Math relay scheduled for October 21
Math relay scheduled for October 21
Posted on 10/12/2016
Math relay scheduled for October 21

The Seventh Annual Marge Salmon Math Relay will be take place on Friday, October 21 at Sparks Stadium from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The event features students in fifth and sixth grades competing in teams. An obstacle course is set up for students to run, jump through hula hoops, perform jumping jacks, and jump rope. They stop along the way at stations where volunteers present them with math facts. They must answer 10 math facts correctly before continuing to the next station. 

Puyallup elementary schools will participate along with Cascade Christian and Chief Leschi. More than 1,500 students are expected to join the fun. 

As in previous years, the event is coordinated and co-hosted by Puyallup teacher Greg Farias and Director of Instructional Leadership Amanda Kraft.

The event is held in honor of longtime Puyallup teacher Marge Salmon. “Marge showed compassion and dedication to her students and school and was a true role model for all of us,” said Farias. 

Volunteers include staff, parents, and student leaders from Rogers High and Aylen and Kalles junior high schools.

”It is exciting to see former participants of the Math Relay give back by volunteering. The junior high and high school students help turn flash cards and collect times from each team. They also serve as cheerleaders and encourage ALL our student to have fun and work hard. I love seeing these students give back to their community,” said Kraft.

Parents and community members are invited to attend.

Nancy French
frenchnl@puyallup.k12.wa.us