2nd Graders Take Field Trip to Pumpkin Junction

UAS Elementary School 2nd Graders go to Pumpkin Junction

Friday, October 28th, 2022: 2nd graders went on a field trip to Pumpkin Junction! Everyone got to pick a pumpkin to take home. They also rode the "Monster Ghoul Bus," a school bus with giant monster truck wheels! Atoms challenged each other to find their way out of the corn maze and rewarded themselves with apple cider and donuts before returning to school.

UAS ES Students & Staff ‘Think Pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness

UAS Atoms Wear Pink to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday, October 28th, 2022: October was breast cancer awareness month. To show their support, Utica Academy of Science Elementary School staff and students wore pink to school. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women and the second leading cause of death from cancer, behind lung cancer. It’s important to know the symptoms and be your own advocate for your health.

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UAS JSHS Creates “Haunted Hallways”

UAS JSHS Celebrates Halloween with "Haunted Hallways"

Monday, October 31st, 2022: Welcome, foolish mortals! Take a walk through Utica Academy of Science’s Haunted Hallways if you dare! It was all tricks and no treats at the junior-senior high school. These creative atoms organized Haunted Hallways. It was a spook-tacular event to celebrate Halloween.

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UAS 4th Graders Travel Back in Time

UAS 4th Graders Experience Life in 19th Century at Farmers' Museum

Thursday, October 27th, 2022: Utica Academy of Science fourth graders headed to The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY. We traveled back to 1845 and experienced how life was for children of that time. We walked through this historic village and visited a blacksmith shop, a pharmacy, a schoolhouse, and the farm animals. We even got the chance to ride the Empire State Carousel!

First Graders Enjoy Pumpkin Junction

UAS 1st Graders go to Pumpkin Junction

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022: What do you call a pumpkin that works at the beach? A life-gourd!

This time, Utica Academy of Science first graders went to Pumpkin Junction! Students got to ride on the monster school bus, pick pumpkins, walk through a corn maze, play in the fall leaves, and enjoy cider and doughnuts.

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UAS ES Holds First Student of the Month Assembly for Academic year

UAS ES Holds First Student Assembly of Academic Year

Thursday, September 29th, 2022: It may almost be November, but today we’re throwing it back to the end of September! Utica Academy of Science had its first student of the month assembly for this academic year. Awarding students in different categories for their achievements and success in September was great. We are so proud of every one of our students! Keep shining bright, Atoms!

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4th Graders Have an Apple-So-Lutely Perfect Time

UAS 4th Grade Windy Hill Apple Orchard Field Trip

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022: Fourth graders at Utica Academy of Science made it to the apple orchard this fall! Windy Hill Orchard in Cassville, NY provided beautiful scenery, yummy apple cider and donuts, and a bag of apples for each student to take home. The atoms loved picking their own apples and having a wonderful picnic lunch with their peers and teachers!

It was an apple-so-lutely perfect day!

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UAS 7th Graders Take a Trip to the Shakowi Cultural Center

UAS JSHS Learn Haudenosaunee culture on field trip

Monday, October 17th, 2022: 7th Grade Utica Academy of Science students visited the Shakowi Cultural Center at the Oneida Nation. They learned important aspects of Haudenosaunee culture; such as lacrosse, wampum and the five original nations. Atoms were also told the legend of the “No Face Doll” and were able to make traditional corn husk dolls. The legend tells the story of a doll with a beautiful face who was punished for being vain and had her face taken away by the Great Spirit. To this day, Haudenosaunee people don’t put a face on their corn husk dolls to remind people, never to think that they are better than anyone else or a great punishment will fall upon them.

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1st Graders go on Field trip to Windy Hill Orchard

UAS ES Field Trip to Windy Hill Orchard

Tuesday, September 27th: It was the first grader's turn to take a very a-peel-ing trip to Windy Hill Orchard! Students learned how to pick their own apples and had some delicious homemade cider and doughnuts. It was a great day for atoms to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall with their peers.

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UAS JSHS Wins Bronze Medal in CNY Steamboat Challenge

UAS JSHS Competes in CNY Steamboat Competition

Saturday, October 15th, 2022: Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School took home a bronze medal in the CNY Steamboat Competition! Science Teacher Mr. Babacan took eight teams to compete in the CNY Steamboat Challenge at the MOST. For this competition, students had to design and construct a miniature working steamboat powered by a single tealight candle. Teams were judged based on five categories: fastest race time, boat design, STEM knowledge, creativity, and teamwork. A total of about 35 groups competed. 

Congratulations to Ajang Laila, Castro Arianna, Mohamed Sohayla, and Mon Aye, who competed on our 8th-grade team and won third place!

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Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-574-3000
Fax: 315-574-3008

UAS J/S High School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-266-1072
Fax: 315-266-1073


1409 W Genesee St,
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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