Every year, about half a million students in grades four through 12 take part in National History Day events across the U.S. These young historians produce original websites, papers, documentaries, performances and exhibits, which are showcased at the local, county, state and national levels. The theme this year is “Taking a Stand in History.” The Orange County National History Day competition took place on March 11 at the Orange County Department of Education offices. Continue reading
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IRVINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION CHAIR BETTY CARROLL ANNOUNCES RUN FOR IRVINE UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD
Endorsed by Seven Current and Past School Board Members
IRVINE, CA – Irvine parent, local business owner, and IPSF Chair Betty Carroll announced today that she is running for the Irvine Unified School Board in the upcoming November 2016 General Election.
“I am running for the Irvine Unified School District School Board to fight for our children in the face of reduced state funding and evolving education standards,” said Carroll. “As the parent of two young children in the district, and as a taxpayer, I want our children to receive a world-class education for years to come. We must ensure the continued excellence of our schools, work to reduce student-teacher ratios, maximize tax dollars spent, and retain our high caliber teachers.” Continue reading
STUDENTS INVITED TO BUILD, DANCE, DESIGN AND DISCOVER INTERESTS DURING IRVINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION’S ENRICHMENT DAY
Taking Place on Presidents’ Day, a District-Wide Holiday, IPSF Enrichment Day to Provide Full Day of Engaging and Fun Subjects Not Offered in Regular Classrooms
The Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is offering a full day of over classes for Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) students in grades two through eight during their annual Enrichment Day. This event takes place on Presidents’ Day, a district-wide holiday, and will provide students with a day of engaging and fun subjects that may not be offered in their regular classrooms.
Enrichment Day is also a fundraising activity for teacher grants and all proceeds will go to support the Innovative Teaching Award (ITAP) program. The ITAP program awards grants to select IUSD teachers for innovative teaching approaches and materials, which bring deeper meaning to curriculum and improve the educational experiences of students. Classes offered during Enrichment Day, include LEGO Engineering Jedi Academy, Breakdance, 3D Design & Beginning Animation, Cooking, Video Game Design, Filmmaking, Hand Sewing, Caricature Drawing and more. Continue reading
Do you recognize this man?
Yesterday afternoon he entered the campus of University High School, cut a bike lock, and stole the orange bicycle he’s riding in the photo. High school students captured this picture as he fled the scene.
The suspect is described as male, Caucasian, approximately 30 to 35 years old, 5’9”, medium build, with a goatee and earrings. Continue reading
Longtime Irvine Councilman Larry Agran and his sidekicks Mary Ann Gaido and Melissa Fox tried to fool the voters of Irvine into thinking that the over-development of their community was somehow the fault of the current Irvine City Council majority. Well it didn’t work, in great part because of the brilliant Agran Audit campaign, which gave the people of Irvine access to the OC Great Park audit information which was a stunning indictment of Agran’s wasteful ways.
The Republican majority on the Irvine City Council was bolstered by the addition of conservative Lynn Schott, who turned out to be the top vote-getter on Nov. 4. Councilman Jeff Lalloway also won, in a squeaker, over Fox. The dreadful Agran came in almost last – a spot that was reserved for Evan Chemers, who has now lost badly in two unsuccessful City Council campaigns. Continue reading
General Election, November, 2014:
Irvine City Council
Endorsed Candidate: Steven Choi
Note: Choi has done a fantastic job leading the Irvine City Council majority. The OC Register endorsed Choi again this year, writing that “Under Mr. Choi’s leadership, the council has done much to further long-awaited progress in the city. He has been a responsible steward of the city’s finances and he has begun to fulfill a longstanding promise past mayors and councils have not lived up to: building the Great Park.” Click here to see Choi’s other endorsements, which are significant. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Press Release
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IRVINE, CA (October 7, 2014): At 7:30 a.m. on October 7. Irvine Police Detectives arrested Thomas Kirkpatrick (10-14-62) of Irvine as he returned to the scene of an early morning burglary.
Just before 5:00 a.m. this morning, an Irvine Unified School District security officer investigating suspicious circumstances confronted Kirkpatrick as he exited a classroom on the campus of Canyon View Elementary School. The security officer quickly snapped a photograph of Kirkpatrick who immediately fled, leaving what was believed to be his motorcycle behind. The security officer notified the Irvine Police Department and officers began a search of the area. Continue reading
City of Irvine, Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #06/17/2014
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IRVINE, CA (June 17, 2014): On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Irvine Police Department received information that a high school teacher may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with one of his students. The report came from the victim’s parents who found a string of suspicious text messages between suspect, Michael Granger and the student. Further investigation by the parents into their child’s social media accounts revealed a number of concerning interactions including exchanges indicating there had been a physical contact between them.
Information about the student is not being released. Continue reading
Former Irvine School Board Member Ira Glasky Endorsed by Eight Current and Past Board Members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2014
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IRVINE, CA – Former Irvine School Board Member Ira Glasky has kicked off his campaign to return to the Irvine Unified School Board. With endorsements from current and past board members, including the entire current board, Glasky enters the race as the frontrunner for the seat.
“I am running to rejoin the Board to help keep politics out of education,” Glasky said. “Our elected leaders should be focused on providing the best possible education for our children instead of wasting time and money playing political games.” Continue reading
By: Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer (Photo courtesy of Irvine Unified School District)
Voters in the Irvine Unified School District will face a special election that will be consolidated with the Tuesday, June 3, primary election. This special election will fill a seat on the Irvine School Board for less than six months. The Irvine Unified School District covers most of Irvine and small portions of Tustin.
Irvine School Board Member Gavin Huntley-Fenner resigned effective on November 21, 2013. At that point, the Irvine School Board voted to appoint Ira Glasky to fill the vacancy, with one year remaining on Huntley-Fenner’s term. The next regularly scheduled election for the seat was set for November 4, 2014. Continue reading