A Field Trip to the Adirondack Mountains
Friday, October 4, 2019—Another beautiful fall day in the Adirondacks with leaves on the cusp of turning into the iconic fall colors. The class of 2020, as well as, junior members of the MVCC Dual Credit ELA class embarked on a field trip to Bald Mountain. Atoms hiked to the peak of the mountain, completed their descriptive writing activity, took a handful of pictures and enjoyed the moment. Following this incredible hike, Atoms were in need of an energy boost and a sweet treat of ice cream from Stewarts Shops. Thank you to all the staff and faculty for making this trip possible. This was certainly a day and field trip that our seniors will never forget and will always cherish.
Science Rocks on this Hands-On Field Trip
Thursday, October 3, 2019—Atoms braved the elements as they headed out on a hands-on Earth Science field trip to Tinker Falls, located in Labrador Hollow. Students discovered first hand the awe-inspiring effects of weathering and erosion, as well as, a lesson regarding sedimentary rocks. Atoms also explored the waterfall's basin in search for fossils older than dinosaurs while others hiked the trail behind the falls.
A Field Trip that was Exotic, Domestic, and Native
Friday, September 27, 2019—First grade Atoms embark on a field trip to one of their favorite locations, Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo. A day filled with hands-on experiences with animals from all over the world. Students not only were able to cuddle with the African Pygmy Goats (one of their favorites) but fed some deer, and even wore a snake around their shoulders! Thank you, Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo for such a memorable experience and a fun field trip. To view more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.
Atoms Stomp Out Bullying the #BlueUp Campaign
Monday, October 7, 2019—October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month. Middle School Atoms have teamed up to help Stomp Out Bullying and cyberbullying by participating in the national campaign, #BlueUp. On Monday, October 7th, Atoms will be permitted to wear a blue shirt to kick-off the campaign. In exchange for dressing down, students must commit to a weekly bullying awareness challenge, please see below. Together we can Stomp Out Bullying
- Week 1: Make friends with someone you don't know
- Week 2: STAND UP for others week
- Week 3: Week of Inclusion, #NoOneEatsAlone
- Week 4: Make a Change in our School Culture
Atoms Discover Animal Greatness at Fort Rickey
Wednesday, September 25, 2019—Kindergarten Atoms kick-off the first field trip of the school year by visiting Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo. A day filled with exotic and domestic animals, students were able to feed, pet and hold baby goats (a class favorite). To view the Discovery Zoo in its entirety, Atoms took a hayride to view animals such as buffaloes, emus, and ring-tailed lemurs. To view more pictures from this field trip, please visit our Facebook page.
A Mini Jam Session on Early Dismissal Day
Thursday, September 26, 2019—When it's an early dismissal day, many will take the afternoon to relax, run errands, spend time loved ones. These elementary school Atoms have a different idea in mind. They are going to "take their horse to the Old Town Road." Okay, so maybe not that … but they sure are going to sing about it! Atoms sing their favorite song, Old Town Road by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. Great job Atoms.
Food, Face Painting, and more at the Welcome Back BBQ
Saturday, September 21, 2019—The elementary and high school team up together to host a Welcome Back BBQ, to not only conclude the Homecoming festivities, but to celebrate new beginnings such as the start of a successful school year. From bounce houses, to face painting, to silent auctions, to of course delicious food, it was fun for the whole family. All proceeds from this event benefited UAS Athletics. Thank you to all who helped organize this event, as well as, the families who were able to attend. To view more pictures from this event, please visit our Facebook page.
Wildly Creative Spirit Week at UASCS Elementary
Tuesday, September 17, 2019—Pump, pump, pump it up! Pump that Atom spirit up. Elementary Atoms show off their school spirit as they celebrate Utica Academy of Science High School's first-ever Homecoming. Students partook in spirit week with various dress up days that were wacky, clever, and creative.
Monday: Silly Sock Day
Tuesday: Pajama Day
Wednesday: Mismatch Day
Thursday: Color Day (Kindergarten - Red, 1st Grade - Blue, 2nd Grade - Yellow)
Friday: Wacky Hair Day
Homecoming Weekend Continues at the Welcome Back BBQ
Saturday, September 21, 2019—Homecoming Weekend was in full swing as the middle school teachers, faculty and staff geared up for their Welcome Back BBQ. An afternoon filled with families meeting their students' teachers, and students having an opportunity to sign up for school clubs and activities. The Atoms team shared a labor of love and acts of service by not only preparing the lunches but serving them as well to the families and the community members. To view more pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook page.
Story of the Day - Literacy Night was fun for the Family
Wednesday, September 11, 2019—Reading is a novel idea and our Elementary Atoms shared their love for books, literature and even Legos with their family at our annual Literacy Night. Literacy-based activities were held in the classroom for families to enjoy. In addition, Utica Academy of Science Elementary School hosted a Scholastic Book Fair, where students perused timeless stories and books like If you Give a Mouse a Brownie. Not to mention, Atoms had an opportunity to sign up for our first-ever Lego League, Jr. team. Thank you to all the families who were able to attend. For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.