Aurora Borealis Father/Guardian-Daughter Ball

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We’re thrilled to invite you and your 1st through 5th graders to our enchanting first annual Father/Daughter Ball hosted by the Da Vinci Senior Class of 2024 at the Da Vinci Auditorium on December 15th! Prepare for a night filled with laughter, dancing, and cherished memories.

📅 Date: December 15th

🕔 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 P.M.

📍 Location: Da Vinci Auditorium

Come dressed in your finest, and let’s create unforgettable moments together! Please RSVP by December 13 via the following link:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best regards,
Da Vinci Senior Class of 2024

Dr. G on KTSM’s Studio 9, Aug. 12 & 13 at 6:30 P.M.

We are proud to announce that our Superintendent, Dr. Joe E. Gonzales was invited to participate in a series of segments for KTSM’s Studio 9, hosted by Robert Bettes. Dr. G. has 61 years of experience in the field of education. He has been recognized and honored by the State of Michigan Senate and House of Representatives as well as the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Among his many awards, he’s been honored with the United States senior senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson Award and Outstanding Hispanic Educator in two states and featured on NBC’s Nightly News, both nationally and internationally. For these and for everything Dr. G. has done for Burnham Wood Charter Schools, our local media has reached out to him.

So, don’t forget to watch our Dr. G. on KTSM Studio 9! It will air on Friday, August 12 from 6:30-7:00 P.M. and again on Saturday, August 13 from 6:30-7:00 P.M.

We are proud of Fernanda Valadez serving our country

“As a Purple Star School District, we are proud of one of our District employees like Fernanda Valadez, serving our country”.

This article acknowledges the benefits of having a military base in Fort Bliss in El Paso, because you are close to home.

The 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command has its headquarters in San Antonio, Texas but we are present in five states, two time zones, and 25 communities from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Little Rock, Arkansas.

El Paso, Texas is one of the communities where our Soldiers pursue civilian careers or attend college full-time, and still serve their community and country.

Specialist Hector Perez and Specialist Fernanda Valadez, both 92F – Petroleum Supply Specialists, serve with the 263rd Quartermaster Company, a local El Paso Army Reserve unit.

DV Alumnus Lauren Martinez performing April 23 at 7:30 P.M.

Da Vinci alumnus Lauren Martinez will have a piano recital this Friday, April 23 at 7:30 P.M. at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Lauren Martinez is a pianist born and raised in El Paso, Texas who has been studying the piano from the age of seven. A former student and graduate of Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts, she is currently a piano performance major at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Lauren has performed throughout Europe from Paris, France to the home of renowned Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo in Madrid, Spain, as well as at the ORFEO Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy. She has received numerous music scholarships and devotes her time to her students and her personal growth as a pianist, focusing on music theory and music history.

In addition to performing, she is a member of the El Paso Music Teachers Association, the Music Teachers National Association, and is president of the piano organization HOLOS Piano Collective.

Linguistic Academy receives $150K grant from CREEED!

The Linguistic Academy of El Paso is expanding with support from the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Education Development (CREEED)! This $150,000 grant will allow the Linguistic Academy to expand their innovative language immersion program. The expansion will include ten new classrooms, a teacher workroom, computer lab, library, and meeting rooms. To read more about the grant, see the CREEED announcement in English or Español.

3D rendering of the new Linguistic Academy classroom wing as viewed from the back
A 3D rendering of the new Linguistic Academy classroom wing