Atoms Make the MOST of their Wednesday Before Break

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, First Graders at our elementary school spent the day checking out the awesome STEM exhibits at The MOST downtown. They had a chance to rock climb, dig for fossils, watch a movie about the Amazon on the only domed IMAX theater in NY State, and enjoy the humongous interactive science playhouse! Integrating hands-on Science and Technology into our curriculum is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time!

Turkish Language Competition

On Friday, April 5, 2019, SASCS high school hosted its first Turkish Language Competition. Students from Turkish I classes from SASCS and UASCS competed to demonstrate their Turkish Language knowledge. Both teams made tremendous efforts and were excited to show their skills and talents. Students from SASCS finished the competition in first place, with 25 more points than students from UASCS. As a SANY family, we congratulate all the students who participated and their teachers. Keep up the good work!

Student Art on Display at Beaver Lake Nature Center

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, students in third-grade took time to learn about artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her representation of flowers. To create a line drawing, they explored various flower-reference photos and experimented with the use of oil pastels to add color and detail to their flowers. The New York State Art Teachers Association, Region 3 currently is hosting a month-long celebration of elementary-level student artwork at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Five students were selected to have their work shown in the celebration, along with 105 students from 20 different schools from 13 area school districts. The artwork will be on display during business hours at Beaver Lake Nature Center until April 29.

Happy Feet

On Monday, April 1, 2019, Students who earned 100 Dojos in the month of March were invited to attend a Dress to Impress dance for each grade. Participants wore their fanciest clothes to school, then danced the afternoon away!

Atoms Make a Colorful Impact

On Wednesday, April 19, 2019, to convert waste into a renewable product, SAS students have been busy packing up 380 markers for recycling through the Crayola Color Cycle program. Their ongoing efforts to make the world a greener place include constantly looking into new ways to make a greater impact locally.

Processing Images with AP Art

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Ms. Merrithew's AP Studio Art students toured the Light Work Lab on the Syracuse University campus. Light Work Lab is a member-supported, community-access photography makerspace for individuals pursuing artistic projects. The AP students received a tour of the lab; learning darkroom and digital photography techniques. The students then attended the exhibition of local photography images.

Kicking Spring Into Gear at The Ultimate Goal

On Monday, April 8, 2019, second graders from Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary visited The Ultimate Goal Family Sports Center. Students took part in multiple team building activities including group games such as kickball, dodge ball, musical chairs, tug 'o war, and others. Keeping our minds and bodies active is one way we're building success one ATOM at a time!

Fourth-Grade Gets a New Perspective on Rights

On Thursday, Aprill 4, 2019, 4th graders from the Syracuse Academy of Science visited the National Women's Rights Museum in Seneca Falls, NY. Students were able to connect their learning from our novel study, The Hope Chest, to historical facts that happened right in our state. We learned about the Declaration of Sentiments and the great lengths women and men went to so that we can vote, dress how we choose, go to college, and choose our careers. The museum offers a variety of exhibits that gave us a new perspective on the rights and privileges we have today. As Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal."

Atoms Win Big at 40th Annual CNY Science and Engineering Fair

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Atoms from both the HS and MS attended the 40th Annual CNY Science and Engineering Fair at the Museum of Science & Technology - MOST. This annual event allows students to show off their science skills against others throughout the Central New York Region. Our students took home $45,000 in scholarship offers, and several prestigious awards.

#SASCS Junior Lalita Dahal completed a research project focused on freshwater mussels during the summer of 2018. Her research won several awards including the; Upstate Medical University Dean’s Award in the Biological Sciences, Terra Science and Education Award, Exceptional GENIUS Award, and a Syracuse University Scholarship of $40,000.

#SASCS Senior Amina Andelija
Award: $5000 scholarship from SUNY Morrisville
Senior Level Participant Award for exceptional study and accomplishment in a field of technology.

#SASCS Junior Madina Iskandarova
Award: Signe A Golash Mathematics Award. This certificate is awarded in recognition of the top project in the field of mathematics by a female participant.

#SASCS Seventh Grader Morgan Purcell
Award: Association of Women Geneticists 
This award is offered to female students. These projects should exemplify high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences. Special consideration will be given to projects that increase the public awareness of geosciences, illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, or promote the sensitivity to Earth as a global system.

A total of 26 middle school students represented #SASCS at the annual CNY Science Fair. There, they displayed their remarkable boards and amazed judges with their knowledge.

5th Grade Winners:
Ibrahim Abdul Qadir

6th Grade Winners:
Amir Ramos 
Emily Parks 
Natalie Shelley 
Caleb James 
Malachi Mcgraw-Hass

7th Grade Winners:
Morgan Purcell
Dionne Delafe
Tyreonna Dixie
Yakina Sika-Amoah

Way to go, Atoms! We are so very proud of each one of you. 


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Atoms Earn Second Place at the CNY Innovation Challenge

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the #SASCS Middle School STEM club participated in the 2019 CNY Innovation Challenge at Onondaga Community College. The Innovative Challenge aims to spark ideas and foster entrepreneurship. Our Atoms developed an idea to help eliminate plastic and cardboard waste from our schools. They conceptualized a drink machine that could be used in place of milk cartons and plastic bottles. The design of the machine was to utilize the lunch pin system by having students input their pin number into the machine and have the machine dispense the student’s drink into a biodegradable cup. The STEM team, Molles, took 2nd place in this year's challenge. Way to go, Atoms! 


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

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1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
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