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myDonsLife is pleased to host a Del Mar High School and Campbell Union High School District supported screening of "Angst" - a documentary that raises awareness around anxiety*.  Students' mental health and wellness are very important to us.  We believe this film helps families understand what anxiety is and its effects, guides parents to identify if their teens are showing symptoms or may be experiencing this disorder, and provides advice on how to help children receive the support they need to fight and persevere. A panel of mental health experts will address audience questions following the film.


The documentary provides Spanish subtitles, it is open to all families at Del Mar, and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  


Registration is requested as light snacks and refreshments will be served, and we want to ensure everyone is comfortable.  Kindly register at



* The "Angst" project is an IndieFlix original 56-minute documentary film that includes interviews with kids, teens, experts and parents on the topic of anxiety.  To learn more about this film, please visit  For more information about the screening at Del Mar, please contact the Del Mar High School IB Parent Organization.



Thank you CUHSD families for joining our College and Career Planning Talk on October 16th.

We were pleased to see students and parents participate in this forum discussion, beginning with a lobby exploration of myths and truths surrounding education after high school.  A panel of College and Career Specialists - Jay Ehret and Evelyn Beas from Del Mar, and Katie Bennett from CUHSD - provided valuable insight and information on the college application process, financial aid, career technical education, career readiness, and more.  Students and parents were able to ask questions, hear three perspectives to one question, and take home some helpful information.


We will post some fun results of the myths & truths lobby gallery soon, but until then, you may view or download a copy of the "Common Myths and Truths in College & Career Planning."  You will find it below in English and Spanish.

If you missed the presentation or have any questions, please feel free to contact our Panelists or Jessica Olamit, our IB Coordinator, who also assisted and provided great information to our families. We are pleased to have Jay, Evelyn, Katie and Jessica at our school site and district, and they are happy to provide assistance to all families.

Many thanks to our families at Del Mar, CUHSD and neighboring school districts who attended our Parent Ed Talk on the importance of the well-balanced student. myDonsLife was pleased to have over 100 parents and students attend. Challenge Success presented an informative, interactive and light-hearted talk on how we can help our students thrive while accomplishing academic and personal goals each day.
If you missed the presentation and would like to view a video version, please feel free to preview and rent a viewing at Challenge Success.
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 "Can it be that IB is for me?!" 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
myDonsLife is a program that aims to help DM's Community of Students and Parents enjoy a more enriching and memorable educational experience by offering a series of parent education seminars and student support resources.
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