#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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Successful Summer Enrichment Program at #SASCS
Our elementary students at #SASCS enjoyed three weeks of interactive summer games and projects during our Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Summer Enrichment Program. The goal of the program was to provide an educational and positive learning experience for our students. Our #SASAtoms did creative experiments that built on the curriculum from last year that will help them prepare for their upcoming school year. Go Atoms! #SASCS #SASAtoms
#SASCS Math Instructor Mr. Zengin Honored with Prestigious Award
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School math instructor, Mr. Zengin, traveled to Alfred State University for the New York State STEM Education Collaborative (NYSSEC) STEM Summer Institute. Mr. Zengin, math instructor and head coach of the #SASCS Robotics Club, was honored with the 2018 Margaret Ashida STEM Leadership Award. The award seeks to honor those who are making significant STEM connections within their community through their time, actions, talents, and dedication. We are honored to have Mr. Zengin as a part of the #SASCS community and thank him for all his hard work and dedication to our school. Go Atoms! #SASCS #SASAtoms
2018 Kindergarten Graduation at #SASCS
On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 our #SASAtoms celebrated the first formal year of their education during the 2018 Kindergarten Graduation ceremony. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, & we support and encourage our #SASAtoms through every part of their academic career. Go Atoms!
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