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Saratoga HS does well in USA(J)MO!

posted May 21, 2014, 9:23 AM by PJ Yim

Of the four Saratoga students participated in the 2014 USA (Junior) Mathematical Olympiad, Celine Liang and Sean Shi are invited to participate in the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP).

Approximately fifty of the most promising students from USA are invited for a 3-4 week intensive math program. Immediately following the program some of the participants will be chosen for various international level math competitions.

Special congratulations to Celine Liang, who was named among the winners for the USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad.

USAJMO Top 11 Winners and Honorable Mentions
A group photo on the day of 2014 USA(J)MO
(left to right: Celine Liang, Kristine Zhang, Sean Shi, Keshav Narayan, Mr. Yim)

Redwood shines in 2014 California North State Mathcounts

posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:41 PM by PJ Yim

Redwood Middle School placed 2nd behind The Harker School in California State Mathcounts North by the slimmest margin possible of 0.25.  

Quick re-cap of the Redwood MS performance:
  • Team: 2nd in State
  • Written Round: Catherine Wu 5th place, Aayush Gupta 10th place
  • Countdown Round: Brandon Wang, 4th place
  • Catherin Wu is the top female 7th grader
  • Brandon Wang, Neving Liang, and Howard Tang were the three of the four highest finishing 6th graders

Please offer your congratulations to mathletes from Redwood Middle School that sent the most number of mathletes to the State Mathcounts this year.  They are Nevin Liang (t)Brandon Wang (t)Tiffany Huang (i)Catherine Wu (t)Anthony Ding (t),  Howard Tang (i), and Aayush Gupta (i).

2014 USA(J)MO Qualifiers

posted Apr 15, 2014, 12:44 PM by PJ Yim

Please offer your congratulations to Sean Shi for qualifying for USA Mathematics Olympiad, and Celine Liang, and Kristine Zhang, Keshav Narayan for qualifying for USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad.  

This is Sean's first USAMO qualification after qualifying to USAJMO for two years in a row.  Celine and Kristine are multiple USAJMO qualifier.  Keshave is the lone freshman to qualify for USAJMO.

AIME Practice Sessions

posted Apr 4, 2014, 5:13 PM by Saratoga HS

For the rest of the year, we will be practicing AIME (early preparation for next year's contest). To try to make fewer careless mistakes, we will form groups every Friday and write up proof-like solutions in order to develop our proof-writing skills as well as practice AIME. For those of you who are interested, please email/notify us beforehand so we can place you in a group.

Redwood Math Club Placement Test Changes

posted Apr 2, 2014, 4:39 PM by Saratoga HS   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 1:58 PM ]

SHS Math Club prepares the Redwood Math Club Placement Test every year.  For next year (2014-15), we will modify the format of the Redwood Math Club Placement Test. In addition to the usual short answer questions, we will be adding a small number of free response questions to test student's basic skills in algebra. 

The Placement Test will also be comprised of questions of difficulty similar to that of Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle School, MS  & HS CaML, Regional MandelbrotAMC-8 and -10, and include some questions from AIME.  You can obtain past contests of AMC-8, -10, and AIME from web-site.


posted Mar 25, 2014, 11:45 AM by Saratoga HS

This year, both SCVMA and BMT were held on March 22nd. Congratulations to everyone who placed!

Here is a summary of the SCVMA results:

Open (Precalc):
Alex Li 4th
Keshav 11th

Faisal 6th
Michael 9th
Raj 12th

Celine 4th

High School Leap Frog:
Priyanka & Kevin 4th

Middle School Leap Frog:
Andrew & Lillian 2nd

Alg 2:
Divya 5th
Bala 8th

Alg 1:
Alexandra 2nd
Joseph 9th
Elaine 12th

Hannah 1st
Caitlyn 5th
Gordon 15th

Middle School Team:
Redwood 2nd

...and the BMT results:

Individual Round:
Sean 1st

Discrete Focus Round:
Edgar 4th

Saratoga placed 5th place overall as a team at BMT. 

Good job to everyone who participated!

2015 Saratoga HS Math Club Officers

posted Mar 15, 2014, 10:09 AM by PJ Yim

Congratulations.  2015 Math Club Officers are Kevin Chiang (Liaison), Sean Shi (Contest Master), Kristine Zhang (Contest Logistics), Celine Liang (secretary/treasury).

Good News for Google+ users...

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:47 PM by PJ Yim

We have been use FB Group for Saratoga HS to communicate.  But, I have recently added Google+ as an alternative to FB Group.  I have definitively dropped using Google Groups.   Through Google+ Community, I will be sending out periodic reminders regarding different on-campus contests and other issues regarding Saratoga HS Math Club and Redwood MS Math Club.  Please click the link to join.

For major announcements, such as AMC test results, I will make announcements on both this web-site as well as Google+ (not Google+ Community) using account.  Please add to your Google + circle, if you wish to be notified right away.

2014 Qualifier by AMC-B for Saratoga Schools

posted Feb 28, 2014, 6:04 PM by PJ Yim   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 9:16 AM ]

Total of forty students from Saratoga Schools qualified for AIME.  27 qualifiers are from Saratoga HS and 13 qualifiers are from Redwood MS. 

By way of AMC-B, there are total of 22 AIME qualifiers from Saratoga Schools.  Of the 22 AIME qualifiers, fifteen students are from Saratoga HS and seven students are from Redwood MS.  Here's the detail from AMC-A test.

Here is the break-down of AMC-B.


AMC 12 Student Honors and Team Members
Sean Shi 132, Kevin Chiang 112.5, Edgar Chen 111
AMC 12 School Team Score is: 355.50 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

AMC 10 Student Honors and Team Members 
Celine Liang 150, Kristine Zhang 144, Nathan Ney 138 
AMC 10 School Team Score is: 432.00 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

AIME Qualifiers

AMC BLast NameFirst NameAMC B ScoreAMC B Award

W - Winner, T - Team Member, C - Young Student Cert of Achievement, D - Honor Roll of Distinction Pin 
G - Gold Medal, S - Silver Medal, B - Bronze Medal, 
H - Certificate of Distinction, A - AMIE Qualifier


AMC 10 Student Honors and Team Members 
Aayush Gupta 138, Anthony Ding 133.5, Tristan Xiao 129 
AMC 10 School Team Score is: 400.5 Team is defined as the 3 highest scores

Grade LevelLast NameFirst NameAMC B ScoreAMC B Award

W - Winner, T - Team Member, C - Young Student Cert of Achievement, D - Honor Roll of Distinction Pin 
G - Gold Medal, S - Silver Medal, B - Bronze Medal, 
H - Certificate of Distinction, A - AMIE Qualifier

2014 CaML Rd 5 Results...

posted Feb 27, 2014, 11:16 AM by PJ Yim

Saratoga HS result isn't reflected in the link below, but it will be.  Saratoga HS has a perfect team score along with four other high schools in California.

Following students have contributed with perfect scores for round 5.


Kristine Zhang remains the only student in Saratoga HS with a perfect score for the 2013-14 season.  We have one more round to go.

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