We understand that continual evaluation of programs and assessment of student achievement are vital to the success of our programs. We also understand that diverse teaching techniques, community participation, faculty education, and open communication are equally important.
AEMS Snow Day Song
"Soaring to be the best we can be!"
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Most textbooks however only use 3.14 or 22/7 to calculate the circumference and area of a circle.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits. Akira Haraguchi, a Japanese mentalist, is the man that is recorded to have recited most digits of Pi from memory. It took him 16 hours to recite 100,000 decimal places from memory.
AEMS will be celebrating Pi Day on March 14!! There will be a competition school wide to see who can memorize the most digits of Pi and there will be a winner for each homeroom and then an overall school wide winner!! (see the back side for the first 500 digits!!) There will be other fun activities planned for that day!! It is also Albert Einstein’s birthday!!
News & Reminders!
New Superintendent of Schools Announced
The SAU 46 Board
representing the Merrimack Valley School Board and the Andover
School Board is pleased to announce the selection for the Superintendent
of Schools position presently held by Dr. Michael Martin,who will
retire on June 30, 2014. After a nation-wide search, the committee has
selected the Assistant Superintendent for the Kearsage Regional
School District, Mr. Mark MacLean.