Frank Solis (fsolis@davincischools.org), or call EF traveler support at 1-800-665-5364.

*EF is offering a Risk-Free Enrollment Period – Travelers who enroll now can cancel for any reason 30 days after enrollment for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF.

Week 36: POL Prep, Senior Showcase, and More!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

This week, we are getting ready for POLs. This is a reminder that starting next week, Da Vinci Design will follow a minimum day schedule. From Tuesday, May 31st through the last day of school on Wednesday, June 8th, start time will be at 8:55am and end time will be at 1:55pm. See the bell schedule below.

Join us at South Bay Customs for the Senior Project Showcase on Thursday, May 26th! 

The Senior Showcase is a free event, open to the public, hosted by Da Vinci Design each year! This student led event is created to showcase dozens of senior projects. Senior projects use the skills students learned in their respective pathways to research and address an issue or interest in their communities. This Showcase is a Da Vinci Design tradition that every graduating class gets to complete leading up to graduation. There will be food, live music, and all of Design’s student’s final projects! Funds from sales will go to the cost of the venue, food, invitations, etc. We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, May 26th
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: 115 Penn St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Key Events & Upcoming Dates:

  • May 23rd, Monday: POL Prep Week begins (No Seminars)
  • May 26th, Thursday: Senior Showcase Event @ South Bay Customs (free event!)
  • May 27th, Friday: 10th Grade On-Campus Activity Day w/ Fulcrum
  • May 27th, Friday at 6pm: Paint Night Fundraiser (click here for details)
  • May 30th, Monday: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31st – June 7th: POL Schedules (minimum days – school ends at 1:55pm)
  • June 8th, Wednesday: Last Day of School (minimum day – school ends at 1:55pm)
  • June 9th: Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm *Time Corrected* – at 201 N. Douglas St. Campus (must have ticket to attend)

Senior Class of 2022 – How to order your final official transcript

Hello Srs!

Da Vinci schools partners with Parchment: Digital Credential Services.

Parchment provides you with the ability to request your final official transcripts online and have them sent electronically and securely to the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs that you select.  An email with your registration code and instructions on how to create your online account with Parchment has already been sent to your DVD email. Once you create your account, you will have the opportunity to request your official high school transcript be sent to the college you select. After you make your request, your official (and final) high school transcript will be processed once your final semester grades have been added into PowerSchool. When your request has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation.

Please click here for more information on ordering through Parchment. Ordering transcripts is FREE of charge until August 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.

Thank you,

DVD Counseling Team

Kirk Takeyama Selected as Next Assistant Principal of Design

Da Vinci Schools is pleased to announce that Kirk Takeyama has been selected to serve as the next Assistant Principal of Da Vinci Design, effective July 1, 2022.
Kirk is an experienced school administrator. During the last six years, he has served as Assistant Principal of Culture and Climate at Bert Corona Charter School. He is experienced in positive behavior interventions and support strategies, and in coaching and supporting new teachers.
Kirk received his B.S. from Cal State Northridge and a M.A. in Education from National University.
We are excited to welcome Kirk to our Da Vinci family!

Week 35 Preview: POLs are coming!

Greetings Designers and Design Families!

It’s hard to believe that there are only four more weeks of school before summer break! And of course, with the end of the semester, comes POLs! See below for key upcoming dates, and some classroom highlights from our 9th grade Fundamentals of Design class as students get ready for POLs!

Upcoming Dates & Events:

  • May 11th, Wednesday (5:30pm-6:30pm): Senior Awards Night
  • May 17th, Tuesday: School Site Council Meeting #3
    Agenda: 1) ELPAC Testing Updates, 2) Review of Year 1 LCAP
  • May 19th, Thursday: 9th Grade Camp Retreat
  • May 19th, Thursday: Last day of Seminars
  • May 20th, Friday: 9th Grade On-Campus Activity Day
  • May 21st, Saturday: Senior Grad Nite
  • May 23rd, Monday: POL Prep Week (No Seminars)
  • May 27th, Friday: 9th Grade On-Campus Activity Day
  • May 30th, Monday: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31st – June 7th: POL Schedules (minimum days – school ends at 1:55pm)
  • June 8th, Wednesday: Last Day of School (minimum day – school ends at 1:55pm)
  • June 9th: Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm *Time Corrected* – at 201 N. Douglas St. Campus

Week 34 Classroom Highlight: 9th Grade Art POL Prep!
For this POL, students have multiple options to choose from. They can choose to revisit a skill taught previously in the year, or, they can work on a passion project! Here are just a few of the work samples from our 9th graders as they sculpt, stitch, draw, screen print, photoshop, and more!

Multi-Cultural Exhibition Fair

Hello Designers!

This week we celebrated the diversity on our campus with our Multi-Cultural Exhibition Fair hosted by the Diversity Council in partnership with BSU leaders, LatinX leaders and Pride Club leaders.  Thank you to our students and staff who brought items to display that represent their culture. Great way to end the year!  We are better together for sure!

Please enjoy the pictures below.

 

 

 

 

You’re Invited! DVX Info Night

All Da Vinci Seniors and their families are cordially invited to learn more about how only Da Vinci Seniors can receive FREE COLLEGE and support in their first year of college and beyond.

Da Vinci Extension (DVX) partners with El Camino College, UCLA Extension and Southern New Hampshire University to bring a supportive and unique college experience that includes Career Building and Exploration as well Life Development Skills including Financial Literacy along with earning their College Credits and College Degrees.

If you are planning to attend El Camino College in the Fall or are undecided about your college future, you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:30pm on the DVX Campus located at 550 Continental Blvd El Segundo CA, 90245 or you can join us via our live stream on Zoom.  Please see the link below.

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3LrVGF6
Meeting ID: 986 0974 8426

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely the DVX Team

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Noches de Información sobre DVX para Estudiantes y Familiares

Todos los Seniors de Da Vinci y sus familiares están invitados cordialmente a hallar de cómo los Seniors de Da Vinci podrían recibir crédito universitario SIN COSTO y apoyo con su primer año de colegio y más.

Da Vinci Extension (DVX) se asocia con El Camino College, UCLA Extension y Southern New Hampshire University para provocar una experiencia única y con apoyo que incluye la exploración y el desarrollo de carrera y además el desarrollo de habilidades de vida, incluso las habilidades financieras mientras obtienen sus créditos universitarios y/o diplomado o título.

Si piensan en asistir a El Camino College en el otoño o estás indeciso/a acerca de su futuro académico, ¡no deben perder esta oportunidad!

Por favor, acompáñennos este miércoles, 11 de mayo a las 7:30 de la noche en el campus de DVX ubicado a 550 Continental Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 o pueden participar en línea por nuestra transmición en vivo en Zoom. Por favor vean el link abajo.

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3LrVGF6
Meeting ID: 986 0974 8426

¡Esperamos que los veamos!

Saludos,

El Equipo de DVX

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