3rd International AiMusic Festival

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.

Fruitful Days at the Free Clinic

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[1] in Ukiah to volunteer and help out at the event. The three-day event that began on April 4, Wednesday, brought medical professionals […]

Cherishing Youth Day 2018

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 […]

2018 Summer Camp: June 18 – 29

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 […]

IGDVGS Chinese New Year Celebration

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 […]

Chinese New Years Festival in Ukiah

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.

Cherishing Youth Day 2018

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)    

Hanukkah in Redwood Valley

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 […]

IGDVBS WinterFest

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.

International Tea 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.

IGDVGS Halloween Celebration

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 […]

CTTB Honoring Elders Day

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. 

Gold Mountain Monastery Honoring Elders Day

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.

Ukiah PumpkinFest 2017

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 […]

PTO Trip 2017: Ropes Course

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 […]

Palo Alto College Fair

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.

Taste of the World Festival

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 […]

School Update

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.