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AVPA Offers “The Big Show” – Dec. 18 @ Robert Frost

AVPA Offers “The Big Show” – Dec. 18 @ Robert Frost

Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is undertaking one of its largest productions ever: The Big Show. For the first time in AVPA’s 19-year history, students will join forces across all five departments in a site-specific celebration of their artistic home, the Robert Frost Auditorium. Installations and performances will take place throughout the building, from [...]

PTSA Adds Value for CCHS

PTSA Adds Value for CCHS

The Culver City High School PTSA is proud to announce a number of funding awards to vital school and community resources. $400 to the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program (in addition to our food drive for individual oatmeal or cold cereal packets) $250 to the CCHS Nurse’s Office for supplies $300 to provide hand sanitizer throughout the school $1,500 to the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center [...]

La Ballona To Launch Reading Club – Claudia Benitez

La Ballona To Launch Reading Club – Claudia Benitez

After a year of preparation and joint collaboration with Margot Reyes and Lorena Lopez at La Ballona; generous El Marino Parent Coordinators, Adriana Poblano and Eugenia Sanchez; and the indefatigable Booster and PTA leadership, Joy Kecken, Catalina Pop and Heather Moses, La Ballona Elementary School is thrilled to launch its first parent-run Reading Club/Club Lectura group for English Learner [...]

State PTA Honors Lin Howe Volunteer

State PTA Honors Lin Howe Volunteer

Huge congratulations to Linwood E. Howe PTA volunteer mom, Michelle (Mish) Eagle, who was just awarded a California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for Volunteers in the amount of $500. Mish, mom of 4th grader Chloe, is on the PTA Executive Board as Fundraising Chair, chaired the Fall Festival for the last four years, and is present and working at almost every other PTA event since [...]

CCEF Joins the Movement for #Giving Tuesday

CCEF Joins the Movement for #Giving Tuesday

Mark your calendars! Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) has joined the #GivingTuesday movement. Now in its third year, #GivingTuesday brings together the collective power of businesses, non-profits, and individuals to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday challenges all of us to take action to improve our local communities and [...]

AVPA Blurred Vison Theater Offers “The Seagull” for Final Weekend

AVPA Blurred Vison Theater Offers “The Seagull” for Final Weekend

If you were not at the Black Box Theater on the CCHS Campus last weekend to see "The Seagull" this weekend Anton Chekov will give you another chance. Chekov is a challenging playwright, and this early work is a classic with all the trimmings - A Russian country house by the lake, a family with money issues, a few spouses, a few lovers, and the constant craving to be an artist. The Blurred [...]

Chabolas, Lockharts Donate ‘Building Blocks’ to CCUSD

Chabolas, Lockharts Donate ‘Building Blocks’ to CCUSD

At a recent Culver City Unified School District Board of Education (CCUSD) meeting held at City of Culver City - City Hall, Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) Executive Director Leslie Adler presented three Building Blocks for Education - all from the Chabola Family. The inscriptions read: "In Honor of Jerry Chabola," "In Memory of Joseph 'Joe' Chabola" and one to honor the Memory of Earl [...]

AVPA Fall Concert Fills the Frost with Symphony, Swing and the Spirit of the Season

AVPA Fall Concert Fills the Frost with Symphony, Swing and the Spirit of the Season

I was seated towards the back of the Robert Frost Auditorium, almost mesmerized. Listening to the artistry of Reno Behnken playing the Piano Concerto in D major by Hayden, accompanied by the AVPA String Ensemble,  a very small voice behind me said what everyone was thinking; "I like dat music, I like dat music a lot." While the accompanying parent quieted the little boy, he was only observing [...]

Autry Museum Uses CCMS Video for Classroom Curators

Autry Museum Uses CCMS Video for Classroom Curators

Last year, Culver City Middle School teacher Mike Levy's students helped create a video in their social studies class, working with professionals from Autry Classroom Curators. The Autry recently launched the video to help recruit and build its Autry Classroom Curators program, an educational program that transforms middle and high school students into researchers, scholars, and artists by [...]

AVPA Hits the Road for DTASC Competition – Preview Tonight @ Black Box

AVPA Hits the Road for DTASC Competition – Preview Tonight @ Black Box

This Saturday, October 25th, a group of students from the theatre department at Culver City High School's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) will be competing at a one-day theatre festival in Temecula. The DTASC (Drama Teachers of Southern California) festival is a way for students all over Southern California to perform scenes and monologues both for judges and for each other. The [...]

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