K-1 Student of the Month Ceremony
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, SAS K-1 students held their student-of-the month ceremony for the second quarter of the school year, this time highlighting students who show fairness inside and outside the classroom. These students know how to take turns, treat others with respect, and recognize that fair doesn’t always mean equal. Students who have shown excellent academic achievement, great citizenship, or improvement in academics were also recognized with awards.
Bowling with a Twist
On Friday, January 25, 2019, kindergarten classes took to the lanes of Cazenovia Sports Bowl. While there, students put their teamwork skills to the test: taking turns; helping each other choose, lift, and sort bowling balls; cheering each other on; and celebrating each time a bowling pin was knocked down. When regular bowling turned into rock and bowl, students showed off their dance moves. They had a blast counting how many pins they needed to knock down and keeping track of their scores. Most important, they worked on strengthening bonds within their classroom community.
Making the MOST of a Field Trip
On Friday, January 11, 2019, hands-on learning was favored and encouraged when SAS Kindergarteners visited Syracuse’s Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). Exploring led to learning about major body parts and how they function: the brain, the heart, lungs, and the five senses. Students dug into facts about layers of the Earth and caves, and they even got to dig for fossils! They put their physical fitness to the test by climbing an awesome rock wall. And they absolutely loved seeing the dinosaur exhibits and learning about different types of dinosaurs.
Celebrating Empathy and Hard-Work at the Middle School Quarterly Awards Ceremony
On Friday, January 24, 2019, #SASCS Middle School held our quarterly award ceremony honoring the honor roll and high honor roll students. During the ceremony, we recognized our students of the month who demonstrate the character strength of empathy. We love celebrating the success of our students and are so proud of every one of them.
A Winter Celebration of World Languages
On Thursday, January 24, 2019, voices rang out to a packed gymnasium during the annual #SASCS winter concert. As a school, #SASCS regularly celebrates cultural diversity. Our 2019 recital, "A Winter Celebration of World Languages," featured each grade-level singing one English song and one in a foreign language. Throughout the evening, the audience reveled in melodies of French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Chinese, and English. Students performed a fantastic concert while celebrating cultural diversity through song. Way to go, Atoms!
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Fourth Grade Field Trip to Five Star Martial Arts
On Monday, January 7, 2019, fourth-graders from the Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School attended a field trip to the 5 Star Martial Arts Karate Dojo in Liverpool. Students participated with karate instructors in learning basic moves for karate including how to punch and high kick. Students were able to participate in drills and activities to practice these moves and learned what it means to be responsible with their bodies.
Getting Air with #SASCS Seventh Graders
On January 17, 2019, 47 members of the seventh-grade class and four faculty chaperones from #SASCS attended a field trip to Get Air Trampoline Park. Students engaged in several physical activities including a ropes course, basketball, dodge ball, climbing, and jumping. The purpose of the trip was to facilitate teamwork and further socialize the students for successful interaction while advancing their levels of physical fitness and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. The outing also served as an excellent personalization activity between students and teachers for future learning opportunities in the classroom. Way to go, #SASAtoms!
Building Airplanes with Syracuse University Scholars
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Syracuse University students from the College of Engineering & Computer Science inspired sixth graders at the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School. The students along with their professor explained how the subject matter our #SASAtoms are learning in Middle School applies to Engineering and then introduced an engineering activity for the students to complete.#SASAtoms were tasked to design and build a paper airplane. Teams were allowed preliminary research and then tasked to only use the materials available; paper, paperclips, tape and binder clips. Students and scholars built, tested, and refined their designs in the hopes of achieving the furthest flight.
SAS Robotics Team Win Big at First Tech Challenge
On Sunday, January 6, 2018, the SAS Robotics Team earned the Second Place Alliance Award at the First Tech Challenge robotics competition in Corning, NY. The following students participated in the tournament: Joseph Capra, Lalita Dahal, Benjamin Cameron, Abdullah Cetin, and Umesh Dahal. As a result of this accomplishment, the team has advanced to the NY Excelsior regional championship to be held Sunday, January 20, at SUNY Polytech. Please join us in congratulating all the students who participated in the robotics competition.
Students Vs. Staff Volleyball Game
On Friday, December 21, 2018, the staff and students at #SASCS wrapped up spirit week. High school spirit week has long been a time-honored event that connects students and staff in the most positive way, making everyone aware they are part of something greater than themselves. Recently high school students and teachers participated in a student/teacher volleyball game and enjoyed great music, with games to wrap up the day.