We have remarkable students at South Pasadena Middle School with a variety of talents, not the least of which is Academic Excellence. Students have many opportunities to 'show what they know'. Here are some of their accomplishments.
Congratulations to the SPMS drama students who recently participated in the annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) Middle School Fall Festival. As one of 40 schools represented, SPMS earned several honors and learned about the artistic process of preparation, rehearsal, and performance.
The eighth grade advanced drama class placed in all acting categories:
Our seventh graders also brought home a handful of honorable mention awards for the other categories and represented our school well. As a result of these awards, SPMS won fifth place overall in the awards sweepstakes.
Go Tiger Cubs!
A team of South Pasadena Middle School 7 th graders captured the Sweepstakes trophy at the 23rd annual Mathleague.Org qualifying round for Southern California. The event took place in Irvine on October 14.
The team of Sequoia Ding, Ryan Estanislao, Jay Kim, and Katherine Tam left no doubt of the final outcome, easily defeating their closest competition from Irvine school district. A second team from South Pasadena composed of Yuuto Izumi, Rika Kodama-Sekihara, Victoria Lee, and Devin Shih placed third among fifteen competing teams.
Individually, South Pasadena was equally strong, taking the top seven spots. Ding (1 st ), Kodama-Sekihara (2 nd ), Lee (3 rd ), Kim (4 th ), Estanislao (5 th ), Tam (6 th ), and Izumi (7 th ) dominated the 7 th grade division. In the Countdown Round, Ding defeated the other three top-scoring students of the event, taking home the Champion trophy.
The competition is modeled after the nationally recognized MATHCOUNTS, with Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown Rounds.
South Pasadena now qualifies for the state finals, held in the Silicone Valley in April, 2019.
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South Pasadena Middle School earned the Sweepstakes trophy at the 23 rd annual Mathleague.Org competition in Irvine on October 14. Left to right: Devin Shih, Katherine Tam, Yuuto Izumi, Sequoia Ding, Victoria Lee, Rika Kodama-Sekihara, Jay Kim, and Ryan Estanislao