Best Summer Wishes from the Middle School!
The 2016-2017 School year is in the books! This has been an amazing year for the Middle School staff and students. We hope that students take the summer as an opportunity to kick back and enjoy their time off. Students should enjoy their time but also stay focused on doing their summer work to keep working toward their education goals. Thank you to our parents as well for an great year!
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7th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at the Middle School
On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School held our moving up ceremony for 7th grade students moving on to 8th grade. Our Middle School Dean Mr. Yavuz spoke to the students, parents, and families, encouraging students to pursue their dreams and never give up. Following Mr. Yavuz's words, the teachers voted for superlative awards for each student, ranging from 'most likely to be a fashion designer' to 'most likely to become a Jedi.' These awards were presented to each student along with their Certificate of Completion for finishing their 7th grade studies. Many laughs and cheers were heard as students were surprised with their awards. Each student waited in anticipation to see what their teachers had voted for them. Following the presentation of awards, the entire 7th grade sang a wonderful song. for their parents, family, and friends. Ms. Jones, ELA teacher for 7th grade, wrapped up the program with some loving words about learning from your past experiences and taking new knowledge forward to make yourself even more successful in the future. Refreshments were served after the ceremony as students received flowers, balloons, and gifts from proud family members. Congratulations to our new 8th grade students and best wishes for the future!
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4th Quarter Award Ceremony at the Middle School shines even brighter!
On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, the SAS Middle School held the 4th quarter Award Ceremony. The ceremony included a variety of rewards that included Student of the Month, Best Academic, and Most Improved. In addition, certificates were presented for student participation in the MOST Rocket Challenge and the Noetic Math Competition. A special guest also spoke at this assembly. Our very own 6th grader, Naomi Garcia spoke to the student body. In her speech, she detailed that she was a cancer survivor and that she wanted to cut her long beautiful hair to bring awareness to others who were fighting this horrible disease that include our very own Ms. Knapp. This brave young lady had her hair cut off to give strength to those that need it. Today, was an amazing reminder of the wonderful students at our school. This was a wonderful event to cap off a great school year.
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SAS Middle School students compete at the MOST Rocket Challenge
On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, students from the SAS Middle School brought their amazing skills to the MOST Rocket Challenge.Students from both the 5th and 6th grades prepared a rocket for this amazing competition. Although both rockets failed to deploy their chutes, the students highly enjoyed the competition. Their brave "Eggstranauts" apply named "Eggmond" and "Neil Eggstrong" flew amazing flights. Students toasted their success with root-beer floats with team adviser, Mr. Carter. This is the first time that the middle school attending this competition and we look forward to being a mainstay in the future! Go ATOMS!
SAS Elementary Tour de Cure 2017
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Evan O’Neill, a 2nd grade student with Type 1 Diabetes along with his family, friends and PE teacher, Mr. Kiggins, rode their bikes in the CNY Tour de Cure. Along with their ride, teachers from the elementary school including Ms. Peryea, Ms. Gielarowski, Ms. Williams, Ms. Chetwin, Ms. Wicks, Ms. Georgiadis and Mrs. Lattuca volunteered their time manning a rest stop on the 65 and 100 mile route. They themed the rest stop with Dr. Seuss, perfectly relevant for elementary school staff. With the O’Neill team Sugar Blue Eyes, the elementary school raised just over $800 toward the American Diabetes Association in the name of finding a cure as a part of their team total of $3,611! We are so proud of Evan for completing the ten mile ride and enjoyed a beautiful, warm day supporting the riders at Tour de Cure.
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Pirate Reading Night at SAS Elementary
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, the Elementary students and families enjoyed a pirate themed Summer Reading Night on June 6th. The students received a treasure map which directed them to different activities. Among these activities were: a pirate ship photo booth, walk the plank reading area, treasure word hunt, and information for parents on the importance of summer reading. It was a swashbuckling good time!
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A Special Guest Speaker visits the 6th grade Social Studies classes
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, a special guest speaker joined the 6th grade social studies classes. Our very own Dean of the Middle School, Mr. Yavuz gave a presentation to Ms. Bittel's class about the Byzantine Empire. He showed the students a PowerPoint presentation that tied into what they have recently been studying as well shared personal stories and pictures. Our staff and administration bring a wealth of knowledge about the diverse world we live in!
May Student of the Month Ceremony at the Middle School
On Friday, June 2nd, 2017 the SAS Middle School held the May Student of the Month Ceremony. Students were recognized from each class section as well as the specials classes. This is one of the staff's favorite events in that we get to celebrate the amazing qualities of the students selected for the award. Honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fairness are just some of the qualities that we see in our Students of the Month! Keep up the great work ATOMS!
Summer Fun Dance at the Middle School
On Friday, June 2nd, 2015 Miss Bittel and Miss Orioli's Student Leadership Club hosted their last dance of the season. This "Summer Fun" themed dance was a hit with the students. Students danced the night away and ate pizza with their friends. All profits from the dance is being donated to our beloved teacher, Miss Knapp, to help her pay for her cancer treatments.
Monthly Olweus Meeting at the Middle School
On Thursday, June 1st, 2015 the Middle School held its monthly Olweus Anti-Bullying Meeting. This meeting was centered on "The Masks We Wear" and how we can all relate to situations where our true feelings and situations are hidden in plain sight. Students worked through situations where they work on identifying appropriate ways to mask feelings and relate to others in similar situations. The goal of this program is to take bullying out of the shadows in order to promote a healthy environment for all of our students. Students and staff are working together to promote the kind of environment that our students thrive in!