Realizing the Gift of Leadership
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, our fourth-graders received a welcome visit from Pam Brunet, director of Leadership Greater Syracuse. She spoke with our kids about the positive impact the program has on the community, how it matches and links people together to make a difference in their lives, and some of the facilities with which she works. Mrs. Brunet conducted an interactive activity with the students to help them see they each have a special "gift"--a unique attribute they can use to do something nice for another person, to give back what they have received. These Atoms now know--and show--what it means to be a leader!
#SASCS Kindergartners Take a Magical Field Trip
On Friday, December 7, 2018, #SASCS kindergartners went on a field trip to see Dasher's Magical Gift. Students enjoyed watching the performance, and learning about theater while they get excited for the approaching holidays.
Syracuse Police Officers Provide a Lesson in Safety
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, our kindergartners in Ms. Figueroa's class had a visit from two Syracuse City Police Officers. The officers focused on safety and discussed the proper clothing to wear if you're playing outside when it's dark out, how to cross a street, and stranger danger.
Officers read the students the story "We are All Wonders" by R.J. Palacio, and talked to them about the value of being kind to everyone, and celebrating one another's differences. Building positive relationships with community figures is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
Food Bank of CNY Visits #SASCS
On Friday, December 7th, Heidi Soine from Syracuse's Food Pantry came and spoke to one of our sixth grade classes. Soine talked about where they get their food from and who they help as well as discussed the partnerships the Food Pantry has in surrounding counties. Students presented collected donations from our recent Teen Center Night for the Food Pantry as a way to show support for families in need.
Fourth Grade Skates the Morning Away
On Monday, December 10, 2018, fourth graders from #SASCS skated the morning away at the Meachem Ice Rink. Students enjoyed helping each other stand up, skate, and eventually glide. Our educators used this trip as an opportunity for team building exercises. At the end of the day the biggest question on our #SASAtomsminds... "When can we go again?!" Promoting team building through collaborative physical activity is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
Internship Opportunity at Zoo for #SASAtoms
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, a representative from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo visited #SASCS to discuss their paid guide internship program. #SASAtoms over 16 are encouraged to apply. Deadline is January 11. Connecting our students with internship opportunities is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
Art Class With a Twist
On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, first grade #SASAtoms created winter masterpieces at Painting with a Twist. Students learned how to blend two paints to design a different color, worked with their hands, and were ultimately very proud of their reindeer creations. Integrating the arts into our classrooms encourages creative thinking that builds students’ abilities and reasoning processes and is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
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Lesson in Justice from Onondaga County Sheriff Eugene Conway
On Thursday, December 7, 2018, Onondaga County Sheriff, Eugene J. Conway, paid a visit to #SASCS to speak with #SASAtoms currently enrolled in the Street Law course.
Mr. Dwyer's Street Law course shows students the rules of law in the United States. It provides an introduction to the law and the legal system, criminal law and juvenile justice, torts, consumer and housing law, family law, Individual rights, and liberties. Sheriff Conway discussed his experiences with students and described the realities of a career path in law enforcement. #SASAtoms discussed how social media impact his police work, what misconceptions they may have from TV and movies, and general life questions with Sheriff Conway.
Introducing our #SASAtoms to community leaders directly related to their studies is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
Celebrating Citizenship at the November Student of the Month Ceremony
On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, staff at the #SASCS middle school celebrated our November Middle School Student of the Month Award Winners. Students were selected for demonstrating the character strength of citizenship. #SASCS defines good citizens as people who are engaged, in big or small ways, in considering the needs of others in their community. We are so proud of you, #SASAtoms! Recognizing our scholars for their achievements is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
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Gathering in Peace with the Wacheva Dance and Drum Studio
Did you know that the name of the traditional Djembe drum comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" Our #SASAtoms gathered together in peace with the Wacheva Dance and Drum Studio CNY to participate in an African Drumming and Dancing workshop.
#SASAtoms rotated through centers where they learned different beats on the djembe drum, listened to the dundun drum and singing, learned a cultural dance from the Ivory Coast. Expanding students knowledge of the world by learning about diverse cultures is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.