Atoms take Field Trip to Sovena's Olive Oil Factory
Tuesday, April 30, 2019—A field trip that was a bit on the 'oily' side … but ultimately tasty and highly memorable. First grade Atoms had the wonderful opportunity to get a front row seat and visit one of the world leaders in the olive oil market, Sovena. With over 10 million olive trees and exporting to over 70 countries, scholars learned about the olive oil making process, tried tasty snacks from other countries and had the opportunity to design their own olive oil label!
Atoms explore various professions at Career Day
Wednesday, May 22, 2019—We all have been asked the question at least once in our lives, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Kindergarten and 1st grade ESL Atoms learned about various careers and what they might want to be when they too grow up. At the career day, Atoms explored fields in public service, education, medical and more! One student mentioned they wanted to be a teacher when they grew up.
UASCS MS hosts 3rd MP Award Ceremony
Thursday, May 9, 2019—It's time to celebrate major achievements at the Utica Academy of Science Charter Middle School. During Teacher Appreciation week, UASCS hosted it's 3rd MP Award ceremony where they acknowledged scholars for their academic excellence, and citizenship performance. Way to go Atoms!
Mayor’s Gala Celebrates The Arc
Saturday, April 27, 2019—At Utica’s 2019 Mayor’s Gala, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, was recognized and honored for its efforts enabling persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership. The event was held on Saturday, April 27, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Utica. UASCS is proud to support The Arc’s ongoing efforts to enhance the lives of those it serves in our community.
Students Visit the State Capitol Building
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, UASCS students visited the State Capitol Building in Albany, NY, to meet two local civic leaders/representatives: Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon and Senator Joseph Griffo. Students were enthusiastic about their experience meeting and talking with the assemblywoman and the senator, but one of the most memorable moments occurred when Assemblywoman Buttenschon introduced them and Mrs. Grabovica to the entire State Assembly Chamber. Assemblywoman Buttenschon read aloud the school’s mission to the chamber, then called all of the students’ names individually and said great things about our school.
The Speaker of the House then stood up and acknowledged the students, spoke about the school, and thanked the students for coming. Everyone in the State Assembly Chamber applauded, making all of the students extremely proud of their school.
Career Day at Herkimer College
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.
Girls in STEM Expo
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!
Students Honored at March Assembly
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.
Dog-Trainer Day at #UASCS Elementary
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.
Vista Lanes Kindergarten Trip
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!