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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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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Article posted on Syracuse.com
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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