SAS Middle School held their 3rd Quarter Award Ceremony
On Friday, April 22nd, 2016, the SAS Middle School held their 3rd Quarter Award Ceremony. Students were recognized for their amazing efforts with awards that range from Most Improved through High Honor Roll. A special award was presented to Huda Ali for her accomplishments in Anti-Litter Poster Contest! Special to this event was the performances of the Talent Club led by Ms. Jones. This event continues to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students! Go ATOMS!
Middle School had a trip to SkyZone Trampoline Park
On Thursday, April 21st, 2016, the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School visited the Skyzone Trampoline Park. Students received demonstrations about a variety of physics related concepts. The wonderful staff there gave amazing presentations on concepts such as how potential and kinetic energy work and Newton’s three laws of Motion. We thank the staff for a wonderful visit!
Former Football Player Robert Drummond's visit
On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 the SAS Middle School was visited by Mr. Robert Drummond. Mr. Drummond is a Syracuse Alumnus who had an amazing football career in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles as well as success with the Canadian Football League as a 4 time Grey Cup winner. He spoke to the student body about hard work, dedication, and giving back to the community. Mr. Drummond is an excellent role model for our students and we appreciate his commitment to help model the values that we hope to instill in our students here at Syracuse Academy of Science.
SAS Middle School entered into an Anti-Litter Poster Contest
On Friday, April 1st, 2016, several students from the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school entered into an Anti-Litter Poster Contest.
Meachem Area Parks Association is currently sponsoring an anti-litter campaign for the valley to launch in the spring. The goal is to restore pride in our neighborhood by encouraging people to keep our streets and green spaces clean and free of litter.
The poster had to be created on their own time without the help of adults. SAS is very pleased that students found the time to put forth effort and artistic skill on a poster design that stressed the importance of cleaning up our environment.
The winners will be selected on or before April 11, 2016. Two winning posters will be chosen, with one in each of the following grade levels: K through grade 4, and grade 5 through grade 8. Prizes will be awarded and both winning posters will be reproduced, printed and distributed for display in valley business, schools, churches and other public venues.
The Syracuse Academy of Science is very proud of their artistic atoms and are keeping their fingers crossed and wishing the best of luck to each student who participated in the Anti-Litter Poster Contest.
The NED Show visited SAS Middle School
On Thursday, March 24, 2016, The NED Show visited the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School. This organization brings a positive message to all students. NED stands for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best!! The NED Show brought us a world class performer who brought a fun, engaging, and entertaining show to our students and left them with a positive message that they will continue to remember for years to come!! Our students highly enjoyed this event and was a great way to kick off the extended Easter weekend!
SAS participated in CNY Science & Engineering Fair
On Sunday, March 20, 2016, 21 students of the SAS Middle School attended the CNY Science & Engineering Fair. The event is attended by schools throughout the Central New York area that includes 11 counties. Students are judged by STEM professionals from local businesses and institutions such as Lockeed Martin and Syracuse University. This was a rich, rewarding experience for all of the students that participated. The following students were recognized individually for their exceptional work.
- 5th Grade: Taha Hayali (Highest Honor)
- 6th Grade: Tahirah Abdul-Qadir- (Honor), Ayse Baysal (High Honor)
- 7th Grade: Xavier Wilson, (Honor), Karl Russo (Honor)
- Special Award Recipient: Ayse Baysal: IEEE Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
We are proud of all of the twenty one students that worked extremely hard to reach this event.
Staff vs. Students Basketball Game at Middle School
On Friday the 18, 2016, the students of the SAS Middle School held the 2nd Annual Staff vs. Students basketball game. 6th and 7th grade students challenged teachers and administrators to beat them at one of their favorite sports. Although the staff prevailed, each and every participant was a winner in what was an amazing experience for the audience and players alike. The MVPs of each team were awarded special trophies. Congratulations to J’viona Baker and Mr. McGriff for their wonderful performance!
Irish Dancing Demonstration at Middle School
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, St. Patrick’s Day, the students and staff of the SAS Middle School had a very special treat. The dancers of the Rince Na Sonas School of Irish Dance put on a show as part of their annual holiday dance outs. Students and staff highly enjoyed this demonstration of Irish culture. Thank you Mrs. Hickey and Mrs. Greenwood and their team!
Guest Speakers in 7th Grade Math Classes
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, the 7th grade math team had two wonderful guest speakers. Josiah Williams. He is a graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High school. He currently goes to University of Buffalo and studies Business Administration. Also, he plays on the UB football team. He is the brother of our very own Mr. Williams who does great work in our 7th grade math classroom. The other speakers name is Greg Brangman. He is also a Jamesvile-Dewitt alumni. He is an Exercise Science major at SUNY Brockport. He also played a collegiate sport as well. The purpose for them speaking to the kids was to provide a different perspective of the expectations in life. Instead, two young fresh faces to provide them with knowledge and wisdom. Some of the key points discussed were time management, academic responsibility, and diligence. In addition, they shared their personal experiences that related to these topics, one of our important goals at SAS is stated in our mission statement. We seek to give our students the necessary skills to be prepared for college, career, and citizenship. These young men spoke to the expectations for two of those three amazing aspects of life.
Honduran Guest Speakers in 5th Grade Spanish Class
On Monday, March 14, 2016, in Ms. Chapman's 5th grade Spanish class, three Honduran young ladies came to share about life in Honduras and answer students' questions. The Atoms had prepared and practiced questions in Spanish to ask the girls. The students enjoyed listening to their answers in Spanish and finding out more about Honduran culture. This was another wonderful event that speaks to our goal at SAS to bring as much culture and perspective to shape our students for a successful future!