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October PTSA Meeting - 10/17 at 7pm - All Are Welcome!

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for the October 17 PTSA Meeting at 7pm in the library. Speakers will include:

  • DVHS School Resource Officer Katie Williams on "Drug awareness for parents, current drug trends among teens and traffic safety in DVHS".
  • The Social Studies department will present an overview of their program.

All are welcome! You do not need to be a PTSA member to attend.



DVHS PTSA 2017-18 Sister School Notebook Drive, 9/21 - 10/2

Sister School Notebook Drive

A Huge Success

THANK YOU DVHS for your tremendous support in our Sister School Program notebook drive! We appreciate the generosity and enthusiasm of DVHS parents, students and staff for donating supplies and supporting our sister school students in Oakland. We want to particularly acknowledge the DVHS WeChat group, which together donated 190 of the notebooks for our drive. Thanks to the DVHS community, DVHS PTSA President Rajee Subramanian and Sister School Program Representative Jenny Chang, along with DVHS Leadership Student Nathan Nguyen, delivered approximately 300 new 5-subject notebooks to our Sister School, Community United Elementary School in Oakland. Representatives of the Sister School and the Oakland Unified School District were extremely grateful and impressed at the overwhelming show of support for their students.


Our next Sister School drive is the Holiday Toy Drive (10/16 - 12/5). For more information, please visit the DVHS PTSA page

2017-18 Teacher Grants - Application Window Now Open!

2017-18 Grant Applications - Apply Today!

We are pleased to announce that the 2017-18 DVHS PTSA Teacher Grant application window is now open. The DVHS PTSA takes great pride in being able to provide grants to the teachers at our school. The DVHS PTSA has a budget of up to $5,000 for Teacher Grants.

DVHS PTSA Teacher’s grant can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to software, equipment, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, field trips, lab materials etc. This grant is limited to the current school year and does not encumber future boards.

Teacher grants are available to all full-time DVHS staff who are members of PTSA. If you haven't already, join DVHS PTSA online today or you can submit a paper application. (Paper applications can be dropped off in the office or teacher workroom to the attention of the PTSA.

The PTSA has an initial budget of $5,000 for Teacher Grants, and that number could grow into more grants based upon memberships and corporate sponsorships. Due to an increase in volume of applications, grants are highly competitive and we can only provide funds to a fraction of those that apply.


Please submit your request for Teacher Grants by completing the online application. Supporting documentation is required. Grant requests may be of any dollar amount. Supporting documentation should be emailed to dvhsteachergrants@gmail.com. Note that the deadline for Grant Requests is September 30, 2017. The applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee and awards will be announced at the October PTSA meeting.


Deadline to Submit Applications - September 30, 2017

Awards Announced - 10/17/2017 at the PTSA Meeting

Please contact PTSA Teacher Grant Committee Chair Yanwei Leng with any questions at dvhsteachergrants@gmail.com.

DVHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) - News and Updates

2017 PTSA News and Accomplishments:


2017 Senior Scholarship Winners

Each year PTSA is able to award two-$2500 scholarships to students with Leadership in Community. This year our winners have been selected by our panel of volunteer judges who blind-judged applicants based on a rubric given to them. Congratulations to:

*Micheal Yao - Awarded $2500

*Melieka Fathi - Awarded $2500

WASC Expenses

DVHS PTSA has helped our WASC Team by supporting a portion of expenses to the tune of $500.

CAASP Testing

DVHS PTSA supported breakfast for the students during CAASP testing. Thank you to our volunteers who helped provide bagels with cream cheese and orange juice for our students during the 5-day period.

World Language Department Support 

DVHS PTSA supported the incredible effort taken by our World Language Teachers to help our students in a foreign languages immersion experience. PTSA contributed $600 towards bus transport for the 110 students signed up for this day trip.

Lunch Seating

DVHS PTSA helped purchase 8 picnic tables ($5500) to provide seating for students during lunch times. These will be set out around the campus in strategic positions to allow students to find seating during lunch. The district had funded an additional 10 tables.

All of the above is only possible through your generous donations and memberships. Please JOIN as a PTSA member during your student's registration in Fall and continue your support! Below is a chart that illustrates how the 2016-17 PTSA funds were put to work to support our school:



School News


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We have arranged SAT, ACT & PSAT classes and Bootcamp for SAT and ACT. Please click here for details.


1. An Introduction to College Testing Prepare for the PSAT - Sept 28, Oct 5 & 12, 2017 and Jan 11, 2018

  1. Flyer
  2. Registration for 4-6pm class
  3. Registration for 7-9pm class
  4. The two classes are the same, just different time so pick the one that work for your student.

2. SAT Bootcamp - Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017

3. ACT Bootcamp - Oct 21 & Oct 22, 2017

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DVHS Calendar

Monthly DVHS PTSA Meetings

PTSA Meetings - ALL Welcome

DVHS Library, 7-8:30 pm

August 15 

September 19 - Special Education Presentation

October 17 - Social Studies Presentation

November 14* - World Languages Presentation

December 19 - Math Presentation

January 16 - VAPA Presentation

February 20 - Physical Education Presentation

March 20 - Counseling Presentation

April 17 - English Presentation

May 15 - Science Presentation


*Date moved due to holiday schedule

Legislative Advocacy Update

High School Voter Registration

California State celebrated High School Voter Education during the last two weeks of April. To encourage and support local students and schools, Contra Costa County has created a free, mobile texting tool just for high school students. Using this program, Contra Costa County students 16 and up can preregister and those 18 and older can register to vote.

1-Text your school name to: 2Vote (28683)
2- Receive a reply text with a link to quick, easy voter registration tools.

Additional election-related resources specifically for younger voters (mock elections on youth-oriented topics, poll worker opportunities, HS voter registration drive ideas) can be found on the California Secretary of State website. 

2017 SRVEF Run for Ed

2017 Run For Education  

Thank You for Your Support!

Thanks to the extraordinary and supportive DVHS community, the SRVEF Run for Ed was successful for DVHS! With 400 registered runners/walkers and 139 volunteer points, DVHS earned 1st place again this year among the high schools for runner registrations and volunteer points. DVHS was also one of only a few schools that won the 15%, 85% and 100% (raffle) and 125% payouts. Thank you to the students, staff and families that registered to run/walk and/or volunteer and who helped Principal Kravitz win the challenge against Cal High! A very big thank you goes out to our DVHS Site Reps, Shiela and Chithkala and to the DVHS administration and staff for coordinating and supporting the event for DVHS!