Guess Who’s Back this year from the North Pole?
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020—The month of December is a magical time for the Utica Academy of Science middle school Atoms. It is during this month that a favorite friend pays a visit from the North Pole to see how the students are doing. This friend is Sebastian the Elf! But before we get ahead of ourselves and dive in on the crazy adventures he has already had this month, let’s meet him first!
Sebastian came to Ms. Adams' Health Class in 2018, and from the beginning he was pretty adventurous and kept the students on their toes. The following year, he stepped out of his comfort zone and baked what he thought were delicious holiday cookies ... but turns out he wasn't much of a master chef or culinary genius. Sebastian was embarrassed by his cooking mishap and went away; however with a little bit of magic and the help of some awesome students, we are excited to share that Sebastian is back and gracing the halls with his presence or presents??? We'll just have to wait and find out. Click here to stay up to date with the many adventures of Sebastian and the Utica Academy of Science middle school Atoms.
Elementary Atoms Get On Your Feet and Dance
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020—Alright, Utica Academy of Science fans and followers, it's time to ‘Get on Your Feet’ and sing and dance with the Utica Academy of Science Elementary Atoms. Weeks of hard work, dedication and a lot of practice the Atoms create a performance that will make you want to jump out of your seat and join in on the festivities. Students took the time to learn the lyrics to Gloria Estefan’s song, Get on Your Feet. Click here to view their adorable performance. Thank you to all the teachers and parents who helped make this possible.
Up, Up and Away with the STEP Program Workshop
Friday, November 20th, 2020—It's okay to ‘Drone on’ when it's about the Utica Academy of Science Atoms! The high school Atoms had an opportunity to learn a new skill that could take them to new heights, that is 400 feet above ground to be exact. Students who participated in the STEP program workshop learned about ATTOP drones, and upon completion of the program received a free drone!
The High School Atoms are Virtually ‘Among Us’
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020—The week of Thanksgiving Recess the Utica Academy of Science high school Atoms and teachers compete against one another in a classic whodunit virtual game called, Among Us. The high school students teamed up to take on the teachers for this virtual adventure.
Welcome New National Honor Society Members
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020—Utica Academy of Science High School welcomes its newest members to their National Honor Society chapter for the 2020 - 2021 school year, as well as announces its Election of Officers.
Each member of the National Honor Society work together as a team to better serve their community while upholding the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character. Please join us in welcoming the following students to the National Honor Society.
- Liandelys Ortiz
- Brianna Toribo
- Raghad Aljamal
- Madison Rodriguez
- Aymiah Wynn
- Casey Service
- Leila Hadzic
- Ella Dzaferovic
- Adelisa Vukovic
- Murteza Ersoy
- Ustena Kiuchun
- Jackson Surinach
- Zerina Tricic
- Lamiji Karovic
- Naida Mujkic
- Ayden Genther
Election of Officers
- President: Amir Salkanovic
- Vice President: Aiden Rodriguez
- Secretary: Adela Sokor
- Treasurer: Dzana Borovic
- Cabinet: Amar Halimanovic, Madison Rodriguez, Erna Bulaja, and Cliff Rogers
Behind the Smile Look on Picture Day
Friday, November 20th, 2020—Lights, Camera, Smile Atoms its picture day! Keeping health and safety in mind for all, Utica Academy of Science elementary school hosted a picture day for both its hybrid learning students, as well as its remote learning students. Hybrid students had picture day on Tuesday and Friday (11/17 & 11/20) during school hours, while remote learning students were Friday (11/20) after school. It was great to see all of our Atoms on various days throughout the week. Head to our Facebook page to see more ‘Behind the Smile’ look of our picture day.
Middle School Atoms Honor Roll Presentation
Thursday, November 17th, 2020—At the beginning of the school year the Utica Academy of Science Middle School Atoms each wrote down goals as to what they would like to achieve this school year. One of their many goals was to receive a high grade point average. It is no surprise that many of our students have already achieved that goal and will continue to reach it every marking period.
At the end of the first marking period the Utica Academy of Science Middle School administration team presented honor roll certificates to the hybrid students who were able to meet the following grade point averages, and certificates were mailed to the online students who also met the same grade point averages.
- Merit Roll: 86-89.9
- Honor Roll: 90-92.9
- High Honor Roll: 93-96.9
- Dean’s List Award: 97-100
Congratulations to all of our students, keep up the great work, Atoms!
CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em Challenge
Saturday, November 14th, 2020- Utica Academy of Science Middle School Atoms, Hamza and Gideon teamed up this past weekend constructing, designing and winning 3rd place and Best Design in Category 2 (7th and 8th Grade) at the annual CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Challenge hosted by the MOST.
STEM students were tasked with engineering a balsawood bridge in teams or individually. Hamza and Gideon would design and construct a truss bridge built entirely out of glue and balsawood. The day of the competition, participants would submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge could support before the structural failure. Great job, Atoms!
A Cheesy Slice of Happiness on a Wednesday
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020—Elementary Atoms and pizza - it’s a perfect match! On one fine Wacky Wednesday, Atoms became the master chefs in their kitchens and created their signature dish, pizza. Without using pizza dough students successfully crafted personal pan pizza using bread or an English Muffin. The results of course, delicious and extra cheesy! Atoms shared their dish and had lunch with their classmates over Zoom.
Fun in the Sun on a Warm November Day
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020—When it is 75 degrees and sunny outside in November, in Central New York, one must take advantage of this unseasonable weather! Ms. Fallone’s middle school Atoms did just that! Students enjoyed a nature walk, stretched their legs and soaked in the sun’s rays. Simply put, it was a beautiful day!