Seniors, your last semester here at DVC is filled with activities and celebrations of your great work in high school! There are a ton of senior events coming up, and we wanted to put them all in one place for you. Some dates and details are still tentative, but here is a list of events to be on the lookout for this semester.
Keep a lookout for more blog posts for updates on times, payment methods and other details.
- Friday, February 10th, 9:00am to 10:45am – Senior yearbook photo day (in caps and gowns provided by Stacee). These are yearbook photos only, not cap and gown photos for purchase.
- February ? – Senior bowling evening (pay at bowling alley)
- Thursday March 16th – 17th: Senior event, details TBD (waiting on chaperones)
- Friday, March 17th: Spring formal (not senior-specific)
- March ? (late March): Movie night. Cost: free, food for purchase. Location: Field behind DVC
- Friday, April 7th: Carnival, tentative
- Friday, May 19th: Prom at Long Beach Renaissance, 7:00pm to 12:00am. Payment to senior committee, ticket sales start in March.
- Wednesday, May 24th – Friday, May 26th: Senior project POLs
- Friday, May 26th: Beach day, details and date are still tentative
- Tuesday, May 30th – Senior Showcase (Senior Projects Exhibition)
- Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st – Senior finals study week (school in session, proctored college study sessions)
- Thursday June 1st and Friday June 2nd – Senior finals
- Monday, June 5th: Graduation practice and senior breakfast
- Tuesday, June 6th: Graduation
- Wednesday, June 7th: Grad Night ($95), payment to Jackie
Advisory Lessons: Health and Drugs
Families – this week and next we are having discussions with students in advisory about health, drugs and drug use among high school students. We encourage you to continue these conversations with your children at home. We are directing students to medical websites (e.g. WebMD) and news stories, especially those touching on the growing state-based legalization of marijuana. We of course want our students to abstain from all drug use, but realize that all high schools will see some percentage of experimentation given our teenage demographic. Our overriding message for students is that we want them to be healthy, understand the health risks of drug use, and reinforce the idea that changes in state law in no way make marijuana use legal for minors or change how we as a school treat drug use. Here are some resources we are sharing with students you can use as a starting point for your conversations at home:
- “60 Minutes” examines effects of marijuana on body
- Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain NCPIC + Turning Point
- CDC warns of “potential danger” with edible marijuana
The track team is up and running! Join the team and coaches Laura and Kevin on the back field every day at 4:30. Practice started last week, so join right away to get a spot on the team!