Academic Pentathlon is a five event competition where teams of students showcase their knowledge in the areas of fine arts, literature, math, science, and social science.


UPDATE 11/8- 2020-2021 Theme: COLD WAR


  • Train your brain and expand your knowledge in FINE ARTS, LITERATURE, MATH, SCIENCE, and SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Build lasting friendships through teamwork and competition
  • Develop real world skills
  • Match your wits and intellect against other Orange County schools
  • Open to both 7th and 8th graders.





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 .



Welcome to ACEs! Here you will find all the handouts needed to complete your ACEs. Please print out the ACEs handout (choose correct handout for your grade level). Once you do that, you can decide which activities you would like to complete. Be sure to complete activities only for your grade level! Copies are also available in the Media Center. See Mrs. Barro or Mrs. Villalobos if you have any questions!


ACEs Checklist

12 Tips for Getting Into College

A-G Requirements 

Career Pathways

College Pennant

Community Service

Design Your Roadmap

Know How 2 Go

Middle-Skill Jobs

My Future

Smart Goals

Virtual Tour: Admissions 

Virtual Tour: Financial Aid

Who Do You Want to Be



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!





An art and writing contest open to all students.  More information is available here.


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


Membership in Lakeside's National Junior Honor Society is a special privilege for students who earn high academic marks, and have a desire to give back to the community. Students who earn a 4.0 for one trimester and all Os and Ss can join the group and participate. The group meets throughout the year to participate in school-wide and community-based projects. Past projects include the following:


Scrapbooking for senior citizens

Food drives for local food banks

Relay For Life

Toy drives for children with cancer

Animal shelter blanket-making

Leadership trainings



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.



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.

UPDATE 11/8- This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow us to host a school vocabulary bee program online.


In place of our traditional spelling bee program, we will hold an online vocabulary test from the spelling bee word list.


The first step to spelling bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform by visiting https://online-test.spellingbee.com. Registration must be completed by November 16. We encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXzjpnMijc


Once you have registered, we will be able to assign words to your child.


Because of pandemic restrictions, our school-level competition will be administered via an online test. Your child will complete the competitive online test at school on a Monday in January. More information to come depending upon the number of participants who enroll!


Our school champion will then move on to represent Lakeside in the Orange County Spelling Bee.


The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at online-test.spellingbee.com. Please register at your earliest convenience as we will begin assigning words to students soon. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household.


Please reach out to Mrs. Granado (hilarygranado@iusd.org) or Mrs. Albert (donnaalbert@iusd.org) if you have any questions about our school spelling bee program. We look forward to having your child compete to represent our school!