April 17 * IUSD Spring Parenting Classes begin (link to district info.) April 21 * IPSF PATS order deadline (link to IPSF info.) April 25 * 6th Grade Student Orientation & Parent Info. Night (details coming soon) April 27 * High School Registration @ South Lake from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28 * 8th Grade Panoramic @ 11:30 a.m. May 1 * Minimum Day for students (dismissal at 12: 15 p.m.) May 4 * Minimum Day for students (dismissal at 12: 15 p.m.)
* Open House
May 5 * Late Start (school begins at 9:15 a.m.) May 8 - 19 * CAASPP testing in English and Math classes (see info. below)
* Reminder: Late Starts will be on Wednesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 17 during these two weeks, NOT on Tuesday.
IUSD Summer School 2017
The Irvine Unified School District is excited to offer its annual Summer School program for grades 9-12 at Creekside High School and Woodbridge High School from June 14 to July 26. Please visit IUSD's website with related information by clicking here. Complete the appropriate registration form and bring it with you to any of the registration sites during the appropriate dates and times.
Many South Lake students participate in school enrichment activities and academic competitions. We would like to recognize the following students for their recent accomplishments:
- Sydney A. and Lydia I. for making the state level of competition in the Science Fair.
- Ryan T. and Stephen C. for earning 1st place Division Winner awards in the Astounding Inventions competition.
- Yasmine A., Kylash, C., Zahraa G., Aman G., Olivia H., Mahum K., and Justin T. for placing 2nd or 3rd place in the Astounding Inventions competition.
- Athena C. for reaching the semi-finals in the Vital Link Dream Career Photo competition.
- All students who participated in the South Lake Talent Show. Thank you for taking a risk and putting on an amazing show!
Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert
Congratulations to all South Lake sharks, both choir and orchestra students, who participated in IPSF and IUSD's honors concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on March 16th. A special thanks goes out to our very own Mr. Grenier for coordinating the show backstage.
National History Day Update!
On Saturday, March 11, South Lake sent 19 students to participate in the Orange County Regionals of National History Day. 8th grader Mia S. (pictured bottom left) is a finalist for her website entry and will continue on to the state competition in April! 7th grader Katherine O. received a Judges' Choice award for her website on Rachel Carson for her "Outstanding Understanding of Point of View."
Congratulations to Mia and Katherine and to all of our South Lake participants, pictured bottom right with Mr. Leavey and Mr. Fleming. Thank you, Mr. Leavey, for your continued guidance and support of NHD at South Lake!
Hoops Classic Superstars
South Lake had a total of 40 students playing in the tournament, the most out of all middle schools! Our 8th grade boys took home the championship, while our 7th grade boys team #2 got second place in their bracket. The 7th grade boys team #1 and our girls team played fantastic in both of their games as well. Congratulations to all of our players! Additionally, we wish to thank our volunteer coaches, parents, and Coach Doan for their continued enthusiasm and support.
Pictured from left to right are the 8th grade boys team, the 7th grade boys team #2, and the 7/8 girls team. Way to go sharks!!
CAASPP Testing 2017
Each spring, students in IUSD participate in CAASPP assessments to provide information about their skills in English, mathematics, and science. Given online, the tests are computer-adaptive, allowing for more precise measurement of individual skills.
Based on your student's grade, they may take one or more of the following tests this year: Smarter Balanced Assessments in English and Math, Calforinia Science Test pilot, and the California Alternate Assessments. South Lake will be completing CAASPP testing for ELA and Math from May 8th – May 19th. We will have Late Start on Wednesdays NOT Tuesdays for both weeks.
Assessment results should always be interpreted as one of multiple measures of a student's skills. If you have any questions regarding your child's participation, please contact Mr. Kette. Click here to view the complete letter sent to parents and guardians.