Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day has been observed in many ways, including eating pies, throwing pies and discussing the significance of the number π.
Some schools hold competitions as to which student can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places. To make this celebration fun at SPHS, Mr. Bradner placed a jar of jelly beans on the counter of the office and students have an opportunity to guess the number in the jar. As you can see from the photo, the winner gets a nice prize!