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.
Brian E. Finn
High School Principal
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LACS Bands and Choruses Usher In The Christmas Season
The Music Department will be presenting a Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 7 in the High School Gym. The concert will start at 6:00 pm with the choruses and bands in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
The 3rd and 4th Grade Chorus under the direction of Mrs. Melissa Vokey will begin the program with “Little Children, Wake and Listen,” arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram and “Mistletoe” by Phyllis Wolfe White.
The Beginner Band directed by Mrs. Penny Jay will continue with “Hot Cross Buns,” “French Folk Song” and “Good King Wenceslas.”
Mrs. Amber Hartzler will direct the 5th and 6th Grade Chorus with “Love Came Down,” by Ruth Morris Gray and “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Greg Gilpin. The 5th and 6th Grade Band will conclude the program with “Clamor, Clang, Clap & Clatter,” by David Shaffer and “A Star Wars Christmas,” arranged by Carl Strommen and PJay.
The Middle and High School Choruses and Bands will continue the Christmas program at 7:30 p.m. The Middle School Band under the direction of Mr. Mark Brooker will begin with “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” arranged by Chris Sharp and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” arranged Michael Brown (made famous by Mariah Carey). Mrs. Jan Lyndaker will then direct the Middle School Chorus with “Rock the Little Baby” by Albrecht and “Sleigh Bells” a Russian Folk tune arranged by Rentz.
The High School Band under the direction of Mr. Brooker will continue with “All About Christmas” arranged by Gary Gilroy (a medley of “Good Christian Men Rejoice”, “All Through the Night”, “Ukranian Bell Carol” and “Here We Come A-Wassailing”) and “Christmas ‘Pop’ Sing-A-Long” arranged by James Ployhar featuring “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”, “Silver Bells”, “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.
The High School Chorus will conclude the concert directed by Mrs. Lyndaker with “Hallelujah Chorus,” by Handel and “Believe” by Ballard and Silvestri arranged by MacHuff.
There will be an intermission between the Elementary and Middle and High School Concerts.
Please join us as we celebrate the Christmas season on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.
Set For January 24-27
The January Regents Competency and Regents Examination testing period is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, January 27. Any parent interested in having their child retake a Regents Exam to improve their June or August 2016 score should contact the Guidance Department for further information.
In the event of weather problems forcing school to be canceled, the exams will be administered at the scheduled times to students able to walk to school. All other students will retake them in June.
Second Quarter Concludes
Monday, January 23
The end of the fall semester is scheduled for Monday, January 23. Second quarter report cards will be distributed to students in homeroom on Wednesday, February 1. The spring semester and all third quarter classes will begin on Tuesday, January 24. The third quarter concludes in the early spring on Friday, March 31.
Order Your 2017 Lowacadian
Purchase your 2017 Lowacadian today by going onto www.jostensyearbooks.com <http://www.jostensyearbooks.com>! If you order online before February 26 the pre-order price is $46.00. Personalization can ONLY be done during pre-order sales. There will be a very limited number of yearbooks available for purchase in May at a cost of $48. Your student has been given a flier at school that includes this information. Please contact Mrs. Victoria Myers at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions.
Spanish V Offers
JCC Co-Credit This Spring
During the 2016-2017 school year, Spanish V students have an opportunity to earn up to six credits at JCC through their concurrent enrollment or Edge Program. The college credits are earned through JCC and will be offered at no tuition cost to students. The courses are Spanish 221, and Spanish 222 level classes. Students in Level V are not required to take the JCC credit to be a part of the course, and may still attend Spanish V without enrolling in the JCC Edge Program.
This Nationally Accredited program is certainly an opportunity for those students wishing to earn college credit in Spanish through JCC. Pre-registration for the spring semester SPA 222 course will take place in Ms. Lorentzsen’s Spanish V classes during December. Please contact Ms. Lorentzsen, Spanish teacher, if you would like more information.