Smells Like Hands-on, Minds-on STEM Fun!

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students participate in a STEM activity where they analyze the properties of two mystery glues in efforts to design a ‘new’ glue.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students rolled up their sleeves and avoided all sticky messes and situations with this hands-on, minds-on STEM activity.

For this science unit, the Atoms used their creativity to become engineers to design a ‘new’ glue for the school to use. First, the students investigated two 'mystery glues' to determine what properties they liked and didn't like. Next, the Atoms analyzed and recorded the properties of the glue. These properties included: texture, sound, and smell. As engineers and scientists, students smelled the glue from a distance using the 'wafting’ technique.

The final step in this scientific investigation included reporting what they found. Atoms shared in detail with their classmates their results, so they could begin to brainstorm ideas for their 'new' glue.

Atoms Are Kicking Off Kindness with a Spirit Week

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school will kick off its Kindness Week with a Spirit Week and challenges for students to participate in.

Sunday, April 17th, 2022As a friendly reminder, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school will be kicking off our 'Kindness Spirit Week' on Monday, April 18th. Below are the spirit day themes and challenges for the upcoming week.

  • Monday (4/18): Sports Day - wear your favorite sports or athletic gear and score some points by helping others. 

Challenge - Students try and say 'Good Morning' to someone new today.

  • Tuesday (4/19): Mismatch Day - Mix it up with clashing colors and patterns and respect each other's differences.

Challenge - Students try and ask someone how they are today.

  • Wednesday (4/20): Tie-Dye Day -Peace, love, and kindness. Wear something tie-dye and be kind to the earth.

Challenge - Students try and help clean up throughout the day.

  • Thursday (4/21): Professional Dress Day - It's our job to be kind. Dress up today, and wear professional 'business' attire clothing.

Challenge - Students try and give a compliment today.

  • Friday (4/22): Elderly Day - You're never too old to be kind. Dress like you are 100 years old!

Challenge - Students try and say 'Thank You' to someone today.

Let's throw kindness around like confetti this week, Atoms! We look forward to seeing your creativity throughout Spirit Week.

A Sweet Research Project for Sweet Atoms

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school 6th-grade students practiced their research, presentation public speaking skills with a Candy Research project.

Thursday, March 24th, 2022The Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's 6th-grade Atoms have been putting their sweet tooth to the test for their research project.

In March, students selected a brand of candy to research and present to the class. This project allowed the students to practice their research, presentation, and public speaking skills. While this project had many sweet qualities, it ultimately allowed for the students to receive feedback in the form of ‘grows and glows’ from peers on how they can improve their presentation and research skills.

5th-Grade Atoms Work Together on Kindness Project

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school’s 5th-grade students work together on a kindness project that focuses on the Positivity Project’s character traits of friendship and kindness.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022As the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school Atoms prepare to celebrate Kindness week, we want to share with you a Kindness project completed by the 5th-grade students.

For their project, the Atoms focused on The Positivity Project's character traits of Kindness and friendship. Students were tasked with considering, discussing, and writing what 'kindness' and 'friendship' mean to them. Following the project, a group discussion was held within each classroom to share ideas about how we can create a welcoming and inclusive environment, especially for new students.

After the group discussion, the Atoms put their creativity to the test and created a 'mock-student' with words and sentences that reflect their personal views on how they can outwardly demonstrate kindness and friendship to others. These 'new students' will be hanging in each classroom to serve as a visual reminder of the students' commitment to maintaining a positive, inclusive and welcoming environment built on kindness's foundation. We are building excellent, welcoming citizens, one friend at a time!

The Halls were Filled with the Sound of Music

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school kicks off its Music in the Schools initiative by creating a new after-school choir program, Robins Choir.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022In March, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school kicked off its 'Music in the Schools' initiative by creating a new student club and activity choir program called, Robins Choir.

Each rehearsal starts with students beginning with short songs and fun vocal warm-ups, leading to songs and games. Choir director Ms. Meehan selects pieces for the students to sing that compliment the Positivity Project’s Character Traits of justice, hope, love, empowerment, and kindness. For example, one of the songs talks about creating a positive impact on the world. The lyrics include, "be the change you want to see in the world, and change will come to you."

Keep up the great work, Atoms!

Atoms Welcome Guest Speaker, SPD Officer Mr. Oliver

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school welcomed guest speaker, Syracuse Police Officer, Mr. Oliver who spoke about the Syracuse PAL program.

Friday, March 25th, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school welcomed Syracuse Police Department's police officer, Mr. Oliver, who spoke with the students about the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) program.

The Syracuse PAL program strives to build partnerships among youth, law enforcement, and the community through collaborative programs for those not familiar with this program. These programs are designed to encourage and develop good citizenship and improve the quality of life in Syracuse, New York.

Mr. Oliver also shared inspirational stories about his life with the students and how everyone can strive to be better citizens.

Thank you, Mr. Oliver, for taking time out of your day to come and speak with the Atoms!

Atom Goes Above and Beyond to Help Younger Atoms

 It may be true 'Atoms fashion' to help one another, but this young student has made a lasting impression on many younger students by volunteering her time as a classroom helper. Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's sixth-grade student, Luli, has dedicated a portion of her day to spending time as a classroom helper and assisting the younger students with their reading. As a classroom helper, Luli reads to the students and asks them questions about the storybooks. Luli has been an excellent addition to the classroom and is an incredible role model for all the students. We love her presence in the classroom.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022It may be true 'Atoms fashion' to help one another, but this young student has made a lasting impression on many younger students by volunteering her time as a classroom helper. Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school's sixth-grade student, Luli, has dedicated a portion of her day to spending time as a classroom helper and assisting the younger students with their reading. As a classroom helper, Luli reads to the students and asks them questions about the storybooks. Luli has been an excellent addition to the classroom and is an incredible role model for all the students. We love her presence in the classroom.

Inside Scoop on Atoms First Week of Lacrosse

 Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school practice and perfect the fundamentals of Lacrosse. Lacrosse is the newest spring sports addition for the Atoms.

Friday, April 1st, 2022As the spring sports season begins, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school highlights its newest addition to spring sports, lacrosse.

This week, Atoms have been busy practicing and perfecting lacrosse fundamentals. Students worked on stick handling, cradling the ball, and having fun. Following the fundamental drills, the Atoms enjoyed playing the game 'Hungry-Hungry Hippos', which builds upon and incorporates basic lacrosse skills.

Keep up the great work, Atoms - LAX to the Max!

Atoms Celebrate Student Success & Achievement

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students receive gift cards from Terra Science and Education for their outstanding accomplishments and success in the New York State tests completed in the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school celebrated student success and achievement in preparation for upcoming New York State testing. 

Mr. McGriff and Ms. Ward awarded the Atoms with gift cards from Terra Science and Education for students who had outstanding accomplishments and success in the New York State tests completed in the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Congratulations, Atoms! Keep up the great work.

5th & 6th Grade Atoms Compete in the CNYSEF

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship 5th and 6th-grade students participated in the MOST’s 42nd Annual CNYSEF and won Honor and High Honor Awards.

Saturday, March 27th, 2022Last week, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school 5th and 6th-grade students participated in the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)’s 42nd Annual CNY Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF). The Atoms participated in the Junior Division alongside students throughout Central New York for a chance to win merit awards, prizes, and scholarships.

Please join me in congratulating the following students on their achievements and accolades at the CNYSEF!

Krim & Jonathon

  • Honor Award

Abdul & Aguto

  • Honor Award

Addy & Erick

  • Honor Award

Lisa & Beckham

  • High Honors Award

Congratulations, Atoms, on all your hard work and accomplishments! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the CNYSEF.

Atoms Host the 28 Speakers in 28 Days Celebration

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school concluded its 28 Speakers in 28 Days series with a special celebration.

Friday, March 4th, 2022Throughout February, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school welcomed many influential community leaders, advocates, business leaders, and professionals to share their life experiences, journeys, and career experiences with the Atoms in our '28 Speakers in 28 Days' series. This is a time-honored tradition at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school as we celebrate Black History Month.

To commemorate the success of this year's '28 Speakers in 28 Days' series, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school welcomed back many of our guest speakers and Syracuse community members and officials to join in our celebration, including Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh.

During the '28 Speakers in 28 Days' ceremony, guests had an opportunity to hear from SANY superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali, Dean of Elementary Dominic Frisina, and Behavior Specialist Troy McGriff, who spoke about the importance of the speaker series and how it allows for students to build meaningful relationships within the Syracuse community, with the hopes that someday students can follow in the footsteps and make a difference in the world.

In addition to the guest speakers, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship 3rd-grade students performed the song, 'Lead with Love,' written by Melanie DeMore. The passion, enthusiasm, and energy of this performance filled the school, and everyone was participating by the end of the song.

We want to thank everyone who helped make the '28 Speakers in 28 Days' series possible. Your hard work, support, coordination, and volunteering made this event successful. Thank you for your continued support and for being a leader and role model in our community and our students' lives. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view additional pictures from the ‘28 Speakers in 28 Days’ series. We are many Atoms, One Family.

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