December Student of the Month
Tuesday, December 17, 2019—Caring & Compassionate. December Student of the Month Atoms were celebrated for their kind, caring, and compassionate nature for their peers and teachers. We also recognized a teacher that goes above and beyond not only to instill these virtues in her classroom but treats everyone with the care and compassion that they deserve. Thank you, Ms. Fogarty, and all of our celebrated Atoms!
Recycling with Atoms
Thursday, December 12, 2019—#SASCS Elementary Atoms in 2A counted and packaged markers that no longer work to be recycled by Crayola ColorCycle program. ColorCycle is a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore and discuss eco-friendly practices. Way to go, Atoms!
Atoms Take Home Superintendent's Trophy
Saturday, January 4, 2019−Atoms collided when the Syracuse Academy of Science took on the Utica Academy of Science for the second annual Superintendent's Match last Saturday during the Mohawk Valley Basketball Classic. While Utica started with a strong lead, the Syracuse team turned the game around and walked away with the trophy. Until next year, Atoms.
Fourth Grade Atoms and the S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E
Thursday, December 12, 2019—Fourth grade Atoms take to the stage and show off their impressive vocabulary knowledge and spelling skills at the annual Spelling Bee competition, in hopes of advancing to the next round - the local Spelling Bee. There were four students who overcame some incredibly challenging words, and took home the ‘gold’ and will advance to the next round. Congratulations to: Maria, Jayda, J’Shon, and Sajan. Amazing effort was shown by all who participated in the competition.
Atoms Decked the Halls with Music and Art
Monday, December 16, 2019—A festive evening of sight and sound at the annual Winter Concert courtesy of the high school visual and performing arts team. Students in the 8th grade, as well as, the Atoms in the art electives displayed their masterpieces for everyone to see. Following the performance, a catered reception from Wegmans was held. Click here to view the complete performance.
Syracuse Academy of Science High School Band and Choir will be traveling to New York City in May 2020, and will be performing in a national band festival. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
Punch. Jab. Kick. A Self-Defense Field Trip
Thursday, December 12, 2019—Elementary Atoms or should we say ‘karate kids’ visited Five Star Martial Arts on a class field trip. Students learned about self-defense, respect and being an upstander. With the assistance and guidance of their Sensei Atoms discover the building blocks and the foundation of karate. Karate is a sport that requires an immense amount of dedication, focus and perseverance. Atoms related these building blocks and foundation to traits that can be applied in their academic life.
Building off the foundation, Atoms learned several kinds of kicks and punches for self-defense purposes. They were able to practice these moves to help in the release of energy. The field trip concluded with a fun-filled relay where they were able to incorporate their favorite kick of the day. Thank you, Five Star Martial Arts on a fun and educational field trip.
Pie in the Sky Activities Before Winter Recess
Friday, December 20, 2019—What do you get when you mix high school Atoms, with shaving cream, volleyball and a half-day of school? You get a day filled with school spirit, of course! To kick-off the day before winter recess, high school Atoms had an opportunity to participate in an intense game of student vs. staff volleyball. While there were no clear cut winners in this activity, the Atoms certainly had the upper hand for the second activity on the agenda.
Teachers, faculty and staff geared up in plastic ponchos, wore safety goggles and took their seats in the front row for this next activity. With an overflowing plastic pie pan filled with shaving cream, students lined up for the ‘pie-in-the-face activity.’ Atoms had some great aim, as the teachers, faculty and staff were covered with shaving cream from head to toe!
We hope our Atoms, teachers, faculty and staff are having a safe and enjoyable winter recess, as we look forward to seeing everyone next week!
Breaking News - Atoms Invite VIP Guest Reader
Tuesday, December 10, 2019—First grade Atoms had the privilege of welcoming retired CNY Central news anchor, Laura Hand, who joined them as a guest reader. Ms. Hand read two short stories to the students, and also shared with them the inside scoop of being a news anchor. From meeting various community leaders, to stories covered, to a day in the life, this was great career insight for the Atoms. In addition to reading to the students and sharing about her career, Ms. Hand assisted the first graders with some tricky math problems.
In her spare time, Ms. Hand can be found as a guest reader with her therapy dog, Moose at the Onondaga Free Library. Thank you, Ms. Hand for taking the time out of your day to come and visit the Atoms, and for sharing the inside scoop of being a news anchor.
Atoms Donated Toys to The Rescue Mission
Wednesday, December 18, 2019—Elementary Atoms rallied together to help those in need in the greater Syracuse community. A week before winter recess, students collected toys for all age groups, and donated them to the Syracuse Rescue Mission. This toy drive event was a huge success, and the Atoms felt like they were a part of something bigger! Great work, everyone.
Learning to Climb at Central Rock Syracuse
Thursday, November 21, 2019—The Adventure Cooperative for Environmental Stewardship Club, ACES, visited Central Rock Gym to practice cooperative climbing skills and move one step closer to larger outdoor adventures. ACES learned rope safety skills, knot tying, and basic belay techniques to gain confidence in slingshot toprope climbing. After demonstrating competency, students were able to climb freely with their partners or explore the bouldering routes in the gym.