This Week @ DATA

March 12-March 16, 2018

This Week

Tuesday, 3/13/18

Renaissance Celebration

Saturday, 3/17/18 8:00am-12:30pm

Saturday School opportunity this Saturday.

March 14

We will be having a special homeroom this Wednesday, March 14th. We will begin at 10:00 and go until 10:17 - in honor of the 17 victims of Parkland, Florida. The DATA administration and community supports non-disruptive expression in solidarity of the tragic events from February 14th. Tuesday’s homeroom will provide students with options for peaceful expression and options for those who prefer not to participate.

Navigator News

Renaissance Celebration - Our celebration to honor students who have accomplished Renaissance status (3.0 - 4.0 GPA, or a .50 GPA improvement) has been moved to March 13.

We are in need of parent volunteers for the event. If interested sign-up at:

Saturday School Permission Slips Due- Please ask your student to turn in your Saturday School permission slip by Wednesday, 3/14. This an opportunity for you to make up a day that you have missed due to an absences.

High School AVID- Any 8th graders interested in being in the AVID programs at Ventura High School, Foothill Tech High School or Buena High School need to see Mr. Gennaro in room B2 for an application.

Student Store - Did you know there is a Student Store and it closed two years ago? We would love to have our Student Store open at lunch for students to purchase school supplies, dance tickets, yearbooks and other fun stuff. If you are interested in taking a day each week and running the store during lunch, please contact Graciela Legliu at Proceeds will benefit the ASB which funds things like school dances, lunch DJs, assemblies, Renaissance Parties and the Magic Mountain field trip.

DATA-fest - Parents, there is a fun year end event called DATA-fest that will be on Friday, June 1st from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Please sign up to be on the planning committee by e-mailing Lori at DATA-fest is a 2 hour event where families can enjoy a celebration of the year. And it has been a YEAR! The art students will have art on display and for sale in the cafeteria. The music students will have small group performances and teachers will have fun booths to make a little extra money for their classrooms. Games, music, dinner, volleyball, frisbee, and more, all in the quad. Jennifer Johnson will be the Chair. Who is going to join us?

Pennies for Patients - DATA is partnering with LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) to collect pennies (or coins and bills) to help raise money for childhood blood cancer patients and research. Each student will be receiving coin boxes to take home to put your donations in. You can use the box to collect spare change, donations from family/friends, etc. Bring in what you can, because everything helps. Our goal is to raise $1300.00

The fundraiser starts on :

Tuesday March 6th and ends on March 23rd

2 weeks - to raise $$ for a great cause!

***Top 2 classes that raise the most money will earn a pizza party!***

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DATA's Optimist Student

Optimists Honor De Anza Eighth-Grader

Allison Stehle, who has a wide range of interests and was described by Principal Hector Guerrero with the words leadership, kindness and dedication, was named Student of the Month at the East Ventura Optimist Club’s Feb. 21, 2018, meeting.

Guerrero and Counselor Angelica Montelongo both praised Allison. Guerrero said that De Anza considers the student who receives the award as student of the year. The middle schools in the Ventura Unified School District choose the recipients each month.

Allison received a $50 gift card from Barnes & Noble, a certificate and a framed copy of the Optimist pledge.

Guerrero said Allison is “a very wonderful young lady” and “all her teachers adore her,” adding, “I’m blessed to be principal for Allison.”

“Kids like Allison make us (the school’s staff) better people,” he said.

Montelongo said Allison is “an exceptional young lady who deals with situations in a very mature manner, years beyond her age. She is an exceptional leader on our campus and will be greatly missed, she is going to be a wonderful addition to the student population at the high school she attends next year. “

Allison is the Associated Student Body president, loves to sing and act and hopes to become an actress or be an entrepreneur, she said. She has performed in several plays, including “The King and I” and played an evil stepmother in “Into the Woods.”

Allison thanked her parents and the De Anza staff for their help and support. She surprised all the club members when she said she tried to support all her teachers – even the substitutes – in her classes.

She hopes to attend Foothill Technology High School or Buena High School.

The East Ventura Optimist Club is part of Optimist International, which has “Friend of Youth” as its motto. The club joins with the Sunrise Optimist Club to present a three-day basketball tournament that uses almost all the high school and middle school gyms in Ventura and high school in Oxnard. This year’s tournament is scheduled for April-20-22.tournament

PIQE is coming to DATA!

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Where: School Auditorium


  • Supporting the Academic Achievement of Adolescents Through Their Changes
  • Connecting Academic Success and Positive Self-Esteem
  • Overcoming Obstacles to School Success
  • Motivating Teenagers to Read
  • Understanding the Importance of Middle School as a Bridge to High School
  • Preparing to Meet the University Admission Requirements

You can pick up a form in the office or sign up online via this link:

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Make it a Great Day!


De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA) is a high achieving and innovative magnet school where students, community, and staff collaborate in authentic learning experiences. Together, we support an inclusive environment focused on relationships in order to develop skills for a global society.
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