Well let’s face it… we all know that JAMS students are kind of “special” and extra gifted. But 2018 was FANTASTIC, the best year yet!

We are so proud of our students! A number of our students were recognized for their talent or academic achievements last year.

Here are the highlights… and if you see these little smarty-pants in the hallway give them a high five!!!!

  • Ridhi Patil

Findley Elementary School

Recognition: TAG (ITBS 99% Math and 99% Reading)
In addition, Ridhi was also recognized as TAG with Johns Hopkins Center of Talented Youth.

  • Raaga Mandala

Jacob Wismer Elementary School

Awards: Student of the Month

PE All Star Award

Recognitions: Solo performance (Nartana Kuchipudi Traditional Indian Dance School)

Raaga’s Fun Kitchen raised $200 for her school & $1000 for flood victims

  • Jaxton Devine

Rock Creek Elementary School

Recognition: TAG program

  • Leo Tanada

Richmond Elementary School

Recognition: TAG program

  • Navya Keerthi

Sope Creek Elementary

Recognition: TAG program (ITBS 99% Math and 96% Reading)

  • Vedanti Patil

Findley Elementary

Awards: 2018 NSF Regional Junior Science Bee (Winner)

2018 NSF National Junior Spelling Bee (8th place)

Math Kangaroo National (15th place)

TAG (ITBS 99% Math and 99% English)

  • Shlok Patil

Findley Elementary

Award: 2018 NSF Regional Junior Math Bee (3rd place)

  • Kohta Ito

Sato Elementary School

Recognition: TAG program nominee

  • Hatham Abozaed

Awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Mental Subtraction Calculation

  • Srinandan Prahalad

Valley Catholic Elementary School

Recognitions: Advanced Math program participant

99 percentile in Renaissance Star

  • Seth Kugel

Recognition: All School Spelling Bee (class representative)

Completed the multiplication challenged

  • Lucas Kugel

Recognition: Completed the multiplication challenged

Our Senseis are starting a 2019 year very very happy and proud of so much hard work and achievements beyond the classroom. Our JAMS students are excelling not only in mental math but also in other fields.

Did you miss Mika Sensei email asking for your child’s 2018 achievements and would like your child to be added to this blog post? Please send her an email right away!

Abacus learning goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. When your kids participate in our year-round programs, they will develop various lifelong skills including concentration, discipline, problem-solving, time management, and confidence.

At JAMS, we will help your child overcome the fear of numbers. Your child will become more confident and most importantly, he will gain an important lifelong skill. For more information, just visit JamsPortland.com to learn more about the teaching pillars of the abacus.

Nothing fuels the fire for math than discovering you can be a math genius! If you’re not sure Abacus will help your child, sign up for a free preview of our online Abacus Classes – there’s no obligation to register! Come meet with us, watch some kids in action, calculating at the speed of light! We guarantee you will have fun watching these little geniuses.




JAMS is proud to be the only Abacus math school in Portland and in the State of Oregon certified by the League of Soroban of Americas. Since 2001, we have dedicated to Abacus & Anzan instruction and to building a strong foundation of Mental Mathematics along with lifelong skills. JAMS empowers children to achieve academic success, so they will grow in areas that go well beyond the classroom. JAMS parents can expect their child to improve in 5 different areas: concentration, discipline, problem-solving, time management, and confidence. This is the teaching approach at JAMS since opening its doors.