Ninety seventh- and eighth-grade students from seven of our middle schools, along with teams from Corvallis and Woodburn, competed in the 36th annual Pentagames Middle School Math Contest earlier this month at Straub Middle School.

The Pentagames is organized by volunteer teachers and retired teachers from the Willamette Valley. Straub was one of seven sites across Oregon holding a Pentagames competition on May 3, 2019, and more than 25 volunteers, including 10 Straub AVID 8 students, were on site to facilitate the events on the day of the competition.

A Pentagames team consists of three seventh-grade math students, three eighth-grade math students, and three Algebra/Open math students. Students compete in five events that challenge their mathematics knowledge in a variety of formats, both team and individual. The day concludes with a math relay and awards.

Although many awards were given out during each of the five events, two schools received trophies for achieving the distinction of placing in the top three overall out of the nine schools competing at our site.

  • Straub Middle School won First Place overall
  • Waldo Middle School won Third Place overall

Congratulations to Waldo and Straub for placing in the top three overall in this year’s Pentagames competition. And to the eighth-graders from both school, we hope to see you compete with your high schools next year at the Chemeketa Regional High School Math Contest!