Academic Pentathlon is a five-event competition where individuals and teams of students showcase their knowledge in the areas of fine arts, literature, math, science, and social science. In weekly meetings, you will learn to train your brain and expand your knowledge in each of the five subjects, build lasting friendships through teamwork and competition, develop real world skills, and match your wits and intellect against other Orange County middle schools. Academic Pentathlon is open to both 7th and 8th grade students of all GPA levels.




Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Orange County Academic Pentathlon Competition held Saturday, March 19th at University High School:


Simony Jagota - 4th place Math 
Amy Wodsworth - 1st place Language Arts, 
Roman Shulpin - 3rd place Fine Arts, 4th place History 
Diya Khanna - 2nd place Language Arts, 4th place History
Lana Phan - 1st place Fine Arts, 2nd place History
Eli Wilson - 4th place Fine Arts, 3rd place Math, 1st place History, 4th place Science, and 3rd place Overall!
Audrey Huang - 3rd place Language Arts, 1st place Fine Arts, 1st place Math, 2nd place History, 2nd place Science, and 2nd place Overall!!
Marissa Juang - 4th place Language Arts, 1st place Fine Arts, 1st place Math, 1st place History, 1st place Science, and 1st place Overall!!!


The team finished in 2nd place in Super Quiz and 2nd place Overall!!!!


Great job to all our Academic Pentathlon students and special thanks to our coaches - Jon Pang, Danielle Morris, Alma Alexander, Lauren Belcher, and Mike Clark!




Each Irvine middle school participates in annual tournaments for soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, and track and field.  Link to IPSF Tournament of Champions and Irvine Junior Games.


How to Participate in Book Club
Each month you will read one book that fits the challenge on the list for the monthly meeting.
To complete a monthly challenge:
- Find a book that fits the criteria for the month's challenge.
- Read the book.
- Take A.R. Quiz.
- Print out the A.R. Quiz report (or show result) .
- Get monthly challenge item marked off with signature (the student challenge form).
- Attend the monthly book club meeting.
How Do I Become a Book Club Leader or If You Have Any Questions About Book Club?
You can find Mr. Singhi in room 220 or email him at darrylsinghi@iusd.org .



Welcome to ACEs! Here you will find all the handouts needed to complete your ACEs. Please print out the ACEs handout (choose correct handout for your grade level). Once you do that, you can decide which activities you would like to complete. Be sure to complete activities only for your grade level! Copies are also available in the Media Center. See Mrs. Barro or Mrs. Villalobos if you have any questions!


ACEs Checklist

12 Tips for Getting Into College

A-G Requirements 

Career Pathways

College Pennant

Community Service

Design Your Roadmap

Know How 2 Go

Middle-Skill Jobs

My Future

Smart Goals

Virtual Tour: Admissions 

Virtual Tour: Financial Aid

Who Do You Want to Be



Green Team is a club led by students that meets regularly to promote environmental awareness in the community and on campus. Green Team built and maintains a school garden, which was expanded with the help of IUSD's own maintenance crew and the Middle School Program, hosted by the city! Additional projects include increasing recycling effort on campus and gathering compostable waste to nourish our garden. See how we've grown!





Interested in history, art or writing? Join us in representing Lakeside Middle School in Chapman University’s 24th annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.  This year’s theme is “The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive.”  


As a participant, you will learn about the the Holocaust through historical research, a museum tour and listening to first hand testimonials of Holocaust survivors and rescuers.  You will then have the privilege to carry on a survivor or rescuer’s message through your own writing (poetry or prose) or art (film, painting/drawing, or photography).  Top Lakeside writers and artists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony held at Chapman University in March.


If you are interested in learning more about this unique and powerful opportunity, attend our Informational Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 21st during tutorial in Media Center.  Sign up through the Flex Time App.


For any questions, please see Ms. Hayungs (room 208).


Manga Appreciation

manga club


Mariners for change

Mariners for Change is a new club at Lakeside that encourages students to explore and find ways to create positive change on their campus, in their communities, and/or globally. The club touches on charity, fundraising, and community service opportunities for students. Students will also collaborate in teams to develop ideas for positive change and will build skills needed to gain sponsorship and support from others to raise money for organizations they are passionate about. 

Math counts

Math Counts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. Students meet each week to complete problems that challenge their mathematical ability. Competition season starts in February, but you don't need to compete in order to join the club. 


Student led and teacher guided projects that are entered in a National History Day Competition.


Great job to the following students for representing Lakeside at the Orange County History Day Competition:



Peyton Hui
Ashley Lang
Ria Eguchi 
Shandi Chen
Audrey Huang
Marissa Huang
Seline Cheung
Lily Jang
Ankur Parikh
Yuna Noh
Kristen Wyn
Nash Wu
Alexander Miller



And Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Orange County Champions at the History Day Awards Ceremony:


Nash Wu
Alexander Miller
Audrey Huang
Marissa Huang
Shandi Chan


These students are moving on to represent Orange County at the California State History Day Competition in Sacramento! 


Great job to all our History Day students and special thanks to our coaches - Mike Clark, Daryl Singhi, and Jon Pang!




Sponsored by Irvine Public Schools Foundations in partnership with Broadcom Foundation, the IUSD Science Fair gives students the opportunity to submit their science project for judging. Community volunteers judge projects and interview students, reviewing the exhibit and the project notebook. Students range from Grades 6 - 12 with either a Life, Physical, Earth and Space, Environmental, or Engineering project category.


A huge congratulations to Audrey Huang and Marissa Huang for winning 1st place in the Junior Division of Behavioral Sciences at The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair! Their science fair project: Identifying Asian Hate on Twitter with Machine, will be moving onto to the state level competition.


Also a big congratulations to Kelly Wang and Tara Pham for placing 2nd in the Junior Division of Applied Mechanics/Structures & Mechanisms/Manufacturing at The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair! They also earned a special award from the Raytheon Asia Pacific Association for their project on Humidity's Effect on the Pitch of a String Instrument. 


Great job to all our Science Fair students and special thanks to our coach - Kelly Orosz!


The Orange County Spelling Bee provides students with an opportunity to improve their spelling abilities, increase their vocabularies, and develop proper English usage. These important skills support success in school and help prepare students for college and careers.  This countywide spelling competition for students in grades six through eight is coordinated by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) in partnership with the Orange County Register. The champion of our local competition will have the opportunity to represent Orange County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.



1st place champ: Dylan Sanchez - 7th grade 
2nd place: Lois Xu - 7th grade 
3rd place: Benita Badrizadeh - 7th grade
4th place: Isabella Sodorff - 8th grade 
5th place: Nivedha Pandian - 7th grade 


Great job to all our Spelling Bee students and special thanks to our coach- Donna Albert!