Do Dinosaurs Love Underpants?
Wednesday, April 8, 2020— Syracuse City Fire Fighter, Kelly Wilcox paid a virtual visit to our elementary atoms. She read one of her daughter's favorite books called Dinosaurs Love Underpants to our students. Thank you, Ms. Wilcox, for your time and ongoing dedication to our school. We truly appreciate all that you and your department do for our community.
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2020-21 School Year Lottery
Monday, April 20, 2020—Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary Staff collaborated on uplifting messages of encouragement for their students. While nothing can replace being in a classroom, it is our hope that these little messages canhelp lift our Atoms spirits!
High School Band Won’t Let Pandemic Stop the Music
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020—When the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to in-person band practice, music teacher Lexi Carlson and her band students knew they had to keep the music going.
After trial, error, and six weeks of hard work, the Syracuse Academy of Science High School Band is releasing their first-ever recording—“Ode to Joy,” the theme from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony that for centuries has been a symbol of hope and the resilience of the human spirit. The recording is available on the school’s YouTube Channel, @Syracuseacademy or here https://youtu.be/lHE1SCxpesU
Many of the band members began playing their instruments just this school year. They started practicing Ode to Joy at school in February and continued to learn it remotely through one on one sessions over Zoom video in order to put together the recording being released on Wednesday, April 15th.
It is the first time the students have ever practiced and recorded music on their own. Lexi Carlson, the Syracuse Academy of Science High School band teacher, put together the students’ individual recordings with the support of the Science Academies of New York multimedia department to create the released video recording.
“Ode to Joy has been used across cultures throughout the world to bring hope and joy during difficult times,” Carlson says. “We hope that our performance brings some hope and joy to families in Syracuse today. We're excited that we’ve found a way to still be making music together, now and in the weeks to come.”
About the Band:
The Syracuse Academy of Science High School Band has grown from 5 to 30 students in grades 8-12 over the past four years. The school’s vibrant program teaches students musical and life skills such as perseverance, self-reflection, collaboration, and leadership, making a life-long impact on students and on the broader community through performances, travel, and working with guest artists. Read more about the band here, and learn more about the Syracuse Academy of Science High School at www.sascs.org
Video Message from SAS Elementary
Thursday, April 9, 2020—The educators from SAS Elementary wanted to let their students know just how much they miss them! We hope this video brings a smile to your face. Be sure to give a shout-out to your student's teacher (or former teacher) in the comments! Click Here to Watch the Video
Virtual Visit from Everson Museum
Tuesday, April 7, 2020—Curator of Education at the Everson Museum, Kimberly Griffiths took the time to read one of her favorite childhood stories to Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary Students. Even though we could not have an in-person visit from Ms. Griffiths, the students enjoyed it just as much. Thank you, Ms. Griffiths, for your ongoing support for our children!
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Senior Named to All-CNY Boys Basketball Team
Thursday, April 2, 2020—Congratulations, ZACCHAEUS SMITH 🏀😍🔥 The Senior Forward was named to the 2019-20 All-CNY boys basketball team.
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All CNY Girls Basketball Team Honorable Mention
Thursday, April 2, 2020—Congratulations to Freey Pleasants for her Honorable Mention in the All CNY Girls Basketball Team for the 2019-20 Season. Read the full article here - Full Article
March Student of the Month
Wednesday, April 1, 2020—Who said you need to be in the same location to celebrate success? Not #SASCS! Please join us in celebrating our March Student of the Month Award Recipients at Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School. 👉 Video Link
Section III Basketball All-Star Team Awards
Monday, March 30, 2020—Congratulations are in order to the following Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms for their recognition by Section III Coaches
Freey Pleasants, First Team, Liberty Central, Section III
Xy’El Bradford, First Team, Liberty Central, Section III
Alexius Pierce, Second Team, Liberty Central, Section III
Erykah Pasha, Honorable Mention, Liberty Central, Section III
Ajahnik Brown, Honorable Mention, Liberty Central, Section III
Zacchaeus Smith, First Team, Liberty Central, Section III
Dale McMillan, Second Team, Liberty Central, Section III
Marcus Pasha, Honorable Mention, Liberty Central, Section III
Augustine Jusu, Honorable Mention, Liberty Central, Section III
Owyn Blue, Honorable Mention, Liberty Central, Section III
Boys Basketball https://www.syracuse.com/highschoolsports/2020/03/section-iii-boys-basketball-league-all-star-teams.html
Girls Basketball https://www.syracuse.com/highschoolsports/2020/03/section-iii-girls-basketball-league-all-star-teams.html