A Successful year with the SASCS Mentoring Program
Wednesday, May 22, 2019—Building success, one Atom at a time. One way Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School achieves this is through our mentoring program. Each year, elementary and high school students team up, and the results are inspiring … and successful. Our elementary students look up to our high school students as role models. Throughout the year, students form great bonds and they look forward to working together next school year.
Atoms cheer on the Syracuse Mets at Education Day
Wednesday, June 5, 2019—What a gorgeous day not only for a field trip, but for baseball and 'Education Day,' as well. The 4th grade Atoms visit Onondaga County Park's NBT Bank Stadium, the home of the Syracuse Mets, for an afternoon filled with popcorn, hot dogs and of course baseball. The Atoms had a 'homerun' of a good time. From singing along to Take Me Out to The Ball Game, to trying to catch a baseball or t-shirt, this field trip was one that will certainly go down in the record books as a win. Thank you, Syracuse Mets for such a memorable event!
SASCS Alumnae Speak to Junior and Senior Atoms
Friday, May 31, 2019—So, what is college really like? Funny you should ask. Alumnae Jamaicah and Tori share their collegiate experience and college expectations with our junior and senior Atoms. Jamaicah currently attends the University at Albany and Tori currently attends Canisius College.
Sail Away with Atoms on Skaneateles Lake
Monday, May 20, 2019—A nautical field trip awaited our Atoms as they set sail with Mid-Lake Navigation on a Skaneateles Lake cruise. With the sun and a few clouds in the sky our scholars bundled up and headed out to the open waters. Atoms learned about the historic town of Skaneateles, experienced sightseeing from the top deck of the boat, viewed beautiful homes of VIPs in Central New York, and learned fun facts about the lake.
Class of 2017 SASCS Senior Video
Friday, June 7, 2019—We are just two weeks away from the class of 2019 graduation, which means … it's time to 'flashback' to the class of 2017. Join us each week on Facebook as we share one video every Friday leading up to graduation as we get ready to celebrate. We'll save the pomp and circumstance for then … but in the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy these videos. Please stay tuned for more details on graduation.
Guest Speaker Teaches Atoms about Preparedness
Thursday, May 23, 2019—You can never be too prepared especially when an extreme disaster occurs. Fifth grade Atoms researched projects on extreme disasters that can occur in New York state, such as snow storms, flooding, tornados, just to name a few. John Hutchinson, a local TLC EMT, visited the classroom to speak about disaster preparedness with the students. When it comes to any type of disaster it is important to come up with a plan. From having an emergency kit, to how to leave a house in an emergency, to important items you might want in you car, all valuable information so our Atoms can be prepared for whenever a disaster might strike.
Sweet treats and a surprise visit for SASCS Atoms
Friday, May 17, 2019—I scream. You scream. Atoms scream for … ice scream! It was a great pleasure to reward over 200 Atoms for their positive behavior and DOJO points. To celebrate, they had a choice of an ice cream cone, ice cream sandwich, or an ice cream bar. To add an extra bit of sweetness (or should we say citrus) to this already tasty treat, Atoms received a special surprise visit from Syracuse University's Otto the Orange. During this week, Atoms also partook in 'College Week'. Keep up the great work Atoms!
SaQuota Reaves, ELA teacher, Publishes Book
Wednesday, May 22, 2019—It's with great excitement and joy that we share SaQuota Reaves' book, "Wholeness can Come from Broken Pieces," was recently published. The book is about moving from living a life of hurt and pain to living a life full of freedom and peace. Readers go on a journey that explains the importance of sorting through one's life piece by piece until they reach their goal - wholeness. Using personal experiences to help the readers unpack their emotions while helping them move to a place where they can be authentically themselves. A book that challenges you in every way possible and to push you forward in your personal journey of divine healing.
SaQuota Reaves is the founder of Divine Healing, a mentorship and publishing company. She obtained degrees in African American Studies, Women's and Gender Studies and Special Education from Syracuse University and Grand Canyon University.
It is teachers like SaQuota Reaves that we are able to build success, one Atom at a time. Congratulations on this major accomplishment!
Track and Field Section III Champions
Friday, May 31, 2019—With her laces coming untied, Justine Bell took home a qualifying time in the second heat of the 100M Hurdle at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state qualifying meet at CNS High School. Bell will compete at the NYSPHSAA Championship Meet Friday, June 7, at Middletown High School.
Congratulations to all the #SASAtoms who took home Section III Titles this season.
First Place Finishers
Pentathlon, Justine Bell, Score of 1959 - PR #SASCS (Taking first in the 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump, second in the shot put, and eighth in the 800 Meters)
100M hurdles, Terrance Blatche, 15.99
Second Place Finishers
Triple Jump, Terrance Blatche, 41:00 SR-Season Record
Third Place Finishers
Shot put (12 lb), Terrance Blatche, 39-11.25 (PR)
Shot put (4kg), Mishonia Tyler, 27-07.00 (PR)
Long Jump, Terrance Blatche, 18-10.75
Top 10 Finishers
4x100 Relay - Baker Adames, Joesepher Felder, Steven Wigfall, Keishiem Boatman
4x800 Relay - Baker Adames, Keishiem Boatman, Kelly Nsengiyumva, Michael Scheer
High Jump, Joesepher Felder, 4-10.00 (PR)
Thank you to the Coaches for your dedication to the athletes this season and way to go, Atoms!
SASCS Baking Club featured in Family Times
Friday, May 31, 2019—A student activity club that is filled with ooey gooey goodness, and leaves you with a mouth watering feeling - the Baking Club. One of SASCS' newest student activity club is rising in popularity. Featured in Family Times: The Parenting Guide of Central New York as the Club of the Month. This club began out of student interest after a trip to the library to look at some cookbooks. The club is geared to expose students to different baking projects and have them learn new things in the kitchen. Atoms have mastered the art of baking delicious goodies such as: Chinese donuts, deep-fried Oreos, dessert egg rolls, cheesecakes, and more! Remember, if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
Photograph by Michael Davis