If you are reading this, it means we are nearing the end of summer vacation and ready to start the 2019-2020 school year.  I, like you, enjoy the summer months, but really look forward to the start of each new school year.  With each new year, come new beginnings for our students and staff.

When we talk of new beginnings the high school is looking forward to welcoming a couple new staff members. First, new to the high school, but not new to the district is Mrs. Misty Moshier.  Mrs. Moshier is moving from the middle school to teach our newly developed high school 12:1:1 classroom.  Along with her expertise she is also bringing teacher assistant, Mrs. Julie Deveines, and teacher aide, Mrs. Emma Birchenough, to help our students develop their skills in pursuit of their diplomas.

Next, we are excited to welcome Class of 2008 alum Ms. Sarah Young to the high school staff.  Ms. Young will be our new school psychologist.  Before returning to her alma mater, Ms. Young worked at Cato-Meridian and Carthage Central School where she earned the trust and confidence from students, staff and families.  Knowing this, I believe Ms. Young is a perfect fit for our students at Lowville Academy.

Finally, on September 4 we will welcome 106 new Freshmen, 104 Sophomores, 86 Juniors and 102 Seniors. The challenge for all of our students is to take advantage of every opportunity afforded them through academics, athletics and other activities. 

Too many times when I meet with former students they tend to say, “I wish I would have tried . . . when I was in high school”.  So I am hopeful our high school students will try something new this year, something that will challenge them all the while shaping them into better well rounded Lowville Academy students.

In closing, I look forward to a successful 2019-2020 school year where students and staff “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”.

Yours in Education,


Brian E. Finn
High School Principal


Principal's Message
Welcome to the
Lowville High School
 
 
High School Events
 
7668 North State Street
Lowville, NY  13367
(315)-376-9015
High School News
Principal:
Mr. Brian Finn
Assistant Principal:
Mr. Brian Hanselman
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Student Handbooks
 
 
 
From the Assistant Principal

It is my pleasure to serve as the Middle and High School Assistant Principal. This is my fourth year at Lowville Academy and fifteenth year in education. Before Lowville, I worked as the Middle School Assistant Principal for Trailside located in Loudoun County, Virginia. I currently reside in the Village of Lowville with my wife, Andrea, and two children Max, and Mia. I look forward to another great school year and maintaining a positive school climate. My goal is to provide a safe school learning environment, rigorous curriculum, and opportunities for your child to be successful.

Sincerely,

Brian Hanselman
Assistant Principal



Lowville Academy All Sports Booster Club News

The Lowville Academy All Sports Booster Club is a group of parents, coaches, school administrators, and community members whose mission is to enrich the Lowville Academy athletic community by providing financial support for Lowville Academy High School athletic programs.
Our Booster Club participates in fund-raising activities throughout the year (i.e. cookie dough sales, concessions, chicken BBQs, golf tournament, camps, Tug Hill Shootout, can/bottle drives, clothing/blanket sales, etc.). Our Booster Club is proud to report that for the 2018-19 school year our Lowville Academy All Sports Booster Club funded $15,113 in school year and summer scholarships for our LACS student/athletes!
Our Booster Club is 501(c)3 compliant (tax exempt status) and is most appreciative of any and all financial donations.  If you would like to make a donation, or to volunteer your time to help our Lowville Academy All Sports Booster Club, please contact a Booster Club officer. 

President:
Andy Capone HYPERLINK "mailto:acapone@lowvilleacademy.org" acapone@lowvilleacademy.org
Vice President: Ron Thomas 
HYPERLINK "mailto:Ronald.thomas@brookfieldrenewable.com" Ronald.thomas@brookfieldrenewable.com
Treasurer:  Shawn Macaulay
HYPERLINK "mailto:smacaulay@lowvilleacademy.org" smacaulay@lowvilleacademy.org
Executive Secretary:  Rob Goss
HYPERLINK "mailto:rgoss@lowvilleacademy.org" rgoss@lowvilleacademy.org
Secretary:  Jenn Wood
HYPERLINK "mailto:jwood@lowvilleacademy.org" jwood@lowvilleacademy.org

To receive updates and announcements from the Booster Club, as well as to volunteer to work at Booster Club events, join the Booster Club Remind group.  Text the message @34hk7 to the number 81010.


Middle and High School Band

The LACS band is preparing for the upcoming concert, marching, and pep band season. Please mark these dates on your calendar so we can have a full ensemble at each performance!

Upcoming Events:
Pep Rally (During the day) - Senior High Band - October 11
Homecoming Game - Senior High Band - October 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Winter Concert - Middle and Senior High Band - December 11 at 7:00 p.m.
HS Jazz Ensemble Concert - January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Music in Our Schools Month Concert - Middle and Senior High Band - March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Luther B. Askin Concert - Middle School Band, Senior High Band, High School Jazz Ensemble - June 9 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact MS and HS Instrumental Teacher, Miss Kelly Furgison at school and she would be happy to help in any way.


Annual Dessert Concert

Members of the 2019-2020 High School Select Chorus are excitedly preparing the annual Dessert Concert! This group looks forward to presenting a memorable evening of great music and desserts.

The Dessert Concert will be held in the auditorium on November 13 beginning at 7:00 p.m. with a dessert buffet ending in the high school cafeteria. The admission cost for the evening is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and senior citizens.

We hope you will join us at the annual Dessert Concert.


High School Musical

The Music Department at LACS has been busy planning for the High School Musical for March 5, 6 and 7. The actual musical will be announced to the students in October and auditions are set to be scheduled for November.  We are especially excited this year to share our hard work and performances for our school community. 

Be sure to look for more information in the upcoming newsletters for details on this theatrical opportunity for our high school students.

First Marking Period To
Conclude On November 5

The end of the first marking period is Tuesday, November 5.  Report cards for students in grades 9-12 are scheduled to be distributed to students in supervised study on Wednesday, November 13.  A parent or legal guardian is asked to sign the report card envelope and have it returned by the student to the supervised study teacher. All signed report card envelopes should be returned by Tuesday, November 19.

Coded comments for each course should appear on the report card.  The codes relate to a student's academic effort and conduct/citizenship in class.  The legend for the codes is printed on the report card envelope and also appears below.

Student Picture Day
October 25

Individual student pictures for students in Grades 9-11 will be taken on Friday, October 25.  Information will be released by Urbaniak Studios before the photo session.  Parents should receive a flyer with the cost of the packages and any other instructions during the week of October 7.  Extra forms are available in the Attendance Office if needed. This is the only day the pictures are taken for high school students.

Best wishes to all the student officers in the year ahead!

Class of 2020 Officers    
President:           Jared Beyer
Vice President: Bryanna Hoppel
Secretary:           Briona Mahoney
Treasurer:           Kirstin Moshier
Advisor:                Mr. Hyde

Class of 2021 Officers
 
President:           Alexis Dekin
Vice President: Mae Muncy
Secretary:           Kadyn Miller
Treasurer            Anna Western
Advisor:                Mrs. Jock

Class of 2022 Officers 
President:           Hayden Beyer
Vice President: Robert Farney
Secretary:           Kimberlee Zehr
Treasurer            Kennedy Duncan
Advisor:                Mrs. Hyde

Class of 2023 Officers: 
President:           Keegan Crenshaw
Vice President: Kaylee Bice

Secretary:           Noah Comet
Treasurer:           Rebekah Kuhl
Advisor:                Mrs. Majewski

Student Council Officers
:
President:           Samantha Kennedy
Vice President: Abigail Bender
Secretary:            Meredith Lovenduski
Treasurer            Romeyn Noftsier
Advisor:                Mr. Cornell

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY OFFICERS:
President:           Gabriella Frappier
Vice President: Matthew Garrison
Secretary:            Rachel Van Buren           
Treasurer:           Kirstin Moshier
Historian:            Elizabeth Compo
Advisor:                Ms. White

The Art Club Is Up And Running!

Congratulations to the Art Club officers for 2019-20!

President                            Clarissa Moshier
Vice President:                 Elijah Flansburg
Secretary:                           Sydney VanNest
Treasurer:                           Emma Corbett

The Art Club has been working hard to plan another great year of events. Again this year, the big project in the fall is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Art Club will hold two annual fundraising sessions to raise money for the possibility of different events and trips throughout the year. In September, the Art Club sold pizzas for their first fundraiser of the year. The Art Club would like to say thank you for being such a supportive community!

Members of the Art Club are excited for a great start to the school year and have already started brainstorming for future events!     

Spanish Club Elects Officers

Congratulations to the Spanish Club officers for 2019-2020!


Co-Presidents:  Bryanna Hoppel and Katie Cecconi
Secretary:         Gabriella Frappier
Treasurer:         Elizabeth Western


The Art Club Is Up And Running!

Congratulations to the Art Club officers for 2019-20!

President                            Clarissa Moshier
Vice President:                 Elijah Flansburg
Secretary:                           Sydney VanNest
Treasurer:                           Emma Corbett

The Art Club has been working hard to plan another great year of events. Again this year, the big project in the fall is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Art Club will hold two annual fundraising sessions to raise money for the possibility of different events and trips throughout the year. In September, the Art Club sold pizzas for their first fundraiser of the year. The Art Club would like to say thank you for being such a supportive community!

Members of the Art Club are excited for a great start to the school year and have already started brainstorming for future events!     

Spanish Club Elects Officers

Congratulations to the Spanish Club officers for 2019-2020!


Co-Presidents:  Bryanna Hoppel and Katie Cecconi
Secretary:         Gabriella Frappier
Treasurer:         Elizabeth Western

Spanish Club members will be fundraising again this year to raise money for their annual May trip to Montreal.  In Montreal they will visit a Spanish restaurant where they will have an authentic Spanish meal and see a Flamenco show. Some of the fundraisers planned this year may include a flower bulb sale, chocolate sale, fair trade coffee sale, bake sale, taco truck, car wash and many more. Please contact Ms. Lorentzsen for more details or information. The club is open to those in Spanish Class grades 10-12.

Lowville Academy
Peer Tutor Program

The Peer Tutor Program at Lowville Academy is designed to help match students in need of academic support with students who want to and can academically help other students. 

What Do Peer Tutors Do:  Peer Tutors assist students with specific coursework and, if needed, can help students with organizational skills. Peer Tutors must be good role models.  Tutors can work approximately two to three sessions per week. 

Peer Tutor Qualifications:  Peer Tutors must have the recommendation of their teachers, guidance counselor and approval of their parents.  Tutors must carry an overall grade average of at least 80% throughout the year.   Tutors must be able to balance their work schedules with their own classes and extracurricular activities.  Peer Tutors fill out their own time sheets.  Good organizational and management skills are a plus!

The benefits of being a Peer Tutor include developing interpersonal communication skills and reinforcement of one’s own knowledge.  Peer Tutor is a paid position, which benefits the student for their hard work and dedication to the program.  Tutoring sessions are on-going throughout the school year in High School, Middle School and Elementary School.  Sessions are held before, during and after school and can be worked around the student’s schedule.

We are currently looking for tutors for this school year.  If your student is interested, please encourage them to stop in the High School Office and speak with Mrs. Kingsley or call the High School Office at 315-376-9015.


Enter to Learn... Go Forth To Serve
Lowville Academy
and Central School