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President’s message to school kids

Here are the text and video of President Obama’s address to school kids this year.  I’m happy IUSD sent a note to school principals encouraging them to show the message to their classes, but will wait to hear from students in my neighborhood about whether or not they saw it. “Hello Philadelphia! It’s wonderful to…

Scenes from the IPSF Gala

Tonight’s sold out Irvine Public Schools Foundation Gala was the place to see and be seen in Irvine this Friday night and attracted a big crowd to honor some of the best and brightest to graduate from Irvine’s schools.  And yes, Rep. John Campbell did come to the event and more than one guest grumbled about a…

IPSF Gala is Tonight; Is John Campbell coming?

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation Gala will take place tonight at Kia’s Headquarters in Irvine. The Gala is a fundraiser for IUSD schools and will honor some of the best and brightest graduates as IPSF raises money to offset an estimated $22 million deficit that is causing furloughs and parents like me, who value education, more…

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…

In Support of Irvine’s Measure R

We received this essay from Gavin Huntley-Fenner, an IUSD Trustee and a deserving public servent up for re-election in Irvine, on Measure R on the ballot for city voters seeking to help fund Irvine’s excellent schools. *** By Gavin Huntley-Fenner Consider the following Irvine schools are a primary reason people move to the city.  The…

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…