Atoms Earn Second Place at the CNY Innovation Challenge
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the #SASCS Middle School STEM club participated in the 2019 CNY Innovation Challenge at Onondaga Community College. The Innovative Challenge aims to spark ideas and foster entrepreneurship. Our Atoms developed an idea to help eliminate plastic and cardboard waste from our schools. They conceptualized a drink machine that could be used in place of milk cartons and plastic bottles. The design of the machine was to utilize the lunch pin system by having students input their pin number into the machine and have the machine dispense the student’s drink into a biodegradable cup. The STEM team, Molles, took 2nd place in this year's challenge. Way to go, Atoms!
Traveling the World with #SASCS Elementary
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, our students traveled on a Cultural Cruise. Students spent the morning exploring other "countries" and learning about various traditions, activities, and languages that different parts of the world have. Thank you to all of the family members that took the time to make food, share your knowledge, and spend time with our students.
Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference
On Friday, March 22, 2019, thirty-two young ladies from SAS attended a two-day conference that celebrates young women by empowering them through panel discussions and presentations on health, well-being, careers, and higher education. Twenty-six of the students attended both days of the conference, placing SAS at #1 for the 3rd year in a row for the highest number of conference participants to return the second day! Khalia Robinson, Aliyah Felder and Alexius Pierce won books from authors present at the conference, based on their participation and remembrance of small details mentioned during the panel discussions. The ladies represented our school well, and they presented themselves well. Their behavior was recognized by conference leaders and panel members. They stayed together, watched out for one another, and learned useful information while having a wonderful time together!
Taking a Stand Against Bullying
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to promote a positive learning environment in which all students feel welcome and safe, Syracuse Academy of Science continuously takes a proactive approach against bullying. One example is a school-wide anti-bullying event that recently took place at the Middle School, where students participated in a range of engaging activities, including a photobooth with props, a team-building hula-hoop challenge, a blindfolded “egg and spoon” obstacle course, and a fun game of blob tag. Students also competed in an Anti-Bullying art-poster contest as well as an Anti-Bullying essay contest. Making a surprise guest appearance, Leroy Collins, a former NFL player for the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville Jaguars, gave a powerful motivational speech that encouraged students to speak up--and stand up--against bullying.
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.