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  • Attention Class of 2021!: Have you participated in any civic events or activities or done volunteer work over your years at Da Vinci High School? Want to earn a cord to wear at graduation and have the State seal added to your diploma? The California State Board of Education (SBE) now awards a State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) to California students who demonstrate excellence in civics education and participation, and an understanding of the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the democratic system of government.

    To earn the Seal of Civic Engagement, DHS graduating seniors need to meet the following criteria:
    1. Be engaged in academic work in a productive way. - On track to graduate and in good standing
    2. Demonstrate a competent understanding of key curriculum. - Completed the course requirements
    3. Participate in civic engagement project(s). - Evidence of work going above and beyond in school projects, clubs, organizations, volunteer work, other civic activities.
    4. Demonstrate civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions. - Written reflection
    5. Exhibit civically-oriented character traits. - Mentor Recommendation
    Davis Joint Unified School District has developed the criteria for DJUSD students to earn the State Seal for Civic Engagement. According to the guidelines set forth by the state, applicants who meet the criteria will earn the State Seal on their high school diploma and a cord to wear at graduation this June.

    DJUSD has a mission to provide opportunities for students to thrive and contribute to the communities around them, and seeks to recognize students for their efforts and achievements in civic engagement. In alignment with the district’s graduate profile, students are cultivated to have civic and cultural awareness, and students that demonstrate exemplary efforts in civic action, ones that promote inclusivity and diversity, deserve recognition. To earn this accolade by the district and state, proof of work must be documented. Students are asked to collect and provide evidence of this contribution of work, and then submit to an online form. The form asks students for contact information for themselves, counselors, teachers, mentors, as well as a written reflection.

    Please complete this form to apply: DJUSD Application for the CA State Seal of Civic Engagement

    To learn the requirements for earning the seal, based on the five criteria identified above, please review this rubric.
    Form must be completed by May 7th by NOON - NO EXCEPTIONS - Open to All DJUSD Students
    For any questions or other submission needs, please contact your School Site Representative Ms. Conners.   Info Letter
  • Students are invited to Project Aspire on Saturday, May 15th 2021, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. It is a day filled with interactive group activities geared to introduce female students (though male students are welcome too) to engineering and STEM fields. The form for participants to sign up will close on Friday, April 23rd 2021. The registration link can be found here.  Attached is a flyer and if there are any further questions/concerns, please email sweofficers@ucdavis.edu. We will send you another flyer in the future regarding the schedule of Project Aspire and include the zoom link closer to the date of the event.
  • The Davis Scholastic Chess Club (DSCC) will be holding meetings for the spring session as well as a tournament in April.  These activities are open to children of all ages and abilities.  Register for a free account at https://www.chess.com/
    DSCC Meetings     DSCC Tournament
  • Below is the AP Exam Schedule. You must purchase the exam by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th from the DV Webstore.
    AP Exam Date/Time/Type Location
    AP Spanish Language and Culture Tuesdays, May 11th at 8:00 a.m. -In School Paper and Pencil In School - Classrooms TBD
    AP Art History Wednesday, May 19th, at 1:00 p.m. - In School Digital/At-Home Digital Digital - At Home
    AP Art 2D Digital Due- May 20th Digital - At Home
    AP Calculus AB Monday, May 24th at 8:00 a.m. - In School Paper and Pencil In School - Classrooms TBD
    AP Statistics Tuesday, May 25th at 12:00 p.m. - In School Paper and Pencil In School - Classrooms TBD
    AP Computer Science Principles Wed, May 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. -- In School Digital/At-Home Digital Digital - At Home
  • DAVIS GRAD NIGHT PRESENTS:  SENIOR SUNDAY 2021:  While COVID-19 restrictions don't allow us to hold our traditional all-night Davis Grad Night event this year, we are proud to partner with parent volunteers to bring you SENIOR SUNDAY 2021! SENIOR SUNDAY 2021 is a FREE event for all Davis 2021 graduating high school seniors (DSHS, DSIS, DaVinci and King), on Sunday June 6th from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior High School campus. It is an alcohol and drug-free in-person walk-through fun fair style event with activities, games, prizes, music, a raffle, free food and cold beverages, that will be compliant with COVID-19 restrictions.   More information can be found at https://www.davisgradnight.org/2021seniorsunday
  • It’s time to apply for local Davis scholarships!  Scholarships are offered for a variety of subjects including biological science, education, law enforcement, sports, employment during high school, immigrant to the U.S., overcoming adversity, preserving the environment and more! To find these scholarships, click here: Scholarship Bulletin.  The deadline for most local scholarships is April 2. If you have trouble accessing any links in the Scholarship Bulletin, please contact Julie Clayton at jclayton@djusd.net.
  • 9th-12th graders interested in DSHS Track & Field: please visit this link to get more information about the upcoming season!   http://www.dhstrack.com/index.cfm/news/join-the-2021-dhs-track-and-field-team/
  • Calling All Gamers! Do you want to compete on the official DJUSD Raptors eSports Team against some of the toughest schools in the state? The team is currently looking for Madden21 (ps4) players to join the squad for the upcoming Spring Season. Grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.  Preseason matches start February 16. Official season begins March 2.  For any questions regarding the meeting or eSports, please contact Mr. McBurney at jmcburney@djusd.net 
  •  GIRLS LACROSSE: All 9th-12th Grade girls interested in participating in Davis High Girls Lacrosse this spring should contact Head coach Jenn Morris. Socially distanced pre-season practices begin this week. We will be following all county and DJUSD Covid-19 guidelines. Athletes must be cleared by the DHS Athletics Department before participating. Please email Coach Morris for more information. jmorris@djusd.net
  • 9-12 grade athletes:  For the latest info on Davis Senior High Athletics, please visit the website at https://dshs.djusd.net/athletics  Please email head coaches for info on preseason conditioning plans. All athletes must be cleared with the DSHS Athletics Department before they may start participation. Register at www.athleticclearance.com and provide an updated signed/dated sports physical. 
  • Buy a Yearbook now.  Watch Ms. K's yearbook ad.  Purchase your yearbook at yearbooksforever.com.
  •  Need help completing your FAFSA? Fafsa before FebruaryConnect with Mrs. Roper or Ms. Strand! Your FAFSA is required to receive two years of FREE community college! 
  • Scholarships are a great source of free money for college! Click this Scholarship Bulletin link for a variety of current scholarships. In January and throughout the spring, the Bulletin will list local Davis community scholarships that are only offered to Davis seniors. The Bulletin is updated every two weeks, so check it often for new additions. You can find the same list of scholarships on Naviance by clicking on Colleges, then click on Scholarship List.
  • Need some new DV Shirts or Sweatshirts?? Maybe you need a cool new DaVinci Lanyard? Check out the New DV Gear in theDV Gear Webstore! We’ve got all sizes and a few different choices in style and colors. ALL proceeds go to ASB Student Activities, so buying a shirt supports the DV students as well!
    Sweatshirts are $35
    T-shirts are $15
    Lanyards are $5
    Get that gear Dinos, and support your school!
  • Purchase a Da Vinci High yearbook or senior ad at yearbookforever.com.  Click to view the yearbook flyer, which includes prices and deadlines.
  • The leadership class has put together a website specifically designed to help you during this time of distance learning. Here you can find Daily Announcement recordings, DVTV episodes, and Upcoming events (including all links). This is a great resource for you and as we get further into the year it, will have more and more information so be sure to check it out! 
  • The Learning at Home webpage has launched. Find supplementary learning lessons and resources for students affected by the COVID-19 closure at Learning@Home.
  • DJUSD will continue to serve meals to children age 18 and under through the end of this school year. Breakfast and lunch service will be available Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following sites: Montgomery Elementary, Harper Junior High, Davis Senior High, Patwin Elementary. Click for school addresses.
  • The Vitruvian is Da Vinci Charter Academy's student-run publication. Student journalists cover news regarding the school and the Davis community at large. In addition, reporters write about national news and how it relates to the student body. Visit their website at davincivitruvian.com and pick up their printed issues in the office. 
  • SpeakUp - Share concerns about classmates or school safety by emailing speakup@djusdstudents.org or calling/texting (530)359-8658).  
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