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Students Organize and Donate for Lin Howe Book Drive

Students Organize and Donate for Lin Howe Book Drive

Three Linwood E. Howe Elementary School fifth-graders looked at the books they had outgrown gathering dust on the shelves and decided they could put them to better use. So, Jasmine Martinez, Andrea Mazarigo and Emily Kawano organized a book drive the benefit preschool students at the CCUSD Office of Child Development. "A bunch of us had extra books that we used to read, but we don't anymore," [...]

AVPA Java Gala Tickets on Sale Now

AVPA Java Gala Tickets on Sale Now

Java Gala VII is only a few weeks away, and the unique opportunity to savor the whole AVPA year in review is now on sale. Saturday, June 6, beginning with a 6:30pm Reception, with  Delicious Refreshments and Live music by the fabulous AVPA Jazz Combo, and the Famous silent auction!! The always jaw dropping performance runs from 8:00-10:00pm  includes presentations from Art, Dance, Film, Music, [...]

Clary-Wilson and Namala Nominated for Best Directing at STARdance Film Festival

Clary-Wilson and Namala Nominated for Best Directing at STARdance Film Festival

Who is keeping up the fine tradition of film in Culver City? Addie Clary-Wilson and Flora Namala, two students at AVPA Film. Join the crowd this Saturday, May 9, to celebrate their nomination for Best Directing at the STARdance Youth Film Festival. Addie Clary-Wilson's documentary film, 'Open Closet Policy' which explores coming out in high school, is one of four nominated in the Best Directing [...]

CCMS Improv – Anything Can Happen May 16 & 17

CCMS Improv – Anything Can Happen May 16 & 17

Bring the family for fun-filled, improvised performances by CCMS’s Comedy Improv Troupe. In its 6th successful year, CCMS Theatre Arts is offering six wildly different performances at the Robert Frost Auditorium. If you have a 5th grader at any Culver City Elementary School, their tickets are free when they bring along an adult wtih a paid ticket. The program is directed by professional improv [...]

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 [...]

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