11th Grade Field Trip to Skate-A-While in Rome
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, many spins, spills, and a lot of laughter provided ample opportunity for the UASCS Junior class to learn how to work as a team as they visited Skate-A-While in Rome, NY.
Hear what some of the Juniors have to say about their team-building field trip:
“We all supported each other and nobody argued--we totally bonded” --Adelina
“It was one of the best team-building events I have ever experienced” --Tavia
“A good challenge for everyone” --Adem
“Best field trip ever” -- Drayton
Hoop it up!
On Saturday, January 5, 2018, #UASCS participated in a basketball contest at Utica College Clark Athletic Center. In an exciting match up, Atoms won by four points in a 60-56 win over Holland Patent.
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UASMS: Air Force Research Laboratories Field Trip
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, select sixth and seventh scholars had the opportunity to tour the Air Force Research Laboratories at the Griffiss Institute in Rome, NY. Scholars were introduced to STEM careers and learned about cryptography, high-performance computing, quantum computing, and nano computing.
Utica Councilman Visits #UASCS
On Monday, November 26, 2018, Utica City 4th District Councilman, Joseph Marino, stopped at #UASCS to tour the elementary and high school. Marino visited our English as a New Language Department, spoke with staff about the work they are doing, and then presented to our ninth grade #UASAtoms. Marino highlighted the value of volunteer work and being an engaged citizen. He then encouraged our #UASAtoms to become active participants within their community. Inviting community leaders to speak to our #UASAtoms is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
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#UASAtoms Visit Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, #UASCS ninth graders voyaged to the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institue in Utica to study the Mythology Exhibit. Along with the Mythology Exhibit, our #UASAtoms received an introduction to the diverse styles of art currently on display. Providing our students with hands-on experiences relating to their coursework is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
College Visits with #UASCS Middle School
On Friday, November 30, 2018, our eighth grade scholars visited either SUNY Oneonta or Hartwick College. Prior to the field trip #UASAtoms researched both colleges and were able to choose what college they wanted to tour based on their career interests. Staring the college and career exploration process in middle school is just one of the ways that we are building success one ATOM at a time.
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#UASCS Middle School Gives Back this Holiday Season
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, #UASCS scholars delivered turkeys to families that may not have enough to enjoy the holiday. Mr. Durmaz and his students organized it along with help from Mrs. D’Aoust and staff who helped to collect funds. Hannaford Supermarkets donated the fixings to complete the turkey meal. Thank you, Hannaford Supermarkets, and the entire #UASCS community. Teaching our scholars the value of philanthropic work is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
November Awards Ceremony at #UASCS Elementary
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, #UASCS elementary students and their families celebrated during the November Student of the Month ceremony. Students who displayed honesty, and the top three ClassDojo winners were also awarded certificates of appreciation.
At the end of the assembly, our very own Specialist Wright dressed in her Army gear, discussed Veteran's Day and answered student questions. Students were thrilled to see one of their teachers in Army uniform. Celebrating student and community achievement is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
First Annual Veterans Appreciation Day
On Friday, November 9, 2018, #UASCS High School held its First Annual Veterans Appreciation Program. Nine veterans were honored and thanked by the #UASCS community for their service and the sacrifices they made for this country.
The first part of the program included a small ceremony during which veterans were presented with framed Certificates of Honor and attendees watched a video of students and staff expressing their gratitude. Following the ceremony, veterans walked through the high school hallways to be greeted by all students and staff while patriotic music played over the speaker system. Finally, veterans and select students participated in a conversation table while enjoying cake and beverages. Thank you to the veterans, students, and staff who participated and thank you to Mrs. Paul for planning this wonderful event!
Build 'Em and Bust 'Em with #UASCS Middle School
On Saturday, November 10, 2018 #UASCS middle school students participated in CNY Bridges Build 'Em & Bust 'Em competition at the Museum of Science & Technology - MOST.
The Build ’Em and Bust ’Em bridge building competition gives students an opportunity to test their ability in engineering, teamwork, and design. Each team builds a balsa wood bridge to test the strength and durability of their design.
Each #UASAtom received a participation certification, but more importantly, they utilized their STEM skills as this project leading them to develop their engineering skills. Encouraging our students to participate in STEM Challenges is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.