Syracuse Academy kicked off another school year. Welcome back everyone
On Thursday, August 25th, 2016, the Syracuse Academy of Science kicked off another school year. Students met their new teachers in the 5th grade and students in 6th and 7th grade moved into classrooms with familiar faces! We are looking forward to a new year with our amazing students as we work toward the goal of all of our Atoms eventually attending college. Look to our Academic Calendar for upcoming events!
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House Fire Survivors Fund
On Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 10 students of ours, between the ages of 5 and 13, and their families lost their home in a house fire. Thankfully, the families and their pets are safe. However, they lost everything they owned and their house is unlivable.
If you can, please donate any amount of funds for these families who are in desperate need. Remember, any amount, big or small, still makes a tremendous contribution to this cause. We will use the money raised for clothing, food, shelter, pet care, school supplies, and other personal necessities. We would like to raise as much as possible within the next 30 days so we can give these families what they need. We would love to meet, and even surpass, the goal of $2,000!
We are so grateful for any assistance you can provide. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to these families, as we are sure many of us cannot imagine what this must be like for them. Thank you all for your support and contributions!
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SAS students enjoyed the SUNY ESF Science Camp
From August 1st to the 5th, 2016 students from SAS enjoyed the SUNY ESF Science Camp. The "Science" stands for Summer Camps Investigating Ecology in Neighborhood and City Environments, Students enjoyed a variety of activities in our city's environment. They took water samples testing for various factors including insect levels and pollutants. Students explored the lake at the Clark Reservation State Park. Samples of the fish popluation were taken at Onondaga Lake Park. The amazing activities concluded at the SUNY ESF campus with solar powered cars to demonstrate the renewable resource that we all need to embrace! Thank you to the counselors for providing our students with a great experience! We will see you next year!
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SAS Middle School held the Summer STEM Camp
From June 27th to July 8th, 2016 the SAS Middle School held the Summer STEM Camp. Students enjoyed a variety of activities in this three week adventure. Financial literacy subjects such as budgeting, tax withholding, and the stock markets were experienced through various computer simulations. Computer coding projects included adventure games created by our wonderful students. Engineering projects included the construction of water rockets and water balloon launchers. Students finished the experience by utilizing green screen technology to record their own videos in OUTER SPACE! The first year of the camp included many great experiences and time to build better experiences for next year!
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Trip to LeMoyne College Makers Room
On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 the students attending the Middle School Summer STEM program took a field trip to the LeMoyne College campus to visit the Makers Room. This room is dedicated to bringing to life any of the amazing ideas that come to students from all walks of life. The first stop was the trading room at the Madden School of Business. Students discovered that the college is conducting a stock trading competition similar to our own summer program. Students were able to visit the business incubator where flegling start-ups are working to become the amazing businesses of tomorrow. Demonstrations of 3D printing, sound editing, rovers, and even drones were displayed for our students. Thank you to Doug at the LeMoyne College IT program for hosting our students, we look forward to partnerships in the future!
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Our 8th grade student, Madina Iskandarova WON the FIRST place award in science competition
Our 8th grade student, Madina Iskandarova WON the FIRST place award in science competition and received an invitation to compete in the Broadcom Masters for a potential trip to Washington, D.C. and up to a $50,000 college scholarship. The Broadcom Masters is the middle school equivalent to the Intel Science Talent Search.
Madina completed essays about the science fair project, and wrote several creative essays to demonstrate problem solving and scientific thinking. The student earned this opportunity by placing well at your regional science fair.
She worked on sustainable fish tank project (aquaphonics project). For more details, check out: https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters
Congratulations Madina... Keep up the good work..
Enjoy the Summer SAS Atoms
The 2015-2016 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!
SAS Middle School held our moving up ceremony for 7th grade students moving on to 8th grade
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School held our moving up ceremony for 7th grade students moving on to 8th grade. Mr. Yavuz spoke to the students, parents, and families, encouraging students to pursue their dreams and never give up. Following Mr. Yavuz's words, a video presentation featuring photos from throughout the school year was shown highlighting field trips as well as in class events that the students participated in during the year. As a 7th grade team, the teachers voted for superlative awards for each student, ranging from 'most likely to be found smiling' to 'most likely to one day fight aliens.' 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 7 Years (originally by Lukas Graham) 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 provided by the HSO were served after 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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SAS Middle School held the 4th quarter Award Ceremony
On Monday, June 20th, 2016, the SAS Middle School held the 4th quarter Award Ceremony. The ceremony included a variety of rewards that included Student of the Month, Best Academic, and Most Improved. The students of the Talent Club capped the ceremony with a dance performance. This event capped off an amazing year in our school. This celebration continues to show our ATOMs commitment to excellence!
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SAS Got Talent show at the Middle School
On Friday, June 17th, 2016, 13 acts participated in our SAS Got Talent show at the middle school. There were a variety of talents displayed, including, singing, dancing, gymnastics, drumming, beat boxing, and soccer tricks. All of the contestants showed an exceptional amount of talent, and truly made the experience enjoyable for our middle school students!
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