From the finishing of AP Physics exams to the end of school, there is nearly a month. What do the students do? Watching science movies every day? The brave AP Physics C Mechanics and AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism boys chose to tame some robotics with Arduino […]
by Leanna Duong (Class of 2018) Developing Virtue Girls School was so lucky to have spend Earth Day with special guests from ServiceSpace. The morning started with music from Nimo and Fab from an organization called ServiceSpace, singing along to “Planting Seeds” a favorite among the majority of […]
By Karen Liang and Naomi Seng (Class of 2022)￼ Loud murmurs of Girls School trampling in the dining hall resounded in the room as heartwarming smiles dance on the faces of our honorable Dharma Masters and aunties. On May 11th, both Elementary and Secondary Girl Students, each having […]
What better way to build trust, plan strategically and step out of your comfort zone than top roping! These 11th graders got their belay license on their first try! Brave climbs and raw fingers!
Mrs. Babette Donaldson, the founder of the International Tea Sippers Society, came to visit the Developing Virtue Tea Club to share her experience and knowledge of tea.
by: Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) Music. A medium of art transcending all barriers. An intangible form of expression bringing harmony and joy to all. It speaks directly to our souls, in a language understood by all — the language of emotion. Nonetheless, music varies differently depending on where it’s from, and thus, we gathered at the International AiMusic Festival to celebrate these differences.
by Amy Liu (Class of 2023) Usually, people think of history lessons as boring and the perfect time for a nap. But here at DVGS, things are a bit different. On February 28, 2018, the high school World History class joined the junior high for an Indian culture […]
by Siyan Chan (Class of 2021) One day during the first week of April, students of Developing Virtue Girls School went to the AMEN Free Clinic in Ukiah to volunteer and help out at the event. The three-day event that began on April 4, Wednesday, brought medical professionals […]
by Sinna Zheng (Class of 2018) On April 13, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas hosted their annual Cherishing Youth Day celebration. This year’s theme was unity and harmony, with the program’s plot line centered around the coming together of the four elements of water, fire, earth, and […]
by Siyan Chan (Class of 2021) It was the last day of March that also marked the end of Spring Break, and four students from Developing Virtues Girls School (DVGS) decided to make this last day a meaningful one. As they hopped onto the van and headed off, […]
Citizenship: Forces United Stronger Together A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society. ― Thomas Jefferson Students will explore, reflect upon, and practice citizenship with teachers and staff of the Instilling Goodness Elementary and Developing Virtue Secondary Schools […]
2018-2019 school calendar
by Jocelyn He (Class of 2020) On Feb 15th, students and teachers from the Instilling Goodness Developing Virtue Girls School gathered in the Chan Hall for the Chinese New Year celebration. The participants were separated into eleven groups by drawing lucky numbers out of a bowl. Each group […]
By: Austin Quach (CO 2018) + Jacky Zheng (CO 2019) + Marvin Wang (CO 2020) The Boy’s Dragon, Lion and Drumming Clubs traveled down to Oakland Museum for their annual Lunar New Year Celebration.
by: Austin Quach (Class of 2018) On February 17, Ukiah residents celebrated Chinese New Years at Alex Thomas Plaza. Students from Developing Virtue Boys School helped welcome the Year of the Dog with many marvelous performances such as the lion dance, dragon dance, 24 seasons drumming, and Chinese orchestra.
by: Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) It’s the most festive time of the year in CTTB, with numerous red lanterns hanging all around the campus, and countless visitors coming and going. It’s Chinese New Year!
by Heidi Blythe (Class of 2022) This year, in the junior high classroom at the Developing Virtue Girls School, there has been a recent addition to the class cork-board. It is an enormous and colorful poster with big, bright letters stating “The 17 Sustainable Goals,”1 otherwise known as […]
Location: City of 10,000 Buddhas 2001 Talmage Rd. Ukiah, CA 95482 Date/Time: April 13, 2018 9:00 AM- 9:50 AM (Pre-K/1st Short Program), 10:15 AM– 12:30 PM (2nd~12th Main Program) Hosted by: Developing Virtue Secondary School Instilling Goodness Elementary School (707) 468-3896 cyd poster (PDF)
by: Austin Quach (Class of 2018) On January 31, a small group of students awoke from their deep slumber to snap photographs of the rare super blue blood moon, which hasn’t occurred for 150 years,
by Brandy Quach (Class of 2018) Celebrating the fourth night of Hanukkah on December 5th, 2018 at the Kol Ha’emek Jewish Community in Redwood Valley, the students of Developing Virtue Girls School gathered with the local community to light the menorah and enjoy a couple of traditional latkes. The juniors and seniors of […]
by: Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) Following the Christmas Recital at the WinterFest in the Confucius Hall, the Chinese Orchestra performed in Willits the next day.
by: Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) The winter holidays are approaching, and students are eager for Christmas and New Years. Sadly, they will not be able to celebrate the holidays together. Consequently, the Boys School organized an early winter festival on December 9th, which also featured the Chinese Orchestra Christmas Recital.
Please come and see the Girls Division’s Artworks December 18, 2017 · Monday · 3 – 5 pm · IITBT
by: Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) On Nov 4th, the Boys School Student Council with help from other students organized the annual Halloween Festival.
by: Chee Hee Seng (Class of 2019) On November 12, 2017, several boys from the Developing Virtue Tea Club went on a trip to San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace to attend the International Tea Festival.
by Sophy Chin Raman (Class of 2018) + Mindy Tieu (Class of 2020) Paper Pumpkin with Elders Tuesday October 24, 2017 The jolly footsteps of kindergartners could be heard throughout the hallway of the elementary school as they prepare to visit the elderly nuns in the Tower of […]
by Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) Following the previous Honoring Elders event, the CTTB HED occurred on Saturday, October 28, including performances from both the IGDVGS and IGDVBS. Requiring difficult coordination as well as hours of practice, the 2017 Annual Honoring Elders Day was a success.
by: Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) + Gino Ackley (Class of 2020) An Honoring Elders event occurred on October 22, at the Gold Mountain Monastery in Chinatown San Francisco. With a large crowd of elders attending from the communities nearby, the boys school performed an indoor lion dance and drumming routine.
by Brandy Quach (Class of 2018) Piling into cars early in the morning, students from Developing Virtue Girl School prepared to go to Ukiah’s annual Pumpkin Festival. Immediately graced with the presence of the local farmer’s market, food carts, and pumpkins, the DVGS girls were ready to begin […]
by Sinna Zheng (Class of 2018) This year’s PTO trip was probably the best one yet. On Saturday, September 30th, the Girls’ Division drove down to the Alliance Redwood Conservation, a beautiful forest, for a day of fun and challenges. Upon arrival, everyone split into their respective ways […]
by: Austin Quach (Class of 2018) + Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) On October 9th, the seniors, juniors, and a few sophomores loaded onto the DVBS SuperShuttle to participate in the College Fair and Palo Alto High School.
by Maggie He (Class of 2018) On Saturday October 14, 2017, students at the Developing Virtue Girls Secondary School participated at Ukiah’s annual Taste of the World festival sponsored by the Tree of Life Charter School. By bringing in different cultures and cuisines donated or contributed by many […]
To all Parents and Teachers: We are re-opening the school tomorrow Monday (Oct. 16th). Parents of families affected by the fires, if you can, please stop by and talk to the school principals.
by Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) +Joshua Batres (Class of 2018) Organized by Dharma Master Shun, the Abhayagiri Monks held a question and answer session for the DVBS students, with the Tea Club offering tea for the monks attending.
by Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) +Jacky Zheng (Class of 2019) On September 3rd, the boys dorm went to Mandala Retreat Center for a experience of Vaishnava culture and religion.
by Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021) + Jacky Zheng (Class of 2019) With big smiles on their faces, the elders enjoyed an entertaining morning at the City of Dharma Realm; with breathtaking performances from the CTTB IGDVBS, melodious singing from CDR IGDVS, and much more.
Written By: Bangyang Qiu Photos By: Myren Allen Benjamin Li Dennis ZhaoCommunity ServiceBoard games and card gamesGame of LifeTable TennisNight snack concludes the day~
Second day of Toothpick Challenge Homemade Pizza~Basketball Tournament
Written By: Bangyang Qiu Photo By: Dennis Zhao Nakula Hertz On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, students gathered again in the Confucius Hall for a second project – Toothpick Challenge. Students had to make their own toothpick bridge or tower with toothpicks and clay. Everyone including the counselors were […]
Written By: Bangyang Qiu Photo By: Dennis Zhao Nakula Hertz Flag CeremonyToothpick Challenge Counselors making fruit salad for everyone~
Written By: Bangyang Qiu Photo By: Dennis Zhao Nakula Hertz On Monday, students spent approximately 4 hours in the afternoon on making cardboard chairs out of recycled cardboards. They overcame difficulties and were successful in making their chairs. This activity required a lot of teamwork as well as […]
Written By: Bangyang Qiu Photo By: Dennis Zhao Nakula Hertz Students walk back to the school from Meditation RoomStudents helping to put away tables and chairs in the quad after Venerable Master Hua’s NirvanaMeal Offering in the Buddha Hall Lunch in the Big Dining Hall Board games after […]
It’s been a long day with the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s Entering Nirvana Anniversary, checking in the students for Summer Camp and roasted marshmallows. But Nakula decided to do story time with Master Hua’s biography. The kids are hanging on his every word.