On Wednesday, May 31st, at 7 PM, the the 7/8 Band, High School Band, and High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at our annual Luther B. Askin Band Awards Concert. We hope you can join us for some great music, including some of our senior musicians showcasing their amazing talents. If you can't attend, it will be livestreamed at the following link: https://youtube.com/live/trF8Zoz6nXs
You are invited to the 5th and 6th Grade Chorus and Band Concert on June 1st at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. We hope you can join us to celebrate the students hard work! If you cannot attend in person, please view our live stream: https://youtube.com/live/yqtcZAkbXvk
The NCPPC is available to assist families with health insurance enrollment or renewal.
The high school Drama Club has worked hard for the last couple of months to proudly bring you an original comedy sketch show titled Bananapocalypse. Come on out with your family or friends on Tues., May 23 or Wed., May 24 to enjoy some fast-paced entertainment and lots of laughs. Pictured below: Drama Club group photo from the April 21st field trip to the SUNY Oswego DramaFest.
SUPER STAGE 2023 Super Stage is a summer theater program at LACS open to students going into grades 3 through 8 in September. This summer we are doing Finding Nemo Jr. Students that are interested in participating should sign up on May 30th in the main lobby at LACS from 6-7:30pm. If you are unable to attend, please contact Elizabeth Zehr at email@example.com.
This Thursday evening, May 18th, at 7 pm the 7/8 chorus, middle school select chorus, high school select chorus and high school chorus will present their annual Choral Award Concert! This will be a wonderful evening of beautiful and entertaining music and celebrating another wonderful year of making music together. We hope you can join in the LACS Auditorium at 7pm. If you cannot make it, it will be livestreamed. https://youtube.com/live/UvL2yYLA2gY
Middle and high school students from Mrs. Seymour’s Technology Club traveled to Potsdam April 28th, to compete in Clarkson University’s annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition. Students collaborated in teams to follow the engineering design process in order to build a bridge made only from spaghetti noodles and hot glue. They were among 28 middle and high school teams participating in the event to create the strongest load-to-weight-ratio bridge. The competition was created to provide opportunities to increase awareness and encourage students to consider entering the field of engineering. This friendly competition allowed students the opportunity to visit the Clarkson University campus, meet current engineering students, and challenge themselves.
See the link below for employment opportunities with LACS. https://www.lowvilleacademy.org/page/employment-opportunities
Students in the Business and Entrepreneurship Class are determining costs to make various products that could go on the Mobile Maple Food Truck for this summer. After creating spreadsheets to determine costs and profitability of their ideas, students had to try their hand at baking and making some of their ideas...and of course, taste testing them too.
Meet the Candidates Night
The HS Select Chorus and Spanish Club are hosting a K-12 Game Night fundraiser for our upcoming New York City trip in May. It will be held in the Upper and Lower Gyms on Friday, April 28 from 6-8:30pm. All students and families are welcomed! It is $3 admission at the door for students and there is a $12 maximum for families. There will be pickleball, board games, open swim, badminton, volleyball, and many other games! We hope you can join us on Friday, April 28 for this awesome game night!
The 2023 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments: What Parents Need to Know
Good Afternoon: Throughout the morning, several of our north country neighbroing districts were the victims of prank emails containing bomb threats. None of these threats have turned out to be credible. *We have received no such communication at LACS. * If the District were to receive a threat, we would follow our safety plan and our community would be notified immediately regarding our protocol. As always, the safety of our staff and students is our highest priority. We strive to work collaboratively with our communities to keep everyone safe. I would like to remind our students, staff, and families that if you see anything out of the ordinary in or around our school buildings please inform us. This is an important way that can help keep our communities safe.
Good Afternoon: Throughout the day today, 3-30-23, several North Country and Central NY school districts were the target of "swatting" reports. A swatting report is a harassment technique that involves calling in an emergency police response against an innocent target. No such event has occurred at any of the schools who have been targeted. According to law enforcement, these identical messages did not target any specific building or person(s). However, this act is a crime and the person(s) who initiated these calls will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As always, the safety of our staff and students is our highest priority. As a precaution, families may notice an increased police presence at LACS and area schools following these unfounded threats. I would like to remind our students, staff and families that if you see anything out of the ordinary in or around our school buildings please inform us. This is an important way that can help keep our communities safe.
Tap To Table: Lowville Students Enjoy Hands-On Maple Syrup Class https://www.wwnytv.com/2023/03/21/lowville-students-enjoy-hands-on-maple-syrup-class/ The LACS Mobile Maple Lab is possible mostly through money Jim Mullen, former LACS student, and his wife have gifted to us. We have been able to invest in our CTE programs through their generosity and vision to offer robust experiences through science and technology. Between the creative efforts of Mr. Phelps, the CTE teachers, and Mr. Hlad, our students now have this amazing learning space!
Join us on Thursday, March 23rd for our Music in our Schools Month Concert. This performance will feature the Middle and High School Bands under the direction of Mrs. Kelly Kilcer and the Middle and High School Choruses under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Zehr. The concert will be open to the community and will begin at 7pm. If you are unable to attend, you can tune in to our live stream to watch the performance. We hope you enjoy as we celebrate music at Lowville Academy! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yBigp7nu0FU
The latest edition of our District Newsletter is now available! https://5il.co/1qy2x
On Saturday March 16th, LACS students and their advisors traveled to the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES to compete in the Central Region Substate Leadership Development Contest. Over 300 students in competed in 12 different events. The top two from each event advance to the state finals in May in Buffalo. Anna King placed first in the Sr. Creed Speaking Event Riley Gillette placed second in the Jr. Extemporaneous Public Speaking Event. Both ladies will be advancing to the state finals in May. Other competitors were: Lilly Diddle - Jr. Extemporaneous Public Speaking - 3rd Aston Peebles Jr. People in Ag Event - 4th Caleb Bush - Jr. Creed 7th and Jr. Prepared Speech 3rd Olivia Hoppel - Jr. Prepared Speech 6th Ava Chang - Jr. Prepared Speech 6th Riley Gillette - Jr. People in Ag 6th Taylor Stalker - Employment Skills - 5th Agricultural Issues Team - Anna King, Jack Beyer & Faith Diddle - 3rd Conduct of Chapter Meeting Team - 3rd - Lilly Diddle, Katarina Gohlert, Lauren Crouse, Aston Peebles, Logan Goutermout, Christopher Kelly, Gail Clark.
Re-post for Faculty & Staff to fill out the District Needs Assessment Survey: https://forms.gle/koRNJFpuLEfH38bQ8
LACS will be dismissing at 1:00 pm today, Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Our buses will be taking their time on delivering students to their homes, so please be patient. There is no afternoon BOCES or PreK.