IUSD Science Fair

Many IUSD schools host an annual Career Day in which local professionals volunteer their time to explain their careers to students. The idea is to expose students early to different careers and what they need to do in order to prepare for them.

IUSD Spelling Bee

The annual district-wide Spelling Bee marks the culmination of school-level spell-offs. Students study spelling words for months in the hopes of taking home a 1st – 3rd place trophy from the district-level competition. Additionally, winners of the 4th-6th grade spell-offs go on to compete in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee, which was reinstituted by the County in 2006 thanks to IUSD’s efforts. From there, top spellers go on to compete at the state level.

Peer Mediators / Peace Builders

Students learn to maintain a peaceful and positive school environment through the Peer Mediators and Peace Builders programs. In Peer Mediators (grades 3-12), students are trained to mediate student disputes using communication and problem solving skills. Peace Builders (grades K-12) learn to create a peaceful learning environment at their schools based upon respectful concepts, language, behavior, and activities.

Read Across America celebrations

Every year on March 2nd, IUSD joins schools throughout the nation for Read Across America, an annual event that celebrates reading while honoring the popular children’s book author, Dr. Seuss. Volunteer readers wearing the Cat in the Hat’s signature striped hats visit Inglewood classrooms to read aloud to children. To participate, please sign up early with your school. Male role models—dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and friends—are specially requested for this fun event!

  • Essay Contests
  • Field Trips
  • Safety Patrol / Student Patrol
  • Red Ribbon Week celebrations

Multicultural Celebrations / Observations

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

In January, students and staff from all IUSD schools join the City of Inglewood for the annual celebration, ecumenical service, and march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students can participate in annual speech and art contests for cash awards as a part of the program.

Black History Program

In February of 2006, IUSD held its 3rd annual district-wide Black History Program. Each year, students from all schools (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) give a variety of performances to share what they learned during Black History Month in this culminating cultural event.

Cesar Chavez Celebration

In March, students and staff from all IUSD schools join the City of Inglewood for an annual unity march, recognition ceremony, and celebration in honor of the work of Cesar Chavez. A nonviolent union organizer, Chavez campaigned against racial and economic discrimination and succeeded in winning rights and protections for farm workers. Students can participate in annual speech and art contests as a part of the program, with cash awards going to speech contest winners.