What’s March without some Atoms Madness?

 

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students participated in a socially distant Dunk-Or-Treat event. Friday, March 12th, 2021As many across the country gear up for game day, the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atoms had a slam dunk student activity event - Dunk-or-Treat. On Friday, March 12th the Atoms hosted a socially distant event where students had an opportunity to participate in a free throw game to win prizes, families could participate in a drive-thru trunk-or treat, and vehicles were decorated in various college and university team colors and mascots. Atoms also received candy bags and blow-up basketballs. Remote learning students received Balloon Rocket kits so they would be able to participate in STEM activities from home. Everyone was game day ready, and simply put it was madness! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from this event. Also, please note that all basketballs were disinfected between use.

Scoot Over Winter, Spring is finally here!

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary hybrid learning Atoms enjoy a socially distant outdoor recess on an unseasonably warm day, where they played with scooters.

Thursday, March 11th, 2021Scoot over winter! Spring is here and so are the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hybrid learning Atoms! With temperatures in the upper 60s the Atoms take full-advantage of heat and enjoy a fun socially distant activity for outdoor recess … scooters! A fun time was had by all, and we are all looking forward to having the warm weather stick around for much longer.

Elementary Atoms Participate in Science Fair Week

 Elementary Atom learns about density by combining various liquids together and watches them separate.

Thursday, February 25th, 2021In late February all the Atoms at Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school were busy at work participating in Science Fair week. The students in 4th grade were conducting their own science experiments for the science Fair. The Atoms in Kindergarten through 3rd grade were learning about the scientific method through various hands-on, minds-on science experiments using everyday household items. Some of the science experiments included:

  • Creating a bouncy egg using vinegar
  • Creating a Rainbow Milk Masterpiece using dish soap
  • Combine various liquids together and watch them separate

In conclusion, fun, excitement and learning were had by all. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from Science Fair Week. Great work, Atoms!

Virtual Guest Speakers

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school welcomed virtual guest speakers Mariel Mirra, Tyrone Dixon and Lucas Pettit who shared with the students their hobbies, wisdom, knowledge and career expertise.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021—Late February, and early March, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school had the special privilege of welcoming three virtual guest speakers who shared their wisdom, knowledge, career expertise, hobbies and more with the Atoms. The virtual guest speakers included:

  • Lucas Pettit - Physician’s Assistant
  • Tyrone Dixon - Small business owner & Life Coach
  • Mariel Mirra - Design Director for the Division of Marketing and Communications at Syracuse University

Lucas shared with the Atoms why he chose the profession of a Physician's Assistant, and how he helps keep the community safe and healthy. Lucas also shared why it is important for Atoms to not only stay healthy and safe, but how they can continue to keep these practices in place for years to come.

As a Life Coach, Tyrone shared with the Atoms how they can stay positive and motivated. He also shared various presentations he has done throughout the community and gave them internal tools they need for long term success.

Atoms enjoyed a creative presentation from Mariel who shared the various responsibilities she has as a Design Director for the Division of Marketing and Communications at Syracuse University. Mariel also shared some of the design pieces she completed, and examples of how her designs were incorporated into magazines and common souvenirs that our students may have seen before. In addition, Mariel shared with the Atoms some of her hobbies such as Letterpress (she has her own printing press), and candle making (founder of Candle Company Forge Co.).

Thank you to all of our virtual guest speakers, you have all made an impact not only in the greater Syracuse community but with our students as well. We appreciate you all taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with the Atoms.

Remember When we had Feet and Feet of Snow?

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students bundle up for outdoor recess where they enjoyed climbing the massive snow banks in the parking lot.

Thursday, February 25th, 2021We all know that Syracuse is known for its snow and for loving winter. But do you recall all that snow that we had in February? We certainly do! Late February, the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school and high school Atoms enjoyed a nice bundled up and participated in fun winter activities like climbing massive snow banks in the parking lot and building snowmen for National Honor Society's Snowman Building Contest.

Over Mid-Winter Break, the high school National Honor Society challenged students to build snowmen. Congrats to our first place winner Naomi Garcia (snowman titled Red Bull Team USA), and runner up winner Kei'Air Everson-Brown (snowman titled Lazy Tom). Please visit our Facebook page to view the winning snowmen designs.

With the weather in the 60s this past week, we are looking forward to the spring … remember to set your clocks forward one-hour for Daylight Savings time!

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Carlson

Syracuse Academy of Science shines a spotlight on high school music teacher, Ms. Carlson for its next Teacher Spotlight.

Friday, March 12th, 2021Tune those pitch pipes and strike up the band, as our next Teacher Spotlight features everyone’s favorite high school music teacher, Ms. Carlson! Ms. Carlson is a teacher of many talents, as she teaches Band, choir, guitar, piano, music theory, and general music. Check out our interview below with our high school music teacher, Ms. Carlson.

Interview with Ms. Carlson

  • What three traits define you? Life-long learner, dedicated, organized.
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment would have to be performing all over the world, I've really seen how music can open doors across languages and cultures.
  • Best book you have ever read? I mostly read The New Yorker these days, but I love reading fiction and non-fiction of all kinds. I can't think of a specific book!
  • What is one thing you cannot resist?(food/dessert/candy/etc.) I love baking and eating baked goods of all kinds.
  • If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would they be and why? I really miss having dinner with people (outside of my immediate family) due to the pandemic! I think it would be fascinating to sit down with American composers Harry T. Burleigh and Florence Price to learn about their musical writing and challenges as musicians in the early 20th century.
  • What advice would you give to kids who are struggling at school? Set small goals every day, keep a to-do list, and cross things off as you finish them.
  • Tell us, what is something that might surprise us about you? I've lived and traveled all over the world, I speak Spanish and German.

Virtual Talent Show

Syracuse Academy of Science high school invites the Atoms to share their many talents at its virtual Talent Show on Friday, March 26th at 12:00 PM.

Friday, March 26th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school invites the Atoms to share their many talents at its virtual Talent Show on Friday, March 26th at 12:00 PM (Noon). Videos will be compiled and shared live via Zoom. Please see the details below for audition information and talent ideas.

Talent Ideas and Suggestions

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Art
  • Gym Challenge
  • Creative Writing
  • Theater
  • ASL Alphabet Challenge

Audition Information

Both hybrid and virtual learning students are eligible to audition for this year's virtual Talent Show. Please see the information below.

  • Hybrid Learning Students: Auditions will be held on Friday, March 19th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Please schedule a time to audition in-person.
  • Virtual Learning Students: Audition video submissions are DUE Friday, March 19th. When creating your video submission please remember to have good lighting (not backlighting) and good sound (especially if you are singing or playing an instrument).

For more information, please contact Ms. Carlson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

February Student of the Month

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosted its monthly virtual Student of the Month Ceremony where it recognized students and staff for demonstrating the character trait, ambition

Thursday, February 25th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosted its monthly virtual Student of the Month Ceremony where it recognized students and staff for demonstrating the character trait, ambition. As we have many ambitious and hard working Atoms and staff at the school we would like to congratulate all of our nominees and the Atoms. Click here to watch Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school’s virtual February Student of the Month ceremony. Keep up the great work, Atoms!

Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Pictures

Syracuse Academy of Science high school varsity and junior varsity Atoms take on division rivals Bishop Grimes.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021The Syracuse Academy of Science high school boys Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams have faced many a fierce opponent this season with games that were certainly nail biters. The Atoms are currently ranked 4th in their division with two games left in the seasons. Their next game is scheduled for 03/09 against Bishop Grimes. Their season will conclude on 03/11 against their opponent, Bishop Ludden. Good luck, Atoms! Please head to our Facebook page to view more pictures from the Syracuse Academy of Science high school Varsity and Junior Varsity Atoms.

Lady Atoms Varsity and JV Basketball Pictures

Syracuse Academy of Science varsity and junior varsity Lady Atoms take on division rivals Christian Brothers Academy.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021The Syracuse Academy of Science high school Lady Atom’s varsity and JV Basketball teams are having quite the season. The varsity Lady Atoms are currently ranked 3rd in their division and most recently took on cross-town rivals, Christian Brothers Academy.

The next game for the Lady Atoms will be on 03/09 against their opponent Bishop Grimes. Their season concludes on 03/11 against their opponent, Bishop Ludden. Good luck, Atoms! Please head to our Facebook page to view more pictures from the Syracuse Academy of Science Varsity and Junior Varsity Lady Atoms.

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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
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SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824
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SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109
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SANY

1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475
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Transportation

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SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260