Atoms Visit Salem, Massachusetts for a Quick Spell
Tuesday, November 5, 2019—After reading the historic play, The Crucible written by Arthur Miller in 1953, high school Atoms visited the town of Salem, Massachusetts to get a glimpse of history. Surrounded by all things ‘witchy’ students visited the Salem Witch Museum where they saw the documents of the Salem Witch Trial in 1692. This educational field trip allowed Atoms to compare what they read in The Crucible to the true events of what took place at the Salem Witch Trials. An important lesson students experienced was sometimes history has not always been recorded accurately which can lead to various versions of the truth and stories.
Middle School Families Enjoy A Coffee Break
Thursday, October 31, 2019—Middle school Atoms would like to say thanks a ‘Latte’ for all the parents who were able to join us for our October Coffee & Conversation. Each month, the middle school will host its Coffee & Conversation which will allow parents to not only get to know the administration team, but will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the school, discuss academic and other education related matters, and so much more!
We hope you will join us for our upcoming November Coffee & Conversation on Thursday, November 21st at 2:30 PM.
Atoms Host the Veterans Appreciation Program
Friday, November 8, 2019—In honor of Veterans Day, high school Atoms hosted its second annual Veterans Appreciation Program where Veterans were honored and thanked by the Utica Academy of Science Community. Veterans Day honors those who have served in the U.S. Military, and through this program students were able to find a way to give back to the Veteran community. Atoms not only were able to meet and speak with the Veterans, but they were able to ask them questions and more importantly, listened to their life stories. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served (and are currently serving) in the U.S. Military.
A Wicked-ly Awesome Elementary Fall Festival
Thursday, October 31, 2019—A spooktacular day filled with fab-boo-lous activities, creative costumes and of course sweet treats to kick-off the start of Halloween. Elementary Atoms enjoyed their annual Fall Festival, where students could dress up in their favorite literary costumes. Their creativity certainly shined with costumes such as a sumo wrestler, a Harry Potter character in the Gryffindor House, Power Rangers, and ninjas, just to name a few. Thank you to all the Family School Alliance (FSA) members for helping decorate for the Fall Festival and for providing sweet candy for the event, as well.
Hayrides, Pumpkins, and Corn - Oh My!
Thursday, October 24, 2019 — Ms. Brown took her 2nd Graders to Cullen Pumpkin Farm for their monthly field-trip to celebrate fall & to witness the turning of the season first-hand. UAS ES Atoms explored a winding corn maze and experienced a hayride through cornfields and pumpkin patches. Atoms also went aboard the pumpkin express and left with our very own pumpkins. Our scholars had a blast and can't wait for our next monthly field trip.
Middle School Atom Meets NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant
Saturday, October 19, 2019—It is no surprise that our Atoms have talent, both in academics and athletics. This young Atom in particular had a trip of a lifetime as she showcased her basketball talent and athletic ability on the court against the daughter of NBA legend (and future hall of famer), Kobe Bryant. While her team did unfortunately lose, our middle school Atom’s basketball skills spoke for themselves and were noticed by Kobe. Following the game, Kobe called her by name and mentioned that he “loved her game, and basketball is going to take her places!”
Don’t just take our word for it or Kobe’s, she has been recruited and peaked interest in many colleges and universities for her basketball ability. For instance, Temple University, Hampton University, University of California, and LSU, just to name a few. We are excited to see her rise in the basketball ranks as she continues to practice, grow and hone in on her talent.
Manufacturing Day at Mohawk Valley Community College
Friday, October 18, 2019—What does the field of manufacturing, transformers and former Syracuse University basketball legend have in common? Funny you should ask, because they were all present at this year's Mohawk Valley Community College's Manufacturing Day. Middle and high school Atoms had the opportunity to learn about various careers in the manufacturing field, educational programs that would prepare them for careers in the manufacturing industry, as well as, meeting and talking with exhibitors. Students also met, and asked for his autograph, former Syracuse University legend, John Wallace.
The First Family Night Event - Math Night
Wednesday, October 16, 2019—A little rain never kept the elementary school Atoms and their families from participating in the first Family Night event, Math Night. Students and their families enjoyed an evening of a variety of hands on math activities. From building designs using geometric shapes, to reviewing numbers, to practicing counting, there were activities and games for everyone. This event also marked the beginning of the passport raffle to enter to win a free yearbook at the end of the school year. Thank you to all the students, parents and teachers for joining us on Math Night. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next Family Night.
History Made on a Brand New Soccer Pitch
Thursday, October 24, 2019—Utica Academy of Science Girls Varsity Soccer team take on one of their most competitive opponents yet, Notre Dame. Location, a brand new soccer pitch with Utica VIP community members in leaders sitting and cheering in the stands. The crowd would go wild with each and every goal, but the Atoms rallied together which led to a victory and history being made. In attendance were community members such as Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri, representatives from Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Senator Griffo office, Assemblywoman Marianne, Oneida County Executive Mr. Picente and many others. It was a great day to be an Atom to be a part of this special event. A special shout out and thank you to Utica Academy of Science Athletic Director Mr. Wagner and Mr. Lee for organizing this event. To view more pictures from the game please visit our Facebook page.
Fall Clean-Up Brings Atoms and Seniors together
Saturday, October 19, 2019—Atoms roll up their sleeves along with over 500 youth from the greater Utica area to volunteer and give back to the senior citizen community by providing general yard clean-up services. As part of the 11th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up, volunteers met at Proctor Park and were dispersed to homes all across the county. Great work, Atoms we are so proud of you! Click here to read the article.