Physical Education is the heart of education.
We take great pride in teaching age appropriate games and activities incorporating the TEKS into every lesson. One of our goals is to give students the opportunity to play in a learning environment providing daily quality physical education.The students are playing a game they invented using scoops, cones, and a whiffle ball.
El Paso Musicians and Artists will Host From the Top Performers at an Ice Cream Social
On May 31st, the four award winning musicians from across the country will join Da Vinci student musicians and artists for an Ice Cream Social. Organizers of the NPR show determined that an informal event, first introduced by Da Vinci several years ago when From the Top came to El Paso, was a great way for the guest musicians to relax and enjoy the community before preparing for their performance on Saturday, June 1st.
From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on KTEP 88.5 comes to the Plaza Theatre to tape a radio broadcast on June 1 at 7:30 PM. The popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country. This episode will be presented by the El Paso Summer Music Festival.
Kelly Willingham and Chrishauna Parker participated in physical education class at Da Vinci.
Da Vinci High School Indoor Soccer
Back Row: Roger Loya, Alec Miramontes, Rodrigo Correa, Gabino
Pacheco, Sean Robinson, Adolfo Gonzalez
Front Row: Esteban Dominguez, Martin Burboa
Congratulations to all Da Vinci High School indoor soccer players on their second win of the season. Boys beat Premier Phanters 7 to 1 a city team from El Paso de Norte League.
Also Da Vinci Middle School boys had a tough game against Premier Phanters. The boys lost a close over time game 4 to 3. They played tough but we were short, Congratulations to them for their efforts.
|Da Vinci School Recognizes Community Friends
In recognition of our Community Partners, Da Vinci Leadership, Teachers and Students hosted an Advisory Council Breakfast Meeting. Members of the El Paso community joined us to learn more about our mission and accomplishments. They then offered suggestions and resources to assist us in realizing and sustaining our efforts.
Mr. Muguiro, Ms. Willis and Mr. Jacques were on hand to discuss the Student Council, the robotics competitions, and Internships. Students who participated in these activities demonstrated the FIRST robot, discussed the University of Alabama InSPIRESS competition, recounted the Summer FBI leadership training, as well as other opportunities afforded to them at Da Vinci.
Guests toured the campus and expressed their support of the Da Vinci Vision and Mission. We look forward to growing this Council and holding similar meetings throughout the year .
The Garden Project
On April 13th, 2013 students, teachers, parents and community members from all over the El Paso area came together to learn and celebrate healthy eating. Our Child Nutrition Department got rave reviews from participates in our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Breakfast Tasting. Students from all three of our campuses shared what they have learned about starting and maintaining gardens in El Paso.
Da Vinci School for Science & the Arts in El Paso has a BRAND NEW trophy!
The Da Vinci Lego Dragons led by English Teacher, Lee Ann Peacock, is composed of 6th through 8th graders. They competed against 30 other teams and brought home the “1st place Presentation” trophy on February 16th from FIRST Lego League Texas – West Region Championship! Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts is a Distinguished T-STEM Academy that extended its focus to Middle School students. Last year the Da Vinci Middle School Lego Team won second place for Robot Performance. With the support of their teachers, parents and administrators, the students made the commitment to dedicate many afterschool and Saturday hours in order to reach their goal: Number One!
The Da Vinci School Robotics Team
Kite Day....Huge Success
It was a beautful March day for flying kites. Kites of different shapes and sizes were flown. Some kites were purchased and others were made at school or at home. We prepared a Kite Hospital to repair damaged or broken kites. Everyone had a wonderful time.
To reach this goal, they will be testing the children using Release TAKS tests and other measurements. Once they develop a profile for each student, they will share the results with you. In some cases children will need to concentrate on specific skills that were already taught to the entire class. In those instances, teachers will offer tutoring and also send home packets of practice work for you to help your child reinforce his/her learning.
Through close communication and partnerships between our teachers and you, our parents, we will help our students have a successful school year. And, as the second verse of Anna's song states, "Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me..." Of course, that has already happened!
Iris B. Burnham
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