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Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

We are super excited for a wonderful 2018-2019 school year!

 

Bell Schedules throughout the school year can be found on our DVMS webpage by clicking the BELL icon on the homepage and then clicking Middle School and selecting Diablo Vista.

 

For a printable regular weekly schedule please click on the link below.

 

1st Day of School is a minimum day with an 11:30 dismissal.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 8/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Soaring Eagles, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Registration, Associates, Students, Parents, Events, Clubs, Honor Roll, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Michelle Ormsby, Grade 08 and All Grades

7th Grade Requirement

 

Tdap Booster Documentation REQUIRED for all incoming 7th Grade students. 

 

Have you submitted your Tdap (Whooping Cough) Booster documentation to the DVMS Office? 

 

7th Grade students cannot attend class on the first day of school school until that documentation has been received by the DVMS Office as required by AB 354, the 7th – 12th Grade California Immunization Law.

 

Please email or drop off this required documentation ASAP.  You may scan and email to Mormsby@srvusd.net or deliver to the DVMS office between 7:30am and 3:30pm.  

 

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Posted by: Michelle Ormsby
Published: 7/30/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Parents who live outside the boundaries of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District now have the opportunity to seek interdistrict transfers to enroll their children at SRVUSD schools. SRVUSD has streamlined the enrollment request process for eligible families who reside in other Bay Area communities, reducing the stress of finding a high-performing new school. 

 

First, a family must obtain an interdistrict transfer approval document from its home school district. Second, if the student is in middle school or high school, SRVUSD will need to review transcripts, discipline records and attendance records from the previous school.

 

Transfer requests are approved based on space availability and a review of transcripts, discipline and attendance records.

 

In some cases, a family’s home school district will send the documentation to SRVUSD when a parent makes the transfer request. In a few other cases, the family will have to handle the paperwork.

 

Families interested in transferring their children to SRVUSD should check with their home school districts to begin the process.

 

SRVUSD is one of California’s top performing school districts. More than 98 percent of its students graduate from high school, and 95 percent of those grads plan to attend college, with 71 percent attending a four-year university. Student attendance rate is 97 percent at SRVUSD.

 

Academic success is a tradition at SRVUSD schools – a tradition well known to university admissions officers. In college placement exams, SRVUSD students rank exceptionally high, with 88 percent scoring 21 or higher on the ACT and 83 percent scoring 1,500 or better on the SAT.  Almost 40 percent of SRVUSD students enroll in Advanced Placement classes, and 88 percent earn at least a Grade 3 on AP exams.

 

The SRVUSD experience doesn’t stop at college preparedness. The district offers more than 450 sections of performing arts classes. And younger children are exposed to fun ways to learn, with a science lab and science classroom specialist available at SRVUSD elementary schools.

 

SRVUSD is built for success in the 21st century, with 100 percent of its classrooms and other learning spaces updated with wireless connectivity. The district has more than 6,400 Apple laptops for students, along with more than 3,000 PCs and over 2,000 Chromebooks. SRVUSD students also have access to more than 5,600 iPads and Android tablets.

 

SRVUSD has approximately 32,000 students in 36 schools, taught and cared for by 3,500 dedicated employees.

 

For questions about how families can apply for interdistrict transfers to enroll their children with SRVUSD, please visit http://www.srvusd.net/interdistricttransfers

or contact Student Services at (925) 552-5076.

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Posted by: Elizabeth Graswich, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 6/28/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Each fall, San Ramon Valley Unified parents are asked to complete an online “Annual Update” to verify household and emergency contact information and complete the annual release acknowledgement and permission requirements.

 

Don’t have a portal account yet?  Contact your student’s school office after July 30 to receive your unique user key to set up an account.  It’s fast and easy.

 

For the 2018-2019 school year, to assist the online program in running smoothly, the parent portal will open on a different day in July for each high school and its feeder middle and elementary schools. Please note: parents do not need to fill out the annual update on the day that the portal opens. Parents will have until August 31, 2018, to fill out the information.

 

Parents will access the annual update through the SRVUSD Parent Portal. Once you log-in, you will see a button that says “Online Enrollment Annual Update.” The Annual Update will open on the following schedule:

 

Tuesday, July 10: Dougherty Valley High School, Del Amigo High School, Venture School, Windemere Ranch Middle School, Gale Ranch Middle School, Hidden Hills Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Quail Run Elementary, Coyote Creek Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary

 

Wednesday, July 11: California High School, Iron Horse Middle School, Pine Valley Middle School, Golden View Elementary, Twin Creeks Elementary, Bollinger Canyon Elementary, Montevideo Elementary, Walt Disney Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary and Country Club Elementary

 

Thursday, July 12: Monte Vista High School, Los Cerros Middle School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Alamo Elementary, Vista Grande Elementary, Green Valley Elementary, Tassajara Hills Elementary, Creekside Elementary

 

Friday, July 13: San Ramon Valley High School,  Stone Valley Middle School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, Rancho Romero Elementary, Montair Elementary, John Baldwin Elementary and Greenbrook Elementary, Sycamore Elementary

 

For more information, please check out our FAQ webpage.

 

 

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Posted by: Elizabeth Graswich, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 6/20/18




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents

Promotion Breakfast and Ceremony Practice Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 – 10:30 AM Breakfast: MPR Promotion Practice: DVMS Field Complex Breakfast will be served promptly at 7:30am. Students will move from breakfast to the field for Promotion Ceremony Practice. Practice will end at 10:30am. Practice is mandatory for participation in the Promotion Ceremony.

 

All 8th grade students will be dismissed from the field at 10:30am.  They are expected back on the field to line up for the ceremony by 5:30pm

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 5/29/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

Do you have middle school math questions? We’ve got answers! Please join SRVUSD mathematics curriculum expert Gregory Duran at a Middle School Math Forum on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center at 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Posted by: Elizabeth Graswich, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/17/18




Audience: Judy Jensen, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Summer SRVEF Imagineering Classes

This summer Los Cerros, Monte Vista, & San Ramon Valley will host several SRVEF Imagineering Classes for incoming 6th-8th graders All proceeds from Imagineering go back to promoting STEAM education in our district. Grab your friends... summer is a great time to learn something new! Use discount code, Welcome2MS, for $25 off each class.  For a complete list of our summer classes, visit www.bit.ly/summer_imagineering . (link attached below)

 

June 11th-15th
Laser Designs: Cutting & Engraving @ Los Cerros Middle School 

Unity 2D Game Design Course @ Monte Vista High School

 

June 18th-22nd
Art & Anthropology @ Los Cerros Middle School
Coding and Building Arduino Robots  @ Los Cerros Middle School

 

July 9th-13th
Laser Designs: Cutting & Engraving @ Los Cerros Middle School

Medical Biology @ San Ramon Valley High School 

 

July 16th-20th
Maker Science: Toy Factory @ Los Cerros Middle School

 

July 23rd-27th
Computer Animation with Adobe Animate @ Los Cerros Middle School
Maker Science: Tinker Tech @ Los Cerros Middle School

 

 

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 5/15/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is accepting applications from interested community members to provisionally fill one unexpired term of office on the Board of Education. The term expires December 2018. The candidate who is appointed by the Board to fill the vacancy can run for re-election in November 2018.

 

The vacancy was created when Denise Jennison who, after serving nearly 8 years on the Board of Education, resigned effective May 23, 2018.

 

Applicants must be registered voters residing in the boundaries of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the State of California, and not disqualified by the constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office.

To obtain an application, visit www.srvusd.net/boeapplication or pick up an application packet from the Superintendent’s Office at 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Applications are to be returned to the Superintendent’s Office no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. No applications will be accepted past the deadline.

 

For further information contact Cindy Fischer, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at (925) 552-2933 or cfischer@srvusd.net.

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Posted by: Meaghan K, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/9/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

I would like to invite you to join me at two Spring Forums for an end-of-the-year parent check-in and listening opportunity. During these forums I will briefly comment on 4 "big idea" topics and then spend approximately an hour plus of questions and comments. The topics I will be discussing include:

  1. Safety and customer service
  2. Budget and staffing
  3. Personalized Learning Ideas update
  4. Elementary feedback, suggested ideas

I look forward to seeing you there!

More information may be found at www.srvusd.net/springforums.

 

Rick Schmitt

Superintendent

 


 

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Posted by: Meaghan K, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/17/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is seeking members for its Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.

 

The committee provides oversight for the Board of Education to ensure that the funds are spent as intended by the voters of the parcel tax.  The committee meets at least twice per year and reports on an annual basis to the Board and community on how these funds have been spent.  All meetings are open to the public.

 

Four positions will be appointed by the school board. Parcel Tax committee members serve two-year terms.  They will not be compensated and will serve no more than two consecutive terms.  Members shall reside within the boundaries of the SRVUSD and shall be registered voters.

 

Applications are due no later than 4pm on May 16, 2018. Recommendations/appointments will be made at the June 12, 2018 Board Meeting.

 

For additional information and to download the application visit:  http://srvusd.ca.schoolloop.com/PTOC_members, or contact Sandra Corsetti in the Business Office, at scorsetti@srvusd.net, or (925) 552-2905.

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Posted by: Meaghan K, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

CALL FOR COUNTRY HOSTS in the upcoming 
DVMS International/Multicultural Festival
WHEN?

TUESDAY, April 24th

6:30pm - 8:30pm
WE RELY ON YOUR PARTICIPATION!!

To represent your country or participate in the event, please sign up here:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0A4AAFAD2CA1F58-dvms

 

Participating countries to date:

 

Canada, China, Egypt, El-Salvador, Hungary, Greece, India, Israel, Korea, Lebanon, Spain, USA.

 

If your country is not listed, consider hosting a booth representing your country/heritage or simply sign up as a co-host any of the above countries.  The goal is to have a representation from all countries constituting the DVMS community. 


It is a potluck event and we count on you to bring a dish from your culture to share, put on your country national outfit, bring in items representing your heritage to display in your country booth or help in any other sort.  This is also a Talent Show, so if you or your child have a special cultural talent (singing, dancing, musical instrument, etc.), please sign up to perform during the event. 


Come and invite others! Looking forward to an unforgettable event.

 

Questions? Please contact   

Rania Narouz Makram   (818) 455-2428   rania.narouz@hotmail.com

 

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Posted by: Alison Wildy
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

SRVEF is excited to announce a new Imagineering Class at Diablo Vista Middle School. Glass Fusion Art begins Wednesday, April April 11, 2018.  This class is designed for 5th-8th grade students who love to create unique art projects. To learn more about this class, visit our registration page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/srvef-imagineering-glass-fusion-art-dvms-tickets-42383095981.  Imagineering offers STEAM Classes throughout SRVUSD.  New classes are posted monthly.  For more information about our programs and other class offerings, visit our Eventbrite Page at http://bit.ly/srvef_imagineering.

 

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

Afterschool enrichment classes for April have been posted, https://www.srvef.org/Imagineering/Imagineering-Classes. These are our final afterschool classes for the 2017-18 academic school year.  Don’t miss out on engaging classes taught by incredible SRVUSD certified teachers. Culinary Science, Cosmetic Chemistry, Intermediate Lego Robotics, Engineering with Sphero Robots, Python Coding, Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi, and more…

 

This summer SRVEF will also continue to offer enrichment classes for SRVUSD students. Our longer summer classes allow us to offer more in-depth science, technology, engineering, art, and math curriculum to students entering 3rd-9th grade. Students are given daily challenges, connected to industry experts, introduced to engaging project based learning activities, and encouraged to explore new STEAM topics. For our complete schedule, visit www.bit.ly/summer_imagineering

 

Follow us on Instagram for exciting program announcements as we prepare for a summer of unforgettable STEAM learning! https://www.instagram.com/srvef_imagineering/ . To learn more about the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, visit our website www.srvef.org.

 

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Posted by: Meaghan K, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Judy Jensen, Homepage, Staff, Sports, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Friday, April 13th - first shift (5-7pm), second shift (6:45-8:30pm)

 

Come on over to the other side of Camino Tassajara! We need your help to set up, serve treats, and take down decorations.  Feel free to sign up for both shifts and get more Soaring Eagles hours!

 

Please sign up on the attached link.

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 3/29/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

DVMS will take their CAASPP Tests between April 11 and May 10, we will follow our regular bell schedule, students will test in their English and Math classes and 8th graders will also take their Science test in their Science class.

  • April 11 through May 4:  (CAASPP)

    • Grades 6-8 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and Mathematics

  • May 8 through May 10:  (CAST)

    • Grade 8 California Science Test

During the test, students will use earphones or earbuds to listen to videos and audio items. We highly recommend that they bring their own earphones or earbuds as they may be most comfortable using their own.

 

See the link below for the CAASPP Calendar

If you have any questions please contact Osi Juergens, Assistant Principal.

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Posted by: Osi Juergens
Published: 3/29/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Beginning on Friday, March 23, 2018, you can vote! You can choose the logo on the front of our "Trek for Tech" t-shirts.  Just click the link below, log-in using your school google login.  Look under "Extras" for DV Votes. 

 

https://srvusd.learning.powerschool.com

 

Voting closes Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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Posted by: Alison Wildy
Published: 3/23/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

State law gives families the option to transfer to a different school when there is space available. When schools have space, families can choose to transfer to another school within a district (intradistrict transfers) or to transfer to a school in another district (interdistrict transfers).

 

SRVUSD has moved up its intradistrict open enrollment window for elementary families. The open enrollment window for elementary schools is now open and closes on April 6, 2018. Families can find the link to the online intradistrict transfer request form and information about SRVUSD’s open enrollment/intradistrict transfer process at www.srvusd.net/transfers.

 

SRVUSD students will continue to have placement priority in our schools. However, after we place our resident students at their school of choice, because we now have space available, California law requires that we allow students from outside the district to apply to attend our schools (interdistrict transfers). Interdistrict transfers will only be accepted if there is space available. Students from outside the district must maintain acceptable academic performance, attendance and behavior. SRVUSD anticipates openings for interdistrict transfers students at nearly all SRVUSD schools.

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Posted by: Meaghan K, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




Audience: Judy Jensen, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Please see attached flyer for details regarding the Art and Writing Challenge contes for 2018.  Entries are due by Monday, March 26th.

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Grade 07

Please sign up for a WEB interview during Eagles Plus Time. Please choose Tuesday March 6th or Friday March 9th. 

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Posted by: Mrs. Berglund
Published: 3/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

SRVEF is excited to announce a new Imagineering Class at Diablo Vista Middle School. Glass Fusion Art begins Monday, March 5th, 2018.  This class is designed for 5th-8th grade students who love to create unique art projects. To learn more about this class, visit our registration page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/srvef-imagineering-glass-fusion-art-dvms-tickets-42383095981.  Imagineering offers STEAM Classes throughout SRVUSD.  New classes are posted monthly.  For more information about our programs and other class offerings, visit our Eventbrite Page at http://bit.ly/srvef_imagineering.

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 2/27/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Sticker Swap Design Contest!

 

Entries due February 9

Show your love of art by designing a round sticker and entering it in our district wide contest.

 

Use the link for contest design rules and submission.

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Grade 07

Do you remember what it was like to enter middle school, or any new school? Sometimes it's a great experience, and sometimes it's not the best. WEB Leaders are 8th graders who are positive role models for 6th grade students (as well as the entire DVMS student body) and leaders of the school.

 

ATTENTION: At Diablo Vista Middle School WEB is not an elective or an extra class you have to take. Therefore, you are still able to take the electives you want, in addition to being part of this extraordinary program!

 

Click below for the application:

 

Applications are due February 14.

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Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Grade 06, Calendar - Library Media Center, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

CJSF is now taking applications for the spring semester!  If you are a 7th or 8th grade student and you are interested in belonging to this amazing organization, complete and turn in the application no later than FRIDAY, FEB.9, 3 PM.

****Current CJSF members MUST re-apply per CJSF- membership rules.

Applications are available on SchoolLoop at the link below.  Please check the information about the requirements to apply to CJSF and then apply! Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
 
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Briggs or Mrs. Endsley.

Information about CJSF:
https://csf-cjsf.org/

Application Requirements:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GCC-l-94f_NkRRBht4NvVMDbVs_glIESZzcZKNwMzY/edit
 

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Posted by: Nona Mikkelsen
Published: 1/31/18




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Leadership is excited to invite you to the Candy Land Social that will be held on February 23 from 3:00-5:00.  

 

All students who want to attend must submit a NEW completed permission slip to the office NO LATER THAN February 6. (Even if you already turned in a permission slip at the beginning of the year!) The suggested donation is $10, if you have questions about the donation, please see our front office staff.  Make sure you have your ID or a photo of your ID to get into the social, otherwise you will not be let in!

 

Shaved Ice

DJ and MC

Games!

Pizza

Goodies Galore

Obstacle Bounce Course

 

You don't want to miss out on this awesome trip in Candy Land!

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Posted by: Osi Juergens
Published: 1/26/18




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SRVEF is excited to announce a new Imagineering Class at Diablo Vista Middle School. Glass Fusion Art begins Tuesday, February 6th, 2018.  This class is designed for 5th-8th grade students who love to create unique art projects. To learn more about this class, visit our registration page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/srvef-imagineering-glass-fusion-art-dvms-tickets-42383095981.  Imagineering offers STEAM Classes throughout SRVUSD.  New classes are posted monthly.  For more information about our programs and other class offerings, visit our Eventbrite Page at http://bit.ly/srvef_imagineering.

 

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Judy Jensen, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

The Asian Pacific Fund presents a student art, essay & video contest entitled Growing Up Asian in America.  It encourages youth to reflect on their heritage, take pride in their identities and share their experience of growing up both Asian/Pacific Islander and American.

Theme:  My Hope for the Future

Deadline:  Friday, March 2, 2018

 

Flyers located in the front office or click on the attached link below for additional details.

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 1/23/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Yearbook sales close on January 22, 2018.  In order to guarantee your child a yearbook you must purchase before that date. 

 

At that time final numbers will be submitted to our publisher and only a very small number of overruns may be available after distribution in May.

 

To avoid disappointment order yours today!  We sell out every year!

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Judy Jensen, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Most of our lunchtime sports balls have disappeared over the course of the school year. We are looking for new or gently used basketballs or soccer balls only. You may drop them off in the front office. Any donations are very much appreciated!  Thank you!

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

SAVE THE DATE! The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is proud to offer it's first ever Imagineering Hackathon. The event will be hosted at California High School on January 27th. Registration for the event is free and will open on Wednesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Only 60 spots will be available, so register quick. This event is open to all middle and high school SRVUSD students. All coding levels welcome. Prizes for winning Hacks!!

Registration page – www.bit.ly/srvef_imagineering

#SRVEFHACK

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Posted by: Meaghan K, District Admin, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/10/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents

Youth 2 Youth 2018

 

Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/Y2Y2018
 What:  24th Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference
 When:  March 24, 2018
 Where:  Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley
 Time:  7:45 P– 10:00 P.M.
 Cost:  $45 before February 24; $55 after February 24


The Youth to Youth model creates opportunities for teens to support each other in decisions to be drug-free.  One of the strongest predictors of adolescent drug use is association with drug-using peers.  The youth staff simply says that Youth to Youth is about kids helping other kids stay drug-free.  The conference is an entire day where youth get together, have fun and talk about some really important issues.

More than 100 high school students will work at the conference, guiding their middle school peers through skits, games, panel discussions and small-group activities.  More than 20 workshops will be offered throughout the day.  Some of the topics to be covered include building self-esteem, stress reduction, drug and alcohol abuse, positive body image, dating and relationship troubles, self-defense, jazz dancing, art, and communication skills.  True stories of teens and substance abuse will be a key element of the conference.  There will also be small group discussions, a motivational speaker and a dance at the end of the conference.

The learning and fun continues from morning till night during a Y2Y conference.   The day is very interactive, high energy and youth are kept moving from activity to activity.
If your students’ like hanging out with their friends, meeting new friends, having fun, dancing, and good food – then this is the conference for them.   More than just an “event”, the Youth to Youth Middle School Conference is a way to see the best in teens and their leadership skills.

 

Youth to Youth’s principles are simple:
Youth 2 Youth program is youth driven, every teen is given the opportunity to take on leadership roles and each young person is guided in developing assets within themselves.

 

Do not miss out on this potentially life-changing, saving, and enhancing experience! 

 

*Attending the conference will count for three hours of Soaring Eagle community service

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Posted by: Stephen Anderson
Published: 1/7/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Dear DV families,

 

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you on behalf of Walter Helms Middle School and Diablo Vista Leadership.  With your help, we were able to support approximately 100 people in having a happy holiday.  Helms is out sister school and we do what we can to support our extended family.

 

We asked them what else they need, and their request was simple.  They are in need of warm jackets and clothing.  We would like to support them in having a warm coat drive, so as you are cleaning out your closets, if you find that you have gently used coats to spare, we would be happy to deliver them to Helms.

 

Please send gently used or new warm clothes and jackets to room 1.67. We will deliver January 17.

 

Contact Mrs. Pappachan if you have questions.

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 12/14/17




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Seventh and Eighth Graders!

 

December 8, 2017 is Diablo Vista's first dance of the school year and we want you to be there!

 

We will have Fuddruckers, Dippin' Dots, DJ and more, you don't want to miss out! All of this for only $10, due no later than December 5!

 

 

Print and fill out the form below and return it to the office with you $10 donation.  Invite your friends and make sure they come too!

 

Think you already turned in a permission slip and donation?  Check your e-mail!  Sent out an e-mail to everyone who already turned something in!

 

Can't wait to see you there!

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Would you like to participate in Diablo Vista's School Spelling Bee?  The word lists are now available.  You only need to study the School Bee word list. The winner of our School Bee will advance to the Contra Costa Bee, and SpellIt is the list that will prepare students for that Bee.  Both lists are on a Google Doc at this link:

 

https://docs.google.com/a/srvusd.net/document/d/1pRwdKPp79eG7sZR_zDy1W381D8wlJq2ggBWkjo6p65w/edit?usp=sharing

 

You may also SIGN UP for the spelling bee, which will be held in late January, at the same link.

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Posted by: Nona Mikkelsen
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Fun Raiser

Cookie Dough/Item Distribution

 

This Tuesday 11/28

From 1:00 - 6:00 in the GYM

 

 

11/28.....Pick Up Your Cookie Dough/Items Day- from 1:00-6:00pm

 

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered, we couldn't have done it without you!!!!!! We still need volunteers on 11/28 for the distribution day. Click on the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer!

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Posted by: Osi Juergens
Published: 11/25/17




Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Congratulations on an awesome kickoff to Adopt-a-Family!

 

We have less than 100 tags left, out of 471 tags made!  

 

If you were not able to get a tag, or if you would like to get more, they will be available in the MPR on Friday on an Adopt a Family poster.  Pick out a tag and either bring it to Mrs. Pappachan to check out, or check it out using the link below.

 

Students who picked out a tag today, thank you!  If there is a change and you would are not able to get the gift you checked out today, please return it to Mrs. Pappachan.

 

Please brings gifts wrapped or bagged with the tag from today attached, this ensures that the gifts gets to the right person in the right family!  All gifts should be brought to room 1.67 with the tag attached.  If you loose your tag, that is okay, that is why we have your information, so we can look it up!  

 

If you have any questions, please contact me through School Loop or apappachan@srvusd.net

 

Thank you for supporting Adopt-a-family and 22 families at Helms Middle School!

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 11/15/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Good Afternoon DV Families!

 

Adopt-a-Family tag pick up is this Wednesday during e-period!

 

We are supporting our sister school, Walter Helms Middle School, AKA Helms, in San Pablo.  Helms has many homeless families, and we have the opportunity to help 22 of those families!

 

How is works:

- During e-period, tomorrow, each grade will come to the MPR and pick out gift tags, sign out gift tags and then return with their teacher to class.  It is important that when the gifts are returned, they are returned with the gift tag.

 

- There will be four sections: Young Children (0-9), Older Children (10-18), and 2 sections for Adults, so think ahead, but be flexible. 

 

- Students must check out their tags before leaving!  If students do not want to get a tag, they do not have to.  Extra tags will be available through Mrs. Pappachan. 

 

- Staff is encouraged to participate as well!

 

- Gifts should be returned wrapped and with the DVMS gift tag.  We will take care of check in and changing the tag to a nicer one.

 

- Gift cards to Target, Safeway, Walmart encouraged.

 

- Shopping at Richmond accessible places is encouraged, in case exchanges need to take place, gift receipts are encouraged as well.

 

All gifts are due by 12/8.

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage

 

The annual DVMS Book Fair is now open. Come to the Library and shop our great selection of books, posters, pens, notebooks and other school supplies.  

 

The Fair is open from 7:40 to 3:15, from Thurs., 11/2 to Thurs. 11/9, in the Library.  All proceeds help build the library book collection and teacher's classroom libraries.

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Posted by: Nona Mikkelsen
Published: 11/2/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Come and see Lion King Jr.!

 

The performances are November 2, 3, 8, 9 at 7:00 in the MPR.  Doors open at 6:30.


Tickets are assigned seating.  Advance purchase is $8 and at the door is $10.  Exact change or checks written to DVMS only.  There will be no change at the door.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 10/31/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Spelling Bee

Would you like to participate in Diablo Vista's School Spelling Bee?  The word lists are now available on a Google Doc at this link:

 

https://docs.google.com/a/srvusd.net/document/d/1pRwdKPp79eG7sZR_zDy1W381D8wlJq2ggBWkjo6p65w/edit?usp=sharing

 

You may also sign up for the spelling bee, which will be held in late January, at the same link.

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Posted by: Nona Mikkelsen
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Students and Homepage

The Geography Bee will be held this year on Jan. 18, 2018, from 3:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm.  It will be held in Room 123.

 

Students wishing to participate should sign up by e-mailing Mr. Rathjen in Schoolloop and writing "NG Geo Bee Sign Up" in the subject line.  Sign ups will close on Friday, Dec. 15; no additional sign ups will be taken after that date.

 

Below this notice is a link to the Geo Bee's "Study Corner."  Other information related to the contest can also be found at that website.

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Posted by: Mark Rathjen
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers

The DVMS book fair is right around the corner!  The book fair begins on Thursday, November 2nd, and will continue to run through Thursday, November 9th.  Parent volunteers are needed each day to ensure the book fair runs smoothly.  It’s fun and easy!  Your help is essential to making our book fair a success.  

 

Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094dadaa23ab9-dvbook.  Volunteers must be cleared through Be a Mentor.  


Contact tammy_waddell@hotmail.com with any questions.

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Posted by: Nona Mikkelsen
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

The PTSA sponsored parent education night, Your Students and Their Phones will be held on Thursday, October 19th from 7:00 - 8:15 PM.

The presenters are:

Lauren Brown, MFT School Program Coordinator Danville Police Department

 

Officer Alcantara, School Resource Office Monte Vista High School

 

Ernesto Camacho, DVMS parent, software engineer and Google employee  

 

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Students and staff at DVMS and people throughout all of California will participate in:

 

THE GREAT SHAKE OUT

Thursday, Oct. 19 @ 10:19

 

With all of the natural disasters happening lately and this emergency drill taking place state wide, please take the time to make a plan with your family.

               
   

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Posted by: Osi Juergens
Published: 10/14/17




Audience: Judy Jensen, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Soaring Eagle Volunteers
Student Volunteers for Creekside Carnival
CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY's Fall Carnival is Oct 21st from 2 pm to 6 pm! We love seeing our former Comets and neighbors coming to helping out.  Middle School and High School students are welcome to help!


 

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

                                   

The Run for Education is this Sunday, Oct. 1st

        Have you registered yet????

            There is still time to register!

 

See Map in Attachments for meeting location!!!

 

Please meet Diablo Vista Staff and Students for a group photo at 8:00 for a group photo. 

The 5K Timed begins at 8:15

The 5K Fun Run begins at 8:30

Please click on the link TODAY to sign up!!!!

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Posted by: Osi Juergens
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Homepage

8th Grade Parents - It is that time of the year!  Yearbook 8th grade ads are for sale so start digging out those baby pictures!  Early bird discount for ads submitted by October 22.  FINAL deadline is November 3 OR when space sells out!  Space is limited so don't put this off and miss out on this opportunity to congratulate your 8th grader on their accomplishment.  Last year we SOLD out space and I wasn't able to accommodate everyone.  Use the "yearbook" button to purchase ads.

 

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 9/20/17




Audience: Judy Jensen, Calendar - for Tech Lab (next to Library), Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Please join us for a night of celestial watching with Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society at DVMS on 09/21/17 from 7:30 - 9:30 pm on DVMS Field.

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

We will be starting Student Council in October, and we would love to have you join us as a Advisory Ambassador!

 

What is a Advisory Ambassador?  An Advisory Ambassador is the representative for their Advisory and for their grade level.  They bring their concerns, ideas and enthusiasm for making Diablo Vista the best it can be to each monthly meeting.  They can also seek out officers during the rest of the time if they have ideas (or ideas have been brought to them).  Ambassadors will then report out and seek involvement from their advisory class.

 

When does student council meet?  Student Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:45am until 8:05 am.  Attendance will be taken.  The meetings will be held in 1.67.

 

How do you sign up?  Let your Advisory teacher know that you are interested!  They will tell you how to proceed from there!

 

If you have further questions, come see Mrs. Pappachan in 1.67.

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Homepage, Library Media Center, Library Media Center, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Students who would like a comfortable place to read and study after school are welcome to come to the DV Library after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Signing up ahead of time is not necessary.  Drop-ins are welcome.  

 

Homework Club Schedule:

  • Mon., Tues. and Thurs.: Open from 2:45-3:45
  • Weds. and Fri.: Closed
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Posted by: Nona Mikkelsen
Published: 8/31/17




Audience: Homepage

Use the link to purchase your student's yearbook (enter job #12460).  Yearbooks are only available through the Herff/Jones Yearbook Order Center. Purchase yours now for $55 (lowest price of the year).  Prices will go up on October 2, 2017.

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Posted by: Shelly Darrah
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Calendar - for Tech Lab (next to Library), Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Mathcounts club sign-up deadline: September 7, 2017.

How to sign up:  Fill in and submit the attached sign-up sheet to the office. The suggested donation is $80  and your check can be written to  DVMS PTSA. 

Should you have any question, please send email to: dvmsmathcounts12@gmail.com

First mathcounts meeting will start from 3PM to 5PM onSeptember 8, 2017.  Please check the windows outside the MPR for the locations.

 

Mathcounts Team

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

*** DUE DATE EXTENDED through Thursday 9/7. Please bring permission slip and $10.00 donation into the front office by 3:30pm.***

 

If you are interested in attending the first social of the year, to be held on September 15 from 3:00-5:00, the permission form is due by this Friday, September 1!

 

The permission form is attached, as well as the Google Interest Form.  

 

There is a suggested donation of $10 per event, incase you would like to sign up for more than one event at this time! Donations are non-refundable, and they help pay for the cost of the event.  At this event, we are having a blow up obstacle course, pizza, a DJ and MC to lead games, and Italian Ice!  

 

We are going to have a great time, and you don't want to miss out.  Students will line up inside the courtyard at the end of school.  They will then be checked in with their ID card, and allowed in to enjoy the social!  Please be sure to complete the Permission Form, to be signed by parents, and the Interest Form that we know which f the events you are most interested in!

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Posted by: Osi Juergens
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

CJSF is now taking applications!  If you are an 8th grade student and you are interested in belonging to this amazing organization, complete and turn in the application no later then Wednesday, September 15th by 3 PM.  Applications are available on SchoolLoop at the link below.  Please check the information about the requirements to apply to CJSF and then apply!

 

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Briggs or Mrs. Endsley.

 

For more information, please visit: http://csf-cjsf.org/

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Judy Jensen, Calendar - for Tech Lab (next to Library), Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Students: Put your artwork on the cover of the DVMS directory! Pick up the entry form from the front office, mark it with your creativity, and turn it in by Sept. 8th.

 

DVMS Families: Remember to opt in or out of the directory, and definitely purchase this keepsake and awesome reference resource by Sept. 15th.

 

DVMS Community: Support your community and business by placing an ad in our directory,Sept. 15th deadline. If you have any questions, contact Jane Cho at dvmsdirectory2017@gmail.com.

 

 

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Auditions are after school 8/22 from 3:00- 4:30 (or until complete).

 

Please meet in the choir room (111) and be prepared to sing and move.

 

There will be a rehearsal to review the music with Mrs. Williams on 8/21, room 111, after school.

 

Call Backs are only for people who are called back.  If you do not get called back, you are still in the production!  Come to the first rehearsal on Monday, 8/28!  Rehearsals are 3:00-4:30.

 

Audition Music Selections as Follows: Only choose your top priority part and song!  You will only be allowed to sing one song (due to time)

Auditioning for:              Song Title:                 Pages/Measures:

1. Ensemble,             I Just Can't Wait       Pgs 32-33, Msrs 18-26

Young Nala,                   To Be King

Young Simba

 

2. Adult Nala,           Can You Feel the      Pgs 101-102, Msrs. 38-54

Adult Simba,               Love Tonight

Timon,

Pumba

 

3. Scar,                     Be Prepared            Pgs 49-51, Msrs 58-73

Hyenas

 

4. Mufasa,              They Live In You        Pgs. 56-58, Msrs 44-58

Rafiki,

Lionessess

 

 

Rehearsal information:

Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  There will be a rehearsal schedule available next week, once I finalize somethings.  That said, singing and dance rehearsals will be every Monday and Tuesday.  Blocking and review will be on Thursdays and Friday.  However, due to numbers, there will be two casts.  One cast will rehearse on Thursday, the other will rehearse on Friday.  

 

Attendance to rehearsals is required.  Missed rehearsals will result in possible removal from the production.  Students must also attend at least half of the school day in order to attend rehearsal, so please plan appointments accordingly.

 

Attached you will find:

-The audition google form, please complete prior to Tuesday's audition.

- The audition sheet music, only for what is needed

- The audition music tracks

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Posted by: Angela Pappachan
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Calendar - for Tech Lab (next to Library), Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Please come to Back to School Night and meet your student's teachers and get a glimpse into your student's everyday life at school.

 

Hope to see you all 8/24/17!

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 8/15/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention Parents!!!!

 

Volunteers are needed for lunchtime supervision. Please visit the link below to sign up!

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4dafa62d6-april

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Posted by: Michelle Ormsby
Published: 8/15/17




Audience: Homepage

Welcome Back!  On Monday your first period/advisory teacher will be waiting for you!

 

 

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Posted by: Rebecca Ingram
Published: 8/12/17




Audience: Judy Jensen, Calendar - for Tech Lab (next to Library), Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Teen Center Program

August 28- May 31st

 

Welcome to the Diablo Vista Teen Center membership program!

 

The Town of Danville is offering a variety of clubs and enrichment activities to make the most of your middle school student’s after school hours. Teen Center membership includes Town staff led programming of outdoor games, art activities, food crafts, a daily snack and much more! Exclusive enrichment classes are available for an additional fee. If your student is at the teen center during the exclusive enrichment activity and has not enrolled in the enrichment activity, then they will be asked to quietly do homework.

 

Membership: Sessions are $50 each for any current Charlotte Wood, Diablo Vista or Los Cerros Middle School Student. The Teen Centers will be open only on school days during each session and will close at 5:30pm.

Location: Located behind the gym on the blacktop

 

For more information about our Teen Center Memberships and enrichment activities visit www.danville.ca.gov/middleschool or call the Danville Community Center at (925) 314-3400.

 

Thank you so much! Look forward to working with you this school year.

 

 

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Lisa Arcidiacono Crespo

Teen Services Program Coordinator

Town of Danville | 420 Front Street | Danville, CA 94526

(925) 314-3403 | f (925) 820-2782

lcrespo@danville.ca.govwww.danville.ca.gov

Stay Connected with us!

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Posted by: Judy Jensen
Published: 8/8/17


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