Mother Nature has had a funny sense of humor this spring. Generally, we are welcoming sun-filled skies, but this year spring feels more like Old Man Winter.  I’m hopeful May will bring the warmth we expect, along with sounds of children laughing and playing outside after a long winter’s nap.
Spring is a very busy time for the High School at Lowville Academy.  The month of May ushers in Advanced Placement (AP) testing followed closely by Regents in June.  Spring is also the time we pause to celebrate student success in the classroom, with the grandest celebration being the Class of 2018 Commencement ceremony on June 23.
Lowville Academy’s AP students will begin the testing season on May 7 and conclude two weeks later on May 28.  Those enrolled in an AP class have been challenged at the collegiate level and have a great opportunity to earn college credit based on the outcome of the comprehensive AP exam.  Credits earned have proven to reduce the number of semesters required to earn a college degree.
As the AP testing period closes, all of our students will begin reviewing for their final exams in each Regents area and those exams that are locally written.  Our teachers will guide the review process during class time but will also offer extended review classes after school, giving our students the greatest opportunity for success.
Spring is also the time we celebrate the accomplishments of our students’ academic success in the classroom.  On Monday, May 21 the Board of Education will sponsor the Lowville Academy Scholarship Banquet.  Students who have made the High Honor Roll for all three marking periods will be recognized for their success in the classroom.  This is also a special evening for our seniors as we will highlight their aspirations for life after Lowville Academy.  They may be able to finally answer that youthful question, “When I grow up I want to be . . .”
These are but a few activities taking place as we begin the march toward graduation in June.
Yours in Education,

Brian E. Finn
High School Principal


Principal's Message
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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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5th and 6th Grade Band and Chorus to Perform

Wednesday, May 23

The 5th and 6th Grade Band and Chorus will be presenting a concert on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the
auditorium.  The 5th and 6th Grade Band, under the direction of Mr. Alex Boccio, will be performing “Starsplitter
Fanfare” by Brian Balmages, “Prehistoric Suite” by Paul Jennings arr. Theresa Jennings with the 4 movements as
follows: Mvt. 1 - The Stegosaurus (The Gladiator), Mvt. 2 - The Brontosaurus (The Gentle Giant), Mvt. 3 -
Pterodactyls (Giants of the Sky), Mvt. 4 - The Battle (Between Triceratops and T-Rex). The band will also be
playing “Dori-Tune” by Alex Boccio and “Sword of Kings” by Robert W. Smith.
The chorus, directed by Mrs. Amber Hartzler, will be singing “Elijah Rock!” by Roger Emerson, “J’entends Le
Moulin” arranged by Emily Crocker, “Somewhere Out There” by Ed Lojeski from the motion picture film “An
American Tail”, “O Sifuni Mungo” arranged by Roger Emerson, and “Puttin’ On The Ritz” arranged by Kirby Shaw.
The chorus will feature vocal soloists and instrumentalists throughout the performance along with a special guest
musician.
These talented students have been diligently working on these selections since January and are very anxious to
present this program to their parents and friends.  Please plan to join us at LACS for this concert on May 23 at
7:00 p.m.

Spring Choral Awards Concert

Wednesday, May 30

The annual Spring Choral Awards Concert will be held May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at LACS. The Middle
and High School Choruses along with the Select Choruses will be singing songs from a variety of genres. The
concert will close with the presentation of the National Choral Awards, the 3- and 4-Year Awards, and the High
School Chorus performing “This is Me” from the current movie hit “The Greatest Showman” featuring the group’s 21
seniors. We hope to see you there!

LACS Marching Band

The High School Band will lead the Memorial Day Parade in Lowville on Monday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m.  The 55-
piece ensemble will gather to remember all the service men and women who fought so proudly for our country.  
The Memorial Day parade is the first of three parades in which the band will march this year.
The combined Middle School and High School bands will participate in the Flag Day parade in Lowville on
Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m.
The 2018 Lewis County Fair will celebrate 197 years of Fair memories and fun at the annual Lewis County Fair
parade on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.  At this final event, the combined Middle School and High School bands
will round out the season for the “Red Raider” Marching Band.


Distinguished Senior Portfolios Selected For Class Of 2018
The LACS Portfolio Committee would like to congratulate the members of the Class of 2018 shown below
for achieving a Distinguished rating on their Career Portfolios.
These seniors scored between 33 and 36 points out of a possible 36 points.  Their portfolios included items
such as a resume, references, career plan, career research project, and examples of academic work,
community service, and extracurricular activities.  The portfolios are created electronically using Google
Sites.  The students will be recognized at a special breakfast in May and at graduation.  A job well done!!

Seniors Recognized
For FCCLA Work
Seniors Maddison Hardy, Keitha Brown, and Ivory Mathieu represented Lowville Academy at the NYS
FCCLA State Conference in Syracuse March 22-23. The members competed in STAR Events presenting their
2017-18 projects.
Maddison Hardy planned and executed the Furry Friends Frolic, a carnival generating a $200 donation to
the Lewis County Humane Society. Keitha Brown organized and recruited culinary students who created a
buffet dinner on the premises of CNY Ronald McDonald House for families in residence.  Ivory Mathieu
created a display highlighting all the service learning projects completed by the chapter.
The Senior members brought home Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards respectively for their presentations.
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is an LACS club with national affiliation open to
all students grades 7-12.

Winter Athletic Teams/Individuals Recognized For
Academic Excellence
New York State Public High School Athletic Association continues to recognize student-athletes for their
performance both in the classroom and on the field.
There are two types of awards, the Team Scholar-Athlete Award and the Individual Scholar-Athlete Award. 
Teams in which 75% of their roster have a GPA of 90% or above will be awarded the Team Scholar-Athlete
Award.  Individuals on all other sports teams who have a GPA of 90% or above are awarded the Individual
Scholar-Athlete Award.  These awards are a nice recognition of our students’ commitment to success.
Congratulations to the coaches, student-athletes, and parents for this outstanding accomplishment. 

Spanish Club Goes
To “Spanish” Montreal
On Saturday, May 12, fifty Spanish club students will visit Montreal, Quebec. The action-filled day is
highlighted by an excellent Spanish meal at the restaurant, “Casa Galicia” on St. Denis Street.  The meal will
include tapas (hors d’oeuvres) such as garlic shrimp, fried calamari, and tortillas españolas (potato
omelets). Main courses include: paella (chicken or seafood with rice), garlic chicken, veal, and steak. 
After dinner the students will enjoy a Flamenco dance presentation put on just for them at the restaurant.
Other activities included shopping along the famous St. Catherine Street, visiting a Spanish bookstore, and
visiting the area of Old Montreal.
The Spanish III and IV students return to LACS that same day and the Seniors stay the night, returning to
Lowville the following day to complete the “Spanish” weekend in Montreal.
A big “gracias” to all the parents and community members who have supported the club throughout the
year. Your efforts ensure that all Spanish Club students can take advantage of this trip, regardless of their
economic situation.  The club is very appreciative!
2018 Lowville Academy
Regional Summer School
Lowville Central School will conduct a regional Summer School for area students from July 5, 2018 through
August 17, 2018.  The courses will be offered in two blocks of three weeks each.  Courses are only offered
in the morning, unless otherwise noted.  The course schedule is as follows:
Six Week Course (July 5 - August 17)
⦁ Driver Education
⦁ Class Lecture 1.5 Hours
1 Wheel Class 1.5 Hours
2 32 Sessions by State Law
Three Week Courses
Block 1 (July 5 - July 25)
Grade 5 & 6 Program (LACS Students Only)
English 9 & 10
Global Studies 9
Health
Block 2 (July 26 - August 15)
Grade 7 & 8 Program (LACS Students Only)
Algebra NR / Non Regents
Algebra I (Regents)
Geometry (Regents)
Algebra II (Regents) - Afternoon class, LACS students only at this time
Global Studies 10 (Regents)
U.S. History (Regents)
Economics - LACS students only at this time
Participation in Government - Afternoon class and LACS students only at this time
Earth Science (Regents) - Mandatory Lab Practical will be held on Wednesday, August 15
English 11 (Regents)
English 12
Health
July 5               Block 1 Classes & Driver Education Begins
July 25             Local Exams for Block 1 Courses
July 26             Block 2 Courses Begin
August 15      Block 2 Courses End
August 16      Regents Examinations
August 17      Regents Examinations
August 17      Driver Education Course Completed
Registration:  Summer School Registration packets will be available on Friday, June 1, 2018.  All students
need to register by Tuesday, June 26, if possible.  Student caps in certain classes apply, so timely
registration is important.  All courses require that attendance standards are met to qualify for final exams
and, ultimately, credit.  All students must present valid identification on the first day of class. If you have
any questions, please call the school at (315) 376-9117.  Mr. Hanselman will serve as Regional Summer
School Principal and is on hand to help parents and students register for the appropriate class, scheduling
and related questions.                        
Summer School Registration InformationLowville Academy students may register in the High School
Guidance Office starting June 1.  All other students must register with approval from their home High
School Principal or Counselor.  The Principal or Counselor will forward the completed registration forms
along with the tuition fee to: Lowville Academy Summer School Principal, c/o Lowville Academy and
Central School, 7668 North State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.  Please make checks or money orders payable
to Lowville Central School District.   All registration forms and fees are to be in to the Lowville Academy
Summer School Office by Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  All students must present valid identification on the first
day of class.  For further information, students can contact their school Guidance Office or the Lowville
Summer School Coordinator at (315) 376-9117.           
TuitionRegistration for classes is free to all Lowville Academy students.  All non-resident students (those
living outside the Lowville District) will be charged the following tuition: $100.00 per academic course and
$175.00 for Driver Education only.  Payment is due at time of registration.  Please note priority for
registration placement may be given to Lowville Academy students.  No refunds will be given after the first
day of summer school classes unless a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other
extraordinary circumstances.
Regents ExaminationsAugust Regents Examinations will be held at Lowville Academy on August 16 and
17h.  Lowville Academy and area students may register for the August Regents Exams by contacting the
Summer School/Guidance Office by Monday, July 9.  The cost of a “walk-in” exam (students not taking a
corresponding course) will be a fee of $5.00 per exam for Lowville Academy students and $25.00 per exam
for non-resident students.  Payment is due at time of registration.  All students must present valid
identification before their exams.
Transportation: Lowville Academy will provide transportation this summer for any LACS students who can
benefit from this service.  Any LACS student that meets Board of Education Transportation Requirements is
eligible for bus transportation. To ensure you have bus transportation on the first day of class, you must
contact the Summer School Office at (315) 376-9117 by Monday, June 25.  Students from other school
districts should contact their home school guidance office for information on their bus services.
Summer School Attendance Dates:  Lowville Academy Summer School will meet according to the dates
listed earlier in this article for the block of their choice.  Please note that because of the three-week time
span, it is not possible to miss nay days of instruction for credit bearing course work.  Families need to
schedule vacations accordingly.  It will not be possible to meet every student’s academic needs in this short
block format unless the student is present each day.
If you are planning to Audit a course, you will need to meet with Summer School Principal, Mr. Hanselman,
before registering.  Please note, preferences will be given to students who need the course credit, and we
will not exceed class size for students wishing to audit the class.

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Lowville Academy
and Central School