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THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...
FRIDAY (12/14)
CCHS Boys Basketball vs Lawndale
7:30pm @ CCHS Gym

El Marino International Day
6pm @ El Marino

Linwood Howe Family Fun Night "Gingerbread Houses"
6pm @ Linwood Howe

CCHS Boys Soccer vs Lawndale
6pm @ CCHS

AVPA Winter Concert
7pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium
More Information Below

MONDAY (12/17)
Culver City Middle School Spirit Week
Continues All Week

La Ballona Third-Grade Recorder and Choir Winter Concert
6:30pm @ La Ballona Cafetorium

TUESDAY (12/18)
El Marino Winter Holiday Program
6:30pm @ El Marino Cafetorium

WEDNESDAY (12/19)
Linwood Howe Kinder and Choir Concert
6:30pm @ Linwood Howe Cafeteria

THURSDAY (12/20)
El Rincon Chorus Performance
6:30pm @ El Rincon Cafetorium

FRIDAY (12/21)
El Rincon Winter Performance
9:30am @ El Rincon Cafetorium

CCHS Winter Improv Show
5pm and 7pm shows @ Robert Frost Auditorium

LOOKING AHEAD
CCUSD State of the District Event
"We're All in This Together"
January 10, 2019
6pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium
More Information Below

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AVPA Winter Concert Set for TONIGHT!
Don't miss the spectacularly talented AVPA student-musicians as they perform in this year's Winter Concert on Friday, December 14, at 7pm at Robert Frost Auditorium.

Featured ensembles will include the CCHS Concert Band and String Orchestra, AVPA Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos.

Musical selections will include:

Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed (Concert Band)
"You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch" (Chamber Singers)
"The Twelve Days After Christmas" (Chamber Singers)
"My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music (Jazz Ensemble)
Finale from the Serenade No. 9 “Posthorn” by W. A. Mozart (Orchestra)
Movement III from the Christmas Concert by Arcangelo Corelli (String Orchestra) 

Come out and enjoy the holiday season with music by our talented students! Admission is always free, and donations are happily accepted!
              
PARKING INFORMATION:

When attending events at The Robert Frost Auditorium, please park only in the designated FREE parking lots that surround the facility.

  • Corner of Elenda and Farragut – South of the Robert Frost Auditorium. Between the Culver City Middle School and Farragut Elementary
  • Huron – From Elenda, head west on Braddock. Entrance is on the south of Braddock.
  • Harter – From Elenda, head west on Braddock. Pass Huron and go south on Harter. Parking is on your left.
  • Overflow parking is located at Culver Blvd. and Elenda St.

Please respect the residents and do not park in the neighborhood.
Centaurs Set to Ink Commitments
on College Football Signing Day
On Thursday, December 20, the early signing day for football, four outstanding student-athletes will officially sign their letters of intent to play football at the next level in a 1pm ceremony at the Culver City High School gym.

Fresh off a CIF Championship, these Centaurs are excited about playing football in college:

Wide receiver Jamal Glaspie, pictured, is expected to sign with Fresno State University. Wide receiver Kevin McGuire is expected to sign with the University of Idaho. Defensive back Alan Smith is expected to sign with University of Wyoming. Defensive back Dominic Tatum is undecided, but is expected to make known his college choice and sign his letter of intent at the event as well.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding student-athletes!
CCUSD Adopts Five-Year
Strategic Plan for the Arts
At the December 11 CCUSD Board of Education meeting, arts education took center stage when District Arts Coordinator Heather Moses presented an ambitious five-year strategic arts plan for CCUSD. The presentation opened with a slide show of arts education programming from TK-12 th grade that displayed everything from dance to music to theatre, film and visual arts. The AVPA Brass Quintet played holiday music while CCUSD board and staff and guests attending the meeting, poured in.
 
Moses then presented the history of arts education planning in the district, which began in 2003 when Culver City was awarded Vanguard District status by Arts for All (now called LA County Arts Education Collective ). Since 2004 when arts planning began in earnest, the District has vastly increased its arts programming. This includes appointing Moses to coordinate arts throughout the District, establishing the Front & Center Theatre Collaborative which provides TK-12 standards-based theatre arts integrated curriculum for all school sites, building a state-of-the-art ceramics studio at Culver City High School, and opening the renovated Robert Frost Auditorium which serves as a classroom for students interested in the performing arts, and for TK-12 performances.
 
CCUSD has had a history of robust arts programming during the school day and after school at both the middle and high school, highlighted by the renowned Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Program (AVPA). But since it became a Vanguard District, CCUSD can boast that 100% of the five elementary schools now offer music, theater arts, and visual arts instruction, and 67% offer dance.
 
The new plan has three primary strategic directions for K-12 th grade, the Office of Child Development (pre-K), Culver Park and CCUSD’s Adult School:

1)      Expand equity and access to arts learning.
2)      Implement and sustain quality arts learning.
3)   Communicate and advocate for sustainable arts for all.
 
After giving an overview of the plan, six students from CCHS’s AVPA program read The Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning , a status that Moses hopes CCUSD will achieve in the next few months.

Moses closed the presentation by thanking everyon e who has supported arts in CCUSD throughout the years, including funders, nonprofit arts partners, and the 17 full and part-time art teachers, plus the strategic arts planning committee who has worked on this plan for the last two years.
 
“We’re all in this together,” she concluded, and introduced the cast of CCMS’s High School Musical, Jr. who closed the presentation by performing a number with the same name. Later in the meeting, the five-member Board of Education formally adopted the plan with a unanimous vote. A summary of the Strategic Arts Plan is available here in English, here in Spanish, and the full plan is available here .
Get Ready for Walk to School Day
We all need to do our part to reduce traffic at our schools and create safer, healthier school zones. Be sure to pay attention for the next Walk to School Days at your school. This month's incentive for the students are these groovy mood pencils that change color as you hold them.

So, lace up your sneaks and join the fun! For details of each school's activities, visit: www.ccwalkandroll.com/overview
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