Tag Archive for IPSF

Obama to Address Nation’s School Children on Sept 14; will OC Schools display political backbone this time?

I’m still considerably mad at IUSD for last year’s lack of political courage.  My daughter’s elementary school actually aired the recorded address to schoolchildren by the President three times.  My son’s high school didn’t.  Select teachers did show it but my son didn’t have the good fortune to see the President’s address at all. On…

Internships up for Bid during Silent Auction at IPSF Gala

One of the biggest advantages in transition from higher education into the workforce is a good internship.  Through an agreement with several local employers, the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) will offer internships at leading companies up for bid in a Silent Auction with the proceeds going to benefit Irvine students.  The inaugural “Spirit of…

IPSF Gala Tickets Going Fast; Honoring the Best of IUSD Students

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) today announced that ticket sales for the organization’s inaugural gala were selling briskly but corporate sponsorships for the event are still available.  The “Spirit of Excellence” premiere gala event celebrates the achievements of five of the Irvine Unified School District’s (IUSD) alumni while generating vital funds needed to maintain…

One Final Lesson for the Class of 2010

My son Alex graduated from high school last night.  It marked a moment of satisfaction for my wife and I that our choice to live in Irvine upon moving here 13 years ago was a good one.  We came here simply because we believed Irvine offered the best public school system in Orange County.  It…

IPSF Launches Major Fundraiser

It’s widely known that Irvine Unified is one of the best public school districts in the county if not the state. Because the state still classifies Irvine as a “rural” district, the amount of funding per student is well below state average and equaliziation efforts by our elected officials in the State Assembly and State…