Week 5 Schedule & Details

We had a terrific 4th week here at DVS, ending with an awesome Club Fair this morning where students had the opportunity to sign up to participate in a student-led club, with over 40 clubs to choose from! Here is the schedule and due dates for week 5, which includes a day off for students on Friday 9/20.

Click to see week 5 schedule details: DVS week 5 schedule (S11) Week5 Week5DueDatesHave a terrific weekend!

-Steve

 

Thank you for attending Back-to-School Night!

Thank you to all of you who came to our Back-to-School Night last night! If you have a couple of minutes, I’d appreciate it if you would take this quick survey we put together about the new format we tried out this time.

I have also attached the information we gave out about the DVS Families activities we have coming up – please feel free to contact Felicia Villareal at felicia@connectingourfuture.org with any questions about the new Da Vinci Science Families group!

Da Vinci Science Families – Initial Flyer – Back To School Night – 9.9

-Steve

CSU College Night

Hello DVS Families!

We encourage you to attend the CSU College Night where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with CSU campus representatives from all 23 campuses and get all of your questions answered. At this event, you’ll have access to CSU admission and financial aid workshops which will give you the information you need to secure your steps to college admission.

This FREE event is open to students, parents and educators.

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: California State University, Dominguez Hills/ Loker Student Union

Time: 5pm-7pm

RSVP: http://discover.csudh.edu/collegenight/

 

CSU-College-Night-Flyer

Tomorrow Night is Back-to-School Night at DVS!

We encourage all parents to attend Back-to-School Night tomorrow (Tuesday, September 10th) at 6:00pm! The format will be different this year than in previous years in response to parent feedback asking for more freedom in the schedule and greater opportunity to interact with teachers. Instead of a format in which parents follow their child’s schedule through the evening, the first hour will be an “open-house format” to allow you to visit classrooms at your own pace and meet the teachers. (Teachers will not be able to discuss your child’s specific academic progress at this time – those conversations will take place at Student-Led Conferences in week 8 or by appointment.) At 7:00, parents will go to their child’s advisory class to meet the advisor that your child has for all 4 years here. The goal of this time is to connect with other parents in your child’s advisory, learn about our advisory program, and share ideas for how the parents can support the advisory teacher. The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6:00-7:00pm   Open House-style conversations with teachers

7:00-7:45        Meeting in Advisory classrooms

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

-Steve

Leadership Update @ DVS

Dear DVS Families,

This message is to let you know that our Assistant Principal, Lori Hunt, has resigned from her position at DVS effective today. We appreciate the work she has done to help us begin this school year and wish her well as she moves on.

I will be working together with our central office staff to begin a search process for a new assistant principal, and we have plans in place to ensure that the excellent experience that our staff, students and families have come to expect from DVS continues on in the interim.

Sincerely

Steve

Week 4 Schedule & Back-to-School Night

Dear DVS Families,

We had a terrific first week of September at DVS and are looking forward to rolling into week 4! You can scroll down to the end of this message to see the details of the week 4 schedule, which includes Back-to-School Night on Tuesday and the Student Club Fair on Friday.

We encourage all parents to attend Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00pm! The format will be different this year than in previous years in response to parent feedback asking for more freedom in the schedule and greater opportunity to interact with teachers. Instead of a format in which parents follow their child’s schedule through the evening, the first hour will be an “open-house format” to allow you to visit classrooms at your own pace and meet the teachers. (Teachers will not be able to discuss your child’s specific academic progress at this time – those conversations will take place at Student-Led Conferences in week 8 or by appointment.) At 7:00, parents will go to their child’s advisory class to meet the advisor that your child has for all 4 years here. The goal of this time is to connect with other parents in your child’s advisory, learn about our advisory program, and share ideas for how the parents can support the advisory teacher. The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6:00-7:00pm   Open House-style conversations with teachers

7:00-7:45        Meeting in Advisory classrooms

Click here to see the details of the week 4 schedule:  DVS week 4 schedule (S11) Week4

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday evening!

-Steve

 

College Rep. Visits for September

Hello DVS families,

College representatives from across the country will be on campus throughout the first semester. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about colleges or demonstrate genuine interest in schools to which they will likely apply. These meetings are open to all students of every grade level and will be hosted in Mr. Perez’s classroom during lunch time. Below is a list of colleges that will be on campus for the month of September. We encourage parents to attend as well.

Thank you,

Counseling Team

College Name Date of Visit to DVS
Biola University September 5, 2019
Pennsylvania State September 6, 2019
University of La Verne September 9, 2019
Azusa Pacific University September 10, 2019
Loyola Marymount University September 13, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 16, 2019
Oregon Institute of Technology September 17, 2019
El Camino College September 18, 2019
Vanderbilt University September 23, 2019
Soka University of America September 24, 2019
University of Colorado Colorado Springs September 25, 2019
Santa Monica College September 30, 2019

New student school photos now available for purchase

You can now view and purchase your child’s 2019-2020 school photo! Proceeds from the purchase of these photos go back to DVS, so by buying your own child’s photo you are also supporting DVS – thank you!

Click this link to see and purchase your child’s photo: 2019 DVS Student Photos

(Student photos are organized in the folder of their Advisor, and no password is required.)

Northrop Grumman Internship Opportunity

Re-posting this message for 11th and 12th grade students at DVS… There is an informational meeting about an internship opportunity with Northrop Grumman scheduled for this Friday, September 6th at 8:30am. Below is a summary of the opportunity:

DVS students in the Mechanical Engineering Pathway have an opportunity to work toward earning a paid summer internship with Northrop Grumman during the summer after their senior year and beyond! In order to do this, 11th and 12th grade students would participate in monthly featured presentations and conference calls after school coordinated and led by Northrop Grumman employees. 12th grade students would also participate in mentoring sessions with Northrop Grumman employees on Friday mornings (8:00am start time). Successful completion of the program would allow 12th grade students to secure a paid summer internship in the summer before college, and successful completion of that internship would enable to student to return for another paid summer internship the following year. This is a great opportunity to get real-world work experience with one of our local partners! Please consider attending the meeting to learn more information. Students are encouraged to come to the meeting with questions!

Students should RSVP for the informational meeting using this link. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Steve Wallis

DVS Principal

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