Atoms Help Butterflies Spread their Wings and Fly

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary students in 4th grade learned about the butterfly life cycle by raising caterpillars and observing the metamorphosis process.

Thursday, April 8th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science 4th grade Atoms had a unique hands-on, minds-on learning experience as they helped raise and observe caterpillars to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. For those not familiar with the butterfly life cycle the stages include:

  • The egg
  • The larva
  • The pupa
  • The butterfly

Each of these four stages is unique to the type of butterfly. As the students’ caterpillars went through the metamorphosis process, they observed each of these four stages. Last week, with the nice warm weather the students were able to release their beautiful butterflies. Click here to head to our Facebook page to view pictures of the butterfly release.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Dwyer

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

Friday, April 9th, 2021It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Syracuse Academy of Science high school’s next Teacher Spotlight. We had an opportunity to virtually interview high school social studies teacher, Mr. Dwyer who shared with us a fun fact that has everyone guessing, his favorite book, advice for the Atoms and so much more. Read our interview below, as we shine our spotlight on high school social studies teacher, Mr. Dwyer.

Interview with Mr. Dwyer

  • What three traits define you? Shy, Kind and Honest.
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? This is an interesting question. I feel as though I accomplished many things however I feel like I have much more to fulfill. 
  • Best book you have ever read? The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
  • What is one thing you cannot resist?(food/dessert/candy/etc.) Peanut Butter Cookies.
  • If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would they be and why? There are so many people I would like to have dinner with.  The list would go on forever. I would say I would like to have dinner with my current and former students. I would like to see what they have been up to since graduation and give advice to the current students. 
  • What advice would you give to kids who are struggling at school? Life has thrown us a curveball in the past year. With that each person is special and although this is a big bump in the road of life each of you are going to accomplish great things.
  • Tell us, what is something that might surprise us about you? I went to high school with a soon to be major league baseball hall of famer.

No Homework Request Granted for 2nd Grade Atoms

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary students in 2nd grade practice their persuasive writing skills and send notes to the Dean of Elementary stating why they should have a no homework night.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021The Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school 2nd grade Atoms have been learning about persuasive writing. Atoms decided to put this new skill to the ultimate test and send handwritten notes to the Dean of Elementary, Mrs. Miller and state why in fact they should not have any homework. Some of their reasons included being able to spend more time with their family, pets and with the warm weather in the forecast they would be able to spend more time outside. With these excellent points, Mrs. Miller took them all into consideration and did in fact grant the students their request! Congratulations, Atoms your hard work, persistence and persuasion paid off. Enjoy your no homework night!

Atoms Accept the Getty Art Museum Challenge

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students participated in the Getty Art Museum Challenge recreating famous paintings using everyday objects as props.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021The Getty Art Museum Challenge is a favorite amongst many of the Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms. You may have seen previous posts about the high school students showing their creativity by participating in this infamous challenge. Well, today we are sharing the creativity of the middle school 5th grade students participating in the Getty Art Museum Challenge.

For those not familiar with the Getty Art Museum Challenge, participants of all ages and around the world try to recreate famous pictures or paintings using everyday objects as props. This simple challenge is one that is fun for the whole family and can provide great entertainment. Click here to visit our Facebook page to view their Getty Art Museum Challenge pictures courtesy of the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 5th grade Atoms!

Atoms Tour the World During Annual Culture Cruise

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary Atom colors a picture of the Cuban Flag - a destination stop in their virtual Culture Cruise class field trip.

Friday, March 26th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science elementary Atoms jet set around the world for their annual virtual Culture Cruise class field trip. Thanks to the wonderful support and help from the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school families, teachers, faculty and staff the Atoms were able to learn about 5 of the 31 countries represented at the school. These countries include: Turkey, Bosnia, India, Cuba and Nigeria. During their Culture Cruise Atoms had an opportunity to learn about the countries culture, tradition, geography, history, flora and fauna, language and of course cuisine! This is a favorite field trip for many students and we are grateful for all who helped make this event possible. Please click here to view more pictures from this year’s Culture Cruise class field trip.

No Peep-ing at this Spring Science Experiment

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students participate in a spring themed science experiment using Peeps.

Thursday, March 25th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science kindergarten students in Mrs. Hartnett’s ENL class rolled up their sleeves and probably got their hands just a bit sticky with this hands-on, minds-on spring themed science experiment. For their science experiment, Atoms were tasked with using a traditional spring treat, Peeps, and describe not only its characteristics but predict if it would in fact float, as well as, if it would dissolve in water, vinegar or olive oil. The unanimous favorite characteristic was the squishiness of the Peeps. This science experiment was a perfect way to kick-off spring and Spring and Spring Recess.

Atoms Donate Hundreds of Items to the Dunbar Center

Syracuse Academy of Science high school students donate hundreds of non-perishable food items and hygiene products to the Dunbar Center in Syracuse, New York.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atoms who rallied together in the month of February to help make an impact and a difference to those who need it the most in the greater Syracuse community.

The National Honor Society hosted a Donation Drive to benefit the Dunbar Center - an organization that aims to enhance the quality of life, break the cycle of generational poverty and develop racial equality in the Syracuse community. In just a few weeks, the students raised bags and bags of non-perishable food items and hygiene products for the Dunbar Center.

Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atom, Naomi Turner and Mrs. Bartelli pose with the donation that were delivered on behalf of the National Honor Society. Great work, Atoms!

Senior Spotlight - Mayen Shohl

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

Friday, April 2nd, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school welcomes Mayen Shohl for its next Senior Spotlight. This budding business tycoon shares  with us in our virtual interview his sweet hidden talent, favorite memory as an Atom, advice for future Atoms, who inspires him the most, and much more. As we get ready to shine the ‘Senior Spotlight,’ read our interview below with high school Atom, Mayen Shohl.

Interview with Mayen Shohl

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? Applying for colleges and having good grades.
  • What are your goals for after high school? Going to college and getting a degree in possibly Business.
  • Name one person that inspires you? Kobe Bryant.
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? Cherish every moment you have because time will go by fast. 
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Traveling the world and visiting places I’ve dreamed of going to.
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead who would they be and why? Kobe Bryant, one thing I would ask him is, "how do you perfect your craft and work ethic?"
  • Name three traits that describe you? Dependable, loving, and intelligent.
  • What is your favorite hobby? Basketball and hiking.
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? I like to cook.
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? Pep rallies and Talent Shows.

High School Girl’s Volleyball First Game Pictures

Syracuse Academy of Science high school Girl’s Volleyball set up for a block against the Institute of Technology Central - their first opponent this season.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school Girl’s Volleyball season is underway! The Atoms kicked-off their season against the Institute of Technology Central on Wednesday, March 24th. The Atoms are currently ranked 5th in their division with three games under their belt. The girls have a game this afternoon against Manlius Pebble Hill at 4:30 PM. Good Luck, Atoms! Click here to visit our Facebook page to view pictures of the first game of the Girl’s Volleyball season.

Elementary Atoms in Room 1B are Dino-Mite

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary students become paleontologists for the day and create their own dinosaur fossils as they learn about the history of the earth.

Friday, March 12th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school Atoms in room 1B become paleontologist for a day as they learn about the history of the earth. Students were tasked with creating their own fossils using Q-tips. It’s safe to say this project was not only Dino-mite, but hands-on, minds-on learning is certainly not extinct! Keep up the great work, Atoms.

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