Middle School Atoms Honor Roll Presentation
Thursday, November 17th, 2020—At the beginning of the school year the Utica Academy of Science Middle School Atoms each wrote down goals as to what they would like to achieve this school year. One of their many goals was to receive a high grade point average. It is no surprise that many of our students have already achieved that goal and will continue to reach it every marking period.
At the end of the first marking period the Utica Academy of Science Middle School administration team presented honor roll certificates to the hybrid students who were able to meet the following grade point averages, and certificates were mailed to the online students who also met the same grade point averages.
- Merit Roll: 86-89.9
- Honor Roll: 90-92.9
- High Honor Roll: 93-96.9
- Dean’s List Award: 97-100
Congratulations to all of our students, keep up the great work, Atoms!
CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em Challenge
Saturday, November 14th, 2020- Utica Academy of Science Middle School Atoms, Hamza and Gideon teamed up this past weekend constructing, designing and winning 3rd place and Best Design in Category 2 (7th and 8th Grade) at the annual CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Challenge hosted by the MOST.
STEM students were tasked with engineering a balsawood bridge in teams or individually. Hamza and Gideon would design and construct a truss bridge built entirely out of glue and balsawood. The day of the competition, participants would submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge could support before the structural failure. Great job, Atoms!
A Cheesy Slice of Happiness on a Wednesday
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020—Elementary Atoms and pizza - it’s a perfect match! On one fine Wacky Wednesday, Atoms became the master chefs in their kitchens and created their signature dish, pizza. Without using pizza dough students successfully crafted personal pan pizza using bread or an English Muffin. The results of course, delicious and extra cheesy! Atoms shared their dish and had lunch with their classmates over Zoom.
Fun in the Sun on a Warm November Day
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020—When it is 75 degrees and sunny outside in November, in Central New York, one must take advantage of this unseasonable weather! Ms. Fallone’s middle school Atoms did just that! Students enjoyed a nature walk, stretched their legs and soaked in the sun’s rays. Simply put, it was a beautiful day!
College Information Session - Scholarship & Financial Aid
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020- Utica Academy of Science prides itself on creating an atmosphere that allows students to become college ready. Throughout the Atoms’ academic career our teachers, faculty and staff create a college bound culture complete with college visits, tours, guest speakers, and so much more! As our Seniors get ready to transition from high school to their collegiate career, our Utica Academy of High School teachers, faculty and staff hosted its first of many parents College Information Session.
At our first College Information Session, Mr. Kovar discussed with the parents, Scoir - a solution for students, parents, counselors and colleges that focus on finding the right fit through a unified college search and planning network. In addition, Mr. Kovar discussed the senior college application process prior to financial aid and FAFSA. Attendees welcomed guest speaker Mike Pede, Financial Aid Director at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Please click here to view the College Information Session: College Application & Scholarship. Stay tuned for our next College Information Session where we will walk you through and discuss how to complete the FAFSA Application which is required for any type of Financial Aid.
Middle School Atoms Honor Veterans on Veterans Day
Friday, November 6th, 2020—On Veterans Day we celebrate, honor and remember all those who have served and salute those who are currently serving in the United States armed forces. The Utica Academy of Science middle school Atoms celebrated four local veterans via Zoom and shared a very memorable moment. The Veterans shared with the students their stories in the military, life experiences, knowledge and so much more. Thank you Veterans for taking the time out of your schedule to spend an afternoon with the Atoms, and thank you for your service!
Start with Art at the High School Teachers Workshop
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020–Utica Academy of Science High School teachers express their creativity, artistic skills and style at their teachers workshop. Teachers had the opportunity to decorate their SANY masks.
An Adventure Awaits with the Outdoors Club
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020—Fresh air, fall colors and spending time with your friends and classmates safely. Does an afternoon really get any better than that? Utica Academy of Science High School’s Outdoors Club spent the afternoon taking in the beautiful fall colors and breathtaking scenery at Valley View Golf Course.
Middle School Atoms Show off their School Spirit
Monday, October 26th, 2020—We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit … how about you? Middle school Atoms participate in a week-long spirit week as they get ready for Halloween. Each day students, both virtual and in person learning, had the opportunity to dress in that day’s theme. Below are the spirit week themes.
Monday: Pink Day (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Tuesday: Character Day
Wednesday: Halloween Costume Day
Thursday: Throwback Thursday
Friday: Hoodie Day
Halloween is a Real Treat with the Atoms
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020—It’s time to Pic-or-Treat with the elementary Atoms. Students had the opportunity to dress in their favorite Halloween costume at their Wednesday Zoom session or to school on October 28th, 29th and 30th. Utica Academy of Science was greeted with superheroes, princesses, Ghostbusters, the famous Sanderson Sisters, Monsters from Monsters, Inc., M & M’s and oh so much more! Please visit our Facebook page and check out the photo album, Utica Elementary Costume Contest 2020. A BOO-tiful job Atoms, teachers and staff!