Da Vinci Academy Middle School Students Make a Difference
It started out as a simple idea: let's do something for the
community. What it became was a student-led project that
would make an impact beyond the walls of Da Vinci Academy.
When Mr. Frank's middle school advisory decided to conduct a
community service project, many ideas were suggested by the
students. The final decision resulted in a collaborative
effort with the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, collecting
toys for children of needy families.
The Da Vinci Academy community was invited to contribute to the
project by supplying new and lightly used toys and placing them in
large, festively-wrapped cardboard boxes. For four days, from
December 10th through December 13th, the collection grew. The
diverse assortment of children's books, board games, dolls, and
stuffed animals were then sorted by the students in preparation for
the Salvation Army pick-up the week before winter break, just in
time to make a difference this holiday season for the children in
Mr. Frank's advisory students would like to thank everyone for
contributing to the success of this project and setting a positive
example of the kindness and generosity that exists in a big way at
Da Vinci Academy.
Four Da Vinci Academy Graduates are National Merit®
The Da Vinci Academy Class of 2009 boasts four National Merit®
Semifinalists in the 2013 competition. Nearly 1.5 million
seniors in approximately 22,000 U.S. high schools entered this
contest by taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). About one-third
of the 50,000 high scorers are notified of their semi-finalist
status and most will go on to compete for top honors.
We are so proud that 4 students from the Class of 2009 have
achieved this recognition!
Keith Kimberling - IMSA
Jackson Michuda - IMSA
Hannah Werman - St. Charles North High School
Ian Wilkinson - IMSA
We wish you the best of luck in the final stages of
Victory for Da Vinci Academy at MathCounts® on December 1,
Da Vinci Academy practically swept the Junior High Math
Contest at St. Francis High School on December 1, 2012!
Sammy Zeng & Joe Bartusek tied for first place
8th grade individual with perfect scores of
20. Seventh grade awarded only 1st and
2nd places, but if they had given a
3rd place award it would have gone to Noah
We had two teams; Joe Bartusek, Noah Helm, Mylene Ferrer, Ben
Simon and Owen Michuda and they tied for first place, but we earned
2nd (tie-breaker rules). Our other team of
Sammy Zeng, Noah Hood, Max Martin and Brett King didn't place but
they were 6th out of 16.
There are overall school awards that are a combination of the
best team score and the best 4 individual scores and guess
what? First Place: DA VINCI ACADEMY!
Great work team. Special thanks to Ms. Detzler for
coaching our students to victory!