SU Student Athletes Share Skills with Fifth Graders
On Friday, March 22, 2019, several Syracuse University football players, rowers, and dancers came to the Middle School to share their athletic training and experience with some of our 5th-grade students. They discussed how they manage their daily schedules and balance commitments to their teams. Some topics included the importance of creating and carrying an agenda, acclimating to a new place (one rower was from Amsterdam), and being dedicated to one’s team. Students were eager to ask questions, and at the end of the discussion, they got to play basketball and knock out with the athletes. Some of the SU dancers taught cheerleading steps and the students had an opportunity to show off their flips. Hands down, it was a spectacular way to learn.
Frog Flinging in Fairy Tale Land at #SASCS Elementary
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Atoms and their families spent the night exploring a math-filled fairy tale land. Families measured their shoe prints to see if it was just right, crafted crowns fit for a king, solved princess and the pea fractions, and everyone's favorite -- flung frogs far in the gym. Integrating community building, academic achievement, and fun into our school is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
Winter Student of the Month Ceremony at #SASCS Middle School
On Friday, March 15, 2019, #SASCS held it's January and February Student of the Month Ceremony. Determination, Friendship, Maintaining Relationships -- At #SASCS we believe all of those skills are important, which is why they were the characteristics used to honor our January and February Middle School Students of the Month. Atoms were also recognized for their hard work in their core classes. Way to go, Atoms. We are proud of you for continuing to strive for success!
Second Grade Van Duyn Field Trip
On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, second graders from SAS Elementary visited Van Duyn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the second time this school year. Students spent a couple of hours playing board games and talking with the residents there, as well as having lunch. The highlight of the trip was a life-size Monopoly board the employees created! Interactions between generations through play is one way we are building success one ATOM at a time.
#SASCS High School Olympics and Talent Show
On Friday, March 15, 2019, high school students celebrated Winter Olympics in a unique way--indoors. Four students in each grade from 8th to 12th worked together in a competition to see which grade could complete an obstacle course in the fastest time. And the winner? The 10th grade class! Each participant was rewarded with a pizza party for competing in the event. An added highlight was the showcase of diverse musical talent featuring students and teachers singing, playing musical instruments, rapping, and beatboxing.
Kindergarten Displays their Creativity at Painting with a Twist
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, kindergarten students took a trip to Painting with a Twist, where the budding artists put on aprons and were eager to show everyone their painting skills. Before they could, they needed to learn what the "Papa Bear" and "Baby Bear" brushes were used for and how to clean them when done. Each student created a painting of a purple seal, and while they waited for their masterpieces to dry, they played hot potato and heads or tails. In the end, each painting was just as unique as each student.
SMASH-ing Success at Teen Center Night
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, #SASCS Middle School held it's third Teen Center night. Teen Centers are designed to provide students with a safe and relaxing space to spend time with their peers. Students played basketball, watched movies, sang karaoke, played video games and more.
First Grade Sits Down with Everson's Curator of Education
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Kimberly Griffiths the Curator of Education at the Everson Museum sat down with first-graders at #SASCS. She spoke to the students about the role of an Education Curator, showed them pictures of some of the art pieces that are currently at the museum, and read them a short story titled "Meet me at the Art Museum" by David Goldin. The students enjoyed the visit, discussed the meaning behind various pieces currently at the museum, and asked some fantastic follow up questions about the museum. Thank you, Ms. Griffith, for your knowledge and time today. We can't wait to come to visit you at the Everson!
Fourth Grade Steps Into a World of Wonder
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, our 4th-grade Atoms were all smiles at WonderWorks Destiny USA. Students had a fun-filled day letting out some energy with games like virtual sports, basketball, giant connect four, crazy roller coasters, and so much more. The “space” and “weather” rooms were especially interesting as they correlate perfectly with our Atoms' current science curriculum. Students made deep connections to prior learning through the hands-on, interactive exhibits the Wonderworks Museum offers.
Celebrating the Sounds of Music in Our Schools
On Friday, March 8, 2019, students in the SAS high school band and choir performed as part of the Music in Our Schools Month festival in Albany, NY. Students played musical instruments and sang for elected officials, other students, and passersby in the busy concourse. While visiting Albany, students got to take a guided tour of the capitol building.