Senator John DeFrancisco brings C.A.R.E. to the SAS Middle School

On Thursday, December 1st, 2016 State Senator John DeFrancisco visited the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School. The senator has served the people of New York State with distinction for over twenty years. He has championed different causes that are important to the people of Central New York. Over his tenure, he has introduced legislation that helped to address crime, job creation, and the reduction of taxes. In addition, he is a supporter of both our school and charter schools in general as he was influential in the opening of our sister school next year, the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship School. Before speaking to the students, he received a tour of the middle school as this was his first visit. With the students, he brought a message of C.A.R.E. The acronym stands for Character, Attitude, Respect, and Excellence. This message of hard work and positive attitude fits right into our mission at SAS, which is to instill these qualities so that our students have the tools they need to succeed in a very complex world. He fielded a number of questions from our students such as “What is your favorite and least favorite part of being a senator?” Students additionally quizzed him about his family, his hobbies, and even his reading interests! Two of our wonderful 5th graders presented thank you cards to the senator on behalf of the entire grade and he brought wonderful books that highlight many key details about our amazing state! Thank you Senator DeFrancisco for taking time from your schedule to support our students!

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Click here to see pictures of Senator DeFrancisco's visit


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


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Phone: 315-671-5470
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