The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) and Irvine Valley College (IVC) are excited to share the IUSD/IVC Summer College program this summer at IVC, from June 22 through July 31. IUSD has collaborated with IVC to create a set of summer school courses for early college efforts. Current IUSD students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the exclusive opportunity to enroll in four different courses that are CSU- and UC-transferable general education classes. Deadlines are fast approaching and classes are filling up.
Westpark Elementary just wrapped up their spring musical production of Peter Pan, Jr. The school’s multipurpose room was transformed into a Never Neverland full of lighted fairies gliding across the stage, dancing mermaids, chanting Indians, followed by the mischievous Lost Boys, as they were hunted down by a ship full of pirates led by Captain Hook and the antics of his sidekick, Smee. The show opened with Tinker Bell suspended in mid-air as the audience was treated to colorful costumes and sets that transformed from the Darling's nursery into Hook's treacherous pirate ship.
IUSD, joined by Five Point Communities and the City of Irvine, broke ground on Beacon Park School Wednesday, April 1. Set to open in August 2016, the District’s 38th school will serve up to 1,000 K-8 students. This world-class educational center is located in the heart of the Great Park Neighborhoods. Features include 33 classrooms, a design lab, innovation lab, fitness lab, and dedicated music and science classrooms. IUSD Board President Lauren Brooks envisioned the future of the school during her remarks to the capacity audience.
Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Beacon Park School today, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the new school site – 200 Cultivate, Irvine. The ceremony marks the start of construction on Irvine’s 38th school, serving the Great Park Neighborhoods. Beacon Park School (K8) is expected to open in August 2016.
Earlier today, UC Irvine police briefly asked UCI students to shelter in place while they searched for an alleged gunman on campus. Campus officials found the person in question and normal activities have resumed as of 3:15 p.m. There is no threat to the UCI campus or surrounding areas. Please see the Daily Pilot article for more information.
Irvine High brought home first place honors from the Southern California Journalism Education Association state write-offs, an annual competition for student newspaper reporters and yearbook staff. This is the seventh time Irvine High has won sweepstakes – 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 – and now in 2015.
For the third straight year -- and the sixth time since 1999 -- Northwood High School has been selected as a Grammy Signature School by the Grammy Foundation.
This is one of the most prestigious accolades for music education, and in 2015 it's being presented to just 13 schools throughout the country. In addition to the special designation and a custom award, Northwood’s music program will receive $3,500.
In an announcement today from Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources, Eamonn O'Donovan: