By Brad Choyt for the Valley News (Published in print: Tuesday, May 24, 2016)
“Hey, Dad,” my 9-year-old daughter called out as she presented me with an issue of National Geographic. “Did you know that hibernating Arctic ground squirrels can lower their body temperature below freezing without injuring themselves? It also says they hibernate for seven whole months!”
As you may have heard last week, several of our students in grades 3-6 participated in the Mathleague competition on May 15. Crossroads students did incredibly well, placing first in the state and earning seven of the top ten scores in New Hampshire.
But an even more impressive accomplishment was the fact that Crossroads earned the top score out of nearly 1,000 schools across the country for Mathleague's team competition. And earlier this year, Crossroads had the highest score in New Hampshire for the Mathcounts team competition. While other schools also support their hardworking and talented math students, our math teams needed to collaborate well to earn their impressive scores. Crossroads students have taken advantage of many opportunities to practice and cultivate these skills, both in their classes and during math club on Tuesday afternoons. In these contexts, our math team coaches Alison Gorman, Wayne Chin, and Daryl DeFord deserve enormous credit and thanks for their work as teachers and mentors.
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