Students participate in a variety of extracurricular enrichment programs which have included Chinese Orchestra, Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Drumming, Chinese Dance, Yearbook, Associated Student Council, Model United Nations, Community Service Club, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga. 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), which are attended by 500 to 1000 people from the surrounding Mendocino County community.
Associated Student Council (ASC), also known as 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.
The club consists of the class representatives of each class (7th to 11th), the entire senior class, a secretary, and a treasurer. Students meet once a week and discuss all student concerns and school events. Students discuss about issues, brainstorm, and find best solutions based on consensus. Club members hope to set good examples for others to follow by being public-minded—serving the school and the students.
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 tournament, and other tournaments as well.
Members of all ages and skill levels unite on a court to train and play the game. They meet to practice fundamental skills such as passing, shooting, and dribbling while learning about court procedures and teamwork.
Children of the World
The club is most aptly named. It is geared toward fundraising for girls’ education in Uganda. However, the club also deals with current issues and fundraising for children in need.
A club dedicated to embracing cultural heritage and diversity through dance and movement. Students also get to practice teamwork, mindfulness, and concentration, since a well-rehearsed performance is a reflection of all members’ effort. Every week, members gather to practice in order to prepare for their annual performances at Honoring Elders Day and Cherishing Youth Day. In 2018, the students performed at the San Francisco Public Library in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary event of the school’s founder.
Members gather weekly to learn about Chinese instruments and the fundamentals of music. With a variety of more than ten different instruments, students will be exposed to the delicacy and vibrancy of traditional Chinese music. At the same time, music soothes and recuperates the mind.
Community Service Club (CSC)
Mission Statement: We volunteer with our hearts and serve with our love.
This is the club for practicing generosity and citizenship. Geared toward benefiting the community, members meet weekly to aid those in the CTTB community as well as the local Ukiah community. They conduct fundraisers, outings to senior centers, and donate food to the homeless as part of the club’s mission.
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 art of the lion dance is formed by combined arts, history, and gongfu 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.
An after-school event where students come together to learn about the legal system and participate in simulated trials. Every year, the club receives a casebook and students can choose to be attorneys, witnesses, or trained experts. In January, students from Ukiah schools partake in a district-wide tournament to vie for a spot at the State-level competition.
Berkeley Model United Nations Club (BMUN Club)
Model United Nations is an educational opportunity for students to learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations; in addition, they expand their global awareness while honing their skills in communication and critical thinking. Every week, students gather to discuss current events, practice public speaking, and the UN procedures. The main objective of the club is to participate in the Berkeley MUN and apply student’s newly found skills.
Students join this session to draw, paint, and create art. It is an opportunity to learn art techniques, to develop creativity, and to have fun creating art as a group.
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.
The club with the most important job: documenting the memories of the student body throughout the year and compressing into one hundred pages. From photography to writing, to navigating the world of Photoshop, members unite together to create something by which to remember.