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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.


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.


Instilling Goodness Elementary & Developing Virtue Secondary Schools
2001 Talmage Road, Ukiah, California 95482
Boys' Division (707) 468-1138
Girls' Division (707) 468-3847