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Enter the Dragon’s Den

Davis, you’ve seen Shark Tank and Dragons’ Den on TV, but are you ready to see this action in your own hometown? Right in your backyard, at Da Vinci Charter Academy on December 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm, there will be a display of business pitches, ranging from foods to virtual reality.  Da Vinci’s seniors have… Keep Reading

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s? More Like Breakfast at Da Vinci!

It is a well known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s an easy thing to forget when you’re rushing through your busy mornings. Luckily, with the new breakfast service offered here at Da Vinci, you don’t need to worry about forgetting breakfast anymore! Breakfast is now being offered in the MPR after… Keep Reading

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Da Vinci Students Set Sail to the School Year with Projects

The sophomores recently finished their inaugural project at the high school, The Island Project. Students were tasked with creating a government that could withstand 100 sophomores trapped on a deserted island. On the English side of the project, the students read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies which relates quite literally to what is going… Keep Reading

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A History of Dragon’s Den

On Monday, October 29th, seniors entered the biggest project of their first semester: Dragon’s Den. Throughout November and December, teams of seniors will research, design, and develop a business plan before pitching their million-dollar ideas to local business owners. The project, modeled after British television show Dragon’s Den and American television show Shark Tank, teaches… Keep Reading

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Too Sick for School? Your Workload Says No.

On an early September morning, senior Garnet Phinney returned to school after just one day absent from an illness that sent her boyfriend to the doctor and step sister to the ER. The virus didn’t hit Phinney as hard as it did the others, but nonetheless, a full day of school wasn’t what was needed… Keep Reading

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Da Vinci Welcomes Four New Fantastic Teachers

This year Da Vinci has added four new teachers to the Dino Pack. Last year we said goodbye to Ms. Gist, Mr. Langone, and Mr. Haru. This year, we are joined by Ms. Lanni, Ms. Loomis, Mr.Kwan and Ms. Declerq. Yes, that is a lot of new teachers! Ms. Lanni says her favorite thing about… Keep Reading

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Stop It: Its Place in School

After the Holmes Junior High gun threat, there has been much speculation around the app that was used to make this anonymous report and if it is the best system of reporting concerns around school. Stop It is a web app or a phone app where an administrator or principal of a school, in this… Keep Reading

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Personal Statement Practice

During October, seniors at Da Vinci are participating in the Personal Statements project, where seniors write a personal statement to prepare for their College Applications. Seniors either follow prompts from the schools they’d like to apply for or follow prompts from English 12 teacher Emma Gist. The feelings from students about the project thus far… Keep Reading

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New Teachers at Da Vinci

Say hi to the five new teachers on the Da Vinci Campus. The beginning of the school year can be stressful and exciting for all, and this sentiment was shared by Da Vinci’s newest staff members. The additions include math teacher Ms. Briana DeRobbio, social science teacher Ms. Brittany Rosenberg, math teacher Mrs. Elaine Woo,… Keep Reading

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Nurse Stacey in the House

Do You need a bandage or do you need to talk to someone about issues you have? Go into the nurse’s office and Amy Stacy will welcome you. Mrs. Stacy is the new nurse of Da Vinci this year. For the last two years, she worked at Valley Oak Preschool. She also worked at North… Keep Reading

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