Fifth Graders visited LeMoyne College
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, fifth grade students at the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School took a trip to LeMoyne College. Although, the main focus of the trip was to see the LeMoyne Science Center, the students were treated to the entire college campus. Highlights included the Madden School of Business, the Dolphin Den, the Noreen Reale Falcone Library, and more. Our inquisitive students spent the time asking questions to our great tour guides and continued the practice back at our school. As a school that stresses college acceptance and preparation, it is very important to how our amazing students what secondary education is all about!
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SAS Middle School attended MOST Build Em & Bust Em bridge building competiton
On Saturday, November 14th, 2015, 3 teams from the SAS Middle School attended the MOST Build Em & Bust Em bridge building competition. 5 students from 5th grade and 1 student from the 6th grade competed in Section II. Each of them greatly enjoyed the experience as they both competed in their competition and got to take in the amazing MOST displays and activities.
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Chef Tom Kiernan visits SAS!
On Friday, November 13th, Chef Tom Kiernan came to SAS high school to speak with some of our 12th and 11th grade students as well as the 9th grade. Chef Tom is the Executive Chef for the new Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel opening this Spring. He spoke with our students about his career choices and shared his journey to where he is now. Chef Tom even brought us some honey from his beehives and discussed the difference between the 2 jars of honey! Chef Tom shared his words of wisdom with the students, telling them to find something they love doing and to pursue it. The students really enjoyed the visit and we would love to have him back again next year.
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Seniors Visit RI for College visits!
This past Friday, November 13th, about a third of the senior class went to RI to visit 2 colleges. The students visited Roger Williams University and Brown University. The group also got to visit 2 of the nicest towns Rhode Island has to offer, Jamestown and Newport. Other being a little chilly, the students had a nice time and we hope visit these schools again next year!
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SAS Places in CNY Build'em & Bust'em Competition at MOST Museum!
On Saturday, November 14th, six of SAS's Robotics Team members went to the MOST Museum with Mr. Zengin and Mr. Altin to compete in the CNY Build'em & Bust'em Competition. There were 99 teams in attendance and both SAS teams placed in the competition!
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Staff Sergeant Eric Navarro from the United States Air Force visited Middle School
On Thursday, November 12th, 2015, the middle school was visited by Staff Sergeant Eric Navarro from the United States Air Force. He came to our building to speak on a variety of subjects. He began the presentation with some details about his life and what led him to the military. As time went on, Sergeant Navarro went on to describe what it is to serve in our nation's military. Concepts of duty, service and sacrifice were introduced to our students in this event. After his presentation, our students amazed our guest with a variety of amazing questions about his experiences in both the Army and the Air Force. We thank Mr. Navarro for his time serving our country. He exemplifies the best qualities that ATOMS work to develop!
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Middle school students took an adventure with Google Expeditions
On Monday, November 9th, 2015, SAS middle school students took an adventure of massive proportions. They visited amazing areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and ancient Greece today all without leaving their classrooms. They used virtual field trip simulation technology, called Google Expeditions, that is currently being piloted by Google across the country. Expeditions use Google Cardboard viewfinders and cellphones, connected to the Expeditions app, and are controlled by a teacher using a tablet. They feature 360-degree views including photos, 3D images, and video. Each grade marveled at the experience as they traveled to many of the areas that are details in our curriculum. This was an amazing experience were cutting edge technology magnifies the excellence routinely experience in our classrooms.
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First Marking Period Award Ceremony at Middle School
On Friday, November 6th, 2015 the SAS Middle School held its very first quarterly award ceremony for the 2015 school year. Students were recognized for a variety of accomplishments. Setting the tone for each grade level, Best Citizen and Best Academic were presented. High Honor and Honor Roll students were celebrated for their academic achievements. Core subject teachers presented the Student of the Month awards for their respective homerooms. In addition, special area teachers presented their first "Special Area Student of the Month" awards to each grade level. Not to be outdone, Mr. McGriff presented the Athlete of the Month award for the student that displayed excellence both on and off the court. The amazing day was also shared with approximately 30 SAS family members who were able to attend and share in their students accomplishments and recognition.
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Manufacturing Careers Day at Lockheed Martin!
Some of SAS high school students visited Lockheed Martin to attend Manufacturing Careers Day. Students were able to see the work that manufacturers do on a daily basis and learned how important manufacturing is to the local, national, and global economy. Students had a wonderful time and we are excited to be invited to this valuable learning experience again next year!
Lady Atoms Play in Charity Tournament!
On Saturday, November 7th, the Lady Atoms played in the Marsh Madness Charity Tournament to benefit former Corcoran Cougars Coach, Jim Marsha, who is battling Cancer. There were 32 teams in attendance and it was a single game elimination tournament. The Lady Atoms defeated CBA in the first game and lost to CNS in the second round of play. Money raised from the event went to treatment costs and travel expenses to and from NYC for the former Coach, raising over $10,000! Imani Watts participated in the 3 point contest for the Lady Atoms and did very well. We are very proud of our girls for playing their hearts out for such a wonderful cause!