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Recitals, Rainbows and a Rap – Culver City Schools Celebrate Theatre Arts During Extravaganza

By Joanna Brody

 

The three Rs -- recitals, rainbows, and a rap -- that took place last Friday night may be less than traditional. But they still signified that a whole lot of education is going on in Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) --…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 17, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Elisabeth Chu Reigns as CCUSD Spelling Bee Champ; Advances to County Competition

Elisabeth Chu stood tall and confidently spelled the word T-H-R-O-M-B-O-S-I-S to take home the 12th Annual Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee title on January 30 at Linwood E. Howe Elementary School. The fourth-grader from Farragut Elementary School finished atop 23 other…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 2, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments

Culver City High School Student Athletes Make College Picks on National Signing Day

Five stellar athletes from Culver City High School officially made their college selections yesteerday morning at ceremony in the Culver City High School gymnasium on National Signing Day – the first day high school athletes across the national are allowed to sign their letters of intent to play sports on the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 2, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments

Culver City High School Unveils the School Library of the Future

Gone are the days of dusty shelves, rarely opened books and lots of shushing. Today’s school library is focused on collaboration, technology and a new way of encouraging students to explore ideas that stretches way beyond anything the traditional library could accommodate. 

 

Earlier this month, Culver City High School…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on January 31, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Celebrate the Largest Concentration of Public School Theatre Arts Programming in the L.A. Region at CCUSD’s Front and Center Theatre Collaborative Extravaganza

All Ages Invited to Free Event on Friday, February 10th at Veterans Memorial Complex

 

Fourth grade teacher Shonda O’Neal from Farragut Elementary in Culver City Unified School District shared, “Several weeks into our new school year a new student joined our classroom. Her family has had challenges that have impacted her confidence and self-concept. It has been a goal of mine to…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on January 30, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments

CCUSD Saves $24 Million by Accelerating Date of Bond Sale

Culver City schools will be saving quite a bit of money after the school board approved a resolution to sell $53 million in Series II Measure CC bonds earlier than expected.

 

Assistant Superintendent Business Services Mike Reynolds said accelerating the timing of the bond sale helped the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on January 25, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Culver City High School Senior Earns Women in Entertainment Scholarship from LMU

Culver City High School senior Laura Bourne was one of three girls in The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program surprised by Loyola Marymount University with the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarship, a full-ride, four-year scholarship to attend the university. Olympic gymnast Simone…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on December 9, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

CCUSD Earns CSBA Golden Bell Award and $1,000 Sponsorship Award

The California School Board Association (CSBA) has announced that Culver City Unified School District has been awarded the 2016 Golden Bell Award in the Community Schools through Partnerships and Collaboration category for its exemplary and innovative program “Whole Child, Whole Community” Initiative.

 

CCUSD Board Member Kelly Kent spearheaded application for the award, which recognizes the vision and leadership of President Steve Levin and board members Kathy Paspalis, Sue…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on October 18, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

Upward Bound House Announces That Former Culver City Mayor Andrew Weissman Has Joined Its Board of Directors

Former Culver City Mayor Andrew Weissman has joined the Board of Directors of Upward Bound House, a county-wide non-profit organization that serves homeless families.



Weissman, who served on the Culver City Council from 2008 until being termed out in 2016, including two stints as mayor of the city, has devoted more than three decades of service to the city. He is pictured at right with state, county, city and…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on June 7, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Linwood E. Howe Elementary Benefits from Sony Global Volunteer Day

On April 15, more than 100 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) volunteers participated in Sony Global Volunteer Day, an annual event in which Sony employees around the world give back to their communities.  This year the volunteers took their shovels, paint brushes, and elbow grease to Linwood E. Howe…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on April 26, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Göran Eriksson Sets Major Fundraiser for January 30 at The Courtyard by Marriott

Supporters of Göran Eriksson, who is running for election to a seat on the Culver City Council in the April 12 election, will hold their major fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 6333…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on January 16, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

Göran Eriksson to Hold Kickoff Event in Bid for 2016 City Council Seat

Longtime Culver City resident and chair of Culver City’s Finance Advisory Committee, Göran Eriksson is inviting the public to attend a campaign kickoff celebration to begin his campaign for a seat on the Culver City Council in the April, 2016 election.



The event will begin at 1…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on November 18, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments

CCUSD Names Dr. Shannon Garcia New Principal at El Rincon Elementary School

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected Dr. Shannon Garcia to serve as Principal of El Rncon Elementary School. The Board voted unanimously to approve her Garcia’s hiring at its August 3 meeting.

 

Since 2014, Garcia has been principal of Bobier…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on August 4, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

Backpacks for Kids Program Will Collect Food This Weekend at Pavilions Culver City

The Program Serves More Than 80 Culver City Students

 and Their Families Every Week!

 

Did you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee.

 

Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on July 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

CCUSD, City Create New Traffic Patterns to Enhance Safety Near High School Complex

Working with the City of Culver City and the Culver City Police Department, Culver City Unified School District is implementing new traffic patterns on Elenda Street in front of the Culver City High School and Middle School complex.

 

“We know pick-up and drop-off times in this area can be busy and chaotic,” said Superintendent Dave LaRose. “Our primary concern is student safety, and we believe the new traffic patterns will encourage drivers and pedestrians to co-exist more…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on May 20, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Göran Eriksson Announces Bid for 2016 City Council Seat

Longtime Culver City resident and chair of Culver City’s Finance Advisory Committee, Göran Eriksson has announced that he will run for one of the three seats available on the 2016 Culver City Council ballot.

Eriksson has a long track record as a successful businessman and community…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on May 6, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments

CCUSD Removes “Interim” Tag from Lisa Cooper’s Title at Culver City High School

After a several-month stint as Interim Principal at Culver City High School, Lisa Cooper’s position was made permanent April 28 as the Culver City Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted to name her Principal.

 

Cooper has been the school’s interim principal since October.…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on April 29, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Working with Clean Air: El Marino to Address Air Pollution in Southern California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized Clean Air: El Marino and the Culver City Unified School District for its efforts in educating parents and the community about the impacts traffic pollution impacts students and ways in which the District can mitigate those impacts.

 

Nearly…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on March 18, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Cooper Komatsu Heads to Scripps National Spelling Bee After Earning L.A. County Title

Culver City Middle School student Cooper Komatsu, 12, a two-time winner of the Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee is now taking his talents to the national level.

The road to the Scripps title is different from the CCUSD event, which is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, while the Scripps…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Culver City High School Cheer Wins Big at National Cheerleading Championships

On February 7 and 8, the Culver City High School Varsity Cheer team competed in the 2015 NHSF UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 9, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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