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!
2016-2017 Dean's List Dinner for the Middle School
On Friday, May 24th, 2017 the SAS Middle School held its Dean's List Dinner. In order to qualify, each student had to achieve the high honor roll each of the first three quarters of the school year. We were proud to have over forty students hit this achievement, nearly double of the previous year! With friends and families present, we celebrated their amazing work over dinner. We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to next year's group being even larger! Go ATOMS!
2017 International Fair at the Middle School
On Friday, May 19th, 2017 SAS Middle School held it's 2nd Annual International Fair. Students had been working for the past three months on three culturally relevant projects, ranging from researching traditional clothing to cooking an authentic dish. Having students learn about cultures from around the world widens their world view and provides students an opportunity to explore their differences and similarities. Students and families enjoyed learning about other countries (and eating delicious food!). Our diversity is one of the biggest strengths of the Syracuse Academy of Science! Through out differences, we are stronger!
2016-2017 Art & Music Show at the Middle School
On Thursday May 18th 2017, the Middle School held its Spring Concert & Art Show. Under the direction of Mrs. Christina Cleason, our students came together to put on an amazing musical performance! Our spring concert theme was "Music from TV and Movies". The beginning and advanced bands played themes from well know TV shows and movies. Each grade level presented an outstanding choral performance of some of the top hits from movies produced over the last several years. This concert also featured three small group performances which were student created. Our spring concert was full of energy and lighthearted music, which made the evening a great success! In the art genre, Ms. Brett led an amazing show of student skill. Beautiful works of art were displayed showcasing their knowledge of the 7 Elements of Art as well as the 7 Principles of design. The students utilized multiple medias and techniques to create chalk pastel mandalas, mixed media cave art, colored pencil silhouettes, painted animal vectors, marker felt drawings, and painted waves to emphasize movement. The students were very proud to show off their artistic talent and hard work which made for a lovely evening full of lovely artists. The Arts are at the core of what we do at SAS with the leadership of these amazing teachers and the great work of the students under their direction!