Welcome back from Spring Break! We are headed into the home stretch of the school year and we’ve got lots to look forward to! College field trips for 10th and 11th grade students, Senior Beach day, and Prom!
This week, our campus highlight is our Spring Exhibition! On March 28th, before Spring Break, we had an AWESOME Exhibition Night with work displayed from 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. See photos below!
Week 31 Bell Schedule:
Key Dates and Upcoming Events:
Thursday, April 20th: 11th Grade College Field Trip
Friday, April 21st: Senior Beach Day
Monday, May 1st: 10th Grade College Field Trip
Friday, May 5th: NO SCHOOL (Staff Development) + PROM NIGHT
We wish to invite you to an information session next week to learn more about changes to our Da Vinci Extension (DVX) program and an exciting new partnership with Rivet School.
As many of you know, DVX has evolved considerably since it was established in 2015. Each year, we’ve iterated programming based on a variety of factors, but always with students at the center of our decision making. Over the last few months, we have been actively exploring what the next evolution of our DVX program should be. After much discussion and engagement at all levels, from teachers and staff to counselors and leadership, we have decided to focus our efforts on a more streamlined, single program offering with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and our new partners at Rivet School. Click here for more info.
Mark your calendars for April 29th, 9:30am-2:30pm, because WEF’s Rock Around the Block is almost here! Get a jump on our community’s most anticipated event by already purchasing your food and tickets for the day. While you are planning your day, please consider volunteering for a shift. There is something for everyone!
This is a family event to fundraise for arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, teacher grants, and STEM activities in the Wiseburn Unified School District. This fun-filled day includes amusement rides, games, giveaways, a silent auction, prize booths, and musical performances by the Wiseburn and Da Vinci music programs. The link to presale tickets and food can be found here here.
Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of this event. From event set-up and tear-down to staffing booths and assisting with games, volunteers make this day possible and help support local education. Join us in making a difference for our community! Sign up here to be notified of our volunteer opportunities once posted.
The Del Aire Neighborhood Association (DNA) is looking for 1-2 high-school student leaders who want to serve as YOUTH BOARD REPRESENTATIVES who can help the organization grow, plan community events, and advocate for neighborhood improvements like the Greenway! You can find the application here – apply by April 19th.
Must be a Del Aire resident
Must be able to commit to serving for 2 years. (so, ideally, incoming freshmen, sophomores and Juniors should apply.
This is a great opportunity for students to participate on the Board and provide a forum to learn about local government and help shape the community.
For more information, please contact Jessica Nolan Daugherty, President of the Del Aire Neighborhood Association at 714-390-6301.
Interested in a fun after school activity? The Da Vinci Tennis Club is offering free group tennis lessons with a professional coach to ten students! Lessons will be every Monday from May 1 to June 5 except Memorial Day. We’ll provide tennis racquets and balls, come ready to play. Email email@example.com to sign up!
Last chance to RSVP! Join us for an upcoming seminar with Dr. Vince Bertram tomorrow, April 11th, at 6PM in the Black Box Theater at Da Vinci Schools!
Dr. Bertram is a renowned international speaker, and New York Times best-selling author, dedicated to transforming career learning for students worldwide. Discover how to prepare your student for success in work and life by learning about the value of a college education, skills that matter more than a degree, and the outlook for today’s job market. Space is limited. RSVP here to reserve your spot today!
A Netflix x Otis Entertainment Certificate Program – Apply by 4/28!
Do you live and breathe movies, TV, and media? Do you draw, paint, create fan posters, or edit fan trailers? Are you ready to see your work live on in popular culture? Do you have what it takes to shape the future of entertainment marketing?
Otis has teamed up with Netflix and the entertainment industry’s best marketing agencies to provide 18 motivated students of color with career-focused training and a paid apprenticeship opportunity. Beginning in Fall 2023, this program is designed to jumpstart your career developing engaging campaigns for film and TV. This program features three tracks for participants to choose from: Design, Editing, or Illustration. Must be at least 18 years of age.
There are no tuition costs to attend this program. Students will receive a full scholarship that includes a computer, all program materials, and required software. Prospective students must submit their application before Friday, April 28, 2023 to be considered for a scholarship.
Check out the flyer for more information or email Nia Mayes, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students interested in volunteering with Beach Cities Health District:
Beach Cities Health District is seeking an AdventurePlex Adventure Assistant. The Assistant must be available for a 6-month commitment once a week for the following shifts: Sat, 9 am-12 pm or 12 pm-3 pm and Sun 10 am-1 pm. Candidates must be 14 years of age or older. A TB test and drug screen and background check are required if participants are 18+. Duties will consist of ensuring that children experience a fun, educational, and safe environment by monitoring Adventure Room and/or Toddler Town. Volunteers will maintain a safe and clean environment, assist with various activities, (e.g.; Arts & Crafts, ropes course, rock climbing, Puppet Show, Costume Play, Story Time), assist instructors with setting up and organizing activities, and assist the front desk as needed. If interested, please fill out an application here and someone from Volunteer Services will contact you.
There is also a volunteer position available that supports this program that ends in the summer. If interested, please fill out an application at www.bchd.org/volunteer and someone from Volunteer Services will contact you.
As College Decision Day approaches on May 1, families may want to take a moment to learn about the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for students to potentially earn college credit and test out of certain general education courses at 2,900 participating colleges across the U.S.
Administered by the College Board, CLEP is a non-school sponsored opportunity. CLEP exams allow students who are already proficient in a particular subject(s) to test out of introductory courses and move to more advanced courses sooner, saving time and money toward their degree. Students take CLEP exams at an official CLEP test center or at home with remote proctoring. Students receives scores immediately after completing the exam except for College Composition and Spanish with Writing.
The South Bay Workforce Investment Board is hosting its 23rd Annual Youth and Young Adult Job Fair on April 19, 2023, from 9am to 1pm at El Camino College. This event is open to participants over the age of 16. Transportation will be provided to and from the event via a bus that will be leaving from the 201 N. Douglas campus at 8:00am. Please note that spots are limited and not guaranteed. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 7th at 3pm. Those that are selected will receive an email with further instructions from Crissel Rodriguez, the Director of Real-World Learning. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.
Join us for an upcoming seminar with Dr. Vince Bertram on April 11th at 6Pm in the Black Box Theater at Da Vinci Schools! Dr. Bertram is a renowned international speaker, and New York Times best-selling author, dedicated to transforming career learning for students worldwide. Discover how to prepare your student for success in work and life by learning about the value of a college education, skills that matter more than a degree, and the outlook for today’s job market. Space is limited. RSVP here to reserve your spot today!