High School Robotics Class Welcome Guest Speaker
Thursday, November 21, 2019—High school robotics team had the privilege of welcoming guest speaker Robert Ringham, Enterprise AI Architect & Data Scientist at Avanade. Robert shared with the Atoms how AI can be used in ‘real time,’ as well as, how it can be incorporated into our daily routines.
With Robert’s diverse background he explains the variety of avenues students can explore in the robotics, science and engineering industry. Robert’s areas of concentration at Avanade include but are not limited to the following: deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, machine learning, consulting in financial services and capital markets, retail digital development, education, travel and hospitality, oil and gas.
Thank you Robert for taking the time out of your schedule to come and speak with the high school robotics class.
Thank You Bunches for our School Lunches
Wednesday, December 18, 2019—Ms. Dickinson and Mr. Scheemaker’s classes serve up kindness, gratitude and appreciation just before the winter recess. Classes team up and work together to create a beautiful thank you card, sign and special treats for a team that ensures there are healthy options for them to eat, create specialty meals for those with food allergies and for always having a smile on their face - the lunch team. Great work, Atoms!
High School Robotics Team Visits the Middle School
Tuesday, December 17, 2019—Known for its prestige, the high school robotics team share with the middle school Atoms how this program in particular has opened many doors for a handful of its team members. The robotics team has participated in tournaments near and far and inspired the middle school students to continue to participate and study the field of robotics. We hope to see many of our middle school (or soon to be high school) students trying out for the robotics team.
Imaginations Run Wild on Class Field Trip
Friday, December 13, 2019—Elementary Atoms let their imagination run wild when on a field trip to Destiny USA’s WonderWorks Museum. A day filled with hands-on, minds-on science fun that challenged their minds as they explored the many ‘Wonder Zones’ within the museum. A couple of favorite activities include the virtual reality simulator and of course lying on a bed of nails. Thank you WonderWorks and Destiny USA for your generous hospitality. We look forward to visiting again!
NFL Legend Speaks with Middle and High School Legend
Tuesday, November 26, 2019—Former running back for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, Leroy Collins spoke with the middle and high school on how he was able to overcome adversity and set his eye on the prize … playing football in the NFL.
Mr. Collins shares with the Atoms his incredible story of how he battled back from injuries from a tragic automobile accident which left him wheelchair bound, and becoming victorious over life’s challenges. It was with his perseverance, can-do attitude, family and friends who helped him focus on the road ahead and achieve his goal of playing in the NFL.
Thank you, Mr. Collins for taking time out of your schedule to come and speak with the Atoms.
Lights. Camera. Story Time with Redhouse
Wednesday, December 11, 2019—It’s not every day that story time turns into a theatrical experience. But with the help of the Executive Director of Redhouse Art Center, Samara Hannah, she made the characters come to life. Students used their imagination and creativity when listening to the story, ‘Horton Hatches the Egg’ by Dr. Seuss. Imagination and creativity are just two elements that help make an incredible theater performance. Students were excited to learn more about theater and all that Redhouse Art Center has to offer. Thank you Samara, and Redhouse for sharing the wonderful world of theater and reading to the students.
Major Award Alert for Middle School Atoms
Friday, November 8, 2019—It’s time to celebrate the middle school Atoms for all their accomplishments in the month of November. As a monthly tradition, the middle school hosts its Student of the Month Ceremony. Students are awarded certificates based on their hard work, various presentations in their specialty classes, as well as, demonstrating the monthly character strength. For the month of November, the character strength was Citizenship.
It’s always a great feeling seeing many students receive these awards, as well as, new students! Keep up the great work, Atoms. For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.
Sophomore Atoms Visit Colgate University
Thursday, November 7, 2019—Rain or shine, sophomore Atoms visited Colgate University for a college visit. Students had the opportunity to participate in a campus tour and visit classrooms in the historic buildings, learn about campus life and of course experience first-hand the beautiful dining hall. Following the tour, Atoms attended an information session led by Associate Dean of Admissions, Erin Milin, who shared with the students information about the admission requirements, and the college history. Students also received official Colgate University swag - a t-shirt! Thank you, Colgate University for hosting the Atoms and sharing with them the history and tour of the campus.
Atoms Travel Back in Time to the 1800s
Thursday, November 21, 2019—The Erie Canal plays an important role in the history of Syracuse. Fourth grade Atoms learned about the rich history of the canal along with its importance not only in Syracuse but for the trade and travel. Students visited the Erie Canal Museum on a field trip where they where they were able to see how different life was in the 1800s, and were even allowed to board a model of a ship that would have traveled on the canal. Thank you Erie Canal Museum for such a dynamic hands-on experience.
Atoms Feel Better When Their Dancin'
Friday, December 13, 2019—A tradition at Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School to participate in the making of a music video each year. Thanks to our friends at 325 Productions, this year our Atoms showed off their dance skills to the song, "Better When I'm Dancin'" by Meghan Trainor. While we pride ourselves in upholding a rigorous school environment, we also work hard to provide a balance of both academics and fun. It's with this balance that we continue to build success, one Atom at a time.
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