Friday, February 18th, 2022—In honor of this Friday, we want to ‘Flashback’ and share this fun and exciting event from Syracuse Academy of Science high school.
In February, the Syracuse Academy of Science high school robotics team attended the FTC NY Excelsior Remote Qualifier event and took home 2nd place! Congratulations to the following students: Yakina Sika Amoah, Migual Mathis, Andre McClain, Jenell Virgilio, Eva Acheampong, Adriana Crowder, Arna Boatema Amoah, and Z Harper.
Keep up the great work, Atoms!
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022—Courage. Commitment. Character. These are just a few of the character strengths of Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atom, Jviona Baker, who received the prestigious Triple 'C' Award from the New York State Attorney General, Letitia James!
For over 20 years, New York State has celebrated young adults with its Triple 'C' Award, recognizing students for their courage, commitment, and character. The courage that will assist them in meeting the challenges ahead. Their remarkable commitment to bettering themselves, their school, and their community make them role models to others. Their strength of character helps them to achieve their goals and will guide them in making the right decision in the future.
Congratulations, Jviona; we are very proud of you and all you have accomplished!
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science high school, Congressional Awards students were a 'force of nature' last weekend, as they lent a helping hand with an Earth Day clean-up activity. For their Earth Day activity, Atoms participated in a local street cleaning project. In true Atoms fashion, they left their area looking better than the way they found it.
We hope everyone had a happy Earth Day!
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022—Congratulations to the eight students at Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school whose artwork was selected to display at the Beaver Lake Nature Center. In collaboration with Region 3 of the New York State Art Teachers Association, students created artwork that fit the themes of nature, animals, and landscape. The Beaver Lake Nature Center will proudly display the students' artwork through the end of April. If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to come out and view the artwork of our talented Atoms.
Friday, April 8th, 2022—One spirit. One team. One win. As the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atoms in 6A prepared to take the basketball court for the game of the season, the whole school anxiously awaited in the stands to see who would be victorious in the classic Students VS. Staff basketball game.
As a reward for the most Classdojo points, the Atoms played the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school staff in a friendly competition of basketball. To help ensure that everyone was abiding by the rules, Syracuse Academy of Science high school seniors Aziatic Mann, Steve Tussing, and Zach Allen were the official referees for the game.
While the Atoms played their hearts out, the Staff certainly had the upper hand and proved to be victorious.
We want to thank everyone who helped make this event possible. Everyone had a great time, and this game will undoubtedly go down in the Syracuse Academy of Science history books. Keep up the great work, Atoms!
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022—Already making history in her family, our next Senior Spotlight candidate is looking forward to inspiring the future generation of students by becoming a teacher. Syracuse Academy of Science high school is excited to share its 4th Senior Spotlight, Meenal Shojaian.
Don't forget to join us throughout the remainder of the school year as we highlight various members of the Class of 2022 with our Senior Spotlight series.
Interview with Meenal
- What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? I am the first person in my family to get a full-ride scholarship to a private college.
- What are your goals for after high school? I want to go to college and get a certification in education.
- Name one person that inspires you? My 9th-11th grade English teacher, Ms. Ray
- What advice would you give to the next senior class? I sometimes know life is stressful, but trust the process, learn from your mistakes, and you'll grow and mature in time.
- Where do you see yourself in five years? I hope to see myself teaching while working hard for my master's degree.
- If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would they be and why? I would have dinner with my past self to tell her not to worry because everything would work out the way I had intended.
- Name three traits that describe you? Optimistic, Reliable, Gregarious
- What is your favorite hobby? My two favorite hobbies are reading and finding new music.
- What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? I can't think of any. I honestly don't think I have one.
- What is your favorite memory of SAS? My after-class conversations with my 11th-grade History teacher, Mr. Cummings.
Friday, April 22nd, 2022—Live. Laugh. Love the Earth! Happy Earth Day, Atoms. Below are some fun ways you can pitch in at home and in the community to celebrate Earth Day and make a difference for this planet.
- Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
- Set your computer to the 'sleep setting' when you are not using it. This will help save energy.
- Save water by shutting off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
- Plant trees in your community - this helps clean the air.
- Use recycled paper to help save the trees.
- Write letters to leaders to let them know you care about the environment.
- Carpool or ride a bike to cut down on air pollution.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students in 3B put their creativity to the test in their recent science lesson about genetics.
In their science class, students learned about genes, DNA, the differences/similarities in traits between species, their offspring, and how characteristics can form. The Atoms took what they learned in their science lesson and applied it to a hands-on, minds-on STEM project, where students were tasked with discussing what an offspring may look like after observing the parents' distinct traits.
For the STEM project, each student received a guide with instructions and symbols for each of the parents. Atoms would then find the symbol for each parent and match it with the trait in their activity book. These traits include body color, eye color, horn size, mouth size, tail size, and overall color. Once completed, the Atoms used this information to construct clay creatures. The students quickly realized that even though their creatures were not identical, they had inherited similarities and differences that matched their creature's parents.
Friday, March 18th, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science high school would like to take a moment to recognize its student-athletes who received the OHSL Liberty Division One recognition for their outstanding performance this year.
- Alexius Pearce: 1st Team OHSL Liberty Division One
- Aneesha Millhouse: 2nd Team OHSL Liberty Division One
- Kaydee Quinones: Honorable Mention OHSL Liberty Division One
- Shayla Baker: Honorable Mention OHSL Liberty Division One
Congratulations, Lady Atoms; we are all very proud of you and all you have accomplished both on and off the basketball court!
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022—This bright young business owner, Shawni Davis, spoke with the Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atoms, as part of its Career Exploration series, about her impressive career as a female electrician and being the CEO of Luminary Electrical.
As a Syracuse native and alumna of Henninger High School, Shawni is the first African-American woman to become a master electrician in Syracuse, NY. She began her career as an electrician at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and later received an Unlimited Master's License and created Luminary Electrical Contractor, LLC. She dreams of changing the industry by creating a business that reflects a diverse and inclusive workforce that possesses the same skills as those who dominate leadership in the industry today.
Thank you, Shawni, for participating in Syracuse Academy of Science high school's Career Exploration Series and speaking with the Atoms about an electrician and business owner career.
- Atoms Perform in Music In our Schools Month
- Senior Spotlight - Ronaysha Machuca
- Bugs and Kisses from Mrs. Bloss’ 2nd Graders
- Elementary Atoms Participate in Youth Art Month
- Atoms Take 2nd Place in CNY Innovation Challenge
- Congratulations to the March Students of the Month
- Atoms Volunteer at Green Lakes State Park
- Senior Spotlight - E. Eudell
- Atoms Receive Awards for Success in NYS Testing
- “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” - Macbeth