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THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...
FRIDAY (5/10)
AVPA Spring Music Concert
7pm @ Robert Frost Auditorium

SATURDAY (5/11)
CCHS Track and Field
CIF Finals
11am @ West L.A. College

Shoes for the Homeless Shoe Processing Event
2pm @ Lot 5 at West L.A. College
More Information Below

CCMS Music in the Parks Festival
@ Knott's Berry Farm
Visit the park to see CCMS Band, Orchestra and Choir
in a musical competition against other schools

MONDAY (5/13)
El Rincon Rocket Restaurant Night
4pm to 8pm @ Chipotle in Downtown Culver City
More Information Below

Linwood E. Howe Facility Master Plan Meeting
6pm @ Linwood Howe Cafetorium
More Information Below

TUESDAY (5/14)
CCHS Softball (21-10) vs. Godinez (24-4)
CIF Semifinals
3:15pm @ CCHS

CCUSD Board of Education Meeting
7pm @ Balkman Council Chambers, Culver City Hall
Agenda Available Here When Posted

WEDNESDAY (5/15)
National Walk to School Day

THURSDAY (5/16)
CCMS Special Needs DAC Hosts
Welcome Potluck for Incoming 6th-grade Families
5:30pm @ CCMS Multipurpose Room
More Information Below

La Ballona Facility Master Plan Meeting
6pm @ Linwood Howe Cafetorium
More Information Below

El Rincon Chorus Spring Concert
6:30pm @ El Rincon

FRIDAY (5/17)
La Ballona Production of Aladdin
7pm @ La Ballona Cafetorium
More Information Below

SATURDAY (5/18)
La Ballona Production of Aladdin
4pm and 6:30pm @ La Ballona Cafetorium
More Information Below

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CCHS Track Stars Head to CIF Finals
Culver City high school’s varsity track and field teams move into the bright lights of the CIF track and field finals Saturday at El Camino College. The Centaurs qualified several individual runners and three relay teams for one of the top high school track and field meets in the nation. The field events start at 11 a.m. and the first running event starts at 12 p.m.

Leading the way for the Centaurs will be senior Kayla Barnes (pictured) and junior Mekhi Evans-Bey. Both runners qualified in two individual sprint races and they will run the last leg on their relay teams. Ayahna Bahati and Alexandria Williams also qualified in the girls 100 and 300-meter hurdles respectively.

For more on the CIF track and field finals, click here.
Centaur Softball Team Squares Off Against Godinez in CIF Semifinals on Tuesday
The Culver City High School softball team continues its quest for a CIF title.

The Centaurs (21-10) defeated Arcadia, 5-1, in the CIF Division IV quarterfinals and earned the right to host Godinez (24-4) in seminfinals at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at CCHS.

The Centaurs placed second behind El Segundo in the Ocean League with a record of 8-2, and have moved steadily through the playoffs, defeating Mary Star of the Sea, Banning and Arcadia.

Let's show up and cheer the team on in its semifinal game at home. GO CENTAURS!
Centaurs Earn Top Lacrosse Honors
At their year-end banquet last week, it was announced that the Culver High School Varsity Lacrosse players had received their due accolades from their opposing coaching staffs.

Thomas Wilcox was named Ocean League Player of the Year. A very accurate shooter, Wilcox scored 59 goals with 13 assists and won 35 ground balls.

Midfielder, Anthony Novo received Most Outstanding Player and Ray Sugiyama earned Defensive Player of the Year. Novo scored 22 goals, had 11 assists and won 30 ground balls. Sugiyama forced 21 turnovers and won 59 ground balls.

For more on the CCHS lacrosse honors, click here .
Music Will Be Filling the Culver City Air Throughout the Month of May
Over the past two weeks, #CulverPride has presented stories about music programs at CCUSD. Earlier this week, the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO), a program partially funded by the Culver City Education Foundation ( CCEF ), held its popular annual Family Jazz Hour for elementary school families. Last weekend, Performances at CCMS completed a successful and critically acclaimed run of the student production The Music Man .
 
And now, spring concerts are popping up all over:
 
CCMS Spring Choir Concert , Tuesday, May 21, 7 pm Robert Frost Auditorium
 
CCUSD’s Elementary Spring Concert , Thursday, May 23, 6 pm 3 rd grade Recorders and 7 pm Band and Orchestra, Robert Frost Auditorium – s tudents from all five elementary schools come together to make music.
 
In addition, AVPA’s Culver City High School music program is in full swing. The program has been preparing for two spring concerts, while also performing at exceptional events in the community.
 
The Culver City HS Concert Band performed at UCLA’s Royce Hall on April 26 as part of the UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational. Eleven high school bands were invited to perform in the historic concert hall. Each school’s 30-minute concert was followed by a clinic to work on ways to improve the ensemble’s technical and musical performance. The Culver City Concert Band worked with Dr. Shelley Axelson from Montclair State University.
 
On May 3, the AVPA Chamber Singers performed with the Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Singing with nearly 1,000 other high school students, the Chamber Singers performed music conducted by Master Chorale director Grant Gershon and world-renowned composer Eric Whitacre.
 
Two AVPA Jazz Combos performed at the Culver City Education Foundation’s Tribute to the Stars reception on May 4, continuing a long tradition of supporting CCEF’s annual gala.
 
And on deck…
 
AVPA Music Showcase: Friday, May 10, 7pm, Robert Frost Auditorium
CCHS String Orchestra, AVPA Chamber Singers, 3 AVPA Jazz Combos, Clarinet Ensemble, and AVPA Orchestra will all participate. Music includes a multi-media performance of Incidental Music to Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt .
 
AVPA Spring Music Concert: Wednesday, May 22, 7pm, Robert Frost Auditorium
CCHS Concert Band, AVPA Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and AVPA Orchestra will all participate. Music includes Gordon Goodwin’s arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for Jazz Ensemble and an electro-acoustic work for Concert Band entitled Lights Out by Alex Shapiro.
 
Every musical concert is free and open to all: CCUSD families, community members, and the public at large. We hope to see you there.
CCMS and El Rincon Earn Honors
for Closing the Achievement Gap
Congratulations to El Rincon Elementary School and Culver Middle School for being named a 2018-2019 Los Angeles County Top Public School for Underserved Students.

Innovate Public Schools recognized both CCUSD schools at an awards reception May 4 at the University of Southern California.

The organization's Top Public Schools for Underserved Students report highlights those schools closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students in Los Angeles County. To qualify, schools must beat the statewide average in one or more factors including math and reading scores, and college eligibility rates, and suspension data.
CCMS Special Needs DAC Hosts Welcome Potluck for Incoming 6th-Grade Families
Save the date: Thursday, May 16 , 5:30pm, MPR (Multipurpose Room) when CCMS Special Needs DAC hosts a Welcome Potluck for incoming 6th-grade families. Assistant Principal Michael Bosler will present on what to expect when making the transition to the Middle School. For questions or additional information, please contact Andrea Parra at aparra@usc.edu.
CCUSD Seeks Members for Its Measure K Citizens' Oversight Committee
The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has established a Citizens’ Oversight Committee as required by the passage of Measure K Parcel Tax and Board Resolution #17/2018-2019 approved on February 12, 2019.

For the initial establishment of the Committee, the District is looking for five (5) Committee members. The application is available at the link below, and applications close on May 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Please complete the form and return as directed on the application. All applicants will be asked to provide their professional resume, together with the application form and any other information they may deem relevant.

The Board of Education will review all applications and resumes and the Citizens’ Oversight Committee representatives will be appointed by the Board of Education on May 28, 2019.

For more information and to fill out an application form, please click here.
La Ballona's Production of Aladdin
Set for May 17 and 18
La Ballona is gearing up for it's upcoming production of Aladdin production. Make sure to mark your calendar for the following performances:

Friday, May 17 at 7 pm.
Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.

All shows are at La Ballona in the cafetorium!

Tickets for sale online:  laballona.ludus.com
$10 adults and $5 children under 12
Shoes for the Homeless Seeks Volunteers
Do your kids need Community Service hours? Or do you just want to give back to the community?

Come volunteer at the next Shoes for the Homeless shoe processing event on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. (You can arrive early at 1:30 p.m. to help set up) in Lot 5 at West LA College. It's only one hour and is a fun way to meet some good local folks while doing something to help the homeless.

If you have shoes to donate, you can bring them that day. If you can't make it, but have shoes to donate, we can arrange a drop-off location or there is a collection bin just inside the front doors at CCHS.

For questions or additional information, please contact Sabrina Pick at sabrina@shoesforthehomeless.net.
CCHS Class of 2019: Where Are They Going?
The Class of 2019, has continued the legacy of being accepted and attending great universities across the country and globally. This trailblazing senior class has been accepted to some of the most highly competitive universities including: Harvard, Yale, Cornell, UCLA, UC Berkeley and many more prestigious institutions. This year our athletes received over 13 full or partial athletic scholarships. As the class of 2019 leaves their unprecedented Centaur spirit, our rising senior class of 2020 is one step behind them with 12 students to date receiving recognition in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program (top 1/3 % nationally. As you can see, undoubtedly, Culver City High School students are sought after and recognized as inspirational role models who exude academic excellence.    

Below is a list of the acceptances for the students of Culver City High School Class of 2019:
Academy of Art University
Air Force (4)
Alabama A & M University
American University (3)
Arizona State University (11)
Army
Azusa Pacific University
Bard College (2)
Becker College
Berklee College of Music (2)
Boise State University
Cal Arts (2)
Cal Poly Pomona (14)
Cal Poly SLO
Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Channel Islands (5)
Cal State Dominguez Hills (7)
Cal State East Bay (3)
Cal State Fullerton (11)
Cal State Long Beach (12)
Cal State Los Angeles (10)
Cal State Monterrey Bay
Cal State Northridge (33)
Cal State San Marcos (6)
California Baptist University (2)
California College of the Arts
California Lutheran University
Chapman University
Chico State (4)
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Clark Atlanta University
Coast Guard
College of the Canyons
College of Wooster
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University (3)
Columbia College Chicago (2)
Concordia University (2)
Cornell University
Culinary Art Institute
Denver University
Dillard University
DePaul University (2)
Dominican University (2)
Drexel University
E.I. School of Professional Makeup
El Camino College (3)
Emerson College (3)
Evergreen State College
FIDM
Fresno State University
Fullerton College
Gap Year (2)
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Gonzaga University
Grambling State University (3)
Grand Canyon College (3)
Guilford College
Harvard University
Hawaii Pacific University
Hawaii University at Manoa
Hofstra University
Holy Names University
Howard University (3)
Humboldt State University
Ithaca College (2)
Johnson and Wales University (3)
Kalamazoo University
Kansas University
Keio University
Keiser University
Knox College
Lawrence University
Lewis and Clark College (7)
Loyola of Chicago (2)
Los Angeles Trade Tech College (4)
Louisiana State University (3)
Loyola Marymount University (15)
Macalester College
Manhattan College
Marines (2)
Mary Baldwin University
McGill University
Middlebury College
Mount Saint Mary’s College
Navy (2)
New York University
Northern Arizona University (2)
Northwestern University (2)
Oberlin College
Ohio University
Oregon Institute of Tech
Oregon State University (2)
Pasadena City College
Pennsylvania State University (6)
Pepperdine University (8)
Portland State University
Prairie View A & M University
Rensselaer Poly Tech Univ
Sacramento State Univ. (9)
Saint Mary’s College of Calif.
San Diego State University (11)
San Francisco State (17)
San Jose State (6)
Santa Monica College (68)
School of the Art Institute Chicago
SCI-Arc
Soka University of America
Sonoma State University (6)
Sophia University
Southern University A & M
Spelman College (2)
St. John’s University (2)
Temple University
Texas A & M University
Texas Southern University (4)
Texas Tech University
Tulane University (3)
Tuskegee University
UC Berkeley (11)
UC Davis (8)
UC Irvine (13)
UC Merced (4)
UC Riverside (9)
UC San Diego (7)
UC Santa Barbara (6)
UC Santa Cruz (23)
UCLA (10)
University of Alabama
University of Arizona (5)
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder (2)
University of Dallas
University of Denver (3)
University of Florida
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (2)
University of Kansas
University of La Verne (2)
University of Las Vegas
University of Maryland College Park
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
University Massachusetts Amherst
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2)
University of New Castle
University of New Mexico (2)
University of Oregon (12)
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound (2)
University of San Francisco 7
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California (3)
University of Utah
University of Washington, Seattle
Vanguard University (2)
Vassar College
Villanova University
Washington State
Wesleyan University
West Los Angeles College Western Washington University (16)
Westmont College (2)
Whittier College (3)
Woodbury University
Yale University
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