New Playground Reaches the Height of Fun
On Tuesday September 26th, 2017, Climbing high and sliding fast are easier than ever for students at SASCS Elementary School on South Salina Street, with the addition of a new playground. The colorful equipment echoes the school’s uniform colors and offers more space for free-time adventures than the previous playground, which is still available for students to use. Tall poles capped with palm fronds add a tropical feel to the site, which features plenty of wood chips for safe landings, daring rescues and darting about.
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Class of 2018 Receives a Visit from SUNY Geneseo
On Thursday September 21st, 2017, An admissions representative from SUNY Geneseo visited the class of 2018 on September 20 to provide information about the college’s academic degrees, campus life, financial-aid programs and more. Located in the Village of Geneseo, the college is a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, New York. It has an Integrated Science Center and ranks in the top 10 nationally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields.
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A Visit with SUNY College at Brockport
On September 19, SASCS high school seniors participated in an information-gathering session with an admissions representative from the four-year liberal arts college located near Rochester, New York. The presentation included information on how to apply to the college, popular areas of study, financial aid, athletics, student activities and requirements for admission to the college. The visit was initiated by the SASCS high school guidance office to help seniors confidently make the transition from high school to college.
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Student Life at Alfred State College
On Monday September 18th, 2017, Choosing the right college takes a lot of planning and requires gathering a lot of information. To help SASCS seniors make the best decisions when finalizing their plans for the future, they recently met with an admissions representative from Alfred State College on September 18. They learned what makes Alfred State University unique and what to expect during the transition from high school to college. Topics discussed included campus life in Allegany County and requirements necessary for applying to the technology-focused college, which is one of eight Colleges of Technology within the SUNY system.
Elementary visits Beak & Skiff
On Wednesday September 20th, 2017 ,Third grade had a beautiful day for their first field trip of the year to Beak & Skiff. We were lucky to not only have gorgeous weather, but the honey crisp apples were ripe for the picking! The students enjoyed a wagon ride through the orchards and picking the giant apples. Some sampling may have happened. Afterwards, students played in the play area, had a picnic lunch, and finished their visit with fresh apple cider and donuts. Fun was had by all!
The kindergarten classes went on their first field trip this year to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard. They had lots of fun learning about how apples grow and the importance of bees in the process. Even though the sun was not shining, their smiles sure did brighten up the day. As many of them said, "Apple picking was fun!"
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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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