Students from Pacific Cascade Middle School participate in the group Rubik’s Cube competition. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Students from Pacific Cascade Middle School participate in the group Rubik’s Cube competition. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Maywood Middle School hosts first district-wide Rubik’s Cube competition

Maywood Middle School hosted more than 60 students from around the Issaquah School District for the first district-wide Rubik’s Cube competition on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Held for elementary and middle school students, the Rubik’s Cube competition was created to give students in the district an opportunity to compete against others in their age bracket and to build clubs around the activity.

Ron Ciraulo, math teacher and Rubik’s Cube club supervisor at Maywood, led the competition on stage on Saturday. Ciraulo said the Maywood club was started in 2014 when some of his students had been sneaking cubes in to class to play with. He saw it as an opportunity to organize the students into using the activity to build the math skills necessary to complete the cubes.

As the club has developed over the years, interest and participation has grown, not just at Maywood but at other schools around the district, like Beaver Lake Middle School.

The district event began with a collaborative segment that tasked students to complete a set of multiple cubes as a group, before moving on to the single competition.

Ciraulo was happy with how the event came together and hopes it will spark more students around the district to get involved and form their own Rubik’s Cube clubs.

In addition to preparing for the state competition, Circaulo said the Maywood club is also planning to hold a school-wide competition in March to drive more interest to the activity.

The event was sponsored by the You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube Program, an education and outreach organization started by the Rubik’s Brand Ltd in 1974.

Maywood students prepare for the Rubik’s Cube competition on Saturday, Oct. 27. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Maywood students prepare for the Rubik’s Cube competition on Saturday, Oct. 27. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

More in Life

Community gathers for annual Day of the Dead celebration

On Nov. 3, communtiy memebrs came out to the Issaquah Latino Club’s annual Day of the Dead event.

Maywood Middle School hosts first district-wide Rubik’s Cube competition

Maywood Middle School hosted more than 60 students from around the Issaquah… Continue reading

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank plans for facility expansion

To meet the need of the community, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is looking to expand.

Juanita Oney plays Marilyn Monroe for the calendar photo shoot. Courtesy of Jennifer Angell
Local seniors sell themed calendars for Alzheimer’s charity

So far, seniors from the Spiritwood at Pine Lake Assisted Living home have raised more than $1,500.

Where to pick up a pumpkin this October

The Eastside has a few options for seasonal squash hunters.

What green thumb? | Sprinkled with Humor

Youthful memories abound during autumn.

Overlake gave nearly $29 million in charitable impact 2018

The total is a combination of charity care, Medicaid shortfall coverage and community benefit.

Hallmark artists Orville Wilson, left, and Terri Steiger will meet fans at Paula’s Hallmark in Issaquah on Oct. 20. Courtesy photo.
Hallmark Studio Artists stopping in Issaquah

Hallmark artists will meet fans at Paula’s Hallmark in Issaquah on Oct. 20.

The Garage seeks new teen board members

Teens 4 Teens will help develop the environment and possible programming

FIRST Robotics students show off their creations at Salmon Days

Students from the FIRST Robotics programs had their own booths at this weekend’s Salmon Days.

Annual Zombie Walk to invade Issaquah

Dance classes available before the Oct. 27 performance

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance hosts 10th annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Families came out to Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park for a day of learning and fun