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Thursday, March 16, 2017
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West Cottonwood School Celebrates Pi Day


Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.


Students and staff at West Cottonwood School celebrated Pi Day as well, on March 14, 2017, which just so happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. The hallways and 5th grade wing were lined with the infinite number of Pi. The celebration began with staff selling a slice of pie during lunch along with a challenge of which student could memorize the most digits of Pi. During the Elective Period students lined up to throw pies at our principal, Mr. Geren, Mr. Fuller, Miss Powers, and Mrs. Schmeck, Mrs. Coonfield, Mrs. Watson, Mrs.Beaupre, and Mr. Swetland.


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