Archive for August 30, 2019

Week 3 Schedule & Details

We’ve had a terrific second week at DVS with the beginning of office hours, seminars, and of course the 9th grade Overnighter! Next week will be a 4-day school week due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday.

To see the details of the week 3 schedule, you can click here: DVS week 3 schedule (S11) Week3 Week3DueDates

Finally, for our attendance records, any time a student returns from being out sick, we need the parent to provide an email or note to Brittany Alvarez at Thank you!

I hope you have a terrific 3-day weekend!

-Steve Wallis, Principal

Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics Update (week 2)

Hello Wolfpack,



We have some great news. Our Volleyball program is off to a great start this school year. Our Girls JV Volleyball team are now the Artesia Volleyball Tournament Champions. Send your love to our student athletes and awesome coaching staff.


Our next match will be this Tuesday against Animo High School. Game begins at 3:15PM @ Betty Ainsworth Gym in the city of Hawthorne.


On Wednesday we will be playing against Shalhevet at their house. Game begins at 5:30PM.


When possible, come out and support our student athletes. Our student athletes and staff always love seeing the wolfpack in full force. Check out under Wiseburn Da Vinci for our full schedule.


If you missed out on our Cross Country Tryouts last week, make sure to come out today and meet us at the Fit Box by the gym at 4:00PM with Coach Mar and Coach Jackson. Track Tryouts for boys this Wednesday (Aug 28th) followed by girls tryouts on Thursday (Aug 29th) at 4:00PM at the FitBox.


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Northrop Grumman Internship Opportunity

Dear DVS Families,

This message is intended for 11th and 12th grade students in the Mechanical Engineering Pathway at DVS. If you’re a guardian of one of those students, please talk to them about this terrific opportunity. There is an informational meeting scheduled for 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!


Steve Wallis

DVS Principal

DVS Week 2 Schedule & Details

Dear DVS Families,

It has been a fantastic start to the 2019 – 2020 school year at DVS! We have loved getting to meet all of the new students this week and welcome back all of the returning students, and we hope they all enjoyed the first week of the school year as much as we did! Next week is a big week for our school as seminars begin on Monday!

Please click here for the Week 2 schedule which contains important dates and information for next week and beyond: DVS week 2 schedule (S11)


Our 9th graders will be leaving for their Overnighter at Camp Pondo in Running Springs on Thursday, August 29th for an overnight trip. Please see the following links for details and copies of all forms that were distributed to 9th graders on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at

2019 DVS Overnighter Info for Students & Families

DVS Overnighter Student Permission Slip

Camp Pondo Release Form



Have a terrific weekend!






El Camino Classes during Seminar

Hist. 112 – Hist. of the Chicano in the U.S. (M/W) & Comm. Studies 100 – Public Speaking (T/Th)

Who​: Juniors and seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS
What​: College courses at Da Vinci, through El Camino College. Courses meet transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.
Why​: Get a start on your college credits! It looks great on your college applications.
Cost​: Free! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including text book fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that are able too are appreciated.
Where​: Classes will be held on the Da Vinci campus at 201 N. Douglas Street.

Interested students need to apply to El Camino college, fill out the Dual Enrollment form and submit them to Ms. Ruiz by 2pm on Friday, 8/23 . The instructions and form are below and are on Google Classroom for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. You do not need to do this again if you did it already last year.

Dual Enrollment Form: DE_App_ONLY

El Camino Application Instructions: ElCoDE

Fall 2019 DVD-DVC-DVS College Courses Parent Letter-13

Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics

Hello Families, 

Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics would like to invite you for our upcoming sports tryouts and information nights. Coach Tyler Mar and Chris Jackson will be hosting a Cross Country & Track Parent and Student Information night. The event is scheduled for August 21st at the multi-purpose room/black box at 6PM.

interested in participating in our winter and spring sports? stay tuned for more information. 





School Starts Monday!

We can’t wait to begin “Season 11” with our students on Monday! I recommend dropping your student off at school between 7:30 and 8:00 to avoid the worst of the traffic (or have them walk or ride to school!). At 8:15 we’ll be gathering the DVS students in the theater to find their advisor, and at 8:30am the students will head up the stairs with their advisory to begin the year! They will get their class schedule in their advisory class that morning.

Here’s a pdf of the week 1 schedule: DVS week 1 schedule Week1

Enjoy the last weekend of summer!


New Seminar Opportunities @ DVS

We are excited to be adding 2 new Tues/Thurs seminars this year – one called “Auto Mechanics” in which DVS students will go to the El Segundo Auto Museum to learn about auto repair as they help their mechanic restore one of their classic cars, and one called “flight school” in which one of our DVS parents who is a private pilot will teach our students the basics of flying using flight simulators. These are open to all students, but there is a limited amount of space in both. Your child can request to be in one of them by emailing me at!
(New students will submit their seminar requests at the orientation meeting on Monday evening or Tuesday evening).
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