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  • Friday May 22: Teachers Work Day / Half Day / Annual Review
  • Monday May 25: Memorial Day / No School
  • Wednesday June 3: Half Day / Girls’ Teachers Banquet
  • Thursday June 4: Girls’ Graduation Ceremony
  • Friday June 5: Boys’ Graduation Ceremony


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Ukiah Children’s Fair

Student Reporter: : Maggie He & Annie Sun, Class of 2018

There are thousands of things people can do to save the earth. From recycling to planting their own plants, they are all doing a small part to make this world a greener place.


2015 Mendocino County Science Fair

Student Reporter: Pam Qian, Class of 2016

Would sound waves promote the freezing of water? How many angles can be formed from 'n' number of non-parallel lines? Do baked potatoes conduct electricity better than raw potatoes? These are the questions that the girls from Developing Virtue Secondary School presented at the Mendocino County Science Fair.


Lend Robots a Hand

Student Reporter: Pam Qian, Class of 2016

What is a robot to you? A mechanical human? Is a pencil sharpener, a refrigerator, or an automobile a robot to you? Sponsored by the Mendocino County 4-H, students learn how to build a cool robot through the process of applying principles of physics and putting different parts together in the Junk Drawer Robotics Club.


DVGS Artists

Student Reporter: Brandy Quach, Class of 2018

On April 3rd, 2015, girls’ division students attended the Ukiah Art Walk. As part of an initiative by Mendocino Arts Council’s Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP), their portraiture artworks were featured at the Art Center in Ukiah.


GO Solar Power!

Student Reporter: Michele Lum, Class of 2015

On March 6th and 7th, a group of seven students and two teacher-chaperones had the opportunity to install solar panels in Redwood Valley. Prior to the installation, students and teachers have attended a two-hour orientation that gave safety tips, the basics of solar and how it works, and the installation process.


Ukiah celebrates Chinese New Year

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China began to welcome in the Year of the Sheep on Feb. 19, and on Saturday, Ukiah did the same.

In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Ukiah Main Street Program and the Developing Virtue Boys School from the City of 10,000 Buddhas have partnered for the fourth year in a row, bringing the Lantern Festival to Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza.


1-2-3 Black

10th Grade Chemistry

We use chemicals everyday even though we may not think of them. We even know some reagents by their chemical names such as sodium cloride for table salt and sodium bicarbonate for baking soda. And it sounds very educated to call ordinary household bleach as sodium hypocloride. Here the students are combining several common chemicals with materials such as cereal and paper and observing the quick and dramatic effects. 1-2-3 Black! Fifty percent of the reactions turned black!


Applied 12 Links

11th Grade Buddhist Studies

One of the topics in Buddhism that is hard to grasp is the Twelve Links of Causal Conditions or Twelve Links of Dependent Origination, the practice of a pratyekabuddha, a solitary sage. The students were assigned to produce a visual project on this topic. They were given instructions to think of a situation--a global issue or a familiar story--and apply these twelve links to the issue or story.


Instilling Goodness Elementary & Developing Virtue Secondary Schools
2001 Talmage Road, Ukiah, California 95482
Boys' Division (707) 468-1138
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