28 Speakers in 28 Days - U.S. Army

Thursday, February 6, 2020—Next stop on the #28Speakersin28Days, ahem 29 days, Tour this year -- United States U.S. Army Sergeant (and SANY parent) Aaron Lamontagne met with #SASCCS Kindergartners.Mr. Lamontagne spoke with students about his training with the military and his duties. Thank you, Mr. Lamontagne, for giving our students another amazing experience in celebration of Black History Month.

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!

Friday, January 31, 2020—Citizenship Academy Third-graders lived out the grand tale of Chicken Little on their recent field trip to the Onondaga Free Library. Public libraries are an important cornerstone to a healthy community, and we want to make sure our Atoms understand all the wonderful educational opportunities libraries offer. During their field trip, our scholars went on a tour of the building, reenacted a play, and challenged their critical thinking with the STEAM bins.

28 Speakers in 28 Days - Syracuse Police Department

Monday, February 3, 2020—Atoms jumped right into #BlackHistoryMonth with a visit from members of the Syracuse Police Department for the #28Speakersin28Days speaking tour. Officer Brandon Hanks, Officer Marlena Jackson, Officer Shaquille Muhammed, CSO Officer Nilieka Brown, and Information Aide Lenwand Terry-Brantley engaged with students in Kindergarten through fourth-grade. Officers participated in a group yoga class, read to students, shared insight from what their job is like and the importance of community involvement. We are so thankful for these wonderful role models made the time for our #SASCCS Community. 

Celebrating Second Quarter Success

Friday. December 20, 2020—Congratulations to our star students of the second quarter. For the 2nd Quarter, our students focused on the character strengths of Bravery, Knowing my words & actions affect others, Gratitude, Kindness, Humility, Self-Control, Optimism, Prudence, and Perseverance. Words are not enough to explain how hard these students worked in and out of the classroom from rigorous academics to making meaningful relationships.


Gratitude Generates Greatness

Student of the Month

Friday, December 20, 2020—We are so thankful for our WONDERFUL students at #SASCCS. This album highlights just a few of our honored Atoms from the first quarter. The character strengths focused on during the first quarter were: Curiosity, Teamwork, Open-Mindedness, Being present and giving others attention, Integrity, Perspective, and Creativity. These Students did an amazing job of displaying these character traits in and out of the classroom while simultaneously being exceptional scholars.

Wrapping Up Studies of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, December 5, 2020 & Tuesday, January 21, 2020—That's a wrap! Over two separate trips this winter, Third-Grade Atoms ventured to the Cazenovia Public Library & Museum to bring their studies to life. Students met a real mummy, named Hen. With great questions and engagement, the students were able to expand their knowledge of Ancient Egypt. Way to go, Atoms! 

Unleashing the Power of the Universe

Thursday, January 16, 2020 & Friday, January 17, 2020—First and Second-grade Atoms kicked their kinesthetic brain into gear by visiting a school favorite, The Museum of Science and Technology, in downtown Syracuse. Atoms explored exhibits focused on the human body, our magnificent brains, dinosaurs, earth science, different kinds of energy, and toothpick world! It was exciting to experience so much hands-on learning throughout the day! 

First Grade Takes a Sick Day at Hospital Land

Tuesday, November 26, 2020—The first graders of 1C visited Hospital Land at Crouse Hospital! With the help of Nurse Jackie, we learned all about going to the hospital, X-Rays, and the fun food choices you have if you stay overnight. We even got to test out a few of the doctors' tools like the stethoscope, doctors' scrubs, and hospital beds. IC had just finished learning about the human body so it was great to review healthy habits at Hospital Land!

Giving Back at #SASCCS

Monday, January 13, 2020—You may remember that one of our #SASCAtoms took it upon himself to raise funds for the homeless during the holidays. Well, guess what, he did in a big sort of way. Giancarlo was able to raise $770. He created bags full of items that would be useful to individuals without stable housing. He created 72 bags filled with the following items

-Pair of Gloves
-Pair of Socks
-Emergency Blanket
-Pair of Handwarmers
-3 Bars of Travel Soap
-2 Travel tubes of toothpaste
-Bar of deodorant
-Roll of toilet paper
-3 Travel bottles of shampoo/conditioner
-Nutrigrain bar

All of his bags were packed into drawstring backpacks that also have a reflector for added safety at night. The bags will be donated to Road to Emmaus Ministry of Syracuse. Let us never forget, one voice, one child, can change the world.

Learning THE MOST at #SASCCS

Wednesday, January 8, 2020—Are you getting the MOST out of your day? Fourth-grade Atoms from the Citizenship Academy certainly are #SASCAtoms went to the Museum of Science & Technology - MOST and learned how to make clouds, walked with dinosaurs and scaled a rock wall. Talk about a busy afternoon. 

Ultimate Science Experiments at The Ultimate Goal

Elementary Atoms visited The Ultimate Goal for a class field trip

Monday, November 18, 2019When an object is in motion, it will stay in motion unless … an elementary Atom acts upon it! The 4th grade class recently learned about energy, more specifically kinetic energy, during a recent lesson in science class. Eager to put that knowledge to the test for a little hands-on experiment, students visited The Ultimate Goal for a class field trip. Atoms had the opportunity to participate in the following activities: tug of war, kickball, dodgeball and musical chairs. In addition to this science fun, students were able to practice their teamwork skills. Thank you, The Ultimate Goal for hosting the Atoms and allowing us to conduct some hands-on ‘science experiments.’


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

CSAS Elementary School

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Syracuse, NY 13207
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Liverpool, NY 13088
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