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Students Learn Team-Building Skills in Olweus Anti-Bullying Event

Building skills in communication, problem solving and listening, all SAS Middle School students participated in team-building activities held in the school’s gym on Wednesday, September 20th. Called the Olweus Anti-Bullying Event, it is held annually and its goal is to bring bullying out of the shadows and show students how to be upstanders instead bystanders.

The first activity focused on communication and cooperation, with students working in pairs to give their partners verbal direction on how to draw a simple image. The entire group shared their images to see which pair was able to communicate and re-create the image closest to the actual picture.

Three activities followed and focused on trust, communication and listening skills. Students worked in pairs to guide their partners through a "mine field" while blindfolded. Students had to get to the other side of the gym without hitting anything in their paths. A variation of this game required students to walk to a location blindfolded and retrieve as many items as they could as their partner guided them verbally. Additionally, students worked in teams to get from one end of the gym to the other through a "sea of hot chocolate” as they stepped on "marshmallows." The last station was a photo booth in which students formed many group poses with props to convey a "No Bullying" message. The students were good sports and enjoyed working in a variety of groups and pairs. They all showed they can be effective upstanders. Go ATOMS

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Girls Empowerment Night

 

On Friday, October 20, 2017, SAS Middle School held their annual Girls Empowerment Night at the middle school from 6pm-midnight.  The night began with pizza and snacks for dinner and then proceeded with two guest speakers on how to be a strong, confident, and empowered woman.  The guest speakers were Pearl Petty, advocate at McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, and Heather Douglas, caseworker with Onondaga County and one of our parents.  Following the presentations, students participated at different stations throughout the night.  Stations included making kindness rocks, creating t-shirts/pillowcases, painting nails, doing each other's makeup, watching movies and eating popcorn, singing and dancing, a photo booth, and games.

 

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SASCS High School Wins First Place and Third Place at Steamboat Challenge Hosted by The MOST

On Saturday, October 14th, 2017, Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School took third place in the third division, and first place in the second division of the third annual CNY Steamboat Challenge, which was held at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology.

A total of 68 students comprising 34 teams participated in the design, build, and compete STEM event. Students built a boat out of recycled materials, including a metal engine that produces stem to propel the boat when heated by a tea light candle. Teams of between one and four students in grades four through 12 raced their boats on 3 inches of water inside 10-foot-long inflatable tracks.

The student STEM competition was divided into three divisions: first division is grades 4-6, second division is grades 7-8, and the third division is grades 9-12.

Winners received a medal and the winners' schools received a plaque.

We competed in the second and third divisions of the competition. The first place winners of the second division were Michael Scheer and Tahirah Abdul-Qadir, from the Syracuse Academy of Science. In the third division, the third place winners were Umesh and Lalita Dahal, from the Syracuse Academy of Science.

CNY Steamboat Challenge is organized by the Central New York Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and sponsored by the MOST and OBG. Support is provided by Lockheed Martin, NASA, Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and Carrier.

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HS Field Trip to SRC Tec

On Monday October 9th, 2017, SAS juniors and Seniors joined a field trip to SRCTec during the "Manufacturer Career Day". They had a chance to visit the SRCTec facility and observe different career groups who are working as a part of Manufacturer Careers. Every students was able to listen to 5 different professionals from different careers and observe what they do. They have expressed their joy seeing what people are doing and how it helped shaping their goals. Event was concluded with a few short speeches from the directors and some treats. 

 

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Kindergarteners Share with the Homeless, From the Heart

On Tuesday October 10th, 2017, SAS Kindergarteners in Room K-A, with their teachers Mrs. Garza and Mr. Skemaker, talk about the importance of kindness with Mr. Alamin Muhammad, founder of We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving the homeless in Syracuse. Putting concern for others into action, the children made bagged lunches for the homeless that included turkey sandwiches and paper hearts made by hand. Lunches are distributed each Saturday, and this batch is made with extra special care and attention.

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Student of the Month 3rd & 4th grade

On September 27th, students across grades 3 & 4 attended their first Student of the Month Ceremony of the year. The month's focal character trait was responsibility and families joined us to celebrate the accomplishments of their children. In all, there were 21 students recognized at the ceremonies. We are so proud of their hard work, and cannot wait to see them continue on with their efforts!

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Student of the Month K-2

On September 26th, students across grades K-2 attended their first Student of the Month Ceremony of the year. The month's focal character trait was responsibility and families joined us to celebrate the accomplishments of their children. In all, there were 21 students recognized at the ceremonies. We are so proud of their hard work, and cannot wait to see them continue on with their efforts!

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Fall Book Fair Delivers Great Books and Higher Goals

Brimming with books for students and their families to share, the fall Scholastic Book Fair at SAS Elementary School included various genres, engaging content and more—all geared toward a range of primary ages. Excitement grew and imaginations soared as students looked for new books for themselves and their families. Through the extreme generosity of parents, grandparents and siblings in our SAS community, the school was fortunate enough to go way above and beyond our sale goal of $1,000. The total reached well over $3,000!  This success would not have been possible without the help of volunteers who donated hours of their own time. Thank you to all who participated and helped to make the fall Scholastic Book Fair a great success!

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Welcome to a Brand New School Year

On Thursday, September 28th, 2017, SAS teachers and students busily prepared activities and school work to showcase in their classrooms prior to Back to School Night on September 28, 2017. Representatives from Empower Bank, Bett’s Library and the Scholastic Book Fair came to celebrate the event and help encourage the school to double the goal it set for last year’s fall book fair. Thank you to everyone who came to support the school and its efforts to keep achieving higher goals!

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Students Working Together to Prevent Bullying

As part of our school-wide initiative to raise awareness of bullying, we recently held an Olweus Bullying Prevention Program—and it was a huge success! Students were engaged in a variety of activities, such as creating anti-bullying posters to hang up throughout the school and signing our Olweus school pledge, which is now hanging in the school hallway. A variety of team-building activities took place using our wonderful new playground, a bounce house and parachute. Students also worked on a T-shirt design and got their faces painted.

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