Deer Valley High School
April 26, 2017
IDs must be worn at all times while on campus, on a lanyard, around your neck. This is a safety issue. If you are caught without your lanyard and ID on at any time, you will be required to pay $5 for a replacement.
Just a reminder: Deer Valley is a strictly CLOSED CAMPUS for lunch. No students are allowed to leave the campus during lunchtime.
Hey DV! Please show your campus pride after lunch and put your trash in the trash cans. Deer Valley is a great place to work and learn – let’s do everything we can to keep it clean!
DV’s library is now open for extended hours. The library is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 5 pm. Come on in and discover this great place to work, study and learn!
Congratulations to Law Academy senior Jafar Khalfani-Bey for winning third place in a State Bar essay contest! Jafar will receive a cash prize of $500 at our upcoming awards ceremony, and a representative from the State Bar Association will be there to present the award. Way to go, Jafar!
If you plan on being a TA for a teacher during the 2017-2018 school year, please pick-up a TA form from that teacher now. If you plan on being an Office Assistant, please see the House Office, Counseling Office, Main Office or Attendance Office for the form. Make sure you fill out the form completely including parent signatures on both sides, teacher signature, and the class you are willing to drop next school year. TA forms can be turned in to the counseling office and will be accepted through the second week of May. Please contact your counselor for any questions.
Attention all sophomores and juniors interested in joining link crew! If you submitted an application, please sign up for an after school interview. All interviews take place in room 202 from Monday, May 1st through Thursday, May 4th. Please sign up on the door. Interviews take place from 3:00-3:30.
Hey Deer Valley! Are you gay, lesbian, bi, pan, trans, unsure...? Do you have questions about where to find or how to access LGBTQ activities and support? Come see Kevin Martin, from Center for Human Development's Empowerment Program, in the House 2 Office on Wednesdays between 11:00am- 3pm. Stop in during lunch or ask a teacher or your counselor about meeting with him. All meetings are CONFIDENTIAL. For more information about Empowerment, contact Mr. Martin at email@example.com or (925) 753-1004 ext. 102
The Class of 2017 will hold its Senior Ball on Saturday, May 6th from 8 pm – midnight. The ball will be held at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. Light appetizers, drinks and dessert will be served. Doors close at 9 pm, and no one will be admitted after that time. Tickets for the ball are now on sale during both lunches only. Ticket prices are $125 with a teal card and $135 without. Tickets will be sold every day through Friday, April 28th at these prices. On Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2nd, all tickets will be sold for $135 – no teal card discount. All guest tickets are $135 at all times. Please see Ms. Weihe in the Leadership room if you have any further questions.
All paperwork required to attend the Senior Ball is now available for pickup in the Leadership Room. In order to buy a ticket, you must turn in a completed permission slip and signed copy of the dance rules when you purchase a ticket. Please see Ms. Weihe in the Leadership Room if you have any further questions.
Congratulations to Mason Itokazu and Teadora Fritzler, who were crowned Junior Prom Prince and Princess at DV’s Junior Prom celebration, “Night on the Nile”, on Friday evening! Thanks to all the juniors and their guests who came out and made this a truly memorable event!
Math tutoring is available for any student that needs it on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4 pm in room 304. All are welcome.
Key Club meets in room 221.
Thespian Club meets in room 401.
Scholastic Chess Club meets in room 511.
Black Student Union meets in room 560.
Hispanos Unidos meets in room 307.
After School Programs
3-on-3 Basketball meets every day from 3-5 pm on the outside blacktop basketball courts, next to the tennis courts. All are welcome!
Any student who wants to work on a project for next year’s science fair, or for the ACE Academy project showcase on Thursday, May 11th, please stop by Room 511 on Fridays after school.
Looking for a great way to spend time with your friends after school? Come on out and challenge the Ping Pong Masters at the after-school Ping Pong program! Meetings are every Monday and Wednesday from 3-4 pm in room 118. All are welcome!
DVAPA Academy Dance Team tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year begin on Monday, May 1st. If you’re interested in joining the team, please see Ms. de Lucia in room 570 to sign up and pick up a tryout package.
Cheer tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year continue TODAY, Wednesday, April 26th. If you’re interested in joining the team, please pick up a tryout package in any house office.
Counseling, College and Career Center
Have you applied to LMC for next summer or fall? There are 4 steps to complete before you can register for classes: The online application, the online orientation, assessment, Senior Saturday and then registration for classes. Senior Saturday is April 29th. You will sign up online at losmedanos.edu. By attending Senior Saturday you will have a chance to meet with different offices and counselors, get your questions answered, view the campus and get into special academies like the Honors Program, Transfer Program and more. ALSO, by attending Senior Saturday, you can get priority registration so that you get first choice at classes for the summer/fall and don’t have to take those dreaded 7 am, Saturday classes! Go online now to sign up for Senior Saturday or stop by the College & Career Center for help.
All high school students: there is a wide variety of LMC classes being offered this summer specifically high school Students and recent graduates. These include: Intro to Business, Personal Finance, Music Literature, Welding, Film as an International Art Form and more! Go to www.losmedanos.edu/highschool for more information or stop by the College and Career Center.
If you have NOT completed the FAFSA, it’s not too late! The priority deadline was March 2nd, but there is still aid out there for students through the federal and state governments, and the college you will go to! Go online to fafsa.ed.gov ASAP to complete the FAFSA and make yourself eligible for aid from all those organizations that want to help you!
Where in the World is DV’s Wolverine? Our Wolverine is checking out college options and visiting campuses. Can you guess where he is? Stop by the Career Center and enter your guess into our raffle to win a prize. There will be a new location every 2 weeks!
Attention all students! College Gear Tuesdays continue! Wear your best college gear every Tuesday to show your support and commitment for DV’s college-going culture. Stop by the College & Career Center on Tuesdays to show your College Pride!
Scholarship of the Week! You can get daily scholarship opportunities e-mailed to you by creating a profile at FastWeb.com or one of the other scholarship search engines found under the “College” tab on the DVHS webpage. The Scholarship of the Week and all scholarships that have been sent to DVHS can be found on this site or in the College and Career Center.
For more job opportunities, fairs and college fairs, please check us out under the “College” tab on the DVHS webpage.
Upcoming College Visits/Informational Sessions – please see Ms. Proznick in the Career Center to sign up.
Tuesday, May 2nd - University of New England representative visit - 3 pm; College & Career Center
Wednesday, May 3rd - American University of Rome representative visit - 1:15 pm; College & Career Center
Friday, May 5th - Northern Arizona University - 3 pm, College & Career Center
Upcoming College Fairs
Saturday, April 29th - COW Palace, San Francisco: NACAC National College Fair
Sunday, April 30th - CSU Sacramento, WACAC College Fair
Saturday, May 6th - St Mary’s, Moraga: WACAC College Fair
Students can sign up in the Career Center or online at the Counseling and Career Center Facebook Page. Just search “DVHS Counseling and Career Center”.