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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 [...]

Casino Night Fundraiser Racks Up Record Breaking Numbers

Casino Night Fundraiser Racks Up Record Breaking Numbers

The Culver City High School Booster Club Casino Night figures are now in, and the event recorded the highest profit to date. At its inception, Casino Night was raising between $5,000.00 and $7,000.00 annually. In 2011, Casino Night first broke the $25,000.00 figure, with profits of just a bit more than $22,000.00. The figures in 2013 were similar. This March 15, the Booster Club outdid [...]

PTSA “Believe, Dream, Inspire” – Jody Reichel

PTSA “Believe, Dream, Inspire” – Jody Reichel

The Culver City High School PTSA paid an elegant tribute to student artists, parent volunteers and one outstanding teacher at their March meeting.   The student artists had participated in PTA's annual, national Reflections program, which highlights the importance of Arts Education and celebrates the achievements of young artists at every grade level.   CCHS PTSA received [...]

Farragut Gears Up for Community Arts Day – April 12

Farragut Gears Up for Community Arts Day – April 12

A Fun, Free Day Celebrating the Arts and Open to All   The Culver City community is invited to the Farragut campus on Saturday, April 12th from 11am ‘til 4pm for Artworks! for Kids, a fun, free celebration of arts education in our schools. Families will enjoy performances, workshops and art happenings throughout the day.  Groups from schools throughout Culver City will take the stage.  [...]

Spelling Champ A-D-V-A-N-C-E-S to State Bee

Spelling Champ A-D-V-A-N-C-E-S to State Bee

Cooper Komatsu, a Culver City Middle School student who has won two consecutive CCUSD Spelling Bees, has qualified to represent Culver City Middle School and participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The state bee will be held on Friday, April 4 at California State University, Fresno. The winner of the state bee will advance to the [...]

CCEF Offers Honors for Volunteers

CCEF Offers Honors for Volunteers

Supporting and educating every student at all of our Culver City schools takes more than teachers, staff and volunteers. It takes a community dedicated to our children and their future. CCEF is proud to recognize the following members of our community for their outstanding contributions. Belkin Superintendent's Award - Venice Family Clinic CCUSD Superintendent Dave LaRose with [...]

Seven CCUSD Schools Recognized for Excellence

Seven CCUSD Schools Recognized for Excellence

The California Business for Education Excellence has recognized seven CCUSD schools for their outstanding success in raising student academic achievement: Culver City High School, Culver City Middle School, El Marino Language School, El Rincon Elementary School, Farragut Elementary School, La Ballona Elementary School, and Linwood E. Howe Elementary School. After an extensive analysis of [...]

Save the Date – Casino Night March 15

Save the Date – Casino Night March 15

On March 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM the Culver City High School Boosters Club is hosting its 7th Casino Night at historic Veterans Memorial Building. Tickets for the event can be purchased from any school athletic team coach, team parent, or on-line at www.cchsboosters.com. Ticket prices are $35 per ticket. Broadly viewed as the most "fun" fundraiser in Culver City, the evening again [...]

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