Dear Culver City,

The CCUSD Partnership Leadership Group affirms its support for the May 1st DAY OF ACTION in support of public education.

The American Federation of Teachers, the California Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools and other community groups have organized to support students, schools and school districts as we demonstrate our commitment to public education.

We pledge to support:
  • Great neighborhood schools, not vouchers and privatization
  • Safe schools free from the threat of deportation, bigotry, and hate
  • ALL children and their families regardless of race and ethnicity
  • Communities, not walls

Together, we can protect and improve public education.

The CCUSD Partnership Team,

Dave Mielke, CCFT / Debbie Hamme, ACE Robert Quinn, MACCS / Steve Levin, School Board / Leslie Lockhart, Management / Joshua Arnold, Superintendent 


MONDAY (5/1)
El Marino Jogathon, All Day
The Annual Jogathon Is The School's Top Grossing Fundraiser Every Year.  From It, Tons Of Great Purchases Have Been Made To Support Students!

Community Conversation @ City Hall, 7pm
The Topic Is "Growing Up Intercultural In Culver City:  A Student-Based Conversation On Race And Culture."

AP Testing Takes Place All This Week And Next @ CCHS

For A Complete List Of Test Dates Nationwide, Click HERE.  Good Luck, Centaurs!  These Exams Absolutely Count For College Credit.

Track & Field, Ocean League Finals
Vying For Boys & Girls League Championships, Your Centaurs Play Host To The Most Important Track Meet Of The Year So Far.  See You Out There!

FRIDAY (5/5)
Come Celebrate @ The Culver Studios As We Recognize Our Incredible Staff In CCUSD & Raise Money For All Of Our Students!


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

Congratulations To Our Employees Of The Year!
Please congratulate Cyndi Flowers, Samantha Miller, Sukai Strom, Stacy Thompson, Deb Arancibia, Allison Mont, Rachel Snyder, Carolina Rubalcaba, Linda Germain, Tyla Sawyer, Brian Shedrick, Miguel Salcido, and Becky Stanis for being selected by their peers and colleagues as 2017 Teacher, Classified, and MACCS Employees Of The Year from their respective school sites.  In addition, after a rigorous selection process, the three people who will be representing the entire Culver City Unified School District in this year's county and state Employee Of The Year Competitions are Amelia Harr (Teacher @ CCMS), Catherine Cummings (MACCS Employee @ The District Office), and Bessy Reyna (Food Services Staff @ La Ballona).  Congratulations on this recognition!
Join Our FINANCING EXCELLENCE Committee To Help Maximize The Student Experience In School
As our commitment to excellent schools and educational experiences for children strengthens throughout the community, the need for resources to execute our vision grows as well.  The FINANCING EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE is designed to brainstorm strategies to help Culver City Unified continue to provide unparalleled programming in The 4 A's --- Academics, Athletics, Activities, and The Arts --- above and beyond the State's $7,500/student public funding allocation.  Click HERE to sign up today.
Silver Medals & More On Career Day
Lashinda Demus, American Record Holder for the Women's 400M Hurdles, brought her Silver Medal from London's 2012 Olympic Games to Career Day at Farragut last week.  Along with sharing insights into her career as a professional athlete, Lashinda talked about what it means to represent your country, as well as what's possible when you commit to something, work hard it, and practice, practice, practice.
AVPA Wins California Exemplary Arts Award
Now a California Gold Ribbon Exemplary Arts Program, Culver City High School's AVPA boasts over 20 years of nationally-recognized arts programs lead by visionaries Tony Spano, Christine Hatanaka, Jill Novick, Alexis Reyes, and Julie Carson.  Students at Culver City High School all have access to award-winning Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Film, and Dance offerings that teach creativity, innovation, and life-long collaboration skills.
Immigrant Families Resource Page Now Live
As the community of Culver City continues to provide workshops, resources, and information to families with questions about immigration status, deportation, documentation, and more, the Culver City Unified School District has created an online Immigrant Families Resource Page on our website that will host presentations, links, and other information that may be useful to families with questions.   Drew Sotelo, our Director Of Student & Family Services, manages the page and updates it frequently.
Team Bagel Bytes Is At Nationals!
The members of Team Bagel Bytes are officially rockstars.  Just check them out on their "Stadium Walk" at America's Center in downtown St. Louis as they compete this weekend for a National Championship.  Walking through a tunnel into a stadium of thousands to compete for robotics glory is a feeling like none other.   #CULVERPRIDE
Top 100 Ranking
Culver City's Girls Lacrosse dominated Long Beach Poly and Hamilton High School this week on their way to a pair of 13-4 and 12-4 victories, respectively.  The wins propel the Lady Centaurs into the Top 100, and they're looking forward to closing out the season in the next few weeks.  If you haven't been out to a game yet, hurry up before it's too late!
Backpacks 4 Kids Breaks Fundraising Record
Working closely with the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, volunteers for the Backpacks for Kids program netted more than $7,600 in food, gift card and monetary donations during their weekend food drive last week.  Backpacks 4 Kids is Culver City's signature Whole Child, Whole Community effort in which more than 100 students go home each Friday with backpacks full of food to help feed themselves and their families.  Thanks for the support!
The Arts Start Early In Culver City Schools
The Office Of Child Development's "The Grouchy Ladybug" was a smash hit this week, and brought tons of attention to our pre-school's commitment to the Arts.  3 and 4 year-olds in Culver City Schools learn important social skills when collaborating to put on a play, just the same as our amazing AVPA'ers a few years down the road in high school. 
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