Atoms Accept the Getty Art Museum Challenge … AGAIN

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

Monday, March 1st, 2021Earlier this month the Syracuse Academy of Science high school students participated in the Getty Art Museum Challenge. This challenge invites participants of all ages 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. The spring semester art students at Syracuse Academy of Science high school tested their creativity when participating in this challenge. Click here to visit our Facebook page to view their Getty Art Museum Challenge pictures.

How SWEET it is to be a Middle School Atom

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students compete in a free throw contest for their 'what's March without a little 'Madness'' celebration.

Thursday, March 25th, 2021Let the ‘Madness’ continue! Syracuse Academy of Science middle school continues with their, ‘what’s March without a little ‘Madness” celebration as students participate in a variety of activities with a series of competitions. Remote learning student were able to participate at home and watch their classmates compete in the following categories:

  • Free Throw Basketball
  • Hula-Hoop Competition
  • Balloon Race
  • Obstacle Course
  • Dance-Off/Talent Show

Below are the First, Second, Third and Online winners from each of these categories.

COHORT A & ONLINE WINNERS

Free Throw Competition

  • 1st place - Dominick
  • 2nd place- Suhejla A
  • 3rd place- Izair W and Nicole T
  • Online winners: Amy R, Yusif R and Myrell

Obstacle Course Competition

  • 1st place - Juelle D
  • 2nd place- Dion W
  • 3rd place -Xavier C

Dance-Off Competition/Talent Show

  • 1st place - Mahir Y
  • 2nd place- Zanai
  • 3rd place -Jaden
  • 4th place- Tyra C
  • Online Winner: Aricelli G

Hula-Hoop Competition

  • 1st place - Georgena and Nicole T
  • 2nd place- Tyra C
  • 3rd place - Juelle D
  • 4th place- Heavenly

Balloon Race Competition

  • 1st place - Payton
  • 2nd place- Simon
  • 3rd place -Jayden
  • 4th place- Giavonne

 

COHORT B & ONLINE WINNERS

Free Throw Competition

  • 1st place - Anthony
  • 2nd place- X'Zavyer B
  • 3rd place- Ahmed J and Kyree G
  • 4th place- Koreese Y and Jamari S

Obstacle Course Competition

  • 1st place - Juelle D
  • 2nd place- Lydia
  • 3rd place- Sophia and Ahmed J
  • 4th place -Taris W and Koreese Y

Dance-Off Competition/Talent Show

  • 1st place - Jamaica
  • 2nd place- Jamari Stith
  • 3rd place- Jackie Agnew

Hula-Hoop Competition

  • 1st place - Taris W
  • 2nd place- Arna B
  • 3rd place- Jackie A

Balloon Race Competition

  • 1st place - Asiehl
  • 2nd place- Antonio M
  • 3rd place- Yeik R
  • 4th place- Julian M

How ‘Sweet’ it is to be a Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atom! Congratulations to all of our student participants, please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the  'what's March without a little 'Madness'' event.

Atoms make Headlines for their Award Winning Robot

Syracuse Academy of Science high school students Yakina and Theodore demonstrate their award winning robot that was featured on Local SYR’s Cool Schools segment and Urban CNY News.

Friday, March 26th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atoms Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon made headlines this morning for their recent award winning achievements at the MOST’s CNY Science and Engineering Fair held on Sunday, March 21st. Yakina and Theodore worked to research and develop a robot that would help clean up the coastlines and their hard work and dedication certainly did not go unnoticed.

This morning, Yakina and Theodore were featured on News Channel 9’s Cool Schools segment, as well as, Urban CNY News’ Urban CNY Excellence section. Congratulations to Yakina and Theodore for their award winning project, hard work and dedication. We look forward to having you represent not only Syracuse Academy of Science but Upstate New York, as well at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Clark

Syracuse Academy of Science shines a spotlight on high school physical education and health teacher, Mrs. Clark, for its next Teacher Spotlight.

Friday, March 26th, 2021Lace up those sneakers and grab a jar of Vegemite, as we get ready to share Syracuse Academy of Science high school’s next Teacher Spotlight. We had the opportunity to virtually interview, high school physical education and health teacher, Mrs. Clark. She shared with us a fun fact that would take us to the land down under, advice she gives to Atoms, as well as, her favorite book of all time, and much more. Read our interview below with high school physical education and health teacher, Mrs. Clark.

Interview with Mrs. Clark

  • What three traits define you? Caring, Hard working, Persistent.
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? It is still a work in progress, but raising my son and daughter to be smart, loving and caring individuals.
  • Best book you have ever read? I'm going back to 10th grade English: To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • What is one thing you cannot resist?(food/dessert/candy/etc.) Raisinets and Cheesecake!!
  • If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would they be and why? Gwen Stefani. She has been my idol ever since I was a kid. She is unique, strong, has incredible stage presence and just seems like a very chill person to talk to.
  • What advice would you give to kids who are struggling at school? Keep your head up. We are all struggling but we need to be there for each other. And reach out if you are having a hard time. We are here to listen and help you get through this challenging time. 
  • Tell us, what is something that might surprise us about you? I lived in Australia for 4 months. When living in Australia, I skydived, swam in the Great Barrier Reef and went to the island where the movie "Castaway" was filmed. I also did a cross country trip across the States for 6 weeks and hiked over 100 miles on my journey.

A Slice of this Pi Day Fun Courtesy of the Atoms

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school project based learning students celebrate Pi Day with a variety of Pi related activities.

Monday, March 15th, 2021The project based learning students at Syracuse Academy of Science middle school celebrate math’s favorite holiday, Pi Day, with exciting games, activities and of course prizes. Students work together to solve Pi Day puzzles in an ‘escape the room’ activity, answer Pi Day trivia questions and of course Pi Day musical chairs, where you guessed it the winning prize was a pie. No matter how you slice it, this was a fun way to celebrate Pi Day.

Atoms Win Big at the Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Yakina and Theodore demonstrate their robot  that aids in the cleaning up of coastlines, in the MOST's CNY Science and Engineering Fair.

Sunday, March 21st, 2021This past weekend, Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atoms Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon took home more than the gold medal and highest honors at the MOST's CNY Science and Engineering Fair, held on Sunday March 21st.

Yakina and Theodore worked to research and develop a robot that would help clean up the coastlines. They entered the robot into the virtual CNY Science and Engineering Fair and won the following awards.

  • The High Honor Medallion
  • IEEE Electrical Computer Engineering Award
  • Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
  • US Agency for International Development Award
  • Stockholm Jr. Water Prize
  • Terra Science and Education Award

Not to mention, Yakina and Theodore also secured a spot and sponsorship to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in 2021!

Congratulations to Yakina and Theodore, we are all so incredibly proud of you and all your accomplishments this weekend. We look forward to you both representing not only Syracuse Academy of Science High School but the Upstate New York community at the Regneron ISEF!

Drop Everything And … READ with the Atoms!

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary Atoms Dropped Everything And Read a book of their choosing!

Friday, March 5th, 2021Earlier this month Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students participated in the program, D.E.A.R., which stands for Drop Everything And Read. This fun initiative invites and encourages students to sit quietly and read a book of their choosing. It also helps instill the love of reading, while working on continuing to grow and develop reading skills. Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures of Atoms participating in D.E.A.R. Keep up the great work, Atoms!

Virtual Guest Speaker - Ja'Dayia Kursh

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school will be welcoming Ja’Dayia Kursh, also known as the ‘Classy Black Cowgirl,’ to virtually speak with its students on Wednesday, March 24th.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science middle school will be welcoming virtual guest speaker, Ja’Dayia Kursh on Wednesday, March 24th. Ja’Dayia Kursh, also known as the ‘Classy Black Cowgirl,’ is the first Black Rodeo Queen in Arkansas’ history. She has also been featured on the Today Show, has partnered with Wrangler and is a mentor to young women around the world. Ja’Dayia will be sharing with the students about how to overcome obstacles and finding confidence within yourself. We are excited to welcome Ja’Dayia on Wednesday. This is one virtual guest speaker event you certainly don’t want to miss!

Atoms Explore their Creativity in Art Class

Elementary students practice their watercolor techniques in art class.

Friday, March 5th, 2021Paint us excited as we share that earlier this month, the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary Atoms expressed their creativity in art class. The students in kindergarten and 1st grade drew beautiful self-portraits, while the Atoms in 2nd - 4th grade experimented with color creation. They discovered how to make various shades, hues and of course new colors while using the primary colors red, yellow and blue. Keep up the great work, Atoms!

Senior Spotlight - Karl Russo

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

Friday, March 19th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school welcomes Karl Russo for its next Senior Spotlight. This future architect shares with us in our virtual interview who inspires him the most, where he sees himself in five year, favorite memory as an Atom and much more. As we get ready to shine the ‘Senior Spotlight,’ read our interview below with high school Atom, Karl Russo.

Interview with Karl Russo

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? Getting accepted to colleges I was interested in for my major.
  • What are your goals for after high school? To continue on to college and become an architect.
  • Name one person that inspires you? My Mom.
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? Don't let your work pile up, especially the college application process! These things get harder when you have less time. 
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? I hope to be done with school completely and ready to move on to actually becoming an architect.
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead who would they be and why? Sylvester Stallone. I have a lot of respect for him and he's one of my favorite actors.
  • Name three traits that describe you? Hardworking, persistent, and responsible.
  • What is your favorite hobby? Gaming.
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? I know some, but not everything about video editing.
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? Congressional award trips.

SASCS

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SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408
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SAS Middle School

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Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824
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SAS High School

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Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109
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SANY

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Phone: 315-671-5470
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