5th Graders adventure through the 5 Wits Universe

On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 the 5th grade students of the SAS Middle School went on a field trip to 5 Wits in Destiny USA. Students participated in three of the team building adventures the store had to offer. The Drago's Castle was navigated with some magical help from a fairy princess. The evil Cabal was defeated in the Espionage Adventure. The 5th graders confronted the evil Pharaoh in the Tomb Adventure. Students even explored the perils of Deep Space! The trip was capped with some lunch in the food court with friends and teachers!

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Lyrik Jackson-Athlete of the Week

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, News Channel 9 chose Lyrik Jackson as the Athlete of the Week. A Reporter came after school to interview her and shoot some video. The whole team was present and happy for Lyrik.

Congratulations to Coach Reggie and Coach Terry for their tireless work on and off the court with the team.

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Lyrik Jackson drops 40, triple-double in Syracuse Academy of Science girls basketball win

On Thursday, December 9th, One night after posting 32 points on seven 3-pointers in a defeat to top-ranked Westhill, Syracuse Academy of Science star junior Lyrik Jackson continued her scoring binge in an easy win against LaFayette. Jackson scored a career-high 40 points on five 3-pointers Thursday to lead the Atoms over the Lancers, 76-33, and produced 20 rebounds and 11 steals for a triple-double as well.

With her outburst against LaFayette, Jackson has now set new career-bests in scoring in back-to-back contests, as her effort on Wednesday came in a 63-48 loss to the Warriors. Before this week, the Section III girls basketball leading scorer's only previous 30-point game was also against the Lancers, Jan. 15, 2015, during her freshman season.

She is averaging 25.6 points per game through five contests thus far this season, with the Atoms holding a 4-1 record. Jackson has posted a double-double in each game this year.

SAS coach Reggie Pickard pointed to Jackson's all-around game and aggressive defense as key factors to her scoring prowess. She picked up 30 points in the first half, 10 in limited action in the third, and did not take the floor in the final frame.

Pickard added that Diamonne Harris (16 points, five steals) was also a big contributor in the victory.

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Monthly Olweus Meeting at the SAS Middle School

On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 the SAS Middle School held its monthly OLWEUS Classroom Meeting. The focus of this meeting was the value of friendship and the comparison between acquaintances, friends, and best friends. Students shared what qualities are most important to them when selecting a friend and participating in a strong equal friendship. These meetings are a part of our continual effort to bring bullying out of the shadows in order to promote a safe, comfortable environment for all of our students.


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SAS High School Fall College Visits

On Thursday, October 27 and Friday October 28 SAS High School was visited by two colleges. Nazareth college visited on October 27th and Carnegie Mellon visited on Friday, October 28. SAS students then visited Nazareth for a campus tour on Thursday, November 17, 2016. It was great experience for our seniors. Special thanks to Mr. Gabriel Marshall, Director of Student Access and Achievement in HEOP/Excel.

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Student of the Month Ceremony at the SAS Middle School

On Friday, December 2nd, 2016 the SAS Middle School held its Student of the Month Ceremony. The assembly was kicked off with some words from Mr. Carter about  the importance of our Holiday Drive. Students were recognized from each section as well as for their efforts in their specials classes. This continues to be an important event so that staff can recognize the amazing efforts of our students in front of the entire school! Keep shining bright ATOMS! 


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3rd Grade Visits The MOST

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, third grade visited The MOST to further students' understanding of science and technology in our world. The various themed rooms were engaging and fun for students to delve into the science behind each category. Students explored simple machines by using inclined planes, pulleys, screws, and levers to maneuver objects in the room. The body systems room gave students the opportunity to see how their body parts and systems work together to help them do their daily activities. We observed the toothpick structures from around the world where we learned that the structures made it into the Guinness Book of World Records! Finally, students got to check out the science play house where they climbed, crawled, and jumped through various scientifically designed structures. 


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SAS Elementary's Coat Drive

From November 1st, 2016, until November 30th, 2016, SAS students donated their new and gently used coats for those in need this winter. Thank you to all the families of SAS elementary who made this year's coat drive a success! Together we were able to collect fifteen coats and one pair of snow pants. All donations will be given to children in need


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4th Grade Visits The Wild

On Friday, October 28th, 2016, fourth grade students participated in a field trip to Chittenango’s interactive zoo, The Wild. Students were presented with the unique opportunity to connect our classroom learning about animal adaptations with animals in the real world. We observed the feeding behavior of lions and tigers. Students were able to touch and feed a camel and discuss the adaptations we had previously learned about in class. Feeding the giraffe carrots was one of the highlights of our trip! Everyone loved the baby snow leopards. Students asked a variety of insightful questions and learned about the leopards' behavioral and physical adaptations.


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2nd Grade Visits Five Star Martial Arts

On Monday, November 28th, 2016 and Thursday, December 1st, 2016, the 2nd graders at SAS Elementary visited Five Star Martial Arts in North Syracuse.The Sensei and his assistant showed the students basic martial arts techniques, such as high kicks, resting pose, and self defense. They participated in relay drills in teams and focus skills. The students had a fun time learning all about the art of Martial Arts.

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