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Fun in the Finger Lakes with the #UASAtoms

On Saturday, May 5th, 2018 a group of UASCS eighth graders joined math teacher Miss Dundar and Instructional Coach Mrs. Maher for a day-long field trip we called FUN IN THE FINGER LAKES. The goals of our trip were to: explore college and career Opportunities; visit an Anne Frank/Holocaust Memorial, and enjoy a day with friends.
 
Our goals were met. We left Utica early on Saturday morning and returned by early evening. We visited four interesting places in and around Aurora, New York which is south of Auburn on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
 
Our first stop was at Wells College located in Aurora, NY. Wells is a small co-ed liberal arts college located on Cayuga Lake. Set in a rural/agricultural area, Wells is seeking to increase diversity in its student population and our scholars got to tour both the academic and residential parts of the college.
 
From there, the group toured Treleaven Vineyards, where they learned about how grapes are grown and turned into juice, wine and more. Winery owners talked about agriculture and business practices in today’s economy. They gave scholars practical advice about choosing meaningful work and developing positive relationships and showed us their entire facility.
 
The next agribusiness stop was at Belltown Dairy in Locke, NY where sustainable agriculture is the business focus. Belltown is part of a CAFO ( Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) where 5,000 cows are milked. In addition to meeting the cows personally and learning about dairy farm operations, the group also viewed the farm’s Methane Digester which converts the cows’ manure to electricity that runs the farm. Other products that are converted from manure include fertilizer and bedding.
 
In eighth grade Social Studies, scholars learn about World War II and the Holocaust. Important figures of that era like Anne Frank and others are discussed. Our last stop of the day was at Southern Cayuga Central School, where an actual sapling from the Chestnut tree Anne Frank viewed from her attic hideaway, is growing. We heard the story of the Anne Frank Memorial Project across America and felt proud to be part of that remembrance. We met three of the volunteers who care for the tree and enjoyed the stories they told us. Mrs. Maher worked for that school district many years ago.
 
As stated in the UASCS Mission statement, the school seeks to graduate students who can think critically and creatively, who are committed to a lifetime of learning and civic involvement, and who are conscious of local, global, and environmental issues. It is hoped that field trips like this one help our scholars to maximize their potential and become energized citizens in our global society. Thank you to SANY and our Finger Lakes hosts for supporting this learning opportunity. Go Atoms!
 

#UASAtoms Field Trip to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY

On Monday, May 7th, 2018 the #UASCS Living Environment classes visited The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York. The Center’s mission is to invite people from all over the world to experience and learn about the Adirondack Park, the ecosystem, and habitat. The goal is to educate adults and students about the native animals and climate of the region and to help instill a sense of respect and responsibility for the natural world. Go Atoms! #SASAtoms

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#UASCS Middle School 3rd Quarter Awards Ceremony & Student v Teacher Olympics.

On Friday, May 4th, 2018, the 3rd Quarter Award Ceremony took the place at UASCS MS. The awards were given to students that excelled or showed substantial progress academically. In addition, they were acknowledged for their citizenship performance. This was an opportunity to acknowledge teachers for their superb performance. The event concluded with the Students vs. Teachers Olympics where students challenged their teachers in basketball and volleyball.

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2018 #UASCS High School Prom

On Friday, May 4th, 2018 #UASCS had their first prom at Daniele's Banquet Specialists in New Hartford. Students and staff enjoyed it very much. Go Atoms!

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#UAS High School Students Walkout Against Gun Violence

 

On Friday, April 20, 2018, students at Utica Academy of Science, participated in the National School Walkout commemorating the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine tragedy. We are very proud of our scholars for organizing this meaningful event and exercising their right to have their voices heard.

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#UAS High School Field Trip to Citizenship

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, a group of ELL students, Ms. Dowling, and Mrs. Grabovica visited the Utica Federal Building to attend a U.S Citizenship Ceremony. It was a remarkable learning experience to see some of our #UASAtoms students and parents getting their citizenship.

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#UASCS Spread the Motivation

On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 students etched inspiring messages on the sidewalks at the #UASCS middle school. Students wrote these notes to our scholars for the New York State ELA test. This activity not only created freestyle avant-garde works of art but also helped students to relieve pressure in a colorful way.

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#UASCS Students at the 40th Annual Utica College Science Fair

On Saturday, March 24th, 2018, Utica College hosted the 40th Annual Regional Science Fair. UASCS Scholars participated with eight projects in this important event. The #UASCS scholars presented competitive projects in several disciplines. UASCS students, Zerina Tricic and Clifton Rogers received certificates for their projects. The UASCS will continue to contribute to the development STEAM in the Mohawk Valley by expanding the UASCS Annual Science Fair, and through participation in local, regional, and national science fairs.

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Students Visit Hamilton College

On Friday, March 30, 2018, UASCS students visited Hamilton College, enjoying the opportunity to attend on international day, a day in which students from various countries are prominently recognized. Students toured the college and had lunch with college students currently attending Hamilton. UAS students learned about campus life firsthand and what it takes to become a Hamilton College student. #UASCS #UASAtoms

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Field Trip to NYS Museum in Albany Brings History to Life

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Utica Academy of Science students visited the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. Students enjoyed the opportunity to learn about New York State historical events in an enriching way. The museum explores and expresses the empire state’s significant natural and cultural diversity, past and present. #UASCS #UASAtoms

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