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Middle and High School Leadership Meeting

All sixth through 12th grade learners are welcome to join our iLEAD Leadership Team. Our next meeting is Friday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. The leadership team is working on…

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Physical Fitness Testing

It’s time for our annual physical fitness testing! The physical fitness test for California schools is called the FITNESSGRAM®. Only learners in grades 5, 7 and 9 will be participating…

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MAP Testing

iLEAD’s spring session for MAP Growth testing is available now until the end of school year. This past fall, families loved the convenience of being able to test from their…

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Six Summer Ideas for High School Learners

If you’re looking for engaging activities to keep your high school learner involved this summer (including the pros and cons of each option), PrepScholar’s blog has some great ideas that include: 1….

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Help iLEAD Learners Give Back!

This year during spring break a group of iLEAD learners from three entities will be working together to help the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to…

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More than 400 Attend iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo

Over 400 iLEAD learners and family members, along with their facilitators, gathered at College of the Canyons for our first iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo to celebrate DreamUp to Space…

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Parent University #3

Hello, Families! We are excited to offer our third Parent University in a webinar format on Tuesday, March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you missed the first two…

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Learner Spotlight: The Schmitt Family

Meet the Schmitt family! Audra (5th grade) and Jude (3rd grade) might just have more life experience under their belts than your average adult! They are world travelers, bilingual, and…

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Learner Spotlight: Mataeo Mingo

Mataeo Mingo is in the the eighth grade. This is his first year with iLEAD Exploration and he is loving it! So far, iLEAD Online science classes are his favorite….

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Physical Fitness Testing

It’s time for our annual physical fitness testing! The physical fitness test for California schools is called the FITNESSGRAM®. Only learners in grades 5, 7 and 9 will be participating…

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IN-N-OUT BURGER Field Trip in Rancho Santa Margarita

Quality You Can Taste. On Feb. 26, a group of iLEAD Exploration learners learned how this motto is carried out each day at the IN-N-OUT BURGER in Rancho Santa Margarita….

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Discovery Cube Field Trip Review

iLEAD Exploration learners had a wonderful visit to the Discovery Cube! Learners started this field trip with a presentation on predicting forces. Then they were off to explore the museum…

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Stem Park Day

March STEM Park Day

STEM Park Day Leprechaun Traps Learners will be working in groups, partners or individually to design and build a leprechaun trap. Where: Valencia Heritage Park located at 24155 Newhall Ranch…

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Vendor Spotlight: Raffia Music Studio

Raffia Music Studio provides year-round voice, piano, guitar, drums and bass lessons, along with studio recording opportunities and more! Lessons are provided at their fully equipped school in Lomita, California….

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KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for learners in grades TK-12. Each teacher’s guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities, extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes as well…

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Emergency Preparedness at the O.C. Learning Studio

Learners at the O.C. learning studio welcomed Officer Reed and his companion Ready Fox from ReadyOC on Feb. 26. He shared with everyone the importance of emergency preparedness at home…

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A Host of Happenings!

Greetings, Families! This past week, families enjoyed the Parent University No. 2 webinar hosted by Matt Watson and Linda Krystek. Families are learning to parent the “Love and Logic” way,…

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Learner Spotlight: The Matthews Family

The Matthews family consists of four amazing iLEAD Exploration learners. This family loves the freedom that homeschooling allows them. Mom started homeschooling so their family would have the flexibility to…

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OC Learning Studio Open House

The OC Learning Studio will be hosting its first Open House this Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come learn more about the studio and see the learners…

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Brain POP and Brain POP Jr.

Did you know that Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. are part of iLEAD Exploration’s complimentary subscriptions? Brain POP provides engaging games, animated movies and activities in the core subjects…

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Parent University

Activities Abound Across iLEAD

Dear Families, This week’s Monday Message is packed with activities enjoyed by our iLEAD learners. Additionally, next Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. is our second Parent University webinar….

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Learner Spotlight: Nolan Grimes

Last year, Nolan Grimes started training at Firestorm Freerunning and Acrobatics, a parkour gym. This is a popular vendor with iLEAD learners who dream of one day competing on America…

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Field Trip to the Getty Villa

Described as “fabulous” by one of the parents, our field trip to the amazing Getty Villa took our learners on a trip back in time as they learned about the…

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