Middle School Store, Above Average, is now Open
Wednesday, October 9, 2019—Middle School PBL students are excited to announce the grand opening of the school store, Above Average. A one stop shop when it comes to all your school supply needs. The store will sell a variety of items including pencils, notebooks, earbuds and even squishies! Above Average will be open during 4th and 5th period. Please make sure to come by and check it out.
Atoms STEAM on to Victory at the MOST
Saturday, October 19, 2019—Atoms competed in the MOST's CNY Steamboat Challenge, and did what our Atoms do best … they came to compete and WON! With over 60 teams participating from across Central New York, we are proud of our students for taking home not only 1st place, but 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, as well for the high school competition. Middle School and the Elementary school were not far behind with taking home 3rd and 4th place.
Participants were tasked to work in teams of up to here to build a steamboat out of recycled materials that runs on steam created by the heat of a tea candle. The boats raced on 3" of water in an inflatable raceway that measures 110" long by 6" wide. Participants were judged by the following criteria.
- Speed of boat
- Team's presentation to judges about how they built the boat and what they learned
- Team's creativity and innovation in designing the boat
High School Competition
Congratulations to the following students
First Place: Benjamin Cameron
Second Place: Brianna King and Joseph Capra
Third Place: Ekrem Cetin
Fourth Place: Anthony Losurdo, Abdul Pady and Abdullah Cetin
8th grade students Malaysia Green and Maya Plaza won the 'Steamboat Competition.'
Middle School Competition
(Division I: 4th-6th grade. Division II: 7th-8th grade)
Third Place: Cesar Lazcano, Nasir Parks, and Ne’Reah Rivers
4th Place: Cece Goodyear and Erica Buck
Elementary School Competition
Team SAS Zero Sugar were thrilled to be competing in this year's competition. With weeks of boat construction, the team unfortunately didn't place, and are already thinking of new designs for next year.
Congratulations to all our Atoms who competed. We are so proud of you!
Atoms Take a 'Sick Day' on this Field Trip
Monday, October 7, 2019—Sometimes a hospital can seem like a very scary place. First grade Atoms take a 'sick day' and visit Crouse Hospital's Hospital Land to learn all about being admitted to the hospital, as well as, what it's like to be a patient. Students were able to try out some of the hospital's equipment such as the stretcher, wheel chair, crutches and hospital bed. Atoms soon discovered that the hospital was in fact not that scary of a place after all. To view more pictures please visit our Facebook page.
Slam Dunk Guest Speaker visits with the Atoms
Monday, October 7, 2019—No spectators or benchwarmers here! Elementary Atoms welcome guest speaker, John Wildhack, Director of Athletics at Syracuse University. Mr. Wildhack shared with the students a day in the life for Syracuse Athletics, various sports programs on campus, his life experiences, and even his previous job position at ESPN. Atoms were full of questions on all things Orange! Thank you, Mr. Wildhack for taking the time out of your busy schedule and sharing with our students the wonderful world of collegiate athletics.
St. John's University Visits High School Atoms
Wednesday, October 2, 2019—St. John's University admissions counselor, Tyree Vann, shared with the senior Atoms how St. John's University's legacy could be their own legacy. Offering over 100 undergraduate programs ranging from fashion studies to finance, students (or Johnnies) who contributed over 137,000 community service hours in one year, and three New York City campuses, Atoms learned how the Johnnies are leaders, innovators, explorers and top-level interns. Thank you, Tyree for sharing a day-in-the-life and providing great insight into the university.
All Write with the Atoms to Invite a Guest Speaker
Friday, September 27, 2019—Our story starts here with a special guest named Casey Rose Frank, an esteemed author and writer, who shares with the 7A middle school Atoms the wonderful world of fiction. Casey discusses with the students the many types of fiction that exist today. From novellas to short stories to flash fiction, and everything in between. In addition, she provided insight into the field of writing and reading by sharing some of her professional and personal experiences. Atoms enjoyed having Casey in class and learned new information about this creative industry. Thank you, Casey for inspiring our Atoms and for sharing your expertise with our students.
In-CIDER Scoop on this Kindergarten Field Trip
Friday, September 27, 2019—When you have one of the top apple orchards in the country in your backyard it is only natural to explore, pick apples, and have a very sweet time. Kindergarten Atoms are getting ready for their upcoming project of the Apple Life Cycle activity. To get a first-hand look at all things apples, they ventured out on a field trip to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard. Atoms picked (and yes, sampled) apples, discussed the stages of an apple tree and bonded with fellow classmates on the 'Cool Play Zone.' Thank you, Beak and Skiff for such a memorable field trip.
Syracuse Mayor, Ben Walsh, Visits Middle School Atoms
Wednesday, October 9, 2019—Introducing our Atoms to the community leaders and teaching them the values of respecting and caring about their communities is just one of the many ways we continue to build success one Atoms at a time. We were honored to have Syracuse Mayor, Ben Walsh, come in as a guest speaker and share with our 6th and 7th grade students the importance of local government and the community. Mayor Walsh invited students to ask him question and voice their concerns following his presentation. Thank you, Mayor Walsh, for taking time out of your schedule to speak with our students!
A Scavenger Hunt that was Fun for the Whole Family
Thursday, September 26, 2019—Elementary school Atoms or should we say treasure seekers, teamed up with their families at the Back to School Welcome scavenger hunt. Families work together to solve puzzles in efforts to find the treasure, which was a fabulous dress down pass! Following the scavenger hunt, students and their loved ones browsed the book fair.
A Special Visitor joins Atoms during Story Time
Friday, September 20, 2019—A special visit from Dean of School, Mrs. Miller, story time, and a book fair that is right around the corner. Does it truly get any better than that? Mrs. Cusano's first grade class was thrilled when they found out that it was not only story time, but Mrs. Miller was going to be leading it. She read to the Atoms, How Rocket Learned to Read, a story written by Tad Hills, which highlights the importance of reading and its many benefits.