On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the #SASCS Middle School held its April Student of the Month ceremony. Students were awarded certificates for their hard work in their core classes as well as special presentations for specials. We recognized and awarded students who have the best coping skills in the face of adversity. This ceremony is a great time for students and faculty alike as we get the opportunity to recognize the amazing efforts of our Atoms. #SASAtoms #SASCS
On Friday, May 18, 2018, #SASCS Middle School students were invited to attend the last Teen Center Night event of the school year. #SASAtoms played basketball, watched a movie, played video games and sang and danced to karaoke. Pizza and drinks were included in the night as well. Students had a blast! We are proud to give students the time to be not only well-rounded students but also time to celebrate the end of the year with their friends. Go Atoms! #SASAtoms #SASCS
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the students of #SASCS toured the Upstate University Hospital and met with the President, Dr. Laraque-Arena. Her words of encouragement and exploration of the healthcare field provided students with the understanding of what is possible with clear goal setting and determination.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, seventh-grade #SASAtoms traveled to the Corning Museum of Glass. While there, students viewed 3,500 years glass history; from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculptures crafted from the liquid sand. Students also learned the difference between glass casting and glass blowing. Lastly and most excitingly, students watched a live glass blowing demonstration. #SASCS strives to expose students to the amazing world of the arts and trips like this help with that goal. Go Atoms! #SASAtoms #SASCS
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the SAS Middle School held its Dean's List Dinner. To qualify, each student had to achieve the high honor roll each of the first three quarters of the school year. We were proud to have over forty students hit this achievement, nearly double of the previous year. With friends and families present, we celebrated their amazing work over dinner. We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to next year's group being even larger. Go ATOMS! #SASCS #SASAtoms
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, #SASCS juniors visited Le Moyne College. Thank you, Le Moyne College, for graciously hosting members of our #SASCS junior class. The campus tour, academic information session, and relevant college advice will help prepare our #SASAtoms to begin planning for their collegiate future. A Special thank you to Mr. Jim Joseph, Dr. Beth Pritts, Dr. Aparna Das, Dr. Jonathan Needleman, and Kayla Burt, for making our visit so memorable. Go Atoms! #SASAtoms #SASCS
On Friday, May 18, 2018 #SASCS fourth-graders had the privileged of meeting Vicki Brackens, an entrepreneur and financial analyst within our community. Ms. Brackens owns a financial firm in Syracuse. Our #SASAtoms learned what a financial-analyst does and related that to what they are learning in math and their curriculum. Students quizzed Ms. Brackens about what it takes to own and operate a business, as well as what Ms. Brackens had to do to get where she is today. Ms. Brackens was kind enough to read the book, "What do you do with an Idea?" to our students. Ms. Brackens followed the reading with a thoughtful discussion about what ideas got her to her place in life today. Engaging #SASAtoms with community leaders is just one way to expand student horizons and help them succeed. Thank you, Ms. Brackens and Go Atoms! #SASAtoms #SASCS
On Thursday, May 11, 2018, two members of the United States Intelligence Community talked to #SASCS students about their experiences working for the United States Government. The speakers shared stories from the field and spoke to our culturally diverse #SASAtoms about the strength that comes from our students' unique heritage and background. The presentation concluded with a scenario in which the speakers asked students to participate in a mock translation event. The rich diversity of our #SASAtoms shone through and represented the following languages: Turkish, Bosnian, Nepalese, Russian, Somalian, Spanish, Vietnamese, English, and more. The agents explained the various ways students could join the Intelligence Community later in life and utilize their bilingual skills, cultural heritage, and personal strengths to succeed. Thank you, USIC, and Go Atoms! #SASCS #SASAtoms