The art of the lion dance is formed by combined arts, history, and kung fu moves. The performers have to practice flexibility, fitness, strength, good balance, and stamina. The performers also have to listen and move together with the music.
Dragon Dance is easy to learn, but hard to master. It emphasizes the cooperation of hands and minds. It is a challenge to athletes, especially relying on the movements of the body that incorporates artistic style and Chinese traditional drama.
The Taiko Drumming is a Japanese type of music that uses only drums of different sizes.
Chinese Traditional Dance
Student newsletter editing and publication
Associated Student Council
Model United Nations
Community Service Club
The DVS Dragons is a very unique team. We have two to four teams every year; High school and Junior High. They participate in the Ukiah City league, ANCCS tournement, and other tournements as well. Because this school is so small, any student is welcome to join the basketball team as long as they practice vigorously.
Advanced religious studies
Most students participate in several extracurricular activities. All students serve, perform and help to organize the annual celebrations of Honoring Elders Day (autumn) and Cherishing Youth Day (spring) for the larger Mendocino County community
Association of Student Body (ASB)
Mission Statement: To represent the students, act as a bridge for teachers and students, and understand the needs of the students, and act upon them.
Mission Statement: Have fun, play hard!
Mission Statement: Chess Club offers students the opportunity to receive chess instruction and to compete with their peers twice a week. In addition, students are given the opportunity to attend a few tournaments each year, where they will compete with children from other areas.
The goal of this club is to foster the development of traits that studies have shown chess helps promote. Chess helps to increase critical and logical thinking skills and improves concentration. The game also increases self-confidence, patience, and sportsmanship.
Mission Statement: Chinese dance is a traditional dance in which students could learn to listen to the Chinese music and choreograph the dance. We also perform at events such as the annual Honoring Elders’ Day and Cherishing Youth Day. We also receive invitations to perform at the Mendocino College, Gold Mountain, Monastery, etc. During the process, we aim to become more graceful and elegant, and at the same time, gain confidence through the performances
College Resource Center (CRC)
Mission Statement: We help students to understand more about colleges and prepare them for the outside world. Prepare them for the best.
Community Service Club (CSC)
Mission Statement: We volunteer with our hearts and serve with our love.
Mission Statement: To learn different cultural dances, and exercise at the same time. This is a stress-free club!
Model United Nations Club (MUN Club)
Photography and Video Club
Mission Statement: Learn to appreciate and become aware of nature, the community, the world around us, and life through the presentation of photographs and videos. Also seeks to capture events words may not be able to express.
Sitra – Student Newspaper
Mission Statement: We inform students and teachers of all school events, as well as worldwide events.
Track and Field
Mission Statement: To fuse creativity into the pages we create. To master the art of digital art, formatting and photography. To meet our deadlines. To make a yearbook that all can enjoy and treasure. Exclusive satisfaction.
Most students participate in several extracurricular activities. All students serve, perform and help to organize the annual celebrations of Honoring Elders Day (autumn) and Cherishing Youth Day (spring) for the larger Mendocino County community.