The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Semper Fi

United States Marine Corp, Sgt Gabriel spoke with high school students about the NROTC Marine Option Scholarship

Friday, October 18, 2019—Syracuse Academy of Science High School had the privilege of welcoming Sgt Gabriel of the United States Marine Corp. Sgt Gabriel spoke with the juniors and seniors about the NROTC Marine Option Scholarship. Through this program students will be allowed to fully experience college for free, and will have the same college experiences as their peers. As part of the program, students will participate in Naval science classes and spend the first two summers learning about the Navy and the Marine Corp. In the third summer, students would spend six weeks attending Officer Candidates School. Thank you, Sgt Gabriel for your service and for speaking with our students about joining the United States Marine Corp. Semper Fi, Oorah!

Do you have what it takes to be a Dolphin?

High school seniors visit LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York for a college visit

Tuesday, September 17, 2019—Where greatness meets goodness, LeMoyne College offers an experience of a Jesuit, Liberal Arts education located right here in Syracuse, New York. High school seniors discovered what it means and takes to become a LeMoyne College Dolphin. Students attended an information session where they learn about the admission process and its requirements, student life, LeMoyne College facts and key information, as well as, tuition information. Following the information session, Atoms had an opportunity to partake in a campus tour where they received a first hand look at campus life, student life, classrooms, the beauty of the campus, athletics, dining services and so much more! Thank you, LeMoyne College for sharing this experience with our high school seniors.

Atoms Help Fight Hunger with the Food Bank of CNY

Atoms welcome guest speaker, Ms. Heidi who shared with them the importance of the Food Bank of Central New York

Friday, October 25, 2019With Thanksgiving slowly approaching, people often find themselves reflecting on what they are thankful for, and look for ways to give back to the community or those in need. With the anticipation of guest speaker, Ms. Heidi from the Food Bank of Central New York, 5th and 6th grade Atoms in Mrs. Swidowski’s social studies class, give back to the community through the efforts of collecting food donations for the organization. Ms. Heidi shared with the students the importance of the Food Bank of Central New York and how it serves around 31,000 meals a day across 11 counties. Thank you, Ms. Heidi and the Food Bank of Central New York for inspiring our Atoms and sharing how we can continue to strengthen our communities and work together to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy in cooperation with the community.

Ghosts and Ghouls Participated in the Annual Fall Festival

Elementary Atoms participated in their annual Fall Festival

Thursday, October 31, 2019Scary good times were had at the annual Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School Fall Festival. Atoms dressed in their favorite costumes and participated in Halloween games and activities. Activities included Hot Potato (or should we say gourd), ghost bowling, pin the eye on the monster, pumpkin fishing, candy corn ring toss, and the handmade photo booth. It was a howling good time for faculty, staff and students!

Pumpkins Flew on a Fall Field Trip to Our Farm

Elementary Atoms visit Golub, “Our Farm,” on a fall field trip

Tuesday, October 29, 2019It’s not every day that you get to witness a pumpkin flying. On a recent field trip to the Golub, “Our Farm,” Atoms had a front row seat to this physics experiment. With the help of the Golub family, they placed a pumpkin on a catapult and launched it across the field - interestingly enough, when pumpkins hit the ground they make a loud bang noise! Students were also able to meet and pet the animals on the farm, such as a 10 week old calf, goats, rabbits, sheep and dogs. What’s more, Atoms had the opportunity to ride a horse. Their favorite part of this fall field trip was not only picking their own pumpkins to decorate for Halloween, but completing a challenging dragonfly corn maze. Thank you Golub Family for such a fun field trip on your family’s Farm. A perfect start to a holiday.

Congressman Katko, will You Come Visit the Atoms

Elementary Atoms invite Congressman Katko to be a VIP Guest Reader and to come speak with their class

Tuesday, October 22, 2019—Elementary Atoms received a brief lesson in Civics as they learned about the important responsibilities of congressmen, specifically New York State's 24th Congressional District Congressman John Katko. Eager to learn more about the congressman, students wrote personalized letters inviting the congressman to come in and speak with their class, and to be a VIP Guest Reader. Congressman Katko, will you come in and read to the kindergarten Atoms?

When We Stand Together No One Stands Alone

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — Our Atoms took the Pledge to create a world without bullying. Sponsored by our Counseling Department at the High School, Atoms had the chance to wear orange in support of the Pacer National Bullying Prevention Initiative. To learn more about this program, visit their website at

Eye Spy Atoms on a Field Trip to the MOST

Middle school Atoms become scientists for the day on a field trip to Syracuse’s science museum, MOST

Wednesday, October 16, 2019—When science meets inquisitive Atoms, there is a reaction filled with learning, knowledge and excitement. Fifth grade Atoms visited the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), where they took their turn at being scientists for the day. No lab coats were needed for their experiments as the day was filled with various hands on exhibits, science demonstrations and exploration. Students discovered the "World Inside Your Brain," a new exhibit by Upstate Medical University, where they took a look at the world inside their head. Next up, was a visit back in time where the Atoms walked with the dinosaurs in the Dino Zone exhibit. Students enjoyed a science demonstration which featured liquid nitrogen. Atoms were able to extend their knowledge of the states of matter. Thank you, MOST, for an educational field trip with hands on learning and science fun.

High School Atoms attend Manufacturer's Career Day

High school Atoms attended Hillrom’s (formerly known as Welch Allyn) Manufacturer’s Career Day

Friday, October 4, 2019—Students from the junior and senior class attended Hillrom's (formerly known as Welch Allyn) Manufacturer's Career Day. Atoms were able to tour the facility, learn about the various products manufactured at the company, their history and how they continue to be the leading manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment. Thank you, Hillrom for this incredible opportunity.

AP Art show their Creativity at the Everson Museum

Atoms in AP Art leave behind their own creative mark on one of the pieces in the Everson Museum’s Yoko Ono: Remembering the Future exhibit

Friday, October 18, 2019Art has the ability to transform, uplift and inspire - a belief held by Yoko Ono. Mrs. Merrithew’s AP Art Class attended a tour of the Yoko Ono: Remembering the Future exhibit at the Everson Museum. With the philosophy that art belongs to everyone, can be created by anyone, and has the potential to change the world, Atoms truly embraced this notion. Ono’s pieces were highly interactive and allowed for guests to leave behind their own creative mark. Atoms had a great time not only leaving behind their own bit of artistic flair, but learning more about Yoko Ono and her artistic style.


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SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
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200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
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1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
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