Attention 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students
We are asking all freshman, sophomore, and junior students to participate in a Career Technical Education (CTE) survey. This survey was created by IUSD to gather information about student interest in CTE and Blended Online Learning courses (classes that are mostly online, with an in-person meeting component).
Students, please complete this survey between February 3 and February 10. Students can take the survey on any device, and can either type in the link below, or click on the survey link.
Thank you very much your input!
PTSA Multicultural Spring Festival
PTSA is excited to announce their 3rd Annual Multicultural Spring Festival. Last 2 years, there were about thousand people each time, and was really fun. We wants to use this event to promote and learn about various culture, and have children be proud of their heritage & talents.
Students, parents, and staff are invited to the event.
Food, Games, Performances, Cultural Display, and Vendor booths
Time: Feburary 10, 2017
Place: IHS Practice Gym
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Smart Start Driving Presentation
Smart Start is a safe driving presentation provided by the Irvine Police Department in collaboration with IUSD in an effort to ensure the safety of our students beginning their driving careers. Each of our high schools will require SMART START attendance and participation for students interested in obtaining a school parking permit. For this reason, IUSD administration and the Irvine Police Department have identified various dates, times and locations for the presentation and welcome students from IUSD high schools to attend any session.
Counselor's Newsletter - Fall 2016
The Irvine High School Counseling Department welcomes you to the 2016-17 school year! We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and we are excited to work with your family this upcoming school year! . In an effort to keep students and families informed, we hope that you will find these upcoming events and resources valuable.
Click on the link below to read the fall edition of the Counseling Newsletter.
SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT PROCESS FOR 2ND SEMESTER
Students who do not meet the “Emergency” requirements can submit a request for schedule adjustments on Friday, January 27 by submitting a completed, signed Schedule Adjustment Form to the LIFE CENTER before school, during morning break, or lunch. The Schedule Adjustment forms are available on the bulletin board outside the Upstairs Office.
- LAST DAY TO ADD A CLASS IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th
- LAST DAY TO DROP SOLID BLOCK CLASSES W/O PENALTY IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
- LAST DAY TO DROP ALTERNATING BLOCK CLASSES W/O PENALTY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
All of the “Blue Sheets” that were submitted back to TA have been reviewed, and adjustments made if possible.
The process at the start of the semester is as follows:
- Schedule adjustments will be made for the following reasons:
- missing required core courses (ie US History for Juniors)
- misplacement in course level (ie Spanish 1 vs Spanish 2)
- a course has already been completed
- Seniors only, missing a class needed for graduation
- Two classes scheduled during same period
- Students must first report to their scheduled classes.
- Students should NOT wait in line for a schedule adjustment if just dropping homework lab or adding student assistant. These forms should be left in the baskets in the Student Center.
- PREFERENCE ADJUSTMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
- Schedule adjustments will take place on January 24 and 25 ONLY with a Teacher or Advisor request and signature on a PINK “Ticket to Request an Emergency Schedule Adjustment” form. The forms are available from classroom teachers.
- A parent signature is required to drop a class.
On January 24 and 25 schedule adjustments must be made during an open period or during a class that the adjustment affects, with the teacher’s signature and approval. Students can NOT skip class to request an adjustment. Student who miss class will be marked absent and accrue detentions.
- PE adjustment will be made with the PE class.
- The schedule of classes is full with only a few exceptions. Adjustments of any kind are therefore limited.
Fall Finals Schedule
Wed (1/18) - 1B, 2B
|Final||8:00 - 9:57|
|Break||9:57 - 10:17|
|Passing Per.||10:17 - 10:23|
|Final||10:23 - 12:20|
Friday (1/20) - Teacher Work Day - No Students - Office Closed
Monday (1/23) - Semester Break - No School - Office Closed
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Irvine High School will implement its Hour of Code introduction on Monday, 12/12. Below is information and activities relating to “The Hour of Code”
Information and Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw&feature=youtu.be
Activities for Parent and Students to learn and practice “Code”:
Holiday Spirit Week
Canned Food Drive
Irvine High is holding our annual Canned Food Drive. Bring in canned and non-perishable food items to your Advisement to help support families in need.
December 1 – December 15
All canned goods will be donated to Families Forward
Annual Dodgeball Tournament
It’s Dodgeball time!!
December 5 – December 9, 2016
At lunch in the Practice Gym
Dance presents Kaleidoscope
Please join us for 3 nights of performances featuring Dance Esemble, Dance IV, Dance III, and Jr. Dance. There is something for everyone. Dances include modern, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, character jazz, 9/11 tribute an ITV short, and much, much more.
Tickets are $8 for students/pre-sale & $10 General
For more info, contact Sheryl Sloate at firstname.lastname@example.org
IUSD Annual Survey
Understanding our stakeholders perceptions regarding school climate and home- school-community relations is critical for guiding our continuous improvement efforts and focusing resources through our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to ensure that we serve our students, support our staff, and remain connected to our communities.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete our survey!
Student survey link:
Parent survey link:
Staff survey link:
Survey Introduction by Language
IHS Theater Presents -Brighton Beach Memoirs
Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937 during The Great Depression, this coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager who experiences puberty, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, Kate's sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who come to live there after their father's death.
Buy your tickets now, online or from the box office in advance.
Pre-sale tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for Students, Children & Seniors
Tickets are available at the door for $15 for Adults and $12 for Students, Children & Seniors
Jr. Dance Signups
If you have a child in K-8th who likes to dance, this is the place to be! The Jr. Dance program consists of 7 Monday rehearsals (from 3:30-4:30) where they will learn a dance and get a costume. They then get to perform the dance on the IHS stage during the fall dance concert.
College Planning Envening for Juniors and their Parents
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Irvine High School Theater
Join us for a panel presentation featuring representatives from the following systems: Community College, California State University, University of California, Private and Independent Colleges. Information on the SAT and ACT will also be discussed.
Homeland - A Musical Celebration of Diversity
The members of the Choral Dept. would like to invite you to the fall concert entitled Homeland - A Musical Celebration of Diversity. All of the songs sung by the five choirs have a theme of home or homeland. Students will also be presenting National Anthems and folk songs from their various homelands including, China, England, Canada, South Vietnam, South Korea, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Egypt, India and Japan. Many students are playing traditional instruments while singing and others are wearing traditional garments. This will be a very special and meaning night of music making.
Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 7PM IHS Theater
SENIORS - Buy a ring and get a FREE Cap, Gown and Tassel
Jostens.com has created a special offer for IHS seniors. If you decide to buy a class ring, you will receive a FREE cap, gown and Tassel.
Click on the link below for more information.
MAINLAND LUAU - Homecoming 2016
Join us for Homecoming 2016 - MAINLAND LUAU
At the AV - 16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618
Orange County’s Premier Event Facility
Date: Saturday, October 22 from 7-11pm
Pink-Out Game (IHS vs. Woodbridge) & Tailgate
Outdoor Basketball Courts behind the New Gym
5:00 - 7:00PM
Hang out, have fun
Get some spirit, and support Vaquero Football
Free Admission, but
$ BRING MONEY $
For hot dogs, baked goods, sodas, face-painting, and T-shirts
Games, Activites, Prizes, and more!
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
We are excited to bring this newly revised Rodgers & Hammerstein classic show to life her at Irvine High.
We are holding auditions on Wednesday, Oct. 12 & Thursday, Oct. 13.
On-Line Audition sign-ups are at www.irvinehighdrama.org Come by and check out the magical fairytale experience of Cinderella!
See Mrs. Peterson in the choir room (VM) with questions! : )
IMPORTANT - Information for the Class of 2017
Class of 2017- Please see the attachment for information regarding senior portraits for the Yearbook. Please call South Coast Photography to make your appointment- 949-699-0199. The deadline to take photos to be included in the yearbook is 10/15/16.
PSAT (Preliminary SAT) - Final sign-ups
If you missed sign-ups during roundup, here is your final chance to sign-up to take the PSAT.
Who: Junior, sophomore and freshmen students interested in preparing for college entrance testing
What: PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). The PSAT is an OFFICIAL practice exam for the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, taken for college admission. This test is a junior-level test given once each year on a pre-determined date. The test is 2 hours and 45 minutes long.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:30 – 11:45am (Exact time to be determined)
Plan to arrive at 7:45 am for room assignments (TBD)
How to Sign Up: See Mrs. Codde in the downstairs cashier window before school from 7:30-8am, during break or lunch with cash or a check for $30 made out to Irvine High School.
Deadline to sign-up: Monday, September 26th.
Starting on Monday Sept 12th in the back parking lot, at the beginning of lunch, parking permits will be placed on vehicles. To receive your permit you must have first attended the Smart Start Class, picked up both pieces of paperwork from outside the downstairs security office and paid Mrs. Codde.
Paul will pass out permits in the back lot at the beginning of lunch daily from Monday, Sept 12th until Friday, Sept 30th.
Ticketing will begin the week of Oct 3rd. If you are parked in the lots after Oct 3rd without a permit, you will receive a citation. Once IPD writes the citation it is final, no exceptions.
If you have any questions please see Paul in the downstairs office.
Annual CELDT Testing
Annual CELDT Testing will take place from September 28-30, 2016 and October 11-12, 2016 at Irvine High. Students will receive their individual test times one week prior to their tests directly from our ELD Coordinator. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Financial Aid Night For Seniors - September 28th
Irvine High School, in conjunction with Northwood High School, would like to invite senior families to attend Financial Aid Night. Financial Aid Night will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the Northwood High School Theatre. Please make sure to mark this important event on your calendars. Senior families with students planning on attending any 4-year college or university, community college or vocational school after high school graduation are encouraged to attend. You will learn about different types of financial aid for college and receive information on how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We hope to see you there.
U.S. Service Academy Night
Join us to learn more about the U.S. Service Academies and the Congressional nomination and application process. Academy Representatives will be present to provide information and answer questions.
6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Beckman High School Auditorium
Back to School Night
IHS's Back to School Night is a great opportunity for parents and family members to meet the teachers and staff, and enjoy an evening as part of the Irvine High community. Meals for families who pre-paid at Roundup. and entertainment will be in the Quad from 5:15pm to 5:50pm.
Please head toward your student's Advisement at 6:15pm
Meals (pre-paid) and Entertainment
MANDATORY SENIOR MEETING
Friday, September 16th, 2016 (Late Start Morning)
Irvine High School Theater
All seniors must attend this very important meeting to learn about the senior year timeline, graduation status, using NAVIANCE for post-secondary planning, and the college application process.
For more information, please review our newsletter or contact a counselor
12th Grade "Coffee with the Counselors"
Parents of Senior Students, You are invited to attend the 12th Grade “COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS”
7:15AM - 8:15AM Thursday, September 8th
Where: Irvine High School Staff Lounge
SENIOR parents are invited to have “Coffee with the Counselors” and hear a presentation on what to expect during your student’s senior year. Coffee and light snacks will be served. The areas of ACADEMIC, PERSONAL-SOCIAL, and CAREER will be discussed. We look forward to seeing you there!
Summer Assignments and Activities
FYI: The following is a list of AP and Honors summer assignments, recomended assignments and other summer activities at Irvine High.
AP American Government - Information and Summer Assignment
AP Art History - email MandyTucker@iusd.org for Edmodo pass code
AP Calculus BC- Summer Assignment
AP Computer Science - No Summer Assignments
AP European History - Information and Summer Assignment
AP Language and Composition- Information and Summer Assignment
AP Literature and Composition - Summer Assignment
AP Macroeconomics - Information and Summer Assignment
AP Spanish - Information and Summer Assignments
AP Statistics - No Summer Assignment
AP US History - Infomation and Summer Assignment
Honors American Literature - (Recommended Reading, Not Required) - Edith Hamilton’s Mythology; The Bible - books Genesis, Exodus, and Matthew
Honors British Literature - Summer Assignment
Athletic Camps - Go to www.ihsathletics.org/boosters for camp schedules and coach contacts
Marching Band Camp -
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! The online first day packet is open and is mandatory for all new and returning students. Please go to https://my.iusd.org to complete the process. For instructions on how to complete this process please click on the IHS Roundup Information Letter link below. This process must be completed prior to the start of school.
If your student has not attended their roundup yet, please have them attend our makeup session on Tuesday, August 23rd from 1-3 in our school library.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS @ IHS
Monday August 1st – 11th – Closed
Office reopens for regular hours (7:30am – 4pm) on Friday, August 12th.
IHS FALL ROUNDUP
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! The online first day packet will open on July 18th and is mandatory for all new and returning students. Please go to https://my.iusd.org to complete the process. For instructions on how to complete this process please click on the IHS Roundup Information Letter link below. This process must be completed prior to Roundup.
A-F 9:00 – 9:30
G-L 9:30 - 10:00
M-R 10:00 – 10:30
S-Z 10:30 – 11:30
Important Information About FINAL TRANSCRIPTS for the Class of 2016
If you wish to have a final transcript sent to a college or other destination, you MUST MAKE THIS REQUEST THROUGH www.Parchment.com (also known as Parchment Exchange). Final transcripts will NOT be released via Naviance. When requesting your transcript on www.Parchment.com, please be sure to request NEXT GRADING PERIOD (final transcript). Official final transcripts will be automatically released by June17th for those students who have submitted their request through www.Parchment.com.
Please see Mrs. Natalizio in the Upstairs Office if you have any questions.
Transcript requests submitted via NAVIANCE WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!!
If you have not yet set up a Parchment account, please refer to the detailed instructions at support.parchment.com
Senior Breakfast and Festival - June 6th
Seniors, Don't miss out on the Senior Breakfast and Festival on June 6th @ Irvine High School
Counseling Department Spring Newsletter
Click on the link below to read the spring edition of the Counseling Newsletter.
GRAD NIGHT 2016 - Buy your Grad Night Tickets
Grad Night 2016 is an all-inclusive party exclusively for Graduating seniors of 2016. It will be the last time all the seniors will be together. The night includes all you can eat, all you can drink, all you can play, all night long. Acitvities, prizes, and entertainment will make it a night the seniors will never forget.
Date: June 8, 2015 9:30pm - 5:00am
Buy tickets for $175 by clicking http://www.irvinehsgradnight.com/tickets/
HOMEWORK CLUB - A Resource to Help Students Do Their Best!
Need help in your class? Come to Homework Club to get free tutoring.
Homework Club meets Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm in M6 (Math)
HW Club is also currently looking for more student tutors. Student tutors can earn community service hours and potentially earn $$. See Mrs. Sakallah (M6) to find out more information.
IHS Dance Presents - Oh the Places We'll Go
The Irvine High Dance Department proudly presents its final show of the school year, featuring Dance Ensemble, Dance III, Dance II, Dance I, DADS, and more!!! You're not gonna want to miss it! Tickets are $8 pre-sale, or $8 students and $10 general at the door. See Mrs. Sloate or a dancer for more info, questions, or tickets!
Dates: May 19-21, 2016
Tickets are $8 students/pre-sale and $10 General.
See Sheryl Sloate for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Night in Neverland
Junior-Senior Prom will be held at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. Irvine High School rules are enforced at all school activities. The Dress Code for a formal dance will be strictly enforced. Students who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to go home and change.
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AP Testing Schedule
AP Schedule for this year has been posted. Please refer to this table for your designated AP Exam's times and locations:
Prom Tickets on Sale
IMPORTANT MANDATORY SENIOR SURVEY AND TIMELINE
Each year we ask our senior students to complete a MANDATORY Senior Survey that inquires about college plans, scholarships, and the Counseling Program. This information is used to also obtain information for the Senior Awards Assembly.
- Senior students are able to access the Senior Survey online between 4/25/16 – 5/13/16 at irvinehigh.org. Students must log into their Naviance Account, select About Me, and select the Senior Survey 2016 (on top, left side of page).
- Students will be able to access the survey at home, or at school.
- Students have until Friday, May 13th to complete and submit the survey.
- It is mandatory for all senior students to complete this survey. Students will not be able to pick up their Cap and Gown for graduation if they have not completed and submitted their senior survey.
- IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SCHOLARSHIPS: In order for any scholarship(s) you have received to be announced as part of the Senior Award Assembly, you MUST report them in your senior survey AND provide documentation/verification of the scholarship and award amount to Mrs. Jacobs. Otherwise, your scholarship will not be announced.
TICKET SALES: Only ONE check per transaction, No split payments, No Refunds once ticket is purchased
- April 18th: $70/$75 sales during break & lunch
- April 19th: $70/$75 sales during break and lunch
- April 25 - 27: $80/$85 during break and lunch
- April 28th & April 29th: $95 during break and lunch.
Irvine High School rules are enforced at all school activities. The Dress Code for a formal dance will be strictly enforced. Students who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to go home and change.
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IHS Dance Auditions
Calling all Dancers and prospective Dancers…
Dance Auditions are coming!
Information meeting is April 14 that 3:30 pm in the Dance Room
Dance Clinic: April 19-22 from 4-6pm and Auditions April 23 from 9am-1pm
Pick up a packet from Mrs. Sloate in the Dance Room or from the website.
Email email@example.com with questions.
Ghost' Stories by Mikey Day
IHS Theater Arts presents original comedy world
premiere of Ghosts' Stories by Mikey Day. It's Spoon River Anthology meets Saturday Night Live. Open at April 21th to 23th, 2016 @ 7PM. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AT IrvineHighDrama.org
General Admission @ door: $12
Summer School Registration Information
Summer School will be held at Northwood HS and Woodbridge HS this year, and classes will be in session from June 13th - July 22nd.
Please click on the links below for information regarding the courses offered and registration for Summer School. Course registration begins on April 4th.
Registration Dates and Times - Site Registration times and dates vary
SAVE THE DATE - 8th Grade Family Night April 13th
Do you have an 8th grade student who will be entering Irvine High School in the fall. If so, make sure to attend the IHS 8th grade Family Night with your student on Wednesday, April 13th.
Click on the link below for more information.
Dance III: "Shot in the Dark" Showcase
Come see the Dance III Showcase:
"Shot in the Dark"
March 24th at 7pm
$5 General Seating
Any questions, please see Mrs. Sloate in the dance room
Senior Panoramic Picture Day
Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: 9:30 am
Place: The Football Stadium
Price: $17.00 Laminated $22.00
Checks made out to: South Coast Photographic
NO LATE ORDERS OR PAYMENTS
Community College Fair - March 2nd
Community College Fair
Wednesday, March 2nd in the quad at lunch
Students can come and learn about programs offered by several community colleges. Representatives from the colleges below will be in the quad to answer questions and share information about their college.
Irvine Valley College
Orange Coast College
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
Advanced Placement Exam Registration
Registration for the Advanced Placement exams begins Feb. 8th – March 2nd. Registration consists of completing an AP registration form and turning it in, with payment, to the selling window on campus. The registration forms were distributed to your student(s) AP class, and will be expected to be returned to the selling window (located next to the attendance window) either before school, during break, or during lunch. To register online, visit our IHS Webstore. For more information, click on the link below.
SENIORS-FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE REMINDER
Seniors planning on attending any college (community, UC, CSU, private, trade, etc.) should be filling out their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) right now at fafsa.ed.gov. The deadline to submit your FAFSA online is MARCH 2ND! This application must be filled out and submitted in order to be considered for financial aid for college, including Cal Grants for California colleges!
Winter Formal - "Winter Wonderland" - Saturday, February 27th
Winter Formal will be held at SOKA University from 7pm to 11pm Saturday February 27th.
Dance tickets will be on sale FEB 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 23 for $60 w/ASB & $65 w/o.
And, FEB 24, and 25 for $75 flat. These sales will be held at break and lunch only!
Be sure to have student ID at BOTH the ticket window AND at the dance itself.
Unity Week 2016 Schedule - 2/22-2/26
Mon - Quad Surprise, Tue - Drama Presentation, Wed - RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS @ LUNCH AND Multi-Cultural Potluck @ 6:00pm, Thu - Double Assembly
Fri - Food Faire & Multicultural Showcase
In our highest aim for Unity Week, former Vaquero Andrew Pena once said, "Diversity will always be, but unity is the key." Unity Week has not only championed the value of cultural diversity, but also the truth that - regardless of our personal heritage and the experiences we share, far outnumber those we do not. At its best, Unity Week has been one of the defining elements of Irvine High, fostering a tangibly elevated spirit of acceptace and comradery campus-wide.
FREE TEEN DRIVER SURVIVAL SEMINAR
DATE : THIS Wednesday, February 17th
TIME : 6:30 pm
PLACE : Irvine High School Theater
This Irvine High PTSA sponsored event is FREE.
Parents and students are invited to attend.
Learn how you can help maximize your teen driver's chances to survive the driving environment.
For questions, please contact Tammy Daneman at Tdanemam@gmail.com
Cap, Gown and Announcement Orders
Caps, Gowns and Announcement orders will be taken in your students 12th grade Social Studies class on 1/14 (fall Poli-Econ students) and on 2/1 & 2/2 (spring Poli-Econ and AP Government students) Order forms are available from your social studies teacher or at the Cashier window. They can also be placed online at the Jostens Website:
IHS Performing Arts Presents - HONK! The Musical
HONK! The Musical is a musical telling of the story of the Ugly Ducking.
February. 4 & 5 @ 7PM
February. 6 @ 2PM & 7PM
Tickets are $12 for Students and $14 for adults when purchased in advance at www.irvinehighdrama.org
$15 at the door.
Fall Finals Schedule
Fri(1/15) - 1A, 2A
|Final||8:00 - 9:57|
|Break||9:57 - 10:17|
|Passing Per.||10:17 - 10:23|
|Final||10:23 - 12:20|
Friday 1/22 - Teacher Work Day - No Students
Monday 1/25 - Semester Break - No School - Office Closed
IHS Dance Chipotle Night Fundraiser
Take a break studying for finals and join us for
Thursday, January 14th at the Barranca Chipotle from 5:30-8:30
The Irvine High Dance Department earns 50% of the proceeds!
Fundraiser Flyer (Print then bring w/ you to Chipotle)
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ORIENTATION & ASSESSMENT
Thursday, January 21st
Students must apply for admission
to receive an Irvine Valley College ID#, and have completed the Orientation (either in person or online) in order to attend.
- Students can sign up on the clipboard outside of the upstairs office during the week of January 11th. Students must sign up by Tuesday at Noon in order to test. Students will need to list their name, birthdate, and Irvine Valley College ID# on the clipboard.