Enrichment

ACADEMIC PENTATHLON

Academic Pentathlon is a five event competition where teams of students showcase their knowledge in the areas of fine arts, literature, math, science, and social science.

 

ATHLETICS

 

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.

BOOK CLUB

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 .

 

COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION

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

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!

 

 

 

HOLOCAUST ART & WRITING

An art and writing contest open to all students.  More information is available here.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

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

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Membership in Lakeside's National Junior Honor Society is a special privilege for students who earn high academic marks, and have a desire to give back to the community. Students who earn a 4.0 for one trimester and all Os and Ss can join the group and participate. The group meets throughout the year to participate in school-wide and community-based projects. Past projects include the following:

 

Scrapbooking for senior citizens

Food drives for local food banks

Relay For Life

Toy drives for children with cancer

Animal shelter blanket-making

Leadership trainings

 

SCIENCE FAIR

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.

 

SPELLING BEE

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.