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Math Kangaroo Winners
Eleven students from South Pasadena ranked in the top 20 for their grade level in the 2015 International Math Kangaroo. The objective of this competition is to encourage children and teenagers to master mathematical and problem solving skills. This year, 21,000 American students participated in the event.
The history of the Kangaroo stretches back to the 1980's when Peter O’Halloran, an Australian mathematician and teacher, began a popular mathematical competition in his country. The test was open to anyone who wanted to participate, and included engaging and thought-provoking questions which stemmed from mathematical areas of knowledge including algebra, geometry, and logic.
In 1991, the Kangaroo spread to Europe and was given this name because of its Australian origin. Very quickly, it spread throughout Europe and America, and presently over 6 million students throughout the world take part.
Following each student’s name is their (state rank/national rank).
Among 2235 6th graders across the nation, South Pasadena Middle School students Aaron Cho (12/13) and Madeleine Yoo (14/16) hopped to the top 20. Sam Clark (2/9), Adam Yang (5/14) and Ian McLane (8/18) were praised by the Kangaroo for their results against more than 1380 7th graders. With 1016 8th graders taking the competition, David Yang (4/6), Kai Dettman (5/7) and Caroline Choi (11/17) scored impressive results.
Our purpose is to inspire, challenge and empower all students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values to become a successful, responsible and caring citizen in a diverse society.
Hey SPMS, the Spring Dance is coming up this Friday on May 6th, so don’t forget to buy your tickets for $6 in the quad! You can also buy your tickets at the door for $7. Make sure you bring your signed
permission slip with you when you purchase your ticket. Bring your ID to the dance.
South Pasadena Middle School will administer the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) beginning on Thursday, May 5th. Testing will occur in Science classes, English classes, and Math classes fromMay 5th through May 27th.
Although only some teachers are administering the test, the testing impacts everyone.
Please take a look at our daily bulletin (to the right) to see the altered daily schedule during CAASPP testing. It is very important that students stay on campus during their testing time. Please try not to schedule appointments where students will be away from their testing classroom. Thank you.
Please mark your calendars for next and final Staff Appreciation Lunch on THURSDAY, May 5th @ 11:30 AM and help us provide a delicious meal to our hard working staff for one last time this school year. We would like to create a big taco bar for the staff to enjoy.
YEARBOOK SALES - June 3 - Cash Only
For families who forgot to purchase a 2016 Yearbook, by the March 18 deadline, please note there will be approximately 100 yearbooks for sale, after school on June 3 in Room 107 - $65 CASH ONLY - first come, first served. A line will form outside of the Oak Street entrance to the school, a sign will be posted.
8th Grade T-shirt/ Sweatshirt - Only a few left...
Hurry up and buy your 8th Grade t-shirt and sweatshirt because supplies are running out! Come to room 113 with cash or a check during homeroom! T- shirts are $15 and sweatshirts are $25, First Come, First Served!
8th Grade Panoramic Pictures - Only a few left
If you haven't purchased your 8th Grade Panoramic 2016 Picture, please see Mrs. Kennedy. There are less than a dozen left for sale. $19 each.
SPMS SCHOOL CALENDAR
Key Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year
First Day of School - Thursday, August 20, 2015
Back to School Night - Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Parent Conference Week - October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Thanksgiving Break - November 23-27, 2015
Winter Break - December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Spring Break - April 4-8, 2016
Last Day of School - Wednesday, June 8, 2016
First Day of School - Thursday, August 18, 2016
South Pasadena Unified School District
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South Pasadena Educational Foundation
For more information on SPEF, upcoming after school classes, summer school classes and so much more, please click on our link.
Congratulations MathMoveU Scholarship Winners
THEY DO THE MATH AND WRITE ABOUT IT
Five students from South Pasadena Middle School were among 150 students nationwide who were awarded scholarships of $1,000 each from Raytheon Company. Raytheon also awarded the middle school mathematics department a $5,000 matching grant.
Demonstrating that it is never too early to start planning for college, eighth grader Adam Yang, and sixth graders Miranda Liu, Ryder Liulin, Connor Wang, and Ethan Xie submitted math-related projects to MathMovesU, an initiative sponsored by Raytheon that is designed to engage middle school students in math and science through their own interests.
Over three thousand projects were submitted for judging and 150 were selected based on creativity, originality, and the use of mathematics. Projects addressed the question, “Math is in the world all around us. Morning, noon, and night – how does math move you or the world around you?”