It is so nice to see the community rally together both in good times and in difficult times.  This is prevalent in our small community located in the center of Lewis County.  Through teachings at home and in school, our students continue to support each other on a daily basis.  It’s the unwritten curriculum at Lowville Academy.  There’s not a test score or a performance level tied to it . . . you just know it when you see it.
On a broad spectrum, the outpouring of support for our student athletes has been a constant for many years.  We’ve been fortunate to put together many successful teams that have brought home league titles, Sectional championships and individual competitors who have garnered State titles.  Those are the easy ones to rally behind as a community, but we’ve also been as supportive when wins were not so plentiful . . . we cheer because we are Raiders!
When individuals or families have been stricken with illness, loss of home, or loss of a loved one we have been and will be there.  Our students, your children, are always asking, “What can I do?”  “What can we do?”  They’ve offered help at benefit dinners, organized food and clothing drives, and continue to give money without hesitation. 
Why do they do this?  They do this because this is what they’ve learned through your gracious gestures and acts of kindness.
As we enter the holiday season, I pause to reflect on what a special place Lowville is to all of us.
Happy Holidays,

Brian E. Finn
High School Principal

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Lowville, NY  13367
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Mr. Brian Finn
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LACS Ski Program

We have been experiencing beautiful fall weather, but we know all too well that winter will be here soon!  Once again, Snow Ridge is offering a ski program for LACS families.  Advisors for this program are Mrs. Christine Finn and Mrs. Lisa Zehr. 

This year, as part of the registration process, there will be a mandatory parent meeting. The meeting will be held on Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.  This meeting will give important information about procedural changes and guidelines we will be following to ensure the safety and supervision of all participants.  Registration packets will be available and can be completed at this time.  Anyone who has ski equipment to sell or trade, please bring it with you to the meeting on Monday, December 4.  

Snow Ridge offers a discounted rate to LACS families who participate in the ski program.  From beginners to advanced, there is a program for all skiers and snowboarders. The Ski Wee program is designed for beginners, age 5 and up, who want to learn to ski or snowboard.  The Lift & Lesson program is geared for older children, experienced skiers, and adults.  The Lift Only program is geared for very experienced skiers and adults. Ski and snowboard rentals are also available at a discounted rate.  The program will begin on Saturday, January 6, 2018 and continue for four weeks. Looking forward to another great ski season!
Adult Education Offerings

The fall semester of Adult Education programs will begin the week of September 25.  The courses are designed to meet the academic and recreational interests of our community in an ADULTS ONLY setting.  Registrations for classes may be done simply by showing up the first night of the class.  We invite you to come out, learn, recreate and meet new people as well as experience some of our facilities.   If you have a special talent or skill you would like to share or a class you would like to see offered, please call the school at 376-9015.

AM Lap Swim:  6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Supervised lap swimming for improving stroke technique and cardio-vascular fitness.  A lifeguard will be on duty.  Starts:  September 11.   Instructor:  Mrs. Kathie Egloff

Open Fitness Room:  5:30 - 6:30 a.m.  Monday - Friday AND  6:15-7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Our expansive room of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, weights, equipment and exercise bikes will be open to the public in an adults-only setting.  We hope to have enough interest to keep the facility open for the entire academic year.  A school supervisor will be on hand to assist you and orient you to the facility’s equipment. Instructor:  Mr. Chase Vanucchi is the morning instructor and starts on September 25 and Mr. Steve Fuller and Mr. Joseph Widrick are the evening instructors.  Starts:  This will start on Monday, September 25.

Adult Recreational Volleyball:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For individuals interested in playing volleyball with other adults.  We hope to have two full courts in action.  (Nights subject to weekly fluctuation.)  Instructor, Mr. Kyle Zehr ( <>) will provide a schedule and starts September 26.

AM Lap Swim
   6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
See Monday Synopsis

Open Fitness Room 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. and 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
See Monday synopsis

Family Swim:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Open pool time for families and their children.  This program runs every Wednesday and each child must be accompanied by an adult.  Starts:  September 27.  Lifeguard:  Mrs. Kathie Egloff   No Swim on Wednesday, October 4.

AM Lap Swim
   6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
See Monday synopsis

Open Fitness Room 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. and 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
See Monday synopsis

Open Fitness Room 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. and 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
See Monday synopsis

AM Lap Swim    6:00 -  7:00 a.m.
See Monday Synopsis

Open Fitness Room 5:30 - 6:30 a.m.  
See Monday synopsis

AM Lap Swim    6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
See Monday synopsis

Early dismissal and school closings will automatically cancel adult programs that day.

Report Card Marking Periods

First Marking Period
- September 5 - November 3
                October 3 - Midpoint
Second Marking Period - November 6 - January 23
                December 12 - Midpoint
Third Marking Period - January 24 - April 3
                February 28 - Midpoint
Fourth Marking Period - April 4 - June 11
                May 9 - Midpoint
Regents and Final Exams - June 12 - 22

Student Leadership . . .
A Key To School Success
Lowville Academy elected High School Class Officers, Student Council Officers, and NHS Officers to begin the 2017-2018 school year.  These students will provide the needed energy, ideas, and leadership to help both staff and administration promote the many extra-curricular, spirit, and service activities that have been a traditional part of the school calendar of events.  Perhaps some new initiatives will emerge as these leaders meet together and plan during the school year ahead!

Service to others is a key element promoted at school.  Any student who has a desire to serve - even if not in an elected position - can offer such service and be considered for a spot! Best wishes to all the student officers in the year ahead!

Class of 2018 Officers    
President:           Lydia Beyer
Vice President: Margaret Fayle
Secretary:           Kaitlyn Coates
Treasurer:           Matthew Lehman
Advisor:                Mr. Hyde

Class of 2019 Officers
President:           Abigail Rockwood
Vice President: Tess Smith
Secretary:           Jordan Bergen
Treasurer            Hattie Steele
Advisor:                Mrs. Jock

Class of 2020 Officers 
President:           Jared Beyer
Vice President: Rachel Van Buren
Secretary:           Elizabeth Compo             
Treasurer            Briona Mahoney
Advisor:                Mrs. Hyde

Class of 2021 Officers: 
President:           Hugo Zabielowicz
Vice President: Tate Smith

Secretary:           Mason Steria
Treasurer:           Anna Western
Advisor:                Mrs. Majewski

Student Council Officers
President:           Makayla Franks
Vice President: Erin Shelton
Secretary:            Haley Dekin
Treasurer            Anna Metzler
Advisor:                Mr. Cornell

President:           Jennifer Steele
Vice President: Kyra Hardy
Secretary:            Audrey Clements
Treasurer:           Tyler Rook
Historian:            Matthew Lehman
Advisor:                Ms. White

Apple/Cider Sale
Junior Class

The Junior Class is holding their annual apple and cider sale.  There are three kinds of locally grown apples to choose from: 

McIntosh:  Nothing evokes fall better than the aromatic fragrance of McIntosh apples. McIntosh apples are one of the most popular apples in the Northeast because of their crisp texture and tart flavor. Best Uses: Eating, Salads, Sauce and Baking

Cortland:  Imagine a fragrant, fresh fruit cup with beautiful snow white apples. This sweet all-purpose apple was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1898.
Best Uses: Eating, Salads, Sauce and Baking. Good for freezing!

Empire:  Sweet, firm and crunchy, Empire apples don’t bruise easily, making them ideal "lunchbox apples." The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva introduced this new variety in 1966.  Best Uses: Eating and Sauce

Prices:         4/5 Bushel:                                  $16.00
                                       2/5 Bushel:                                 $  9.00
                                       Gallon of local cider:               $  7.00

If you have not been approached by a junior and you are interested in purchasing apples and/or cider, please contact Mrs. Kim Jock, Class Advisor, by email <> or phone at 315-376-9015 (ext. 3307).  

All orders must be received by Friday, October 6.  

The apples and cider will be delivered to Lowville Academy on Wednesday, October 11.  You can pick them up between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the State Street parking lot.  Look for the tent on the front lawn.
Thank you for supporting our class in what we feel is a worthwhile service for the community and a successful fundraiser for us.

Annual Dessert Concert

Members of the 2017-2018 High School Select Chorus are excitedly preparing for 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 20 beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by a dessert buffet in the high school cafeteria. The admission cost for the evening is $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

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

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