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.

Course Request forms now available!

Attention parents of students in grades 5-10:

You should receive one or more e-mails about the importance of filling out course request forms for your child/children for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Following the steps below will give your child the best chance of receiving the classes you/they want.

  1. Enrollment Packet: If you have not turned in your enrollment packet for next year, we will need that first. We cannot process your course requests until we receive the enrollment packet. You can turn in your completed enrollment packet at the same time as your course request form.
  2. Course Request: Fill out the course request form for the grade your child will attend next school year. (For example, if your child is in sixth grade, you should fill out the seventh grade form.) If you have more than one child enrolled, fill out one form for each child:You can find information about courses in the course catalog.
  3. Return your completed form via e-mail or in-person:
    • E-mail: Send your completed form to courserequests@burnhamwood.org. The subject line should include the child’s first and last name, and their grade level next year. (For example, "John Smith 7" if your child’s name is John Smith and he is entering seventh grade.)
    • In-person: Submit the completed form at the Da Vinci front office.
  • We cannot guarantee that your child will be placed into all the courses selected on the form, however we will attempt to place them in as many as we can.
  • You can e-mail your bring both your course request forms and enrollment packets at the same time.

Ms. Martinez and French students win 3rd place in national media contest!

A group of French students of all levels were encouraged to participate in the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Media Contest 2020-2021. The purpose of AATF is to promote French teachers and their students to engage in cultural events, create and use authentic materials in the classroom, and provide opportunities to recognize professional excellence and student achievement.

It is with great pleasure that we recognize our students who participated this year and helped with the video! The theme was "Tout est possible avec le français" (Everything is possible with French). The purpose of our video was to convey the path of learning French and how it can impact one’s life to learn a new language.

The video, Le Rêve Diamant received a third place national ranking among 103 contributions!

Panda Express Fundraiser

The Da Vinci International Club will have a fundraiser Friday, April 9 from 10 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. at Panda Express located at 7826 Paseo del Norte.

  • When ordering in the drive-thru or inside, order normally and mention "Da Vinci". A portion of the proceeds from your meal will go to the International Club!
  • If you can’t make it to the Paseo del Norte location, you can order online at whatever location is convenient for you. Use the coupon code 902368 with your order and you can still support the International Club! It works nationwide too, so let your friends and family know!