Astounding Inventions

Dear JTMS Parents,

For many years IUSD students have participated in an exciting school program competition called “ASTOUNDING INVENTIONS.” Your child is invited to let his or her imagination go wild to create something new and exciting. You can find more information on and access to all the files needed such as the inventor’s booklet.

Parental involvement is strongly encouraged; however, it is important that the invention ideas, illustrations, and descriptions are your child’s own. The greatest support you can offer is your enthusiastic interest in your child’s own unique ideas. Participation is optional. Please read the rules. The participants need to bring at school their inventions, invention logs and display boards (or video) on January 16, 2018, and they will have an interview with the judges. Winners will have the opportunity to enter the district’s contest on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Irvine Valley College. These winning projects must be set up at IVC on Friday, January 26, 2018. 

Click here to download the JTMS Astounding Inventions Student Packet.

Participation slips (found in the above packet) can be filled out at home and emailed to, or taken to the school and turned into the office. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Please watch the following comprehensive video about Astounding Inventions: