Week 22 Wrap-up & Week 23 Preview

We continue to celebrate and honor Black History Month! Students have decorated the campus and our students in BSU (Black Student Union) and NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) did a beautiful job planning and hosting CD with the whole school. It was so special to see our students perform, sing, and dance to celebrate Black history. It was also fun watching the teachers learn some dance moves and try to keep up with the students. 

This week was also National School Counseling Week! We are enormously grateful to our amazing counselors, Ms. Francisca Marquez, Ms. Carolyn Ruiz, and Ms. Corinne Valle, for their dedication to supporting students through their academic, socio-emotional, and college and career planning needs. We love our counselors! 

We also celebrated National Signing Day on February 7th. Congratulations to: 

  • Arianna Caldwell: Diving, University of Iowa
  • Cody Evans: Volleyball, UC Merced
  • Jillian Silvers: Gymnastics, University of Arizona
  • Kennedy Crosby: Softball, Chapman University

We are so very proud of you! 


Week 23 Announcements & Reminders: 

  • Grade Updates: Grades should be up-to-date on Tuesday, 2/13. All coursework and grading information will continue to be through Canvas.
  • Spirit Week: Next week (2/12-2/16) is Spirit Week! We are looking forward to seeing our classrooms filled with Spirit Week fun! Please keep in mind that the DVS Dress Code still applies during Spirit Week.  
    • Monday, 2/12: BBQ Dad vs. Soccer Mom
    • Tuesday, 2/13: Trendy Tuesday
    • Wednesday, 2/14: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
    • Thursday, 2/15: Anything but a Backpack
    • Friday, 2/16: Iconic Duo
  • 11th Grade NACAC Field Trip: 11th-grade students will be taking a field trip to the NACAC (National Association of College Admissions and Counseling) College Fair in Pasadena next Tuesday, February 13th. We hope our juniors will take full advantage of this opportunity to meet college representatives to ask questions and gather information.  
  • Opt-in SAT School Day: DVS is hosting an additional, optional SAT School Day in April. DVS 10th and 11th-grade students can opt-in to take the SAT during this school day, free of charge, by completing this Spring 2024 DVS Opt-in SAT School Day Interest Form by Friday, February 23rd (a Da Vinci Google account is required to fill out the form). If there is a lot of interest, priority will be given to 11th-grade students. Please direct questions to DVS Assistant Principal, Saya Wai, at swai@davincischools.org
  • Spring Dance Rescheduled: Due to poor weather conditions forecasted this week, the Spring Dance is rescheduled for Friday, 2/23/24. For all individuals who have already purchased tickets, tickets will be valid for this new date. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact DVS’s school’s Leadership advisor, Brooke Allyn, at ballyn@davincischools.org
  • Honors Sign-Up Form: Students should have the information they need to indicate which honors they will be pursuing on the Spring 2024 Honors Sign-Up Form (a Da Vinci Google account is required to fill out the form). The form is due Friday, February 16th.
  • Yearbook: The yearbook is available for purchase at http://www.yearbookordercenter.com. Use the school code 19656. The current price is $50 (+$5 processing fee) but will be increased to $60 (+$5 processing fee) on March 15th. Orders will be accepted through May 16th or when the last book is sold, whichever comes first. For more information, please contact Travis Wimer, DVS Yearbook Advisor, at twimer@davincischools.org.


Week 23 Schedule: 

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • Tuesday, 2/13: 11th Grade NACAC Field Trip
  • Wednesday, 2/14: ELPAC Testing
  • Monday, 2/19: President’s Day – No School 
  • Friday-Monday, 2/16-2/19: Youth & Government Conference 
  • Monday-Thursday, 3/18-3/21: Student Led Conferences 
  • Tuesday, 3/26: DVS Exhibition Night 


Helpful Links:

DV/Wiseburn Athletics 

DVS Planning Calendar 

DVS Announcements Slidedeck  

DVS News YouTube Channel

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