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September Student of the Month at #SASCS Elementary

On Monday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 25, 2018, #SASCS Elementary held our Student of the Month Ceremonies for the month of September. We started off the year by awarding students for the character trait of respect. All students who were given this award showed high levels of what it means to show respect both to the adults in the building, and also their peers. We are building success one ATOM at a time.

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Bosnian War Survivor connects #SASAtoms to Human Rights

On Monday, September 24, 2018, guest speaker, Azra Gradincic, spoke to the fifth-grade #SASAtoms about growing up during the Bosnian war. Gradincic helped the students make connections with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the articles that the students had been working on. #SASAtoms listened attentively to the stories from her youth. Gradincic had to hide in her home to be safe, ran out of certain foods because the shops weren't open, and had to leave her possessions behind to find a safer place to live. The students connected these stories to the human rights they are studying. Guest speakers are just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.

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#SASCS Elementary Signs Olweus Pledge

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the #SASCS Elementary school held its Olweus kick-off. Students have been learning about our Olweus program which is a school-wide anti-bullying initiative. Students participated in grade-level team building activities, had their faces painted, and even shared their silly side with the props at the photo booth. #SASAtoms signed the Olweus Pledge which will be hanging in our hallway for students to have a daily reminder to be respectful, prepared, safe, ready and responsible. 

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#SASCS Participated in a Cornell University Lab at Onondaga Lake

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Ms. Liotta took a group of ninth-graders to two locations around Onondaga Lake to collect water samples. The water collection was for an invasive fish detection program through Cornell University. The collected samples were filtered and sent to Cornell to be tested for eDNA (environmental DNA). Once at Cornell the samples were analyzed through the process of quantitative PCR looking for traces of eDNA from invasive fish species in our local waterways. These hands-on experiences are just one of the ways we are preparing our #SASAtoms for their futures. We are building success one ATOM at a time.

Granola with Grandparents at #SASCS Elementary

On Friday, September 14, 2018, #SASAtoms invited their grandparents to share snack-time with them. Grandparents spent the last part of the day with their students and enjoyed activities and quality time with their #SASAtom. These moments help build our school community and remind us that together we are building success one ATOM at a time.

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Beaver Lake Field Trip with #SASCS Elementary

On Monday, September 24, 2018, #SASCS Fourth-Graders visited Beaver Lake in Baldwinsville. #SASAtoms hiked through some of the many trails and were able to observe nature and wildlife up close. The tour guides taught us about different animals and plants, like the turtle we came across in the water. It was a beautiful autumn day to appreciate nature, just as the Haudenosaunee, whom we are studying in our current ELA unit, do everyday. We are building success one ATOM at a time. #SASCS #SASAtoms

Jazz Master Class at #SASCS High School with Elan Trotman

On Friday, September 28, 2018, world-renowned Saxophonist Elan Trotman hosted a Master Class for members of the #SASCS band. Trotman listened to students perform the pieces they are currently working on, provided feedback, and answered questions about the music industry in general. 
 
Trotman, a former music instructor in the Boston City Schools, focused on the importance of practice when pursuing a musical instrument, and reminded students that it's never too early or too late to consider yourself a musician.  
 
Thank you, Elan, for sharing your talents with our students. We are building success one Atom at a time! #SASCS #SASAtoms
 

3rd Annual Science Meets Jazz Fundraiser

On Friday, September 28, 2018, the Syracuse Academy of Science held its third annual Science Meets Jazz fundraising dinner. Jennifer Sanders and Iris St. Meran, news anchors and hosts of the podcast "The Ladies Room" emceed the event at the Sky Armory. Doors opened at 6:00 p.m. and the evening began with demonstrations from the #SASCS Robotics Club, a silent auction featuring a custom piece created by the #SASCS Art Club, and three musical numbers performed by the #SASCS High School band and choir.
 
Headlining the evening was the world-renowned saxophonist, Elan Trotman. Trotman was accompanied by SAMMY award-winning jazz group, E.S.P. Jazz. The audience enjoyed Mr. Trotman's original work and danced the night away with classics from Stevie Wonder.
 
The evening was put together to bring the world of art and science together in order to raise funds for STEM and Robotics programs at the Syracuse Academy of Science. Overall it was an absolute success, and would not have been possible without the followings sponsors: Pathfinder Bank, M&T Insurance Agency, Barclay Damon, Just The Right Stuff, Wegmans, Americu, Terra Science Foundation, 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Chartwells, WAER, The Sky Armory, ALoft Hotels, George Kilpatrick, Hummels & BME, Jim Stagnitta Electric, and Austin & Co. Thank you for supporting the Syracuse Academy of Science. We are building success one ATOM at a time.
 

CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson Visits #SASCS

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, fourth-grade #SASAtoms got the privilege to meet and speak with CenterState CEO and President, Robert Simpson. He spoke to our students about the company, what it means to be a CEO, his personal goals, the company goals and mission, and what they have done so far to help grow our community. Our #SASAtoms had a great time asking questions, and making personal connections with some of the work CenterState CEO has already done in the Syracuse area. We believe in the value of introducing our #SASAtoms to a company that is working hard to create economic stability and growth in our community. We are building success one ATOM at a time! 

Back to School Night at #SASCS Elementary

On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 our #SASAtom parents and students joined us for a welcome back to school night. Families visited their student's classroom, spoke with the teachers, visited with one another, and shopped at our book fair. Thank you to our wonderful vendors from SUNY ESF, Empower, and the Literacy Coalition. Thanks to them we had fun activities such as a science experiment on how to make pennies float, a scavenger hunt, and learning how to use a telescope. It was the perfect start to a great school year ahead. Go Atoms! #SASCS #SASAtoms

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