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UASCS Celebrates Charter Renewal and School Expansion

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Utica Academy of Science Charter School (UASCS) celebrated its 5th anniversary and the renewal of its charter. Invited guests included teachers, staff, parents and Board of Trustee members, as well as community members and leaders. In addition to renewal of its charter, UASCS has received approval to expand its range of grades to include elementary education. The special celebration provided an opportunity to acknowledge appreciation of five-year veterans of the school. And in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the Utica community, Mrs. Harvey and Mr. Marken were presented awards. A movie highlighting the first five years of UASCS was shown during the event, bringing memories—and in some case tears—to current and former members of the community.

#UASCS #UASAtoms #CharterSchools

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Middle school celebrated Nurse Appreciation Day

On Monday, March 19, 2018, Mr. Duman and Ms. Beard handed out a card and bouquet of flowers to Ms. Jorgensen, middle school nurse. Ms. Jorgensen is an essential member of our community that contributed a lot with her hard work and amazing interpersonal skills. #UASCS #UASAtoms

Utica Academy 5th Annual Science Fair was a blast

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Utica Academy of Science held its 5th annual science fair. There were scholars present from grades 6th, 7th and 8th. There were many talented and unique projects presented and judged. A big thank you goes out to the scholars and science teacher for their hard work, and the parents for making this possible. There were many demonstrators at the fair as well showing off some impressive displays of science, technology and engineering.

The Winners are as follows:

1st place:
6th grade- Ngcoba Prince
7th grade-Rifet Sokolar
8th grade-Clifton Rogers

2nd place:
6th grade- Elama Nadarevic
7th grade-Zerina Tricic
8th grade-Dzana Borovic

3rd place:
6th grade- Gisselle Tejada
7th grade- Ayden Genther
8th grade-Adela Sokolar

Our Grand Prize winner was a scholar from 6th grade - Mia Bajic.

Congratulations to all participants and winners for their hard work and dedication.

Winners of grades 7th and 8th will move on to compete at the Utica College #Sciencefair on Saturday, March 24th. #UASCS #UASAtoms

Sixth graders went to Mohawk Valley Community College

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6th grade scholars had the opportunity to tour and learn about Mohawk Valley Community College. For many of our scholars this is the first time on a college campus. Students were able to view the facilities and get a feel for college life. #UASCS #UASAtoms

Utica Academy held its first College Fair

On Tuesday, March 13, Tuesday, 2018, Utica Academy of Science held first annual College Fair in the high school gym.

We believe that college fairs are unique opportunities for our scholars to meet college admission representatives face to face and begin the process of thinking and determining college. It provides great help to start searching process or narrowing down to college options. For our first fair, there were 15 different colleges present and 6 different colleges who could not attend but sent materials for representation. We thank all colleges representatives who helped us to make it happen.

Represented Colleges

  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Morrisville State College
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Utica College
  • Nazareth College
  • Cayuga Community College
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Cazenovia College
  • Full Sail University
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Houghton College
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Elmira College
  • University of New England
  • LeMoyne College
  • St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Saint Leo University

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Utica Academy held its second blood drive of the year

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Utica Academy of Science held its second blood drive event at high school library with the help of Red Cross; UASCS helped 51 hospital patient. 17 units of blood donations have been collected. 11 of the 17 donors were first time donor. Thank you very much for our parents and dedicated students who help us make this event happen.


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Winter Ball Dance 2018

On Friday, February 16th, 2018, Utica Academy of Science had its Winter Ball Dance. Over sixty #UASAtoms scholars, teachers and administrators attended and enjoyed the great food, music, and dance. #UASCS #charterschools #charterchampions

UAS Atoms celebrated Black History Month

On Thursday, February 15th, 2018, #UASAtoms celebrated Black History Month at Utica Academy of Science #UASCS High School.

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

UAS Atoms visited Assured Information Security (AIS)

On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, #UASCS visited Assured Information Security (AIS) in Rome, NY and learned about cyber security, engineering and drones. During the summer #UASAtoms will have an opportunity to do summer internship at Assured Information Security.

AIS was founded in 2001 as a software company focused on critical Air Force and Department of Defense cyber technology requirements research. We staffed and operated the Adversarial Sciences Laboratory within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate in Rome, NY, handling all areas of cyber operations. AIS mission is to define and develop generation-after-next concepts and capabilities to support and defend cyberspace.

AIS pursue this mission through research and development of technologies relevant to deterring deliberate threats and attacks on the United States information infrastructure. They focus on developing technologies that support information operations (IO), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and all phases of computer network operations (CNO).

60 scholars attended Saturday School

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 60 scholars attended Saturday School Tutoring at #UASCS Middle School. Hamilton College students also joined the teachers to support #UASAtoms scholars’ learning.

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