Ben Walsh Speaks with 4th grade at SAS Elementary
On Monday, October 17th, 2016, Mr. Ben Walsh visited our 4th grade students and talked to them about business development and citizenship. Ben Walsh attended Ithaca College for his undergraduate work and earned his Masters Degree of Public Administration from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He worked for City of Syracuse for 6 years as Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development and also worked for the City of Syracuse Industrial Agency. Mr. Walsh currently works for Mackenzie Hughes Law Firm as the business director. While at SAS Elementary, Mr. Walsh answered each of the students' questions giving specific examples from their neighborhood. In addition, students were engaged and asked him questions about his job, college, and future goals. Thank you to Ben Walsh for visiting SAS Elementary!
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SAS High School won the High School Cheerleading competition at Hannibal High School.
On Saturday, October 15th, 2016, Syracuse Academy of Science won the High School Cheerleading competition. The Varsity Coed Cheerleading team made their competition debut at Hannibal High School in the "Fear to Cheer" competition. They competed in the "Game Day Division" and won by 30 points! Congratulations to Cheerleading Team and Coach Lloyd who brought this victory home with their hard work and dedication! Thank you.
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3rd Grade Visits The Wild
On Friday, October 7th and 14th, 2016, third grade went on a field trip to The Wild. They began their day with lunch overlooking a beautiful lake. Then for the remainder of the day students had the opportunity to explore the animal exhibits. They were able to feed goats, llamas, bulls, and many other farm animals. There was an oversight balcony which allowed students to pet giraffes and see them up close. The students loved looking at the intricate details of the giraffes' spots and noticing its blue tongue. There was also a place for the classes to stand over an alligator pit to observe how they move about their exhibit from above. They were fortunate enough to experience snow leopard and tiger shows as well where they learned interesting facts about the animals and watched them do tricks. The students even had the chance to ask questions to the animals' caregivers. The trip was a fun way for students to observe animals and learn all about how they survive in the wild.
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First PBIS Event at the Elementary School
On Thursday, October 13th, 2016 the elementary school held its first PBIS event. Teachers chose an activity to administer and students in all grade levels signed up for the activity of their choice. Students chose from a range of activities such as a movie with popcorn, yoga, finger knitting, art projects, Legos, and so much more. The day was full of laughs and fun activities as a reward for students' hard work and dedication so far this year at SAS Elementary.
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Science fused with Jazz at Syracuse Academy of Science
On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, Science fused with Jazz, as Syracuse Academy of Science held its first Science Meets Jazz concert. Marcus Anderson and his band put on an amazing show for the audience. Dinner was served, and all money raised will help build the Science and Robotics program here at SAS. Students in our Robotics Club displayed their robots and projects, and our middle school students submitted their art work for a silent auction before the concert. SAS Middle School music teacher prepared the school's band for a performance, which our guests enjoyed very much.
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One Band, One Sound. Playing with the Pro, Smooth Jazz Artist Marcus Anderson
On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, Our advanced band members had the opportunity to work with famous smooth jazz artist, Marcus Anderson at SAS High School. These students had one week to prepare a song to play for Mr. Anderson and had the pleasure of playing their song for, and with, him during the masterclass. Mr. Anderson also spent some time demonstrating various instruments, which he masterfully performed, and also manipulated with technology, and answered the thoughtful questions presented by our band members. The students had an unforgettable experience and were extremely excited to perform as an opening act for his evening concert!
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First Olweus Anti-Bullying meetings at the Middle School
On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 during first period, SAS Middle School participated in a class meeting revolving around the word "empathy". Students discussed with teachers and classmates what the definition of empathy is and what it means to them. They also reflected on times where they had someone treat them with empathy and when they have been empathetic to another individual. Lastly there was a discussion on when and who it is more difficult to show empathy for and why. This was the beginning of monthly meetings on anti-bullying topics.
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SAS Middle School Art Contest in honor of the Science Meets Jazz
The middle school students of SAS competed against one another in an Art Contest in honor of the Science Meets Jazz event taking place on October 5th.
Each grade completed a step by step painting of a landscape.
- 5th grade completed an abstract tree landscape that focused on concentric circles as well as color.
- 6th grade completed a night time forest landscape that focused on values and splatter techniques.
- 7th grade completed a sunset water landscape that focused on blending techniques and values.
30 paintings were chose from our SAS artists be showcased at the event and will participate in a silent auction to help raise money for Syracuse Academy of Science’s STEM, Science and Robotics programs. We are very proud of our artistic atoms and look forward to a wonderful evening of Jazz and Science.
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The SAS Middle School held its first Student of the Month ceremony
On Friday, September 30th, 2016, the SAS Middle School held its first Student of the Month ceremony. Students were awarded certificates for their hard work in their core classes as well as special presentations for specials. This is a great time for students and faculty alike as we get the opportunity to recognize the amazing efforts of our Atoms. A special award was also given to Ms. IIlynn McLauren for an outstanding demonstration of citizenship. Keep up the great work Atoms!
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2nd Grade Trip to Beak and Skiff
On Monday and Tuesday, September 19th and 20th, 2016, the second graders at SAS Elementary went on their annual apple picking field trip at Beak and Skiff. After picking lots of apples in the orchard, the students were able to enjoy delicious apple donuts and fresh apple cider. To finish of the day, the students played on the large playground at the orchard, which included a spider web jungle gym and large slide. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the start of the Fall season!
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