Virtual Literacy Night with Elementary Atoms
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020—Each year the Syracuse Academy of Science hosts Literacy Night which is a wonderful family event filled with reading and adventure. This year our annual event was held virtually during the week of November 9th. Hybrid Atoms received donated books that were able to keep and add to their own personal library at home. Students were encouraged to read stories with their families, as well as, explore the virtual reading room created by Mrs. Georgiadis, our reading specialist.
One of the best predictors of academic success is reading with your child. We are excited to share that this year we had 86 participants in our online Literacy Night. Any guesses as to which was the top book room in the virtual reading room? Atoms also had an opportunity to complete an online form to share what books they read with their teachers to earn additional DOJO points.
The top book room in the virtual reading room was Pete the Cat!
One Team, One Dream - Varsity Boys Soccer Senior Night
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020- The inaugural season of the High School Varsity Boys Soccer season had many challenges. First and foremost a nationwide pandemic. While there were obstacles, this team never let that slow them down. Each game the student athletes played like champions. Highlighting one of our seniors, Daniel Pontello who had 111 career saves in a single season. Good luck to you for the rest of your College Career.
On Tuesday, November 3rd we recognized our Seniors at Senior Night and thanked all who made this season not only safe but possible. At this time we would like to thank not only all of our student athletes but to our Athletic Director, Reginald Pickard, Head Coach Abu Bility and Assistant Coach Lossine Bility for making this season safe, possible and successful for everyone and their families. We look forward to the next soccer season. Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures from Senior Night.
CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em Challenge Results
Saturday, November 14th, 2020- Syracuse Academy of Science high school and elementary Atoms were busy at work this past weekend constructing, designing and winning divisions of this year’s CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Challenge hosted by the MOST. STEM students were tasked with engineering a balsawood bridge in teams or individually. Students would design and construct a truss bridge built entirely out of glue and balsawood. The day of the competition, participants would submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge could support before the structural failure. Below are the results of all of our participant Atoms!
High School - Division C
- The Bridge Between Sisters: Team # 1957, Yakina Sika - 1st Place
- The Golden Bridge: Team # 2000, Malaysia Green & Maya Plasa - 2nd Place
- Toil & Trouble: Team # 1958, Theodore Simon - 3rd Place & Best Design Award
Congratulations to Leyla Hayali for her hard work, dedication and positive attitude! Although her bridge did not place in this year’s competition, she put in a tremendous amount of effort working hard after school drawing up blueprints and building her bridge. Great job, Leyla!
Congratulations to all of our participant Atoms, we are very proud of all your hard work, dedication and accomplishments!
Fun in the Sun on a Warm November Day
Monday, November 9th, 2020—When it is 75 degrees and sunny outside in November, in Syracuse, one must take advantage of this unseasonable weather! The fourth grade Monday/Tuesday Atoms did just that. From decorating the sidewalks with beautiful chalk drawings, reading their favorite stories, running and jumping in piles of leaves it was simply put, a beautiful day!
Here’s Looking at ZOO, Elementary Atoms
Friday, October 30th, 2020—Syracuse Academy of Science elementary teachers, faculty and staff took a walk on the wild side the eve of Halloween. Dressing as zoo animals, and principal Mrs. Miller as the zookeeper certainly led to a ‘zoo’per day for our Atoms as they celebrated the fall with various festivities. Please head to our Facebook page for more pictures of the elementary Atoms’ Fall Festival.
Math is Always Gourd with Kindergarten Atoms
Monday, November 2nd, 2020—Let the gourd times roll with Ms. Harnett’s Kindergarten class, as the students carved out the answers to the case of the Great Pumpkin Investigation. During this activity, Atoms became sleuths and determined not only how many seeds were in pumpkins but the seed size and shape, as well as, the height of a pumpkin. It was determined that the amount of seeds in each pumpkin varied but the overall pumpkin height on average was around 16 cubes! Great work, Atoms!
Apples, Pumpkins and Elementary Atoms … oh my!
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020—Happy Fall y’all from our Elementary Atoms! To celebrate the beauty of the fall the Monday and Tuesday hybrid learning students participated in a Fall Festival. Complete with a dress down day, and fun fall activities such as: pumpkin painting, building an apple tower, creating a fall tree and constructing an apple volcano! It certainly was a gourd time for all. To view more pictures of the Fall Festival, please visit our Facebook page.
Elementary Atom Featured as Artsonia’s Artist of the Week
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020—Color us excited as we share that one of our talented Kindergarten Atoms artwork was featured in Artsonia’s weekly contest, Artist of the Week. The Artist of the Week contest inspires students and promotes the sharing of art with its weekly Artist of the Week campaign. Please click here to vote for Gwen1168. Voting ends on Saturday, November 7th. You can vote daily!
October Student of the Month Ceremony
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020—It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of November, and Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary school recently hosted its October Student of the Month ceremony. Each month, students are recognized for their hard work and for demonstrating the month’s character trait. For the month of October the character trait was trustworthiness. Please click here to view October’s Student of the Month ceremony. Keep up the great work, Atoms!
Atoms Flex their Civic Duty this Election Season
Monday, November 2nd, 2020—It’s Election Day at Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary school. That is, a Classroom Representative Council election to elect this year’s ‘Class Rep’ to represent the 3rd and 4th grade hybrid cohort. Each classroom casted their ballots to elect one representative for their Class Rep. Their Class Rep will be responsible for meeting bi-weekly with Mrs. Wittchen, our school counselor, and will work together to find creative ways to instill SANY’s core values into everyday life.