Many kind thanks from Karin Johnson
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parent and community members who donate countless hours of time to make Polaris the wonderful school it is! I am especially grateful to Polaris’ own Sherry Beardshear. For eight years, she has been more than just a parent volunteer. She has been instrumental in making Polaris’ Electives Program a successful and cherished part of our school culture. There is no other program like it and Sherry has been its champion. Thank you Sherry!
Please join the Polaris faculty and staff in the foyer this Friday morning for our staff-hosted volunteer breakfast. (Please see the details below.) There are never enough thank yous during the year for all of the effort and energy that our volunteers provide us. Please stop by and have something to eat, so we can show our gratitude for all that you do to support our staff and students.
Plus – A Huge Congratulations to Polaris’ Marvelous Mathematicians
On April 16, more than 75 4th and 5th Grade Polaris’ students, led by Richard Lloyd and Kris Heilbron, competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. More than 24,000 students representing 1,761 teams across the country took part in this spring’s contest.
Polaris Fourth Grade
Team winners: Ezra Caplan, Claire Fontenot.
National Honor Roll title winners – This title is awarded to approximately the top 10% of participation mathletes: Ezra Caplan, Claire Fontenot, Ryan Hajek.
National Honorable Mentions – This title is awarded to approximately the top 50% of participating mathletes: Maya Allen, Ainsley Alsabih, Claire Arney, Azure Arons, Sam Beardshear, Ethan Berk, Maya Boley, Emily Cha, Maria Cioba, Tyler Crippen, Annie Ferguson, Robert Harris, Margaux Hartgrove, Rayden Hatanaka, Finn Hilty, Lulu Kahn, Charlie Keith, Tristan Kriekels, Kai Leonard, Knox Leonard, Helen Miller, Lucas Nussbaumer, Owen Ooms, Meg Parent, Wyn Parney, Jack Pflugh, Sam Pflugh, Milo Robertson, Gwen Sabol, Kate Strong, Elin Windhoff, Bowden Widmann, Rohan Young, Cole Younoszai.
Polaris Fifth Grade
Team winners: Audrey Combs, Anjali Junta, Victor Nardi, Nash Nicholas, Jacob Wallace, Dylan Wigglesworth.
National Honor Roll title winners – This title is awarded to approximately the top 10% of participating mathletes: Audrey Combs, Anjali Junta, Victor Nardi, Nash Nicholas, Jacob Wallace, Dylan Wigglesworth.
National Honorable Mentions – This title is awarded to approximately the top 50% of participating mathletes: David Anderson, Jahan Anderson, Tamsen Bohlen, Emma Carey, Mattie Carmody, Thomas Flint, Harrison Getches, Malia Heien, Abbot Howe, Cecelia Konrad, Jack Kriekels, Anand Miranda, Erin Nagel, Hannah Priddy, Clarise Reichley, T.J. Rohwer, Jaxson Sharpe, David Shinbein, Kailey Sieja, Lana Smith, Gavyn Stiles, Evan Stubbs, Lazlo Torok, Molly Walvoord, Alex William.
Congratulations to all of our Polaris participants. The contest results demonstrate our students’ great problem solving skills and math talents. They also show that our students can rise to the occasion and meet challenges head-on. More detailed information about the Noetic Learning Math Contest can be found on the Noetic website.
Principal Karin Johnson