Annual Staff vs. Students Basketball Game at the Middle School
On Friday, December 23rd, 2016 the SAS Middle School held its 3rd Annual Staff vs. Students Basketball Game. Students from the 6th and 7th grade pitted their youth and speed against the size and experience of the staff members. Although the staff members would prove victorious, the game was fun for all participants and spectators. Student Co-MVP's were named as Alexius Pierce and Zachary Allen. Staff Co-MVP's were named as Mr. Frisina and Mr. McGriff. This annual event is a crowd favorite and is a great way to kick off the holiday vacation! Have a safe holiday season Atoms! We will see you next year!
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Annual Holiday Drive concludes at the Middle School
On Friday, December 23rd, 2016 the SAS Middle School concluded their annual Holiday Drive. This year, students and their families gathered clothes, outerwear, and toys for donations to the Syracuse Rescue Mission. Last year, we raised over 700 items. We were thrilled to exceed 1,000 items this year! Representatives from the Rescue Mission were on hand to speak to the students about the work of their wonderful organization. Students who donated made signed a posters to present to our guests. This event encapsulates the wonderful aspects of citizenship that we hope to instill in all of our students. Happy Holidays!
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First Annual Harvest Festival at the Middle School
On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, the SAS Middle School held its first Harvest Festival. This event was held as a part of our culturally responsive lesson program. Parents were invited to join the event and bring a favorite family dish. Over 30 parents came to the school to break bread with students and staff members and to share food that is often present at important moments at home. Student artwork was on display throughout the meal. Events such as this highlight the amazing diversity that we have at SAS. We look forward to making this event an annual event. Students, staff, and family members had an amazing time. See you next year!
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SAS High School Winter Music Concert and Art Show
On Monday, December 19, 2016, SAS high school had their winter music concert and art show. Students taking music classes this semester performed songs from old and modern times. This concert was the debut of the SAS High School Chorus under the direction of Ms. Carlson. They sang songs both a capella and were accompanied by a group of teachers in the faculty band. Students and families also got to enjoy a variety of art created by SAS students.
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Syracuse Academy Students at Service
On Monday, December 19, 2016 a group of our high school students joined the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau's distribution day. 2,778 families registered to receive gifts and over a thousand volunteered for this event. Many organizations got together and Syracuse Academy students did not miss this opportunity to help serve the Syracuse city. Our students worked to prepare toys and fire-trucks to be distributed to the children to make them happy for Christmas.
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Guest Speaker at the Middle School details Mexican Holidays
On Monday, December 19th, 2016, the SAS Middle School hosted a wonderful guest speaker as a part of our program of culturally infused lessons. Mr. Paco Valle spoke about the Mexican culture and celebrations surrounding the holidays of the year. He detailed the many important holidays of the Mexican culture. Mr. Valle detailed the background of Las Fiestas Del Mexico (The Mexican Celebrations), Mexican Independence Day (September 16th), Dia de los Muertos (November 2nd), Los Dia De Las Reyes (The Day of the Kings or The Epiphany), as well as Christmas and New Years from his cultural perspective. Students finished the session with each pulling a strong on a piñata for a wonderful treat! One of the powerful aspects of our population here at the Syracuse Academy of Science is our diverse population. This program and the amazing guests that we host is our way of celebrating that diversity! Thank you Mr. Valle for bringing your amazing experiences to our school!
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3rd Grade Enjoys a Guest Speaker from St. Kitts
On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, third grade students had a guest speaker visit to teach them about her home country of St. Kitts. She showed pictures of the flag, festivals, clothing, and landmarks important to the Caribbean island. Students had the opportunity to ask the speaker questions and try homemade island cake.
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November's League of Extraordinary Citizens
On Thursday, December 8th, 2016 SAS Elementary celebrated students’ hard work for the month of November. There were 143 students at the SAS Elementary School who were a part of the League of Extraordinary Citizens for the month of November! These students earned 100 or more DOJOs in November for excellent behaviors in class. These students had their photo taken and earned a dress down pass! We are so proud of all their hard work! The students who earned the highest amount of DOJOs in each grade level are the grade level superheroes. These students were able to enjoy Donuts with the Dean following the picture. Keep up the great work, Atoms!
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6th Graders adventure through the 5 Wits Universe
On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 the 6th 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 6th 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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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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