NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 14, 2015 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Walnut Valley teams win 27 medals at math field day
WALNUT, CA— Walnut Valley’s high-scoring mathletes brought home a total of 27 medals during the 2015 Los Angeles County Math Field Day.
“Our teams did a terrific job!” exclaimed Suzanne Middle School math teacher and district coach Amy Erickson.
Overall grade level trophies were awarded to 5th and 7th grade teams during the April 25 competition.
Additional top awards include gold medals -8th grade, double silver medals -7th grade, and silver medals – 6th grade.
The newest entry from Walnut Valley, a 5th grade team, took home gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Math Field Day is an enrichment activity that promotes mathematical reasoning, teamwork and a balanced mathematics curriculum for all students in upper elementary and middle school.
Students, working in teams of four, demonstrate their math knowledge in problem solving, conceptual understanding, and computational/procedural skills.
Congratulations WVUSD students on an outstanding performance!
Ethan Lin – Suzanne, Danny Mansour – Chaparral, Megan Yang - South Pointe, and Timothy Yeh - South Pointe – 8th grade team.
Darren Chen – Suzanne, Tyler Xu – Suzanne, Ryan Lou - South Pointe, and Keshan Sriram – Chaparral – 7th grade team.
Jacob Khuu – Suzanne, Bryan Wang – Suzanne, Warrick He – Chaparral, and Nathan Song - South Pointe – 6th grade team.
Alice Chou – Westhoff, Lina Huang – Westhoff, Zachary Lin – Westhoff, and Deven Tseng – Westhoff – 5th grade team.
Ashley Chan - Quail Summit, Alexandros Kam - Quail Summit, Rachel Lee - Quail Summit, and Alex Wang - Quail Summit – 4th grade team.
Each year, Erickson prepares all Walnut Valley mathletes for the county contest during several practices held at Suzanne.
Additional teachers provided supervision during the field day include Gary Dresser – South Pointe, Sharon Soto and Larry Pinto – Suzanne, and Norma Morales – Quail Summit.
The 8th grade WVUSD math team members Ethan Lin, Danny Mansour, Megan Yang, Timothy Yeh won gold medals at the 2015 L.A. County Math Field Day. Shown with teachers Amy Erickson and Gary Dresser.
The 5th grade WVUSD math team Alice Chou, Lina Huang, Zachary Lin, and Deven Tseng took home gold, silver, and bronze medals at the L.A. County Math Field Day. Shown with teachers Amy Erickson and Larry Pinto.
The 6th grade WVUSD mathletes Jacob Khuu, Bryan Wang, Warrick He, and Nathan Song won silver medals at the 2015 L.A. County Math Field Day.
The 7th grade mathletes Darren Chen, , Tyler Xu, Ryan Lou, and Keshan Sriram won best overall team and double silver medals.