Atoms host Virtual Poetry Slam for Poetry Month

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosts a virtual Poetry Slam in honor of National Poetry Month. The theme for this year’s Poetry Slam was, ‘What Makes Me an Amazing Kid.’

Monday, April 26th, 2021In honor of National Poetry Month, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosted its annual Poetry Slam virtually this year. Throughout the month, the students have been working diligently learning about the various types of poetry, and submitted a poem for this year’s Poetry Slam. The theme was, ‘What Makes Me and Amazing Kid.’

We would like to give a quick shout out and snaps to Ms. Irvine who helped narrate the poems written by the talented Atoms, and for all those who helped make this event possible. We invite you to click here to watch the 2021 Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school’s virtual annual Poetry Slam.

Vazcee Robinson Signs with the OCC Lazers

Syracuse Academy of Science high school senior, Vazcee Robinson officially signs with Onondaga Community College to play women’s basketball for the Lazers.

Friday, April 23rd, 2021Slam Dunk! Congratulations to Syracuse Academy of Science high school senior, Vazcee Robinson for officially signing to play women’s basketball for Onondaga Community College. We are very excited for this bright, young, talented Atom and look forward to watching your games. As Vazcee gets ready to go from an Atom to a Lazer we at Syracuse Academy of Science are very proud of you and look forward to hearing many great things both in the classroom and on the basketball court. Way to go! Click here to watch Vazcee sign with Onondaga Community College Lazers.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Cummings

Syracuse Academy of Science shines a spotlight on high school social studies teacher, Mr. Cummings, for its next Teacher Spotlight.

Friday, April 23rd, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school had an opportunity to virtually interview another member of the social studies team, Mr. Cummings for its next Teacher Spotlight. Mr. Cummings shared with us a fun fact about himself, his favorite book of all time, advice for the Atoms and so much more.  Read our interview below, as we get ready to shine our spotlight on high school social studies teacher, Mr. Cummings.

Interview with Mr. Cummings

  • What three traits define you? Loyalty, Persistence, Thoughtful.
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? Writing and producing plays. 
  • Best book you have ever read? The Sun Also Rises.
  • What is one thing you cannot resist?(food/dessert/candy/etc.) Starburst Jelly Beans.
  • If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would they be and why? FDR  He's got some stories!
  • What advice would you give to kids who are struggling at school? It gets easier with practice.
  • Tell us, what is something that might surprise us about you? I own a publishing company and I didn't get a driver's license until I was 33.

Atoms Celebrate Earth Day by Creating Ecosystems

The Syracuse Academy of Science elementary students create their own ecosystems in honor of Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021In honor of Earth Day, the 4th grade students at Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school participated in a hands-on, minds-on opportunity to learn about the four types of ecosystems. The four ecosystems include: artificial, terrestrial, lentic and lotic. To create these ecosystems, students took turns to follow the steps in the procedure and worked together to answer the questions in the science experiment. What a creative and fun way to learn about ecosystems and to celebrate Earth Day!

The 6th Grade Atoms Achieve Symmetrical Balance

The Syracuse Academy of Science 6th grade students in Ms. Brett’s art class put their creativity to the test when drawing and creating name symmetry.

Monday, April 12th, 2021We promise, you are not seeing double, it’s just the creativity of the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 6th grade students in Ms. Brett’s art class. The Atoms have been putting their creativity to the test when tasked with creating a fun design using name symmetry. For this project, students used bilateral symmetry or reflection symmetry, where an object is mirrored or reflected across a plane to create another instance of itself. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view their entire collection. Super creative, Atoms!

Sign, sealed Delivered

Syracuse Academy of Science 6th grade PBL students wrote to both national and local elected officials expressing their views on current events happening in the world.

Monday, April 12th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science 6th grade PBL students expressed their thoughts and views on current events such as: cyberbullying, wildfires, Coronavirus, and climate change (just to name a few) to both National and Local government officials. One such elected official was New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo. 

Governor Cuomo responded to the Atoms with a note saying:

"Thank you very much for your letter. It's always great to hear from one of our state's future leaders. I appreciate you reaching out and sharing your prospective with me. It's never too early to get involved in the work that our state government does, and I thank you for taking the initiative and lending your voice to our efforts. I hope you'll continue to stay engaged as we confront our current challenges and work to ensure a stronger, safer future for you, your fellow students, and all New Yorkers. Thank you again for taking part in your government. I hope to connect with you again soon. Until then, I encourage you to stay up to date on your efforts at https://www.governor.ny.gov/."

Power to the Atoms - great work everyone!

Senior Spotlight - Vazcee Robinson

Syracuse Academy of Science high school virtually interviews members of the senior class for its bi-weekly Senior Spotlight. This next interview is with Vazcee Robinson.

Friday April 16th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school welcomes Vazcee for its next Senior Spotlight. This slam dunking high school senior shares with us in our virtual interview who inspires her the most, what is one of her major accomplishments she had during her senior year, her favorite memory as an Atom and so much more. As we get ready to shine the ‘Senior Spotlight,’ read our interview below with high school Atom, Vazcee Robinson.

Interview with Vazcee Robinson

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? Exempt from all my Regents Exams.
  • What are your goals for after high school? To go to college and to continue my basketball journey.
  • Name one person that inspires you? My mother.
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? To stay focused in class.
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Playing in the WNBA.
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead who would they be and why? Kobe Bryant - I want to ask him about his mentality off & on the court.
  • Name three traits that describe you? Caring, social and lovable.
  • What is your favorite hobby? Gaming
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? I can do gymnastics.
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? Culture Fair

Leading Ladies Club Share Influential Role Models

Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade Atoms in the student activities club, Leading Ladies, virtually met to discuss their March Challenge which was to identify & explain their female role model.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021Throughout the month of March, the Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms have learned about influential women who have made a cultural or historic impact on society. The 7th grade Atoms in the Leading Ladies club virtually held their meeting to discuss their March Challenge which was:

"Choose one female role model of yours and write a quick note explaining why you look up to them. It can be someone you know or someone in the world you've heard of."

A few of the female role models include: Michelle Obama, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, mothers, and Sylvia Rivera. In addition to their group discussion, the students played Minute-to-Win-It games. Great job, Atoms!

Atoms Accept Mrs. Wittchen’s Self-Respect Challenge

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary students received counseling awards for meeting the requirements of the Self-Respect and Positive Self-Talk Challenge.

Friday, April 9th, 2021Throughout the month of March, Mrs. Wittchen challenged the 3rd and 4th grade students to participate in an online self-respect and positive self-talk challenge. To participate, students were tasked with writing one kind thing about themselves over a 5-day period. This simple task proved to be very meaningful and the many Atoms accepted the challenge and participated. While participating, the students learned a lot by reflecting and writing what they love about themselves as well as, kind things about themselves. This positive self-reflection helps create not only positive self-image but a positive mindset and a kindness mentality.

Congratulations to all of the 3rd and 4th graders who met the challenge and won counseling awards. In the words of Mr. Rogers, "Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people." Keep up the great work, Atoms you are all worth it!

Atoms work on the Grid in Ms. Brett’s Art Class

Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade Atoms put their Grid Art knowledge to the test as they draw inspiration from artist Chuck Close to create portraits of influential people in their lives.

Monday, April 12th, 2021The Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade students in Ms. Brett’s art class learned about the art technique, Grid Art and famous artist, Chuck Close, who uses this technique to create a collection of abstract portraits of himself and others. For those not familiar with Grid Art, it is a technique that allows the artist to reproduce and/or enlarge an image that you want to paint or draw using a grid. Drawing inspiration from Chuck Close, the Atoms put their skills to the test and create portraits themselves using the Grid Art technique. Click here to view more of their artwork. Keep up the great work, Atoms!

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