High School Hosts College and Career Spotlight

Kyle Roepnack is the first guest speaker for Utica Academy of Science High School’s newest initiative, Colleges and Career Spotlight

Tuesday, December 10, 2019We are excited to announce a new initiative brought to you by the high school Guidance Department. Throughout the remainder of the school year, they will be inviting a variety of colleges and career professionals to come in and speak to the students during the lunch hour at the Colleges and Career Spotlight Table. 

The goal behind this program is to provide students with an opportunity to learn from an industry leader various aspects of his/her career, as well as, university and colleges to share information about their school and admission requirements. It’s our philosophy that exploring careers builds pathways for students to understand connections between education and careers.

Our first Colleges and Career Spotlight was the Athletic Training industry, with guest speaker Kyle Roepnack. Kyle is an Athletic Trainer for Herkimer College.

A College Visit for the Middle School Atoms

Middle school Atoms visit Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta during a college visit

Thursday, November 21, 2019Middle school Atoms head out on a college visit field trip, courtesy of Terra Science and Education, and visited both Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta. Students had an opportunity to learn more about both schools rich history, their various admission requirements, campus life, student life, and of course a campus tour. Atoms also loved the beautiful dining hall and all the food you can ever imagine. Thank you to both Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta for hosting the Atoms and sharing with them a wealth of knowledge of both schools.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Utica Academy of Science High School celebrated its first-ever National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Thursday, December 12, 2019—The 2019-2020 National Honor Society (NHS) inductees represent the first-ever class for Utica Academy of Science high school. It was quite the privilege to have 25 high school Atoms inducted on December 12th.

Our first-ever NHS ceremony kicked-off with a processional of the inductees and a music performance by classmate Byron, followed by opening remarks from Michelle Grider - NHS chapter adviser.

The candle lighting ceremony was led by NHS members: Nathan - who lit a candle to represent character, Adnan - who lit a candle to represent service, Joshua - who lit a candle to represent leadership, and Emily - who lit a candle to represent service.

Membership cards and pins were given out by NHS Co-Adviser, April. The NHS pledge for inductees and presentation of certificates by Hanka Grabovica. Classmate Byron, also sang the song Stand By Me.

Congratulatory remarks were give by the Dean of School, Mr. Ersoy. The NHS induction ceremony concluded with NHS president, Aleria reading the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.


Inductees include

10th Grade

  • Dzana Borovic
  • Erna Bulaja
  • Daniel Hickey
  • Savannah Noel
  • Clifton Rogers
  • Elias Romero
  • Adela Sokolar
  • Ajla Vukovic
  • Ajdin Vukovic
  • Amina Zagorica

11th Grade

  • Amar Halimanovic
  • Ko Sei Ma
  • Aiden Rodriquez
  • Amir Salkanovic
  • Narrith Sou

12th Grade

  • Emily Cajic - NHS Secretary
  • Joshua Castillo
  • Aleria Garcia - NHS President
  • Adelina Kiuchun
  • Iryna Konoplianko
  • Adnan Salkonovic
  • Klur Soe
  • Russell Sortino
  • Adis Turalic-Odobasic - NHS Vice President
  • Nathan Williams - NHS Treasurer

December's Coffee & Conversation is this Week

Middle School hosted its November Coffee & Conversation event

Friday, November 22, 2019Each month, Utica Academy of Science middle school hosted their Coffee & Conversation event which allows parents/guardians to meet and speak with the school’s dean, counselor, teachers and behavior specialist. This is an incredible opportunity to get involved in your Atom’s education. 

If you are interested in joining us for December’s Coffee & Conversation, please mark your calendar for Friday, December 20th at 10:00 AM. We hope you will join us.

#AtomsCare - Fidelis Care Stuff the Bus Camp Out

Utica Academy of Science teachers participated in the Fidelis Care’s Stuff the Bus Camp Out

Tuesday, December 10, 2019High school staff, Mrs. Paul, Mr. Kovar and Mrs. Grabovica give back to the greater Utica area and community through Fidelis Care’s Stuff the Bus Camp Out. Teachers donated toys to help those less fortunate this holiday season. With their generosity, the team had the privilege of being guests on the Talk of the Town radio program where they mentioned how Utica Academy of Science is actively involved in their community, the diversity of the school and oh so much more! Great work, UAS teachers.

Feel Better When Your Dancin'? So do the Atoms

Elementary Atoms participated in the making of their annual music dance video

Friday, December 13, 2019— Each year, Utica Academy of Science Elementary school participates in the making of a music dance video. Thanks to our friends at 325 Productions, students danced to the song "Better When I'm Dancin'" by Meghan TrainorWhile we pride ourselves in upholding a rigorous school environment, we also work hard to provide a balance of both academics and fun. It's with this balance that we continue to build success, one Atom at a time.

Utica Academy of Science is currently accepting student applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Apply today by visiting http://apply.sany.org.

A Thank You Letter Touches the Hearts of Many

Atoms learned why we commemorate Veterans on Veteran’s Day and wrote letters to U.S. Soldiers stationed overseas

Tuesday, November 26, 2019Students in Mrs. Brown’s class learned how a simple letter could brighten up someone’s day, especially someone who is stationed overseas. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Atoms learned why we commemorate Veterans on Veteran’s Day. As a project, students took time to write soldiers stationed overseas and thanked them for their service. These kind words and simple gesture made a world of difference, created a lasting impact and brightened up the soldiers’ day. To the Atoms’ surprise, they received a video thanking them for their letters and just how much it meant to receive them. Thank you to all the brave men and women who are currently serving (or have served) in the U.S. Military.

Gus Gus Makes his Debut During Health Class

Students met the classroom pet, Gus Gus the nocturnal hedgehog

Monday, November 25, 2019Everyone’s favorite hedgehog, Sonic, or well in this case Gus Gus, woke up from his nocturnal nap to meet the 7th grade Atoms during their Health class. Excited to take a break from his cage and roam around a circle of friends, Gus Gus was the highlight of the afternoon. Students enjoyed petting, holding and playing with Gus Gus.

High School Atoms Watched the New Movie Harriet

Tuesday, November 19, 2019High school Atoms visited the Marquee Cinema in New Hartford to see the new movie, Harriet - starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman.

The movie is based on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter and tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. With her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Following the movie, Atoms will be comparing various reviews and critiques of the film and discuss the way the stories of women and minorities are portrayed in America media.

A Thanksgiving Teacher and Staff Appreciation

The middle school hosted a Thanksgiving meal to express their appreciation for its teachers, faculty and staff

Monday, November 25, 2019Thanksgiving is a holiday in which many share what they express their gratitude, appreciation and give thanks. This year, the middle school team hosted a traditional Thanksgiving meal to show their appreciation for their teachers, faculty and staff. The teachers, faculty and staff were invited to extend the invitation to their families to join in on the festivities. Thank you to all the middle school team members for all their hard work.


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

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Frankfort, NY 13340
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