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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Senator John DeFrancisco brings C.A.R.E. to the SAS Middle School
On Thursday, December 1st, 2016 State Senator John DeFrancisco visited the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School. The senator has served the people of New York State with distinction for over twenty years. He has championed different causes that are important to the people of Central New York. Over his tenure, he has introduced legislation that helped to address crime, job creation, and the reduction of taxes. In addition, he is a supporter of both our school and charter schools in general as he was influential in the opening of our sister school next year, the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship School. Before speaking to the students, he received a tour of the middle school as this was his first visit. With the students, he brought a message of C.A.R.E. The acronym stands for Character, Attitude, Respect, and Excellence. This message of hard work and positive attitude fits right into our mission at SAS, which is to instill these qualities so that our students have the tools they need to succeed in a very complex world. He fielded a number of questions from our students such as “What is your favorite and least favorite part of being a senator?” Students additionally quizzed him about his family, his hobbies, and even his reading interests! Two of our wonderful 5th graders presented thank you cards to the senator on behalf of the entire grade and he brought wonderful books that highlight many key details about our amazing state! Thank you Senator DeFrancisco for taking time from your schedule to support our students!
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United States Marine Sergeant visits Middle School
On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 the students of the SAS Middle school hosted a special guest speaker from the SAS staff. Jontae Brown works not only as our amazing custodian at the middle school, but also proudly serves as a sergeant in the United States Marines. Sergeant Brown has served in the Marines since 2010 and has been stationed in places such as Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan. He spoke to our students about the history and the role of the Marine Corps in the defense of America and other nations. Students enjoyed the videos that Sergeant Brown brought to detail the boot camp experience that molds this elite force. We thank Sergeant Brown and your fellow Marines for their effort and sacrifice in preserving our freedom!
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Thanksgiving Feast in 2nd Grade
On Tuesday November 22nd, 2016, Ms. Peryea and Ms. Gielarowski hosted a Thanksgiving Feast for their 2nd grade students and their families. With the help and contribution of several families, they were able to enjoy a delicious spread of food and fellowship with friends and family gathered. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays!
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SAS Middle School concludes the Annual Food Drive
On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 the SAS Middle School concluded its Annual Food Drive. The school raised over 900 items for donation. The proceeds of this drive are to benefit In My Father's Kitchen. This amazing organization serves those in need in the Central New York Area. Founded by two SAS parents, John and Leigh-Ann Tumino, In My Fathers Kitchen does wonderful work in the Syracuse area. We could not be more proud to be a small part of their efforts. This time of year brings out the best in all of us!
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Cuban Food Tasting in 6th Grade Social Studies
On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 students in Miss Bittel's 6th grade social studies classes were treated to a Cuban foods presentation by Odalis Gaskins, one of our 6th grader's mother. Students got the opportunity to watch video clips of Odalis preparing and cooling the foods in her kitchen and then students were able to sample the foods in class. Students were presented with Congris which has rice, black beans, salt and olive oil along with garlic, onion and green peppers, Chicken Stew which had chicken legs, olive oil, tomato paste, salt, garlic, onions and peppers, Ripe Plantain and garden salad with tomato. Students enjoyed every bite!
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