Awards and Recognition
Our National MATHCOUNTS Club Program receives
2012 Gold Level Status
Four Years in Row!
Black Pine Circle School is one of 266 schools nationwide to achieve Gold Level Status in the 2012 National MATHCOUNTS CLub Program for the fourth year in a row! The MATHCOUNTS Club Program is a middle school math enrichment program designed to inspire excellence, confidence, and curiosity in U.S. middle school students. Achieving Gold Level Status is an impressive accomplishment requiring hard work and dedication.Twenty-three students in the BPC math club successfully completed math challenges throughout the school year and each of them has solved from 200 to 300 math problems. The math challenges have contained creative problems aligned with the middle school math curriculum and have been designed to promote high order thinking.Finally, all students scored 80% or more on the final math challenge.
Eight Years in Row!
Black Pine Circle School Does It Again (for the 8th Consecutive Year) at Local Math Competition! For the 8th Year in a row, Black Pine Circle School has won first place in the All-Star Mathletes Math Competition at Oakland High School. BPC students were competing among students throughout the Bay Area and we’re thrilled to keep the trophy at home for another year!
Mr. G Rules!
Anatoliy Gulimovskiy teaches 7th and 8th grade Math and coaches Black Pine Circle School’s championship Math Teams. Mr. Gulimovskiy joined the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 1996 and has forty years of experience teaching junior high school Math in the U.S., the Ukraine, and in Zambia, where he was Head of Kambule Secondary School’s Math Department. He has a M.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University, and has completed his requirements for a doctorate. In 2008, Mr. Gulimovskiy was chosen by the Mathematical Association of America as a winner of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Junior High School Mathematics Teaching.