Breathing Easy with #UASCS Scholars
On Monday, February 11, 2019 #UASCS Junior and Senior scholars had an opportunity to learn what it takes to become a Respiratory Therapist. Lorie Phillips, Adjunct for Respiratory Care Health Professions at Mohawk Valley Community College, spoke to students who are interested in the medical field. Scholars had an opportunity to see and touch a pig’s lungs and see for themselves the difference between healthy and unhealthy lungs. Facilitating hands-on experiences with industry professionals is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
Utica Middle School Students Take Heart
On Friday, February 8, 2019, #UASCS Middle School students asked "How do you build a heart-healthy school and community?" Students who recently participated in the American Heart Challenge, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, answered that question with their actions. The scholars collected donations from family and friends to sponsor their participation in a school-wide walkathon in which they were encouraged to stay active by walking, dancing, hula hooping, and jumping rope. If you were not asked to sponsor a student, additional donations can still be made to support the #UASMS Healthy Heart Challenge on heart.org/americanheartchallenge. Check out highlights of this community-enhancing event captured by our school’s very own Drone Team.
Juniors Navigate the Stars to Freedom
On Monday, February 4, 2019, in honor of Black History Month, #UASCS Juniors went on a field trip to the Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany, NY. In the 1850’s, the Myers were point people in the Underground Railroad. At both sites, our scholars were able to learn more about the Underground Railroad, astronomy, and the way Freedom Seekers used math and science to help escape the institution of slavery. The insightful experience was aligned with the students’ current U.S. History curriculum and brought learning to life.
First Grade Field Trip to Vista Lanes
On Friday, January 25, 2019, the first-grade team braved the cold and snowy weather to bowl at Vista Lanes. #UASAtoms bowled in an environment that was lit with black lights while music played. Teamwork was in full swing; everyone cheered their teammates and acquired great sportsmanship. We can't wait for our next field trip!
Aaron Woodman, #UASAtom, Honored at MLK Jr. Memorial Luncheon
On Monday, January 21, 2019, #UASCS staff and students attended at 35th Annual Mohawk Valley Frontiers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon held at the Delta by Marriott hotel in Utica. #UASCS High school student Aaron Woodman received a Scholastic Achievement Award. UASCS teachers and administrations are proud of Mr. Woodman success. Mohawk Valley Frontiers Co-President Aaron Woodman also addressed the audience.
“Success is a verb,” he said. “It’s what you know, who you know, and what you are doing for others. We share with alumni the opportunities to connect with others in the community.”
Congratulations, Aaron, on this well-deserved and prestigious award.
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Gingerbread Houses at #UASCS
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, students in Mrs. Woodruff and Mrs. Driscoll's class made gingerbread houses during Morning Meeting. Thank yo, parents and families,s who donated the supplies so students could participate in this fun event. Thank you to Mrs. Woodruff and Mrs. Driscoll for inspiring their students' creativity!
#UASCS Staff Volunteered at the Rescue Mission in Utica
On Monday, December 17, 2018, #UASCS high school staff lent a hand to the community and volunteered at the Rescue Mission in Utica. Staff helped to wrap gifts for families throughout Oneida County.
Hats off—and on!
On Monday, December 17, 2018, the latest monthly school assembly, teachers and staff acknowledged and applauded student-of-the-month and Class Dojo winners. Classes that showed the most responsible cafeteria behavior received The Golden Tray Award from Chartwells, our school’s food-service provider. Chartwells treated the winners to a snack and handed out free hats to all elementary school students. Parents of the honored students enthusiastically attended the event to show their support.
On Thursday, December 20, 2018, toes were tapping as #UASCS Elementary and Middle School dance students participated in a dancing demonstration. The K-1 Tap and Jazz students made the hard art of dance look easy!
11th Grade Field Trip to Skate-A-While in Rome
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, many spins, spills, and a lot of laughter provided ample opportunity for the UASCS Junior class to learn how to work as a team as they visited Skate-A-While in Rome, NY.
Hear what some of the Juniors have to say about their team-building field trip:
“We all supported each other and nobody argued--we totally bonded” --Adelina
“It was one of the best team-building events I have ever experienced” --Tavia
“A good challenge for everyone” --Adem
“Best field trip ever” -- Drayton