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A Recurring Nghtmare – AVPA Dance Concert Rescheduled for Dec. 3 & 4

A Recurring Nghtmare – AVPA Dance Concert Rescheduled for Dec. 3 & 4

It was a dark and stormy afternoon; so much so the the Danger Zone Dance Company had to cancel it's second day of site-specific performance. It was just too wet. Now that the campus has had a chance to dry off, missed performances will be happening this weekend on Sunday "A Walking Nightmare" will be presented December 4 at 3 pm  and again at 4 pm. Audience guests will meet at the main entrance [...]

Infinite Flow @ Lin Howe Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

Infinite Flow @ Lin Howe Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

Shortly after Linwood Howe Elementary’s PTA formed the first-ever Special Needs Committee* in Culver City, the school’s leadership seized on the opportunity to further educate the students about all kinds of disabilities, including physical, emotional and learning, by celebrating Disability Awareness Month in October. “Lin Howe is proud to teach and support students who have disabilities [...]

AVPA Danger Zone Dance Steps Into “A Walking Nightmare”

AVPA Danger Zone Dance Steps Into “A Walking Nightmare”

AVPA’s Danger Zone Dance Company presents “A Walking Nightmare” – an original and entertaining fall concert set to songs by Danny Elfman for the hit movie, Nightmare Before Christmas. The family-friendly performance will take place Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 in several locations on the campus of Culver City High School. Dances have been choreographed specifically for the sites at which they will [...]

Blurred Vision Theater’s “Almost, Maine” Charms @ the Ivy Substation

Blurred Vision Theater’s “Almost, Maine” Charms @ the Ivy Substation

If there was ever a week that needed to end with some laughter and light, it has been this one. The AVPA Blurred Vision Theater's production of "Almost, Maine" is an ideal antidote to the blues. A series of charming short scenes, by John Cariani, the sweet and brilliant subtext of concrete wordplay was so witty and so well done,  I laughed at almost every sketch. Like a series of interlocking [...]

La Ballona Math Circle Gives Students a Number of Options

La Ballona Math Circle Gives Students a Number of Options

Students at La Ballona Elementary School are taking part in an innovative, new learning experience designed to help them learn about mathematics in a way that is both fun and engaging. Each Tuesday after school, students gather for La Ballona Math Circle, part of a movement originated in Eastern Europe that came to the United States in the 1990s. Since then, the movement has spread nationwide, [...]

CCHS Parent Engagement – Oct. 20

CCHS Parent Engagement – Oct. 20

CCHS opens the doors for parents tonight to talk about school, sports, money for college and all the things high school parents need to know. This is an informative evening for CCHS parents and families to gain awareness and receive valuable resources to help your student be successful in high school and beyond. You may choose three 30-minutes workshops to attend. If you came as a family, you [...]

Dear Editor – Schools Prepare for Extreme Heat

Dear Editor – Schools Prepare for Extreme Heat

As the temperature in Southern California is expected to climb throughout the rest of the week, Culver City Unified is preparing to address the thermal comfort of our students and staff in the following ways to maximize their teaching and learning experiences. In every classroom throughout the district, portable air conditioning units have been serviced and/or upgraded to blow air that is 5-10 [...]

National Merit Scholars Cite Arts Education as the Key

National Merit Scholars Cite Arts Education as the Key

Culver City High School’s Simon Johnson and Rebecca Mirvish may have recently been named among the country’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, but they both credit the one-of-a-kind education they have received in the arts for helping them achieve what else than one percent of high school seniors have. “CCHS has a great arts program, which is extremely special,” said [...]

Lin Howe Reigns Victorious at Chess Tournament – Second Grader Scores Highest Number of Checkmates

Lin Howe Reigns Victorious at Chess Tournament – Second Grader Scores Highest Number of Checkmates

Nine years after winning its first Grand Match Gala chess tournament, Linwood Howe Elementary reclaimed its title this year with a first place finish in the 2016 Grand Match Gala, held on June 25, 2016, at USC. The team will be receiving college scholarships for their efforts and the much heralded title of GMG Chess Tutor Champions. Chess Tutors’ Grand Match Gala pits the best of the best [...]

“American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” @ The Willows Sept. 27

“American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” @ The Willows Sept. 27

Nancy Jo Sales, an award-winning Vanity Fair journalist and author will present a talk on the use of social media by young people and the challenges they are facing. Her talk entitled “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers,” the title of her newest book, is on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera Street, [...]

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