Deer Valley High School
DV celebrates Staff Appreciation Week!
March 24, 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!
Get ready for DV’s annual Multicultural Week! This year, it will be held Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st. There will be presentations from Hispanos Unidos, the Polynesian Club, the Italian Club, the French Club and the Black Student Union during both lunches. Come on out and celebrate our diverse cultures here at DV!
Congratulations to DV students who won many awards at this year’s Contra Costa Science and Engineering Fair at Los Medanos College last weekend. They are: Yuriy Manulov - 1st place in 12th grade Engineering, Kinnedy Sawyer and Charles Klinger - 2nd place in 12th grade Engineering, Xavier Clark, Kenneth La and Saul Cervantes – 3rd place in 12th grade Engineering, Andrew Pirofalo – 4th place in 12th grade Physical Science, Trinity Joseph – 3rd place in 11th grade Behavioral Science, Kirsten Audet and Emma Weyrauch – 3rd place in 11th grade Behavioral Science, and Sabrina Bento – 4th place in 11th grade Engineering. Sabrina also won a regional award from the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Way to make DV proud!
Looking for something fun to read during Spring Break? Stop by room 511 and pick up either a free science magazine or free science fiction novel. Yours to keep – just stop by any time after school and help yourself.
DV’s Food Vault will open its doors once again on Friday, March 31st from 3:00 – 3:30 pm in portable 180. The food vault provides much-needed groceries to those in our community who are struggling with hunger. If you or someone you know could use a little help, please come by and pick up a bag of groceries. If you are unable to come by at that time, please see Mr. Wade in room 306 to make other arrangements.
Deer Valley’s annual Open House event will be held Thursday, April 6th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Come out to see demonstrations, performances and presentations of all the great stuff DV has been doing all year long! In addition, this year we will be offering a mini Food Court in the House 3 quad area, with food and drink offerings beginning at 5:30 pm. Come a little early and choose from Mexican food, gourmet hot dogs and sausages, pizza, chips, soda, water and desserts. Don’t miss this annual showcase of all the good things DV has to offer!
Plan to come out and participate in the 8th annual “Keep Antioch Beautiful” Day on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:30 – 11:00 am. Participation includes a free lunch at Prewett Community Park after the event. You can win money for DV in the process - $500 goes to the high school with the most participation, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. For more information, call the Environmental Resource line at (925)779-6137. For advance sign-ups and registration, please go to http://ci.antioch.ca.us/Environment/Keep-Antioch-Beautiful/ Help to keep Antioch a beautiful place to live, learn, work and grow!
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 will be sold during both lunches only, beginning on Thursday, April 20th. 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.
Guest passes for the Senior Ball are now available in the Leadership Room. All students who are not DV seniors must have a completed guest pass on file in order to purchase tickets. Completed passes are due back to the Leadership Room no later than Wednesday, April 19th at 3 pm.
TODAY is the last day to turn in your guest pass for Junior Prom! All students who are not DV juniors must have a completed guest pass on file in order to purchase tickets. Completed passes are due back to the Leadership Room no later than TODAY, Friday, March 24th at 3 pm.
Juniors! Junior Prom is coming up! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 7:30 – 11 pm in DV’s South Gym. The theme this year is “Night on the Nile”. Ticket sales will be held Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th, and then Tuesday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 19th. Ticket prices are as follows: Special Early Bird ticket prices on Monday, April 3rd ONLY are $35 with a teal card and $40 without. Regular ticket prices from Tuesday, April 4th through Friday, April 7th are $40 with a teal card and $45 without. If you wait until after Spring Break to purchase your ticket, on Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19th, the price is $45 – no discount. You must also turn in a signed copy of the dance rules when you purchase your ticket. Dance rules are currently available for pick-up in the Leadership Room. Don’t wait – buy your tickets early and save money!
Math tutoring is available for any student that needs it on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4 pm in room 304. All are welcome.
Quiz Bowl meets in room 412.
Wolverines for Water meets in room 554.
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 an independent research project, is welcome to join the Friday Research Enrichment group that meets every Friday after school in room 511. Find out how to run a research project, and how to present it. This enrichment activity is perfect for ACE students but anyone is welcome.
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!
The Deer Valley Academy of the Performing Arts proudly presents its spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress! Showtimes and dates are TONIGHT, Friday, March 24th and TOMORROW, Saturday, March 25th at 2 pm and 7 pm. All shows are in the Deer Valley Theater. Buy your reserved seats online at the DVHS SchoolLoop homepage for only $10/adult or $7/student. Tickets are also available at the door for $12/adult, $10/student and children under 10/$7. Come on out and support our fantastic performing arts students!
Counseling, College and Career Center
Now is the time to sign up for AP EXAMS. Come to the Career Center to get the form and register. Come early to avoid the line.
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!
DV! The College and Career Center is holding Brown Bag Workshops during lunch. Brown Bag meetings are often used in workplaces to give employees a chance to address topics of interest. Participants bring their own lunches, hence the “brown bag”: nickname. Sign up in the Career Center to attend!
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.
Wednesday, March 29th - California Baptist University representative visit - 3 pm; College & Career Center
Thursday, April 6th - University of Idaho representative visit - both lunches
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
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”.