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CCMS Girls Varsity Volleyball vs Windward
4:30pm @ Front Gym
Cheer the Panthers on to Victory!

Linwood E. Howe Spiritwear Week
Show Off Your Viking Pride!
Elementary School Costume Parades
CCMS Costume Contest @ 11:25am

CCHS College Visit: University of California – Santa Barbara
10:15am @ Multipurpose Room
Come Learn About UCSB!

CCHS Link Crew Popcorn Sale
3:30 to 5pm @ Multipurpose Room
Halloween Town in the MPR for all students.
Link Crew will be selling popcorn to freshmen for $1 and everyone else for $2.
Celebrate Halloween!

CCHS Girls Volleyball CIF Playoffs, Round 1
7pm @Del Goodyear Gym
Come Cheer the #1 seed in the League!

Linwood Howe Student Recognition Assemblies @ 9am
Celebrating Success!

CCHS Cross Country Finals vs El Segundo
12:30pm @ Kenneth Hahn State Park
Support the Centaurs!

CCHS Parent/Student Competitive College Admissions Workshop
6pm @ Multipurpose Room
Get tips on Applying to Selective Colleges and Universities

CCMS FIYA Flag Football
4pm @ Grass Athletic Field

El Marino Movie Night @ 6:30pm
Family fun for All!

CCHS Varsity Football vs Beverly Hills - Senior Night
7pm @ Helms Field
Let's Honor our Seniors and Cheer the Centaurs to Victory!

La Ballona Fall Festival
Come out for fun, food and games!

CCMS Eighth-Grade Formal @ 5pm

  For A Complete List Of Events At Your Child's School, Please Visit Our DISTRICT CALENDAR And Filter For Your Desired Campus.

Special Board of Education Workshop
The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, at the CCUSD District Boardroom to discuss air conditioning projects on CCUSD campuses.

The Board will also take public input regarding the District’s on-going superintendent search. This is the community’s opportunity to express its priorities and the qualities it hopes to see in potential superintendent candidates. Mark your calendar and join us!
Board Recognizes Citizenship Award Winners

T he CCUSD Board of Education honored October Citizenship Awatd winners from around the district at its last board meeting.

Congratulations to the following students (pictured with CCUSD Board members from left): CCHS: David Dumas; CCMS: Kennedy Wilson; El Rincon: Aiden Barajas; Farragut: Autumn Jessee; Linwood E. Howe: Marissa Rodriguez; and CPHS: Ryan Pongos. Not pictured: La Ballona: Guillermo Lopez and El Marino: Sophie Hackman.

The American Citizenship Award Program is designed to recognize the students who consistently exhibit the kinds of behavior we want to see displayed in our schools and in our communities. Examples of this behavior include:

  • Participating in school and/or community service.
  • Showing a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and community.
  • Displaying an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility.
  • Possessing strength of character and the courage to do what is right.
  • Promoting citizenship with school or community through other activities.
GRAMMY Museum Honors CCHS Music Program
On Monday, October 23, the Culver City High School Music Program was recognized as one of four schools in Los Angeles who have received a grant from the GRAMMY Museum and Chuck Lorre Family Foundation. The grant of $22,500 will be given over three years and will support the many teaching artists who work with the music students in AVPA, as well as field trips for students to attend events and festivals.
“We are honored to receive this special recognition by the Grammy Foundation,” said Dr. Tony Spano, Culver City High School music teacher and AVPA Creative Director of Music and AVPA Co-Executive Director. “In order to provide the opportunities our students deserve, it takes a variety of support – from grants, fundraising, and donations. It takes the school, District, Culver City Education Foundation, and partnerships to help us sustain an active music program. With this grant, we can continue to be an innovative and challenging arts education program.”
Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipients received a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award is made possible through the generous support of the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation and the Ford Motor Company Fund.
The Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award will give $5,000 per year for three years to the Culver City High School music program to support the professional teaching artists who work with the music students in the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. An additional $2,500 per year for three years will be available for field trips, festivals, and other needs of the program.
GRAMMY Museum Executive Director, Scott Goldman; TV Producer and Musician, Chuck Lorre; CCHS AVPA Music Director, Dr. Tony Spano; CCUSD Board of Education President, Kathy Paspalis; and CCHS Principal, Dr. Lisa Cooper.
CCHS AVPA Music Director, Dr. Tony Spano.
Congratulations to the CCHS Girls Volleyball
Congratulations to the CCHS Girls Volleyball program. All three levels swept Beverly Hills and also won the Ocean League Championship.The volleyball program won 68 matches this season and only had 5 losses!

The varsity team, pictured, has notched a 24-1 record and will host a playoff game on October 31 at 7pm .

Come out and cheer on the Centaurs!
Fall DTASC Showcase Set for Tonight
In preparation for the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) Fall 2017 Theater Festival, AVPA Theatre students will be presenting the annual Fall DTASC Showcase, an evening of scenes they will be performing at the DTASC Festival, including a scene from the classic Christopher Durang comedy “Beyond Therapy” and one from the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods!”

The Showcase will be held TONIGHT – Friday, October 27 – in the Studio Theater, room 108.

Shows will be held at 7pm and 8pm, and there is a suggested donation of $5 admission, ($4 with ASB sticker). For tickets and reservations, please click here .

Pictured above: The cast of the Fall 2017 DTASC musical scene.
Celebrating Red Ribbon Week ...
Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon campaign has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Children throughout CCUSD, including CCMS and El Marino Language School, joined students across the nation in fun and educational activities designed encourage students to avoid drugs.
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