Mayor’s Gala Celebrates The Arc
Saturday, April 27, 2019—At Utica’s 2019 Mayor’s Gala, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, was recognized and honored for its efforts enabling persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership. The event was held on Saturday, April 27, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Utica. UASCS is proud to support The Arc’s ongoing efforts to enhance the lives of those it serves in our community.
Students Visit the State Capitol Building
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, UASCS students visited the State Capitol Building in Albany, NY, to meet two local civic leaders/representatives: Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon and Senator Joseph Griffo. Students were enthusiastic about their experience meeting and talking with the assemblywoman and the senator, but one of the most memorable moments occurred when Assemblywoman Buttenschon introduced them and Mrs. Grabovica to the entire State Assembly Chamber. Assemblywoman Buttenschon read aloud the school’s mission to the chamber, then called all of the students’ names individually and said great things about our school.
The Speaker of the House then stood up and acknowledged the students, spoke about the school, and thanked the students for coming. Everyone in the State Assembly Chamber applauded, making all of the students extremely proud of their school.
Career Day at Herkimer College
On Monday, March 18, 2019, students in 9th grade had the opportunity to attend Herkimer County's Career Day held at Herkimer College. With 60 different career representatives to choose from, students each explored four to five different career tables to gather information on how to connect their current academic pursuits to future career paths.
Girls in STEM Expo
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, several female students participated in the STEM Expo for girls at MVCC Alumni College Center. The innovative one-day event was designed to introduce girls in grades 9 through 12 to opportunities in the fields of engineering and science. Eight scholars from our school participated in a challenge to build a tower out of spaghetti, with the tallest tower winning. Congratulations to our students Mia, Italia, and Madison, whose tower won first place!
Students Honored at March Assembly
On Monday, March 25, 2019, students cheered for their peers and friends who won the highest Dojo points in their classes, as well as for students who won student-of-the-month awards for displaying acts of caring. The classes of Mrs. Ferguson, Ms. Murray, Mrs. Woodruff and Mrs. Driscoll won the Golden Tray award last month for lining up the safest way and for picking up after themselves.
Dog-Trainer Day at #UASCS Elementary
On Monday, March 25, 2019, #UASCS students enthusiastically greeted two guest speakers who brought along man’s best friend, a dog named Magoo. Dog trainers Catherine Perry and Jesse Woodruff came to teach students about proper dog etiquette. Students learned how to greet a new dog and how to move them through an agility course. All of the scholars loved the opportunity to meet Magoo.
Vista Lanes Kindergarten Trip
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Kindergartners took a trip to Vista Lanes Bowling Center. In addition to having a great time learning how to bowl, the students practiced good sportsmanship and the art of encouraging their teammates!
STEM Fair at #UASCS Elementary
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Utica Academy of Science Elementary School held its inaugural S.T.E.M. Fair. Kindergarten and First-grade students presented their S.T.E.M. projects which revolved around a Scientific Question. Middle School students also displayed several S.T.E.M. projects to highlight how S.T.E.M. evolves over the years at the Utica Academy of Science. Our First Lego League, Jr. Club also put on an exhibition of their Moon Mission Projects, which they presented at SUNY Poly on March 16. Way to go, Atoms!
Atoms Attract Awards at Science Fair
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, ten projects researched and developed by Utica Academy of Science students recently qualified to compete in the 41st Regional Science Fair at Utica College. The projects previously won awards at the UAS school-wide Science Fair, a requirement for eligibility to participate in the Regional Science Fair. Please congratulate all of our hard-working participants, especially those who received the following awards:
* Melisa Mia Bajic (Gluten Flour vs. Non-Gluten Flour Cupcakes) 3rd Place in Physical Science and $25
* Naida Mujkic (Are Eyewitness Accounts REliable?) 3rd place in Natural Science and $25
* Felix Paulino (The Cardboard Battery) 4th place and a calculator
* Ella Dzaferovic ( Effect of Clorox on Bacteria) received Asa Gray Biological Society at Utica College special award and $50
* Muamer Huseinovic (Money Is Power) received special Norman P. Bernstein award and $25
* Ella Dzaferovic ( Effect of Clorox on Bacteria) received Don and Sally Majka Award and $50
* Lamija Karovic (The Molding of Homemade and McDonald’s French Fries) received Adam and Betha Lachut special award, along with $50
The Wearing of the Green
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, asea of green decorations swept over the streets of Utica at the city’s recent St. Patrick’s Day parade. UAS students who attended the event celebrated with fellow citizens to build positive relationships with various community organizations represented in the parade.