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Concord K-5 students are first in online ‘First in Math' program


The top five Grade 3 students in Marcy Grollman's room at Pittsburgh Concord are: (front row from left) Lacey Mangiantini, Andrew Ross, Alexis Latona, Cameron Lipello and Genevieve Martelotti. (back row): Mark Losey, national director for First In Math; Susan M. Barie, principal of Pittsburgh Concord K-5; and, Ms. Grollman, third grade teacher.

Pittsburgh Concord K-5 had an assembly on Monday, May 19, to earn their distinction of number one placement for the “First in Math” online Math program, used by students in Grades 1-5.

Mark Losey and Barbara Asteak from Suntex International presented the Principal Susan M. Barie with a plaque for the school for outstanding math achievement at Concord Elementary.

Lucy Thomas, Concord computer teacher and librarian, was awarded a trophy for spearheading the campaign to encourage students to answer mathematical questions on-line.

The top five players within the school were: Zachary Kulbacki (Grade 2), 4444 stickers; Eric Zaharko (Grade 5), 3757 stickers; Ryan Antkowiak (Grade 2), 3691 stickers; Nathan Kohut (Grade 2), 3629 stickers; and, Sarah Pope (Grade 5), 3444 stickers.

Concord school also had the top two “First in Math” teams in the City of Pittsburgh: Lisa Mahla's Room D-1 and Kevin Concannon's Room D-2 fifth grade classes.

Concord students accomplished this task in Math classrooms, library time, after-school tutoring program, local library, and their home computers.


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