Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

After School Activities

After School Options 2015-16

Student Resource Room The computer lab in room 106 is open for students to use most every day before and after school 7:45-8:15 am and 3:00-3:30 pm (unless a sign is posted when a staff person is out.) There are computers available for homework, internet research, etc. BE SURE you LOG into your PPS apps4pps.net student account if you are trying to save your work. There is also a printer for when a student cannot print elsewhere. Printer toner and paper cost the school precious dollars, so please be thoughtful before printing.



Math Tutoring in the Library Happening Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 - Students can drop in as needed to get help from peer & adult helpers.

Several of the below extra-curricular options are fee based and generally not run by da Vinci staff. They are often offered by community organizations, parents, neighbors and alumni!  Fees are paid to the instructor or the organization, not to da Vinci, so a separate check is needed for each class/activity. Financial support needed? Contact the Main Office staff to discuss possibilities. 

Audition-only after school activities:


What is it? Trogdor is da Vinci's after-school rock band!
What does Trogdor do?  Trogdor will learn a few songs to rock da Vinci's stage at the music concert and a few talent shows. Gigs outside the da Vinci universe are also possible. 
How do students join? Audition times will be announced through the morning bulletin during school. Students who are interested in auditioning should prepare a song to perform and bring all necessary equipment to perform to your audition (we have a drum set and a piano available). 

Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30pm.

Destino dance team
One of the many amazing opportunities our school provides is the destino dance team. We are a competitive dance team which has ranked in the top 4 in the state for the the past 2 years. We encourage dancers of all ages and skill levels to come try out. Bring your LOVE for dance and join our fun Dance Team family. No experience necessary. Hope to see you all there! Application packets are available in the school office or by email. Questions or concerns - Coach BeverLee Destinodanceteam@gmail.com (503)349-5015 You can also find us on Facebook. Destino Dance Team

Student Organizations - FREE

Black Student Union (BSU)  A supportive place for our African American students to bond with each other, explore who they are and the world around them. It will include field trips, guest speakers,  Black history, and academic strategies. Check the google calendar on the main page for dates.

Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) 1 x month Late opening Wednesdays from 3-4:00 pm in room #207. All are welcome to attend. Staff Sponsors: Katie Loewen (kloewen@pps.net) and Erin Savage (esavage@pps.net)

Activities/Classes by Weekday


Ukulele Choir 

Offered by Musik Haus www.musikhaus.com 503-460-0780; 971-235-9858
A fun way to learn new songs and make music with friends! Classes offer a chance to perform modern and classic songs. The sessions will culminate in a concert for friends & family! 

da Vinci Coders NEW

Mondays 3:30-5:00pm

Room 106

Started in the fall, but others can join! FREE
da Vinci dad & free lance computer coder Richard Ames is in the Resource Center (room 106) from 3:30-5:00 pm each Monday sharing his knowledge with students! Check out the da Vinci Coders page here.

Clay Club NEW
4 Mondays in February (Feb, 1, 8, 22, 29) 3:15 to 4:15 pm
3D Ceramics Portable (aka Clay studio)
Sign Up Required
Limited to the first 15 students who sign up
Contact Alison Hardin to sign up in advance
(503) 830-3079 alisonbhardin@gmail.com
For: Any student who wants to explore clay or do more ceramic arts. We'll hang out with friends and schoolmates after school while creating in clay. Clay artist and da Vinci parent, Alison Hardin will keep the clay studio open for up to 15 students interested in exploring hand-built clay creations.The artist will show samples and demonstrate a clay project which students may choose to create during the rest of their session. Pieces will be fired and glazed to take home. $5-$20 Donations are accepted to help pay for clay and glazing materials that are used.



Spanish Language


Room 208

Offered by Kids Like Languages 

Language classes introduce students to foreign languages, improve their language skills, develop an appreciation of other cultures, and begin to prepare students for the foreign language requirement at graduation. Our curriculum fulfills students’ needs and responds to parents’ requests. Experienced instructors teach through drama, art, music, games, every-day situations, and repetition. They keep it lively and fun. Curriculum emphasizes conversation and occasional short homework assignments. Class size Minimum of 10 students, maximum of 20.

Registration Form


da Vinci Chess Club  JOIN ANY TIME


Room 302
If you have a gener
al understanding of the game, please come and join us – we will accommodate a variety of skill levels.
This season we will compete in at least one chess tournament. 




Interested in Aikido? Please contact Hugh Russell at (808) 639-0684. We need 7 to 10 students for this class to make it happen. The class will take place at Bridgetown Aikido, just two blocks from the school on 28th and NE Flanders.

Book to Movie Club NEW

3:00 - 4:00pm

Do you like Books? Do you like Movies?  We will meet Thursdays in Room 208. Permission slips are located on the desk in the library.  If you have questions get in touch with Judy Holmes.

da Vinci Jazz Ensemble


Da Vinci’s music teacher Mark Gerolami is leading the after school jazz ensemble ~ all instruments welcome, and members need to be able to read music. Students perform in the annual da Vinci Winter Music Concert and possibly other events. For more information contact Mark at mgerolami@pps.net