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  • Wednesday Oct.21: PTO meeting at 5 pm in Confucius Hall
  • Monday Oct.26: Teachers Work Day / No School
  • Wednesday Nov. 11: Veterans’ Day observed / No School
  • Saturday Nov. 14: Honoring Elders Day
  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break (No School)


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River Cleanup and Moon Festival 2015

September 26, 2015

The Senior High said on Saturday they had picked up a significantly larger amount of garbage from the riverbed than they had last year, setting a new standard for the years to come.

Although volunteers surpassed DVAC's expectations of five to ten willing helpers, some key
members were unable to show up, citing moon cake production as the sole reason. This year we expected 150 guests and exceeded that amount said DVAC's Vice President Ryan Liu


Girls' School Summer Camp Report - 2015

June 14 to June 26 , 2015

The Youth Summer Camp centered on the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas' six guiding principles, in honor of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, the founder’s 20th anniversary of entering nirvana. About 75 youth participated in this year's girls camp.


Boys School Graduation Speech - 2015

Michael Lu, June 5, 2015

I am honored to be the first one to speak, as I will be speaking while everyone is still awake. Just kidding. I’m sure that my fellow classmates following me have much better speeches than I do; I’m just here to whet everyone’s appetite. It’s been a long eight years; yet at the same time, it's unbelievable how fast time can fly, like a jet plane tailing a powerful wind current. Now here I am, standing on this podium today, wearing this funny cap on my head and giving my farewell address. Well, it shouldn’t be too hard, right? I’ve already witnessed seven graduations before, and I will definitely witness many more to come. Yet standing here today, I feel a mix of emotions that is hard to describe. Yes, there is an expectancy of the future, yet there is also regret, reluctance, and most of all, gratitude.


2nd and 3rd Grade Social Studies

The 2nd and 3rd grade Social Studies class held mayoral elections as the culmination for the government unit. After studying about government at all levels, including a visit to Ukiah’s city hall to hold a mock city council meeting, the students chose a character from a novel they read in class that they felt embodied the qualities of a good mayor.


9th Grade English

Students read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Major themes discussed in this unit include the individual versus society; traditions and modernity; as well as gender roles and responsibility. As the culminating assignment, they researched a social issue facing our society and prepared a poster that illustrates major facts and statistics about a social issue. Correspondingly, using the same topic, they also wrote a problem-solution essay.



Kindergarten/First Grade Class celebrated Cinco de Mayo

The Kindergarten/First Grade Class celebrated Cinco de Mayo the week of May 4, 2015. They performed the traditional celebratory dance “La Raspa,” sang a few songs in Spanish, and recited several poems in English. In addition, Maria Rodriguez, who played her guitar and sang De Colores and Mexico Lindo in traditional Mexican attire, graced the school with performances. Her daughter Crystal, age eleven, also delighted us with a wonderful Mexican dance. After the performances everyone partook in rice and beans, guacamole, and chips on our beautiful grounds.

Celebrating Mother's Day 2015

Students of DVBS and DVGS, and the Chinese orchestras will celebrate Mother's Day 2015, and in remembrance of school founder, Ven Master Xuan Hua; by having a Recital on May 10th, 2:00 pm at Dao Yan Hall. Admission free. All are welcome.

The program includes orchestra music such as Song of Triple Jewels, Namo Queling Disaster Medicine Master Buddha, Heart Sutra, The Dharma Wheel is turning round...Students will also perform yang-qin solo, sheng solo, gu-zheng solo, er-hu solo, and also duets and trio...

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.


Instilling Goodness Elementary & Developing Virtue Secondary Schools
2001 Talmage Road, Ukiah, California 95482
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