Elementary School Art News!
Thursday, March 5, 2020—Here at the elementary school, art is created, celebrated and shared. We began sharing out student artwork with families through Artsonia at the beginning of the school year and are proud to continue to use this tool. Each month a newsletter is sent through email, sharing the artful news of the month and upcoming events related to art. Along with the newsletter, each project students create is uploaded to their personalized portfolio. If you have activated parental access, you can see your student's artwork. If not, please see the artsonia login information on your dojo account.
Middle School Science Fair
Friday, February 28, 2020—A cornerstone of the #SASCS foundation is our commitment to promoting scientific literacy. Scholars at the Middle School recently presented their annual science fair projects to judges from around the community, including SANY Alumni. Way to go, Atoms!
Read Across America Week
Friday, February 28, 2020—It's #ReadAcrossAmerica week! The middle school kicked off the celebrations last Friday by celebrating Dr. Seuss’ (belated) birthday! Students rotated between three different stations related to the books Horton Hatches the Egg, The Cat in the Hat, Oh the Places You’ll Go and The Lorax. The stations included reading and writing activities, STEM activities, and a video with activities about The Lorax. We would like to leave you with one of our favorite quotes that embodies what we hope for our students as they go into the world, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - The Lorax.
100 Black Men Lesson for Black History Month
Friday, February 28, 2020—Scholars from 8th and 9th grade attended a presentation by Jerome Walker from 100 Black Men Of America, Inc.. His presentation uncovered truths regarding Black History Month and why it's celebrated in the month of February. During the 90-minute presentation, students analyzed historical documents to learn about the origins of slavery in the United States, and they identified important contributions many Africans have made over the years. Students were encouraged to dive deep into their culture, talk with their families about it, and research the subject further to continue uncovering more truths. #BlackHistoryMonth
No “I” in Team!
Thursday, February 27, 2020 & Wednesday, March 4, 2020—First and Second-grade Atoms raced, competed, laughed and learned during their respective field trips to Ultimate Goal. Students participated in many team-oriented games and activities, with a focus on working together, physical activity and FUN! Our Atoms burned off some winter blues, and they thank the staff at Ultimate Goal for yet another fantastic trip.
Black History Month Celebration with Jennifer Sanders
Friday, February 28, 2020—In celebration of Black History Month, first graders spent time with News Channel 9 anchor Jennifer Sanders! She spent some time with us explaining that she doesn't only share news on TV, but she also plays many roles behind the scenes. Before leaving, she invited the students to repeat some positive, powerful messages about how great they are and that they can achieve any dream they have with lots of hard work and determination.
Seniors Visit OCM B.O.C.E.S.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020—A group of SAS Seniors traveled to OCM B.O.C.E.S. for an information session and a tour of the facility led by Adult & Continuing Education Coordinator Matt Tarolli. Students were informed of the various trade programs available on campus, and they were able to get a grasp of a handful of the programs by visiting classrooms and workshops.
Robotics Team Wins Big at Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, February 29, 2020—The #SASCS High School Robotics Team won big this weekend at the FIRST Tech Challenge Clarkson University Qualifying Tournament.
Recap: Our Atoms won their first F I V E matches of the day. Although they fell short in the final match, our #SASAtoms robotics team achieved the Second Alliance Captain Award and the Best Design Award at the competition. Junior Umesh Dahal was honored for his Dean's List status as well.
Please congratulate the following students, Benjamin Cameron, Joseph Capra, Umesh Dahal, Lalita Dahal, Ali Barbour, Anthony Losurdo, and Jose Rosa. Way to go, Atoms!
Making Winter A Little Warmer In Syracuse
Thursday, February 27, 2020—Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School Atoms donated six bags of gently used coats to the Syracuse Rescue Mission to help other children in need. Thank you to all of our community members who helped make this coat drive such a success.
#BlackHistoryMonth, Student of the Month & Science Fair Winners
Wednesday, February 26, 2020—This month's Student of the Month Award Assembly featured a special performance from our very own Step Team in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. The performance included step, a brief introduction about the importance of Black History Month, and highlighted influential leaders such as Rosa Parks. Click Here to Watch the Full Video
Awards were also presented to our most ambitious scholars during the month of February. The most Ambitious Teacher Award went to Ms. Murdie and Ms. Kovarik.
Last (but certainly not least) Science Fair Winners were announced! Congratulations to Peyton Dunlap who received first place, Jayda James and Fatima Tihic who received second place, Emmerson Auge, Jayden Howington, and Alexiana Valentin who received third place. Honorable mention went to Selassie Everett-Dahlke and Soly Bonilla. Runners up included Jayniah James, Mirandalynn De la Cruz, and Luke Scharf.
Great job to all of our participants, we are so proud of you!