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Fall Play NOV 13, 14, 19, 20

Jazz Concert  DEC 8

Choir Concert DEC 10

Dance Concert JAN 15, 16

Acting Performance JAN 22

DV Talent Show FEB 18

Seussical the Musical   APR 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

Percussion Concert  MAY 5

Spring Dance Concert  MAY 13, 14

Spring Choir Concert MAY 19


Dear DVAPA Families,


Delta Education Group (DEG) is a 501 c3 non-profit booster club composed of parents of artistically passionate high school students at Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts.   Our mission is to enhance the fine arts experience by coordinating parent, teacher, and community involvement.  Our financial support for the Academy helps to refine skills, acquire knowledge and develop leadership in all areas of the performing arts, preparing students for success in College, Career, and Life.

Please take a look at the many opportunities available to help DEG earn money that goes directly back to the students by way of Field Trips, Master Classes, workshops, lectures, etc.


1. Escrip– Register at & shop a variety of stores & DEG will receive a percentage of your eligible purchases.   

2. Amazon Smile, shop shop & choose Delta Education Group as your charity, and they will give .5% back on all eligible purchases.

3. Savemart Shares Card – pick up a card at the concessions stand or email

4. Raley’s – Register your Something Extra Card at

 5. Ewaste 4 Good – Visit & schedule a pickup date.  This opportunity is great for your place of work as well!

 6.  Spring Clothing Drive – Save your old clothes, shoes, linens, purses & stuffed animals for our annual spring clothing drive.  Date to be determined.

 7. Concession Donations – Donations of bottled water, candy, or chips to sell at our concessions stand is greatly appreciated. 

8. Company Match -Known employers; Chevron & Kaiser Permanente.  Make a donation to DEG and employer will match it.  Please check with your employer if they offer this benefit.

 For more information on any of the above, contact

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   ...where ordinary moments become extraordinary experiences

DVAPA Fall Play

Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts presents The Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman, a comical and insightful play about the magic of storytelling and its power to change the human heart. Come experience the fascinating world of the Middle East in all its splendor. The play is directed by Joyce Thrift, a new acting teacher and director at DVHS. Be sure to attend this outstanding performance! Showing Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20 at 7:00 PM and Nov 14 at 2:00 PM in the Deer Valley High School Theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Adults $10, Students $7 / $5 with DV Teal Card.

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Arabian Nights - Fall Play

Nov 13, 14, 19, 20 @ 7:00 PM 

Nov 14 @ 2PM

Deer Valley Theater

ADMISSION: $10 adults / $7 students / $5 wTeal Card  

Winter Choir Concert

Thursday, Dec 10th

7:00 PM

Admission $5 / $3 Teal Card




* Please note: this is a non-school sponsored event. Taking care of any missed attendance is the responsibility of the student and the parent/guardian*


The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of California, Berkeley, is promoting VISION, a program designed to bring students together to discuss issues that affect both Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans.


What is VISION’s objective?

Through workshops and Cal VSA's Culture Show, one of the largest Vietnamese student-run productions in the nation, our program aims to inspire students to become leaders and make a difference within their communities by developing leadership skills. We started this program to provide students with an educational environment where they can acquire knowledge of the Vietnamese community, heritage, and culture. With VISION, students will be given the opportunity to explore and become involved in discourse regarding Vietnamese and Vietnamese American topics such as history and contemporary issues.


What can students expect from VISION?

VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense-paid program from Thursday, April 7th, 2016 to Sunday, April 10th, 2016. Housing, and food will be provided for the 4 days, as well as transportation to and from the students' high schools into Berkeley. The criteria for applications will be based on the applicants' quality of essays, leadership potential, and enthusiasm. Applicants from all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply; the application is also open to ALL grade levels in high school. Selected students can expect to network and collaborate with other high school students from all over California through interactive activities, workshops, and discussions. This program will not only educate and inspire our mentees, but also allow them the opportunity to forge new, lasting friendships in a fun and safe environment.


What is this year’s theme?

VISION 2016's theme is Acknowledge Connect & Empower (A.C.E). The Vietnamese community, as any other community, has learned to embrace their Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American identity and what it means to be an Asian American in a diverse environment. Through this theme, we would like our mentees to acknowledge themselves and their past, connect with others through their experiences, and empower themselves, each other, and their community. We will have workshops to learn about how we as individuals can come together to make a difference in our own lives and others. As a culmination of the conversations we will have in our workshops during VISION, students will have the opportunity to attend Cal VSA’s Culture Show. We hope that by the end of the program, mentees will have developed skills to make an impact in their community.


Ultimately, our goal for VISION is to empower our mentees to become culturally educated leaders who will initiate change within their communities with the intention of bettering the future.


Here is the link to our online application, which is due on Friday March 4nd, 2016:


Best regards,

Jasmine Chau & Donald Nguyen

Cal Vietnamese Student Association VISION Directors 2016

University of California, Berkeley 

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The City of Oakley is hiring a part-time Facilities Attendant who is very comfortable with technology systems and set up. Candidate must be at least 18 years old and available on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Please see attached for more information.


Two different Sons of Italy scholarship applications are available for students to download from the "Scholarships" locker on the DVHS web site. Deadlines are March 1 and April 8. Please see link below.


Performing Arts Locker

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Who we are and what do we do at Deer Valley High School

The Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts is a pathway academy within Deer Valley High School. Our vision is to provide students with an immersion in the performing arts while maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum. The academy of Performing Arts offers their students many opportunities: To assemble with other creative and talented students and teachers; To learn ALL disciplines of the performing arts, across various cultures; To build confidence and to elevate communication skills; To collaborate with the civic and artistic communities. What the Academy of Performing Arts Expects from you: To DEVOTE yourself to learning through performing arts; To maintain a respectful  attitude to teachers and fellow students; To always STRIVE for academic and artistic excellence. Students will follow the four year course sequence for the Performing Arts Academy. As freshman you will take classes that include drama, choir or Instrumental Music, dance, and stage tech skills. The Academy of performing arts is looking for students with a PASSION for the performing arts.



The Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts is a part of Deer Valley High School whose vision is to provide an immersion in the performing arts; that, in concert with a rigorous academic curriculum produces students who are well-prepared for further studies in a two or four year college or for employment in their chosen field.



Our curriculum exposes students to a wide range of performing arts traditions from throughout the world and across many cultures. Our students see themselves as members of a civic and artistic community through performances and collaborations with other groups and community organizations. Used effectively, a performing arts curriculum requires students to think independently and critically, work cooperatively, and become lifelong learners and patrons of the arts. 



Deer Valley Performing Arts Teachers and Staff

Balasoto, Celina
Bragen, Lawrence
delucia, Lauren
Devine, Sally
Kuntz, Sheree
Lawrence, Julie
Lewis, Scot
Magnussen, Grace
Mastrangelo, Michael
Health Teacher
Moats, Conan
Pearson, Kathy
Sagehorn, Michael
Standen, Wesley
Stark, Michelle
Thrift, Joyce
Ting, Damian
Whittington, Ruth
Widener, Larry
Wilkins, Blair
Assistant Principal

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