On Monday, March 18, 2019, students in 9th grade had the opportunity to attend Herkimer County's Career Day held at Herkimer College. With 60 different career representatives to choose from, students each explored four to five different career tables to gather information on how to connect their current academic pursuits to future career paths.
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, several female students participated in the STEM Expo for girls at MVCC Alumni College Center. The innovative one-day event was designed to introduce girls in grades 9 through 12 to opportunities in the fields of engineering and science. Eight scholars from our school participated in a challenge to build a tower out of spaghetti, with the tallest tower winning. Congratulations to our students Mia, Italia, and Madison, whose tower won first place!
On Monday, March 25, 2019, students cheered for their peers and friends who won the highest Dojo points in their classes, as well as for students who won student-of-the-month awards for displaying acts of caring. The classes of Mrs. Ferguson, Ms. Murray, Mrs. Woodruff and Mrs. Driscoll won the Golden Tray award last month for lining up the safest way and for picking up after themselves.
On Monday, March 25, 2019, #UASCS students enthusiastically greeted two guest speakers who brought along man’s best friend, a dog named Magoo. Dog trainers Catherine Perry and Jesse Woodruff came to teach students about proper dog etiquette. Students learned how to greet a new dog and how to move them through an agility course. All of the scholars loved the opportunity to meet Magoo.
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Kindergartners took a trip to Vista Lanes Bowling Center. In addition to having a great time learning how to bowl, the students practiced good sportsmanship and the art of encouraging their teammates!
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Utica Academy of Science Elementary School held its inaugural S.T.E.M. Fair. Kindergarten and First-grade students presented their S.T.E.M. projects which revolved around a Scientific Question. Middle School students also displayed several S.T.E.M. projects to highlight how S.T.E.M. evolves over the years at the Utica Academy of Science. Our First Lego League, Jr. Club also put on an exhibition of their Moon Mission Projects, which they presented at SUNY Poly on March 16. Way to go, Atoms!
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, asea of green decorations swept over the streets of Utica at the city’s recent St. Patrick’s Day parade. UAS students who attended the event celebrated with fellow citizens to build positive relationships with various community organizations represented in the parade.
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, this year’s first Junior LEGO League event blasted off with a “Moon Mission” theme at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica. The team was formed last December and continues to provide rewarding experiences for all participants.