Creativity Shines through with recent Art Project

Middle school Atoms showcase their creativity after learning about the Amazon Rainforest with a mixed media, impasto painting

Friday, November 1, 2019Middle school Atoms learned about the importance of the Amazon rainforest and the dangers it can face. Students expressed what they recently learned with a mixed media, impasto painting. They could show either a healthy rainforest or one that is in danger. The media used in this project consisted of the following.

  • Handmade paper from past students
  • Newsprint used from textbooks that were going to be recycled
  • Plastic from grocery bags brought in from the students
  • Streamers that were recycled from past events
  • 690 branches picked up from the outdoors

Through this project it helped remind the students that it is important to take care of our planet.

Experiencing a Day in the Army's Boots

High school Atoms experience a day in the U.S. Army’s boots through virtual reality and a variety of simulation systems

Thursday, November 14, 2019With a little help from the U.S Army, high school Atoms not only experience a day in their boots through virtual reality and simulation, but they also discover what is their ‘warrior.’ Atoms were able to experience six different adventures in the self contained simulation system.

  • Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System
  • M4 Laser-Shot Simulator
  • Apache Flight Simulator
  • EOD Interactive Robotic Arm Simulator

In addition, there were two touch screen computers complete with career navigation capabilities, static displays and Army leadership, educational and career opportunities videos. Thank you, U.S. Army for visiting the Atoms and sharing the variety of opportunities and career paths within this branch of the military. To view more pictures please visit our Facebook page.

Atoms 'Read Up' on their Upcoming Project

Middle school PBL students visit the local neighborhood Little Free Libraries to gather inspiration for their upcoming project

Wednesday, November 6, 2019It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood to take a quick stroll to gather insight on an upcoming project. Middle school PBL students will be creating their very own Little Free Libraries - the world’s largest book sharing movement. Atoms were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to ask a local resident questions about their Little Free Library, as well as, the various construction materials, and of course how do you keep the shelves full. With this new insight, students are ready to tackle this new project and create their own Little Free Library.

Atoms Welcome Volunteer Fireman, Mr. Hudson

Atoms welcome volunteer fireman, Mr. Hudson, who shared with them information about fire safety

Tuesday, October 22, 2019Elementary Atoms didn’t start the fire, but they certainly learned all about the importance of fire safety. Ms. Peryea’s second grade class welcomed volunteer fireman with over 50 years of experience, Mr. Hudson. He shared with the Atoms his knowledge and advice on what they can do if they ever find themselves in this type of situation.

  • Create a game plan. This includes talking with your family and discussing an exit plan and meeting spot so everyone knows where to go in case of an emergency.
  • Practice your Stop, Drop and Roll.
  • How can you bring yourself to safety if you were in a second story fire and your doorknob is hot.

Thank you Mr. Hudson for sharing this helpful fire safety information with the students.

Brown University Visits High School Atoms

High School Atoms welcome Admission Counselor, James Walsh from Brown University

Tuesday, October 22, 2019High School Atoms welcome Brown University’s Admission Counselor, James Walsh. He shared with the students the benefits of attending this prestigious Ivy League university, and how the spirit of the undergraduate open curriculum allows for students to develop a personalized course of study. This type of curriculum provides students with greater freedom to study what they choose and flexibility to discover what they love. In addition, James shared how the environment at Brown University allows for students to feel challenged, supported and have an opportunity to expand their worldview. The education received at Brown will prepare students to flourish as an independent thinker, an innovative collaborator and an active global citizen. Thank you, James for taking the time to speak with the Atoms about Brown University.

PBL Atoms Welcome Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Middle school PBL students welcome guest speaker, Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Friday, November 8, 2019It's not every day you receive a visit from your local assemblyman. Middle school PBL Atoms welcome guest speaker, Assemblyman Al Stirpe - Assembly District 127. Mr. Stirpe shared with the students how he became an assemblyman, as well as, the various laws he helped pass. Thank you Assemblyman Al Stirpe for taking time out of your schedule to speak with the Atoms!

Yer a Wizard Harry ... or Should we say Atoms

Middle school Atoms enjoy a Harry Potter themed day for their merit based activity

Friday, November 8, 2019—"There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations,” in this post, just middle school Atoms who received their ‘official’ letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students who received this letter went above and beyond and were eligible to spend the day at Hogwarts because they followed the school norms of respect, responsibility and safety. 

While at Hogwarts, Atoms were able to experience great adventures such as being invited to play a game of Quidditch, partaking in activities like making Harry Potter bookmarks, playing Jelly Belly Bean Boozled, and of course dressing up as their favorite characters in a themed photo booth with props. Keep up the great work, Atoms. To view more pictures from this merit based activity, please visit our Facebook page.

Hands-On Learning at Beaver Lake Nature Center

Fourth grade Atoms enjoy a hands-on field trip to Onondaga County Parks’ Beaver Lake Nature Center

Wednesday, October 30, 2019Before the snow started to fly, the elementary Atoms adventured out to a beautiful park right in their backyard, Onondaga County Parks’ Beaver Lake Nature Center. Students gained hands-on experience by exploring nature, learning about plant adaptation and the various woodland creatures in our ecosystem. Thanks to the helpful guides at Beaver Lake, Atoms were able to get an up close to view of plant adaptation. They learned that pitcher plants need more energy than photosynthesis can provide, so the plant lures insects into its water-filled flower to use as fuel! In addition the guide shared with them fun facts about the animals at Beaver Lake such as turtles, chipmunks, deer, squirrels and of course beavers. To wrap up their time at Beaver Lake, Atoms saw an eagle-eye view of the lake and enjoyed a relaxing picnic lunch with friends. Thank you, Beaver Lake Nature Center for this hands on learning experience.

'Red Dragon,' Atoms, and a College Visit

High school Atoms enjoyed a college visit to SUNY Cortland

Wednesday, September 25, 2019—High school Atoms visited SUNY Cortland on a college visit. Students attended an information session where they learned the rich history of the university, what it takes to be a 'red dragon,' academic life, admission requirements, as well as, tuition information. Following the information session, students headed out on a guided campus tour where they took in everything the university had to offer. Atoms visited residence halls, classrooms, athletic facilities, and even got to experience Bistro Dining Hall - where they all enjoyed a delicious lunch. Thank you, SUNY Cortland for a great college visit and campus tour.

Atoms Show Appreciation and Celebrate Veterans Day

Atoms showed their appreciation to Veteran and co-teacher Mr. Garcia, in honor of Veterans Day

Friday, November 8, 2019In honor of Veterans Day, elementary Atoms learned the importance of showing appreciation to those who served in the U.S. Military and what it means to be a Veteran. Students wrote thank you letters, made crafts and brought gifts to one of their favorite Veterans, co-teacher Mr. Garcia who served in the U.S. Military, as a way to say thank you for your service. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served (and are currently serving) in the U.S. Military.


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