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Monthly Meetings

April PTSA meeting

Please join us for our PTSA association meeting on April 16, at 7pm in the library. Space is limited, first come first serve, no registration required! All are welcome, you do not have to be a PTSA member to attend the meeting.

Our very own DVHS Math teacher and a certified mindfulness practitioner, Vaishali Patel, will lead us through an interactive Mindfulness Workshop, focusing on Mindfulness Through Breath.

The workshop will include an interactive session to experience easy breathing technique and guided meditation that can help lower stress and attain clarity of mind.

  • Discover the Easy, Effective Approach to Mindfulness Through Breath.
  • Learn about the different tendencies of the mind.
  • Learn an ancient breathing technique to calm your mind and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Experience guided meditation to attain peace and clarity of mind.

Mrs. Patel teaches Algebra 2 at DVHS. This is her second year here. She has been passionate about yoga since childhood. Her journey with Art of Living began in 2006. Art of Living is a non-profit organization. The goal of  the organization is to create a stress free violence free society. We do this by conducting workshops which teach mindfulness using simple techniques like the breath. She is an active volunteer with Art of Living and has been the lead organizer in many of their service projects and workshops. She has been practicing advanced breathing techniques since past 10 years and meditating since 6 years.

For more info on the non profit organization please visit: www.artofliving.org.

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DVHS PTSA meetings are held in the DVHS Library from 7-8:30pm the third Tuesday of each month except as otherwise indicated*.

DATE

PTSA Programs/Activities For The Month

(TENTATIVE TOPICS)

Department/ Guest Speaker/ Comments

August 21

Principal's Update, Reflections, Student Directory Cover Contest, Run for Education, Teacher Grants, Directory

TBD

September 18

Principal's update, Red Ribbon Week, Reflections, Directory Distribution discussion (tentatively)

TBD

October 16

Principal's Update, Sister School

TBD

November 27*

Staff Holiday Appreciation Teacher Lunch

TBD

December 18

Principal's Update; Math Update

TBD

January 15*

Principal's Update, DVHS PTSA College Prep - Parent Ed Event

DVHS PTSA College Prep - Parent Ed Event...

Making the Most of Your College Visit

How do I Look for Scholarships

College Admissions Testing Timeline

2018-19 SAT and ACT Dates

11-12 Grade 4-year College Planning Cale...

February 12*

Principal's Update, Personalized Learning Initiative Options and Course Selection Presentation by Counselor Jessica Coulson, Nominating Committee Report

LINK TO SLIDE PRESENTATION AND MATERIALS

March 19

Principal's Update, Elections

TBD

April 16*

Principal's Update

Mindfulness Workshop

May 21

Last Meeting of the School Year

TBD

*date change due to Holiday Schedules

PLI Options and course scheduling presentation

Parent Ed Night: 2019-20 Course Scheduling Process and Personalized Learning Initiative Options

FOLLOW-UP AND MATERIALS



Thank you to all of those that attended our PTSA Meeting and Parent Ed Presentation, 2019-20 Course Scheduling and Personalized Learning Initiatives Options. And, a special thank you goes out to Mr. Kravitz and DVHS Counselor, Ms. Coulson, for providing more information about the district PLI options and what it means in the context of upcoming course scheduling. Thank you also to the parents who submitted questions in advance.

For those that missed it, or would like to view the presentation once again, here is the slide show presentation (with corrections).

2019-20 Course Scheduling information and presentations will be given to the students in English classes starting at the end of February and one-on-one scheduling meetings will take place between counseling and the student in March.

For parents, there will be Parent Information Evenings (by grade) presentations starting next week. Parents should plan to attend so that they can help understand the process, have a constructive conversation with their students and provide guidance in advance of the course scheduling.

Parent Information Evenings at 6:30 in the Theater, unless otherwise noted:

Incoming 12th grade: Monday, 2/25
Incoming 11th grade: Wednesday, 2/27
Incoming 10th grade: Monday, 3/04
Incoming 9th grade: Wednesday, 3/06 - 5:00 p.m. in the DVHS Main Gym

For those that would like to submit specific questions regarding the PLI options and course scheduling, Ms. Coulson has offered to re-open the google form provided before the PLI Options presentation and provide responses through an updated FAQ. You can submit questions here.

For more information, view the latest Counseling Newsletter or visit the Counseling Webpage.

DVHS PTSA College Prep - Parent Ed Event - Materials

DVHS PTSA College Prep - Parent Ed Event - Materials Shared at the Event

Thank you to Mrs. Wright for presenting at the DVHS PTSA College Prep Parent Ed presentation this last Tuesday, January 15.

Attached are links to the materials shared or referred to that evening. For follow-up questions, please contact Mrs. Wright, or as she advocated, empower and encourage your students to stop by the College & Career Center and make an appointment and follow-up directly!

Please also be sure to subscribe to the DVHS Newsletter and follow the DVHS PTSA facebook page for future events and information!

Attachments:

DVHS PTSA College Prep - Parent Ed Event...

Making the Most of Your College Visit

How do I Look for Scholarships

College Admissions Testing Timeline

2018-19 SAT and ACT Dates

11-12 Grade 4-year College Planning Cale...

DVHS PTSA College Prep - Parent Ed Event...

Making the Most of Your College Visit

How do I Look for Scholarships

College Admissions Testing Timeline

2018-19 SAT and ACT Dates

11-12 Grade 4-year College Planning Cale...