News Flash

  • Friday January 29: Teachers Work Day / Full Day/ No School
  • Wednesday February 3: PTO meeting at 5 pm in Confucius Hall
  • Monday February 8: Chinese New Year (in school celebration)
  • Monday February 15: Presidents’ Day / No School
  • Monday March 7: Teachers Work Day / Half Day
  • March 28 - April 1 (Mon-Fri): Spring Break


February 2016
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 1 2 3 4 5

Youth Summer Camp 2016 (June 20 to July 1)

Kindness Camp

Location: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
June 20 - July 1, 2016

View 2016 Summer Camp Flyer

When the Great Way prevails,
everything in the world is done for the good of the public.
The virtuous and capable are elected to office.
Honesty and kindness are taught and practiced by all.
People not only care for their own parents and children,
but care for the parents and children of others as well.
(The Great Commonwealth by Confucius)

Read more....

TED Talk is No longer a Video Online

Student Reporter: Cynthia Chan, Class of 2016

On November 7, 2015, a few of the students had the opportunity to attend TedX in Sonoma County. “TED Talk is no longer a video online, it has become a reality,” said one of the students excitedly. There were more than ten speakers at the conference who discussed topics on how humanity nowadays is being shaped by technology. The speakers analyzed both the positive and negative aspects of technology. Another student described the conference as “a mind-blowing and exhilarating ride.” By attending the conference, the students gained a better understanding of the impact of technology on our lives.

13th Pre-Medical and Pre-Health
Professions National Conference at UC Davis

Student Reporter: Karmen Yap, Class of 2017

On October 10th and 11th, 2015, juniors and seniors from the Developing Virtue Girl School attended the 13th Pre-medical and Pre-health Professions National Conference at UC Davis, where more than 700 professional health programs were represented. The event allowed high school students and undergraduates to explore careers in medical field.



Walk to Feed the Hungry 2015

Student Reporter: Maggie He, Class of 2018

The cool breeze of October welcomed the start of autumn, and the opportunity for change. It was on October 19th, 2015 that the annual Walk to Feed the Hungry event occurred in the busy city of San Francisco. Hosted by the Buddhist Global Relief foundation (BGR), these walks are initiated to promote awareness for world hunger and to encourage people to become an integrated part of the helping community. Over the years, BGR has been able to lend helping hands to thousands of people in hunger, and this year was no different.


Visit to Ukiah Food Bank

Student Reporter: Phoebe Soong & Sylvia Yap, Class of 2019

It was on a Friday, the 27th of November, during the Thanksgiving break, when some junior high and freshmen of Developing Virtue Girls School paid a visit to the Food Bank Ukiah. There, they assisted in sorting through food donations for those without home.


Bringing Together the Best of Humanity

Student Reporter: Ellie Ng, Class of 2017

The news of the Valley Fire came as a great shock to many of the students in the school. After discovering the massive destruction it caused, a group of students went to help out at the Clearlake donation center. Disaster brings together the best of humanity. We were extremely touched at the generous donations that were contributed to help those in difficulty. Being able to participate in this noble effort is a blessing.


Gratitude to Elders of the World

Student Reporter: : Phoebe Soong, Class of 2019

On November 27, 2015, the Junior High and Freshmen from Developing Virtue Girls School visited Autumn Leaves, a retirement center, which has served the senior community in Ukiah for over forty years. At the center, students perform and chat with the elders. During the event, the school song “Jing Xu Kong” and “We Are The World” by Michael Jackson were sung; followed by a Gu Zheng duet and solo Pi Pa performance. The elders were delighted and asked for an encore of the performance.


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