DV Early Dismissal 12/18

Dear Parents,

We will be dismissing early on December 18, 2020. Students will be dismissed by grade:

Lunch and Dismissal Times
GradeLunchDismissal
6th9:541:00
7th10:321:00
8th11:101:30
9th-12th11:481:30

Estimados padres,
Le avisamos que los alumnos saldrán temprano el viernes 18 de diciembre, 2020.

Horarios de Almuerzos y Salidas
GradoAlmuerzoSalida
6o9:541:00
7o10:321:00
8o11:101:30
9o-12o11:481:30

International Club T-Shirt Design Contest

Show off your artistic skills and enter the International Club’s T-Shirt design contest! Your design could be chosen as your class’ official T-Shirt! Deadline for submission is November 13, 2020.

Submit a design for your class shirt (6th graders submit a design for 6th grade, 7th graders for 7th, etc.). Your design must include:

  • The school name: "Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts" or "Da Vinci"
  • The current year: 2020-2021
  • Your class:
    • 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
    • Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Make sure your design is colored and is school appropriate
  • Limit your design to no more than three colors (stick to school colors). Be creative!
  • Class T-Shirt Colors:
    • 6th grade: light gray
    • 7th grade: dark gray
    • 8th grade: navy blue
    • Freshmen: hunter green
    • Sophomores: gold/yellow
    • Juniors: black
    • Seniors: white
Forms including the space to draw your design are available on the table by the front office. For more information or to submit your design by e-mail, contact Mrs. Montes Anchondo at janchondo@burnhamwood.org.

DV Early Dismissal 10/30

Dear Parents,

We will be dismissing early on October 30, 2020. Students will be dismissed by grade:

Lunch and Dismissal Times
GradeLunchDismissal
6th9:541:00
7th10:321:00
8th11:101:30
9th-12th11:481:30

Estimados padres,
Le avisamos que los alumnos saldrán temprano el viernes 30 de octubre, 2020.

Horarios de Almuerzos y Salidas
GradoAlmuerzoSalida
6o9:541:00
7o10:321:00
8o11:101:30
9o-12o11:481:30

Sign up for Dr. G’s Superintendent’s Leadership Academy 2020-2021

Logo for the Superintendent's Leadership Academy

Attention Da Vinci Student Leaders!

If you are interested in being considered for membership in Dr. G’s Superintendent’s Leadership Academy 2020-2021, e-mail ybuehring@burnhamwood.org by Tuesday, September 29th at 4 P.M. If you were Leadership Academy or Junior Academy members last year, you are already on the list to be reviewed by administration so no need to send an email. All students, both face-to-face and virtual are eligible to sign up. Criteria considered for membership includes:

  • Attendance
  • Discipline Record
  • Academic Standing

Administration will review candidates and invite notices will be sent to those selected Friday, October 2nd. A group of senior interns pose for a pictureMembers will:

  • Meet with the Superintendent throughout the year to learn what it takes to be an effective leader
  • Serve as an ambassador of our schools at functions
  • Serve as a voice of the Da Vinci student population
  • Be eligible to serve as a Superintendent Intern when a Da Vinci senior.

DV Early Dismissal & Parent Conferences

Dear Da Vinci Parents and Guardians,

Students will be having an early dismissal on Friday, September 25, 2020 due to Parent Teacher conferences. Students will be attending 2nd, 4th and 6th periods only.

  • 2nd period: 8:15 A.M.-9:45 A.M.
  • 4th period: 9:50 A.M.-11:20 A.M.
  • Lunch: 11:20 A.M.-12:20 P.M.
  • 6th period: 12:25 P.M.-1:15 P.M.
Student dismissal will be the following:
  • 6th & 7th graders: 1:05 P.M.
  • 8th & 9th graders: 1:10 P.M.
  • 10th-12th graders: 1:15 P.M.
Please sign up to meet with your child’s/children’s teachers using the following link: Google Sheets

If you need help in signing up, please watch the following tutorials, available in English and Spanish.
English Tutorial | Spanish Tutorial

Thank you,
Da Vinci Administration Team

The National Honor Society at Da Vinci

The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.

Our Induction Ceremony was held in December 19, 2019. In attendance were parents, family, and staff. Our school principal, Mr. Medina, gave special remarks to the NHS members. This formal candle-lighting ceremony marked the establishment of the Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts chapter of the National Honor Society. Inductees recited the NHS pledge and participated in the lighting of their individual candles to signify their entry into the NHS. This event was chaired by a committee of Da Vinci teachers and administration, who had the honor of welcoming new members into the NHS chapter.

The hard work and dedication of Ms. Cangas has led to the establishment of the Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts chapter of the National Honor Society. Ms. Cangas, a former student member of the National Honor Society herself, recognized the importance of providing the opportunity of NHS for Da Vinci students. Ms. Cangas worked alongside Mr. Colby to organize and establish the National Honor Society at Da Vinci, with the goal of elevating and highlighting some of the school’s brightest and most dedicated students.

The Four Pillars of the National Honor Society are Leadership, Service, Character, and Scholarship. Students selected for the inaugural members of Da Vinci’s National Honor Society embodied these qualities in exceptional ways. Leadership signifies the ability for our students to rise-up as leaders in their school and community, both in high school and in the future. Service represents the students’ dedication and commitment to charity and the well-being of others. Character denotes the qualities of honesty, dedication, work-ethic, and respect necessary for being shining members of our school and community. Finally, Scholarship speaks to the academic success and prowess of our remarkable young students.

Admission into the Da Vinci School for the Science and the Arts chapter of the National Honor Society was based on a combination of academic success and integrity, the ability to communicate effectively through writing, responsibility in accruing volunteer hours within the school and community, and a devotion to the scholarship and academics of our school. Each member’s admission packet was carefully pored by a selection committee of teachers at Da Vinci, with the best, brightest, and hardest-working students gaining entry into the National Honor Society.

Our members include:

  • Sebastian Banuelos
  • Emiliano Figueroa
  • Fatima Garcia
  • Daniela Gardea
  • Jonathan Herrera
  • Xavier Litman
  • Mia Maldonado
  • Nasya Moncada
  • Reagan Rubio
  • David Baca
  • Gavin Begin
  • Yesenia Contreras
  • Zachary Cross
  • Warren Goodell
  • Ruben Lopez
  • Francisco Molinar
  • Amelia Rubio
  • Jacob Sanchez
  • Luna Segura
  • Sebastian Velez
  • Maya Avila
  • Montserrat Cota
  • Jimena de la Torre
  • Victoria Garcia
  • Natalia Figueroa
  • Jocelynn Hernandez
  • Jesus Olivares
  • Isabella Perera
  • Atziri Reyes

Group picture of students in National Honor Society. Students in picture are listed above.