In honor of March 14 (3.14.16) we had a “Pi Day Celebration.” The first six digits of pi are 3.14159 which made last year 3.14.15 the pi day of the century and this year the rounded pi day of the century. For our celebration we had students in 5th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade compete in four competitions.
The first competition by grade was a canned food drive. Between the eight grades we were able to donate over 1200 cans to the Meadow Creek Church Food Shelf. They shared with us that our donation will last the food shelf into the middle of the summer. Our second competition was determining who could memorize the most digits of pi. This year’s winner (Wesley Minks – 5th grade) had memorized over 140 digits. We then had a bean bag toss competition and a relay/obstacle race. Each competition earned the grades points. The grade with the most points at the end of the competition had one student’s name pulled out of a hat and that student got to pie one of their teachers. We had a great time celebrating a mathematical term and blessing the local community with our canned goods donation.