Corporate sponsors are being sought for a big awards banquet that will recognize the top teachers in the Irvine Unified School District. The 26th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place Friday, May 11 at the Irvine Marriott. Business sponsorships, which range in price from $1,500 to $2,500, secure seats at the event, table signage and an advertisement in this year’s program.
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.