NPSD Celebrates 24 Years of Math 24 with District Competition
On the afternoon of May 24, over 100 students representing 10 of the 13 elementary schools, met in the A.M. Kulp Elementary School cafeteria to compete in the annual 24 Math Competition. Each student participated in three rounds of the fast-paced problem-solving game, taking four numbers and mentally developing equations that equal ‘24.’ Parents, friends and siblings watched with great anticipation as students worked through the problems to earn points.
In the end, three students emerged as top scorers. Third place went to Joe Steele of A.M. Kulp Elementary School, second place was awarded to Eshan Jituri of Montgomery Elementary School and first place went to A.M. Kulp Elementary School student Shree Patel. Special thanks go to the teachers, math support assistants and parent/guardian volunteers who proctored the event and run the 24 Clubs in the elementary buildings throughout the year.
Left to Right: Joe Steele, Eshan Jituri, Shree Patel
North Penn Elementary Students Participate in Triathlon
On June 9, 545 students from all 13 of North Penn’s elementary schools participated in the first North Penn IRON Knights Elementary Triathlon. Students in kindergarten through second grades swam 20 yards (1 lap), biked .8 miles and ran .75 miles. Students in grades three and four swam 60 yards (3 laps), biked 3.75 miles and ran 1 mile. Fifth and six grade students swam 100 yards (5 laps), biked 5.75 miles and ran 1.25 miles.
The health and physical education teachers at the elementary schools worked with the registered students all year to provide them with training calendars, nutritional guides, stretching charts and swimming practice so they were prepared for this race.
The event was a tremendous success thanks to the careful planning by Fred Irvin, Scott Crayder and the other elementary school physical education teachers. Children, parents and family members rejoiced as their brave competitors completed the difficult challenges. All 545 competitors provided inspiration to everyone as smiles were plentiful and bright. Amid all the agony and the pain upon crossing the finish line, every single child received a medal, and of course hugs and kisses from their very proud families. The students learned the valuable lesson of hard work and the rewards it can possess as well as the value of including physical fitness into their daily regimen to obtain a healthy, active lifestyle. The NPSD Elementary School Physical Education Department is looking forward to sharing the triathlon with even more students next year as plans are already in the works.