Monday message 04.08.2019


Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school learners have participated! Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. For information on how to participate in the 2019 art competition, please visit here! Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Additionally, if your learner is from the 25th Congressional District and submits (instructions can be found on Rep. Katie Hill’s website here), please let iLEAD’s Arts Coordinator know by emailing:


Learner Spotlight: The Huang Family

Meet the multi-talented Huangs! Logan (grade 6) and Delphine (grade 5) are quite the impressive duo! Whether it be martial arts, speaking French fluently, learning Mandarin, playing piano or practicing Wushu (a type of Kung Fu), these two have a…


2019 PBS Kids Writers Contest

Calling all learners in Kindergarten through 3rd grade! PBS SoCal is hosting a writer’s contest, and YOU are invited to participate! Enter your story or poem to win prizes and have your work published online! Each entry must be an…

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OC Fair’s Imaginology

Set a course for full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, April 12-14, where science, technology, engineering, art, and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways. Friday, April 12: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13:…

Educator University: Writing & Thinking Maps Webinar

Mark your calendars! Our Writing and Thinking Maps webinar is coming up on April 25 at 7 pm!

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Water Lantern Festival: Ontario, CA

Water Lantern Festival is an incredible experience where families, friends, and strangers celebrate life together. Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. The festival takes…


Countdown to iLEAD Student Aerospace Project Winners Announcement

All of us familiar with aerospace projects know that sometimes things do not go exactly as planned and launches get rescheduled. We have a parallel “slip” situation in an anticipated four-day delay in the announcement of our final three winners…

College Corner

College Corner – April

As always, we want you to be informed of important upcoming events. Make sure you put these on your calendar! Upcoming College Fairs These are great opportunities for you to learn about your options! Colleges That Change Lives College Fair…


Obtaining a Work Permit

Is your learner planning on working this summer? Depending on the age of your student, a work permit may be required by the employer. A work permit is a legal document that allows a student to hold a job. Work…

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