Seminar Sign Ups
Seminar sign-ups are live on the DVC Portal (dvcportal.weebly.com) and below. Seminars begin this coming Tuesday, so all kids need to sign up by Friday at 12:00pm.
All students have received a large permission slip packet, which includes everything from dress code updates to a 72andSunny permission slip. Please return all signed permission slips by Friday (tomorrow)!
Overnighter Permission Slip – DVC 2016 (9th grade only)
9th grade students – our DVC overnighter is this coming Wednesday 8/31! We will depart Wednesday morning from DVC (arrive at the normal time, so make sure you plan on getting here a little early), and return Thursday at 4:00pm. Permission slips are in the packet sent home, and payment is due to Jackie or online: http://davincischools.org/overnighter.shtml
If cost is any issue, please just let us know and we will call you about payment plans or other options.
Da Vinci Communications’ chapter of the National Honors Society is opening this year! Our first informational meeting will be Tuesday, August 30th at lunch in Regina’s room 106. Check out our website at: http://dvcnhs.weebly.com/
“The first annual WAM Block Party (Westchester Arts and Music) on September 24, closing Emerson Avenue and using it and the garden. We have a number of bands, food trucks, vendors, kids activities, and such lined up already. Here is a link to the web site with all the information on the event: http://wamblockparty.org/#wam”
Areas needing help include, but are not limited to, traffic control, kids activities, garden docents, set-up and clean-up. Attached is a flyer to the event if you would like me to print them out and put them around campus.
We have student and family handbook. Check it out: DVC Handbook
Back to School Night is this Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The schedule is as follows. You will be able to pick up a paper copy of your students’ schedule in their advisory class:
|6:00 – 6:15||Advisory|
|6:20 – 6:40||Period 1a|
|6:30 – 6:40||Period 1b|
|6:45 – 6:55||Period 2a|
|6:55 – 7:05||Period 2b|
|7:10 – 7:30||Period 3/3b|
DVC Seniors! If you would like a personal portrait sitting with Stacee Lianna, you can reserve your spot now. All seniors will have cap and gown photo sessions at school for yearbook pictures in January, but if you would like to purchase senior portrait pictures, reserving a spot with Stacee is the way to go – you won’t be able to purchase cap and gown photos from the session at school.
Let’s Give, a non-profit run by high school students, is having an event that is in need of volunteers! The event is on August 27th from 11am to 3pm, they will be selling grilled cheese sandwiches, snow cones, playing music, and more. All proceeds are going towards groceries for Let’s Give to fund their monthly Skid Row breakfast distributions. They are now looking for volunteers to help facilitate this event.
If you’d like to earn some of the service hours required for this semester, while also hanging out with a great group of teenagers from high schools around Los Angeles, look no further!
Contact Madison Aubry (12th Grade Student) for more info…
Email: MadisonAubry07@gmail.com Phone: (310) 489-0091
If you’d like to learn more about Let’s Give you can check them out on Instagram at @Lets.Give or on their website letsgivemovement.org.
WHEN: Sat, Sept 10, 2016 (from 11am to 5pm)
WHERE: Northrop-Grumman “S-Cafe”, Redondo Beach, CA (just off 405 & Green Line METRO!)
AUDIENCE: Jr High/High School/College Students & Parents & Interested Adults!
1pm-2:30pm: Opening Ceremonies & Short & Local STEM Society Briefings
2:30pm-3pm: BREAK (Visit Tables (with donated Water & Snacks!)” & “Mars Rover Museum”
3pm-4:30pm: Mars Rover & Juno Updates (by returning NASA-JPL Lead Engineer!)
4:30pm-5pm+: Q&A & “Space” Raffle (via Society Donations!)
Natasha Morse, our director of Real World Learning, has found some wonderful internships available to DVC 11th and 12th graders. Continue reading to see how to apply:
There are two internships at Michael Stars fashion line – one for a PR & Marketing Intern, and another for an Advertising intern. These are pretty high powered; lots of responsibility for students.
We have 3 positions as Susan G. Komen. This will give students a glimpse into the day to day operations of a non-profit, ranging from marketing to graphic design to event planning.
Calling all Da Vinci students with an interest in health sciences! You can apply for a volunteer program with Torrance Memorial Hospital – application deadline is August 31st!
1. Complete the PRE-APPLICATION as soon as it is available:
–Pre-Application available: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:00am
-Pre-Application due by: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by 5:00pm
2. Top candidates will be invited to attend a Student-Parent information meeting on:
September 21, 2016 6:00pm-7:00pm or
September 29, 2016 6:00pm to 7:00pm (only one meeting is required)
3. If you are selected, you must be able to attend a Student Orientation on:
October 17 and October 19, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm (attendance is required both days)
Contact the Volunteer Services Department at Torrance Memorial for more information at 310-517-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help with the application process, please contact Natasha Morse at email@example.com.
We are excited to welcome all students back for the first day of school! All students should enter through the back DVC gate to be welcomed by teachers, and then we will gather in the DVC lunch area to start the day. Students will then head to advisories. Advisory rosters will be posted at the DVC office, and are in this document. Most students have the same advisory from last year, but with new advisories for our new 12th grade teaching team we randomly changed advisories of a few students in each advisory from last year, so all students should check for a possible new assignment:
Full student schedules are currently in PowerSchool, and will be passed out in advisory at the start of the day.