Two IUSD high schools have earned recognition in the 2012 Orange County Academic Decathlon – and one will be advancing to compete at the state level in March. Woodbridge High took third place in Division 1 of the competition and recently found out that it earned the right to compete in Sacramento next month as a wildcard entry, according to Principal Jason Viloria. Northwood High School also turned in a stellar performance, placing second in Division 3.
A pair of Irvine schools made headlines recently on the Orange County Register’s website. For starters, Register reporter Samantha Schaefer previewed Northwood High School's third annual Timberwolf 5K Run/Walk, which will raise money for Northwood's athletics program and Families Forward. You can read that story by clicking here.
Sierra Vista Middle School hosted its first ever "Night at the Museum" on Thursday, Feb. 2, showcasing scores of impressive student projects created for this year’s National History Day competition. There were exhibits, websites, performances, research papers and even documentaries to check out --- all based on historical events and tied to the contest's theme, “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.” Sierra Vista kids have previously won National History Day honors at the county and state levels, and this year’s projects were said to be the best ever.
Way back in November, students from University and Woodbridge high schools put their knowledge of algebra, geometry, calculus, programming and other disciplines to the test in the 14th annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling. But this was no ordinary contest. Organized by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, the über-rigorous competition challenged teams of up to four students to solve one of two real-world conundrums – we’ll tell you more about those in a minute – over the course of 36 consecutive hours.