Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Women’s History celebration
Thursday, April 1st, 2021—Utica Academy of Science High School had an opportunity to participate in Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon's Women's History Celebration. Students throughout New York wrote to Assemblywoman Buttenschon sharing with her either an inspirational quote, drawing or message about the women who have been influential in their lives.
Click here to watch this short video, as Assemblywoman Buttenschon shares the student's submissions. Great work, Atoms!
Fire up the Grill it's time for Spring Recess!
Thursday, April 8th, 2021—As all the Atoms enjoyed a nice week-long Spring Recess, the Utica Academy of Science elementary school teachers and staff working during the break joined together for a BBQ cookout on a beautiful sunny day. Thank you, Mr. Oktay for organizing this event and Mr. Basic for being the ‘grill master’ and cooking all the delicious food for the event. We hope all the students enjoyed their Spring Recess!
Atoms take 2nd Place at Utica College Science Fair
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021—The week leading up to Spring Recess, Utica Academy of Science middle school students Hamza Zukanovic and Gideon Keawpinna competed against hundreds of students across Central New York in Utica College’s Virtual Regional Science Fair.
We are excited to share that Hamza and Gideon received 2nd place in the Junior Division for Math, Computer and Engineering. Their project was called: Ac vs. Dc Current. Hamza and Gideon also received the Norman P. Bernstein award, as well! Congratulations to both of you and for Mr. Babacan who helped the Atoms with their Virtual Science Fair journey! We are very proud of you and all of our participant Atoms.
Atoms get Creative with this Fun Class Field Trip
Thursday, March 25th, 2021—Utica Academy of Science ENL students put on their creativity hats when touring the elementary school for an educational class field trip. While on the tour, students were tasked with asking questions using the 5 ‘W’s’: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. The Atoms visited and met with the school security guard, the school nurse, janitorial staff, lunchroom staff, and they also visited the school fish pond. While visiting the lunchroom, the students had an opportunity to climb up on the stage and learn about when the stage is typically in use throughout the school year. What a fun, creative and educational class field trip!
Middle School Teachers Show their School Spirit
Monday, March 29th, 2021—To kick-off the week of Spring Recess the Utica Academy of Science middle school hosted their own virtual spirit week. Each day students, teachers, faculty and staff had an opportunity to dress in that day’s theme. The themes throughout the week included the following:
- Monday (03/29): Wear the color red
- Tuesday (03/30): Twin Day
- Wednesday (03/31): College Gear Day
- Thursday (04/01): April Fools Day!
What a fun idea and creative way to celebrate the start of Spring Recess. We hope all of our Atoms are enjoying their break!
Atoms Win Big at cross-Frankfort Basketball Showdown
Friday, April 2nd, 2021—In case you missed it the Utica Academy of Science high school Atoms had a slam dunk performance an win big at the cross-Frankfort Basketball Showdown. The Atoms faced opponent Frankfort-Schuyler and dominated early in the first quarter leading with the score 17-12. Their strong momentum propelled them into a victory over Frankfort-Schuyler with a score of 60-34. Click here to read the full article and to view the game statistics. Congratulations, Atoms on your victory.
Middle School Atoms Learn Important Life Skills
Monday, March 29th, 2021—It’s never too early to learn important life skills like how to complete an application for employment or even how to properly write and structure a resume. Thanks to Utica Academy of Science middle school counselor, Ms. D’Aoust the Atoms are adding important tools to their toolbox of life!
Ms. D’Aoust organized a virtual Resume Building workshop for the students to attend. In this workshop she shared the importance of a resume, how to properly write a resume, what items are appropriate for a resume, and so much more. Keep up the great work, Atoms!
UAS Elementary School Featured in the Observer-Dispatch
Monday, March 29th, 2021—Utica Academy of Science elementary school Dean, Genevieve Campanella, sits down with the Observer-Dispatch for an exclusive interview on how education has adapted during the global pandemic. Genevieve shares how Utica Academy of Science elementary school has adapted everything in light of the pandemic. From increased cleaning rotations, adapting lesson plans to accommodate all student’s learning options (hybrid and remote) to temperature screening before entering the building, and more. Utica Academy of Science strive to provide the best education while being keeping its students, faculty and staff safe.
Click here to watch this exclusive interview, and click here to take a behind the scenes look at a day-in-the-life of the Atoms.
ICYMI: UAS Middle School Coffee Talk Recap
Thursday, March 25th, 2021—Last week, Utica Academy of Science middle school hosted a virtual Coffee Talk for all students' families to join and participate in. During the last Coffee Talk, Utica Academy of Science middle school discussed the following items:
- Possibility of transitioning to all classes
- Possibility of outdoor field trips in the spring
- Upcoming 8th Grade Promotion
- Virtual June Career Day
- Summer School
- Updates with the 6-8th Grade students moving to the Frankfort Building
Thank you to all who were able to attend and for those who helped make this event possible. Please stay tuned for future Coffee Talks!
‘On and In the Pond’ Atoms’ Art Show Gallery
Monday, March 22nd, 2021—Hold on to your Lilly Pads, because the Atoms strike again with these fun eye popping masterpieces in their latest collection titled, ‘On and In the Pond.’ Utica Academy of Science elementary Atoms learned about two vary important art elements, texture and space. These two elements help define a space and simply put help enhance a picture and have it ‘come to life.’ For their latest collection, students were tasked with creating 3D Lilly Pads using the element space, and water creatures like frogs and fish using the element of texture. Click here to view the Atoms’ Art Show featuring their latest collection, ‘On and In the Pond.’