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Story Pirates Pilot Program @ La Ballona

Story Pirates Pilot Program @ La Ballona

On April 21, La Ballona Elementary School started a pilot program using theater and comedy to teach narrative writing in all of its fourth-grade classes. The program was developed and performed by the Story Pirates group, whose highly trained teaching artists spend an hour per day in each classroom for four days to work with students. Story Pirates' engaging and comedic theater style [...]

CCMS Student Erin Marble Wins Honorable Mention for “Water is Life”

CCMS Student Erin Marble Wins Honorable Mention for “Water is Life”

On April 27, 2015, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented awards to 15 grand prize and honorable mention winners to local students for the annual “Water is Life” Student Art Contest. More than 400 entries were received this year from public and private schools throughout West Basin’s service area and winning artwork was chosen based on the [...]

Celebrate Earth Week with “No Waste” Spaghetti Dinner

Celebrate Earth Week with “No Waste” Spaghetti Dinner

How can you support the schools, enjoy a feast and help the planet, all at once? Farragut Elementary is offering a No Waste Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Friday, April 24th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This event is being hosted by Green5 and Ballona Creek Renaissance in honor of Earth Week. School clubs will demonstrate how easy it is to create a meal with no waste. [...]

The Return of the Wizard of Oz (at CCMS)

The Return of the Wizard of Oz (at CCMS)

There’s no place like home, and Culver City has been home of THE WIZARD OF OZ since MGM (now Sony) Studios released the film 76 years ago. This year, Culver City Middle School’s own “CCMS Performances," a production company run by and for students, will follow their (yellow brick) road of successful Broadway productions, which include: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND in 2013, SEUSSICAL in 2014, and [...]

The Willows Community School Books Marc Brackett on “Emotional Intelligence”

The Willows Community School Books Marc Brackett on “Emotional Intelligence”

The Willows Community School proudly announces an evening with Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence and co-creator od RULER, an evidence based approach to social, emotional learning, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 7:00 p.m at The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, 90232. His talk, which is entitled “Emotional Intelligence: From [...]

Celebrate STEM @ El Rincon Science Fair – April 24

Celebrate STEM @ El Rincon Science Fair – April 24

El Rincon Elementary School, Culver City’s only public S.T.E.M. elementary school, will celebrate its roots with the Science Rocks Fair and Festival on Fri., Apr. 24 from 2 – 8 p.m. This community event will be open to the public and will feature live interactive displays, make and take booths, science-focused activities and food and entertainment. The event, which was previously a science [...]

ARTworks for Farragut

ARTworks for Farragut

Families from throughout Culver City are invited to bring their children to Farragut Elementary School for a joyous day celebrating the visual and performing arts through workshops, performances, art happenings and more on Saturday, April 11. Throughout the course of the day, the school will hold a silent and a live auction during the course of the day. More than 700 people attended last [...]

SGR Beacon of Light Scholarship – Apply Now

SGR Beacon of Light Scholarship – Apply Now

Are you a graduating senior? Do you have a letter of acceptance from four year college or university? Are you female? There are just a few more requirements for the Beacon of Light Scholarship that can put money for college in your hands. Ava Onwu, the administrator of the scholarship for the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority said that "This money goes begging, year after year. We barely get any [...]

AVPA Danger Zone Dance ‘Pushing the Envelope’

AVPA Danger Zone Dance ‘Pushing the Envelope’

When Culver City High School’s Danger Zone Dance Company considers “pushing the envelope,” you can’t be certain of what they’ll come up with. Known for their creative dance theater work, the dance students and faculty of CCHS’ Academy of Visual and Performing Arts are back to their old tricks; inventing new, lively, and imaginative dance for the Frost stage. Now a tradition, the [...]

What Do YOU Think of CCUSD? Accountability Survey

What Do YOU Think of CCUSD? Accountability Survey

The CCUSD Local Control Accountability Plan describes the overall vision for our students, our annual goals and strategic actions needed to achieve the goals. CCUSD continues to engage students, parents, employees, educators and the community In developing our plans through this year's survey, and we are asking again for our community's help to ensure we receive all of our stakeholders' [...]

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