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‘For Great Schools’ Interviews CCUSD School Board Member Sue Robins

‘For Great Schools’ Interviews CCUSD School Board Member Sue Robins

Scott McVarish, Co-founder of United Parents for Culver City (UPCC) Interviews CCUSD School Board Member Sue Robins on..... See the videos and blogs for the entire “For Great Schools” series at www.facebook.com/forgreatschools Scott McVarish: Sue Robins has been on the Culver City school board for eighteen months. She was a middle school teacher in Culver City Middle School for over 6 [...]

Culver Park Thanks Community Partners

Culver Park Thanks Community Partners

Culver Park High School recently held a reception to thank its community partners for another great year. The event included refreshments, a student performance and a student art display. Among the partners recognized at the event were: UCLA for its programs helping students prepare for community college and higher education; YMCA for its student fitness programs; K9 Connection for offering [...]

AVPA’s 7th Annual Java Gala Presents “One Singular Sensation”

AVPA’s 7th Annual Java Gala Presents “One Singular Sensation”

Culver City High School's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will present its 7th annual JAVA GALA fundraiser at downtown Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre on the evening of June 6. This highly popular event culminates a year of stand-out work by students of all five AVPA departments -- art, dance, film, music, and theater -- and is also a final bow for AVPA's 57 seniors who will graduate the [...]

Sony Gets Pitches from CCMS Young Movie Makers

Sony Gets Pitches from CCMS Young Movie Makers

Culver City Middle School's Young Movie Makers met recently to pitch their movies to actual Sony executives on campus, pitching their movies with confidence and passion. Following their pitches, students got a tour of the Sony Pictures lot, enjoyed lunch on a private patio on the lot and enjoyed a big screening in the Jimmy Dean private screening room. These students have been working [...]

AVPA Concert – May 29

AVPA Concert – May 29

Tonight at the Robert Frost Auditorium, the Large Ensemble Concert celebrating the talents of the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and several chamber music ensembles will begin at 7 pm.. The Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble recently performed at the Music in the Parks Festival. Both ensembles won 1st Place in their categories, as well as receiving ratings of [...]

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 [...]

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