#28Speakersin28days | NY State Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in an effort to expand the reach of reading enrichment from the classroom to the community, NY State Assemblywoman of the 128th District Pamela Hunter visited SASCCS kindergarten and third grade classes to discuss the importance of reading and writing. She enthusiastically expressed her commitment to education by participating in an activity with the students.

#28speakersin28days | Tamar Smithers & Ben Rudd

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, first graders received double inspiration from two local musical artists. Tamar Smithers, Education Director of Syracuse’s Community Folk Art Center, spoke about Marian Anderson, the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera, in 1955. Marian inspired Tamar to follow her dream as a singer. As a result, she has performed all over New York State and received the Syracuse Area Live Theatre award in 2016. Ben “Tribe of Benjamin” Rudd, a local rapper in the community, enthusiastically encouraged students to express themselves through the creative arts of rapping and writing.

Kindergartners Explore Outer Space, Dig for Fossils, and Have a Great Field Trip

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the kindergartners from the Citizenship Academy went to the MOST. Through the power of play and thoughtful museum exhibits — students explored outer space, dug for prehistoric fossils, and engineered the next great skyscraper from blocks.  While the students had fun learning our teachers discovered new and exciting ways to bring science into the classroom. 

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Learning to speak the next universal language: CODE

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Andy Vadnais, a software engineer from Syracuse, talked to Citizenship Academy first graders about what software engineers do and how coding is used to create games, apps and other things they use every day. Vadnais explained the importance of going to college and how it helped him achieve his career goals.

Barometers, Bubbles, and Brain Waves

On Wednesday, January 15, 2019, third-graders from the Citizenship Academy visited WonderWorks at Destiny USA. While there, they learned about the water temperature from the sinking of the Titanic, how brain waves function, and tried their hand at space navigation using a NASA training program. Thank you, Wonderworks for making science come alive and helping us build success one ATOM at a time! 

First graders Tumble Through Lessons of Life & Physics

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, first graders from the Citizenship Academy tumbled, raced, and balanced their way across obstacles at the CNY Gym Centre. Our #SASCAtoms worked on their teamwork, perseverance, and patience to navigate the courses. While the instructors explained how students could compare their own movements to those of a pendulum.
Hands-on, Minds-On. We are building success one ATOM at a time.

Practicing Yoga at #SASCCS

On Friday, January 11, 2019, the students at the Citizenship Academy are spending time developing mind-body awareness, improving self-regulation, and cultivating physical fitness. Want to know how? Mr. Eckert, our physical education instructor, is demonstrating the value of flexibility, breathing, and relaxation through the practice of Yoga. Way to go, Mr. Eckert. Thank you for helping us build success one ATOM at a time.

A Wonderful Adventure at WonderWorks!

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, #SASCCS second-graders spent the day at Wonderworks and expanded their knowledge of the sciences. Students explored areas in Natural Disasters, Space Discover, Physical Challenge Zone, Imagination Lab, Light and Sound Zone, and the Far Out Gallery. The students enjoyed every minute of it. 

Chartwells Helps to Keep #SASCAtoms Warm this Winter

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, each student received a warm, cozy hat from Chartwells. Thank you, Chartwells for being so generous!

Holiday Donation Drive a Success

This December students and staff at #SASCC collected non-perishable food and new toys to be donated to families in the community in need. We received 64 food items and 37 toy donations. We hope that our contribution to the community will make a difference this holiday season. Teaching our #SASCAtoms the value of altruism is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time. 

Cooking with Chartwells - KB

On Friday, December 14, 2018, Kindergarten students from Mr. Thayer and Ms. Kline's class enjoyed a cooking lesson from Chartwells, the food-service provider of our daily school breakfast and lunch. Each student made his or her own personal pizza, including choosing favorite toppings. The best part of the activity? Eating their very own pizzas for lunch!


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

CSAS Elementary School

301 Valley Drive
Syracuse, NY 13207
Phone: 315-671-0270
Fax: 315-671-0275

CSAS Middle School

7053 Buckley Rd
Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: 315-671-0874
Fax: 315-671-0881


1409 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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