WKTV & CNY Homepage Cover UASCS’ Press Conference
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021—Did anyone catch the nightly news last night? In case you missed it, we've got you covered! As many of you know, Utica Academy of Science Charter Schools held a press conference on Tuesday, September 21st to address the Durham School Services concerns and the ongoing transportation issue.
Many students, parents, and staff including Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali shared their stories which all echoed the message we would like answers, as well as, an equal opportunity for Utica youth.
Below are the links to the stories and coverage of yesterday's press conference. For those families who were unable to attend the press conference, we encourage you to please attend the upcoming Utica City School District Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held at Kernan Elementary, 929 York St. Utica, New York 13502.
Click here to read the story from CNY Homepage. Click here to read the story from WKTV, and hear the stories from Utica Academy of Science parents and students as they share their stories regarding this transportation issue with Durham School Services.
Voices were heard at UASCS’ Press Conference
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021—Utica Academy of Science Charter Schools held a press conference to address the Durham School Services concerns and the ongoing transportation issue.
Today, media stations from all across the greater Utica area heard not only from SANY Superintendent, Dr. Tolga Hayali, but parents, students, and staff who all echoed the same message: We want equal opportunities for Utica youth!
We invite you to click here to view the pictures of today's press conference, and to click here to watch and read the coverage from WKTV News Channel 2. Also, please make sure to tune in tonight to WKTV to hear what students and staff have to say about this transportation issue.
Many Atoms, one Family! Welcome Back Students
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021—On a bright sunny day in Central New York, Utica Academy of Science opened its doors to welcome back its students for the 2021 - 2022 school year. This year marks the first time in history that all Atoms will be in the same building. We wish all of our students, teachers, faculty and staff a great year filled with knowledge, excitement, and learning. We look forward to seeing and hearing great things from you.
Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more First Day of School pictures.
Saturday, September 11th, 2021—It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago to this day, our lives tragically changed. Many of us know where we were when we heard the news that day. Some of us heard it on the radio, or watched the news that morning. While others may have heard the news from a coworker or a family member or friend. A day in history that we will never forget.
Today, we mourn those who lost their lives, and grieve with those who lost friends and family. We would like to take this moment to thank all of our brave first responders, and those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. United we stand.
Atoms Meet their Teacher for the 2021 School Year
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2021—Early September, Utica Academy of Science elementary school invited its students and their families to attend a Family Orientation in which they would be able to meet their teachers for the upcoming school year, for the first time.
During the Family Orientation, families were allotted 20 minutes to meet with their student’s teacher, tour the classroom, and get pumped for the upcoming school year. In addition to meeting their teacher, students and their families also learned about Utica Academy of Science elementary school’s policies, procedures, dress code and criteria presented in the student handbook.
As we officially welcome back the Atoms this week for their first day of school, we want to wish everyone a happy and healthy school year.
UAS ES Hosted a Title I & Title II Meeting
Wednesday, August 18th, 2021—ICYMI: Earlier this month, Utica Academy of Science hosted a Title I and Title II meeting where students, their families, and community members were invited to join and participate. During the meeting, community members learned about what it means to be a Title I school, as well as its importance. Guests also had an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on ideas on how students can achieve academic success, and families and community members can be supported. Thank you to all who were able to join and participate.
Welcome New UAS Elementary School Teachers!
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021—Earlier this week, Utica Academy of Science elementary school welcomed its newest charter school teachers at their orientation.
To kick-off the new teacher orientation, SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali welcomed the teachers and shared the mission, vision and pathway of SANY and Utica Academy of Science. Throughout their orientation, staff had an opportunity to learn about the various school systems, its policies and procedures and so much more.
At this time we would like to ask you to welcome all of our new Utica Academy of Science teachers! Many Atoms, one family.
Atoms Complete their Summer School Session
Friday, July 23rd, 2021—Just like that, another successful summer school session is complete! Earlier last month, Utica Academy of Science middle school students hit the books to prepare for the upcoming school year. To celebrate their hard work and dedication, students and their families were invited to a mini pizza party to commemorate this momentous occasion. Keep up the great work, Atoms we are so proud of you … and we look forward to seeing you in September!
Fun in the Sun during the Annual Field Days Event
Thursday, June 24th, 2021—As students, teachers, faculty and staff prepare for the end of school year, Utica Academy of Science middle school decided to celebrate with their time honored tradition, Field Days. This annual event is one that many look forward to as it not only marks that the school year is almost complete, but it's a day where everyone can spend time outdoors with their friends participating in many games and activities.
Atoms had an opportunity to flex their artistics skills by creating their very own commemorative tie-dye t-shirt, compete in a friendly game of cornhole, practice their jump roping skills, challenge their friends to a fun game of bowling and so much more.
Following lunch, everyone was treated to a sweet and dare we say icey treat from Big Papi's Coquito Iceys! We want to give a quick shout out and thank all who helped make this event possible and to congratulate all the Atoms for their hard work and dedication this past year. We hope you all are having a wonderful, safe and healthy summer! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from this event.
Independence Day 2021
Sunday, July 4th, 2021—From our family to yours, we wish all of our Atoms a very happy, healthy and safe Independence Day! Below are some fun facts about the 4th of July.
- Every July 4th, descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence tap the Liberty Bell 13 times in honor of the original 13 colonies.
- Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, “enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
- The first July 4th celebration took place at the White House on 1801, hosted by Thomas Jefferson.
- Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is held annually on July 4th. In 2018, champion Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs with buns in just 10 minutes.