4th Grade Atoms Are Ready to Welcome Middle School
Monday, June 24, 2019—The month of June is one filled with excitement, hard work, and bittersweet moments. For our 4th grade Atoms, we embraced and celebrated all that June offered especially at the Moving Up ceremony. Dean of Students, Mrs. Smith, provided words of encouragement as Atoms got ready to close the door to elementary school and are ready to open the door to middle school. We wish you great success in middle school, high school and beyond!
Atoms Visit Rosamond Gifford Zoo and The Wild
Monday, June 24, 2019—For the last field trip of the school year, Kindergarten and 3rd grade Atoms opted for an animal adventure at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and The Wild Animal Park. Both locations are a favorite for many of our students. Atoms thoroughly enjoyed feeding Jase the giraffe delicious carrot sticks and watching feeding time with Bengal Tigers, Kiara and Oden. Thank you to both Rosamond Gifford Zoo and The Wild for allowing our Atoms to have the 'Best Day Ever' and for teaching them about various animal species.
The Annual Student vs. Staff Basketball Game
Thursday, June 20, 2019—Man to Man, 3-2 Zone, whatever it took to beat the Atom's fiercest opponent yet, the staff! The annual Student vs. Staff basketball game is a favorite, and this year proved to be a challenge for the Atoms when the staff took an early 15 point lead. Although draining some threes and scoring in the paint allowed for the students to catch up, the staff had quite the lead and didn't prove to be slowing down anytime soon. The final score, 77 to 45.
Atoms score a Home Run with this Field Trip
Thursday, June 13, 2019—Fourth grade music students enjoy a night out at the ballpark with their families. Atoms cheer on the home team, Syracuse Mets, with a 6-5 victory over the Charlotte Knights. Students sat on the third base side (near the Mets' dugout) and were able to see the players up close in action. What's more, Atoms were able to participate in on-field activities in between innings, caught a few game balls, and had their picture taken with mascot Scooch. Thank you, Syracuse Mets for such a memorable event!
Rain or Shine, Atoms participated in Field Day
Friday, June 14, 2019—The weather outside may have been wet and dreary, but our elementary school Atoms said 'game on' to their Field Day! From bounce houses, to races, to games and challenges, our gymnasium was filled with laughter, excitement and ultimately fun. Rain or Shine, Atoms certainly know how to have a good time.
Atoms Field Trip was a bit on 'The Wild' Side
Tuesday, June 18, 2019—On 14 acres of land, with both domestic and exotic animals, Atoms embarked on a 'wild' adventure. The Wild Animal Park, is a favorite field trip location for many of our students. For the first graders, a highlight was the Tiger Experience Show, where they witnessed a live feeding of Bengal Tigers Kiara and Oden. Atoms learned many fun facts about their feline friends such as when they are on their hind legs, tigers can reach up to 8 feet tall! The adventure continued as the Atoms interacted and fed goats, sheep, llamas, camels, giraffes and ducks! Thank you, The Wild, for your generous hospitality and for making this field trip a wild good time.
Atoms Celebrate Father's Day with Donuts for Dad
Friday, June 14, 2019—Raised glazed, jelly filled, powdered sugar, sprinkles on top. Each so sweet, and uniquely different all on its own, just like dad! In honor of Father's Day, Atoms celebrate dad and the father figures in their lives at our annual event, Donuts for Dad. Thank you, to all the dads for being a part of our Atoms lives and for all that you do.
Atoms Welcome Guest Speaker Ralph Singh
Monday, June 10, 2019—Founder and chair of the Wisdom Thinkers, Ralph Singh, spoke with our first grade Atoms about creating a climate that nurtures character. In addition, he shared with the students the importance of diversity, how to respect people's difference of opinions and used stories to illustrate anti-bullying morals. Atoms were able to learn how they too can grow to become assets to their community.
Elementary Atoms create Magic in the Air
Monday, June 24, 2019—Atoms invite you to come and 'feel the magic in the air' with their end of year music video. A time-honored tradition, our elementary school students, teachers and staff from not only Syracuse Academy of Science, but Utica Academy of Science and Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship schools partook in the event, as well. We hope you enjoy this video. Great job Atoms!
Music: Magic in the Air by Magic System
Atoms compete in the 17th Annual CNY Rocket Challenge
Saturday, June 1, 2019—Three, two, one … blast off! Middle school Atoms compete in a challenge that was out of this world, the 17th Annual Central New York Rocket Challenge. Hosted by the MOST, teams were judged on the quality of their construction, knowledge of the subject, how well they estimated their trajectory, and whether or not their "eggstronaut" survived its ride into the sky. Unfortunately, none of our "eggstronauts" survived the journey. The competition was held at Syracuse University's Skytop Field.