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El Dorado Middle School students selected to participate in NBA Math Hoops Live event in Alameda


Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / mobile: (760) 705-6919


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El Dorado Middle School students selected to participate in

NBA Math Hoops Live event in Alameda 

El Dorado Middle School is one of only two Bay Area schools invited to participate


WHAT:  Students from El Dorado Middle School have been invited to participate in an NBA Math Hoops Live event in Alameda


WHEN:  Friday, December 2nd, 3:30 p.m.


WHERE:  Ruby Bridges Elementary 

                 351 Jack London Ave

                 Alameda, CA  94501


BACKGROUND:   NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game and mobile app that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and it has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics, in addition to their interpersonal skills, driving them to collaborate more effectively with their peers. NBA Math Hoops began in 2015 through a partnership with the middle school CARES After School Program.


NBA Math Hoops is developed and distributed by Learn Fresh, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in association with NBA Cares. Learn Fresh seeks to eliminate racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps, and ensure that students across the country are engaged in school and have a solid foundation in fundamental skills.


Students who participate in the program can earn points (to earn prizes) by completing Math Hoops "Basketball Skills" worksheets, playing the board game, and by demonstrating Sportsmanship.  El Dorado’s top players for the first semester have been 6th graders Erilyn Amongo and Justin Coleman; 7th graders Timothy Michaels and Marlen Fernandez Hernandez; and 8th graders George Davission and Jade Lopez.


One lucky student will win a pair of tickets to the Warriors game this Saturday night as an incentive for earning points. In addition, El Dorado will be sending 20 students in the after school program to attend NBA Math Hoops Live this Friday afternoon in Alameda. At the event, Warrior players) will be playing the board game on an actual basketball court with the kids. This interactive event is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these students.


Students will be boarding the bus at 1:30 p.m.  The Math Hoops Live event will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Event photos and captions can be made available after the event upon request.  On-site media contacts are Nick Monzi, Chief Operating Officer, Learn Fresh, (PHONE), Chris Clausen, Principal, El Dorado Middle School, (925-682-5700), Eric Rego, CARES Recreation Manager (925-691-0351).


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The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is one of the largest school districts in the state of California, with over 56 school sites and programs serving 150 square miles, including the cities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton; portions of Walnut Creek, Martinez and Pittsburg; and unincorporated areas including Lafayette, Pacheco and Bay Point. The district is among one of the more ethnically-diverse in California, with students and their families representing more than 50 languages and dialects.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.


Posted by: Jonathan Eagan, District Admin, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Published:12/2/16
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