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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) -- an education delivered via theatre arts.
More than 900 CCUSD families and Culver City…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on February 17, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments
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 spellers – four students from each of the district’s five elementary…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on February 2, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments
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 collegiate level.
Krista Hernandez, the star…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on February 2, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on January 31, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on January 30, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments
Assistant Superintendent Business Services Mike Reynolds said accelerating the timing of the bond sale helped the District take advantage of falling interest rates – resulting in…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on January 25, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments
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 Biles and award-winning actress Emma Stone presented the…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on December 9, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on October 18, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments
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…
Added by Geoff Maleman on June 7, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments
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 Elementary School in Culver City to complete several projects, including:…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on April 26, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments
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 Bristol Parkway in Culver City.
The event will…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on January 16, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments
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 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 at the home of Madeline and Paul Ehrlich, 11472…
Added by Geoff Maleman on November 18, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments
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 Elementary School in the Vista Unified School District, where she…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on August 4, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on July 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on May 20, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments
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 activist, so while his announcement comes earlier than usual, he said planning…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on May 6, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments
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. She previously served for three years as the school’s Assistant…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on April 29, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments
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 800 students from preschool through the fifth grade attend El…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on March 18, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments
The road to the Scripps title is different from the CCUSD event, which is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, while the Scripps National Spelling Bee is open to those 15 and under and in…Continue
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 country and is nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on February 9, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments