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SAS Community Mourning the Loss of a Student

Friday, December 2nd, 2022: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse is grieving a tragic loss. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Nezamiyah White unexpectedly passed away in a house fire. Nezamiyah was a sweet student who always had a smile on her face. Her smile was infectious and she radiated positivity wherever she went. Nezamiyah worked hard in school, earning many awards throughout her time at Citizenship. She was a great friend to all and a leader in her class. One of Nezamiyah's passions was gymnastics. At recess it was a guarantee Nezamiyah would be practicing her tumbling and cartwheels with her friends. She wanted to be a gymnastics coach when she grew up. Nezamiyah enjoyed reading and adored art. 

We can’t begin to imagine the pain her family is experiencing with this tragic loss. Please join us for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the family of Nezamiyah White on Saturday, December 17th at the Syracuse Academy of Science high school cafeteria. Stop by anytime from 5 to 9 pm for dine in or take out. Dinners are $10 each and all proceeds will go to Nezamiyah’s family. 

You can also donate on this gofundme organized by Nezamiyah's family.

Thank you for coming together to help out as a community. We are many atoms, one family.

7th Grade Atoms Create a Sales Pitch in Class

Syraucse Academy of Science get Creative by Making Sales Pitches

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022: 7th-grade middle school students exercised their presentation and teamwork skills with the What’s in the Room “sales pitch.” Students were given 20 minutes to choose an item in the room and brainstorm how to sell it to the judges (AKA Mrs. Nickless, Mr. Jan, and Ms. Obrist). Then they had to create a flier including the name of the product, logo/slogan, how much they were selling the item for, and where they could sell it. Students wowed the judges with colorful fliers, website designs, and even a commercial!

SAS Middle Schoolers get the WonderWorks Experience

6th & 7th Grade Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms Mix Fun & Science at WonderWorks

Thursday & Friday, November 17th- 18th, 2022: 6th and 7th-grade students combined science with entertainment at WonderWorks inside Destiny USA. With more than 100 unique exhibits and activities, students got hands-on experience making HUGE bubbles, feeling the power of hurricane-force winds, and entering into astronaut training. Students also had a blast with laser tag and braving the multi-level ropes course. 

Please check our Facebook page for more pictures. 

You 'Otto' Believe it! CSAS Atoms Welcome a Special Visitor

Otto Visits CSAS ES after Students Complete Otto's Fall Reading Kickoff

Monday, November 21st, 2022: We had a special visitor at Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse. Otto stopped in to congratulate atoms on completing Otto’s fall reading kickoff! The challenge was for students to read with their teachers, friends, or families for just a few minutes every day! Otto knows how important reading is, and he was so happy to hear that our classes took on the challenge! Otto was greeted with lots of hugs, high fives, and even a dance party!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: OCRRA Teaches 2nd Graders about Sustainability

OCRRA Visits Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School

Thursday, November 17th, 2022: Second graders at Syracuse Academy of Science had a guest speaker from OCRRA teach them how recycling works in Onondaga county. Atoms watched a short video on how recyclables are separated, then showed examples of items to recycle or throw away. 

It’s important to teach children about sustainability. It’s a skill they will keep with them for the rest of their lives.

Please check our Facebook for more pictures. 

MS Robotics Team Gearing up for Vex IQ Competition

Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School Robotics Team Building Robots for this Year's Vex IQ Competition

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: The middle school robotics team is gearing up for this year’s Vex IQ competitions. With a foundation built on solid problem-solving and collaboration, teams work together to build a robot that will collect discs and then “shoot” or push them into a goal. The VEX IQ Competition is presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. It provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics challenges that enhance their STEM skills.

We are very proud of the SAS middle school robotics team. 

Please check our Facebook for more pictures. 

SAS HS Band Students Visit Ithaca College

Syracuse Academy of Science Band Students Visit Ithaca College

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: Our curriculum focuses on getting students into college, an important part of which is college visits. The Syracuse Academy of Science high school band visited Ithaca College. They rehearsed in a clinic with the director of bands, Dr. Rochford, ate in the cafeteria, toured the campus, had an admissions information session, and observed a wind ensemble rehearsal. They learned a lot about music, band, and college while having a great time.

Please check our Facebook for more pictures.

Middle School Atoms have Lunch with Superintendent, Dr. Hayali

Syracuse Academy of Science Middle Schoolers Share Lunch with Superintendent Dr. Hayali

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: Fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students from Syracuse Academy of Science middle school had an opportunity to have lunch with SANY superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali. Students discussed college and career plans for their future, and offered suggestions on how to improve our school! It was a positive and welcoming conversation.

Please check our Facebook page for more pictures. 

Class 1C Braves the Wild at Little Ray’s Nature Center

Syracuse Academy of Science First Graders go to Little Ray's Nature Center

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: Atoms in Syracuse Academy of Science 1C class went on a field trip to Little Ray’s Nature Center. Tucked inside Destiny USA, it’s a hidden gem that you can almost miss if you aren’t looking! Our students had a wonderful time learning about different animals and species. They were even brave enough to touch a crested gecko, a ferret, and a turtle!

Please check our Facebook for more pictures. 

Congressional Award Students Take on the Windy City

Syracuse Academy of Science Congressional Award Students Travel to Chicago

Saturday, November 12th, 2022: Mr. Yaman and Mr. Stowe took their Congressional Award students to the windy city over Veterans Day weekend as per their Expedition/ Exploration requirements in the program. They visited the Chicago Science Museum, Millennium Park to see the giant Chicago Bean (Cloud Gate), walked along the Chicago River and Magnificient Mile, and experienced the city life of Chicago.  

As always, the trip was a positive way for our Congressional Award students to experience the culture of a different city.



Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
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