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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 [...]

Just a Thought – Civic Duty

Just a Thought – Civic Duty

I spent a few days last week in downtown LA at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Courthouse doing my civic duty - jury duty. Just speak the words "jury duty" to anyone and people tend to react as if you've said "DMV" or "outpatient surgery." I found it to be an eye opening experience that made me grateful for citizenship and impressed anew with the people who have made it what it is. While I [...]

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 [...]

Antioch University to Offer Diversity Panel – Feb. 26

Antioch University to Offer Diversity Panel – Feb. 26

Inspired by U.S. Black History legacy, Antioch University's Diversity Committee invites the public to gather to reflect on lessons of empowerment and resistance learned from the civil rights movement and how these may apply to the case of immigration. Discussion will focus on the intersections of immigration and key topics associated to social justice, such as education, social mobility, [...]

Kids and Tech – Workshop for Parents

Kids and Tech – Workshop for Parents

The Culver City Office of Child Development's Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and the Farragut Fan Club will welcome Lori Getz, Cyber Education Specialist, for a workshop and open discussion about our relationship with technology and Internet safety. The workshop - "Our Relationship with Technology" - will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 in the Farragut Cafetorium at 10820 Farragut [...]

UPCC Offers Weekly Column for Parents

UPCC Offers Weekly Column for Parents

Hi moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and, well, everyone else who cares about a kid – welcome to The Parents’ Place! The Parents’ Place is written by the members of United Parents of Culver City, the all-volunteer parent group dedicated to making Culver City schools the best they can be. In the coming year you can look forward to articles and forums about topics such as technology in the [...]

A Raisin in the Sun @ Mayme Clayton

A Raisin in the Sun @ Mayme Clayton

Black Talkies on Parade is pleased to present a screening of Daniel Petrie's A Raisin in the Sun with special guest Mamie Hansberry, sister of the film's writer Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun began as a play that debuted on Broadway in 1959 and ran for two years. The story was then adapted into a film featuring the play's cast including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana [...]

Just a Thought – Skating Away

Just a Thought – Skating Away

"Did you ever get the feeling that the story's too damn real and in the present tense? Or that everyone is on the stage and it seems like you're the only person sitting in the audience?" Jethro Tull "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day" Another turn-around on the ice; what was once a local news story has become a classic Greek drama. Heroes, villains, a huge chorus, and a plot that is [...]

Give Someone the Honor They Deserve – Nominations Close on Jan.31

Give Someone the Honor They Deserve – Nominations Close on Jan.31

Sony Pictures Entertainment Teacher and Rotary Club of Culver City Classified Employee of the Year nominations are due on or before January 31, 2014, so take a few moments to consider those extra special people who have gone above and beyond what's expected to provide and support exceptional educational experiences for your child. Forms are available below.  We would love to have a [...]

Young Movie Makers Inspire Creation for CCMS Students

Young Movie Makers Inspire Creation for CCMS Students

Young Movie Makers is starting their second semester on January 22 at Culver City Middle School. This year we've transitioned from an after-school program and have found a home in the Academic Language Development class during the school day. This class helps advanced English Language Learners develop their English speaking skills. YMM is going to enhance the classroom curriculum by involving the [...]

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