Archive for August 31, 2016

Student Photos Are Ready For Purchase!

The photos of your students are now ready for you to purchase!

DVS is blessed to have a professional photographer who captures our kids’ work at DVS throughout the year, and now she is helping DVS with a special offer: your purchase of your students’ photos is deducted against the cost of her being our school’s professional photographer for the year – which makes this pretty much the best fundraiser EVER: you can help support DVS by purchasing picture of your OWN KID! It’s a win-win!!

You can view and purchase your child’s photo at . The students are in the folder of their advisory teacher, and the password to the folder is the name of their advisory teacher with the room number of their classroom (for example, “Wallis202”).

Your kids are changing fast! Buy the photos today! 🙂


DVS Back to School Night is Tonight!

We hope to see all of you at Back-to-School Night tonight! You will start by picking up your child’s schedule in the forum and go to their classes according to this schedule:

BTS Night

Parking is notoriously tight on this night, so I encourage you to park in the Dana Middle School parking lot.

At the end of the evening, you will check in your attendance at and check “Back To School Night”.

See you at 6:00!


Week 2 Schedule


We had a terrific first week! Seminars will begin next week, with students receiving their schedules with their seminars during class on Monday.

Monday and Tuesday are photo days for students, so please make sure that your students are in dress code, and we also hope to see all of our families on Back-to-School Night on Thursday!

DVS week 2 schedule


Week One Begins Tuesday!

We’re looking forward with great anticipation to welcoming everybody back on Tuesday morning at 9:00am for the first day of the 2017-2017 school year! Students will begin the first day in their advisory classes, where they will receive their class schedules. Here’s the schedule for our first week: DVS week 1 schedule

Week1Students can already make their seminar requests at


Students Can Now Begin Requesting Seminars!

Here is a description of the seminars for the coming semester, and the link that students can use to request them! This year we have added a new Space Exploration & Innovations seminar that will be taught by a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, an Anime Art class that will be co-taught by several DVS students and a DVS teacher, and we are also bringing back the cycling seminar! Students can sign up to request their seminars at

Seminar Descriptions pdf: DVS Seminar Descriptions Fall 2016

One Week Left of Summer!

…well, for students, anyways! The DVS staff has been hard at work getting ready for our students and we are so excited to see them on Tuesday morning at 9am!

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We are thrilled to welcome 5 new staff members to our family: Mr. Sam Kurczek (geometry), Ms. Jeannine Liang (algebra 1), Ms. Elena McBee (government/economics), Mr. Ray Perez (college writing), and Ms. Carolyn Ruiz (counselor). “Season 8” at DVS is going to be our best year yet!