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Bagel Bytes Bring Home Gold in Rayethon Engineering Games

Bagel Bytes Bring Home Gold in Rayethon Engineering Games

Partnering with the Milken High School Robotics Team, Culver City High School's 702 Bagel Bytes brought home the gold trophy, winning first place in the 2014 Raytheon Engineering Games. Raytheon in El Segundo hosted its 13th annual Engineer Games competition in which high school students were asked to solve a problem created and posed by Raytheon engineers. The project they were given to solve [...]

UPCC – Beyond the Bond

UPCC – Beyond the Bond

On June 3rd, 2014, Culver City voters passed Measure CC by 76%. This landslide vote was the second highest level of approval among the 40 school bonds on California ballots on election day. Our community now has a large pool of resources available to improve our schools. Culver City made the right choice. United Parents of Culver City (UPCC) believes that these bond funds should be used to [...]

AVPA Java Gala VI Celebrates ‘Our Time’

AVPA  Java Gala VI Celebrates ‘Our Time’

Saturday, June 7 at the Kirk Douglas Theater saw the annual AVPA year end celebration packing the theater with inspiring artworks, and parents and students happy to put the crowning touch on a great year. The always welcome Jazz Band played in the lobby as AVPA admirers enjoyed the presentation from Visual Arts, and the Warhol- style portraits of the students were the signature logo on the [...]

AVPA Spring Concert Heralds 50th Anniversary of Robert Frost

AVPA Spring Concert Heralds 50th Anniversary of Robert Frost

The AVPA music department has been preparing all semester for the Spring Music Concert, which takes place on Friday, May 30, at 7pm in the Robert Frost Auditorium. The Chamber Singers, String Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Flute Ensemble, and Concert Band will perform a wide variety of music. From a suite from the movie Psycho, to iconic American music by Aaron Copland, students have been [...]

UPCC Urges “Yes” Vote on Measure CC

UPCC Urges “Yes” Vote on Measure CC

The Measure CC campaign committee has a great informational video on its website, CulverCityKids.org. The volunteer-produced Public Service Announcement entitled “I’m Voting for Measure CC” offers an effective and engaging overview of the school bond on Culver City’s June 3rd ballot. United Parents of Culver City (UPCC) applauds the committee and encourages all Culver City voters to view [...]

CCMS Improv Shows On the Way

CCMS Improv Shows On the Way

Bring the family for fun-filled, improvised performances by Culver City Middle School's Comedy Improv Troupe. In its fifth successful year, CCMS Theatre Arts is offering six performances: Saturday May 17 at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday May 18 at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City. Sixty-five enthusiastic and innovative [...]

CCUSD Offers Facilites Tours

CCUSD Offers Facilites Tours

Want to learn more about CCUSD’s facility needs? Interested in finding out where money from the proposed Measure CC bond would go? Want to get a closer look at the improvements CCUSD is planning? Take a free tour! CCUSD is now offering facilities tours for parents, community members and anyone interested in learning more about Culver City schools. Tours will be offered in the afternoon on [...]

AVPA Students Marble and Cerutti Win Scholarship Awards

AVPA Students Marble and Cerutti Win Scholarship Awards

AVPA artist Addy Marble, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School recently earned "Honorable Mention" recognition and an Apple iPad for her artwork in this year's West Basin Municipal Water District's, Water Is Life Art Contest. Addy (pictured on left) is one of just four high school students recognized from among 19 cities in West Basin's service area and was selected from among more than [...]

AVPA Dances “Shades of Grace” This Weekend Only

AVPA Dances “Shades of Grace” This Weekend Only

"Shades of Grace” investigates the many examples of grace we find in our world today. While one might consider grace represented by a dancer’s flowing elegance, the beauty of nature, or the polish of a debutante, Culver City High School’s DZDP Dance Company considers so much more. Student and faculty choreographers creatively reflect on the grace held captive in a world of secrets, and [...]

Lin Howe Wins Trash Free Lunch Honors

Lin Howe Wins Trash Free Lunch Honors

Linwood E. Howe Elementary School was recently honored by Grades of Green in its Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Schools involved in this year's Trash-Free Lunch Challenge diverted a total of 44,000 bags of trash from landfills, educated 16,000 students about caring for the environment and packed 5,000 trash free lunches every school year. Grades of Green, a non-profit organization designed to [...]

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