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Colorado Math Circle News

As part of Colorado Math Circle, three DCSD students, Shawn Ong of Douglas County High school, Drew Holthaus of Rock Canyon HS, and Aaron Lou of Highlands Ranch HS, participated in the American Regions Mathematics League's annual competition.  This competition brings together the nation's top math students for a weekend of friendly competition. This year the contest involved one hundred forty-five fifteen-member regional teams from around the country.  International teams from China, Philippines, Macao, Turkey, Colombia, and Indonesia have participated in the past.  Shawn Ong competed on the A1 Double Black Team, which placed 28th overall.  Drew Holthaus and Aaron Lou were top scorers for the A2 Blue Team. For information about Colorado Math Circle and ARML click here:

June 9, 2014 | By cmlevesque | Category: Gifted Education

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.