No Data Breach here: Atoms pass their CSCU Exam

Utica Academy of Science students passed their first Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) test and received their certificate by EC-Council Academia. Congratulations, Atoms!

Thursday, November 4th, 2021Congratulations to all the Utica Academy of Science students in Mr. Seker's cybersecurity class for passing their first Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) test and receiving their certificate by EC-Council Academia!

The passing of the CSCU exam and receiving this prestigious certificate will open many doors for these students. The CSCU certificate will help students apply to colleges in STEM fields, and will allow them to experience the new EC-Council Essential Series. The Essentials Series and Certified Cybersecurity Technician (CCT) certifications will prepare and validate their skills for entry-level job roles of the future.

Congratulations, Atoms, we are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished!

It’s the (Great Pumpkin) Painting Event, Atoms!

Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School students in the 7th and 8th grade paint pumpkins for a fun, creative and artistic Fall themed activity.

Friday, October 29th, 2021It’s time for a fun fall ‘Flashback Friday,’ are you ready? In late October Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school students in the 7th and 8th grade were busy at work completing their benchmark exams, taking their school pictures, and were in need of a creative outlet. The teachers surprised the students with a fun, hands-on artistic fall activity of pumpkin painting! The weekend prior to the activity, teachers headed to a few pumpkin patches and picked 150 pumpkins for this fall activity.

On the Friday before Halloween, students headed to the cafeteria, rolled up their sleeves and put their creativity to the test decorating and painting pumpkins. Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from this event.

Athletes of the Month - October

Utica Academy of Science high school names Savannah and Nedim Athletes of the Month. Both students play soccer for the Atoms and were recognized by their coaches.

Thursday, October 14th, 2021Congratulations to Utica Academy of Science high school Seniors, Savannah and Nedim who were named the Athletes of the Month! Both Savannah and Nedim play soccer for the Atoms and were recognized by their coaches.

Atoms Recognized for Top ClassDojo Points

Utica Academy of Science elementary school recognized its students who earned the most ClassDojo points in their class for the months of September and October.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021Congratulations to Utica Academy of Science elementary school September and October ClassDojo Awardees! Atoms who earned the top Dojo points for their class enjoyed a special treat of fun, music and of course playing outside on the playground. Keep up the great work Atoms!

UAS Announces its Newest Program: Character Strong

Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School students in Ms. Adams' 7th Grade Advisory group worked on becoming Character Strong!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School is excited to share its newest program, Character Strong - a program that is designed to improve and enhance character development and social-emotional learning through building relationships with peers and teachers. Character Strong meets each Wednesday in their Mentor Groups.

In the Character Strong program, Atoms will work on the following:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Selflessness
  • Forgiveness
  • Commitment
  • Humility

Keep up the great work, Atoms, we know you can be Character Strong!

Atoms Share A Cup of Coffee with Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School hosted a Coffee with Veterans event for students, families and staff to enjoy.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021In honor of Veterans Day, Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school hosted a Coffee with Veterans event for families, students, and staff to enjoy. 

During this event, attendees had an opportunity to hear stories from the veterans as they shared their wisdom and knowledge and experience serving in the United States Military. In addition, Atoms also had a chance to thank the veterans for their service.

Utica Academy of Science Charter School would like to thank all those who have served in all branches of the United States Military, and for those who continue to serve. We hope you had a very happy Veterans Day!

CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em Competition

Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school students competed and received 3rd and 4th place in the annual STEM Engineering competition, CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Competition.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021Can they build it? Yes they can! On Saturday, November 6th Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school students competed in the annual CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition held at the MOST.

This student STEM competition in balsawood bridge engineering allows for participants to compete individually or as a team. For the competition, students are tasked with designing and constructing a truss bridge built entirely of glue and balsawood. On the day of the competition, participants submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge can support before structural failure. Awards are given in three categories: Category I (grades 4-6), Category II (grades 7-8) and Category III (grades 9-12). 

We are pleased to announce that our 8th grade participants received 3rd and 4th place in their Category II division. In the Category II division, there were 21 teams total. Congratulations to all of the Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school Atoms, your hard work certainly paid off, and we are so incredibly proud of you and all that you have accomplished!

A Little Boo from the Elementary Atoms Crew

Utica Academy of Science elementary school students dress as their favorite characters as part of their Spirit Week celebration.

Monday, October 25th, 2021A little magic was in the air the week of Halloween, as the Utica Academy of Science elementary school students and teachers alike participated in a Spirit Week celebration. This time-honored tradition is a favorite amongst the Atoms and a fa-boo-lous time was had by all. During the week, students and teachers could dress in the following spirit day themes: pajama day, color day, sports day, mismatch day, and of course character day. 

Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the Utica Academy of Science elementary school’s Spirit Week celebration. We hope all of our students had a happy and safe Halloween!

Atoms take home Gold in CNY Steamboat Competition

Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School 7th and 8th grade students competed and took home the gold in the annual CNY Steamboat Competition held at the MOST.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School school made waves at the annual CNY Steamboat Challenge presented by the MOST.

On Saturday, October 23rd Atoms took to the sea in the STEM competition in 'pop-pop' or 'putt-putt' boat engineering. For this competition students could work in teams of 2-3 or individually, and were tasked with designing and constructing a miniature working steamboat powered by a single tealight candle. Teams would then present their design to the judges and are scored in 5 categories, as well as, their boat's best race time in 2 attempts.

Scoring for the CNY Steamboat Competition was based on the following criteria:

  • Boat Specification
  • Race Time
  • Student Presentation

Congratulations to all of our 7th & 8th grade Atoms who took home the gold in this year's STEM competition. We are very proud of you, your hard work and all that you have accomplished! A special shout out and thank you to coaches Mr. Babacan, Mr. Oncu and Mr. Duman who helped the students accomplish their goals and encouraged them along the way. Way to go Atoms!

Boys Varsity Soccer Named 2021 Division Champions

Utica Academy of Science high school boys varsity soccer took home the title of the 2021 Division Champions after being ranked 14th in their State Class C Division.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021As the Utica Academy of Science Boys Varsity Soccer team began their 2021 season, they were ranked 14th in the State Class C Division. This season, the Atoms faced many tough competitors, grueling matches and defied the odds while playing like a champion. It’s with that mentality, the Atoms took home the title of the 2021 Division Champions!

We would like to take this moment to thank Coach Merriam, the student athletes, parents, teachers, family, and fans for everyone's hard work, encouragement, and support this 2021 season. Everyone's efforts certainly have not gone unnoticed. Many Atoms, one Family.

UASCS

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UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
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