Atoms Celebrate the First Week of School
Friday, September 10th, 2021—We all try hard not to ‘blink,’ but sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. Just like that, Syracuse Academy of Science charter schools completed their second week of the 2021 - 2022 school year. It’s elementary school shared with us how they celebrated their first week of the school year. With the infamous pictures of kindergarteners holding up their ‘First Day of Kindergarten’ signs, and students playing on the playground, it was so great seeing many new and returning faces this past couple of weeks. We hope all of our students have a wonderful school year. Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the First Week of School.
Ready. Set. First Day of School for the Atoms!
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021—Can you believe we are already into the second week of school? It seems like it was just yesterday that Syracuse Academy of Science opened its doors to welcome back its students for the 2021 - 2022 school year. We wish all of our students, teachers, faculty and staff a great year filled with knowledge, excitement, and learning. We look forward to seeing and hearing great things from the Atoms this school year. Happy first day of school!
Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more first day of school pictures.
Saturday, September 11th, 2021—It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago to this day, our lives tragically changed. Many of us know where we were when we heard the news that day. Some of us heard it on the radio, or watched the news that morning. While others may have heard the news from a coworker or a family member or friend. A day in history that we will never forget.
Today, we mourn those who lost their lives, and grieve with those who lost friends and family. We would like to take this moment to thank all of our brave first responders, and those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. United we stand.
Thumbs Up to a Great 2021 - 2022 School Year
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021—A little fun in the sun to celebrate the end of summer. We think, yes! Earlier today, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school teachers, faculty and staff enjoyed each other's company along with participating in a variety of yard games at an outdoor BBQ. Thumbs up to a great year Atoms, we look forward to seeing you next week!
The Middle School’s 7th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021—While the First Day of School is right around the corner we would be remiss to not share these incredible pictures of our Syracuse Academy of Science middle school’s Moving Up Ceremony.
This momentous occasion marks an academic milestone for our 7th grade Atoms as they get ready to leave the halls of the middle school and enter a new building as a high school student. This new chapter in their lives is one that will be as exciting and adventurous as the Atoms already are. During the moving up ceremony, students celebrated with their friends and family. Atoms received certificates, gifts and notes from their teachers. Congratulations, Atoms, we are so proud of you and look forward to hearing and seeing great things from you in high school. Please click here to view more pictures from the 7th grade Moving Up Ceremony.
Atoms Bridge the Learning Gap & Prep for Next Year
Friday, July 30th, 2021—While last year was challenging for many families, teachers and students had to overcome and adapt to new styles of teaching and learning that no one would ever have anticipated.
Spectrum News caught up with Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school teachers, Aileen Figueroa and Alexandria Williams as they share how they are helping the Atoms bridge the learning gap and prepare them for the upcoming school year. This year, summer school has been lengthened to allow for students to really become immersed into the curriculum and feel they are prepared and ready to go in September.
We invite you to click here to watch the coverage of Syracuse Academy of Science and find out how the learning never stops with the Atoms!
CNY Innovation Challenge
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 7th grade project based learning students put their creativity and business savvy skills to the test when competing in the CNY Innovation Challenge. Students in grades 6-12 had an opportunity to create and pitch their creative solution to one of the problems below for a chance to win $500.
- Create a product/service that would make your school life easier
- Develop a way for students to save time/be more efficient
- Invent a way to increase understanding of various concepts taught in class
- Design an app that will help increase communication or make teleworking easier
- Fabricate an invention that would improve leisure activities
- Conceive an alternative to standardized tests for measuring student performance
- Build a product/service that will help the environment
- Devise a way to enhance family relationships
- Think of an idea that would help students determine a career path
- Generate a product/service that the world “can’t live without”
Students were tasked with not only finding a creative solution to one of the problems listed above, but also documenting intellectual property to protect concepts that could be used in a patent application. In addition to designing and developing an idea, students would have to develop a solid go-to-market plan and a marketing pitch to “sell” their concept. Throughout this process, students learned various strategies to advance their idea and take a product/service to market.
Syracuse Academy of Science middle school is proud to share that they had two teams of 7th grade students competing in this challenge. The first team's product was: Interchangeable Shoes. The second team's creative solution was: Fodly - a website where SANY families can find inexpensive items. While there was some fierce competition in the CNY Innovation Challenge, the Atoms tried their best and we would like to take this moment to congratulate both teams for a job well done!
Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view their project video.
Edgar Allan Poe's the Raven
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atoms in 7D studied a classic piece in American Literature, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Published in 1845, this poem consists of 18 stanzas and 108 lines and shows incredible symbolism about a gentleman who mourns and longs for his beloved Lenore. As part of their curriculum, students were tasked with not only learning about Poe’s incredible work, but also memorizing the 108 lines of The Raven.
Recognized by many as one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well known pieces written, The Raven has been parodied many times over the years, especially around Halloween. From television series such as the Gilmore Girls and the Simpsons, to even magazines and comic book series such as Batman, Calvin and Hobbs and MAD Magazine. Way to go Atoms, we are very proud of you!
The Class of 2021's Senior Banquet
Friday, June 11th, 2021—On a late Friday evening, members of Syracuse Academy of Science high school's Class of 2021 dressed up for a formal event celebrating all their hard work and accomplishments not only this past year but their entire academic career.
In true 2021 form, many iconic moments looked a bit different from proms to graduation (and many moments in between) this event was no different. While Syracuse Academy of Science high school did not host a prom for its students, they did however do something just as special for its senior class. Students had an opportunity to dress up and attend a formal dining event with their fellow classmates, followed by entertainment from award-winning mentalist, Dustin Dean, who has astounded millions of people around the world with his mind reading and intuitive abilities. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from this event.
We hope all of our Atoms are having a fantastic, healthy and safe summer!
Independence Day 2021
Sunday, July 4th, 2021—From our family to yours, we wish all of our Atoms a very happy, healthy and safe Independence Day! Below are some fun facts about the 4th of July.
- Every July 4th, descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence tap the Liberty Bell 13 times in honor of the original 13 colonies.
- Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, “enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
- The first July 4th celebration took place at the White House on 1801, hosted by Thomas Jefferson.
- Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is held annually on July 4th. In 2018, champion Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs with buns in just 10 minutes.