Downtown Value School knows enjoyment and engagement are essential components to a young person's success while in and out of school. Downtown Value Clubs give youth a wide variety of afterschool activities to choose from, to nurture interests and delvelop talents. These clubs are also an opportunity for teachers to share their talents with students in a more relaxed setting.
Leadership Committee opportunities at Downtown Value School are available for both elementary and middle school students. Leadership positions provide students insight on how Downtown Value School operates, and provides an opportunity for students to have an active voice in their school and community.
As school ambassadors, student leaders have the opportunity to plan and promote activities for the entire student body, foster a positive climate throughout the school, and provide tours for Downtown Value School visitors and guests. Students interested in being part of the Leadership Committee learn how to plan and budget time and resources; they develop pride in speaking publically to their peers and community members; and most of all, they have fun!
Each 3rd to 8th grade class elects two student representatives. Leaders meet weekly to plan events and advocate for student interests such as school spirit week, dances, mock elections, and the celebration of cultural and national holidays. The Student Leadership Committee meets Mondays from 3:15-4:15 PM. Please contact Ms. Bateman for more information.
This group prepares 7th and 8th grade students to run the 26.2 mile LA Marathon. Students train after school on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as on the weekends. Participants are taught basic map reading skills and run the streets of Los Angeles. Several mandatory weekend races are scheduled throughout the school year with incremental increases in mileage. Proof of physical screening from a doctor is required for student participation. Additional information can be found at: SRLA and SRLA Students. Contact Ms. Qavi to join the team!
This group completes laps around the block immediately after school on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students are given the opportunity to work on their cardiovascular endurance and stamina. Occasionally this group will attend family-oriented running events during the school year. Students have the opportunity to earn a "finisher" T-shirt and other prizes for completing laps. Parent volunteers are highly encouraged to help with supervision. Please see Ms. Qavi for more details.
The Downtown Value Dance Team is currently an option for 3rd-5th graders. We meet once a week and play movement games, learn how to stretch/ warm-up, and then practice our hip-hop routine. We will end our year by performing at Fiesta! The club meets from 3:00 - 5:00 on Tuesdays. Contact Ms. Synott for more information.
Our team’s purpose is to create change and build leadership on our campus. We look for events where we, the students, can work together to create changes that will heal the world. We partner with the following organizations throughout the school year: St. Jude Children's Hospital, UNICEF, Union Rescue Mission, Heal the Bay, AIDS Project Los Angeles, and the Ronald McDonald House of Charity. We are also building a partnership with our sister school, University Prep. Contact Ms. Orellana for more information.
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This year the DVS Drama Club is proud to present Honk! Please join us in June 2017 for a musical rendition of Hans Christian Anderson's The Ugly Duckling. This heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score. Drama Club meets from 12:30-2:30 every Wednesday, with three tentative performance dates of June 9, 10, and 11th. This year our cast has students ranging from grades 1-6. Contact Ms. Villanueva for more information.
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