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IB Parent Organization & myDonsLife

You are your student's representative at our monthly meetings and biggest supporter in his/her IB education! 
We invite you to join our meetings and share your thoughts, suggestions and feedback on how we can provide the best quality experience for our IB students.  It's an exciting journey for our children as they study, take assessments and enjoy life beyond IB.  Their quests and achievements today pave the way to a bright future.
Your opinion matters and we want to hear from you.  Together, we can make the IB experience at Del Mar enriching and exciting for all students! 

myDonsLife is a program which hopes to help Del Mar's Community of Parents, Guardians and Students enjoy an educational experience that is more amazing and memorable by offering parent education and student support.

Parents want to learn more about their students' lives at Del Mar, and Dons may want a little help along the high school way.  That's where we come in!

myDonsLife will be offering a series of seminars/workshops to parents, students and the community during the school year. myDonsLife will also provide a few valuable resources (articles, videos, webinars, digital presentations, etc.,) that we hope will help the DM Community better understand our school's academic programs, life at school, the health and wellness of students, enrichment beyond textbooks (yes!) and more!

We hope you will follow us on Twitter at and like our Facebook Page at for updates, helpful resources and seminar information. 

Below are summaries of our two recent seminars . . .

As a compulsory part of the IB Diploma Programme, students consistently engage in Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) experiences for 18 months alongside their academic studies. CAS allows students to develop their creative and physical interests while also becoming global citizens through serving the local and global community.

During this 18 months of CAS, students are required to undertake a one-month long CAS Project, which challenges them to show initiative, demonstrate perseverance, develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making. Students investigate a need, plan and document their effort and reflections on learning in a CAS portfolio.

While there are some requirements and rules for CAS experiences, students are treated as individuals. The hope is that students will step outside of their own comfort zone and push themselves to engage in experiences they have not tried before and grow new skills in more familiar arenas.
To learn more about CAS at Del Mar we invite you to review and download Del Mar's CAS Handbook by visiting

And now, myDonsLife is proud to present a video from Del Mar’s IB Diploma student, Diego Cruz, where he perfectly explains CAS and how it is the everyday fun part of IB!

If you have any questions about CAS, please feel free to contact Del Mar’s CAS Advisor, Laura Hallinan.

We hope our IB students will always be creative, active, and community-minded citizens!  Thank you for sharing this seminar via our posts on Twitter and Facebook.
Del Mar High School and the IB Parent Organization were pleased to see over 120 people attend the IB Seminar on November 28th, 2017!  We hope everyone found this seminar informative and the presentations from current IB students exciting for your prospective IB students. IB is an option for every student. :)
We appreciated your enthusiasm and support of our great program. Should you have additional questions, please contact our IB Coordinator, Jessica Olamit at
Join us at our next meeting - Wednesday March 14th, at 5:45pm in the Staff Lounge.
Note: the Agenda will be confirmed closer to the meeting date.