Archive for August 31, 2015

Da Vinci Jazz Orchestra starts next Friday

Attention all Musicians interested in joining our Da Vinci Jazz Orchestra!

What: This exciting ensemble will perform a varied repertoire of Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Film, Classical, and World music for several Concerts, Civic Events, Exhibitions, Festivals, Commencements, and possibly theme park performances over the course of this school year.

Who: Any musician with one or more years of experience playing a wind, string, or percussion instrument is welcome to join. Also, much of our repertoire will have vocal parts. So, singers are welcome!! Experience reading, no matter how rusty, is preferred, but not crucial.

When: Our first Group Meeting will be on Friday September 11th, in the DVS Forum, from 8-9:30am.

DVS students will meet Monday mornings 8-8:50, and Friday mornings 8-9:30 in the DVS Forum.

Contact Mr. Harwell at for any questions or to sign up!

Week 3 Schedule

Thank you to all of you who came to Back-to-School Night last night – it was terrific to see so many of you here! (In case you did not sign in, please do so here).

This coming Monday is school photo day, so make sure your kids come looking their best! 🙂

Here is the schedule for next week: DVS week 3 schedule Week3

This is also the time to sign up for your fall college planning meetings! Here are the links for each grade level:

9th Grade:

10th Grade:

11th Grade:

12th Grade:

Thank you and have a terrific weekend!

It’s time to sign up for Fall College Planning Meetings!

Hello DVS Families! It’s time to sign up for your fall college planning meetings! Here are the links for each grade level:

9th Grade:

10th Grade:

11th Grade:

12th Grade:

Thank you!

Back to School Night @ 6pm

Hi Families!

We are looking forward to seeing you tonight for Back to School Night. The event begins at 6pm, and new families are invited to arrive at 5:30pm. We will be distributing student schedules and starting the evening in our Multi-Purpose Room / Forum, which can be accessed directly from the parking lot. Please do not enter through the main school doors. This evening is intended for parents/guardians only; DVS students do not need to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Erin at Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

DVS Day 1 begins tomorrow at 9am!

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow and to welcome our new members to the family!


Tomorrow students are allowed to wear any Da Vinci t-shirt they have, including their advisory t-shirt if they have one, and they will get their schedules in advisory. Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions about the day!

Season 7 at Da Vinci Science starts Tuesday!

Dear DVS Families, I hope you are having a terrific summer! I’m already excited for the 2015-2016 school year and am looking forward to our students returning on Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00am for the first day of school!

When your students arrive on that morning, there will be boards in the front of the school telling them who their advisor will be, and after they all come in to the back yard of the school, they will go with that advisor for the morning, and then they will receive their class schedules.

1) Something new we’re doing this year is providing every student with a beautiful DVS planner on the first day of school! This planner is a fantastic tool for helping your students stay organized and to help you communicate with them about upcoming projects, etc.  – please ask them to show it to you when they come home from the first day of school!

2) As you shop for school clothes, please keep the school Dress Code  in mind. Students may wear any Da Vinci t-shirt instead of a collared shirt on the first day of school.

3) Students can bring their own lunch, or purchase it for $4. You will be receiving a letter in the mail soon explaining the process of creating an account into which you can deposit money for your child’s lunch.


Looking forward to the start of our best year yet!!!


Re-enrollment at DVS for returning students

Hello DVS Families! For those of you returning: we know the re-enrollment process had errors – it’s not your fault! It seems there was something wrong with our online system.  Don’t worry about it – you will definitely stay enrolled, but you need a different code that we mailed out today.  New letters with corrected PIN numbers were mailed out today. You should receive them by Wednesday or Thursday. You will then be able to update your emergency contact info and complete the online meal application.

The online link will be reactivated later today so families can complete the process, but I wouldn’t use it until you get a new letter later this week. The link to re-enroll is:

We will keep the online link open until August 18 so everyone can complete the continuing enrollment process.

Thanks, and I hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer!