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.


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.


How to Participate in Book Club
Each month you will read one book that fits the challenge on the list for the monthly meeting.
To complete a monthly challenge:
- Find a book that fits the criteria for the month's challenge.
- Read the book.
- Take A.R. Quiz.
- Print out the A.R. Quiz report (or show result) .
- Get monthly challenge item marked off with signature (the student challenge form).
- Attend the monthly book club meeting.
How Do I Become a Book Club Leader or If You Have Any Questions About Book Club?
You can find Mr. Singhi in room 220 or email him at darrylsinghi@iusd.org .



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!



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.

Manga Appreciation


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Mariners for change

Mariners for Change is a student-driven 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 support from others to raise money for organizations they are passionate about.

Our first intro meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th during Mrs. Alexander’s tutorial in Room 308. Please make sure to sign up for Tuesday's tutorial.

Math counts

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. 








Student led and teacher guided projects that are entered in a National History Day Competition.








Peer tutoring




Click here to find out how you can become a peer tutor today!








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.


Is your child interested in participating in the Science Fair? It is a great way to gain critical thinking and presentation skills. Students will be able to deep-dive into an area they are curious about by researching and collecting data. Students can learn more about it by taking a look at the Science Fair Student Guide on the Canvas Course which has a suggested timeline and important links. 








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.