Da Vinci Counseling Bulletin
Information & Opportunities ** February 16
Schedule a Meeting with the Counseling Department
Nicole Chiamparino Roper--Last Names A-K grades 11/12; Last Names A-L grades 9/10
Make an Appointment: https://calendly.com/nchiamparinoroper/appointment
Erika Strand--Last Names L-Z grades 11/12; Last Names M-Z grades 9/10
Make an Appointment: https://calendly.com/estrand
Judy Wong-Chen--Internship Specialist
Becca Wittman--CTE & Dual-Enrollment Specialist
Unable to find a time that works? Please email your counselor directly!
Program Planning Information
Audition Courses at DSHS
AVID applications = due February 26, interview TBD
Symphonic Band = auditions are due by March 1
Jazz band = auditions are March 11 – 12 by appointment only. Contact Mr. Slabaugh before 3/1 to schedule audition time
Symphony orchestra/baroque = auditions are February 26 – March 1 by appointment only. Contact Mr. Moreno to sign up for audition. The sign-up deadline is 2/16.
Choir auditions = March 11 – 15 by appointment only. Contact Ms. Bach to schedule an audition time.
Program Planning Presentations
During our upcoming presentations, students will update their 4-year plans with current and future coursework to align with their goals, review A-G eligibility and credits, and select courses to input into the Q Student Portal.
Students will use the Google Forms linked below to select their courses. The Google Form MUST match the Q Student Portal and we encourage students and families to work together on their selections. Because we build our master schedule around student requests, we encourage students to think of their course selections as final.
2/27 Counselors present in English
3/8 Counselors review course selections in English
2/16 Counselors present in Biology
2/23 Counselors review course selections in Biology
2/28 Counselors present in English
3/11 Counselors review course selections in World Civ
2/27 Counselors present in US History
3/4 Counselors review course selections in American Lit
College and Career
Cal Maritime Open House--Monday, February 19th
There is still time to register for our spring open house on Monday, February 19!
You will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful waterfront campus, speak with faculty, staff and current students. Learn why Cal Maritime is the right place for you!
Continental breakfast, lunch and parking are all on us! Walk-ins are welcome, but registrations are highly encourage through February 12.
Other Scholarships for Seniors
2) The deadline for the Tri Counties Bank scholarship is quickly approaching! At 11:59pm on March 13, we will close applications for our Income and Merit Based scholarship applications. We’re offering:
- Income Based — Sixty (60) $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students with a Student Aid Index (SAI) of 0 or less, and a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Merit Based — Twenty (20) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
We recognize that there is difficulty filling out FAFSA applications for many students right now, which is a roadblock for our Income Based Scholarship. As an alternative to the standard FAFSA or CA Dream Act SAI report, applicants can provide the results of their SAI Estimator, a tool provided by the US Dept. of Education that utilizes recent tax information. If selected as a scholarship recipient, students will still be required to submit updated FAFSA documentation alongside their enrollment verification prior to scholarship disbursement.
Students can access the applications (both Merit and Income) at https://www.tcbk.com/about/scholarship-assistance.
2nd Annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference (CCYLC)
The University of California, Davis cordially invites you to the 22nd Annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference (CCYLC) which will take place at the UC Davis University Credit Union Center on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
CCYLC is a free annual event that promotes post-secondary education preparation and opportunities to over 1400+ emerging scholars from middle school, high school, and community college students. The conference has commemorated the legacy of César Chávez for over 20 years by offering students, their parents, educators and community members valuable information on higher education. The theme for this year is "Avanza: Marching Toward Your Future," and sets the tone for an inspiring event that will empower students to reach for their highest aspirations.
For more information and to register, please visit https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/ccylc. An initial draft of the program, including the workshops and a map of the campus, will be available online by February 22, 2024.
Registration will close on March 1, 2024. Entrance by walk-ins, and those who didn’t register before March 1, will only be allowed subject to available space.
The day kicks off with a welcome address, followed by workshops, a campus tour, a college fair (featuring both public and private universities), and cultural entertainment. There will be a complimentary lunch at the dining commons on campus. This year's conference features a keynote address by Andres P. Chávez, the grandson of César Chávez and current Director of the National Chávez Foundation.
As you think about testing and the admissions process, it is important to note that University of California no longer considers SAT or ACT scores as a factor in admissions (beginning with the graduating class of 2021). California State Schools, too, have discontinued the use of standardized tests scores in undergraduate CSU admissions. Private schools, and those outside of California, may have different admissions processes including using standardized tests.
Fee waivers for the tests are available for students with demonstrated financial need! Students should see their counselor to receive a code for test registration.
Social and Emotional
ATTENTION SENIORS:TICKETS FOR DAVIS GRAD NIGHT 2024 ARE NOW ON SALE
- DAVIS GRAD NIGHT – Friday, June 7, 2024 9:30 pm - 5 am at Emerson Junior High School
- Join graduating seniors in a memory-making event with music, dancing, games, activities, special entertainment, food galore and lots of fun prizes. It is a fun, drug- and alcohol-free, safe all-night celebration for graduating seniors from all four Davis senior high schools. Tickets are $85 each through April 30th and then increase to $100 on May 1st. Seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for one reduced-cost $20 ticket by entering their DJUSD email in the promo code field; eligibility will be verified prior to purchase. Scholarships are also available; no student will be turned away due to financial hardship. Purchase your ticket at davisgradnight.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/davis-grad-night-2024- tickets-733696675507?aff=oddtdtcreator
PRIDE Parenting Skills--PEP Talk
PRIDE Parenting Skills
Wednesday February 21
6:00-7:30pm via zoom
Presented by Communicare+OLE
This PEP talk is centered around learning parenting skills to help improve your relationship with your child. PRIDE skills (P-Praise, R-Reflect, I-Imitate, D-Describe, E-Enjoy) are helpful in teaching children which behaviors are desired through the use of selective attention.
For more information including recordings of past PEP Talks, please visit our PEP Talk webpage.
UC Davis Mental Health Initiative Conference 2/17-18
The UC Davis Mental Health Initiative is hosting our 8th annual Mental Health Conference on February 17th -18th, 2024 at the UC Davis Conference Center. This two-day event will be filled with informative workshops, caucus spaces, panels, giveaways, and a resource fair. Join us for a weekend filled with resources, healing, and mental health discourse with California’s leading mental health advocates!
Register for FREE here: https://forms.gle/McUtvFuw1vA47Bhv7
Follow us on Instagram (@ucdmentalhealthinitiative) to receive updates about our conference speakers, giveaways, and promotional events.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES LIST--APPLY TODAY!
Check out descriptions, deadlines and details about so many amazing summer programs, classes and opportunities! Look carefully because some deadlines are quickly approaching and you don't want to miss out! LINK
Therapy Groups at Emerge
Graduating Seniors Group
*starting Jan 30th*
At EMERGE, we believe in the power of groups to to facilitate social and emotional learning growth and learning. Groups reduce stigma and are a safe place to land when life gets hard. Over time, group members become a trusted resource to turn to for guidance and support.
Group for Graduating Seniors
The final semester of senior year is undoubtedly filled with excitement and celebration, but can also be filled with anxiety and emotionally challenging experiences in saying goodbye to friends, separating from family and entering the larger world of college and career. This short-term group will offer 12th graders an opportunity to connect with each other and discuss these experiences in a supportive environment where they can be genuine and real with their peers.
This group will start on Tuesday, Jan 30th at 7pm and meet weekly. There are 1-2 spaces available.
The cost is $50 per session and reduced fees are available.
Teen Relational Groups
EMERGE offers open-ended, relational therapy groups to help members of different ages connect with each other and communicate more honestly. As trust grows, members develop a space where they can be themselves and relate more authentically. This leads to a stronger sense of identity, greater social confidence and an increased feeling of belonging in the world, which can have positive effects on many areas of life.
7/8th grade group starting soon! Other groups may have openings.
Groups have 5-7 members and cost $50 per session. Reduced fees are available.
These groups offer a welcoming and inclusive space to discuss the challenges and rewards of parenting adolescents. The groups are a place to learn, heal and connect with other parents.
Parent groups have 6-8 members and meet twice a month.
The cost is $50 per session and reduced fees are available.
Two different groups are available. Please inquire.
For more information about groups, contact Lawrence Shweky, LCSW at LawrenceS@emergecenter4SEL.org.
EMERGE Center for Social & Emotional Learning is located in Davis, CA across from Davis High School. Its mission is to expand the quality and availability of social, emotional and psychological services for adolescents and young adults through an integrated, youth-friendly, community-oriented approach.
EMERGE Center for Social and Emotional Learning
1621 Oak Avenue, Suite B
Davis, CA 95616
Upcoming Important Dates
2/12 NO SCHOOL
2/19 NO SCHOOL
2/23 1929 Night
3/7 WW1 Museum Night/Open House
3/14 Dino's Nest
3/8-3/15 CAASPP Testing at DSHS
3/25-3/29 Spring Break
4/22-4/26 CAASPP Testing at DVHS