Kindness Rocks at SAS Elementary School

Syracuse Academy of Science Kind Kiddos Write Positive Affirmations on Rocks for December Project

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022: Ms. Cahalan’s ‘Kind Kiddos’ Lunch Bunch group continues to be creative in spreading kindness around their school. This month they decided to paint rocks and write positive affirmations or encouraging words on them. They placed these rocks in front of the school building for all staff and students to read as they enter the doors. 

Thank you for continuing to spread the positive vibes, Kind Kiddos!

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SAS ES Atoms Celebrate Family Traditions

Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School November Family Projects Focus on Traditions

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022: As part of our Culturally Responsive Teachings, throughout November, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary Atoms worked on a family project: Family Traditions. Every family has unique traditions held near and dear to their hearts. They are part of what makes each family special and unique. Families were encouraged to talk about beloved traditions within their homes. Following this conversation, we asked families to help their students draw and write out the four steps of a family tradition to share with our community. Family traditions ranged from holiday traditions, birthdays, family vacations, and the first day of school rituals. We loved getting a glimpse into our students' families and home lives. Stay tuned for December's family project!      

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SAS ES Students of the Month Celebrate Being Good Citizens

Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School Awards Student's of the Month

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022: Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school celebrated the character trait of Citizenship in November. To be a good citizen, you must do your best to improve your school, community, and country.

Students of the Month receive a dress-down pass and get to wear a Student of the Month button around school all day. Everyone that sees them gets to congratulate them for being good citizens! Great job, Atoms!


College & Career Week: Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh Visits 1st Grade Atoms

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh Visits SAS Elementary During College & Career Week

Thursday, December 8th, 2022: It’s day four of College and Career Week, and Syracuse Academy of Science had a special guest stop by our school. Syracuse Mayor, Ben Walsh, visited our first graders. Mayor Walsh explained the election process, how it’s his job to keep the community safe, and what he does every day! He also told the students all about his family, his two daughters, and their dog. Atoms were very excited to welcome Mayor Walsh into their class and were eager to learn more about him! Scholars asked the mayor some great questions. 

Thank you, Mayor Walsh, for joining us today!

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College & Career Week: 3rd Graders get a Glimpse into Working Life

Syracuse Academy of Science Career Week Kicks off with Parent Speakers

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022: It’s College & Career week at Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school. Parent volunteers will be coming into classrooms to talk about their careers and what they do in the community. Our third graders had two parent volunteers to start the week. One parent is a truck driver, and the other works for National Grid. Mr. Contreras told students how he travels from city to city and all across the state, bringing just about everything we have in our house to food in the store! Mrs. Contreras talked about how electricity works in your home and how it’s her job to turn the power back on when it goes out during a storm.

Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Contreras for taking the time to come and speak to our students! It’s important for them to know about every opportunity they will have after they graduate.

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Move Over, Picasso! SAS ES Student’s Art Featured in NYSATA Conference

Syracuse Academy of Science Artwork Displayed at Annual NYSATA Conference

Saturday, November 20th, 2022: Syracuse Academy of Science is proud to announce that 25 student artworks were selected for display during the 74th annual New York State Art Teachers Association Conference. Our school was represented alongside 26 others from across New York State. The theme this year was “A Change in Climate.” 

Artwork will be available online for the next year.

Group of 3rd grade Atoms Share Breakfast with SANY Superintendent, Dr. Hayali

Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali eat Breakfast with Select Group of Third Graders

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: Third-grade student representatives enjoyed breakfast with Superintendent Dr. Hayali. Students and Dr. Hayali chatted about what they want to be when they grow up, what they would change in their school, and how to be a good team member and part of our community. Congratulations to these special students, and thank you to Dr. Hayali for spending the morning with them!



Middle Schoolers Create Family Recipe Books

Syracuse Academy of Science MS Atoms Cooking up Something Special

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022: Do you have a favorite family recipe? Maybe it's your grandma's gooey chocolate chip cookies or your mom's chicken noodle soup. 5th, 6th, and 7th graders are cooking up something exciting at Syracuse Academy of Science middle school! Atoms shared their family's favorite recipes and maybe even some secret recipes with our Student Council members, who created a book to share with everyone. Atoms can purchase Recipe Books for $5 (cash only). Students can buy them in homeroom or by seeing Ms. Chapman.

4th Graders Learn about Onondaga County’s Rich History

Syracuse Academy of Science Fourth Graders Take a Trip to the Onondaga Historical Association

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022: Fourth Graders at Syracuse Academy of Science learned all about Central New York’s history during a field trip to the Onondaga Historical Association. Atoms received a guided tour of the museum and watched a sound and light show, all while learning about important historical events like Syracuse’s role in the underground railroad. The museum displayed important artifacts from history for the students to see. They even got to listen to music from a record player! 

Thank you to the OHA for hosting us. It was a very informative trip for our students.

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SAS Community Mourning the Loss of a Student

Friday, December 2nd, 2022: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse is grieving a tragic loss. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Nezamiyah White unexpectedly passed away in a house fire. Nezamiyah was a sweet student who always had a smile on her face. Her smile was infectious and she radiated positivity wherever she went. Nezamiyah worked hard in school, earning many awards throughout her time at Citizenship. She was a great friend to all and a leader in her class. One of Nezamiyah's passions was gymnastics. At recess it was a guarantee Nezamiyah would be practicing her tumbling and cartwheels with her friends. She wanted to be a gymnastics coach when she grew up. Nezamiyah enjoyed reading and adored art. 

We can’t begin to imagine the pain her family is experiencing with this tragic loss. Please join us for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the family of Nezamiyah White on Saturday, December 17th at the Syracuse Academy of Science high school cafeteria. Stop by anytime from 5 to 9 pm for dine in or take out. Dinners are $10 each and all proceeds will go to Nezamiyah’s family. 

You can also donate on this gofundme organized by Nezamiyah's family.

Thank you for coming together to help out as a community. We are many atoms, one family.


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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