Discovery Kitchen with #UASCS
Tuesday, January 7, 2020—Watch out folks, the kids are making dinner! #UASAtoms enjoyed a cooking demonstration from our very own Director of Dining Services, Tammy Pittsley, of Chartwells K12. Scholars observed the process of cooking and discussed all the pieces that need to come together in order to make a delicious meal. Sounds like it's time for YOU to start asking "What's for dinner tonight?"
Frozen Fun with First Grade
Tuesday, November 26, 2020−Do you want to build a snowman? #UASCS First graders definitely did after their field trip to Marquee Cinema to watch Frozen 2. Sometimes it's important to kick back and celebrate hard work with a field trip. Go Atoms!
Second Annual SANY Superintendent's Game
Saturday, January 4, 2019—Atoms collided when the Utica Academy of Science took on the Syracuse Academy of Science for the second annual Superintendent's Match last Saturday during the Mohawk Valley Basketball Classic. While Utica started with a strong lead, the Syracuse team turned the game around and walked away with the trophy. Until next year, Atoms.
Atoms Deck the Halls with Holiday Tunes
Friday, December 20, 2019—The weather outside was ‘frightful’ but the sound of classic holiday tunes filling the halls right before winter recess was, oh so delightful. Elementary Atoms take the stage singing and performing music pieces during their Winter Concert. This event wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous help from parents, faculty and staff. Thank you for your generosity, and making this concert unforgettable. We hope all of our Atoms are enjoying their winter recess and look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Middle School Atoms Show Their School Spirit
Monday, December 16, 2019—Leading up to winter recess, the middle school Student Council hosted a Spirit Week to get students energized for the long break ahead. For $1.00 a day students would be eligible to participate in the following Spirit Week days. Proceeds from this event will go towards the end of year field trip.
Monday: Opposite Day
Tuesday: Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday: Wear Your Color Day :: 6th Grade - Red, 7th Grade - Blue, 8th Grade - Black
Thursday: Disney Day
Friday: Pajama Day
Fun-Filled Festivities Kick-Off Winter Recess
Friday, December 20, 2019—Middle school Atoms enjoyed a fun-filled day leading up to winter recess. From music and dancing, to a variety of station activities to even a friendly class competition of soccer it was certainly a day to remember. Oh, did we mention that it was also a pajama day, and teachers and staff sang their parody ‘Ten Days Before Break My Students Said to Me?!’
Students who earned over 50 merit points were eligible to participate in the student lock-in. Atoms enjoyed a pizza party, crafted their very own gingerbread houses (some construction materials might have been consumed), a ‘snowball fight,’ board games, and learned a Stepen hip-hop dance courtesy of Utica Dance.
Thank you, to the parents for the donations and for everyone who made this event possible, and memorable. We wish all of our Atoms, faculty and staff a safe and enjoyable winter recess, and we look forward to seeing you next week.
National Honor Society Hosts First Lock-In
Tuesday, November 26, 2019—National Honor Society, a student based high school club at Utica Academy of Science, hosted its first-ever on campus student lock-in. This event allowed for Atoms to bond, strengthen friendships and build a community through a variety of activities.
Students had an opportunity to participate the following activities: basketball, volleyball, jewelry making, video gaming and watching movies.
High School Atoms Gain Hands-On STEM Experience
Tuesday, November 26, 2019—Ninth grade Atoms had an opportunity to participate in a hands-on, minds-on STEM immersion program courtesy of Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students gained exposure and learned how to read blueprints, use CAD software (to design blueprints), use a 3D printer and laser etcher, and a favorite amongst the Atoms flying a drone! This program met once a week for 8-weeks, and they celebrated the completion with a graduation ceremony.
Students were able to extend their drone flying capabilities through the use of their own drones, which they kept at the end of the program. Thank you MVCC and NSF for this STEM immersion opportunity.
Atoms CAN Achieve Anything Working Together
Wednesday, December 18, 2019—The week before Winter Recess, middle school Atoms (and their teachers) get competitive during a can-drive and see who can collect the most non-perishable food items to donate to the Veterans Outreach Center. We are excited to share, between the students and the teachers, the Atoms collected over 250 non-perishable food items. The winning team was Mr. Farnach’s class, who collected 46 non-perishable food items. Great work, Atoms!
Middle School Celebrates Student Success
Tuesday, November 26, 2019—Celebrating student success and achievement is always a highlight of the school year. The middle school hosted its Award Ceremony that rewarded the success of both the Atoms and teachers. Students were recognized for their academic excellence and achievement in discipline. Also, during the ceremony teachers of the month were rewarded for going above and beyond both inside and outside the classroom. Congratulations to all the students, and keep up the great work in the new year! For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.