Waubonsie Math to Celebrate Pi Day to Raise Funds for Laurich Scholarship

Matt Laurich (right, in 1984) was Waubonsie Valley’s first math department chair and football coach. (photo credit / WV Yearbook)
Math teacher Nick Arens gets a pie in the face on Pi Day in March 2016. (photo credit / WVTV)

AURORA – The Waubonsie Valley math department is holding its annual fundraiser for the Matt Laurich Scholarship Fund as part of March 14, also known as “Pi Day.”

WVHS math classrooms will be collecting money from March 7-14. Any student or staff member can donate spare change or dollar bills to a specific math teacher’s jar. The two match teachers with the highest earnings and the two math teachers with the lowest earnings will get pies in their faces on March 16 in the school’s atrium.


Matt Laurich taught at Joliet Catholic, Marmion Academy and Fenwick before coming to Waubonsie in 1975, where he was the school’s first math department chair. He was also the first football coach for the Warriors. Laurich passed away in April of 2002.