STEM Club visists Cornell Botanic Garden

SASCS middle school STEM club visit Cornell Botanic Gardens

June 13, 2019—Inspired through cultivation and conservation, the middle school STEM club took in beautiful new sights, and floral smells at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. A favorite amongst Atoms was the Mundy Wildflower Garden. This garden is the centerpiece of Cornell Botanic Gardens' native plant education program and is known for its exceptional diversity of early spring blooming wildflowers such as skunk cabbage, trout lily, marsh marigold and trillium.

Atoms Volunteer with Van Duyn Center

SASCS Atoms volunteer their time this school year with Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

Thursday, June 6, 2019—Throughout the year, Atoms spent quality time through volunteer work with the residents of Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. Through this opportunity, students were able to become more involved with their community, learn new skills, and were able to get to know the residents and hear their life stories. As we get ready to wrap up another successful school year, Atoms celebrated the connections they made with the residents. To make this special day even more sweet, everyone enjoyed some delicious ice cream sundaes.

Over 60 Atoms attend the Dean's List Dinner

Over 60 Honor Roll students qualified for the SASCS 2019 middle school Dean's List Dinner

Friday, June 7, 2019—Atoms are on a roll, the Honor Roll that is. It's time to give a round of applause and kudos to all our Atoms for their hard work this school year. A time-honored tradition, the middle school Dean's List Dinner, recognizes students for their academic success. Atoms who maintained a 90% or higher average for the first three quarters were invited to celebrate this moment with their friends and family. We are so proud of their accomplishments and look forward to a much larger group of Honor Roll students next year.

Atoms Learn first-hand about the Butterfly Life Cycle

SASCS Atoms gained hands-on experience when learning about the life cycle of a Painted Lady butterfly

Wednesday, June 12, 2019—Animals in action are so much fun … especially when you have hands-on experience with a beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly. Atoms witnessed the stages of their soon to be butterfly. From an oh so tiny caterpillar, to watching it form a cocoon in the chrysalides stage, to emerging into a Painted Lady butterfly two weeks later, to finally entering metamorphosis. This is an experience that they will never forget. Atoms safely released their new friend into the wild on a beautiful sunny day.

7th Grade Atom receives 2019 WonderKid Award

7th grade Atom receives the the 2019 WonderKid award in the category of Academic Excellence

Friday, May 17, 2019—Students from ten counties in Central New York competed in Destiny USA's Wonderworks WonderKid program. Nominated by their teachers, this program highlights the student achievement in categories such as: Academic Excellence, Service to Community and Future Scientist. 7th grade Atom, Maria, was named the 2019 WonderKid recipient in the category of Academic Excellence. In this category, the student not only displays excellence in academia, but exceeds expectations of their teachers and peers and realizes the importance of educational rigor in their future. Recipients also had the opportunity to meet their keynote speaker and award presenter, former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Don Thomas.

Atoms step out on to the 'Red Carpet' for Reading Night

SASCS Atoms enjoy a Red Carpet Reading Night, a tradition for our elementary school

Thursday, May 30, 2019—Atoms dress to impress for an evening on the 'Red Carpet.' Reading Night, a tradition at our elementary school is an event for the whole family. Students were able to enjoy various reading stations and movie treats. Stations at the event include: a family reading station, watching student-made book trailers, a movie plot bean bag toss, creating their own candy bar bookmarks, sight word games, a photo booth, and information on how to earn free books this summer.

Atoms Love to Read at Betts Branch Library

Atoms embark on a literacy adventure at the Betts Branch Library

Tuesday, June 11, 2019—Having fun isn't hard when you have a library card! Atoms enjoyed an afternoon field trip to Betts Branch Library, one of eight branch libraries of the Onondaga County Public Library system. Students were able to make their own bookmarks, enjoyed listening to a story read by an astronaut, and browsed books with librarian Quinn!

Kindergarteners Field Trip to Onondaga Lake Park

SASCS kindergarteners enjoy a day at Onondaga Lake Park

Thursday, May 30, 2019—It's not everyday that you get to spend the afternoon in the "Central Park of Central New York," otherwise known as Onondaga Lake Park. Our kindergarten class celebrated a successful year of hard work by spending time with their friends catching some fresh air and experiencing all that Wegmans Playground has to offer.

Atoms Create Business Plan for School Store

As part of project based learning, Atoms team up to create a detailed business plan on how they would run the school store

Friday, May 17, 2019—As part of project based learning, these industry titans (or should we say Atoms) team up to create a detailed business plan on how they would run the school store. From inventory management, to cost per unit to marketing and promotion these budding entrepreneurs have their eye on the prize … running the store in middle school. Upon completion of the business plan, teams presented their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges. Great job Atoms!

Fourth Grade Atoms Help Clean Up Our Community

Atoms make a positive impact on our community by volunteering to pick up litter while en route to their field trip to Webster Duck Pond

Friday, June 7, 2019—Atoms rolled up their sleeves, put on gloves, grabbed some tongs and started picking up litter in our community, while en route to their field trip at Webster Duck Pond. A hidden gem in Syracuse, students enjoyed feeding the ducks and taking in the beautiful scenery. To reward Atoms for such positive behavior and good citizenship, they walked to Arctic Island for some delicious desserts. Great job Atoms on making a positive impact on our community.


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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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