Deer Valley High School
February 17, 2017
DV celebrates Black History Month!!!
“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender, instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”
- Franklin Thomas, activist,philanthropist and former president of the Ford Foundation
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!
Hey students! If you’ve already racked up an administrative detention or two, please make sure to serve them ASAP! Failure to attend administrative detentions after school will result in students not being admitted to extra-curricular events, such as football games and dances. Please take responsibility and serve those detentions right away!
Attention all Tri-Delta Transit riders! Tri-Delta Transit is revising their schedule effective Sunday, February 19th. Please make sure you are using the correct schedule to plan your trip to school, as bus times may have changed. Printed schedules are now available on board buses. You can also preview the new schedule online at www.TriDeltaTransit.com.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors! Would you like to be a part of the library staff next year? Come on by the library and pick up an application for Library Media Assistant for next year!
Any freshmen, sophomores and juniors interested in running for class office for the 2017-2018 school year should plan on attending an informational meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at 3:30 pm in room 540. Please note that the Associated Student Body Constitution requires that all elected class officers must enroll in the Leadership class as part of their service to their class. Come by the Leadership room and speak with Ms. Weihe if you have further questions.
Congratulations to DV senior Kiara Chatman, who is Contra Costa’s Poetry Out Loud Champion for the second year running! Kiara won this title on February 11th while competing against the very best from Contra Costa high schools. Kiara will go on to represent Contra Costa at the Poetry Out Loud state finals on March 12th and 13th in Sacramento.. Way to make DV proud, Kiara!
Amy current sophomores and juniors that are interested in participating in Link Crew next year should pick up an application from the counseling office or room 202. Please see Mr. Lindgren in room 202 if you have any further questions.
Hey freshmen, sophomores and juniors! Are you proud of DV? Do you want to be part of making it a better place to learn and grow? DV’s Leadership program might be just the place for you! Please consider applying for admission to DV’s Leadership class for the 2017=2018 school year. You’ll get to be part of planning and putting on great events such as rallies, Homecoming, Winter Ball and Junior Prom! Applications are now available for pick up in the Leadership room (540). Come on by and pick one up!
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
TODAY, Friday, February 17th and Friday, February 24th, weather permitting, the Black Student Union will be hosting lunch time activities in honor of Black History Month in the amphitheater. Come out and participate in these activities!
All students entering the Contra Costa County Science Fair: There’s less than a month left! Be sure to stop by room 511 every Friday to learn how to prepare your poster and speech for the fair. There will also be a field trip permission form you need to sign. Please check in with Mr. Adkins any Friday.
Seniors! Did you order and pay for your cap and gown earlier this year? Mike Manning from Herff Jones will be on campus Thursday, March 9th during both lunches to distribute caps and gowns to you! For those of you that have not ordered yet – don’t worry. Go to www.herffjones.com and order your cap, gown, announcements and any other graduation products you wish. But don’t wait - do it now!
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!
Guest passes for the Junior Prom are now available in the Leadership Room. All non-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 Friday, March 24th at 3 pm.
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
Any student who wants to enter the Contra Costa County Science Fair, or 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 increase your odds of winning a prize, how to run a research project, and how to present it. This enrichment activity is perfect for ACE students but anyone is welcome.
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!
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!
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!
LMC will be on campus to offer Application Workshops from Tuesday, March 14th through Thursday, March 16th. Please sign up in the Career Center to participate.
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!
Do you want money for college? The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! This free form will allow you to qualify for federal, state and university-specific scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Go to the “College” tab on the DVHS webpage for a direct link to the FAFSA!
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.
February is Military Month! Each week, we will be highlighting a different branch of the military, and recruiters will be on campus to present information and answer questions. Please join us and watch out for upcoming events!
The next ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd. This career exploration program helps students identify their strengths in the job market and matches those strengths, their work preferences and current job area requirements to explore career paths that may be of interest. The ASVAB is also used by the U.S. military to determine admission to the armed services. Please sign up in the College and Career Center if interested.
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.
TODAY, Friday, February 17th – Lunch with a Naval Officer, both lunches.
Wednesday, February 22nd – Career Highlight: Medical (Doctor, Dentist, Nurse and Administrator)
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”.