Saturday, June 4th, 2022—The Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's 5th-grade choir performed a concert that families will remember and talk about for many years. The students sang pieces from traditional folk songs, pop remixes, and their hit original song, Dreams Alive, written in collaboration with Lea Morris - one of the region's finest vocalists.
Dreams Alive draws inspiration not only from the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school Atoms but from Lea Morris' song, Be the Light, and Amanda Gorman's poem. We invite you to click here to hear this inspirational song, Dreams Alive, by Lea Morris and the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship 5th-grade choir.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2022—3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF! Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's 5th and 6th-grade Atoms soar to new heights thanks to Corning, Inc. engineer Timothy Tremba and daughter Taylor.
In preparation for the MOST's Rocket Challenge, Atoms learned from Mr. Tremba his love for rocketry and best practices that will help ensure their making and launching a successful rocket.
It's safe to say this was a 'blast' not only for the Atoms but for Mr. Tremba and Taylor as we all soared to great heights together. Thank you, Mr. Tremba and Taylor, for taking time out of your schedule to visit, speak and teach the Atoms about rockets' science and engineering.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022—With one week left of school, what more can you do? Why have the best day ever, of course, with a Field Day! Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students participated in a Field Day event to celebrate their hard work and the end of the school year.
Complete with activities for students of all ages and abilities, Atoms could choose from indoor or outdoor games, water activities, team-building games, and more. On a scorching hot summer day, some of these activities included: making their own slime, getting their faces painted, carnival bounce houses, playing various games, water relay activities, stream machines, and even a teacher dunk tank! In addition to the Field Day activities, students also enjoyed a special cookout where they could have lunch outside with their friends.
We want to thank all the teachers, faculty, and staff who helped coordinate, plan, and make this event possible. This day will inevitably go down as one of the best days ever for the Atoms!
We invite you to click here to visit our Facebook page to view additional images from the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's Field Day event.
Monday, July 4th, 2022—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. 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.
Thursday, June 16th, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's 5th grade Project Based Learning students tested the laws of physics with an engineering activity, the Egg Drop Challenge. For this STEM activity, Atoms worked together to plan, build and execute an 'eggshell protection system' that would allow their eggs to withstand a fall from a great height.
Thanks to the help of Mr. McGriff, the official 'egg launcher' who went up onto the roof of Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school to drop the eggs for the Atoms. All 5th-grade students were present for the egg launch to observe their experiment and cheer for the four teams.
We are excited that all four teams had successful experiments, and none of the eggs broke during the drop/launch. Congratulations, Atoms!
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022—To celebrate all their hard work this year, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school’s 4th-grade Atoms participated in a 'Fun Day.'
To kick off Fun Day, Atoms participated in an outdoor Read-A-Thon where they selected their favorite book to read and spent time with their friends and fellow classmates. Following the Read-A-Thon, Atoms could rotate between a game room, dance party, craft activity, or movie and paint celebration.
This Fun Day was the perfect way to conclude the school year and to celebrate all they have accomplished this year.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's 5th-grade students hosted a career fair, where each student answered this fundamental question - when I grow up, I want to be .....?
Each Atom created informational presentations and brochures about the career they selected and dressed the part of their role. In addition, students learned how to tie a tie properly, complete a job application, create a resume, and participate in mock interviews with SANY administrators.
The 5th-grade Atoms presented their careers to students in 3rd and 4th grade to help them learn about various professions and industries. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view additional pictures from Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school’s 5th-grade Career Fair.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2022—Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school is excited to announce its winners of the Atoms Referral program. Please congratulate Soriano and Giancarlo Leon! These future Atoms will receive free uniform tops for a week!
Congratulations, Soriano and Giancarlo; we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Thursday, June 23rd, 2022—Cap. Gown. It's time to get down with Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school Atoms celebrated the commencement of its youngest Atoms at their Kindergarten Graduation.
This future class of 2034 said goodbye to Kindergarten and hello to first grade as they walked through the halls to the gymnasium filled with parents, family, and friends.
We wish all our graduates a wonderful summer and a 'cheers' to new beginnings. Congratulations, Atoms; we are very proud of you! Please click here to view additional pictures from Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school’s Kindergarten Graduation ceremony.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022—To celebrate their year in Kindergarten, this future class of 2034 teamed up and collaborated on a storybook that will one day become a New York Times Best-Seller.
Last month, students tested their teamwork skills when coming up with content for their storybook, 'Our Year in Kindergarten.' Each Atom was responsible for completing the sentence, 'my favorite part of kindergarten is...'
We are excited to announce that the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school kindergarteners are officially published, authors. Congratulations, Atoms; we are so proud of you and all you have accomplished.
Friday, May 20th, 2022—We promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, as the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship 6th-grade students visited the U.S. District Court (Northern District of New York in Syracuse) to learn about the judicial system and career opportunities in the legal industry.
During their visit, students toured the facility and met Honorable Wendy A. Kinsella, the United States Bankruptcy judge. Honorable Wendy Kinsella moderated the group's tour session and allowed the Atoms to visit her chambers.
- Happy Father’s Day to all Dads & Father Figures
- Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right with the ENL Atoms
- Fifth-Grade Atoms Present to You Scholar-Hour
- 'Music: The Sound of My Heart’ Art Competition
- Kindness is Always in Style with the Atoms
- 3,2,1 Blast Off at the MOST’s Rocket Team Challenge
- 6th-Grade Atoms Collaborate with Project Linus
- I Scream You Scream We All Scream for Ice Cream
- March and April Students of the Month Celebration
- Supt. Dr. Hayali Celebrated as United Ways 100 Heroes