Dragon Digest, Vol. 1

Welcome to Da Vinci’s first school newsletter. We as a school wanted to create a publication to send out to our parents, students and staff to inform our Da Vinci family about upcoming events, share exciting news, or simply spread Da Vinci School Spirit. In this issue, read about upcoming events, OnRamps and Dual Credit, robotics, athletics, orchestra, and more.

View the November 9, 2018 edition
Ver la edición de 9 de noviembre de 2018 en español

2018 DV Flag Football Schedule

The following is the DV Flag Football schedule. All home games are played at the Da Vinci field located at 785 Southwestern Drive, El Paso, TX 79912.

Date Opponent MS HS
9/22/18 IDEA Edgemere/El Paso Christian Home School (Home) 10:15 A.M. 11:30 A.M.
9/29/18 El Paso Christian Home School (Home) 9:00 A.M. ——
10/2/18 Harmony (Home) 4:30 P.M. ——
10/6/18 IDEA Rio Vista/Harmony (Home) 9:00 A.M. 10:15 A.M.
10/11/18 Harmony (Home) —— 4:30 P.M.
10/13/18 El Paso Christian Home School (Away)
15101 Edgemere Blvd
El Paso, TX 79938
Cancelled 10:15 A.M.
10/20/18 Harmony/St. Clements (Home) 10:15 A.M. 9:00 A.M.
10/23/18 El Paso Christian Home School (Home) —— 4:30 P.M.
10/27/18 SWCAA Championship Tournament (TBD) TBD TBD
11/3/18 SWCAA Championship Tournament (TBD) TBD TBD
Key: TBD: To Be Determined ——: No game

Da Vinci Cross Country 2018

This was the first year Da Vinci started a Cross Country team. We were able to compete in two meets with EPISD in middle school and three meets with high school. We have competed with 5A and 6A schools from around the El Paso area. Enduring morning and after school practices, these athletes did an amazing job competing with the bigger schools from the local area. The middle schools first cross-country meet took place on September 12 at Franklin High School. The cross-country athletes ran against public schools like Brown, Hornedo, Richardson, Charles, and Henderson for the first time. Idaly Garcia (7th) placed 8th out of 40 runners, receiving a medal. Theoren Markusson (8th) placed 12th, Marco Nevarez (8th) placed 13th, and Carlos Reza (8th) placed 15th out of 36 runners. Their second meet was held on September 19 at Henderson Middle School. Idaly Garcia placed 10th, Theoren Markusson placed 4th, Carlos Reza placed 6th, and Tomas Soto placed 11th. High schools competed in their first meet on September 15, 2018 at Veterans Park. They competed against 24 other schools, some of them were, Cathedral, Andress, Bowie, Bel Air, Burges, Pebble Hills, and Eastwood. They had a hard start but being their first meet and first time ever doing cross country, they did a great job. The team consisted of one senior, Sammy Tercero, one junior, Cesar Becerra, one sophomore, Joshua Munzo and one freshman, Mia Maldonado. Being such a small team, I’m proud of these athletes as where they gave it their all in the meets and never gave up. Da Vinci looks forward to expanding Cross Country for the upcoming years. It’s a great opportunity to see all the schools competing and a great sport.

Christina Lopez

Da Vinci cross country team

2018 DV Girls Volleyball Schedule

The following is the DV Girls Volleyball schedule. All home games are played at the Da Vinci gym located at 785 Southwestern Drive, El Paso, TX 79912.

Date Opponent 7th Girls 8th Girls HS Girls
8/23/18 Ft. Hancock (Away)
100 W. School St.
Ft. Hancock, TX 79839
4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. ——
8/30/18 Harmony Science Academy (Away)
9405 Betel Dr.
El Paso, TX 79907
—— 5:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.
9/5/18 St. Marks (Home) 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. ——
9/6/18 Harmony Science Academy (Home) —— 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M.
9/7/18 Ft. Hancock (Away)
100 W. School St.
Ft. Hancock, TX 79839
—— —— 5:00 P.M.
9/11/18 Harmony Science Institute (Home) Cancelled 5:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.
9/12/18 St. Marks (Away)
5257 Charl Ann
El Paso, TX 79932
4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. ——
9/13/18 Ft. Hancock (Home) 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. ——
9/15/18 Ft. Hancock Tournament (Away)
100 W. School St.
Ft. Hancock, TX 79839
9/20/18 Rose of Sharon (Home) 5:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. Cancelled
9/21/18 Immanuel Christian (Home) —— 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M.
9/24/18 St. Clements (Away)
600 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79902
4:00 P.M. —— ——
9/25/18 Harmony Science Institute (Away)
5210 Fairbanks Dr.
El Paso, TX 79924
Cancelled 5:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.
9/26/18 Radford (Away)
2001 Radford St.
El Paso, TX 79903
—— 4:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
10/2/18 Mesilla Las Cruces (Home) 4:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. ——
10/3/18 Father Yermo (Home) —— 5:45 P.M. 6:45 P.M.
10/4/18 Rose of Sharon (Away)
7932 Mansfield Ave.
El Paso, TX 79915
4:00 P.M. —— Cancelled
10/5/18 Lydia Patterson Inst. (Away)
517 S. Florence St.
El Paso, TX 79901
—— —— 4:30 P.M.
10/9/18 Alamogordo Legacy (Away)
3001 Thunder Rd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
—— 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M.
10/11/18 Mesilla Valley (Away)
8525 Stern Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
4:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. ——
10/16/18 Alamogordo Legacy (Home) —— 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M.
10/17/18 Radford (Home) —— 4:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
10/19/18 Immanuel Christian (Away)
1201 Hawkins Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
—— —— 4:00 P.M.
10/22/18 Faith Christian (Home) 4:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. ——
10/23/18 St. Clements (Home) —— 4:00 P.M. ——
10/29/18 – 11/3/18 End-of-Year Tournament (Middle School) TBD TBD ——
11/5/18 – 11/10/18 End-of-Year Tournament (High School) —— —— TBD
Key: TBD: To Be Determined ——: No game

Dragons win Design Award and League Championship

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) League Championship for the El Paso region was held at the UTEP Memorial Gym on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The team’s performance was by far the best of the season. Along with our alliance, Cathedral High School, the Da Vinci Dragons were able to secure first place in the Regional Alliance for the El Paso region. A best-of-three match in the final was a nail-biter to the end. Our drive team gave an outstanding performance! The marketing group wowed the judges. We can’t forget about the bot who had to maneuver slowly in the the field while accomplishing its task on its own. Kudos to the robot mechanics for building a robust robot! The team worked very hard and long this season. While many kids were still in bed, team 5670 spent their Saturdays programming, fabricating, and fine-tuning the bot. Marketing also spent their days constantly in search of sponsors and reaching out to the community to promote robotics and STEM. Coaches Insurriaga and Fernandez would like to thank the amazing and wonderful parent volunteers, team parents, faculty, staff, and of course, the team!

In the end, the Dragons won the FTC League Design Award, as well as the Winning Alliance Award. Both of these secured a spot for them in the Panhandle Plains FTC Championship which will be held in Lubbock, TX on February 17, 2018. We want to thank Coach Raya, Coach Hernandez, Ms. Saunders, and all the friends and family that came out to support the team at UTEP. Go Dragons!

Image of the Da Vinci Dragons robotics team. In front of the team, from left to right: the robot, an orange toolbox, and a partially obscured notebook computer screen

DV Literary Fair Schedule

The Literary Fair will take place in the Da Vinci auditorium. There will be games, literacy activities, and a pumpkin carving contest. Students are allowed to dress as a character from a book. The schedule is shown below:

  • 10:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M.: 6th Grade
  • 11:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.: 7th Grade
  • 12:00 P.M.-12:30 P.M.: 8th Grade
  • 12:30 P.M.-1:00 P.M.: 9th and 10th Grades
  • 1:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M.: 11th and 12th Grades