Sharing Hope, Dreams and Granola Bars with Grandparents
On Friday, September 8th, 2017, in honor of National Grandparents’ Day, students at SASCS elementary school celebrate the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren at “Granola Bars with Grandparents Day”. Students greet loved ones with open arms and lots of smiles, then spend time drawing pictures of them while engaging in uplifting conversations. The special occasion provides an important opportunity for students to gain greater awareness of the vital strength, love and guidance older adults in their lives can offer and enjoy giving. It also encourages people of all ages to work together to foster greater communication from one generation to another.
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SAS Staff Welcome Students and Their Families
On Thursday August 24th, 2017, bridging school and home life, Syracuse Academy of Science schools recently hosted grade-specific orientation for parents, guardians and families of new and returning students. During the informative sessions, discussions were held on the following subjects: the student handbook, parking regulations, student drop-off/pick-up procedures, attendance, uniforms and academic standards. The meet-and-greet format enabled parents to get to know school staff and address any concerns or questions as the new school year gets underway.
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Welcome back students & parents
On Monday, August 28th, 2017, throughout the halls and classrooms of Syracuse Academy of Science Charter Schools, students and staff kickoff the new school year by getting to know one another and establishing standards and expectations for success. From kindergarten through 12th grade, returning students are reunited and welcome the opportunity to meet and greet incoming first-time students. Energy abounds as new lockers, cubbies and class schedules are assigned, and the promise of achieving greatness academically, socially and athletically awaits everyone.
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Best Summer Wishes from the Middle School!
The 2016-2017 School year is in the books! This has been an amazing year for the Middle School staff and students. We hope that students take the summer as an opportunity to kick back and enjoy their time off. Students should enjoy their time but also stay focused on doing their summer work to keep working toward their education goals. Thank you to our parents as well for an great year!
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7th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at the Middle School
On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School held our moving up ceremony for 7th grade students moving on to 8th grade. Our Middle School Dean Mr. Yavuz spoke to the students, parents, and families, encouraging students to pursue their dreams and never give up. Following Mr. Yavuz's words, the teachers voted for superlative awards for each student, ranging from 'most likely to be a fashion designer' to 'most likely to become a Jedi.' These awards were presented to each student along with their Certificate of Completion for finishing their 7th grade studies. Many laughs and cheers were heard as students were surprised with their awards. Each student waited in anticipation to see what their teachers had voted for them. Following the presentation of awards, the entire 7th grade sang a wonderful song. for their parents, family, and friends. Ms. Jones, ELA teacher for 7th grade, wrapped up the program with some loving words about learning from your past experiences and taking new knowledge forward to make yourself even more successful in the future. Refreshments were served after the ceremony as students received flowers, balloons, and gifts from proud family members. Congratulations to our new 8th grade students and best wishes for the future!
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4th Quarter Award Ceremony at the Middle School shines even brighter!
On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, the SAS Middle School held the 4th quarter Award Ceremony. The ceremony included a variety of rewards that included Student of the Month, Best Academic, and Most Improved. In addition, certificates were presented for student participation in the MOST Rocket Challenge and the Noetic Math Competition. A special guest also spoke at this assembly. Our very own 6th grader, Naomi Garcia spoke to the student body. In her speech, she detailed that she was a cancer survivor and that she wanted to cut her long beautiful hair to bring awareness to others who were fighting this horrible disease that include our very own Ms. Knapp. This brave young lady had her hair cut off to give strength to those that need it. Today, was an amazing reminder of the wonderful students at our school. This was a wonderful event to cap off a great school year.
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SAS Middle School students compete at the MOST Rocket Challenge
On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, students from the SAS Middle School brought their amazing skills to the MOST Rocket Challenge.Students from both the 5th and 6th grades prepared a rocket for this amazing competition. Although both rockets failed to deploy their chutes, the students highly enjoyed the competition. Their brave "Eggstranauts" apply named "Eggmond" and "Neil Eggstrong" flew amazing flights. Students toasted their success with root-beer floats with team adviser, Mr. Carter. This is the first time that the middle school attending this competition and we look forward to being a mainstay in the future! Go ATOMS!
SAS Elementary Tour de Cure 2017
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Evan O’Neill, a 2nd grade student with Type 1 Diabetes along with his family, friends and PE teacher, Mr. Kiggins, rode their bikes in the CNY Tour de Cure. Along with their ride, teachers from the elementary school including Ms. Peryea, Ms. Gielarowski, Ms. Williams, Ms. Chetwin, Ms. Wicks, Ms. Georgiadis and Mrs. Lattuca volunteered their time manning a rest stop on the 65 and 100 mile route. They themed the rest stop with Dr. Seuss, perfectly relevant for elementary school staff. With the O’Neill team Sugar Blue Eyes, the elementary school raised just over $800 toward the American Diabetes Association in the name of finding a cure as a part of their team total of $3,611! We are so proud of Evan for completing the ten mile ride and enjoyed a beautiful, warm day supporting the riders at Tour de Cure.
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Pirate Reading Night at SAS Elementary
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, the Elementary students and families enjoyed a pirate themed Summer Reading Night on June 6th. The students received a treasure map which directed them to different activities. Among these activities were: a pirate ship photo booth, walk the plank reading area, treasure word hunt, and information for parents on the importance of summer reading. It was a swashbuckling good time!
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A Special Guest Speaker visits the 6th grade Social Studies classes
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, a special guest speaker joined the 6th grade social studies classes. Our very own Dean of the Middle School, Mr. Yavuz gave a presentation to Ms. Bittel's class about the Byzantine Empire. He showed the students a PowerPoint presentation that tied into what they have recently been studying as well shared personal stories and pictures. Our staff and administration bring a wealth of knowledge about the diverse world we live in!