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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Thursday, November 10th, 2022: Scholars in Mrs. Bloss' Second Grade Class at Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary worked hard to write letters to special Veterans in their lives and the community. The children explored what it means to be a Veteran and the rights they defended when honoring our country. We would also like to give a special shout-out to two Veterans in particular that the children wrote to that served overseas and now serve as police officers in the Syracuse Community; Officer DiPuccio and Officer Bougourd. Thank you for your service.
Happy Veterans Day!
Thursday, November 10th, 2022: “What choices will you make to lead to the opportunities you want in life?” Onondaga Community College President Dr. Warren Hilton, and Vice President of Enrollment Management Sarah Gaffney, addressed Syracuse Academy of Science sophomores and juniors. Dr. Warren discussed the benefits of attending a two-year college, the scholarships and courses OCC offers, and highlighted the importance of taking college credits while still in high school.
It was a very beneficial discussion for our school community.
Saturday, November 5th, 2022: Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary Atoms also competed in the CNY Bridge Building competition at the MOST. Our team had to endure strict regulations to qualify for the competition. Their bridges were checked by inspectors, ensuring each was the correct height, width, and weight. Once they qualified, they got to wear a special badge that told individuals they were competing. Our team then waited until it was our time to test the bridges. The process started with their bridge being placed on a podium with a weight resting on the bottom. Under their bridge was a chain attached to the weight and a lever. Once the chain was connected, the bridge tester pushed on the lever. The harder they pushed, the more weight was placed on the bridge. Once the bridge reached its max capacity of weight, it snapped.
Overall, it was a fun experience, and the students worked hard on their bridges. Good work, team! You all should be proud of your achievements and the efforts you put forth for this competition. A big thank you to the families that took time out of their morning to attend their child’s competition. Without you, it would not have been possible.
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