Mathletes the classroom ...
In CDS Middle School, our mathletes and athletes are getting a great workout this winter!
It may not have been publicized on network TV, but CDS hosted the 2019 Olympics … not the Winter or Summer Olympics, but the Metric Olympics for Mrs. Frischman’s and Mrs. Pritko’s Pre-Algebra classes.
The students enthusiastically participated in a variety of events including the straw javelin throw, the cotton ball shot put toss, the paper plate discus hurl, the marble grab, and the sponge squeeze. While the difficulty of these unconventional events surprised students, they had a great time while practicing measuring length, mass, and capacity in metric units. Students converted between metric units and practiced adding decimals, too. The Metric Olympics made practice with the metric system memorable and fun, and we’re proud of all of our Pre-Algebra Mathletes!
Athletes on the court ...
Meantime, in the Ulam Sport, our athletes are filling their afternoon with basketball. We’ve reached the tipping point of the winter season, with a full month of pre-season practices in the rearview and a full slate of games on the upcoming schedule.
All teams will be traveling and hosting all the familiar opponents, such as Falk, Sewickley, Winchester Thurston, and Shady Side Academy. Longtime CDS basketball Coach Amy Blackmond returns with Howard Valinsky for the Girls teams, and we welcome Coach David Thyberg for the Boys Varsity and Coach Joe Paul for the Boys JV team.
The fan turnout out to our games so far has been fantastic. The kids love playing in front of a crowd, and the cheering support adds even more excitement to the atmosphere on game days. Participation is at an all-time high, and we’re pleased to see our home court full of family and friends after school each day. Make sure to come out and catch some of the contests and cheer on your Lions. We’ll see you in the Ulam Sport!