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:
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.
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!
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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
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).
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 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.
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
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:
And Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Orange County Champions at the History Day Awards Ceremony:
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.
Great job to all our Spelling Bee students and special thanks to our coach- Donna Albert!