RIPLEY - For six years, the Ripley Central School District has celebrated math during the week of March 14, also referred to as Pi Day.
The annual event again brought cheers to the gym, but this year will more than likely be the last for the event, prompting some tears.
To conclude the week, the fifth annual Math Battle of Classes was held in the gym pitting students in grades seven through 12 against each other in a variety of challenges. Math teachers Lisa Stonefoot and Donna Lauzon started the Math Battle of the Classes in 2009. According to Stonefoot, Math Week was a way to incorporate fun following testing.
"When we originally started it, the three- through eighth-grade tests were in March," she said. "It was always the week after the tests were over and it was the giant hooray ... and let's have a little bit of time to celebrate."