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iLEAD Exploration News & Events

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Monday Message – September 20, 2021

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, iLEAD Exploration would like to recognize Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She was nominated to the Supreme Court by…

2021 Graduation

Monday Message – June 7, 2021

On behalf of iLEAD, we would like to congratulate our graduating class of 2021. You made it through unprecedented times. Your willingness to persevere is a testament to your hard…


Monday Message- May 3, 2021

This month we are celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Please take a look at the links below to learn more: Library of Congress: Asian Pacific Heritage Month  

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Monday Message – April 12, 2021

iLEAD Exploration learners are invited to participate in two upcoming aerospace opportunities. Wednesday, April 14, at 4:00 p.m.: DreamUp to Space Virtual Mission Info Meeting Monday, April 19, at 4:00…

iLEAD Exploration Spring Break 2021

Monday Message – April 5, 2021

Happy spring break! We will be closed Monday, April 5, through Friday, April 9. We look forward to seeing you when classes resume on Monday, April 12. We hope you’ll…

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Monday Message – March 29, 2021

The month of March provides an opportunity for teachers and learners to explore women’s contributions, obstacles, and successes throughout history. For a list of lesson plan resources to continue your…


Monday Message – March 22, 2021

Patsy Mink is a trailblazer! She is a third-generation Japanese-American, who became the first Asian-American woman (and the first woman from an ethnic minority group) to be elected to the…

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Monday Message March 15, 2021

Top of the world to you! During the month of St. Patrick’s Day, Irish-American Heritage Month is celebrated to acknowledge the tremendous role Irish immigrants and their descendants have played…


Monday Message – March 8, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month and this month’s SLO, optimism, let’s take a minute to learn of the accomplishments of Marie Curie. Her optimism seemed to have no bounds!…

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Monday Message – March 1, 2021

March 1 marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. This month is dedicated to the celebration of women’s cultural, historical, and societal contributions. Here is a fun resource for learners…

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Monday Message – February 22, 2021

Celebrate Black History month with virtual experiences hosted by museums and other cultural institutions.

Black History Month

Monday Message- February 1, 2021

February is Black History Month. iLEAD’s complimentary subscription, BrainPOP, offers many topics and resources to learn and explore the contributions, culture, and achievements of black people both this month and…

Happy Winter Break

Monday Message – December 21, 2020

From all of us at iLEAD Exploration, we wish you a wonderful winter break! We hope you’ll take time to rest, make special memories with your families, and do the…


Monday Message – November 23, 2020

As our learners enjoy a well-deserved fall break from November 23 through 27, 2020, we wish you all a restful and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We will return with a full…

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Monday Message – November 9, 2020

Happy Veterans Day! With deep respect and boundless gratitude, we thank you, veterans. Each year, we honor and thank all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces….


Monday Message – November 2, 2020

Daylight Saving Time ended today, November 1, 2020. Did you know that 32 states are considering (or have enacted laws) to end Daylight Saving Time? Until Federal Law changes, though,…


Monday Message – October 19, 2020

Apple Day is a holiday which is celebrated on either October 21 or the weekend closest to October 30 each year. It is a celebration of all things concerning apples…

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Monday Message – October 5, 2020

With the change of a calendar page comes the new monthly School-wide Learner Outcome (SLO): growth mindset. As educators, we encourage our learners tackling new tasks or challenges to have…

Happy Summer Break! (1)

Monday Message – June 8, 2020

iLEAD Exploration learners are officially on summer break! The 2020-21 school year begins on Monday, August 24, and our weekly Monday Messages will resume then. We wish you and your learners a restful break….


Monday Message – May 11, 2020

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and…


Monday Message – March 30, 2020

Dear Families, As we head into another week, we would like to say thank you for the love and encouragement you have brought to others through your homeschooling experience during…

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Monday Message – March 23, 2020

Dear Families, As events continue to unfold regarding the Coronavirus, we know this has been a busy week of transition in your homes. Throughout the week, one mindset that has…

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Monday Message – March 16, 2020

Dear Families, With the decisions of this past week, it has only made us increasingly thankful for the opportunities we get to spend time with our independent study families at…

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Monday Message – March 9, 2020

Dear Families, We’ve explored six of the seven habits and why they’re important to us and our learners at iLEAD, and hopefully by this point you feel more equipped and…


Monday Message – March 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article is one in a series on the pillars of iLEAD’s educational philosophy and approach. Whether in the classroom, the workplace, relationships, or life in general, learning…

Black History Month

Monday Message – February 24, 2020

It’s not too late to celebrate Black History month with your learners! Here are some lessons you might integrate into your learning both now and all year long! K-5 lesson…

Presidents Day

Monday Message – February 17, 2020

Dear iLEAD Exploration Families, In two weeks, we will be sending a brief survey to gain insight into your perception of our school’s effectiveness. We need your feedback in order…


Monday Message – February 10, 2020

Hello, Families! “In the long run, if it isn’t a win for both of us, we both lose. That’s why win-win is the only real alternative in interdependent realities.” — Dr….

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Monday Message – February 3, 2020

Hello, Families! This week, we look at Habit #3: Put First Things First. This habit, which all of us at iLEAD are working to put into practice, is about identifying…

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Monday Message – January 27, 2020

Hello, Families! Please be sure to sign up for iLEAD Exploration’s spring webinars by clicking on the webinar you wish to attend on the flier below.


Monday Message – January 20, 2020

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. This holiday…


Monday Message – January 13, 2020

Happy 2020! We hope everyone had a fun and restful winter break. Each new year, people tend to reflect on habits and set personal goals for the upcoming year. Whether…


Monday Message – December 23, 2019

We wish you and yours a restful winter break December 23 through January 10. Coursework and the Monday Message will resume Monday, January 13. Have a joyous, peace-filled holiday season!


Monday Message – December 2, 2019

“Smooth and clean and frosty white, The world looks good enough to bite. That’s the season to be young – Catching snowflakes on your tongue.” ⁠—Ogden Nash Welcome back! We…


Monday Message – November 25, 2019

As our learners enjoy a well-deserved fall break from November 25 through 29, we wish you all a restful and joyous Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. We will return…

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Monday Message – November 11, 2019

Happy Veterans Day! With respect, honor, and gratitude, we thank you, veterans!


Monday Message – November 4, 2019

We hope everyone remembered to fall back and enjoyed an extra hour of sleep!

picture day

Monday Message – October 21, 2019

Picture Days for the 2019-2020 school year are here! CLICK HERE to review the information and choose a picture day that works best for your family.

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Monday Message – June 3, 2019

Friday, June 7, is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year! We are SO PROUD of each of our learners and the amazing effort they put forth…


Monday Message – April 8, 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…

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Monday Message – April 1, 2019

Backpacks Full of Hope returns to Puerto Rico! Last year, a group of 19 iLEAD learners and chaperones traveled to Puerto Rico over spring break to assist with relief efforts…


Monday Message – March 25, 2019

iLEAD’s first talent show and artisan bazaar was a huge success! We would like to express our deep appreciation to Urban Homeschoolers, one of our amazing vendors, who graciously let us…

Talent Show

Monday Message – March 11, 2019

Come out and support iLEAD performers and artisans at Exploration’s first talent show and artisan bazaar! This event will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in both…


Monday Message – Feb 18, 2019

Happy Presidents’ Day. We hope you enjoy your time off with your families!


Monday Message Jan 21, 2019

On Monday, Jan 21 we celebrate the birthday of a great American hero, Martin Luther King Jr. We honor this civil rights leader on the third Monday in January every…

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Monday Message- Jan 7, 2019

Welcome Back, Families! Thanks to your valuable feedback, we are excited to roll out two Monday Message formats in one email. Families can choose to either scroll down and read…


Monday Message – Dec 10, 2018

Attention all parents of 5th, 7th, and 9th graders! The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for California schools is just around the corner! Learners in grades 5, 7, and 9 will…

Parent university

Monday Message – Dec 3, 2018

Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. for our exciting webinar, Using Homeschooling for Unique High School Opportunities. This webinar will focus on how iLEAD Exploration learners have…

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Monday Message – Nov 26, 2018

Dear Families, We hope you had a restful Thanksgiving break with your family and friends! By way of reminder, we have some important dates coming up: A Parent University roundtable…

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Monday Message- Nov 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on what we are thankful for. “When you express your gratitude, you will bring joy to others’ lives. When others know joy, your life…


Monday Message – Nov 12, 2018

Each year, we honor and thank those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This year, we are observing the holiday on Monday, Nov. 12. If you would…


Monday Message – Nov 5, 2018

We are kicking off the holiday season at the OC Learning Studio with a “Friendsgiving” potluck. We invite you to join other iLEAD Exploration families on Friday, Nov. 9 from 10…


Monday Message- Oct 29, 2018

It’s that “time” again! Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end for 2018! We FALL BACK one hour Sunday, Nov 4, at 2 a.m. Check out this BrainPOP lesson…

OC Studio

Monday Message – Oct 22, 2018

Looking for a fun Halloween activity? On Friday, Oct 26, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., the OC Learning Studio is hosting its annual pumpkin bot challenge. If you would like to…


Monday Message – Oct 15, 2018

If you are new to homeschooling or are considering it as an educational option, we would like to encourage you to join iLEAD facilitators virtually to learn more about Exploration’s…

Picture day

Monday Message- Oct 8, 2018

There will be an Los Angeles picture day on Friday, Oct 26 at Urban Homeschoolers from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Urban Homeschoolers is located at 3852 Edenhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Please sign up here for…


Monday Message- Oct 1, 2018

October is one of the most celebrated months of fall. It is a time to invent, create and express your individuality through pumpkin recipes or carving contests. With Halloween just…


Monday Message Sep 24, 2018

iLEAD Exploration’s independent study program provides families with the freedom to personalize each child’s education. Please follow us on Instagram @ileadexploration and show us what educational opportunities are afforded to your…


Monday Message- Sep 17, 2018

Did you know that this week we are wrapping up learning period one? Your educational facilitators are excited to meet with your learners. We hope you enjoy this time as…

Park Day

Monday Message – Sep 10, 2018

We had a wonderful start to our year! Many learners across the counties gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the year. We are looking forward to our families connecting…

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Monday Message – Sep 3, 2018

Fun Facts About Labor Day The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Between 10,000 and 20,000 workers in New York City gathered together to celebrate union workers. Grover Cleveland…

Welcome Back

Monday Message – Aug 25, 2018

Welcome Back, iLEAD Families! This week’s Monday Message is full of exciting opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year!


Monday Message – June 11, 2018

Happy Graduation, High School Seniors!

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