Milan Middle School celebrates Pi Day

Andrew Eastman, Will Burgess and Lucas Schrader are photographed measuring the circumference of jar lids at the Milan Middle School Pi Day event held on March 14.

Andrea Martin, Devin Dowd, Madelyn Walker and Devin Heinz are photographed participating in the Milan Middle School Pi Day celebration held on Mar. 14. The students are measuring

Sixth-grade students, Dustin Dapprich, Taylor Penhorwood, Olivia Linzell, Caitlin Trout, Mary Taepke and Jacqueline Immekus, at Milan Middle School celebrated Pi Day Mar. 14 with slices of pie.

Jason Gardiner and Harold Gardner stand in front of the chart noting the first 400 digits of pi at the Pi Day celebration held March 14 at Milan Middle School.

Sixth-grade student Cassidy Bowerman shows off the necklace she made while calculating pi to the 400 th digit at the Milan Middle School Pi Day celebration.

A pumpkin pie sporting the symbol for pi was brought to the Milan Middle School Pi Day celebration by sixth-grader Quinn Austin.

Mitchell Seaton, a sixth-grader, enjoys a piece of chocolate pie at the Milan Middle School Pi Day celebration held on Mar. 14.

Milan Middle School sixth-graders celebrated Pi Day on March 14 with fun activities  and pie.  Parent volunteers served more than 60 pies to the students with chocolate pie the definite favorite.

Students traveled from station to station measuring and calculating pi.  Necklaces were made at one station with each bead representing the first 400 digits of pi.  The students know If you divide the circumference, or the distance around a circle, by the diameter you always get exactly the same number.  Pi is 3.14 and as an irrational number cannot be written as a simple fraction and goes to infinity,

The annual event is celebrated by students, staff and volunteers wearing bright red Pi Day inspired T-shirts.  Math teacher Lynne Kochmanski put the annual program together several years ago for the students.