#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!
First Grade Gets a Sweet Treat
Wednesday, February 26, 2020—In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth the owner of Crave Dessert Studio and role model, Tykemia Carman, shared her journey with our first-grade #SASAtoms. Tykemia, a graduate of the Syracuse Academy of Science, encouraged our young scholars to dream big and take risks. Atoms savored chocolate dipped pretzels along with the life-lessons—a crave specialty. Thank you, Tykemia, for sharing your time and treats with our #SASAtoms!
Atoms Arrange Artistic Display
Wednesday, January 29, 2020—“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou #TBT This January Atoms filled the elementary gymnasium with their creative energy. Scholars were joined by friends and family to view original artwork made by our very own Atoms. The evening wrapped up with a surprise black light art show.
Second Quarter Success at #SASCS
Friday, February 14, 2020—Some days you gotta dance. Particularly when celebrating the second-quarter success of our #SASCS High School Atoms! Atoms received certificates of achievement for Dean's List, High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Merit Achievement. Way to go, Atoms!
Every Body is Beautiful
Thursday, February 13, 2020—Stand tall and proud of who you are in this body. You have strength, energy, confidence and beauty to offer the world, and it flows from your head to your toes. Holly Lowery, a representative from Ophelia's Place, presented to #SASCS middle school scholars about the importance of body positivity and healthy eating practices. Promoting a message of healthy eating and accepting and embracing the diversity of all human bodies is just one way we are helping our Atoms succeed.
Thank you, Ophelia's Place, for sharing your message with our students.
A Gift From The Heart
Friday, February 14, 2020—The best gifts are from the heart. 3rd Grade took a field trip to Painting with a Twist where they showcased their artistic abilities and worked on some great pieces for the ones they loved. Each student was able to take home their work and give it to someone special.
Scholars STEM Night
Thursday, February 13, 2020—We are supporting the next generation of scientific innovators. With parents and teachers by their side, our #SASAtoms enjoyed the first-ever #STEM night at the #SASCS Elementary School. Atoms created bouncy balls, built structures from toothpicks and marshmallows, and explored their peer's science fair projects. It was a night to remember for all our young scholars. Way to go, Atoms!
A Happy Heart for February
Friday, February 14, 2020—Ms. Figueroa's kindergarten class believes the best way to celebrate American Heart Month is a happy, healthy heart for the ones you love! On Friday, February 14th students celebrated this mentality and transformed into Doctors for the morning to perform "surgery" during their centers time. They worked in groups to treat their "patients" hearts by using skills that they have learned thus far this year. Thanks for putting together such a wonderful event for our #SASAtoms, Ms. Figueroa!
Testing Tirelessly for the Science Fair
Thursday, February 13, 2020—Our fourth-grade #SASAtoms have been testing and experimenting tirelessly for two months in preparation for their Science Fair. Judges from SUNY-ESF, SRC, Inc., The Tech Garden, The VA Hospital, and other great Syracuse organizations joined us on Thursday, 2/13 to help judge our Atoms Science Fair projects. The judges commended Atoms on their professionalism and were surprised by the academic level of some of the amazing experiments. Students made circuits, lava lamps, tested static electricity, and more through the lens of the scientific method.
Winners will be announced soon. Keep up the great work, Atoms!
First Grade Gets a Taste of Ghana
Thursday, February 13, 2020—Kuukua Yomekpe, The Owner and Head Chef of Asempe Kitchen, LLC stopped by Ms. Dickinson and Mr. Scheemaker's first-grade class. Ms. Yomekpe makes and serves Ghanaian cuisine in downtown Syracuse.
Ms. Yomekpe taught the students how to prepare and cook their own crepes. She wove culturally relevant facts into the cooking demonstration leaving students not only with a full belly, but a full mind as well. For example, did you know babies in Ghana are not named until 8 days after their birth? Atoms also learned how to properly wrap hair with a Duku. We believe in the value of culturally-relevant teaching in our classrooms, and reminding Atoms that they are citizens of this world. Thank you, Ms. Yomekpe, for sharing your time with us!