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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: OCRRA Teaches 2nd Graders about Sustainability

OCRRA Visits Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School

Thursday, November 17th, 2022: Second graders at Syracuse Academy of Science had a guest speaker from OCRRA teach them how recycling works in Onondaga county. Atoms watched a short video on how recyclables are separated, then showed examples of items to recycle or throw away. 

It’s important to teach children about sustainability. It’s a skill they will keep with them for the rest of their lives.

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MS Robotics Team Gearing up for Vex IQ Competition

Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School Robotics Team Building Robots for this Year's Vex IQ Competition

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: The middle school robotics team is gearing up for this year’s Vex IQ competitions. With a foundation built on solid problem-solving and collaboration, teams work together to build a robot that will collect discs and then “shoot” or push them into a goal. The VEX IQ Competition is presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. It provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics challenges that enhance their STEM skills.

We are very proud of the SAS middle school robotics team. 

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SAS HS Band Students Visit Ithaca College

Syracuse Academy of Science Band Students Visit Ithaca College

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: Our curriculum focuses on getting students into college, an important part of which is college visits. The Syracuse Academy of Science high school band visited Ithaca College. They rehearsed in a clinic with the director of bands, Dr. Rochford, ate in the cafeteria, toured the campus, had an admissions information session, and observed a wind ensemble rehearsal. They learned a lot about music, band, and college while having a great time.

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Middle School Atoms have Lunch with Superintendent, Dr. Hayali

Syracuse Academy of Science Middle Schoolers Share Lunch with Superintendent Dr. Hayali

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: Fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students from Syracuse Academy of Science middle school had an opportunity to have lunch with SANY superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali. Students discussed college and career plans for their future, and offered suggestions on how to improve our school! It was a positive and welcoming conversation.

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Class 1C Braves the Wild at Little Ray’s Nature Center

Syracuse Academy of Science First Graders go to Little Ray's Nature Center

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: Atoms in Syracuse Academy of Science 1C class went on a field trip to Little Ray’s Nature Center. Tucked inside Destiny USA, it’s a hidden gem that you can almost miss if you aren’t looking! Our students had a wonderful time learning about different animals and species. They were even brave enough to touch a crested gecko, a ferret, and a turtle!

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Congressional Award Students Take on the Windy City

Syracuse Academy of Science Congressional Award Students Travel to Chicago

Saturday, November 12th, 2022: Mr. Yaman and Mr. Stowe took their Congressional Award students to the windy city over Veterans Day weekend as per their Expedition/ Exploration requirements in the program. They visited the Chicago Science Museum, Millennium Park to see the giant Chicago Bean (Cloud Gate), walked along the Chicago River and Magnificient Mile, and experienced the city life of Chicago.  

As always, the trip was a positive way for our Congressional Award students to experience the culture of a different city.


2A Class Studies Ancient Greece & Democracy

Syracuse Academy of Science Second Graders Study Ancient Greece

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022: Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary students in Ms. Peryea’s second-grade class are learning about Ancient Greece, which includes one of Athens’ most significant contributions: democracy! After reviewing their lesson, students created campaign posters to run for “mayor” of the classroom. Students had to come up with compelling reasons their classmates may want to vote for them. This activity aligned perfectly with Election Day! 

Great work showing democracy in action, second graders!

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SAS HS Student Athletes Score the Ultimate Goal

Syracuse Academy of Science Student Athletes Nominated for All Patriots League

Friday, November 4th, 2022: We’ve all heard the saying “hard work pays off.” Head soccer coach, Mr. Bility, couldn’t agree more. Since August, when Syracuse Academy of Science finally got its own soccer field, he knew it was time to get to work. The team had been anxiously waiting to step on that field since Covid-19 started. Fast forward to 2022, the SAS Atoms were able to compete in their first official season as a school team. The season had many ups and downs, but the team competed and fought in every game until the last whistle. Even coaches from other schools saw this hard work in our student-athletes and wanted to recognize them.

Four of our student-athletes were nominated by Coach Bility and other coaches to the OHSL top players of the season. Congratulations to the following recipients:

Jamal Abdirahman: First Team All Patriots League

Taha Hayali: First Team All Patriots League

Ismael Colon Arencibia: Second Team All Patriots League

Sharif Hussein: Second Team All Patriots League

We also had two honorable mentions that we have to recognize as well:

Nischal Kharel and William Capra.

Congratulations on a stellar season, Atoms.

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SAS ES Families Enjoy Carnival Themed Literacy Night

Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School Invited Families to Literacy Night

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only once.” Families from Syracuse Academy of Science came out to enjoy literacy night! Students and their families participated in carnival-themed reading and writing activities, including bowling pins, ring toss, concession stand writing, circus animal matching, and more. We also had community members, including Empower FCU, Syracuse Fire Department, Help Me Grow Onondaga, Betts Branch Public Library, and Syracuse Police Department, along with information from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We love partnering with our community to build even stronger readers! Thank you to all who came out to support our Literacy Night event!

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A Small Act of Kindness from the SAS ES “Kind Kiddos”

Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms in Ms. Cahalan’s Lunch Bunch Group Practice Kindness

Friday, November 4th, 2022: A small act of kindness goes a long way! Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary Students in Ms. Cahalan’s “Kind Kiddos” social-emotional learning Lunch Bunch group passed out roses to teachers as their weekly act of kindness. These students spent the last two weeks brainstorming various acts of kindness that they can lead throughout the school year to create an overall positive school climate. They decided to start by giving “A beautiful rose to a beautiful teacher." 

Stay tuned for more Lunch Bunch posts as Ms. Cahalan works to bring students together each day during lunch!

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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


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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