Creativity is on Full Display at Art Show

We ‘ART’ our Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school Atoms (or should we say artists), as they proudly display their beautiful masterpieces during the annual Art Show.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students' creativity was on full display during their annual Art Show. This year's art gallery contained many original pieces from the talented works of Ms. A-B's students. Included in the gallery were drawings, paintings, pottery, and much more.

This year's art gallery also allowed its patrons to interact with the exhibit by participating in hands-on, creative activities. These activities include coloring a giant sheet of paper, a paint by colors station, and making their own Atoms Spinner. In addition to this exhibit, guests were encouraged to visit the 'silly photo station' to commemorate this moment.

We want to thank all the teachers, faculty, and staff who helped make this event possible and our fabulous art patrons (aka parents, families, and friends) for their continuous support throughout the years.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022

On June 22nd, families and friends celebrated Syracuse Academy of Science high school's 16th annual Commencement Ceremony honoring the graduates from the Class of 2022.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022—Remember, Graduation is not the end, but simply the beginning! On Wednesday, June 22nd, parents, family, and friends filled the bleachers at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena to celebrate Syracuse Academy of Science High School’s 16th Annual Commencement Ceremony honoring the graduates from the Class of 2022.

During their commencement ceremony, Syracuse Academy of Science high school welcomed the keynote speaker New York State Assemblymember Pamela Hunter, the Valedictorian Address from Zyaira Bullock, and the Salutatorian Address from Tahirah Abdul-Qadir. In addition to these speakers, Syracuse Academy of Science high school welcomed SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali, and President of Terra Science and Education, Dr. Fehmi Damkaci, who presented students with a Terra Foundation Scholarship.

Congratulations to the following Terra Foundation Scholarship recipients:  Zachary Allen, Ali Barbour, Zyaira Bullock, Chan Gutierrez-St. John, Jasmine Jones, Aneesha Millhouse, Ermine Reddock, Michael Scheer, Meenal Shojaian, Naomi Turner, and Steeve Tussing.

In addition to the Terra Foundation Scholarship recipients, we want to congratulate Tahirah Abdul-Qadir, Naomi Turner, and Ermine Reddock on receiving the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence. We also want to congratulate Tahirah Abdul-Qadir on receiving the United States Congressional Award Gold Certificate.

This year, the Class of 2022 received a combined total of over $1.6 Million in scholarships!!!

Concluding the presentation of the diplomas and awards, Makayla Hutchinson, a member of the Class of 2022, led her fellow students in the moment they all have been waiting for, the infamous tassel transfer! 

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! With strong wings, you fly from Syracuse Academy of Science high school to achieve the dreams you could only imagine. Always remember that we are Many Atoms, One Family! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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SAS HS Hosts its Spring Concert and Art Show

Syracuse Academy of Science high school hosted its annual Spring Concert and Art Show which included a collaborative performance of the band and choir.

Monday, May 23rd, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science high school hosted its annual Spring Concert and Art Show in May. Throughout the event, guests watched an incredible performance from the high school choir, who sang songs in three languages with a 'flower' spring theme and collaborated with the band to perform Bill Withers' hit song, 'Lean on Me.' 

In addition to the choir and band performance, the Syracuse Academy of Science high school band students received awards for the most improved, leadership, and best overall musician.

Guests also had an opportunity to view the impressive artistic skills of students in grades 8th -12th. The art pieces ranged from independent study projects to printmaking. 

We want to thank Wegmans for supporting the arts and for donating refreshments for guests to enjoy following the concert.

Happy Independence Day, Atoms!

Red, White, and Blue, we wish a happy 4th of July to You! We hope all our Atoms have a happy, healthy, and safe Independence Day.

Monday, July 4th, 2022Red, White, and Blue, we wish a happy 4th of July to You! We hope all our Atoms have a happy, healthy, and safe Independence Day. Below are some fun facts about the 4th of July.

 

  • There are approximately 16,000 Independence Day fireworks displays that take place each year.

 

  • Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, "enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times," according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

 

  • The 50th star was added to the American flag on July 4th, 1960, to symbolize Hawaii's admission as the U.S.'s 50th state.

 

  • Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is held annually on July 4th. In 2018, champion Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs with buns in just 10 minutes.

Ready. Set. Play Dodgeball 7th-Grade Atoms!

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school’s 7th-grade students celebrate the end of the school year with a friendly competition of Dodgeball.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 7th-grade Atoms wrap up the school year in style with a friendly game of Dodgeball. Each class participated in this fun yet competitive tournament. It's safe to say the Atoms in 7C must have been practicing the 5 D's of Dodgeball (dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge) from the movie Dodgeball as they proved to be victorious!

Senior Spotlight - Tahirah Abdul-Qadir

Syracuse Academy of Science high concludes its Senior Spotlight series by recognizing Tahirah Abdul-Qadir a member of the Class of 2022.

Thursday, June 30th, 2022And that's a wrap on June and Syracuse Academy of Science high school's Senior Spotlight. But first, before we welcome the month of July, let us introduce our last Senior Spotlight participant, Tahirah Abdul-Qadir, a recent graduate from the Class of 2022.

Interview with Tahirah Abdul-Qadir

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? This year, I launched an initiative to start libraries in remote villages in Africa. I established book drop-off points across the country and collected over 5,000 books, allowing me to create libraries for schools in Lesotho and Ghana.
  • What are your goals after high school? After high school, I plan to attend Syracuse University as a member of their honors program and dual major in Entrepreneurship and Biology.
  • Name one person that inspires you? My parents inspire me.
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? Start your college application process and scholarships early. It will save you from a lot of stress. 
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? In 5 years, I see myself with a Ph.D., working as a scientific researcher.
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would they be and why? I would have dinner with Marie Curie to ask what was more challenging, discovering elements of the periodic table or being a woman in STEM during her time.
  • Name three traits that describe you? Driven, Ambitious, and dedicated.
  • What is your favorite hobby? Martial Arts, specifically kickboxing, is my favorite hobby.
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? Not many people know that I've played piano for over ten years.
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? My favorite memory of SAS is the field trip to Canada I took with my Turkish Class.

I Scream, You Scream, Atoms Scream for Ice Cream

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school’s 1st and 2nd-grade students celebrate their hard work with a walking field trip for some delicious ice cream at Gannon’s Ice Cream and Arctic Island.

Friday, June 10th, 2022It's the last month of school, and there is only one thing on the minds of the 1st and 2nd-Grade Atoms at Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school .... ice cream!

Okay, there may be more than just one thing on their mind, but to celebrate all their hard work this academic year, the students embarked on a walking field trip to Syracuse's favorite ice cream shops, Gannon's Ice Cream and Arctic Island.

Atoms practiced their manners during their visit when ordering their favorite ice cream flavors. Thank you to Gannon's and Arctic Island for some delicious sweet treats! Please click here to view additional pictures from Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school’s ice cream field trip.

Senior Spotlight- Anthony Losurdo

Syracuse Academy of Science high continues its Senior Spotlight series by recognizing Anthony Losurdo a member of the Class of 2022.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science high school concludes the month of June by shining the spotlight on two of its recent graduates from the Class of 2022. First, we introduce Anthony Losurdo to the Senior Spotlight series.

Interview with Anthony Losurdo

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? A major accomplishment was getting the opportunity to volunteer for the Samaritan Center and have that experience. While also seeing my hard work in my academic career pay off, seeing my acceptances and scholarships.
  • What are your goals after high school? After High School, I want to get my Masters in Public Policy and work for the government.
  • Name one person that inspires you? My mom has inspired me throughout my academic career.
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? I would tell them to focus on their grades and put the work in now, as their hard work will pay off.
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself graduating college and getting my dream job of working in the government to better our communities and the issues we face.
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would they be and why? I would love to have dinner with former President Barack Obama, as he is one of my inspirations, and I would love to hear more about his experiences and the presidency.
  • Name three traits that describe you? Easygoing, compassionate, and open-minded.
  • What is your favorite hobby? My favorite hobby is probably playing video games with my friends.
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? A hidden talent that I believe not many know is being able to speak publicly.
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? Probably the embarrassing moment in elementary when my friends and I performed in the talent show.

Congressional Awards Expedition/Exploration Trips

Syracuse Academy of Science high school Congressional Awards students visited New York City to fulfill their Expedition/Exploration requirement.

Sunday, June 12th, 2022Before the school year came to a close, the Syracuse Academy of Science high school Congressional Awards students embarked on a few more adventures. Many students visited the Big Apple (specifically, Yonkers and various locations in and around New York City), New Jersey, and the Adirondacks. These trips allowed the students to complete their Congressional Awards Expedition/Exploration requirement - which entails students must spend a minimum of three nights outside of their city.

When visiting New York City, Mr. Yemen's students visited many iconic locations such as Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and China Town. We all know that no trip to New York City is complete without experiencing a ride on the subway - a first for many of the students. This metropolitan adventure was a great personal development opportunity that allowed the students to practice their self-motivation skills. The students who attended this trip will be applying for their gold certificate at the end of the year.

Ms. Jamison's group of Congressional Award students visited Yonkers for a Juneteenth celebration. During their visit, students were immersed in a panel discussion, had an opportunity to attend a concert by the waterfront, and visited a museum.

The final location in this tri-state Congressional Awards visits was Long Beach Island, New Jersey. While the weather didn't cooperate for a portion of the trip, this never slowed down the Atoms. Students visited the ocean (a first for many students), walked on the iconic Boardwalk, and spent quality time with one another in their rental house. Waking up to the sound of the ocean was peaceful, serene, and the perfect way to relax and recharge before the Regents Exams.

Finally, Ms. Hamill's 9th-grade Congressional Award students visited the Adirondacks for a week! This rural trip allowed the Atoms to become one with nature as there was little to no cell phone service. During their visit to the Adirondacks, Atoms explored the Old Forge Public Beach, where they observed the beautiful scenery, learned navigation skills, and how to build a fire. No campfire is ever complete without s'mores.

These Congressional Awards expedition/exploration trips are an incredible experience for the students to get out of their 'comfort zone' and explore the world around them, try and learn new things and experiences. Keep up the great work, Atoms!

Please click here to view additional pictures from the Syracuse Academy of Science high school’s Congressional Awards Expedition/Exploration trips.

The Future Class of 2027 Says Hello to High School

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school’s 7th-grade students celebrate all they have accomplished this academic year at their Moving Up Ceremony.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022Oh, the places you'll go! As Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 7th-grade students said hello to high school, we took a moment to celebrate all they have accomplished this academic year.

During the 7th-grade Moving Up Ceremony, this future class of 2027 received their certificate of completion, were recognized for their academic success, and received custom awards tailored to fit their personalities, styles, and achievements. In addition, students who made the Dean's List were also recognized during the Moving Up Ceremony.

Congratulations, Atoms; we are very proud of you! We wish you all a very happy, healthy, and safe summer.

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