Syracuse Mayor, Ben Walsh, Visits Middle School Atoms

Syracuse Mayor, Ben Walsh, speaks to the 6th and 7th grade Atoms about the importance of local government and community.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019—Introducing our Atoms to the community leaders and teaching them the values of respecting and caring about their communities is just one of the many ways we continue to build success one Atoms at a time. We were honored to have Syracuse Mayor, Ben Walsh, come in as a guest speaker and share with our 6th and 7th grade students the importance of local government and the community. Mayor Walsh invited students to ask him question and voice their concerns following his presentation. Thank you, Mayor Walsh, for taking time out of your schedule to speak with our students!

A Scavenger Hunt that was Fun for the Whole Family

Elementary school Atoms and their families enjoy an evening at the Back to School Welcome

Thursday, September 26, 2019—Elementary school Atoms or should we say treasure seekers, teamed up with their families at the Back to School Welcome scavenger hunt. Families work together to solve puzzles in efforts to find the treasure, which was a fabulous dress down pass! Following the scavenger hunt, students and their loved ones browsed the book fair.

A Special Visitor joins Atoms during Story Time

Dean of School, Mrs. Miller, joined Mrs. Cusano's first grade class for story time and read to the Atoms, How Rocket Learned to Read

Friday, September 20, 2019—A special visit from Dean of School, Mrs. Miller, story time, and a book fair that is right around the corner. Does it truly get any better than that? Mrs. Cusano's first grade class was thrilled when they found out that it was not only story time, but Mrs. Miller was going to be leading it. She read to the Atoms, How Rocket Learned to Read, a story written by Tad Hills, which highlights the importance of reading and its many benefits.

Future Scientists get Colorful with Chromatography

Ms. Peryea's second grade class studied the scientific method and chromatography

Friday, September 20, 2019—What type of change do you get when you combine water with a coffee filter? You probably don't notice too much of a change. But, let's say your coffee filter now has some colorful design created by a second grade Atom? Well, let's find out what happened, as Ms. Peryea's class did just that. After carefully putting their artistic skills to work, Atoms dove right into the scientific method to determine how a colorful coffee filter will stand up to the addition of water. The conclusion that our astute scientists drew was colors will begin to "climb" when water is added to the coffee filter. What a great experiment to receive a hands-on learning experience about chromatography.

A Quick Sneak Beak on an Upcoming PBL Project

7th grade PBL Atoms learn about how to construct their own bird nesting boxes from Lime Hollow Nature Center's ornithologist expert

Thursday, September 26, 2019—Owl in a days work, 7th grade PBL Atoms gear up for a project that is egg-sighting. Students will be tasked with researching and designing their own bird nesting box. To prepare for the project, we invited ornithology expert, Peter from Lime Hollow Nature Center who shared with the students information on native birds of New York who use bird boxes, various elements needed to make their own nesting box, as well as, bird predators and how to design the optimal box to ensure the safety of the birds. Thank you, Peter, for sharing your expertise with the Atoms.

Ms. Quinn joins Kindergarten Atoms for Story Time

Betts Branch librarian, Ms. Quinn, joins the kindergarten Atoms for story time

Tuesday, September 24, 2019—Many of our elementary school Atoms enjoy visiting the Betts Branch Library for a field trip. However, today was much different. Instead, they received a special visit from one of their favorite librarians, Ms. Quinn, who joined them for story time. Ms. Quinn, shared with the kindergarten class her favorite book and she also made it come to life through the incorporation of various story book character stuffed animals. Thank you, Ms. Quinn, and we look forward to having you join us each month!

September's Character Trait - Responsibility

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school's September Student of the Month recipients

Wednesday, September 25, 2019—Each month we celebrate our Atom's character traits, accomplishments and achievements during our Student of the Month ceremony. The character trait for the month of September is responsibility. The students selected for the Student of the Month demonstrated responsibility throughout their daily school activities. Keep up the great work, Atoms!


Atom Selected to Sing the National Anthem

The New York State Fair Reception, an event organized bythe New York State Comptroller selected one of our Atoms to sing the National Anthem

Thursday, August 15, 2019—One of our talented Atoms with an incredible vocal range was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the New York State Fair Reception, an event that was organized by the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. Such an honor, congratulations, Kennedy, on being selected.

Atoms are the Best Pick of the Apple Orchard

Atoms pick delicious apples on their field trip to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard

Friday, September 20, 2019—Ripe for the picking, third grade Atoms visit one of the top apple orchards in the country, Beak and Skiff. On a quintessential crisp fall day, this fifth generation orchard was the perfect outing for a field trip. Students learned not only about the orchard itself, but about the variety of apple trees they grow, what apples are in season and ready to be picked and how they continue to make Beak and Skiff the ultimate apple picking experience. Atoms enjoyed a timeless wagon ride to the picking location for the day, which was of course followed by picking Honeycrisp apples. After a morning of picking, students gathered together for a picnic style lunch. Thank you Beak and Skiff for a great day and awesome field trip!

Fun Times were had at the Welcome Back BBQ

Games, raffles, and fun for the whole family to enjoy at the SASCS High School’s Welcome Back BBQ

Thursday, September 12, 2019—A live band cranked up the jams at this year's Welcome Back BBQ. Atoms and their families enjoyed an evening filled with festivities, games, raffles and more. Needless to say this event was a huge hit and wouldn't have been possible without the help of many faculty and staff members. Thank you, as well, to all the families who were able to attend. Also, a special shout out and thanks to Frank Stepanek and the band for providing some wonderful tunes throughout the evening. For more pictures of the Welcome Back BBQ, please visit our Facebook page.


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

SAS Middle School

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

SAS High School

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


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Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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