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CONGRATULATIONS JACOB AND OLIVIA!

Jacob Weiss and Oliva Gon sold an amazing amount of tickets for Fiddler on the Roof in addition to giving outstanding performances.

They were winners of the spring musical ticket raffle!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:5/25/17
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Check it out:

 

San Francisco is home to many youth in need of summer activities and help in English and the humanities. Read Write Discover is a volunteer organization which enlists students graduating grades 9-12 to volunteer to tutor children grades 1-8 in writing, reading, and vocabulary. Tutors are able to specify their preferred library branches during the application process. This is an amazing opportunity for Lowell students to gain valuable experience and build resumes. Volunteers report to library branches twice a week for an hour and a half each time, generally in the mid afternoon working each time with the same 1-3 students. This program runs only during the summer for around eight weeks between June and August.

 

Below is a link to their website where applications are located:

http://www.readwritediscover.org/

Posted by: Steven N Sasso Published:5/25/17
Audience: Students and Homepage


Summer Reading 2017

Attention all students! The English Department's summer reading list has arrived. If you have questions, ask your English teacher or see Ms. Santiago in room 209.

Attachments:
Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:5/19/17
Audience: Homepage


FALL PLAY AUDITIONS

Auditions for the amazing fall play will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 1pm in the Steve Silver Theater. Please prepare a memorized 1-2 minute monologue and a brief song.

Become a part of Lowell Theater's long tradition!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:5/17/17
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Missed AP exams or Late AP Exams

If you have missed an AP exam and if you wish to take the late exam, please come down to room 132 and fill out a late order.  We do not automatically order a late test.  Deadline is Friday May 12, 2017 by 12:00pm.

 

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:5/11/17
Audience: Advanced Placement (AP), All Grades and Homepage


CCSF Registration Parties for Seniors!!

Hello SENIORS!

 

If you are registered at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) for the Summer and/or Fall but still need to see a CCSF Counselor and/or REGISTER, attend CCSF's Registration Party!!

 

When: Sat. 5/20

Where: CCSF - 50 Phelan Ave., Room MUB 140

Time: 3 Sessions to pick from - 9am, 10am, or 11am

Please Bring: CCSF ID#, photo ID, & your counseling edu plan that lists placement scores and classes

 

Sign-Uphttp://bit.ly/2oZ58Kb

*A reminder email will be sent the week of the event

 

Questions??  Contact the District Counselor, Ms. Chavez, at chavezm1@sfusd.edu

 

Please view attachment for more info!  To remain up to date & receive reminders, text "CCSF" to 415-408-7648

Posted by: Jaymie Frazier Published:5/10/17
Audience: Staff, Teachers and Homepage


ALOHA--Last Dance May 19th 7pm


 

Posted by: Anne Guina Published:5/10/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Peter Stielstra-A Beach Blanket Babylon Finalist

Congratulations to senior Peter Stielstra who is one of three finalists in the acting category for the Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts." Peter will perform his monologue live at Club Fugazi on Monday, June 5, 2017 vying for the $15,000 college scholarship.  Break a leg, Peter!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:5/9/17
Audience: All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Lowell Reaches State Speech/Debate Championships Again!

After earning the 2016 California High School Speech Association championship in Parliamentary Debate, current senior Emily Hall qualified again this year for the state championships held April 28-30 at Arcadia High School in Southern California with new partner Frances Sutton.

 

Emily and Frances battled their way through a talented field of the best 48 debate teams from throughout the state to reach the finals where they lost on a split decision by the five-judge panel, finishing in 2nd place statewide.  Congratulations to the truly impressive team of Hall-Sutton!

 

Trivia buffs will note that this was the first time Lowell sent an all-female Parliamentary Debate team to the state championships.  

Posted by: Terry Abad Published:5/9/17
Audience: Homepage


Changing fee structure to after school programs

Dear SFUSD Families:

 

In SFUSD, most school-based after school and summer learning programs are co-sponsored by SFUSD (the ExCEL program) and partnering community based organizations. The majority are funded through city, state and federal grants. These grants are often awarded in three to five long cycles and are not guaranteed to be renewed once a grant cycle has ended. Unfortunately, the district has recently learned that it lost $3.3 million in competitive federal grants to support our after school program services to families. Please note, this is not related to federal funding cuts to after school programs but rather due to not being awarded the competitive 21st Century Learning grant.

 

We understand how important after school and summer learning is and we are committed to preserving after school and summer program services. In order to ensure that services continue, we will be moving more SFUSD funds into subsidizing these services and also implementing a district wide co-payment fee structure for ALL ExCEL elementary/K-8  and middle after school programs. Some programs already have a fee structure in place. The co-payment fee structure will go into effect for school year 2017-2018. In anticipation of the need for a more sustainable funding model, the Board of Education approved the implementation of a co-payment fee structure in 2014 with its resolution titled After School for All.

 

Each school’s ExCEL after school programs will share more specifics but in general, here are the fee structure guidelines all programs will follow:

 

The monthly co-payment fee will be waived for a child who is: 1) eligible for free or reduced  lunch except those fees required by a local, state or federal tuition subsidy program; 2) homeless or; 3)  in foster care.

 

All other children will pay a co-payment fee on a sliding scal​​e from $50-$500/month based on income.

 

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各位三藩市聯合校區家長:

 

在三藩市聯合校區,大多數校課後計劃和暑期學習計劃均由校區(ExCEL計劃)和社區夥伴機構聯合贊助。主要撥款乃來自市府、州和聯邦資助。這些資助通常以三至五個週期批出,但卻沒有保證每項資助在週期結束後能自動更新。很不幸,三藩市聯合校區最近得知,由於競爭劇烈,約有330萬用作支持我們課後計劃的聯邦撥款將被削去。請留意,這削減並非因聯邦減少對課後計劃撥款資助,而是因為我們未能獲得「21世紀學習補助金」這筆多人競逐的款項。

 

我們明白課後和暑期學習計劃的重要性,因此會致力保存我們現有的課後和暑期計劃服務。為確保服務繼續,我們會把更多校區資金投入和補貼這些服務,並在校區所有小學/幼 稚園-8年級學校及初中的ExCEL課後計劃中,實施共同付費方法。現時已有部分課後計劃 實施付費模式。有關共同付費方案將於2017-2018學年正式生效。為了將來的資助模式更 具持續性,教育委員會於2014年通過了題為“全民共享課後計劃”的議案,落實了共同支付的費用模式。

 

每間學校的ExCEL課後計劃收費均有其具體細節,但總的來說,它們將按照以下模式指引收費:

 

以下學生可豁免每月共同付費:1)符合校餐減免費用計劃學生,除非個別本地、州或聯邦之學費津貼計劃要求支付有關費用; 2)無家可歸學生; 3)寄養學生。

 

其餘所有學生一律按收入能力付費,每月由$50-$500不等。

 

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Estimadas Familias del SFUSD:

 

En el SFUSD, la mayoría de los programas escolares de aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano son copatrocinados por el SFUSD (el programa ExCEL) y las organizaciones comunitarias. La mayoría se financia a través de subvenciones municipales, estatales y federales. Estas subvenciones a menudo se otorgan con una duración de tres a cinco ciclos largos y su renovación no se puede garantizar una vez que el ciclo de la subvención ha terminado. Infortunadamente, el distrito escolar recientemente descubrió que perdió 3.3 millones de dólares en subvenciones federales competitivas para apoyar nuestros servicios de programas después de clases, para las familias. Tenga en cuenta que esto no está relacionado con los recortes de fondos federales a programas después de clases, sino más bien debido a que no se le ha otorgado la subvención competitiva para el Aprendizaje del Siglo XXI.

 

Comprendemos lo importante que es el aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano, y estamos comprometidos a preservar los servicios del programa después de clases y el de verano. Con el fin de asegurar que los servicios continúen, transferiremos más fondos del SFUSD para subsidiar estos servicios, y también implementaremos una estructura de copago con base en los ingresos, para todo el distrito escolar y todos los programas después de clases de ExCEL en primaria/K-8 y en la escuela intermedia. Algunos programas ya tienen en marcha una estructura de cuotas. La estructura de cuotas de copago entrará en vigor el año escolar 2017-2018. Advirtiendo la necesidad de un modelo de financiamiento más sostenible, en 2014 la Junta de Educación aprobó la implementación de una estructura para el copago de cuotas con su resolución titulada “programas después de clases para todos” (After School for All).

 

Los programas ExCEL después de clases en cada escuela compartirán más detalles, pero las directrices generales de la estructura de cuotas que todos los programas seguirán son:

 

La cuota de copago mensual no será aplicable para un estudiante que: 1) sea elegible para el comidas gratis o a precio reducido; excepto las cuotas requeridas por un programa de subsidio de cuotas local, estatal o federal; 2) sea indigente o esté sin hogar o; 3) esté bajo tutela temporal.

Todos los demás estudiantes pagarán una cuota de copago de una escala variable de $ 50 hasta  $ 500 mensuales con base en el ingreso.

 

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Mahal na mga Pamilya ng SFUSD:

 

Sa SFUSD, itinataguyod ang karamihan sa mga nakabase sa paaralan na mga programang after school (ginagawa matapos ang regular na klase) at pag-aaral sa tag-araw o summer learning ng SFUSD (ang programang ExCEL) at ng mga katuwang na organisasyong nakabase sa komunidad. Pinopondohan ang karamihan sa mga ito ng mga grant o ibinibigay na pera ng lungsod, estado, o gobyernong pederal. Kadalasan, ibinibigay ang mga grant na ito sa loob ng mga siklo o takdang panahon na tatlo o limang taon, at walang garantiya na maibibigay ulit pagkatapos ng siklo. Sa kasamaang palad, napag-alaman kamakailan ng distrito na nawala na ang $3.3 milyon na pinagkokompetensiyahang pederal na grant, na sumusuporta sa mga serbisyo ng programang after school sa mga pamilya. Pakitala po na hindi ito kaugnay ng mga pagbabawas sa pondong pederal sa mga prograng after school, kundi dahil sa hindi pagkakapanalo sa pinagkokompetensiyahang grant na Pagkatuto sa Ika-21 Siglo (21st Century Learning).

 

Naiintindihan namin kung gaano kahalaga ang after school at ang pag-aaral sa tag-araw, at may pananagutan kaming panatilihin ang mga serbisyo para sa after school at programang pantag-araw. Para matiyak na magpapatuloy ang mga serbisyong ito, maglilipat kami ng mas maraming pondo ng SFUSD tungo sa pagbibigay ng subsidyo sa mga serbisyong ito, at magpapatupad rin kami ng co-payment fee structure (sistema ng paghahati sa bayad sa pagitan ng distrito at mga pamilya, depende sa kita) sa kabuuan ng distrito para sa LAHAT NG ExCEL na programang after school sa elementarya/K-8 at middle school. May ilang programa kung saan ipinatutupad na ang sistema ng paghahati sa bayad. Ipatutupad ang co-payment (kabahagi sa bayad) na sistemang ito sa akademikong taon 2017-2018. Dahil inaasahan na ang pangangailangan para sa pagkakaroon ng sapat na pondo, inaprubahan na ng Lupon ng Edukasyon (Board of Education) ang pagpapatupad ng sistema ng co-payment noong 2014 sa pamamagitan ng resolusyon nito na pinamagatang After School for All (Pag-aaral Matapos ang Regular na Klase na Para sa Lahat).

 

Ibabahagi ang mas maraming detalye sa inyo ng bawat ExCEL na programang after school na nasa kani-kaniyang eskuwelahan, pero sa pangkalahatan, heto ang mga gabay sa paghahati ng bayad na susundin ng lahat ng programa:

 

Hindi pababayaran ang buwanang singil na co-payment para sa batang: 1) kuwalipikado para sa libre o murang tanghalian, maliban na lamang sa mga singil na itinatakda ng lokal, pang-estado, o pederal na programa sa subsidyo sa matrikula; 2) homeless (walang tirahan) o; 3) nasa foster care o pangangalaga ng estado.

 

Magbabayad ang lahat ng iba pang bata ng singil na co-payment sa nag-iiba-ibang halaga at mula sa $50 hanggang $500/kada buwan batay sa kita.

 

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Kính gởi Gia đình SFUSD:

 

Tại SFUSD, hầu hết các chương trình sau giờ học và học hè tại trường được đồng tài trợ bởi SFUSD (chương trình ExCEL) và các tổ chức dựa trên cộng đồng thành viên. Phần lớn chương trình được hỗ trợ ngân sách thông qua các nguồn quỹ thành phố, tiểu bang và liên bang. Các nguồn quỹ thường được cung cấp trong ba cho tới năm chu kỳ dài và không được bảo đảm sẽ được tái cung cấp khi chu kỳ ngân quỹ chấm dứt. Không may mắn, học khu vừa biết được rằng bị mất $3.3 triệu đô la trong các khoảng trợ vấp liên bang liên quan để hỗ trợ các chương trình dịch vụ sau giờ học cho các gia đình. Xin vui lòng chú ý, điều này không liên quan tới việc cắt giảm ngân quỹ liên bang cho các chương trình sau giờ học nhưng do không được trao học bổng cạnh tranh 21st Century Learning.

 

Chúng tôi hiểu tầm quan trọng việc học hè và sau giờ học và chúng tôi cam kết gìn giữ các dịch vụ chương trình học hè và sau giờ học. Để đảm bảo việc tiếp tục các dịch vụ, chúng tôi sẽ chuyển nhiều nguồn quỹ SFUSD hơn vào việc trợ cấp các dịch vụ này và cũng thực hiện cấu trúc đồng thanh toán chi phí cho chương trình sau giờ học cấp trung học cơ sở và tiểu học/K-8 ALL ExCEL. Vài chương trình cũng có sẵn cấu trúc chi phí. Cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí cho năm học 2017-2018. Nhằm dự đoán nhu cầu về mô hình tài trợ bền vững hơn, Hội đồng Giáo dục chấp thuận việc thực hiện cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí trong 2014 với giải pháp của nó có tên là  After School for All.

 

Mỗi chương trình sau giờ học ExCEL sẽ chia sẻ nhiều chi tiết hơn nhưng tổng quát, hướng dẫn cấu trúc chi phí cho tất cả các chương trình như sau:

 

Chi phí đồng chi trả hằng tháng sẽ được miễn trừ cho một trẻ em: 1) đủ tiêu chuẩn cho bữa ăn trưa giảm giá hay miễn phí ngoại trừ các lệ phí bắt buộc cho chương trình trợ cấp học phí địa phương, tiểu bang hoặc liên bang; 2) người vô gia cư hoặc; 3) trong chăm sóc nuôi dưỡng.

 

Tất cả các trẻ em khác sẽ trả chi phí đồng chi trả theo thang điểm từ $50-$500/tháng dựa theo thu nhập.

 

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اعزائي اهالي مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة:

 

في مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة، اغلب برامج بعد المدرسة الواقعة بالمدارس وبرامج التعلم بالصيف تتم برعاية مشتركة بواسطة مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة (برنامج اكسيل) والمنظمات المجتمعية.  الاغلب يتم تمويلها بواسطة مجلس المدينة، الولاية والمنح الاتحادية.  هذه الهبات تمنح عادة في ثلاث الى خمس دورات طويلة وغير مضمون تجديدها في حال انتهاء دورة المنحة. للأسف، علمت المقاطعة قريبا بأنها خسرت 3.3 $ مليون دولار من المنح الفيدرالية التنافسية لدعم خدمات برامج تعليم بعد المدرسة للأهالي. يرجى ملاحظة ان هذا لايمت بصلة الى الاقتطاعات التمويلية الفيدرالية لبرامج بعد المدرسة لكن عوضا عن ذلك بسبب عدم الحصول على منحة القرن الـ 21 التنافسية.

 

نفهم اهمية برامج تعلم بعد المدرسة والصيف ونحن ملتزمون بالمحافظة على خدمات برامج بعد المدرسة والصيف. ولضمان استمرارية الخدمات، سوف نحرك تمويل اكثر من المقاطعة الى دعم هذه الخدمات وايضا تطبيق هيكلية رسوم دفع مشتركة على مستوى المقاطعة لجميع برامج اكسيل الابتدائية/ الحضانة – 8  والمتوسطة.  لدى بعض البرامج بنية رسوم جاهزة. سوف يبداء تنفيذ الرسوم المشتركة للعام الدراسي 2017 – 2018.  تحسبا للحاجة الى نموذج تكويل افضل، اقر مجلس التعليم تطبيق بنية رسوم دفع مشتركة في 2014 مع قراره بعنوان بعد المدرسة للجميع.

 

كل برنامج اكسل لبعد المدرسة سوف شارك بالمزيد من التفاصيل لكن بالعموم، اليكم المبادئ التوجيهية للرسوم التي ستتبعها جميع البرامج:

 

سوف يتم اعفاء الرسوم المشتركة للطفل الذي: 1) مؤهل للغداء المجاني او المخفض ماعدى تلك الرسوم المطلوبة بواسطة البرامج المحلية، الولاية او مساعدة الفيدرالية للرسوم،  2) المشرد او، 3) لبيوت رعاية الشباب.

 

جميع الاطفال الاخرين سوف يدفعون رسوم مشاركة بمقياس متدرج من 50$ - 500$ / شهريا حسب الدخل

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/8/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Jazz Band Combos, May 17th

What: Lowell Jazz Band Combos 
When: May 17 at 7pm, Steve Silver Theater. 
How much: Free

Come enjoy the Lowell Jazz Band’s final performance of the year — a mellow, swingin evening of small combos featuring jazz standards and toe-tapping songs. 
 

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:5/5/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews

Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews! We will be holding four community forums for you to share your ideas and suggestions about what is working for your children, what challenges you observe, and what you see as the best opportunities to positively impact students. Interpretation in Chinese and Spanish provided. Please see the flier for information on requesting interpretation in other languages or requesting child care.

 

你對孩子教育有什麼意見和建議?你留意到教育存在什麼挑戰?你認為有什麼最佳機會可以有效影響孩子的教育?請前來與學監分享。我們將提供中文和西班牙文的傳譯服務。我們也為3歲或以上的孩童提供免費托兒服務,但需提前預約。

 

Comparta sus ideas y sugerencias respecto a lo que funciona bien para sus hijos, cuales son los retos que usted observa, y cuáles son las mejores oportunidades para influenciar positivamente a los estudiantes. Se ofrecen servicios de interpretación en chino y español. El servicio de guardería es gratuito, y está disponible para niños de 3 años o mayores, pero se debe reservar con anticipación.

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/1/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Attn. ninth-graders: Application deadline for geometry summer school extended to May 8

This summer, SFUSD is offering a twenty-eight day intensive Geometry course for incoming sophomores who are completing CCSS Algebra 1 in their freshman year and would like to take CCSS Algebra 2 (or Algebra 2 + Precalculus) during their regular academic year as 10th graders. This course satisfies SFUSD’s requirement for a full year (10 units) of CCSS Geometry. Class will meet from June 5 to July 14, excluding the July 3 and 4holidays, from 8 am until 2 pm daily at Galileo High School, and will include nightly homework.

 

Enrollment in the summer intensive Geometry course is limited. Students must have received a B or better in their SFUSD Algebra 1 course, and students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch will be selected first for seats. All remaining seats will be assigned randomly.

 

SFUSD has received 260 applications from across all high schools for 96 seats. Outreach for this course occurred using the usual summer school outreach methods and the original application deadline was April 30. As we have heard from a few parents that they were not informed of this course, SFUSD is extending the deadline to apply to May 8 in order to ensure that all interested students have the opportunity to apply. For more information about the class and to apply, visit http://www.sfusdmath.org

 

9年級學生請注意: 暑期幾何課申請截止日延長至5月8日

三藩市聯合校區將為完成 CCSS 代數 1 的 9 年級升 10 年級學生提供 28 天的暑期強化幾何課程,使他 們在下學年 10 年級時可以修讀 CCSS 代數 2(或代數 2 + 預微積分)。這個暑期課程涵蓋 CCSS 幾何全 年(10 個學分)的容。上課時間為每天上午 8 點至下午 2 點,地點在伽利略高中,課程將要求晚上完成作業。

 

暑期強化幾何課程的名額有限。學生必須是在代數1課程中必須已經獲得B或更好的學生,並且有資格獲得免費和降價的午餐的學生將有優先權。所有剩餘的座位將隨機分配。

 

本課程可以容納96個學生,我們已收到260份申請。本課程的外展活動採用正常的夏季課程推廣方式,原申請截止日期為4月30日。我們從部分家長得知,他們沒有被告知本課程,為確保所有有興趣的學生有機會申請,我們將申請延期到5月8日。有關課程和申請的更多信息,請訪問http://www.sfusdmath.org

 

Atención estudiantes del 9o grado: La fecha límite para solicitar cupo en la escuela de verano de geometrìa se aplazó hasta el 8 de mayo

 

Este verano, el SFUSD está ofreciendo un curso intensivo de Geometría de veintiocho días, destinado a estudiantes que están por ingresar al 10o grado y que están completando Álgebra 1 de CCSS en su 9o grado, y que les gustaría tomar Álgebra 2 de CCSS (o Algebra 2 + Pre-cálculo) durante su año académico regular como estudiantes de 10o grado. Este curso satisface el requisito del SFUSD en el cumplimiento por un año completo (10 unidades) de Geometría de CCSS. La clase se reunirá del 5 de junio al 14 de

julio, excluyendo los días 3 y 4 de julio, todos los días de 8:00am a 2:00pm en la Escuela Secundaria Galileo, y todas las noches incluirá tareas para realizar en el hogar.

 

Los cupos para la inscripción en el curso intensivo de verano son limitados. Se dará prioridad para ocupar las vacantes a los estudiantes que recibieron una calificación “B” o mejor en su curso de Álgebra 1 de CCSS del SFUSD, y a los estudiantes que son elegibles para el almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido. Todos los cupos restantes se asignarán al azar.

 

El SFUSD ha recibido 260 solicitudes de todas las escuelas secundarias para ocupar 96 cupos/asientos. La divulgación para este curso ocurrió utilizando los métodos de difusión de la escuela de verano y la fecha límite original era para el 30 de abril. Como escuchamos de algunos padres que no recibieron oportunamente la información de este curso, el SFUSD está extendiendo el plazo hasta el 8 de mayo y de este modo garantizar que todos los estudiantes interesados tengan la oportunidad de presentar su

solicitud. Para más información acerca de la clase y la solicitud, visite el portal de Internet http://www.sfusdmath.org.

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/1/17
Audience: Homepage


AFSF Design Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following winners in the AFSF 48th Annual High School Design Competition.  Overall Design: 1st Rachel Sweeney and 3rd Jennifer Cong.  Best Digital Design: 2nd Andre Simmons.  Honorable Mentions: Andrew Villanueva, Rigel Wakil, Jasmine Liang and Aaron Liang.  The design problem this year was to design a music production hub at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:4/27/17
Audience: Homepage


Prep for FRISCO Day on Saturday 4/29

Attention Seniors!

 

Interested in attending CCSF in the summer/fall but don't know where to start?  Do you want to go to FRISCO Day but haven't completed your steps to enrollment?

 

Well you're in luck!  CCSF is hosting a "Get On-Track for FRISCO Day" event THIS Saturday, April 29th, at the CCSF Ocean Ave. Campus from 9am - 1:30pm (lunch provided!!). 

 

Here you can:

-complete the online application

-take the Math/English placement tests

-attend a CCSF Orientation

-meet with a CCSF counselor to select courses

 

Sign up at: http://bit.ly/2p03vc4

 

If you need more information, please contact the district counselor, Ms. Chavez at chavezm1@sfusd.edu

Posted by: Jaymie Frazier Published:4/26/17
Audience: Staff, Teachers and Homepage


College Fair for Juniors & Sophomores!!

Hey Juniors & Sophomores!!

 

Interested in going to college?  Not sure where you should apply?

 

Take a BIG STEP towards your college search THIS Saturday, April 29th, by attending the San Francisco National College Fair, at the Cow Palace from 1:30pm - 4:30pm!!!  Over 100 college representatives will be there, covering topics like college admission requirements and financial aid opportunities!

 

Free Registration at: www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration

Posted by: Jaymie Frazier Published:4/26/17
Audience: Homepage


Help Keep Lowell Beautiful on Beautification Day - April 29th!
Beautification Day is Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
It's time to get out the brooms, dust clothes, garbage grabbers, and garden gloves and into Spring Cleaning mode for Beautification Day!  Come together at Lowell for a day of work and play to improve our campus.  Volunteer hours for students and food and drinks for all will be provided.  Parents and friends are especially encouraged to participate.
 
Lowell staff, if you have ideas and suggestions and requests for Beautification day, please send me an email or submit the request form provided in your mailbox to me.   Ms. Giles
Posted by: Holly Giles Published:4/24/17
Audience: Homepage


DUE SOON: Superintendent's 21st Century Scholarship

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Do you know of any graduating seniors that could use some FREE MONEY towards college? If so, please have them apply to the Superintendent's 21st Century Scholarship!

 

Deadline to submit application: Friday, April 28, 2017

 

To apply: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM

 

Questions? Please contact Karwin Sui, Public Relations Assistant at suik@sfusd.edu.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate.

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/20/17
Audience: Homepage


Radio Lowell Auditions

Got a Radio Voice?

 

Audition to join the Radio Lowell Crew for announcing news over the school's PR system. 

 

Line up outside the Vicci Center on Monday April 24th after school to try out. 

 

Callbacks will be the next day Tuesday April 25th. 

 

Hope to see you there!

Posted by: Samantha Yu Published:4/19/17
Audience: English 1B Site, English 2A - Teen Lit Site, English 2A H Site, Lowell English Department, Students, All Grades and Homepage


BEACH CLEAN UP!! 4/22

Swing by the beach by the fire pits from 11-3 to help! Pizza will be provided by Lowell ECO Club!!

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Posted by: Alena Killpack Published:4/17/17
Audience: Homepage


Message regarding planned school absences

SFUSD encourages students to be in school every day and we are committed to keeping them safe and fostering learning. We recognize that there are times when students and their families may choose to participate in activities such as demonstrations or strikes outside of school during the regular school day. While we respect and support our students' rights to express their views, please note that participation in a demonstration, walkout or strike will not be counted as an excused absence.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/17/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Dance Company Auditions and Placement Test!

When:  April 20th at 1:30 - 4:30 /April 21st at 3:30 for call backs. 

Where: Dance Studio

Be prepared to learn a variety of styles.

See Ms. Jones for more information.

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:4/16/17
Audience: Homepage


Deadline Extended!!! Student Planner Cover Contest

Deadline Extended to Friday April 21st @ 3:45pm.
We are holding an art contest for the cover of the 2017-18 Student Planner!

If you would like to submit artwork, please read on!

If you don’t currently have a Lowell planner, take a look at a sample planner on display in Book to Book to get an idea of how to arrange your art, taking into consideration the wire binding as well as the rounded corners. The dimensions are approximately 8-1/4"h x 4-3/4"w, which does not include the wire binding.

Planner cover art should include "Lowell" or "Lowell High School" and "2017-18" or "2017-2018" somewhere in the design. 

For computer-generated artwork:

Image Quality - Resolution of continuous tone images should be at least 300 dpi at the size they are placed in the page layout program.  If the resolution of a file does not meet these standards, the quality of the printed image will be noticeably low.  Bitmap tiffs should be 1200 dpi at the size they are planned in the page layout program.

Image Type - All images should be saved as (CMYK or grayscale) photoshop tiffs, eps, bitmap tiffs, illustrator or freehand eps.  DO NOT SAVE IMAGES AS JPEG (jpg), PICT, GIF or WMF.

Layout Tip - Do not use the "style" menu for bolding a font, italic, or bold italic.  Use the proper version of the font.  Example: If you make a font bold by using the style tool bar and there is no bold version of that font, it will not print bold even though it looks bold on the screen.

For hand-drawn designs: Colors should be BOLD for best results.

Only one submission per student; your original artwork only!

For computer designed artwork, please email it as an attachment to kris@inkpool.net.  Make sure to include your name and reg # in your email. 

For hand drawn submissions, please include your name, reg #, and email address in a 2”x2” block in one corner on the back of your artwork and drop it off at Book to Book. 

Contest winner will receive a free planner, logo t-shirt, and a $20 B2B Gift Certificate!

All artwork must be submitted by

3:45pm on Friday, April 21st.

Questions? Contact either Laura (ljbloch@aol.com) or Kris (kris@inkpool.net).

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:4/13/17
Audience: Homepage, All Grades and Homepage


American? Angel Island Immigrant Stories

So close, yet so far away.  From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco.  On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.


Look forward to educational games and craft activities for all ages, a display of Angel Island family histories, books, news articles, and photos. The first 50 children ages 12 and under will receive a goody bag.

 

Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/11/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Apply for KALW radio internship by April 14

Do you have questions to ask, and stories to tell? Do you love going behind the scenes, and learning how things really work? Are music and sound a big part of your life? If so, the KALW Public Radio summer internship for high school students is for you!

Spend your summer getting paid to make audio stories for radio and podcast with some of the most creative journalists in the country.

You’ll work 20 hours a week Monday through Thursday in our NPR station located in the back of Burton High School. 

Internship runs from June 7 to July 21, 2017. Pay is $13/hour for June and $14/hour for July. Friday workshops provided by SFUSD give you five elective credits.

To apply, complete this online application by 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. KALW staff will select interns the week of April 24. Participants must be able to attend a human resources day on May 3 or 10.

For more information: http://bit.ly/2oaYeiX

Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/7/17
Audience: Homepage


CCSF Counseling at Lowell!!

Hey Seniors!

 

For those of you interested in attending City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in the Summer and/or Fall, counselors from CCSF are coming to Lowell on Monday, 4/10, in the Meyer library computer lab, from 3-4:30pm

 

CCSF counselors will review your placement exam results and help you choose classes to register for!  If you have any questions about the event, please contact your counselor.

 

Thank you!

The Counseling Department

Posted by: Jaymie Frazier Published:4/6/17
Audience: Teachers and Homepage


FIDDLER Faculty Raffle Winners

Lael Bajet, Xiaolin Chang, Anne Guina, and Steve Schmidt have won a Peet's Gift Card from Lowell VPA.  Thanks for your support of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. These faculty members joined over 2200 people who enjoyed the spring musical.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:4/4/17
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Jr. Prom April 8, 2017


 

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Posted by: Anne Guina Published:4/4/17
Audience: Homepage


FREE college classes for HS students at City College of San Francisco

If you are interested in taking college classes, apply to the dual enrollment program, its free for high school students.

 

CCSF Early College/Dual Enrollment summer course offerings are now available. The steps to completing enrollment are included on the summer packet cover page and below:

 

Step 1: All students who wish to take summer courses should first sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/hh20pga

 

Step 2: All students choose courses from the list in the attached packet. 

 

Step 3: All students complete a Consent Form; select at least 3 choices and include student, parent/guardian, and counselor signatures.

 

Step 4: CURRENT Early College students should turn completed Consent Forms into their counselor.

NEW students should bring their Consent Form to the Application session in April. 

 

Step 5: NEW students only: Attend an Application Session to apply to CCSF and learn more about the program. Current students do not need to apply to CCSF.

 

Step 6: All students: Attend an Orientation/Registration session in May. Dates and times will be announced via email. New and returning students must attend to register for classes.

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Posted by: Maria Aguirre Published:3/24/17
Audience: Staff and Homepage


Lowell Summer Health (@ Balboa High School): BOTH SESSIONS FULLY ENROLLED

BOTH SESSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

 

Thanks to the PTSA's continued support and generous funding, Lowell is able to offer students Health Education courses this summer again. This year, classes will be held at Balboa High School's campus. According to the tentative calendar of the district summer school programs, courses may be offered in two sessions (dates are tentative and may change according to district summer school dates).

 

Session 1: CLOSED

 

Session 2: CLOSED

 

 

CLASS LIST WILL BE POSTED OUTSIDE ROOM 140 WHERE THE APPLICATION ENVELOPE WAS LOCATED.

 

PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR MORE UP TO DATE INFORMATION, SUCH AS CLASSROOM LOCATIONS AT BALBOA, AND OFFICIAL CLASS TIME.

 

We look forward to teaching you this summer!

 

Ms. Cole & Ms. Crabtree

Posted by: Stephanie Crabtree Published:3/22/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


March 20 update regarding assignment letters

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.  

 

Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.  

 

We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.  

 

We are truly sorry for the delay. 

 

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.

 

Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.

 

Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo.  Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a enrollinschool@sfusd.edu y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.

 

Realmente sentimos el retraso.

 


於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
我們已準備好於3月20日、星期一晚通過平郵寄出第一輪派位通知。各位應該從3月21日開始陸續收到派位信。另外,到獲派學校註冊的截止日期將延後一個星期,至4月21日。
 
因星期一晚前還未有派位結果,所以各位無需親臨學生入學事務處查詢。
 
我們明白各位可能正為選擇獨立學校或私立學校作下一步的決定,但請注意,3月21日前我們還沒有學生派位結果。如需要在收到派位信之前獲得派位信息,請發電郵至EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu,我們將於3月21日之後盡我們所能提供幫助。
 
對於延誤所造成的不便,我們深表歉意!

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/20/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


LSA Spring Elections Info Meeting - Mandatory

LOWELL STUDENT ADVOCATES!! The 2017 Spring Elections week is right around the corner and Lowell is looking for great leaders to represent their class boards & Student Body Council! Do you want to be a part of hosting events? Raising school spirit? Or leaving a memorable experience at Lowell?

 

Come on down to the choir room @ 3:45 on Friday, March 24 to find out how you can be a part of Lowell's student government, the Lowell Student Association (LSA), and be the voice of the students for the 2017-2018 school year! This meeting is open to students of of all grades who are interested in running for a position. You MUST attend this meeting in order to campaign and become an official election candidate.

 

Please EMAIL the Elections Commissioner if you will not be able to attend this meeting with a valid reason explaining why. Also, feel free to come ask questions directly by stopping by the student government room (Cave, room 80A) during block 5/6.

 

Makai Gacula

SBC Elections Commissioner '16-17

lowellelections@gmail.com

Posted by: JONATHAN CHU Published:3/19/17
Audience: Homepage


Update regarding assignment letters

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.

 

We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.

 

Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.

 

 

已於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
校區原定於3月17日寄出第一輪派位通知,但由於出現不可預見的人手緊急情況,派位信寄出日期將會被推遲。校區的電腦派位系統正按照原來的設計正常運作;此外,校區專門的團隊正在24小時不斷地工作,務求盡快完成學校派位。請放心,我們正為每個步驟的準確性進行反復檢查,並盡快向家長提供有關信息。

 

我們仍然希望派位通知可在星期一準備好。對此延遲帶來的不便,我們深表歉意。校區將於明天上午3月20日再次公佈有關進度。

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/19/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Delay in Round One assignment offers

 

SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/17/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


2017 Annual Teen Panel: March 20th, 7-9pm

Click here for details!  Please note: Lowell HS is a member, so parents entitled to member discount.  Click here for details.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:3/16/17
Audience: Homepage


Teen Career Conference - THIS SATURDAY (3/18/17)!!!!

2017 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, March 18, 2017

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area High School Students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission and Lunch!  

 

 

Conference webpage: http://bayareateenscience.org/TeenCareerConference

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-bats-teen-career-conference-registration-31852189757

Posted by: Eric Lewis, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/14/17
Audience: Homepage


Get free movie tickets for entering the Teens Tackle Tobacco contest

The Teens Tackle Tobacco Leadership youth committee from SFUSD's School Health Programs office is sponsoring an Anti-Tobacco/Vape Public Service Announcement Contest for all middle and high school students. There are three categories (middle school, high school or LGBTQ) and two entry modes (poster or video). All entries will receive FREE movie tickets for participating in the contest!

 

Videos should be no more than 90 seconds long, and posters should be either 8.5" x 11" or 9" x 12" in any medium. Entries are due on April 3.

 

Categories & Prizes

LGBTQ $300

High School $300

Middle School $200

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/13/17
Audience: Homepage


Congratulations Ella Baker!

Ella Baker made it to the final round of the regional round of the English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition where she performed Hermione from A Winter's Tale and Sonnet 104. A brilliant job! Look for Ella on Saturday, March 11, on the Carol Channing stage playing Golde in Fiddler on the Roof!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:3/10/17
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


2017 UC Santa Cruz Science Internship Program

The Science Internship Program provides motivated, advanced students with a unique opportunity to work and learn at a premier research institution. 

 

SIP is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high-school interns. The research projects are real in that they are not made up just for the high-school students; instead students are inserted into existing research projects here at UCSC.

 

Students be at least 14 years of age on the program start date of June 12 (at least 16 years of age for certain research project placements) and currently enrolled in high school. While many SIP interns are “rising seniors” (in the summer between junior and senior year), this is not a requirement. Students who expect to have graduated high school by this summer are generally ineligible. Most students accepted into SIP will be from Bay Area high schools. Out-of-area students will generally fall into one or more of the following three categories: (1) those who use weekday-housing and have a clear plan for local weekend housing, (2) those who use full-week housing when available (in both cases, the students will have to overcome the logistical challenges associated with a minor’s participation in a remote summer program), and (3) those placed into remotely-mentored projects (there is a limited number of such projects available).

 

A limited number of partial and full need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship requests will be considered after admission offers have been made. We encourage interested students to apply regardless of their financial situation; every effort will be made to provide financial assistance.

 

 

The 2017 UC Santa Cruz Science Internship Program application portal is open March 10-27. Application deadline is March 27, 2017.

 

Website: http://ucsc-sip.org/

 

Contact the SIP staff at ucsc-sip@ucsc.edu if you have any question about the SIP application.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:3/10/17
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Principals, Teachers and All Grades


Seniors, apply for $1600 scholarship!

SFUSD seniors, apply for a $1,600 scholarship for exemplifying our grad profile! To learn more about our grad profile, go to: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM.

 

Deadline to submit application: April 28, 2017.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate. Apply to the Superintendent’s 21st Century Award here: http://bit.ly/2lVUsq0

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/10/17
Audience: Homepage


Spring Dance March 17, 2017


Open to all grades to dance the night away!

Posted by: Anne Guina Published:3/9/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Internship at UCSF

Interested in applying for a summer internship at UCSF?

 

The UCSF Lowell Science Research Summer Internship Program is a collaboration between UCSF and Lowell High School. All Lowell students who are not current seniors are eligible to apply. Students will be paired with UCSF faculty mentors to perform novel scientific research in UCSF laboratories. The program will run from June 1 to August 4, 2017, for 9 weeks with exact start and end dates to be arranged by each student-faculty pair individually.

 

The application is attached as a link and is due March 24, 2017.

 

For more information email killpacka@sfusd.edu or come talk to Ms.Killpack in room 241. 

Attachments:
Posted by: Alena Killpack Published:3/8/17
Audience: Homepage


Register for high school summer school

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in the 11th and 12th grades with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 5 and ends May 22.

 

Dates: June 7 – July 13, 2017 

Locations: Galileo HS (Senior Summer School), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and O'Connell HS 

  • Registration: Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.
  • For more information, visit Summer Programs 2017
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/6/17
Audience: Homepage


Fiddler on the Roof!

Tickets are going fast for Fiddler on the Roof, Lowell's spring musical! This production, incorporating high quality projections for the first time in the Carol Channing history, will amaze and impress you.  Tickets are on sale on the catwalk, from students associated with the show or from Ms. Bookwalter's office throughout the day. 

The $10.00 tickets will also be available at the door.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:3/5/17
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


PIZZA RUN 2017

Hi everyone!

 

Want to eat pizza and get goodies after a fun run/walk around Lake Merced? Want to be a part of an awesome school and community event? The Pizza Run is the perfect event!

 

This year, the Pizza Run is raising money for new track equipment for the school and donating some money to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for girls. Last year, we successfully raised money to pay for a portion of the cost of the new track that we now have. In order to make it a success again, we need your help!

 

Sign up for the fun run or learn more at thepizzarun.com. You can also find registration forms at the cave or print them out at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YnZ0uRsLM_ez3amPgaqOpn_BbhCDpIn91CKWI1iacCI/edit?usp=sharing!

 

Also, everyone is welcome, so spread the word! We will have swagbags, pizza, and other treats at the finish line!

 

Hope to see you all at Lake Merced on March 19 at 10 a.m. for this awesome pizza-running event.

Thanks!

Cynthia, Bernice, Alyssa, Claire

The Pizza Run Chefs

Posted by: CYNTHIA LEUNG Published:3/1/17
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD's gender-based discrimination policies

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has a policy in place that explicitly prohibits gender-based discrimination, a protection that extends to everyone, including transgender and gender expansive students.

We are proud that we were the first school district in the country to pass a policy extending safeguards to our transgender student body. We will continue to honor those policies and ensure that transgender and gender nonconforming students in the SFUSD will remain protected from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Students, know that in California public schools, you have the right to be...

  • Free from bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Respected when you dress and express yourself in ways that do not conform to gender stereotypes, with respect to the student dress codes
  • Affirmed by adults when you declare your pronoun and name that fits your gender identity
  • Involved in school activities, access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fits your gender identity
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/28/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Announcing Synergy Gradebook for All

We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families.

 

What does this mean for students and families?
Starting in August 2017, students and families will log in to Synergy’s Family and Student Portals to access student information related to attendance, assignments and grading. Our transition to Synergy is a response to feedback we have heard from school communities about the need to streamline the number of online systems we use for school-family communications.  Our team will be reaching out to families via parent groups and advisory councils, email, School Messenger, school websites, and School Loop to inform them of the change and provide opportunities to learn more and prepare for the transition in August 2017.  

 

Why are we making this change?

  • One login for attendance and grades for teachers and district staff
  • One login per family, regardless of the number of children and which school they attend
  • Greater clarification and standardization of SFUSD grading practices and policies
  • Increased security and confidentiality of student and parent information
  • Actionable real-time student performance information
  • Improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved translation options

What will happen with School Loop?
School Loop will continue to be used for school websites next year. However, teachers, students and families will use Synergy instead of School Loop for other communications and  information about grades and assignments.

 

We are confident that Synergy Gradebook is another exciting step to leverage technology to increase engagement in our school communities, enhance data integrity and security, and better position us for 21st century learning, as outlined in Vision 2025 and our Digital District Plan.  

 

To learn more, check out the exciting G4A Launch Video, go to the Gradebook for All website (www.sfusd.edu/gradebook), or download the attached flier.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/21/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


2017 Dong Lieu Memorial Science Prize for Lowell Students - deadline extended to 2/23/17

The Dong Lieu Memorial Science Prize is awarded annually to Lowell student(s) to cover or defray costs of applying to or attending a summer science program. Last year, five Lowell students had their summer application costs covered or their program tuition fully or partially paid.

 

Background

This is a cash prize awarded to a current Lowell student or graduating senior sponsored by the Lowell Alumni Association each year in memory of Dong Lieu, the father of a Lowell alumnus from the class of 1973.  Mr. Lieu was an immigrant farmer from China who never completed high school.  His 4 sons all hold doctoral or master degrees and have become physicians, college professors, and businessmen.  The intent of the award is to allow a student to take a college course for credit or participate in an enrichment program in math or science during the summer.  Winners will receive up to $1000(+) cash prize and be recognized by having their name on a plaque that will be displayed in an exhibit near the science classrooms.  The award was endowed in 2005.  Awards will be made annually in the spring.

 

Qualifications

The award is available to any continuing Lowell High School student or graduating senior who has completed at least 1 science course at Lowell, has done well, and has had to overcome at least 2 of the following hardships in order to succeed:

  • Moderately low income in relation to family size
  • Very low income in relation to family size (counts as 2 hardships)
  • Primary language spoken at home is not English
  • Neither parent holds a college degree (AA or higher or foreign equivalent)
  • Single parent family
  • Moderate or severe physical handicap
  • Other hardships as deemed applicable by the Lowell Alumni Association

Application Process

There is a link to a short online application on the Lowell High School homepage.  Early application is encouraged for full consideration.  The Lowell Alumni Association, a representative from the Lieu family, and head of the Lowell science department will determine the winner(s).

 

Final Note

This is an award created exclusively for Lowell students by a former Lowell student.  Go for it and apply today!

 

 

The application is attached below. The deadline for completed applications has been extended to Thursday, February 23, 2017, to Mr. Fong (Science Department Chair) in room 235A (office inside room 235). Questions? E-mail Mr. Fong at fongj4@sfusd.edu.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:2/16/17
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers


FREE CCSF Dual Enrollment Biotech Career Exploration class for 11th/12th graders

Learn about career options in biotech from professionals in the field. Receive 3.3 high school and 1 college credit plus a GPA bump.  Looks great on college applications! To enroll, please follow the steps in the application packet attached here and submit by Feb. 17.

 

Class meets every Wednesday from March 8 to May 10, 4-6 p.m.

Attachments:
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/13/17
Audience: Homepage


UCSF High School Outreach Conference, 4/29/2017

The High School Outreach Conference (HSOC) is an annual event hosted at UCSF that aims to get students excited about college and professional programs. We bring together volunteers from various schools at UCSF, including dental, nursing, medical, graduate, pharmacy, and physical therapy programs, to host high school students joining us from all around the Bay Area.

The students begin the day listening to motivational speakers to learn more about the journey to a career in the health sciences, all about financial aid, and more. Throughout the remainder of the day, students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty by participating in hands on demos hosted by each of the professional schools. HSOC is a day for fun, friends, and sparking passion in the next generation of health care providers!

This year, our event will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 am – 4 pm. This all day event is organized just for high school students, and we would love to have Lowell High School students join us. Last year we hosted over 300 students to learn about higher education and get hands on experiences in. You’re welcome to view this video with some more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELJJchKF-k

 

Please find attached:
-A full sheet flyer for students
-PDF of the parent permission slip (required for participation)

Here are the instructions for the students:
  1.  Students register online (URL on flyer and here)

Registration Form: http://www.tinyurl.com/hsoc2016

(Password: UCSFHSOC2017)
  2.  Print and complete a hard copy of the Parent Permission Form
Parent Permission Form: http://tinyurl.com/hsoc2017parentpermission
**Permission slip must be brought in the day of the event or mailed in by 4/13**

The slip is required to participate. Please make sure all students bring their completed forms!

High School Outreach Conference Website: http://www.adeaucsf.org/high-school-outreach-conference/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/UCSFHSOC

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:2/9/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


AAPAC Monthly Meeting, 2/16/17 @ MLK, Jr. Middle School

​Greetings Families and School Partners,

 

Happy Black History Month!

 

Please ​see and distribute the attached flyer for this month's AAPAC General Assembly Meeting. Our February theme is "Reclaiming Black American Heritage: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Family. The AAPAC meeting will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner and Childcare will be provided. If you would like printed color copies of the flyer, please let me know and I will interoffice them to your school sites. 

 

Hopefully you all have received gathered resources from AAPAC SF on ways to share and celebrate Black History with your school communities. In case you have not, please see the Celebrating Black History google folder. To participate in the AAPAC sponsored Black Literacy Campaign click here.  Please also be sure to update aapac@sfusd.edu on what activities or learning opportunities your site will host in celebration of Black History. 

 

Thank you for all that you do to support African American family engagement in our District,

SFUSD AAPAC

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/9/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Applications Now Open for Cellular Construction Workshop at UCSF
The Science & Health Education Partnership is excited to announce a new NSF-funded summer program for high school teachers and students as part of the Center for Cellular Construction. This two-week workshop will engage student/teacher teams in design challenges as they learn together about the field of cellular engineering.

What is Cellular Engineering? 

 

Cellular Engineering is an emerging discipline poised to harness the untapped potential of living cells to solve complex societal problems and benefit humankind. The field will apply our burgeoning knowledge of how cells (and systems of cells) are built, make decisions, and accomplish tasks to develop new cell-based technologies.

Cellular Engineering by its nature is interdisciplinary and creating solutions like those listed above will require a new generation of scientists – those who enjoy tinkering, building, and figuring out how things work; and who are driven to make the world a better place.

Join us for the Cellular Construction Workshop 

  • Understand cells as biological machines
  • Combine engineering and computer science to understand cellular behavior
  • Recognize the cell as a system that can be programmed
  • Use robots to solve challenges similar to those faced by cells
  • Program cells to solve real world problems
  • Experience problem-based learning modules that integrate NGSS engineering practices and life sciences curriculum

Who?
High school science teachers and students
Students must have completed 10th grade and a biology course by the start of the workshop.

Preference given for schools with both teachers and students applying to participate.


When? 
July 24-August 4, 2017, 9 am-3 pm daily

Where?
UCSF

More details:
  • Teachers will be paid $1200, students will be paid $900 for completion of all program requirements.
  • In order to participate, students MUST be nominated by a high school science teacher (teachers can nominate up to three students).
  • The Center for Cellular Construction is committed to broadening participation in science – and strongly encourages nominations of students from groups underrepresented in the sciences.
How do I apply?
Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:2/8/17
Audience: Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Chevron’s Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Program 2017

Chevron will be selecting 20 outstanding high school students (rising juniors and rising seniors are eligible to apply) from across the U.S. to attend the Chevron sponsored summer educational camp, "Frontiers of Energy Resources", hosted at the University of Southern California and scheduled for June 25 – 30, 2017.
 
Selected students are responsible for their own transportation to USC. While on campus, room and board will be covered by Chevron. This competitive summer program, in its 9th year, will introduce students to the science foundation of energy resources.  They will also learn about the career possibilities in energy resources fields. Please refer to the attached flyer.
 
Applicants should visit http://cisoft.usc.edu/uscchevron-summercamp/ to access the online application and download the teacher recommendation form. The application deadline is April 7, 2017.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:2/6/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Nominate a teacher or principal

Do you know a teacher or principal who is doing great work? Nominate them for the Mayor's Teacher or Principal of the Year Award by Feb. 24, or post a note of thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in your life at www.ThankATeacherToday.org.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/3/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Stanford Horizon Scholars Program

The Stanford Horizon Scholars Program offers up to 15 low-income, high-achieving, Bay Area high school students the opportunity to attend High School Summer College at little to no cost.

 

Horizon Scholars attend High School Summer College as commuting students. In addition to a generous financial aid package, Horizon Scholars have access to special programming during the summer and, as alumni of the program, quarterly events during the rest of the academic year.

 

As High School Summer College commuting students, Horizon Scholars enjoy these opportunities:

  • Take Stanford college courses for Stanford University credit, and have their work recorded on an official Stanford University transcript.
  • Select from more than 145 courses in 30 departments.
  • Access Stanford’s world-class libraries and athletic facilities.
  • Attend Summer College events, speaker series, and workshops.
  • Access to academic advisors and tutors at no cost.
  • Experience college life at one of the world’s leading higher education institutions.

More info, list of courses (in all fields, not just STEM) and application at http://summercollege.stanford.edu/horizon.  Please contact summercollege@stanford.edu.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:1/31/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Black History Month: Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado on Saturday, 2/4 @ 2PM

Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado is the topic as Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton leads a Black History Month service at St. Dominick's Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. 

Prior to the service, Templeton presents a tour of the African-American Freedom Trail at 11 a.m. beginning from the Martin Luther King Waterfall in Yerba Buena Gardens. 

Johnson came to San Francisco at age nine in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and achieved a number of milestones at each stage of his life. Highlights include welcoming the debate team from Wiley College in Texas to San Francisco State Teachers College in 1935 for an interracial debate with S.F. State and U.C-Berkeley. The Wiley debaters were popularized in the Oprah Winfrey-produced film The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington. Johnson also opened the Flamingo Club and Hotel Texas at 1832-6 Fillmore Street in 1943 for a 25 year run as the heart of the Fillmore nightlife scene. 

The African-American Freedom Trail, as featured on NBC Bay Area and KPIX, is part of a statewide trail which documents the role of African-Americans in 500 years of California history.  More than 400 sites are in San Francisco, including three current churches and two Prince Hall lodges founded in 1852.  

For more details about the tour, contact John William Templeton at 415-240-3537john@zenviba.org or book at californiablackhistory.com 

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/30/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


ESU Shakespeare Competition Results!

Congratulations to the finalists and winner of the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition 2017. There were unprecedented ties in the judging this year!

 

First place:                             Ella Baker

 

Second place:                        Cleo Blackketter

                                                Alex Lee

 

Third place (3-way tie)        Kate Adler

                                                Claire Garcia

                                                Luke Howard

 

Ella Baker will represent Lowell High School at the regional competition in March 2017 with The Winter’s Tale’s Monologue and a Shakespearean sonnet.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:1/28/17
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


THANK YOU from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!

A thousand thanks to Mr. Michael Ungar of the Social Studies Department for his illuminating lecture on The Pale in Tsarist Russia to the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof(and the challah!!!)

Fiddler opens on March 9th!

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan, Sys Admin, Lowell HS Published:1/27/17
Audience: All Staff - High School, Attendance, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History, Saturday, 1/28 @ 11AM

Jazz started in San Francisco. Find out why and how during the third session of Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History.

Come join Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton as he leads the seventh annual Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History seven-week course. The author of Our Roots Run Deep: The Black Experience in California, Vols.1-4, Templeton is the creator of the West's first African American Freedom Trail. 
 

The next session of the course is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in the ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage offices at 1691 Turk.
 
The books for the seven week course are: 
Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 
Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco 
Cakewalk: a historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz 
Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/22/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SUMMER 2017 PROGRAM

All of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions):

- Students must currently be juniors or seniors as of the fall of 2016 and must be in the graduating class of 2017 or 2018. 

- Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 12, 2017).  

- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

Important Note:  The selection process will heavily favor local (Bay Area) students. Please visit the FAQ for more information.  Also, students must be able to start the program on June 12, 2017.  

IMPORTANT DATES (SUMMER 2017):

DECEMBER 15, 2016 (TUES.)- Application Available Online

FEBRUARY 25, 2017 (SAT.)- Application Due (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time)

JUNE 12, 2017 (MON.)- Start of Program

AUGUST 3, 2017 (THURS.)- End of Program

 

http://simr.stanford.edu

 

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:1/20/17
Audience: Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


2017 GWC Summer Internship Program Application Now Available

The application to apply for the Girls Who Code Summer 2017 Internship Program is now available for 10th and 11th grade girls.  

 

Click here for more information and a link to the application.

Posted by: Ellen Reller Published:1/18/17
Audience: Homepage


12th grade students: Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Paid Internships

The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. GIP positions can last from 3 months to one-year. Deadline: February 2, 2017Click for more information & to apply!

Posted by: Casey Passmore, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/18/17
Audience: Homepage


My Brother and Sister's Keeper 5th Annual Black Family Day, Saturday, 1/21/2017

Dear Community,

 

The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).

The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair for students and families PK-12, student and staff facilitated STEM activities, student performances and a series of workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets.

This event is free and open to families in SF.  Participants can register by calling (415) 401-2555 ext. 1246 or emailing their contact information and the number in their group to aapac@sfusd.edu. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

 

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/12/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Fiddler! Thanks to the 100..

Thanks to the nearly 100 Lowell talented student dancers, actors, and singers who auditioned for the spring musical Fiddler on the Roof to be presented in March.  Congratulations to those students who are cast; to those who are not cast, please audition again next year. To the Lowell community, we look forward to sharing this amazing show with you in the Carol Channing Theater in the spring. 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:12/15/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Classy Night Postponed

Classy Night, the Lowell's first round of the English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Monologue competition, will be postponed until early January.

 

Watch this space for the exact date. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:12/12/16
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Spring Musical Audition Info

Fiddler on the Roof vocal auditions will be held Tuesday, December 6th, and Wednesday, December 7th at 3:45p in the choir room. Remember to bring your sheet music!

Mandatory dance auditions will be held Friday, December 9th at 1pm in the Dance Studio. Wear comfortable clothing. You will be taught a dance routine. No need to bring your own routine to the audition.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:12/5/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Seeking community input for superintendent search

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges.

 

 

La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco está pidiendo su ayuda para seleccionar al próximo superintendente de escuelas. Estamos solicitando la opinión de los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y la comunidad acerca de las cualidades y características que desean ver en el próximo superintendente, y queremos que comparta con nosotros que piensa usted son las fortalezas y los desafíos del Distrito Escolar.

 

 

三藩市聯合校區教育委員會.求.的協助,以甄選下任學監。對於.期望下任學監擁有的素質及特點,我們正.詢來自學生、教職員、家長及社區人士的意見,並希望.就校區的優勢及挑戰分享.的想法。

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/1/16
Audience: Homepage


Spring Musical Auditions!!! dates correction

Correction in dates.

Fiddler on the Roof   We want to welcome all students to audition for the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  “Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audience drying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.” (MTI)

 

Vocal auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th at 3:45p in the Choir Room. Please prepare a section of a song (16 – 32 bars) that shows your range.  Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Sign up outside the choir room. (Rm. 70)

Dance auditions are mandatory for all students auditioning for the musical and will be held on Friday, December 9 at 1p. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. See you there. Break a leg!

Those Lin Manuel-Miranda fans, check out this link that features a great song from the musical.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZ4ZTTfKO8

 

 

 

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:11/29/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage


Superintendent Search Community Input Survey

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We have requested that the consultants from Leadership Associates, who are assisting the Board with the search, conduct an online survey to solicit input from students, staff, parents, and our community.

 

What are you looking for in SFUSD's next superintendent? Tell us by completing this survey (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, and Vietnamese:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/about-sfusd/leadership-team/superintendent-search-community-input-survey.html

Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/16/16
Audience: Homepage


Message from the Superintendent

 

We are a community that believes -- fundamentally -- that each child and each person is the equal of every other. 

 

This belief cuts across race, nationality, immigration history, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, ability status, language, and age. When we are at our best, we celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, and build on each others' strengths. 

 

We believe strongly in social justice, which means we fight against systemic oppression. We stand up for those who are vulnerable and hope others will do so for us when we need them. We put students' needs first, and we will protect them now. 

 

These core values connect us every day. Let's find ways to move forward together, in unity and in strength.

 

Myong Leigh
Interim Superintendent
 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/10/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Gratitude from VPA

Thank you to the forty members of Lowell staff who enjoyed The Crucible in the Carol Channing Theater.  Cast and crew chose three winners of the staff ticket raffle at their pizza party last Friday.

Congratulations to Matthew Bell, Stacey Carney, and Larry Warshaw.  Enjoy those Starbuck drinks.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:11/8/16
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Proposition A bond information

On Nov. 8, 2016, San Franciscans will vote on Proposition A, a $744 million general obligation bond that will fund repairs, and maintenance to SFUSD facilities. The bond would allow SFUSD to construct new schools and make seismic upgrades to existing facilities.

Specifically, Proposition A will:

  • Complete seismic safety and modernization projects to make all schools and other district facilities more earthquake safe and energy efficient;
  • Build new schools and classrooms to accommodate a growing student population;
  • Kickstart development of a new SFUSD Arts Center and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts to preserve and promote music and art in curriculum;
  • Invest in technology improvements including installing higher-speed Wi-Fi for all classrooms to enable 21st century learning;
  • Maintain and expand the district’s green schoolyards program to 91 school sites;
  • Explore methods for developing affordable housing for teachers.

SFUSD would create an independent citizens' oversight committee to report to the public about the use of bond funds. The Board of Education would also conduct an annual, independent audit regarding the use of the bond funds.

This posting is meant to be informational rather than persuasive.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/31/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction Friday 11/18 6PM to 8:30PM in cafeteria to support Robotics Team

Come support the Robotics Team on Friday, November 18th from 6PM to 8:30PM in the cafeteria at Lowell High School. There will be  a Pasta Dinner and a Silent Auction to help raise money for the team. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any team member or from Mr. Cooley in S203 after school.

 

There will be fun activities for all ages and demonstration of our robot(s) as well as food. There will be pasta with or without meatballs, salad, cupcakes, and a variety of drinks. You will also have the opportunity to bid on a number of silent auction items.

 

If you can't attend please consider donating an item for our silent auction or buying a ticket for someone else. Bring your silent auction items to Mr. Cooley in S203 after school.

 

Come support the Robotics Team and enjoy a night of food and entertainment.

 

Thanks,

Mr. Cooley

Posted by: Bryan Cooley Published:10/28/16
Audience: All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Emergency notifications for parents and families

 

 

Dear SFUSD families,

 

Earlier this week gunshots were fired in the school parking lot at dismissal time at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), and four students were physically injured. They are recovering. The assailants were not part of the school and appeared to be targeting one student -- there is no ongoing threat to students at JJSE. This isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE, an extremely safe school focused on caring relationships.  

 

This terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community. While students at other schools were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. Please know that school staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed.

 

All school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of the San Francisco Unified School District’s students and staff is of utmost importance. SFUSD has a comprehensive crisis plan, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.

 

In addition, schools have security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and school resource officer support.

 

How we notify you if there is a school emergency

If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well.

 

If you do not receive a message it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the district’s confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system.  This is the how, in the event of a school or citywide emergency, we can reach you immediately.

 

Notifications regarding high-impact emergencies will also be posted on the district’s website sfusd.edu, Twitter account (@SFUnified) and shared with the media.

 

How to sign up for text notifications

If you have a mobile phone entered into our system, you will receive one prompt from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger asking you to opt in to receiving text messages. The message will only be sent one time from the number 67587 and will read: "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt."

 

We encourage you to reply "Y" to receive text messages from SFUSD and your school, as it often makes for faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. However, if you do not wish to opt in, you can simply ignore the text message.

 

You will only receive this message one time, and if you do not reply "Y" to confirm, the district cannot send you future text notifications. If you already received a text message and didn’t reply but do want to receive urgent messages via text, you may still sign up by texting “YES” to the number 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, if you text this number and your mobile phone is not entered in the student information system, messages will not be sent to it.

 

More information about SFUSD’s emergency notification procedures can be found here: http://www.sfusd.edu/en/safety-and-emergency-plan/student-safety-and-parent-notification.html

 

Regards,

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/16
Audience: Homepage


Statement from SFUSD Interim Superintendent Leigh regarding incident at June Jordan School for Equity

All of us in the San Francisco Unified School District are deeply troubled by the incident that took place yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE). Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear. Sadly, four students were injured during the incident. They have received appropriate medical attention and are recovering from their injuries. 

 

We want to thank the San Francisco Police Department for their support immediately following the incident and for their work in the ongoing investigation. We are also grateful to the paramedics and medical professionals who tended to our students, and we are committed to supporting our students and their families as they overcome their physical and emotional wounds. We also appreciate the offers of support immediately made by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos. Finally, we commend JJSE’s leaders, faculty and students both for their steady, calm and caring actions as the situation evolved and for the dedicated and courageous efforts that they have already begun to heal from yesterday’s events.  

 

I need to state emphatically that this isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE. June Jordan is an intentionally small, extremely safe school focused on deep and caring relationships between all students and adults. All those connected to this school take great pride in, and put special care toward, creating a nurturing community rooted in the shared value of social justice. Through its small class sizes, college-going culture, and focus on rigorous, independent thinking, many JJSE students become the first in their families to attend college.  

 

Though only four students were physically injured, this terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community, particularly the staff and students at June Jordan. Fortunately the school has a strong tradition of coming together daily to discuss challenging topics and to support one another. In addition to coming together as a community, JJSE has trained counselors who will be meeting with students and faculty. We deeply appreciate the educators and students at June Jordan School for Equity and will proudly stand by them through this disturbing, but temporary, challenge.

 

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent, SFUSD

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/19/16
Audience: Homepage


African American Parent Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

Greetings African American Parent Advisory Council Members and Supporters,

 

Please join us Thursday, October 20, 2016 for our monthly AAPAmeeting. The theme for this month is "Yes We Can: Advocate In and Outside of the Classroom". We will meet in the Leola Havard Auditorium located at 1520 Oakdale Avenue beginning at 5:30pm.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.  (Flyer Attached)

 

The agenda will include:

  • Networking with fellow African American families in SFUSD
  • Group activities to help unify and empower us to advocate for our students during Parent Teacher Conferences and throughout the school year
  • A panel discussion with 2016 School Board Candidates
  • Movie Ticket Raffles and Give Aways

 

We are asking that every member bring along two friends and every supporter spread the word as well as personally invite at least 5 African American families to attend.

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/12/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


No credible "creepy clown" reports at SFUSD

For several weeks, there have been reports on social media concerning "creepy clown" sightings and pranks. While these reports come from different parts of the country, they all share a similar theme of frightening people and threatening violence.

 

Although there is no credible threat in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has been in continuous communication with the district. Local law enforcement and the district are actively monitoring social media posts, including rumors that clowns would show up at schools threatening to do harm. Schools will use safety precautions if necessary, including prohibiting unauthorized visitors, and will immediately contact law enforcement when warranted.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/5/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Student Activities, Programs & Services Survey

Dear students,

 

Please take this survey only when asked to by your teacher. The purpose of this survey is to help SFUSD support and provide the activities, programs and services that you are most interested in.

All your responses will remain anonymous.

 

When asked to begin the survey, please click on the link below to choose your language. Once you open the survey webpage, please read the instructions carefully before you begin.

 

If you do not want to take the survey online, please let your teacher know, and you will have the option to complete a paper version if you wish.

 

http://tinyurl.com/hhk6yht

 

Thank you for your time and for contributing your voice to this process!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Devin Corrigan at 415-355-7764 or corrigand@sfusd.edu.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/26/16
Audience: Homepage


Text messages from SFUSD
Dear Parents,
 
You may have recently received a text message  " SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587.
 
This is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages.
 
You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.
 
We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger. 
 
We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency.
 
SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.
Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/23/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend

826 Valencia is proud to announce our eighth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 15 and 16 at Mission High School. We invite all SFUSD high school seniors to register for a weekend of free college essay help.


Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 15 and 16, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students who are writing responses to the UC's Personal Insight Questions, Common Application essays, and scholarship essays. We're prepared to support students at all stages of the writing process, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing and brain food to keep them going.

 

Registering for the event as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for more information and to sign up. You can choose to attend one or two two-hour session(s) on either or both days. Advance registration is required so we can best prepare to meet each student's individual needs.

 

Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 171 students over the weekend, and this year we are hoping to exceed 200. Seniors: Don't miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements, making them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!  

 

Contact essayhelp@826valencia.org with questions.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/23/16
Audience: Homepage


ATTENTION SENIORS!! MAP for College event Sept 24th

 MAP to College!  Please join us on Saturday, September 24th from 8:00am - 1:00pm for MAP to College. You and your High School Senior will receive valuable workshops on how to properly fill out the UC, CSU, Private and Community College application, as well as workshops on the new UC Personal Insight Questions and Financial Aid. 

 

Location: The event will be held at The University of California San Francisco, Parnassus Campus.  

 

This is a FREE event for Seniors

 

Details: MAP to College! is a free, one-day, annual college-going event held in the fall for Bay Area students in the 12th grade and their parents or guardians.

Fall semester of a student's senior year in high school is a critical time for college applications. As colleges become more competitive and selective, it is important that students understand the nuances of each college application and how to write a strong personal essay.

 

Attendees of MAP to College! can attend workshops on the UC application and personal insight questions, the CSU application, the Community College transfer path, the application and admissions process for private colleges and financial aid. *Financial aid workshops are presented in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

Posted by: Maria Aguirre Published:9/20/16
Audience: Counseling Team, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Can You Tell me a story? Can I tell you my story? visit Storycorps.org

Check out Storycorps.org to hear, read and/or watch animated stories about ordinary people's lives. You can also reserve a session time to tell Your Story. Free 

 

Examples: 

The Chinese Grandma who was a  department store detective

The mom who forgave her son's killer

The retiring New York garbage collector's last day on the job

The young man robbed at knife point by a teenager

 

 

Posted by: Norman Nager, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:9/16/16
Audience: All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Dukane Multimedia Cart, Lowell ECEOP Mentors, Mentors, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Lowell Science Research Program Commences Year 7 Tuesday, September 20th, 3:45 pm in room S202

Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45PM to 5:00PM.

 

Our 1st  regular meeting is Sept. 22nd – Renowned Lowell Alumna, Julia Ye, will be joined by UCSF co-directors Lauren Meyer and Jon Shor for a college and career panel focusing on science. Graduate students Walter Mancia, Adam Rao and Arpana Arjun will also be on the panel.
 

Our planned talks and activities include microbiology research, optogenetics, serial dilutions, clean energy and computer science engineering and more.  


Our program has received national recognition from the most prestigious science competitions (Intel and Seimens) as well as the American Society of Hematology.


The Lowell Science Research Program provides interested Lowell students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of original science research from distinguished university faculty, post docs and grad students. All students will learn some of the skills required in modern research laboratories. Some students will have the opportunity to perform research themselves and learn how to publicly present as well as publish their work.


The main purposes of the Lowell Science Research Program are to inspire Lowell students to consider pursuing a life in science and complete a real science research project in an area that interests them.


Lowell students will be taught and mentored by M.D.-Ph.D. students in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF as well as other UCSF graduate students.


In addition, Lowell students will be mentored by distinguished faculty at UCSF who have agreed to take Lowell students into their labs at UCSF to engage in research over the summer. The faculty will assign them a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow as a mentor as well as mentor the Lowell student themselves.

The program is open to all Lowell students.

Course credit will be offered but is optional.


And --  saving the best for last -- there will be snacks.

 

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:9/15/16
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


First Regular Session of Lowell Science research is Thursday, Sept. 22 in room S202, after school. – Renowned Lowell Alumna, Julia Ye, will be joined by UCSF co-directors Lauren Meyer and Jon Shor for a college and career panel focusing on science. Graduate students Walter Mancia, Adam Rao and Arpana Arjun will also be on the panel.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:9/14/16
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Missing

A newish, black-mesh office chair, disappeared from Room 62 (auditorium) in the first couple of weeks of school.

Please return. No questions asked!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:9/2/16
Audience: Homepage


Learn to code video games, make movies, produce music and more!

Learn to code video games, make movies, produce music and more! Next Gen Tracks- BAVC Afterschool Program
If you are between 14-18 years old, you are eligible to be part of Next Gen- BAVC’s FREE youth program.

• Get college credit every trimester from San Francisco State University.
• Earn internship credit.
• Up your media production skills and prepare for a job in the industry.
• Receive a $500 stipend to support a community project.
• Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 7 PM.

 

APPLY TODAY!
www.bavc.org/youth-programs/next-gen
Questions? Email: laurentaylor@bavc.org

Attachments:
Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/1/16
Audience: Homepage


Know your rights: No fees for essential school activities

All students have a right to take part in educational activities at school without paying a fee, deposit or other charge. An "educational activity" is an activity offered by a school or school district that is an integral part of a student's education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activity. Schools cannot charge or request a deposit for materials, physical education or school uniforms, or graduation caps and gowns that are required to take part in an educational activity.

  • For more details about the rights of parents and guardians, please see Your Child's Education: Things You Should Know
  • For more details on what fees can and cannot be charged at school, please see Assembly Bill No. 1575
  • If you have been charged a fee for an educational activity, you can request a reimbursement and/or file a uniform complaint. If you are a parent and still have questions or concerns about fees, please contact the Office of Family Voice at 415-241-6150.
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/31/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Senior To Do List!

On behalf of the counseling office we would like to congratulate you on your achievements. You made it! You are officially a senior at Lowell High School. We're confident all your hard work will pay off and you will be accepted to great colleges before we know it.

 

Before we get to that point we need to apply to college and this process can be a little stressful. And that's where we come in, so let us help you. Here are some important things you should be doing now:

 

*Keep your grades up. Senior year grades are still important!!

 

*Go to the VICCI CENTER and get an unofficial transcript

You want to make sure nothing is missing and there are no errors with grades.

 

*Go to the College Visits in the VICCI CENTER and learn about all the great colleges you don’t know about yet. You can get very helpful information from admissions counselors. Here is the link to their calendar:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=lowellvicci@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&pvttk=b562fb1326f9981bedc7cd2f8608f31c&gsessionid=OK

 

*Sign up for SAT or ACT (if you need a fee waiver, see your counselor) Remember colleges will still accept the December test date; https://www.collegeboard.org/ ; http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html?PHPSESSID=fe57eda0877e05a2155af171d6188936

 

*Start on your UC Application at:  https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm

 

*Visit CSU Website at: http://www.csumentor.edu/

 

*Start your Common Application at: http://www.commonapp.org/

 

*Start your FAFSA application early (this is financial aid) : https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

* If you are applying to private schools, you need letter of recommendation from teachers and one from your counselor-- ASK them now!

 

*Your counselor will give you more information about FACT SHEETS and their individual deadlines, so make sure to keep up with that.



 

Posted by: Maria Aguirre Published:8/30/16
Audience: Counseling Team, Parents, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Do you like to write? You should be a reporter for The Lowell. Info sessions Wednesday 8/24 and Thursday 8/25 at 3:45pm in Room S108

Do you like to write? You should be a reporter for The Lowell

 

Join the staff of The Lowell and get your work published on TheLowell.org and in The Lowell newsmagazine.

 

Positions also available for photographers, illustrators, and data analysts 

 

Info sessions Wednesday 8/24 and Thursday 8/25
at 3:45pm in Room S108

 

 

Posted by: Samuel Williams Published:8/24/16
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Patxi's Fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept 7th (Irving location)

10% of all sales at the Irving location of Patxi's on 9/7 will be donated to the English department's book fund.  Supporting education never tasted so good!

Attachments:
Posted by: Bryan A. Ritter Published:8/21/16
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Crucible Cast List

Thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to all who were cast. MANDATORY MEETING TODAY at 3:45p on the Carol Channing stage where we will read through this amazing play!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:8/21/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Fall Play The Crucible

To all who auditioned for the fall play last semester and to those who are planning to audition.  MANDATORY MEETING on Thursday, August 18th  at 3:45p in the Steve Silver Theater, (room 110) followed by auditions.

Callbacks will be held on Friday, August 19th in the Steve Silver Theater (room 110) at 3:45p.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:8/14/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Auditions for the Fall Play, Arthur Miller's The Crucible!

Auditions for The Crucible will be held on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 in the Steve Silver Theater at 3:45pm.  Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and a brief song. Sign up outside the Steve Silver Theater on Wednesday and Thursday!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:8/13/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Letter from Board of Education president regarding superintendent transition

 

Read this in Español or 中文

 

August 2, 2016

 

Dear SFUSD Families:  

 

I am writing to you on behalf of all of my colleagues on the SFUSD Board of Education.

 

Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education has moved swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for our district.

 

While we begin the community process of searching for a new superintendent to serve our district, the Board of Education is united in choosing Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh as SFUSD’s interim superintendent.

 

Mr. Leigh has been with SFUSD since 2000 and has successfully managed day-to-day operations and overseen key district initiatives. Our district has tremendous leadership throughout our schools and central offices. Mr. Leigh will be working with a great team at SFUSD.  

 

We are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm for the past seven years--four as superintendent and three as a deputy. Under his leadership, SFUSD has maintained a focus on students’ academic growth through effective common-core aligned teaching and learning while also developing students’ social, emotional and physical well being. Our teachers and other have received more resources to do their critical work, including greater compensation, professional learning opportunities and access to technology.

 

The board takes seriously our responsibility to ensure the most capable and qualified leader for our school district moving forward. In the near future there will be a public meeting to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools. Our national search process will be inclusive, transparent, and thorough.  

 

Without a doubt, we will prioritize finding a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. We will prioritize someone who has a track record of leading around our enduring goals of student achievement, access, equity, and accountability. And we will seek someone who can work with you and our entire community to move our district closer to our vision.

 

As we embark on the search for a new leader for SFUSD, input from our families is critical. Please check our website, sfusd.edu, for updates on future public meetings where the Board will gather input on the superintendent search and selection process.

 

All our school administrators are looking forward to greeting you and your children back to school on August 15.


 

Sincerely,  

 

Matt Haney

President, SF Board of Education

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/2/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Fall Play Auditions

The first round of fall play auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Steve Silver Theater from 12:30pm - 2pm. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of your choosing and and short section of a song.  Also, be prepared to move.

The fall play production staff looks forward to seeing you!

Any questions, please ask Ms. Bookwalter in room 62.

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:5/19/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Dance Showcase!!!

Performance in the dance studio Friday May 20th at 12:15! New works by student choreographers, collaborations with the AP Studio Art students, and solo pieces! Snacks provided.

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:5/19/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


ART Sale May 17 & 18th!

Please come and support the visual arts department by viewing and purchasing our students new artwork!

We also have original engavings from the 1860's fro $10 each....start your art collection now.

On the catwalk Blocks 4-7! 

Posted by: Kirsten Janssen Published:5/16/16
Audience: Lowell Registry Teachers, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Berkeley Lab Science at the Theater Event in S.F. on June 1 at 7 p.m.

Berkeley Lab is bringing its popular  -- and free -- Science at the Theater event to Marines' Memorial Theatre on June 1 at 7 p.m.

 

Six of our most engaging scientists will have eight minutes each to persuade a live audience that their new clean technology has the most social value and by implication, should be fast tracked. The audience will be able to vote for their first choice.

 

We are aware that many consider public sector science dull and bureaucratic. This program will demonstrate that our research is, on the contrary, smart, efficient, edgy and cool.

 

We would be very happy if your students came. 

 

To reserve a seat, go to friends.lbl.gov.

 

 

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:5/5/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


AP STUDENTS! Roster is updated

Please take a look at the AP bulletin board (outside of Room 132) for an updated roster. 

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:4/28/16
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


Arena alert: Everyone who signed up for Physics C and/or Calculus BC will definitely get those classes. Physics C: Blocks 2 or 4. Calculus BC: Blocks 1, 3, or 5.

This does NOT cancel your decision to take the coordinated class. Some people may find that Physics C and/or Calc. BC are full during arena. Rest assured you that if you signed up for those classes, you will get them. We will simply have some large classes.

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:4/26/16
Audience: All Grades, Students and Homepage


Dance Company Auditions and Placement Test

When:  April 21, 2016 at 3:00-6:30pm

Where:  Dance Studio

 

The dance program is holding auditions for the 2016-17 Lowell Dance Company 

AND

placement auditions for the Advanced Dance Class.  (The placement test will not run until 6:30)

 

Please come prepared to learn a variety of dance phrases.

 

If there are any questions, see Ms. Jones in the dance studio.

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:4/19/16
Audience: Homepage


47th Annual AFSF Annual HS Design Competition

Congratulations to this year's Architectural Foundation of San Francisco Annual H.S. Design Competition.  Students were asked to design a youth-oriented Makerspace along San Francisco's for Pier 70 waterfront.  Best Single Entry: 1) Rigel Wail, 2) Amy Oh, 3) Cindy Choy.  Best Digital Entry: 1) Andre Simmons, 2) Amy Oh, 3) Andrew Villanueva.  Honorable Mentions:  Jackie Lin, Lorenzo Tamayo-Lee, Ying Ying Yan and Jenny Cong.

Attachments:
Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:4/18/16
Audience: Homepage


Students planning on taking both Calculus BC and AP Physics C during blocks3 and 4 next year...

Please fill out this form providing us with your email so that we can communicate with you. Thank you, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Shapiro I've invited you to fill out the form Coordinated Calculus and Physics Courses. To fill it out, please click here.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:4/15/16
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Parents and Students


Calculus BC & AP Physics C: Coordinated Class. Important informations for those students who signed up for both Calculus BC and AP Physics C.

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Shapiro will be teaching a coordinated, 2-block Calculus BC -- AP Physics C course next year during blocks 3 and 4.

We are writing to you because you are signed up to take both AP Calculus BC and AP Physics C in the Fall. For the first time here at Lowell there will be a new option to take these two courses as a linked pair. The block 3 calculus class and the block 4 physics class will be combined and team-taught by both Mr. Cohen and Mr. Shapiro.

In the history of science, physics and calculus were created together. There is no physics without calculus.  Isaac Newton was the primordial player in this simultaneous development. We are convinced that the synergy of two teachers and a set of interested students working on both classes in the same room for 2 back to back blocks will be a fun and intellectually stimulating experience.

Mechanics of the CalcPhys Class

  • SFUSD transcripts will show AP Calculus BC and AP Physics C as separate classes and grades.
  • The class will cover the materials of both courses completely
  • You must commit to staying in Calc-Phys for the year, just as you commit to staying in an AP class for the year.
  • If you are unable to schedule blocks 3 and 4 for calculus and AP physics classes, we need to know asap.
  • We are limited to 40 students for blocks 3-4 calc-physics so please respond immediately that you will be taking calculus and physics blocks 3 and 4.

 

 

RESPOND TO:          mr.shapiro@gmail.com  and

 

                                    math.cohen@gmail.com

 

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:4/14/16
Audience: Lowell Physics, Mythics, Assistant Principals, Students, Teachers and Homepage


LOWELL ALUMNI ASS'N GRANT REQUEST FORMS AVAILABLE NOW

Attached is the grant request form for the Lowell Alumni Association's current grant round.  Completed request forms must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 3 and mailed to the LAA's post office box.  Only those forms received by mail will be accepted.  Please bear in mind that our total grants budget for the year is $75,000 and this is the second of our two annual grant rounds.  Hard copies of this form will be distributed to department heads soon and will also be available in the main office.  Questions?  Contact us at grants@lowellalumni.org.

Posted by: Terence Abad Published:4/14/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Journalism has open positions for student Business Managers

Join the award-winning staff of The Lowell

 

BUSINESS MANAGERS get real-world experience in sales, marketing, accounting, and design with The Lowell’s advertising department. It’s like an in-school internship. Fun startup environment. More info here! Apply by Tuesday, April 22 through this form.

Posted by: Samuel Williams Published:4/12/16
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Mandatory 10th Grade CST Life Science Testing on Thursday, 4/14/16, 1:30 pm

CST Life Science 10th Grade Testing

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Block 9 (1:30-3:30 pm)

 

Registry

Registry Teacher

Testing Room

Test Proctor

1801

Lubenow

S201

Dickerman

1802

Pelagatti

S202

Shapiro

1803

Bullard

S203

Balangue

1804

Crabtree

S204

Wenning

1805

Danforth

S205

Prothro

1806

Galang

333

Rotter

1807

Reller

337

Fong (counselor)

1808

Tran

241

Killpack

1809

Magsanay

253

Laureyns

1810

Marten

335

Marten

1811

Martin

239

Christensen

1812

Johnson, T.

263

Johnson, T.

1813

Trimble

339

Trimble

1814

Hereford

235

Robinson

1815

Johnson, R.

114

Newhouse

1816

Shimmon

212

Daley

1817

Winter

261

Melvin

1818

Worth

260

Cole

1819

Komlos

259

Cooley

1820

Rosales

258

Nager

 

Bolded room numbers designed room change from regular Registry room.

Please report to testing room on time by 1:30 pm. The dismissal time of your Registry will depend on your attendance and promptness.

If you do not attend, you will need to take the mandatory makeup test.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:4/8/16
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers


Apply for $1,000 Julia Ye Scholarship (Lowell Alumni Assn.). Attached here. It can be filled out electronically.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:4/7/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


B.A.T.S (Bay Area Teen Science) Teen Career Conference at the San Francisco Zoo

B.A.T.S (Bay Area Teen Science) 

Teen Career Conference at the San Francisco Zoo

Saturday April 9, 2016

Last year, this is a fantastic event brought over 400 SFUSD students and families together to learn about STEM College and Career opportunities and to participate in hands-on STEM activities.  

This year's format has changed from a drop-in career fair to a Teen Career Conference.  It will be an exciting day for teens to come together and learn about STEM careers, interact with professionals, and engage in hands-on and skill building workshops.  Students must register to attend a half day session that includes FREE lunch and admission to the zoo.  It is not a drop-in event and students should only register if they are serious about attending, as we are limited to 400 students with lunch provided.  

Please see more information about the event and a growing list of current presenters attached and at www.TeenCareerConference.eventbrite.com.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:3/24/16
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Register for high school summer school

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in 11th or 12th grade with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 6.

 

Summer school will run from June 8 to July 13 at the following locations: Galileo HS (senior graduation summer school), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and Lincoln HS. Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/24/16
Audience: Homepage


Lowell Theater Wins Big at Ohlone Theater Festival

Congratulations to our amazing actors, technicians, designers, and film makers who performed so beautifully at the two day theater festival. Drop by the Carol Channing lobby display case to see the fruits of their hard work!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:3/20/16
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Students interested in Engineering and science-- summer opportunity

Montana Tech will be hosting the MINES (Making Innovations in Engineering and Science) again this summer. The camp will run from June 19th through June 24th, 2016.

This week long camp introduces young women to a variety of careers in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They will participate in hands on experiments, field trips and lab based activities.

If you know a high school sophomore or junior that would benefit from this amazing opportunity please view the tentative agenda, dates and costs atwww.mtech.edu/mines-camp.

The deadline for applications is Friday April 15th, 2016, and the camp is expected to fill with young ladies from across the country.

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Crowe

Director of Recruitment, Montana Tech

MINES Camp Administrator

406-496-4568

scrowe@mtech.edu

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:3/18/16
Audience: Homepage and Staff


California Academy of Sciences Summer Opportunities

Careers in Science Intern Program (9th - 10th Grade)

The Careers in Science (CiS) paid internship program prepares and empowers youth from diverse backgrounds to enter the professional fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through hands-on trainings, field experiences, and peer and professional mentorships, CiS interns develop essential knowledge and skills to become scientific leaders. The program is designed for motivated youth who demonstrate an enthusiasm for science learning and a willingness to meet the required time commitment. Special priority is offered to applicants for whom this program would provide the critical difference in pursuing a future in STEM. Application due April 3.

For more information, visit www.calacademy.org/interns

Teen Advocates for Science Communication (8th -12th Grade)

Youth volunteers in the Teen Advocates for Science Communication (aka TASC Force) program carry out the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life by designing and presenting original public programs. Youth work with Academy professionals to engage museum visitors in experiences that communicate science in fun and exciting ways, such as flash mobs, collections-based fashion shows, interactive theater, and more. Application due April 24.

For more information, visit www.calacademy.org/tasc

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:3/18/16
Audience: Homepage, Staff, Students and Teachers


Summer Credit Recovery

Summer Credit Recovery Locations: Balboa HS, Lincoln HS, Mission HS, Galileo HS
Dates: June 8-July 13, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 1:30pm (approximately)
Registration begins April 6th. Talk to your counselor today about your summer plans.

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/15/16
Audience: Homepage


Earn College Credits at CCSF This Summer!

You can earn college AND high school credits for the same class this summer at CCSF - City College!

 

Explore a career while learning tech skills! Check out the attached files to find out more about these classes:

 

Briefings in Biotech - learn about the high paying biotech field!

Web Design - no experience required! Class participates in a hackathon!

Audio/Video for the web - learn cutting edge broadcasting skills

Graphic Design - prepare and take the Adobe Photoshop certification exam. Learn InDesign, or create a digital portfolio! Some photoshop experience recommended.

Computer Science - programming - some previous coding experience required!

 

For more information see your counselor or
Please sign up here:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/SummerDE

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/15/16
Audience: Homepage


Interested in a career in psychology?

What: RAMS Summer Bridge

Who: For youth ages 16-20 and are interested in a career in psychology and/or counseling.

When: 8 week summer program. June 7-July 28, 2016. TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday from 11 am -3 pm. Applications are due April 29th so hurry

Where: Main location is at California Institute of Integral Studies- 1423 Mission St., in SOMA), plus field trips within San Francisco.

Why: Meet professionals from different cultures, sometimes in real work situations; Explore career options in psychology and the helping professions; Experience different neighborhoods within San Francisco; Learn more about yourself; Meet other students with similar interests from high schools throughout the city; Lunch provided each day; Stipend upon completion of program

 

Follow the link to download the application 

Attachments:
Posted by: Xavier Salazar Published:3/10/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


"Two Black Lives: Langston Hughes And Ralph Ellison" talk with Professor Arnold Rampersad

Dear Lowell Community,

 

I'm excited to bring Professor Arnold Rampersad to Lowell on Wednesday March 23rd during Block 3.  

Professor Rampersad is a Langston Hughes and Ralph Ellison scholar biographer who teaches at Stanford.  He has most recently edited the collected letters of Langston Hughes.  His awards include a National Humanities Medal from President Obama, and he has been a finalist two times for the Pulitzer Prize.  He will be giving a talk  “Two Black Lives: Langston Hughes and Ralph Ellison.”  A kind of compare and contrast, although one was born in 1902 and the other in 1913.  

Please let me know by Thursday March 17th if you will be bringing students and how many.  

Thank you so much!

Nicole Henares

Posted by: Nicole Henares Published:3/9/16
Audience: Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Career Exploration Class at City College

Career Exploration Class at City College

Get a jump-start on your future by learning about different careers and how to get into them.

 

Earn 1 college credit and 3.3 high school credits (dual enrollment).

 

Two options starting in April: Wednesday after school at CCSF Mission campus OR Saturdays at Ocean campus.

 

Grades 11 and above.

 

Please complete the attached packet and submit by 3/18.

 

For more info contact Meg Hudson at HudsonM@sfusd.edu or 415-379-7606.

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/8/16
Audience: Homepage


Winners of the Fourth Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition!

Please congratulate our amazing artists!

First Place: Lazy Janelle vs. Hard Working Janelle -Janelle Kung

Second Place: Two sides of #Social -Jennifer Cheung

Special Recognition for Concept: By Land, By Sea, By Sky -Hannah Cosselmon

There will be an awards ceremony on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 3-5pm 

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Posted by: Kirsten Janssen Published:3/7/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recipients

REGIONAL KEY RECIPIENTS!

Congratulations to the following students: Hannah Cosselman*, Sophia Qin(x2)*, Cindy Choi, Stanley Deng, Ada Chen, Lydia Zhao, Aliza Later.  *Gold Key Winners will continue on for National judging in New York.  Best of luck.

Posted by: Kirsten Janssen Published:3/7/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Biotech Career Exploration Class

Biotech Career Exploration Class

Earn college units while you learn about high-paying Biotech Careers!

1 unit at CCSF (City College of San Francisco)

Earn college credit - get a bump like an AP class!

Free!

Grades 10 and above.

 

Orientation on Wednesday, March 9 from 4-6 pm at City College (50 Phelan, near Ocean) in MUB 150 (Multi-Use Building). Complete the attached packet and bring with you.

 

For more info contact Meg Hudson at HudsonM@sfusd.edu or 415-379-7606.

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/7/16
Audience: Homepage


13th Annual High School Outreach Conference @ UCSF - FREE!

UCSF’s American Dental Education Association hosts an annual High School Outreach Conference in the spring (Saturday, April 30th), which is a day that brings together dental, nursing, medical, graduate, pharmacy, and physical therapy students to introduce and encourage high school students from the bay area to pursue careers in the health sciences. The day will include motivational speakers and engaging activities hosted by students from the different professions.

 

It is FREE!

 

Flyer attached with tinyURL to RSVP and parent permission slip.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:2/19/16
Audience: Homepage and All Grades


Notice of potential disclosure of information

The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently in litigation in which the plaintiffs, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, have requested numerous documents and student data collected and stored by CDE. To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CDE is required to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information. The CDE will maintain custody of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) database. No personally identifiable information can be released to the plaintiffs until they prove to the court that the method to be used to store the student data is secure.

 

Find out more the about the CDE Morgan Hill case or about the court's March 1 order. You can file a form to object (Español) by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to your children. SFUSD is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor do we intend to do so. If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact CDE directly at 916-319-0800.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/17/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Attention Students! City College of San Francisco Information

Come meet with a counselor from City College who will help you complete the online registration for admissions.  You can get  information about other important information, requirements, deadlines and get answers to any other registration questions you may have. The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 10th at 2:30 in S106B.  If you are interested in attending, click on the link below and provide your name, reg and email. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IMyifE9x1usvaxYTqgm2nYiXeDq4yHoPVYB6xb10gSQ/viewform?usp=send_form

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:2/4/16
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers


Dong Lieu Memorial Science Prize Applications Accepted for Lowell Students

Dong Lieu Memorial Science Prize

Background

This is a cash prize awarded to a current Lowell student or graduating senior sponsored by the Lowell Alumni Association each year in memory of Dong Lieu, the father of a Lowell alumnus from the class of 1973.  Mr. Lieu was an immigrant farmer from China who never completed high school.  His 4 sons all hold doctoral or master degrees and have become physicians, college professors, and businessmen.  The intent of the award is to allow a student to take a college course for credit or participate in an enrichment program in math or science during the summer.  Winners will receive a $1000+ cash prize and be recognized by having their name on a plaque that will be displayed in an exhibit near the science classrooms.  The award was endowed in 2005.  Awards will be made annually in the spring.

Qualifications

The award is available to any continuing Lowell High School student or graduating senior who has completed at least 1 science course at Lowell, has done well, and has had to overcome at least 2 of the following hardships in order to succeed:

•    Moderately low income in relation to family size
•    Very low income in relation to family size (counts as 2 hardships)
•    Primary language spoken at home is not English
•    Neither parent holds a college degree (AA or higher or foreign equivalent)
•    Single parent family
•    Moderate or severe physical handicap
•    Other hardships as deemed applicable by the Lowell Alumni Association

Application Process

The paper application is attached to this news item.  Early application is encouraged for full consideration.  The Lowell Alumni Association, a representative from the Lieu family, and head of the Lowell science department will determine the winner(s).

Some Possible Summer Science Programs Are:
Summer Session at UCB:    http://summer.berkeley.edu/
Cosmos Program at UCD:    https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/
Summer Session at SFSU:    http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/summer/
Summer Session at Stanford:    https://summercollege.stanford.edu/
Other financial aid may be available for some of these programs by the program or institution itself.

Final Note

This is an award created exclusively for Lowell students by a former Lowell student.  Go for it and apply today! Applications due to Mr. Fong, Science Department Chair, in room 235A or faculty mailbox #10, by Friday, February 19, 2016.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:1/26/16
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers


Jessica Hagedorn Assembly

I am excited to share that Jessica Hagedorn is confirmed to visit Lowell, her alma mater, on Tuesday February 9th, as she is in San Francisco for the Magic Theater's production of Dogeaters.  We have secured the auditorium for a block 4 assembly in which Jessica will be speaking about her work, her time at Lowell, and the politics of representation in literature and theater with Ashley Smiley class of '08 who was influenced to pursue her MA in Theater upon seeing Jessica's plays.


Alison will be creating a display window for the library and Jessica's portrait will be added to our Wall of Fame.  


Here is Jessica's bio and a link to her website http://www.jessicahagedorn.net/


Jessica Hagedorn was born and raised in the Philippines and came to the United States in her early teens. Her novels include Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, winner of the American Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Award.


Hagedorn is also the author of Danger And Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of three anthologies: Manila Noir, Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction and Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home In The World. 


Work in theatre includes the musical play Most Wanted, a collaboration with composer Mark Bennett and director Michael Greif at La Jolla Playhouse; Fe In The Desert and Stairway To Heaven for Campo Santo in San Francisco, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters, which was presented at La Jolla Playhouse and at the NYSF/Public Theater (dir. by Michael Greif), at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City (dir. by Jon Lawrence Rivera) and in Manila (dir. by Bobby Garcia).


Hagedorn wrote the screenplay for Fresh Kill, a feature film directed by Shu Lea Cheang. She wrote the scripts for the experimental animated series The Pink Palace, which was created for the first season of the Oxygen Network.


From 1975-85, Hagedorn was the leader of a band called The Gangster Choir. One of her signature songs, “Tenement Lover”, is included in John Giorno’s ‘80s downtown music anthology, A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth Of A Corpse.


Honors and prizes include a Lucille Lortel Playwrights’ Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fiction Fellowship, a Kesselring Prize Honorable Mention for Dogeaters, an NEA-TCG Playwriting Residency Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Sundance Playwrights’ Lab and the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab.


Hagedorn has taught in the MFA Playwriting Program at Yale, and in the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn, NYU and Columbia University.


-Meredith Santiago

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:1/25/16
Audience: Homepage


Reminder: Science Research Program begins TUESDAY JAN. 12 IN ROON S202 AT 3:45 PM

 The Lowell Science Research Program, Spring 2016

 

Begins on Tuesday, Jan. 12

at 3:45 pm in room S202

 

1st meeting, Mon, Jan. 12th – Renowned  Lowell Alumna, Julia Ye, will show us how to give a science presentation and Summer Internship applications will be distributed.

 

One special aspect of our second semester is that students will learn – as part of a group -- how to present a science article that interests them. In college and grad school this is called a Journal Club Presentation.

 

            We have expanded the program for this school semester. Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:45PM to 5:15 PM from 1/12 through 4/14 (except holidays).

 

Our planned talks from distinguished UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley faculty will include nano biotechnology, stem cells, hematology, germ cells, computational biology, computer science, neuroscience of sound, solar cells, computational physics, DNA self assembly and much much more.

 

The Lowell Science Research Program provides interested Lowell students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of original science research from distinguished university faculty, post docs and grad students. All students will learn some of the skills required in modern research laboratories. Some students will have the opportunity to perform research themselves and learn how to publicly present as well as publish their work.

 

The main purposes of the Lowell Science Research Program are to inspire Lowell students to consider pursuing a life in science and complete a real science research project in an area that interests them.

 

Lowell students will be taught and mentored by M.D.-Ph.D. students in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF.

 

In addition, Lowell students will be mentored by distinguished faculty members at UCSF who have agreed to take Lowell students into their labs at UCSF to engage in research.

                                                                                                                              

The faculty will assign them a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow as a mentor as well as mentor the Lowell student themselves.

 

The program is open to all Lowell students. Course credit will be offered but is optional. And --  saving the best for last -- there will be snacks.

 

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/11/16
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Want a Job? Work for Juma Ventures!

"Want a job? Want to go to college? Want free money? Juma Ventures can help you get into college and give you a job so you can save money. At Juma, our goal is to ensure that you enroll and graduate from a 4 year college. We provide students with a job at the Ballpark, a college savings account (for every dollar you put in, we give you 2 dollars!), and academic and college support with a counselor. We are currently looking for sophomores who will be first in their family's generation to go to college.

 

To find out more information, please come talk to us after school in the Meyer room in the library on Tuesday, January 19th. Also, starting next week, we will be hosting info sessions at ourJuma office every Tuesday and Wednesday at 5pm and 6pm."

Posted by: Xavier Salazar Published:1/11/16
Audience: Teachers and Homepage


Film Festival Opportunity for Students

Breathe California’s fifth annual Clear the Air Film Fest will be held on March 5, 2016. The festival will showcase student-produced short films that address topics on air quality, environmental health and lung health in the community, with a goal of encouraging young people to use film as a medium to interpret and change the world around them. The winning films will win cash prizes of up to $1000 and the contest is open to all students middle school and up. The submission deadline is on February 1, 2016. 

 

Learn more about the festival at www.cleartheairfilmfest.org.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:1/7/16
Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Parking on Campus

Due to the numerous complaints, we will start to enforce parking regulation on campus.  We have also received a complaint from the district about the cars parked behind the gym.  Please be advised that it is not a parking area.  If you are parking in the fire lane or any other location that is not designated for parking then you are subject to a parking ticket.  If you are not displaying the correct permit you may receive a citation.                                                                                      (I. Yee)

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:1/7/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Shakespeare Monologue Competition WInners

Congratulations to Luke Howard (first place), Akeylah Hernandez and Boris Alguliev (second place) and Alyssa Poon (third place) in the first round of the English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition held in the Carol Channing Theater in December.  Luke will compete in the regional competition in March, vying for the coveted chance to perform at Lincoln Center in spring 2016.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:1/5/16
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The Lowell Science Research Program, Spring 2016 Begins on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 3:45 pm in room S202


 The Lowell Science Research Program,

Spring 2016
Begins on Tuesday, Jan. 12

at 3:45 pm in room S202

 

1st meeting, Mon, Jan. 12th – Renowned  Lowell Alumna, Julia Ye, will show us how to give a science presentation. Summer Internship applications will be distributed.

 

One special aspect of our second semester is that students will learn – as part of a group -- how to present a science article that interests them. In college and grad school this is called a Journal Club Presentation.

 

            We have expanded the program for this school semester. Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:45PM to 5:15 PM from 1/12 through 4/14 (except holidays).

 

Our planned talks from distinguished UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley faculty will include nano biotechnology, stem cells, hematology, germ cells, computational biology, computer science, neuroscience of sound, solar cells, computational physics, DNA self assembly and much much more.

 

The Lowell Science Research Program provides interested Lowell students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of original science research from distinguished university faculty, post docs and grad students. All students will learn some of the skills required in modern research laboratories. Some students will have the opportunity to perform research themselves and learn how to publicly present as well as publish their work.

 

The main purposes of the Lowell Science Research Program are to inspire Lowell students to consider pursuing a life in science and complete a real science research project in an area that interests them.

 

Lowell students will be taught and mentored by M.D.-Ph.D. students in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF.

 

In addition, Lowell students will be mentored by distinguished faculty members at UCSF who have agreed to take Lowell students into their labs at UCSF to engage in research.

                                                                                                                              

The faculty will assign them a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow as a mentor as well as mentor the Lowell student themselves.

 

The program is open to all Lowell students. Course credit will be offered but is optional. And --  saving the best for last -- there will be snacks. 

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:1/4/16
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


GET REAL SKILLS Journalism has open positions for student Business Managers, Coders, and Research Interns

JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING STAFF OF THE LOWELL
BUSINESS MANAGERS get real-world experience in sales, marketing, accounting, and design with The Lowell’s advertising department. It’s like an in-school internship. Apply here by Monday December 14 or email thelowellads at yahoo WEB DESIGNERS work on TheLowell.org, the NSPA Online Pacemaker winner and home of the 2015 NSPA Multimedia Sports Story of the Year. Build mind-blowing interactive web pages. No experience necessary. If you can enjoy 30 minutes with this basic HTML and CSS course, then you’re a good candidate. Email thelowellnews at gmail or go to S108.
 

RESEARCH INTERNS work with reporters and editors to analyze data. Be a founder of The Lowell’s new research department. Use statistics, surveys, and data visualizations to analyze community issues. Take your math skills outside the classroom. Email thelowellnews at gmail or go to S108.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:1/4/16
Audience: Homepage


Congratulations to the Shakespeare Competition Finalists 2016

English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition                                2016 First Round Results

First Place:        Luke Howard

Second Place:   Boris Alguliev

                          Akeylah Hernandez

Third Place:       Alyssa Poon 

 

Luke Howard will represent Lowell High School at the Regonial Competition in March 2016.

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:12/18/15
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Updates regarding the email threat to SFUSD

Please see the attachments for Chinese and Spanish translations of this letter.

 

December 17, 2015

 

Dear SFUSD families,

 

This is to follow up with you with more information about the non-specific email threat that came to SFUSD on Thursday, December 17.

 

What happened

On Thursday morning I was notified by a few SFUSD staff that they had received an email threat of violence similar to the one received earlier this week by Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami and several other cities. The violence that was threatened was not specific to any school site.

 

We immediately contacted local and federal law enforcement agencies. City agencies and the school district conducted inspections and worked in close coordination to determine whether or not there was a risk to the safety of students and staff. Nothing suspicious was found and we did not deem the threat to be credible. As a precautionary measure the San Francisco Police Department increased their presence around schools and transit corridors to and from schools.

 

Supporting students

While students were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. School staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed. Also, we’ve attached information that may be helpful for discussing this event with your family at home.

 

Communicating with you in emergencies

As we did today, SFUSD will immediately notify parents using the contact information in our student information system via a phone call and email and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well. If you did not receive a phone call from SFUSD today, it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the online and confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system so that in the event of real emergency school or districtwide emergency, we can reach you immediately.

 

Emergency notifications will also be updated on the district’s website, sfusd.edu, and shared with the media. If you’d like to receive general text alerts about emergencies in San Francisco, you may text “AlertSF” to 888-777 or sign up at AlertSF.org.

 

Stay safe

As a reminder, we encourage you and your child to immediately report any suspicious activities to 9-1-1 or nearby law enforcement.  Please know that all school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of our students is our top priority. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Richard A. Carranza

Superintendent of Schools

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/17/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


SPRING MUSICAL: GUYS AND DOLLS

Attention Students
Sign up outside of the Choir Room for a slot to audition for the spring musical, Guys and Dolls. Singing Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, December 7th and 8th. Bring a memorized song with sheet music to be performed
 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:12/4/15
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Reminder: Last Days for Tech Grants

The Lowell Technology Committee is now accepting applications for funding requests for technology.  Please visit our new web site (linked on the Tech Committee homepage); go to Resources to find the Grants link.  

The deadline is December 11.  As stated on the Grants page and the application form, please be sure to share your needs and request with your tech committee representative and your department head.  Feel free to ask committee members for any assistance. 

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your technology needs.

Posted by: Steven N Sasso Published:12/2/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Technology Grants

Technology Grants

 

The Lowell Technology Committee is now accepting applications for funding requests for technology.  Please visit our new web site (linked on the Tech Committee homepage); go to Resources to find the Grants link.  

The deadline is December 11.  As stated on the Grants page and the application form, please be sure to share your needs and request with your tech committee representative and your department head.  Feel free to ask committee members for any assistance. 

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your technology needs.

Posted by: Steven N Sasso Published:11/12/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Attention Sophomores !!

Course selection is approaching. Be aware that you may sign up for English 71H if you are not already in honors and you would like to take AP English next year. English 71H is an intensive course designed to prepare students for the unique demands of AP English. Students who sign up for 71H should be ready to engage in high level literary analysis, writing, and class discussion.  See Ms. Santiago in room 209 if you have questions.

Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:10/5/15
Audience: Homepage


The Lowell Science Research Program, Fall 2015 Commences Year 6 Thursday, October 15 at 3:45 pm in room S202 ➢ Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year. ➢ We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45PM to 5:00PM. We begin with a panel discussion by UCSF graduate students: “My Path to Science.” Our planned talks from distinguished UCSF and Berkeley faculty will include neurology, microbiology and culturing, pathology and laboratory medicine, nano biotechnology, stem cells, hematology, germ cells, computational biology, computer science, computational physics, DNA self assembly and much much more.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:9/30/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Great American Shake Out and Evacuation Drills - October 15, 2015

On October 15, 2015, all schools will conduct Drop, Cover and Hold On drills, plus evacuations.  Lowell will have a special schedule to conduct the drills and the Stage 1 and 2 evacuations.  Please note the special schedule in the bulletin. (H. Giles)

Posted by: Holly Giles Published:9/24/15
Audience: Homepage


Are you interested in working with the library? Want to be PAID for your opinion? Join the Board of Advising Youth!

The San Francisco Public Library’s Main branch has recently opened its new teen center, The Mix at SFPL. Board of Advising Youth (BAY) members are paid to be teen ambassadors for The Mix and are integral to helping plan its programs. On Wednesday, 9/23 at 4:30 there will a MIX(ER) at The Mix, with refreshments and a chance to meet current BAY members. Learn more about applying to be a BAY Member for the 15/16 school year and finish your application while you're there! Or, apply online at http://tinyurl.com/baymix by September 30th.

 

To get to the Main Library from Lowell, you can take the M or any other Muni line going inbound, and get off at Civic Center. The Main Library is a short walk away!

 

Also, feel free to check out The Mix’s website, which includes a schedule of events and programs. Everything is completely free!: http://themixatsfpl.org/

Posted by: Steven N Sasso Published:9/17/15
Audience: Homepage


Donate your old, used Barbies to the Lowell Math Department!

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Do you have old, used Barbies gathering dust in your storage bin? Then the Lowell Math Department would like to connect with you! 
We are looking for donations of any old, used Barbie dolls you no longer use or need. We do need all the heads and limbs attached, but strange hairstyles are not a problem. Please drop them off in the Lowell Main Office with my name (Dr. Statmore) on them. Thank you for your support of real-world higher mathematics!

Posted by: Elizabeth Statmore Published:9/16/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Reminder: Special Meeting of Lowell Science Research-- Wed. 9/16 in S202 at 3:45. Lowell graduate Dillion Dong will give a talk on Astronomy and Cosmology.UCSF people will be here to answer your questions about the program.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:9/15/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Journalism finalists for "Story of the Year," "Multimedia Story of the Year," and "Picture of the Year" in the nation's biggest contest for high school publications

Congratulations to the staff of The Lowell for having five finalists in 2015 Individual Awards from the National Scholastic Press Association. Finalists were chosen from high school journalism publications from around the country. Winners will be announced at the NSPA convention in Orlando, Florida Nov 12-15

Story of the Year 

NEWS

Joseph Kim and JoyAnne Ibay
"New online state testing brings technical difficulties, turning three days into four weeks"

EDITORIAL/OPINION

Ophir Cohen-Simayof and Danielle Flores
"What’s right and wrong with the anonymous Facebook page ‘Lowell Confessions’"

Multimedia Story of the Year

SPORTS

Aida Irving, Karina Huft and Danielle Flores
"How varsity boys’ basketball couldn’t rebound in the Battle of the Birds"

Zoe Kaiser, Ariel Yuan, Aida Irving and Rayming Liang
"Cross Country outruns competition at Lowell Invite"

FEATURE

Cynthia Leung and Stephanie Li
"Brunch on a student budget? Here’s where to find it."

Picture of the Year

NEWS

Zoe Kaiser

Hello, Dolly: Star alum Carol Channing brings smiles to students

 

Posted by: Samuel Williams Published:9/10/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Science Research Program :Special Meeting Wed. Sept. 16.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:9/9/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Chess Meets Friday 3:30PM! (link)

Want to play the oldest and greatest game in human history?  You won’t want to miss being part of the Lowell Chess juggernaut that has become one of the most formidable high school teams in California!  For over 100 years, Lowell Chess has produced winning chess in conjunction with Mechanics Institute at 57 Post St.  Once again, Room 114 will be alive with chess coaching from Patrick Fahey and Anthony Corrales with the support of Grandmaster Nick DeFirmian from the SF Mechanics Institute.  Female Chess Master Uyanga Byamba will once again visit Lowell Chess to promote participation in Lowell chess by 60% of the Lowell student body—our female students.  Last year, our regal team barely missed 1st place in the CalChess State Championship.  This year we are taking 1st place trophy against all the Silicon Valley “super schools”. Come and join the fun this Friday and every Friday at 3:30PM in Rm 114.  See you there!

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:8/28/15
Audience: Homepage and Students


Fall Play, Midsummer Night's Dream Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream! Thanks to all who auditioned! First read-through Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 3:45pm on the Carol Channing Stage. 

Cast List is Attached.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:8/23/15
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Auditions for Fall Play!!

Auditions for the fall play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 3:45p in the Steve Silver Theater (Room 110). Interested students should prepare a memorized 1-2 minute monologue that shows you off the best!  Also prepare eight bars from a song that you can sell!

All are invited to audition. See Ms. Bookwalter with questions.

Final cast list will be posted on Monday, August 24, 2015. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. This magical show will perform October 22 – October 25!

 

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:8/13/15
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


First Monthly AAPAC Meeting Thursday, August 20, 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Greetings and welcome back to school! Please join us for the first monthly AAPAC meeting of 2015 - 2016 on Thursday, August 20th from 5:30PM – 8:00PM. The theme for the first meeting is “Black Minds Matter: Empowering Our Own to Start the Year Strong.”

Along with welcoming old and new members to a new year for the AAPAC, we will hold a gallery walk demonstrating the goals of our different subcommittees, provide key tips and information for taking advantage of Back to School events and following your child’s academic progress, and share the AAPAC 2015 – 2016 Operating Guide the Parent Organization Subcommittee developed over the summer and a proposed statement from the AAPAC in support of the new math sequence.

We hope you join us and bring a friend. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

For more information, please contact: Landon Dickey: 415-516-5247 / DickeyL@sfusd.edu

Attachments:
Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/13/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Summer Health @ Lincoln High School

Students who are registered for summer health, please make sure to check loop mail daily for updates and messages regarding your session.

Session 1 begins Wednesday, June 10th. Session 2 begins Monday, June 29th. Class starts at 7:50 and ends at 1:10. We will be in room 139.

Students can receive free breakfast and lunch at Lincoln. Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:50, and lunch is served from 10:20-10:40.

Posted by: Stephanie Crabtree Published:6/8/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Fall Play Auditions!!!!

Auditions for the fall play will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 1pm in the Steve Silver Theater. (room 110)

Please prepare a memorized two minute monologue that shows off your skills.

Be prepared to sing 8 bars of a song of your choice and to perform a short dance, or other physical feat!

Any questions, ask Ms. Bookwalter.

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:5/19/15
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Summer Reading

All Lowell Students. Make sure to ask your English teacher, or check the Lowell website, for this year's summer reading titles. For incoming freshmen the book is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Update!! Titles for Ms Recht and Ms Galang's senior AP classes have changed. Please refer to this site's Summer Reading page.

Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:5/8/15
Audience: Homepage


LOWELL CHESS NARROWLY MISSES 1ST PLACE

The Lowell Chess Team narrrowly missed sweeping 1st place at the CalChess State Tournament at Santa Clara Convention Center this past weekend, finished with the 2nd place trophy and several individual trophies.  Team Lowell consisted of freshman Angela Xu, sophomores Hong Guan, Otto Schmidt and Leo Kitano, and junior Andy Yu, who were tied for 1st place going into the final round, competing against a dozen top Silicon Valley high school chess teams.  Lowell had the highest performance rating of the tournament.

Thanks goes to my assistant coach Anthony Corrales, one of the top chess talent development specialists in the U.S.  Anthony did a great job preparing our players.  Anthony’s duties now shift to preparing the U.S. Junior Team for the World Juniors in Greece this July.  Thanks also goes to Grandmaster Nick DeFirmian and The Mechanics Institute Chess Club with whom I’ve worked to develop chess in the schools for many years. Nick was a top U.S. grandmaster for over a generation.  Thanks also goes to Peter Dahl, long-time Lowell Chemistry teacher and chess coach from the 1960’s through the early 2000’s, took Lowell to the 1986 Nationals.  Mr. Dahl passed the Lowell Chess baton to me in 2004. It is an honor to be part of the legacy of The Mechanics Institute and the Lowell family.  Thanks also goes out to Lowell parents Pat Kitano and Anu Vaalas Schmidt for driving duties.  Stop by Rm 114 this Friday for pizza and chess and to congratulate Angela, Andy, Hong, Otto and Leo for their strong performance!

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:5/7/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


OHLONE THEATER CHAMPIONS

OHLONE 2015 THEATER CHAMPIONS

Every year, the Lowell Theater Department, headed by Ms. Bookwalter and Ms. Morris, attends a competition in Fremont, CA, known as The Ohlone High School Theatre Festival. We prepare one acts, scenes, monologues, and technical projects to compete against other high schools in California. 

Many of our events won trophies and many of our events went into finals. This year, specifically, we won the Judge’s Sweepstakes Award, which celebrates the fact that we won the most points, on average, per event. All the trophies are currently on display in the trophy case outside of the Carol Channing Theater.

We sent 89 students to the competition this year. Below are all the dedicated technicians, actors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and directors who participated in the event:

Julie Abitbol,  Kate Adler, Boris Alguliev, John Angeles, Ella Baker, Cleo Blackketter, Rowan Cassius, Kelvin Chen, Eric Cheung, Mina Choe, Jeffrey Chong, Shirley Chun, Avery Chung-Melino, Kate Colebrook, Ana Comesana, Gabriella Cory, Finnegan Damore Johann, Helena Denbroeder, Rajan Dumbhalia, Ruby Drake, Matthew Echols, Jack Fang, Thomas Fendert, Lauren Finnegan, Loidarosa Fontanilla, Joseph Genolio, Michael Gomez, Jon Ray Guevarra, Zola Hanson, Carter Hartsough, Sonia Hauser, Akeylah Hernandez, Josh Horwitz, Luke Howard, Tony Huang, David Huft, Lydia Jenkins-Sleczkowski, Izabel Jusino, Kali Kecskemeti, Laura Kennedy, Alexander Kharag, Marisa Kim, Marshall Kolderup-Lane, Brandon Kyono, Ivy La, Kira Lanoue, Paul Levinson-Muth, Allison Lee, Hannah Liu, Cara Loo, Amanda Ma, Sarah Magen. Reyana Maguad, Katherine McCarthy, Kenta Medina, Elizabeth Merski, Samara Meyer, Nora Mitchell, Erica Morgan, Jackson Murphy, Jerry Ng, Rachael No, Ruby Noto,  Oliver Noss, Caelan Noyes, Srinand Paruthiyil, Alyssa Poon, Troi Reese, Julia Roa, Zahra Rothschild, Priya Sankar, Charlotte Schwartz, Alexandra Shiff, Katherine Skinner, Adam Southwick, Claire Talbott, Brandon Tom, Linh-Chi Tran, Sofia Trogu, Jessica Tung, Jomar Villagracia, Patrick Villegas, Irene Wang, Sophia Weiss, Junsheng Xie, Athene Yip, Romi Yount, Daniel Zander, Alvin Zhou.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:5/5/15
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


4 Lowell Science Scholarships Available. Four $1,500 Julia Ye Science Scholarships are still available. Complete the short application by May 10, 2015.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:4/30/15
Audience: AP Physics C: B Site, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Congratulations to the 2015 AFSF Annual HS Design Competition Winners

Overall Design Superiority:  1st. Amy Oh, 2nd. Stephanie Tang and 3rd. Jackie Lin.  Drawing: 1st. Eric Cheung, 2nd. Allison Uba and 3rd. Ying Ying Yan.  Digital Presentation:  1st. Eric Cheung, 2nd. Maggie Dong and 3rd. Andrew Villanueva/Kenna Fung.  Model:  3rd. Eli Bennett.  Group Entry:  Alyssa Young and Angela Young.  Honorable Mention (Digital Presentation):  Lorelei Vaisse.

This year's design problem was to design a temporary and re-usuable pavilion to house special events for Superbowl 50 which will be played at Levi Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:4/30/15
Audience: Homepage


Lowell Dance Company Auditions and Level Placement

WHEN:  Friday, May 1st @ 3:35-6:15
WHERE:  Dance Studio
WHAT:  Be prepared to learn at least two combinations.  This is also a placement audition for dancers looking to take the advanced dance class.
See Ms. Jones for more information.

When committing to the company, you make a commitment to the full hours of training, education at school and always representing the Lowell VPA Department in a positive way.  

Using creative minds as a guide, company needs dancers who can express emotion and ideas through dance.

It is important to be open minded and accepting to new ideas and choreograph which includes a variety of techniques such as modern, contemporary and hiphop.
Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:4/28/15
Audience: Homepage


Teacher recommendation form for Julia Ye science scholarship. Feel free to write on the form and email it, if that's convenient.
Attachments:
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:4/27/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Student Voice Vote & Student Survey 2015

Use your student voice by taking a student survey and vote for next year’s student delegate and student advisory council representative for your school. Vote online by clicking here: https://district.sfusd.edu/schools/ss/

For more information, please go to sfusdsac.org or Salvador Lopez Barr
Telephone: (415) 314-1225 or Email: lopez-barrerass@sfusd.edu

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop Published:4/22/15
Audience: Homepage and Students


Passionate about female equality? Want a $750 Scholarship from Lift A Sista Up

Lift A Sista Up is now accepting scholarships and will be granting 7 scholarships to female seniors who are passionate about female equality. Come and join us at our information session Tuesday the 14th of April after school in the Wellness Center and learn more about the scholarship requirements and about female empowerment. If you have questions you can talk to Xavier Salazar in the Wellness Center. Pizza will be served!
See you there!

Posted by: Xavier Salazar Published:4/9/15
Audience: Xavier Salazar, All Grades and Homepage


Lowell Summer Health Education (at Lincoln High School)

Thanks to the PTSA funding, Lowell is able to offer its students Health Education courses this summer again.  This year, due to construction on Lowell’s campus, Lowell’s Health Education Summer Class will be held on Lincoln High School’s campus.  According to the tentative calendar of the district summer schools, courses may be offered in two sessions (dates are tentative and may change according to district summer school dates).

 

Session 1:                  June 10th—June 25th                         8:00AM—1:30PM
Session 2:                  June 29th—July 15th                          8:00AM—1:30PM

 

Students who choose to attend the Lowell Health Education course MUST attend all classes as scheduled.  Students with less than 60 hours of seating time will not receive credit for the course.  If you have three (3) tardies, you may be dropped from the class as well.  Since spaces are limited, priority will be given to the first 80 students per session. Priority will be given to the Class of 2016 (1st), 2017 (2nd), 2018 (3rd). 

Application must be submitted to the counseling office before Friday, MAY 1, 2015

 

Summer Health Teachers:               Lisa Cole & Stephanie Crabtree

Posted by: Stephanie Crabtree Published:4/8/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


New Yummy School Lunches - Try them this month!

Encourage your child to try new, student developed school lunches!

Get excited for some brand-new lunches on the menu on April 7, 9, and 14! SFUSD students helped design these meals, which are made of premium ingredients according to the district’s stringent “real food” standards:  

  • Orange Chicken Rice Bowl, on the menu for the first time April 7: Seasoned brown rice topped with grilled chicken and carrots, tossed in our house orange sauce made with just a hint of chili flakes, and served alongside edamame, fresh fruit, and milk.

  • Chicken Pizza Party Salad, on the menu for the first time April 9: Crisp romaine lettuce topped with grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, and croutons, served with a 'pizza sauce' dressing and a whole grain dinner roll. Served alongside broccoli and ranch, fresh fruit, and milk.

  • Mac & Cheeseburger Pasta, on the menu for the first time April 14: Whole-grain rich macaroni noodles topped with a tangy tomato sauce, seasoned ground beef, and cheddar cheese. Served with broccoli, fresh fruit, and milk.

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/2/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Vote to Support SF District 7 Funding of Robotics Teams voting open from 3/30 to 4/10

District 7 of San Francisco (where Lowell is) runs a Participatory Budgeting Program which allows residents and people who work in District 7 to vote on how the city should spend its tax dollars.

The Lowell Robotics Team put in a proposal for the city to support LEGO robotics teams in the District 7 K-8 schools. 

If you are 16 years or older, please help our proposal "District 7 K-8 Robotics Teams" succeed by voting for it online at http://sfbos.org/participatorybudgeting starting on March 30th until April 10th


People 16 and older will also be able to vote in person at the following times and locations:
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
West Portal Library, 10am-12pm
Alice Fong Yu Alternative School, 1pm-4pm
Ingleside Library, 4pm-7pm
_____________________
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Ingleside Library, 1pm-3pm
West Portal Library, 3pm-6pm
________________
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
West Portal Library, 10pm-1pm
Stonestown Family YMCA, 1pm-5pm
Ingleside Library, 3pm-6pm

 

Posted by: Bryan Cooley Published:3/26/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Dong Lieu Memorial Prize Application (Science Scholarships for This Summer)

The Lowell Alumni Association offers a $1,000 prize for a student interested in taking a college science or math course or participating in a science or math enrichment program this summer. Scholarships are possible for multiple students. You can choose where you want to go. Students must have good grades in science or math courses at Lowell and have overcome obstacles to be good students, such as low family income, primary language at home is not English, neither parent has a college degree, single parent family, or other barriers.  A short application is required (see attachment).  Applications must be received between March 18, 2015 and April 12, 2015, by Ms. Swett in her faculty mailbox or in the office behind the attendance office (enter through Room 131).  Award(s) will be presented in May at the Lowell Alumni Association Awards ceremony.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:3/18/15
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers


Summer Jobs, Internships, Engineering Camp and other opportunities - apply now!
March, 2015
 
Help students make the most of their summer!

This newsletter contains opportunities for students to learn, grow and even earn some money this summer. Please share relevant opportunities with your students. Contact Veronica Reilly with any questions. 
 

CTE Summer Career Exploration Program
Applications due April 10th
 
·      Students will have an opportunity to explore careers related to one of the following: automotive technology, building and construction, environmental technology, and urban agriculture
·      The programs are open to current SFUSD sophomores and juniors
·      Students will earn 5 high school credits and $1000 (before taxes and deductions)
·      Students will participate in worksite rotations twice per week, and visit Bay Area colleges
·      Students will learn about Apprenticeship programs and local training programs
 
Use this link to download all the application materials:

MYEEP
Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program
 
Internship training and placement for SF youth ages 14-17. Mentoring and personalized job experience based on your interests/career plans. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Applications will be released on March 16th and will be due back on April 10th. You can have your local MYEEP representative come and talk to your class about the internships and how to fill out the application. Check out the website for contact information and to access the application:

www.myeep.org
 
 
USF Upward Bound
Preparing bright and promising high school students, from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, to succeed in college
 
The programs provides the following: The Upward Bound Summer Experience includes a five week residence program and Southern California College Tour, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Enrichment, Instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school.

Please use this link for more information and to apply:

http://www.usfca.edu/upwardbound/
 
 
Summer Engineering Institute at SF State
Explore different types of engineering
Students must be nominated by March 16th
 
Summer Engineering Institute is a two-week residential summer camp at San Francisco State University designed to provide real-world context to the study of engineering through practical, applied and hands-on problem solving and design-oriented projects. Open to high school sophomores and juniors.

Please use this link for more information and to apply:

http://www.canadacollege.edu/stemcenter/highschoolstudents.php
 
 
Many Additional Opportunities
Check out the Productive Summer Guide 

Darlene M. Cárdenas from the Department of College and Career Readiness has put together the Productive Summer Guide with many summer opportunities. Consider reserving some time in the computer lab in the upcoming weeks to have students choose one or two summer opportunities and apply for them. 

Please use this link for more information about a variety of summer opportunities for students:

http://goo.gl/T8DyfB
Posted by: Norman Nager Published:3/14/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Sign Up for the Monthly Family Email Newsletter

Our monthly family email newsletter will keep you updated on what's new at SFUSD, such as curriculum or testing changes, highlight important deadlines, and share tips and tricks on various parenting topics. We'll only email you a maximum of twelve issues a year, and you can always unsubscribe at any point. Check out past issues if you're interested.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/10/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Signup for Friday's Chess Simul

The chess simul with female chess master Uyanga Byambaa is coming up.  Lowell students interested in reserving a seat and a chess board to play against female chess master Uyanga Byambaa in Room 114 can sign up now. 
Click the link below that will take you to the online sign-up sheet.  The chess simul on Friday Feb 27 at 3:30PM in Room 114.  
Typing in your name reserves one chess board seat.  Seats are going fast, so sign up early, and come early to choose a seat.  Seats will not be assigned.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:2/22/15
Audience: Homepage


2015 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 National Scholastic Art & Writing Award Lowell artist Winners (Regional):  Emma Bond–Honorable Mention (Portfolio), Silver Key (Photography), 2 Honorable Mentions (Photography); Eric Cheung–Silver Key (Architecture); Hannah Cosseimon–Honorable Mention (Digital Art); Haolin Fang– Honorable Mention (Sculpture); Marisa Ling– Honorable Mention (Comic Art), Silver Key (Art Portfolio), Honorable Mention (Painting), Gold Key (Painting), Silver Key (Painting); Heather Mclean–Honorable Mention (Ceramic & Glass), Silver Key (Drawing and Illustration), Honorable Mention (Photography); Sophia Qin–2 Gold Keys (Drawing and Illustration), Silver Key (Drawing and Illustration); Athitaya Rungpetch–Honorable Mention (Photography); Megan Yee– Honorable Mention (Jewelry), Honorable Mention (Sculpture).  Visual Arts Teachers: Janssen, Pollak & Rode

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:2/6/15
Audience: Homepage


Information about Measles for Parents

There has been a recent outbreak of measles in California and neighboring states. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) have collaborated to offer free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines to current SFUSD students. All families are encouraged to first seek care with their primary health care provider, if they have one.

If your child needs a vaccine, contact the School Health Center at 415-242-2615 for more information or go to one of our onsite clinics. Find out more about measles vaccinations and where to get them.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/5/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Join us for a talk by a leading UCSF expert about careers in science and current research on viruses that cause cancer. The UCSF-Lowell Science Research Program Presents Lowell alumnus Dr. JJ Miranda. Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF. Assistant Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology: Lowell High School, Class of 1998 Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30PM – 5:00PM Room S202
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:2/3/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Art Teachers Exhibition

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Posted by: Kirsten Janssen Published:2/3/15
Audience: Homepage


Schools Open Feb. 16 and Closed Feb. 19 and 20

Please remember that all SFUSD schools are open on Monday, Feb. 16 and closed on Feb. 19 and 20 for Lunar New Year and Presidents Day. Last year, the SFUSD Calendar Committee, which is comprised of SFUSD labor unions and parent organizations, decided to observe the two holidays consecutively in order to reduce disruption of learning time for students.

Public transportation in the city will be running on a limited schedule, so please visit 511.org to plan your commute to school and work if necessary.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/3/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


2015 TACT Scholarship Awards for SFUSD Graduating Seniors

The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in May 2015 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarships up to $2000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with the letters of recommendation and official transcript by February 11, 2015.

Visit tactsf.weebly.com for more information and to download the application.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:1/19/15
Audience: Homepage, VICCI Homepage, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers) and Parents


PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS WANTED *Join the staff of The Lowell* Info-session Thursday 3:30 Room S108

Join the Photo and Multimedia Staff of The Lowell

Get your work published in The Lowell Magazine and on TheLowell.org

You don't need to have a lot of experience, you just have to like telling stories with photos or video and be willing to learn. We'll train you in the technical stuff

For more information contact thelowellnews at gmail dot com

Info-Session Thursday 3:30 pm Room S108

 

Posted by: Samuel Williams Published:1/12/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The UCSF-Lowell Science Research Program Presents Dr. Andrew D. Leavitt, M.D. Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine at UCSF, Medical Director of the UCSF Blood and Marrow Transplant Laboratory, Assistant Medical Director of the UCSF Blood Bank. Join us for a talk by a leading UCSF expert about Non-malignant hematological diseases (blood diseases that are not cancer) Wednesday January 14, 2015 3:30PM – 5:00PM Room S202
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/8/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Lowell Science Research Program, Spring 2015 Begins on Monday, Jan. 12 at 3:45 pm in room S202

 The Lowell Science Research Program, Spring 2015

 

Begins on Monday, Jan. 12

at 3:45 pm in room S202

 

1st meeting, Mon, 12th -- Recent Lowell Alumni will conduct a college advice panel and summer internship applications will be distributed. Students may sign up for credit—this is optional.

 

2nd meeting, Wed, 14th – Distinguished UCSF professor, Dr. Andrew Leavitt, will give a talk on non-malignant hematological disorders. Students may sign up for credit—this is optional.

 

3rd meeting, Wed, 21st – Julia will demonstrate how to give a science presentation.

 

One special aspect of our second semester is that students will learn – as part of a group -- how to present a science article that interests them. In college and grad school this is called a Journal Club Presentation.

 

            We have expanded the program for this semester. Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year - Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:45PM to 5:30PM from 1/12 through 4/13 (except holidays) in addition summer, 2015.

 

Our planned talks from distinguished UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley faculty will include nano biotechnology, stem cells, hematology, germ cells, computational biology, computer science, computational physics, DNA self assembly and much much more.

 

The Lowell Science Research Program provides interested Lowell students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of original science research from distinguished university faculty, post docs and grad students. All students will learn some of the skills required in modern research laboratories. Some students will have the opportunity to perform research themselves and learn how to publicly present as well as publish their work.

 

The main purposes of the Lowell Science Research Program are to inspire Lowell students to consider pursuing a life in science and complete a real science research project in an area that interests them.

 

Lowell students will be taught and mentored by M.D.-Ph.D. students in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF.

 

In addition, Lowell students will be mentored by distinguished faculty members at UCSF who have agreed to take Lowell students into their labs at UCSF to engage in research.

                                                                                                                              

The faculty will assign them a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow as a mentor as well as mentor the Lowell student themselves.

 

The program is open to all Lowell students. Course credit will be offered but is optional. And --  saving the best for last -- there will be snacks. 

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/5/15
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Congratulations to Lowell Shakespearean actors

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE FIRST ROUND OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION’S SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION 2014

FIRST PLACE:       KATE MCCARTHY

SECOND PLACE:     SRI PARUTHIYIL

THIRD PLACE:     KALI KECSKEMETI

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FROM ALL THE JUDGES TO:

AKEYLAH HERNANDEZ, WINNER OF CLASSY FINAL

 

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:12/19/14
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


West Side Story Auditions

 

The Performing Arts Department welcomes all interested students to Acting and Voice Auditions for the spring musical, West Side Story. Auditions will be held after school  in the Choir Room (70), Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 11. Please prepare a song and bring your music for the accompanist. Monologues should be no more than one minute long. Sign up  for a time slot outside of the choir room.

Please see Mr. Chan or Ms. Bookwalter with questions. 

For ALL auditioners:  there is a mandatory movement/dance audition  with Ms Jones after in the Dance Studio on Wednesday, December 10.

If you have questions, please see Ms. Jones.

See you there!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:12/7/14
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Hematology symposium at Lowell on Friday Dec. 5

The Lowell Science Research Program is proud to present an American Society of Hematology symposium at Lowell on Friday Dec. 5.  Six highly distinguished medical researchers will be giving talks to the Lowell community. The initial presentation is in the auditorium blocks 2 & 3. This will be followed by 6 different breakout sessions in science lab rooms {S202,S204,261,263,235,241} during blocks 4 & 5. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The very latest knowledge and research in blood cancers will be discussed. In the breakout sessions, 3 professors from UCSF will interview their patients undergoing targeted treatment so students can witness and appreciate the human impact of these diseases and recent treatment advances. Thank you to the teachers who have let their students attend this unique opportunity.

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:12/2/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Gun Safety Tips

Every 30 minutes a child or teen dies or is injured from a gun. Too often the child has obtained the weapon from his/her home. We are committed to creating a safe environment for our students. Please take the time to read up on gun safety to keep our schools, homes, communities, and children safe from gun violence.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/2/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Dance Ensemble Auditions for West Side Story!!

West Side Story Dance Ensemble Auditions!

When:  Thursday, December 4th, 3:35-5:30pm

Where:  Dance Studio

Wear dance attire and be prepared to learn a couple dance combinations.

See Ms. Jones in the dance studio for more information.

 

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:12/1/14
Audience: Dance 1A Site, Dance 1B Site, Dance 2A Site, Dance 2B Site, Dance 3A Site, Dance 3B Site, Dance Production 2B Site, Dance Production A Site and Homepage


A discussion with leading experts about careers in science and medicine. S202. 3:45-5:00pm
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:11/25/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


WEST SIDE STORY

The Visual & Performing Arts department is excited to announce the spring musical:

West Side Story, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and story by Arthur Laurents.

Auditions begin in early December for a March 12th opening.

Wendy Jones, choreographer; Kyla Morris, technical director; Othello Jefferson, music director;  Mitch Wagner and Michele Winter, orchestra leader; Terry Bookwalter and Jason Chan, Director.

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:11/21/14
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Congratulations to senior Ruby Drake, 2015 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist

Ruby is a national finalist in the cinematic arts category.  She is invited to Miami, FL to participate in master classes & interdisciplinary workshops in January.  Her winning film, "Overflow," can be viewed here.

Attachments:
Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:11/20/14
Audience: Homepage


Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Robotics Team 11/21 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Lowell Robotics Team's Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction is next Friday, November 21 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the cafeteria! Help our team reach new endeavors in our fourth year! Enjoy unlimited pasta, robot demonstrations, a silent auction, and engineering challenges for all ages. Purchase a ticket for only $15 on www.team4159.org, from a team member, or at the door.

 
 
Posted by: Bryan Cooley Published:11/13/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Applications for LAA Scholarship and Fee Reductions due Nov. 21st.

Time is running out to apply for the AP fee reduction, you must submit all of the following:  1) AP Fee Reduction Application Request Form; 2) Student Eligibility Verification Form (SEVF); 3) Photocopy of the letter you received from SFUSD Student Nutritional Services as proof that you qualify for the program OR a copy of a completed 1040 Income Tax Return Form (2013 year).

 The AP Fee Reduction Application Request Form and Student Eligibility Verification Form (SEVF) is available in the AP office (Room 132) or Mr. Ivan Yee’s office (Room 102).  They must be returned to either the AP office (Room 132) or the AP box located outside Mr. Ivan Yee’s office (Room 102) by Friday, November 21st.  Please note that NO applications for AP Fee Reduction will be accepted after the November 21st deadline, so submit on time!

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:11/12/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Monday, November 10th is C-code - Block 1 starts at 7:35 am, Block 2 at 8:25 am

No late start because of Tuesday's Veteran's Day holiday.  Block 1 starts at 7:35 am on Monday, November 10, 2014.

 

Monday and Thursday = C-code

Wednesday and Friday - B-code

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:11/7/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers


Internet Safety Day is Friday, November 7

All students will be given a lesson on Internet Safety: "Privacy Online" during an extended Registry on Friday, November 7th.  See Modified "B" schedule link under "Bell Schedules" in the left column of this front page or look at this week's bulletin for Friday's schedule.

Posted by: Holly Giles Published:11/5/14
Audience: Homepage


Schools Open Oct. 31, 2014--Be There!

San Francisco’s public schools will be in session on Friday, October 31 as planned. There is a lot to celebrate with the Giants winning the World Series and Halloween. Each school community is determining what works best for its students and staff to mark this momentous occasion in a safe environment. Every day and every minute of instruction counts.  We do not want students to lose time in class and encourage families to make sure their child is in school on Friday and ready to learn.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/30/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


NEED DANCE CONTRACT ON FILE TO GO TO BOAT!

If you are planning on going to Boat this Saturday, you must have a signed dance contract on file to get on the boat. Please turn them in to the Dean or to any 2015 Senior Board member ASAP.

Posted by: Sara Dean Published:10/28/14
Audience: Sara Dean, AP Psychology A Site, AP Psychology B Site, Leadership 1A Site, Leadership 1B Site, Registry 1415 (Room 233) Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, World History A Site, World History B Site, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


BREAKFAST at school, New options starting NOW!!!

“Starting Tuesday, October 28, easy and delicious Grab N Go Breakfast will be available in the office hall on “Meeting Mondays” at 9 am and from 9:20 to 9:40 all other days! Breakfasts are free if you qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and $1.50 otherwise.  A sample breakfast is yummy Yogurt and Granola “make-your-own-parfait” - come grab one and take it to class! You can eat your breakfast during Reg, and the breakfast even counts as a tardy pass… yet another reason not to skip breakfast!  (Students with Meal-Pay Plus, the system to prepay for meals, pay by entering their PIN number, in the same manner as students receiving free meals.)”

Posted by: Maryann Rainey Published:10/28/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Get Your News from The Lowell Online
Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:10/20/14
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


SPIRIT DAYS!!

Next week is Spirit Week! Show some Cardinal Pride!

 

Tired Tuesday (pajamas, etc.)

Westside Wednesday (Giants, Niners, Warriors gear)

Plaid Thursday

Cardinal Friday (Lowell Spirit Red, or Lowell Gear)

Posted by: Sara Dean Published:10/9/14
Audience: Sara Dean, AP Psychology A Site, AP Psychology B Site, Leadership 1A Site, Leadership 1B Site, Registry 1415 (Room 233) Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, World History A Site, World History B Site, All Grades, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Parents - Alumni - Still seeking participants for Freshmen Career Day - Wed. Oct. 15, 8-1:45 AM

The goal of Freshmen career day is to expose students  to a variety career choices. Students need to learn how people travel their career paths. If you own a business, or have a profession you wish to share with students on Oct. 15th, please contact me. 

We especially need: Artist, musician, architect, engineer, tradespeople, research specialists, biotech, not for profits, - but all are welcome. We have had many cancellations due to a variety of conflicting busy schedules and now we are trying to fill in our missing professions. Thanks so much for considering helping out by representing your career. Contact me: Norman Nager - nagern@sfusd.edu  

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:10/8/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Armistead Maupin, Author of Tales of the City to speak at Lowell

Armistead Maupin, acclaimed author of the popular Tales of the City will be speaking at Lowell on Wednesday, October 22 during Block 3 in the Carol Channing Auditorium. Students, teachers and staff are invited.

Posted by: Cathy Ehlen Innis Published:10/8/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Personal Statement Weekend

826 Valencia is proud to announce our sixth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 25 and 26 at Mission High School. We invite all SFUSD high school seniors to register to a weekend of free college essay help.

 

Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 25 and 26, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students in the process of writing their college application and scholarship essays, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing and brain food to keep them going.

 

Registering for the event as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for more information and to sign up. You can choose to attend one or more two-hour session(s) on either or both days. Advance registration is required so we can best prepare to meet each student's individual needs.

 

Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 191 students over the weekend, and this year we are hoping to set a new record. Seniors: don't miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements, making them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!  

Contact essayhelp@826valencia.org with questions.

Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/7/14
Audience: Homepage


Honors English Exam

Attention 9th Graders.  Are you interested in taking Honors English next semester?  The English department will be holding the Honors Placement Exam on Tues., October 28. Please print and fill out the attached form and return to your English teacher by October 20.  If you have questions, ask your English teacher.

Attachments:
Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:10/6/14
Audience: Homepage


TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit - October 18

2014 TeenTechSF GLOBAL Youth Summit

Saturday, October 18  8:30am-12:30pm

100-200 participants from 32 diverse Bay Area high schools

Global livestream with partners in China, France, Peru, Morocco!

 

More information and Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teentechsf-global-youth-tech-summit-partner-school-registration-registration-11519484087

 

 

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/1/14
Audience: Associates, Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


VICCI Center looking for volunteers

VICCI Center—College & Career Counseling, welcomes new volunteers—3 hours/week—9AM to noon, or noon to 3PM. (Basic office & PC skills are helpful.) Parents & guardians with interest, or experience in the college application process, and who welcome the opportunity to meet some of the greatest kids on the planet (besides your kid of course) sign-up with Marilyn Scholze, marilynscholze@gmail.com

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:9/29/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Lowell Science Research Program Begins 5th Year on Oct. 6
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:9/23/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students and Homepage


Mark your calendar: College info Night, Oct 8th

COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT
All parents and students are welcome
Representatives from UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University & University of San Francisco
When: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Time:    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where: Auditorium

Information Covered:

  •  What makes a competitive applicant
  • Admission process & requirements
  • Question & Answer Session

Translation will be available in Cantonese and Spanish

Please RSVP if you need translation with Jennie Chu @ 415-759-2730 ext. 3101

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:9/19/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff and Teachers


Paxti's Pizza Night (English Dept. Fundraiser) 9/22

Come support our English department on Monday, 9/22, at Patxi's Pizza on 9th and Irving.  See the flyer for more info.

Posted by: Bryan A. Ritter Published:9/10/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PBS Video about vaccines & immunization: Explore the science of immunization and discover more about the risks of opting out of vaccinations with NOVA's Vaccines-Calling the Shots

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. The new NOVA special "Vaccines – Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explores the science behind vaccinations, hears from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and sheds light on the risks of opting out. Nurse Rainey is a firm believer in the value of vaccines and is well aware of the dangers of not being vaccinated! The diseases that vaccines prevent are deadly and damaging. Be well, Be vaccinated! Watch the program on PBS. Watch the PBS Youtube snipit of the snow in the link below for a 3 minute video.

 

Watch the video online here.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:9/9/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Free Visual Arts Program for ages 12-20.

The deadline to apply for Southern Exposure’s Fall 2014 session of the Youth Advisory Board is this Friday, September 12, 2014. This free visual arts program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. Apply now, as space is limited!

The Youth Advisory Board offers students (ages 12–21) the ability to develop skills in a range of disciplines as they collaboratively create a community-based project over the course of four months from September through December. Projects range from experimental videos, comic ’zines, exhibitions and installations. This program is for youth artists who are at the beginner to intermediate skill level.  The program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, September 16 – December 11, 2014. The application deadline is September 12, 2014. Click here for more information and to apply to the Youth Advisory Board!

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/9/14
Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Lawrence Hall of Science TechHive Internship Program - Apply Now!

Applications Due: September 6th, 2014

 

What is TechHive?  

An interactive tech community for teens to innovate, collaborate, and create.

 

The Lawrence Hall of Science’s TechHive Internship program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 year. Youth in 9-12th grade are eligible to apply for an unpaid internship in the TechHive Studio!

 

TechHive interns work on designing, making, and sharing projects related to science, technology, engineering, and computer science. TechHive interns also have the opportunity to test products and activities with undergraduate engineering students from UC Berkeley. No prior experience with programming or tools are necessary, but a strong interest in teamwork, learning skills, and teaching another peer is valued. TechHive interns select from one of three tracks: designing, teaching, or media production.

 

TechHive interns work in Berkeley at the Lawrence Hall of Science's TechHive Studio on Saturdays. TechHive students have access to design software and hardware tools including a 3D printer.  In few cases, interns will be asked to volunteer for shifts on Sundays and holidays for special events and classes. 

 

Interns must commit to signing up and working a minimum of 70 hours/semester in the Fall and 90 hours/semester in the Spring. (This is about three days in a given month). Interns must also be able to commit to the requirements of hands-on training on the first Saturdays of the month.

 

To learn more, see some of our videos on YouTube

 

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this online application

 

Note that students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply!

 

Questions should be directed to info@techhivestudio.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students and Homepage


Student Password Reset Scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2014

To increase security, improve access, and take advantage of Google Apps for Education, we will need to create new passwords for all students.


All passwords will be changed the morning of Monday, August 25th at 8:15 am.

 

Please note that current passwords will no longer work as of Monday morning. 
 

Students will need to use their new passwords to access School Loop, district computers, wifi, Google Docs, Chromebooks, etc.


Students using School Loop in middle and high school are advised to change their password upon receiving the new one.
 

To change your password, go to mylogin.sfusd.edu while at school and follow the instructions.
 

Passwords must have the following:

  • At least eight (8) characters.
  • At least one (1) upper-case character.
  • At least one (1) 1 number.


Thank you.

Posted by: David Malone, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Release tonight (8/22) at 11 pm PDT

School Loop will do a release tonight (8/22/14) at 11 pm PDT. Websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most users will be able to log in after 1 hour.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


PAID Community Internship for Teens. Apply by 9/5/14

Dear Students,

 

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Working with kids? Are you motivated to learn new job skills? The BEETS program is hiring for fall interns!  This internship will allow you to learn how to grow healthy food, work with a diverse group of teens and positively impact the community.

 

Applications must be received by Friday, September 5th at 5pm.

 

Our BEETS interns:

 

*   Maintain community and school gardens in the Western Addition

*   Learn critical job skills (resume/cover letter writing, job search, interviewing, etc.)

*   Assist our elementary school garden classes

*   Attend field trips and educational opportunities

*   Earn ~$800/session (depending on hours worked)

 

Eligibility:

 

*   15-19 years of age on September 18, 2014

*   Living in San Francisco (priority given to those living in the Western Addition)

*   Interested in gaining experience in basic horticulture, environmental education, and basic job skills

*   Able to commit to the entire fall 2014 session: September 18 - December 11, 2014

*   Available: Tuesday and Thursday 3:45pm-5:45pm and 1-2 Saturdays/Month (Additional hours weekday afternoons as scheduled)

 

Download applications on our website<http://www.communitygrows.org/news/2014/08/recruiting-teens-15-19-for-fall-beets-program/>. or see attached.

 

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Tang

BEETS Program Manager

CommunityGrows<http://www.communitygrows.org>

cell: 415.298.7055

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/20/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Attention all dreamers and DACA immigrant students! | ¡Atención, todos los alumnos en el programa DREAMers y Acción Diferida para la Llegada de Menores (DACA)! | 請注意: 所有夢想法案學生(DREAMers)及暫緩違返青少年計劃學生(DACA)

Attention all dreamers and DACA immigrant students!

 

¡Atención, todos los alumnos en el programa DREAMers y Acción Diferida para la Llegada de Menores (DACA)!

 

請注意: 所有夢想法案學生(DREAMers)及暫緩違返青少年計劃學(DACA)

 

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Posted by: Christina Wong, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/15/14
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD Science PD Thursday 8:00am-3:35pm

Dear SFUSD Science Teachers,
 
Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer vacation and that you

are ready for another great school year.  We are really looking forward to

reconnecting and sharing in a great day of science learning.  On Thursday,

August 14th, we will be meeting at Francisco Middle School

(2190 Powell Street) from 8:00am-3:35pm for a full-day professional

development.  We will be providing coffee in the morning (just coffee!) and

lunch.
 
This PD is for ALL high school science teachers and middle school teachers

that teach ONLY Science (if you’re a middle school science/math teacher,

you will be attending the math PD day at MLK unless otherwise directed by

your site administrator).
 
You can preview the agenda and workshops here. There will be a limited

number of paper copies available on Thursday. You are encouraged to

review and select your sessions beforehand to help facilitate your registration

process.  Some workshops may fill up faster than others, so please arrive on

time to get your first choices. PLEASE NOTE: every teacher will need to

complete the mandatory science safety training as one of the three sessions.

Workshop registration will happen on site.  Cornerstone registration is NOT

available for workshops. 
 
Parking is limited and street parking is a challenge in this area. We

encourage you to carpool, bike, or take public transportation if possible. 

Francisco's upper lot will be open for first come first serve parking; you will

need to enter the lot from Francisco Street (see map here).
 
We look forward to seeing you soon,
The SFUSD Science Team

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US! 

The Science Team at C & I is here to support your science education needs. 

 

Bonnie Daley, TSA - Middle School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Casey Passmore, TSA - Middle School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Katie Tobin, TSA - High School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Dawn Rege, TSA - High School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Eric Lewis, TSA - High School Science Content Specialist, LEAD - High Schools Division

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/13/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Free Teen Science Night at California Academy of Science 8/15/14

 

FREE!

2nd Annual Teen Science Night 

California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park

 Friday, August 15th 2014    6:30-9:30 pm

 

-All Bay Area Teens (13-18 years old) Welcome

-Engage with the fascinating world of science.

-Free, fun-filled, non-stop science exploration event.

 

RSVPs are required, sign up at the Eventbrite link below.

 

Eventbrite: https://AcademyTSN2014.eventbrite.com/

 

Also, keep up-to-date with our official Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/665105750237562/

 

Please help us spread the word by forwarding or sharing this event with your friends.

 

For more information contact:

Justin Canty

Youth Programs Coordinator

California Academy of Sciences

p. 415.379.5104

F. 415.379.5711

jcanty@calacademy.org

www.calacademy.org<http://www.calacademy.org/>

Attachments:
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/11/14
Audience: Associates, Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Congratulations to Emma Bond and Athitaya (Tanya) Rungpetch for their winning photography in the 2015 SF Elks Lodge Art Contest
Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:6/4/14
Audience: Homepage


Summer Reading 2014

Attention All Lowell Students!  The English Department has chosen books for Summer Reading.  Ask your English teacher for the title and author or check the English Department page on the Lowell website.  

Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:5/21/14
Audience: Homepage


Fall Play 2014 Auditions!

It's that time of year again!  All current freshman, sophomores, and juniors are invited to come and audition for next year's Fall Play!

To audition, prepare a 2 minute monologue that shows you off, and be ready to move and sing!

Auditions will be held this Friday, May 23rd starting at 1:45pm in the Steve Silver Theater (room 110).

See Ms. Bookwalter for any questions.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:5/20/14
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:

  If you have missed an examination and wish to take a makeup examination.  The makeup examination will be held on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  Please see Mr. Yee or a member of the AP team in Room 132.  A late test is not automatically ordered, you must place a late order by filling out a late order form.  You can get a late order form from Room 132.  The deadline to order is Friday, May 16, 2014 by 1:00 pm

 

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:5/14/14
Audience: Ivan K Yee, Advanced Placement (AP), All Grades and Homepage


Competition Architecture Models & Drawings on Display in VPA Wing

Architecture models and drawings submitted to the AFSF Annual HS Design Competition are on display in the VPA Wing large display case.  This year's design problem was to design a Youth Health and Fitness Center in the Presidio.  The models & drawings will be rotated so more student work will be exhibited.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:5/12/14
Audience: Homepage


Summer Health at Balboa: Session 1 and Session 2 Rosters

Thank you students who submitted their applications for the Summer Health Education class through Lowell, which will be hosted at Balboa High School's campus.

Attached you will find a list of the students who are signed up for Session 1 in the left hand column (June 11th--June 26th, 8:00 AM--1:20 PM), and students who are signed up for Session 2 in the right hand column (June 30th--July 16th, 8:00 AM--1:20 PM). We just want to remind students that in order to receive credit for the course, the expectation is full participation and attendance during the entire session, which is 12 days, and 5 hours each day.

Please be on the look out for further instructions regarding classroom assignments, etc.

Thanks again, and we look forward to teaching you over the summer!

Ms. Cole and Ms. Crabtree

Posted by: Stephanie Crabtree Published:5/9/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


FREE Summer Job + Youth Resource Fair THIS SATURDAY! Ages 16-24

Saturaday May 10, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm

Pier 35, The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Connect with employers who are hiring youth this summer and meet job coaches who can assist with job searches, resumes, and interview skills.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Attachments:
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/8/14
Audience: Homepage


OHLONE 2014 PARTICIPANTS

This year, Lowell Theater sent 77 actors and techies, accompanied by Ms. Bookwalter and Ms. Morris, to the 2014 Ohlone College High School Theatre Festival in Fremont, CA. We sent most of our events to finals, placed among several acting and tech categories, and won the overall Tech Sweepstakes award. The entire cohort also had a blast! Listed below are all of our participating actors and techies.

Kate Adler, Boris Alguliev, Katherine Balestrieri, Alexandra Beem, Alma Carranza, Rowan Cassius, Luciano Chan, Jennifer Chen, Kelvin Chen, Ruby Chen, Praise Ching, Shirley Chun, Avery Chung-Melino, Kate Colebrook, Ana Comesana, Gabriella Cory, Helena Denbroeder, Rajan Dumbhalia, Matthew Echols, Jack Fang, Thomas Fendert, Lauren Finnegan, Joseph Genolio, Charlie Gregoratos, Zola Hanson, Jessi Hagelshaw, Carter Hartsough, Ajeya Hernandez, Jakob Hofso, Rebecca Hughes, Teresa Ibarra, Mica Jarmel-Schneider, Lydia Jenkins-Sleckowski, Izabel Jusino, Mia Kalo, Kali Kecksemeti, Rollin Kung, Ivy La, Jolina Lam, Kira Lanoue, Mary Latibashvilli, Allison Lee, Jenna Lee, Wendy Lee, Wendy Li, Reyana Maguad, Carolyn Maung, Kate McCarthy, Lizzie Merski, Nick Mesler, Nora Mitchell, Bruno Montes-Avila, Josh Muller, Jackson Murphy, Jerry Ng, Oliver Noss, Caelan Noyes, Sofiya Ozbek, Srinand Paruthiyil, Alyssa Poon, Troi Reese, Selena Saad, Priya Sankar, Adam Southwick, Elizabeth Stern, Claire Talbott, Lauren Taylor, Linh-chi Tran, Sharlene Tsui, Elisa Vidales, Jomar Villagracia, Sophia Weiss, Matthew Wong, Yu Ling Wu, Athene Yip, Romi Yount, Danny Zander, Huimin Zhang

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:5/7/14
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Student Voice VOTE 2014

Use your student voice by taking a student survey and vote for next year’s Student Delegate and Student Advisory Council School Representative.

Vote Online during April 29th thru May 16th
https://district.sfusd.edu/schools/ss/default.aspx

Posted by: Salvador Lopez-Barreras, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/30/14
Audience: Homepage


Learn about Summer Jobs This Sat., May 10

This Saturday, May 10, meet companies hiring youth for summer jobs, watch a fashion show to help you dress professionally, practice interview skills, get resume tips, and enter a drawing. Don't forget to dress as if for an interview and bring a resume!

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/29/14
Audience: Homepage


Congratulations to the Lowell winners of the 45th Annual AFSF High School Design Competition

Congratulations to the Lowell architecture student winners in the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco's 45th Annual High School Design Competition.  This year's problem was to design a Youth & Fitness Center in the Presidio.  The Overall Design Superiority category went to Eli Bennett. Eric Cheung tied for second.  Eli was awarded a full scholarship to study architecture at CCA this summer.  He will also be featured on Autodesk's website.  Awards in the Model category went to Austin Monterola (first) and Allison Tsui.  Honorable Mentions were given to Amy Oh, Alec Fong, Jenny Cong, Jackie Lin and Eli Bennett.  Past competitions can be viewed on Youtube, search for AFSF design competition.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:4/28/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Dance Company Auditions!!

WHEN:  May 1st and 2nd, 3:35 - 6:30

WHERE:  Dance Studio

Please come prepared to dance and learn a variety of styles.  You will be directed to improvise as well as work in small groups on a couple of creative tasks.

The Lowell Dance Company is looking for strong technical dancers that also have problem solving skills, creativity, generous performance ability, and a good work ethic.  They should also be very organized, independent thinkers/workers and able to work collaboratively.

Please see Ms. Jones in the dance studio for more details.
 

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:4/25/14
Audience: Homepage


Summer School Health Education Course Application (held at Balboa HS) SESSION ONE IS FULL

Thanks to the PTSA funding, Lowell is able to offer its students Health Education courses this summer again.  This year, due to construction on Lowell’s campus, Lowell’s Health Education Summer Class will be held on Balboa High School’s campus.  According to the tentative calendar of the district summer schools, courses may be offered in two sessions (dates are tentative and may change according to district summer school dates).

 

Session 1:                  June 11th—June 26th  CLASS IS FULL                   
Session 2:                  June 30th—July 16th      

 

Application must be submitted to mail box #15 (Crabtree) on (or before) MAY 2, 2014.                     

Posted by: Lisa A. Cole Published:4/24/14
Audience: Homepage


Branson Summer STEM Institute in Biology

The Branson Summer STEM Institute in Biology is able to offer 5 additional full scholarships. If you teach or know a science-hungry, low-income student who would grow in a challenging 4-week summer program, please let them know. If they qualify for free or reduced lunch, the program would be free of cost or nearly free of cost. We are able to extend applications to a May 15th deadline.

BSSI is an immersive, four-week non-residential program on Branson's campus at 39 Fernhill Ave., Ross, CA 94957 this summer that integrates university-level coursework and labs, mentored research, and talks from professionals and scientists. We have a number of terrific scientists and educators from UCSF, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and the California Academy participating as teachers and mentoring research projects. (website: www.branson.org/bssi).

For more information about the program, please visit www.branson.org/bssi or feel free to get in touch with me directly at carl_ma@branson.org.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/24/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Physics In and Through Cosmology workshop for high school teachers and students

The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics Global Teachers' Academy offers a Physics In and Through Cosmology workshop for high school teachers and students. The workshops will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory adjacent to the UC Berkeley campus. The program runs from June 23 - June 27 and is free for students to attend. Teachers receive a stipend.

This is the eighth annual summer workshop presented by the Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Quarknet in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/24/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Jobs+ Youth Resource Fair

The Youth Resource Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about summer internship opportunities, and expand their career readiness skills, including resume development and interviewing skills.

Additionally, there will be employers at the fair who will facilitate on-the-spot interviews for students seeking summer employment.

Students can register for the event online at: sfsummerjobs.eventbrite.com.

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10am-4pm. 

Where: This year, the Fair will take place at Pier 35

Flyer attached

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/24/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Parents – Alumni – Teachers - Community members – Seeking Career Day Participants – October 2014

Do you have an interesting career or know someone who does? Would you be willing to share your experience with freshmen students who are looking for career ideas and guidance?

We are seeking participants for the October 2014  - 4th annual Career Day 8AM – 11:30 AM at Lowell High School (the exact date TBA).

We are looking for professionals in all fields and trades including entrepreneurs. If interested in sharing a fun morning with Lowell Freshmen who are eager to learn about the path you took to your career and nature of the work you do – please contact: Norman Nager  - NagerN@sfusd.edu and I will send you an invitation with details of the event. It is guaranteed to be a lot of fun for presenters and students alike.

Thanks for supporting college and career education at Lowell!

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:4/21/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Opportunities for Youth at the Red Cross

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Our annual Leadership Development Center (LDC) is a four-day overnight conference designed to build strong leaders and positive relationships among Red Cross Youth.  Students attending LDC will participate in workshops and sessions on various topics including safety, preparedness, diversity, public speaking, leadership, international relations and humanitarianism.  There will also be games, guest speakers, and fun activities; all structured to help youth recognize their leadership potential.  This opportunity is available to all youth entering grades 9-12.  Deadline is May 2nd, 2014!  The website says May 25th, but the deadline was extended!

For more information, visit:

http://www.redcross.org/ca/san-francisco/volunteer/youth-volunteer-services/leadership-development-center

PROFESSIONAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Gain valuable leadership and professional skills with the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter!  Our interns are valuable team members who help promote the mission of the American Red Cross serving 8 week terms.  Build your career skills in areas such as communications, international services, event planning, and the nonprofit sector.  The deadline to apply is May 7th, 2014!

To apply, visit: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__2561

CHAPMAN-HOLCOMBE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

The Chapman-Holcombe International Internship Program brings a select few youth from Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies all over the world to the Bay Area for several weeks to learn what the American Red Cross does and for a cultural exchange.  To volunteer and assist in the program, please email Robbie Herrera at Robbie.Herrera@redcross.org or Lawrence Leung at Lawrence.Leung@redcross.org.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/21/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Visual Arts Summer Program FREE for Bay Area Youth

Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is now accepting

applications from youth artists (ages 14–21)

Free 4-week visual arts program for Bay Area youth!

July 14–August 6, 2014.  M-F from 3pm-6pm

Click here to download the current application!

MVS students learn to use the visual arts as a tool for expressing ideas, ambitions, and creativity. Working with more than 40 other Bay Area youth and 6 professional artists, each student works to develop an art exhibition in SoEx's Mission district gallery. You can see photos from last summer's Mission Voices Summer program on our Facebook page.

The MVS program offers:

  • Exposure to a wide range of technical artistic skills, from painting and sculpture to photography, videography and other digital mediums
  • Professional facilities and equipment including Adobe Creative Suite, Mac Pro computers, DSLRs and other photo/video equipment
  • Professional teaching artists
  • Small class ratios with supportive staff in a nurturing environment
  • Class credit when applicable

All skill levels are welcome. The entire program is free and open to youth artists!

Contact Dave Sandoval at aie@soex.org for more information or to request a paper application.

 

 
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/21/14
Audience: Homepage


Exploratorium Science Museum - apply to be a High School Volunteer

Interested in being an Exploratorium Explainer?

The Exploratorium is looking for a diverse group of student explainers who have a spark for learning new things and a desire to work with people.

For more information, please follow the link below.

http://explainers.exploratorium.edu/highschool/apply

Minimum Requirements


Candidates must

• be at least 15 years old and have completed the first year of high school
 (but not more than 18 years old)
• be open to learning new ideas

• be interested in working with people within a museum structure

Want to be an Explainer?
Call (415) 528-4344 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the dates listed below to schedule an interview. Interviews will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until all interview slots are filled.

Open Application Dates



January 4th, 2014
May 3rd, 2014
September 6th, 2014

Contact Information

High School Explainer Program


Exploratorium

Piers 15/17
San Francisco, CA 94111
E-mail: hsexplainers@exploratorium.edu
The Exploratorium is a nonprofit equal opportunity museum of science, art, and human perception.

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/21/14
Audience: Homepage


Youth Employment Services Program Summer 2014 Application

There are two ways that you can apply: through e-mail or paper application.

For online submission, please download and complete the application linked below and attach it to an e-mail to yes@tel-hi.org with the subject YES 2014 Application.

For paper application, please print out and complete the application linked below and drop it off at or mail it to the Teen Center 567 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133.

*You do not need to send us the cover letter

YES 2014 Summer Application

YES Summer Application FAQ

YES 2014 Summer Intern's Job Description

Deadline extended to: Monday April 28th

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/18/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


How To Choose the Most Ideal College Presentation in Cantonese

Hello Parents & Students,

There will be a presentation in Cantonese

What: How to Choose the Most Ideal College

When: May 3rd at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Where: Sharon Chinese Baptist Church

1620 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

See flyer for more information.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/17/14
Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage


Transportation Technology 6 Week Summer Program

Transportation Technology 6- Week Summer Program

Career Technical Education, in collaboration with George Washington High School and John O’Connell High School will offer an amazing summer program for students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors. The Transportation Technology Summer Program is a 6-week program that introduces students to automotive technology.

  • Through hands-on activities and work-site tours, students develop a breadth of knowledge about the transportation industry.
  • Contact Darlene Cardenas, Darlene M. Cárdenas, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at: cardenasd@sfusd.edu for application packet or  questions
  • Students will have the opportunity to:
    • Use a wide variety of shop tools and automotive equipment while on site at George Washington High School
    • Develop first-hand work experience through prearranged internships with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni).
    • Observe and aid Muni employees, while applying course content in the real world
    • Gain 10 high school elective units
    • Earn a $600 stipend for participating in the summer program
  • Students who are interested in the Transportation Technology Summer Program need to complete an application and supporting documentation (noted on the flyer attached). If you have any students interested in learning something new this summer, want to earn high school credits, or are looking for an internship in the transportation industry, please encourage them to apply.
  • Applications need to be submitted to our office by Friday, April 25, 2014. 
  • Contact Darlene Cardenas, Darlene M. Cárdenas, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at: cardenasd@sfusd.edu for application packet or questions
Attachments:
Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/17/14
Audience: Parents, Staff and Homepage


Building Construction and Environmental Technology 6- Week Summer Programs

Building Construction and Environmental Technology 6- Week Summer Programs

Career Technical Education & John O’Connell High School will offer two amazing summer programs for students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors that will introduce students to the principles of engineering, construction, and energy.  Through hands-on activities and work-site tours, students will develop a breadth of knowledge about career pathways specific to their summer program.

  • Students will have the opportunity to: Learn to use hand tools and power tools, Build a network of career mentors, Develop first-hand work experience through job shadows with Construction, Engineering and Energy and Utilities Firms, & Earn a $600 stipend for participating in the summer program
  • Students who are interested in the Building Construction or Environmental Technology Summer Internship Program need to complete an application and provide supporting documentation (noted on the flyer attached). If you have any students interested in learning something new this summer, or are interested in careers in engineering, construction, or energy, please encourage them to apply.
  • Applications need to be submitted to our office by Friday, April 25, 2014. 
  • Contact Darlene Cardenas, Darlene M. Cárdenas, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at: cardenasd@sfusd.edu for application packet or  questions
Attachments:
Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/17/14
Audience: Parents, Staff and Homepage


iDesign- 2-week Engineering Camp at CCSF!

iDesign- 2-week Engineering Camp at CCSF!

  • Exclusively for San Francisco high school students!
  • Students will learn more about the field of engineering/technology through guest speakers, hands-on projects, and field trips to local companies- all while earning one unit of CSU transferrable credit!
  • This summer the program will run for 2 weeks, Monday through Friday, from June 2nd-June 13th and will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
  • Students can apply online by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/iDesignE-2014
  • See flyer attached
  • Applications will be due May 6th!
Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/17/14
Audience: Parents, Staff and Homepage


San Francisco National College Fair

San Francisco National College Fair

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Cow Palace
Learn More
 

Free Registration for Students and Parents

Register Now

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will hold the San Francisco National College Fair at the Cow Palace on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The fair is free and open to the public and offers students in grades 11 and 12 and their families the opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from throughout the country.

About the Program

Now in its 42nd year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the United States. NACAC hosts 78 college fairs each year.  

Why Attend?
Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities, especially those in distant cities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts. Students and parents are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. 
Register Online.
 
 
San Francisco NCF Contacts

Contact Rasheena Wilson or your local representatives Gordon Chalmers at 650/341-6940 and Susan Lee at 415/626-2919

Attachments:
Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/16/14
Audience: Candace Boran, About the VICCI Center, College, College Admissions Guide, Counseling, Course Scheduling, More Resources, Online Course Selection, Paying for College, Paying for your Post Secondary Education, Quick Links, Sending Transcripts to Colleges, Services We Offer, VICCI Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Attention all students who are planning on taking the AP Chinese Exam and are not enrolled in an AP Chinese class.

 You need to report to Room S105 after school at 3:30 pm on April 23rd to familiarize yourself with the AP Chinese Exam.  The exam takes place on a computer and you need to be familiar with the process used.  You will not be allowed to ask questions during the AP Examination.  It is essential that you see Mrs. Chang in S105 so you will be able to familiarize yourself with the computer generated instructions.  This is the ONLY TIME that the Language Lab (S105) will be available to you. It is vital that you take advantage of this opportunity.  It is mandatory for all AP Chinese students not in the AP Chinese class.

 

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:4/15/14
Audience: Ivan K Yee, Advanced Placement (AP) and Homepage


ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:

  Please check the AP Board for your testing room assignment and roster number.  It has been posted on Tuesday. April 15, 2014.  If there are any questions or discrepancies, please ask or notify a member of the AP Team ASAP or by April 18, 2014 by 3:00 pm. (I. Yee)

 

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:4/15/14
Audience: Ivan K Yee, Advanced Placement (AP) and Homepage


TheLowell.org wins highest award for high school journalism websites

TheLowell.org has won the 2014 Online Pacemaker from the National Scholastic Press Association.

This is the NSPA's highest honor for student publications.

From the NSPA press release: “Since 1927, the Pacemaker has stood for the highest ideals of scholastic journalism,” said Diana Mitsu Klos, NSPA executive director. “Technologies, means of distribution and economic models continue to change dramatically, but the values of journalism endure with this group of rising leaders.”

Winners were announced at the spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego on Saturday, April 12.

Entries were judged on design, navigation, writing/editing, graphics and interactivity.

Congratulations to the staff and advisers of The Lowell!

 

Posted by: Samuel Williams Published:4/13/14
Audience: All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PAID Summer Internship in Marin Headlands - High School APPLICATION DUE TOMORROW

The Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM) is a paid internship in environmental education and leadership for San Francisco and Marin High School Students.Through TEEM; participants discover their inner strengths as leaders, their ability to influence others, and the importance of community.TEEM interns gain first-hand knowledge about the field of environmental education through field trips, mentorships with our professional educators, leading interactive activities with our elementary school students, and creating their own environmental teaching tools.

 

TEEM interns make the following commitment:

-Attend a 6 day summer training August 11th-16th with one overnight camping trip

-Workone day a week on NatureBridge’s campus,either Tuesday orThursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pmSeptember 2014 through April 2015.During these work sessions, interns will teach children about the environment through fun hands-on activities, learn about environmental issues, develop teaching skills, and take care of plants and animals on our campus.

-Participate in one weekend event per month during the school year.

-Transportation to NatureBridge’s Campus in the Golden Gate is providedfor TEEM interns from San Francisco (pick up at Park Presidio/Geary) and the Marin City Bus Stop (Sausalito)

 

Applications are available at www.naturebridge.org/teem.

For more information visit: http://www.naturebridge.org/youth-leadership-a-year-with-teem or check out this 7 minute video about TEEM created by a former TEEM intern: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNoG9hQvHr4

 

Deadline to apply is May 2, 2014.

For any questions, contact:

 

Marisa Nordstrom, Youth Programs Coordinator at Naturebridge

415 332 5771 x27 teem@naturebridge.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naturebridge's Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM)

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/13/14
Audience: Homepage


Latina? Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math? Free LISTAS Conference for YOUTH

  Latinas In STEM To Achieve Success Conference

6-12 grade

Saturday, April 26, 8:30am-3:30pm at Cañada College in Redwood City

LISTAS will be hosting their first conference to encourage and motivate young Latinas into the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and management! Come listen to Latina professionals from the Bay Area share their story about their upbringing, professional careers, and tips on how to become the next generation of successful Latinas. Free. Information & registration here

http://www.listas.org/

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/6/14
Audience: Homepage


Our Schools, Our Voices: Mapping the Way to Success!

Help shape SFUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan. We want to hear from you! The first two forums are scheduled for April 12 at Aptos Middle School and April 17 at 555 Franklin St.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/1/14
Audience: Homepage


Summer Reading

Attention Incoming 9th Graders! The English Department is currently choosing the summer reading book for the 2014-2015 school year.  You will receive the book title at the Math Placement Test.  Alternatively, the title will be published on the English Department web page as soon as we have chosen it. 

Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:3/28/14
Audience: Homepage


School Loop short outage planned for tonight (3/28, 11 pm)

Good afternoon,

School Loop needs to perform server maintenance tonight (3/28) at 11 pm PT. Please be aware that this will result in an outage of less than 20 minutes. Sites will remain up for visitors during the maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/28/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Minds Matter College Prep Program DUE 3/31!

Minds Matter serves high-achieving low income high school students by preparing them for college success (100% college acceptance). High school students are admitted as sophomores and spend three years in the program, receiving: free SAT prep courses, weekly 2-hour mentorship from two dedicated young professionals, paid for attendance at college summer programs at leading universities, a 3-year writing, public speaking, and professional development program, and full support in the college application process from mentors. Each student attends focused Saturday morning sessions for four hours. Given the program's rigor and focused resources, Minds Matter only admits a select group of students who are high-achievers and have a strong determination to attend college. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or above and qualify for free/reduced lunch. 

Please apply at http://www.mindsmattersf.org/students by 3/31.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:3/21/14
Audience: VICCI Homepage, 1616, 1618, 1619, Parents, Staff and Homepage


National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to the 15 Lowell students who have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of two thousands and fourteen.  Great job! Andy Kuang, Kathleen R. Kanaley, Brian Chu, Leila Chew,  Linda Cheng, Elijah N. Alperin, Jordan Wong, Aaron Wong, Betty Tu, Priscilla Tai, Jovanni Stefani, Benjamin Schmidt, Samuel Ryan, Michelle Lin, Sophia Li.  

Posted by: Maria Aguirre Published:3/20/14
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Artists win Silver Medals in the 2014 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Congratulations to Lowell artists Eric Cheung (architecture) and Athitaya Rungpetch (photography) who earned Silver Medals in the 2014 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  They have been invited to a National Ceremony in New York City to be held at Carnegie Hall on June 6.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:3/18/14
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD Arts Festival March 15-23 @ Asian Art Museum

The SFUSD Arts Festival is a celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media and performing arts hosted by the Asian Art Museum from March 15-23, 2014 (museum will be opened on Monday, March 17, 2014 for the festival).

Attachments:
Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:3/14/14
Audience: Homepage


ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:

Please check the AP Board to see if we have ordered an examination for you.  If there are any questions or discrepancies, please ask or notify a member of the AP Team ASAP. Also, if you have a conflict or will miss an exam please come see us ASAP.

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:3/13/14
Audience: Advanced Placement (AP), All Grades and Homepage


Congratulations to the 2014 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Winners!

Congratulations to QingQing Su (senior) and Marisa Ling (junior) for their award winning books in the 2014 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking contest!  

QingQing Su won 2nd place for her book, "Whitewash," and Marisa Ling received Special Recognition for Graphic Novel for her book, "A Hunger for Flesh."  Both books were created in their AP Drawing class, depicting a political or social issue.  QingQing and Marisa were both interviewed by the Contemporary Jewish Museum and local newspaper, Sing Tao Daily.  Congratulations Ladies!

Posted by: Patricia Copeland Published:3/13/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


FREE Physics Fun! at City College of San Francisco

Parents, Teachers, and High School Students

are invited to attend the

City College of San Francisco's

3rd Annual Physics Department Open House

Lab visit physics labs, participate in some exciting physics demos, and enjoy an engaging and interactive physics talk!  

Thursday March 13, 2014

3:00-6:00 pm   FREE

Stay for all or part of the program.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Register at:   http://tinyurl.com/mq5nnk5

The fundraising dinner that follows is open to all (purchase required) but there is no obligation.

 

 

 

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/5/14
Audience: Homepage


Dong Lieu Memorial Prize Application (Science Scholarship for the Summer)

The Lowell Alumni Association offers a $1000 prize for a student interested in taking a college science or math course or participating in a science or math enrichment program this summer.  You can choose where you want to go. Students must have good grades in science or math courses at Lowell and have overcome obstacles to be good students, such as low family income, primary language at home is not English, neither parent has a college degree, single parent family, or other barriers.  A short application is required (see attachment).  Applications must be received between March 1, 2014 and April 18, 2014, by Mr. Fong in the science department office (Room 234).  Award(s) will be announced in May at the Lowell Alumni Association Awards ceremony.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:3/3/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers


PAID Science Internships and Summer Programs at the California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is now accepting applications for their summer and year round youth programs.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and application deadlines for these exciting programs for Middle and High School students.

Careers In Science Intern Program:  PAID multi-year program for High School students

Student Science Fellows:  2 year fellowships for current 10th graders

TASC Teen Advocates for Science Communication:  volunteer program for Middle and High School students

Science in Action:  Digital Filmmaking Summer Intensive for High School Students

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/1/14
Audience: Homepage


Interested in Science? Technology? Engineering? Math? FREE EVENT for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Saturday March 1.
FREE Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering College/Career Fair for HS students Sat. March 1!

Interested in pursuing a career or college major in a STEM field?  Come to the STEM College and Career Fair for SFUSD High School Students.

Saturday March 1, 2014

10:00am - 3:00 pm

Balboa High School Auditorium

Back by Popular Demand, Bay Area Teen Science  will host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Career Fair. The Fair will include a variety of interactive activities, information tables, hands-on workshops, and other presentations from UC Berkeley and Stanford STEM departments and student clubs. Other presenters from STEM industries, local science museums and STEM-focused youth programs will also be on hand to showcase what they can offer high school students looking to pursue STEM majors and careers.  

www.facebook.com/BayAreaTeenScience

This event is FREE and registration is required.  

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/Mar1STEMCareerFair

For questions or more information, contact:

Katie Tobin tobink@sfusd.edu or Dan Zevin dzevin@ssl.berkeley.edu

SFUSD teachers are welcome.  Please contact tobink@sfusd.edu

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/27/14
Audience: Homepage


Congratulations to the 2014 California Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2014 California Regional Scholastic Art Award winners who received awards in architecture, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Gold Key winners Eric Cheung, Katrina Lau, Kerry Lee, Kimberly Li, Heather McLean, and Athitaya Rungpetch; Silver Key winners Lori Chinn, Ruby Drake, Sara Mon, Cate Stern, and QingQing Su; and Honorable Mention winners Julie Avetisyan, Marisa Ling, QingQing Su, and Megan Yee.  Gold Key winners advance to the National Juried competition in New York City.
 

Posted by: Patricia Copeland Published:2/21/14
Audience: Patricia Copeland, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: Release tonight (2/21) at 11 PM PST

School Loop will perform a software release for bug fixes tonight at 11 PM Pacific Time. Websites will remain up for visitors, but user accounts may be offline for up to an hour. Most users will be able to login after just 20 minutes.

Thanks for your patience and support.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/21/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Nominate a Teacher or a Principal by March 7

Do you know an exceptional teacher or principal? We want to recognize them with the Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award and Principal of the Year Award! In February, we will launch a citywide movement to thank San Francisco public school teachers for all that they do.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/13/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


National Engineering Academy of Engineering Video Contest

National Academy of Engineering--Engineering for YOU Video Contest (with first prize up to $25k). Entry deadline: March 31, 2014!

Engineering creations serve the welfare of humanity and the needs of society. In the last 50 years, its achievements include helping to land astronauts on the moon, creating the Internet, and decoding the human genome. What will engineering create in the next 50 years? Rev up your creativity, pull out your camera or phone, and produce a video showing the world how you see engineering enhancing quality of life and serving the needs of society.

The competition is open to all individuals or teams in the following six competition categories:
Middle School students and younger (grades K-8)
High School students (grades 9-12)
College students (undergraduate through graduate school, full or part time)
The “Best Video Overall” will be awarded $25,000. There’s a “People’s Choice Award” of $5,000 and the top videos in each competition category are eligible for a prize of up to $5,000.

What are judges looking for?

(1) Creativity in the content selection & presentation; (2) Anticipated breadth of public appeal & interest; (3) Effectiveness in highlighting engineering contributions serving human welfare & the needs of society.

For more info: http://www.nae.edu/e4u/#linkPrints

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:2/12/14
Audience: Homepage, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students and Teachers


ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Scholarships.jpg

Named for the first African American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2014 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.

Four scholarships for two males and two females --- $5,000 each --- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris.  Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2014

***This year students may apply to the scholarship online.

For students to apply, they should click here or access the Council's website at www.cgcs.org

Posted by: James Ryan, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/11/14
Audience: Homepage


Students Unable To Receive Daily Homework Email

Some students are reporting that they are unable to receive their daily homework emails to their preferred email accounts. The issue is caused by these preferred emails being over written by an “@s.sfusd.edu” email address. We are working with School Loop to deploy a fix as soon as possible and hope to have a fix in place in 2 to 3 weeks. Once the fix is in place, students will need to re-enter their preferred address into the e-mail field in the Account Management window.

In the meantime, students will need to log into their site’s School Loop page directly to view in-progress grades and assignments. For a list of SFUSD School Loop URLs, please click here.

Once the fix has been released, another news item will be sent out alerting students to re-enter their preferred e-mail address.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/5/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Homework Awareness is Coming to Registry

It's Homework Awareness Month at Lowell and Reg-Runners will be coming around to tell students how they can each help collect data that will be very useful in assessing homework loads, looking at ways that students handle homework, and trying to find ways to make homework as manageable and meaningful as possible.  Reg-runners this week -- further developments next week.  Stay tuned.

Posted by: Michele J. Winter Published:2/5/14
Audience: Michele J. Winter / Beauvais, Visual & Performing Arts, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Junior and Senior PFT Fitness Test Feb. 4th at 8am

Junior and Senior students that need to pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) test are required to attend the retake test on February 4th at 8:00am in the gym.  Please be on time and dressed in appropriate shirt, shorts and running shoes.  Students will be retested in the components they did not previously pass.  Contact Mr. Prutz in the PE Department should you have any questions.

Posted by: Michael Prutz Published:1/30/14
Audience: Homepage


Paid Summer Science Internship for Juniors at Gladstone

 Calling all future scientists! The Gladstone Summer Scholars (GSS)

internship program is now accepting applications.  

Paid Internship for 11th grade students

Earn up to $2,500 this summer

Application Deadline:  Friday February 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Gladstone is a non-profit biomedical research organization located on

UCSF's Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. During the program, GSS

interns are paired with a scientific mentor and work on an individual

research project in one of our laboratories. GSS interns work part-time

(25hrs/week) over the course of 9-weeks (Mon 6/9 - Fri 8/8) and

participate in a final poster session where they present their research

findings to the scientific community here at Gladstone & UCSF. More

details can be found in the attached application packet.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.         Rising senior (current 11th grader) in SFUSD

2.         Successful completion of high school level biology and/or

            chemistry with a grade of "C" or higher

3.         Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, however all students are

            encouraged to apply

 Contact Shannon Noonan for more information: shannon.noonan@gladston.ucsf.edu

APPLICATION ATTACHED

 

 

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/27/14
Audience: Homepage


2014 TACT Scholarship Award for SFUSD Graduating Seniors

The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in May 2014 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarships up to $2000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with the letters of recommendation and official transcript by February 12, 2014.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong, Teacher, Lowell HS Published:1/24/14
Audience: Homepage, VICCI Homepage and TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers)


2014 Summer Programs & Internships

It's time to start planning for the summer. The school district has provided a list of summer programs and internships for high school students. Please see attachment.

Posted by: Tony Lee Published:1/23/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Get Help with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

SFUSD’s High School Wellness Centers will be hosting “Healthcare Sign Up” events from January 22 through Jan 30, where staff from Wellness Centers and the Department of Public Health will offer assistance to parents in accessing information about the Affordable Care Act and registering for health coverage. Access to healthcare is absolutely essential for adults and for children. It is never too late to sign up for affordable health coverage for your family.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/21/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


2014 AP EXAMINATION FEE COLLECTION

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2014 AP EXAMINATION FEE COLLECTION

Fee collection of the Advanced Placement Examination to be administered in May 2014 will be collected in the
PAUL CHENG VICCI CENTER (Room 116) on:

MONDAY        January 27, 2014:       Last names beginning with letters A-H

TUESDAY       January 28, 2014:       Last names beginning with letters I-P

WEDNESDAY January29, 2014:       Last names beginning with letters Q-Z

When you come to room 116 it is important that you bring:

  • AP FEE COLLECTION FORM
  • ANY FEE REDUCTION LETTER YOU RECEIVED
  • CHECK MADE OUT TO LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

Your check will be your receipt so make sure you include the following on your check:

  • YOUR NAME AND REGISTRY
  • AP COURSES, TEACHERS’ NAMES AND MODS

You may refer to the quaint model of a check provided below:

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:1/16/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Free Brunch for Female Students Interested in Engineering! Saturday January 25, 2014

Are you a female high school student interested in learning about Engineering? SQUARE is hosting a free brunch here in San Francisco.

Saturday January 25, 2014

10:30-1:00pm

This is a great opportunity to learn about software engineering, High School Code Camp, and meet professionals working in the field.  

Registration is required.  

To register or for more information, please  contact Vanessa Slavich at vanessa@squareup.com

 

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/15/14
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Jan 10 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/10/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Lowell Science Research Program Spring Semester!

Informational Sessions:   Tuesday and Wednesday  January 7 and 8th.  3:30pm in Room 333.  Regular meetings start Monday the 13th.

 

Mission: The UCSF-Lowell Science Research Program seeks to introduce students to the world of science, teach them laboratory techniques, inspire a passion for research and discovery, and help them develop the professional skills necessary for a successful scientific career.

Organization and logistics:
LSRP meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30PM-5PM in Room 333 from January 13, 2014 to April 24, 2014.

 You may find the most up-to-date schedule of events on the Google calendar: http://goo.gl/avAyRj.

The program is organized and run by Lowell teachers Ms. Rotter, Ms. Bird, and Mr. Newhouse, as well as graduate student volunteers from UCSF.       

For questions and concerns, please contact Ms. Rotter.

Program Format: LSRP provides an after-school extracurricular experience that students have the option of attending for class credit. Planned activities include science research and career talks led by UCSF professors and graduate students, hands-on laboratory workshops, and student presentations of scientific articles. Students also have the option of applying for the summer research internship program at UCSF through the LSRP.

Projects for Spring 2014

There are 3 projects that are to be completed by students participating in this semester’s iteration of the LSRP. For more information, see the attached instruction sheet.

  1. Short movie explaining or illustrating a scientific phenomenon, tool, or concept of your choice.
          This is a group project that will be due the week before spring break.
  2. Group presentation on a scientific paper
          This is a group project that will be due in the weeks after spring break and before AP testing.
  3. Reflections on guest speakers’ talks.
          As in Fall 2014, you will be asked to compile a portfolio by the end of the semester.

 

Do I have to attend every LSRP session?

  • No! You may come as frequently or infrequently as suits your schedule and degree of interest, as the program is fundamentally an after-school club. HOWEVER, if you choose to receive course credit for LSRP, you must attend most or all of the sessions and complete the three projects assigned for this semester. Moreover, your degree of participation will affect the evaluation of your application to the summer internship program, if you have chosen to apply to that
Posted by: Katrina Rotter Published:1/4/14
Audience: Lowell Science Research Program, All Grades and Homepage


SFUSD Scheduled Network Outage on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm

The SFUSD Network Elves will be hard at work upgrading the SFUSD network to deliver the gift of improved network performance!

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ALL SFUSD network services will be unavailable during this brief maintenance window.

We ask for your understanding for the inconvenience but we are sure that everyone will be pleased with the outcome.

ALL SFUSD Network services will be affected including:

  • All Internet access
  • SFUSD Wireless Access
  • WWW.SFUSD.EDU
  • Email services
  • School Loop
  • Intranet / District Sharepoint
  • Synergy (SIS) access
  • FIS(GoFAST) & EIS (Peoplesoft)
  • Network file shares
  • Network Printing
  • VPN / Remote access

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we make every effort to reduce the impacts on your work.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/18/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Adopted Christmas Families

I wanted to thank everyone at Lowell (students and faculty) for coming together to help adopt 4 families this Christmas.  All together, we supported 4 adults and 7 children in San Francisco!

Students donated money in their regs thanks to the Serving the City club and many teachers agreed to donate money and items to the families.  Pictures of the 4 giftwrapped stacks are below.

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Posted by: Katrina Rotter Published:12/14/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Exciting new research developments show the link between sleep and depression.

Finals are coming up and it may be tempting to sacrifice sleep to cram in some extra study time. Before you decide to stay up, consider this - new research has shown that the relationship between insomnia and depression is bidirectional. Doctors used to think that curing depression would clear up sleep problems; however it’s now been shown that developing insomnia actually doubles a person’s risk of later becoming depressed.

 

Haven’t been sleeping? Don’t worry, new research is showing that “curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery.” According to the findings, which are based on a relatively inexpensive insomnia treatment that uses talk therapy instead of drugs, “if the figures continue to hold up, the advance will be the most significant in the treatment of depression since the introduction of Prozac in 1987.” If curing insomnia can cure depression, imagine how much better you might be feeling after getting a good night’s sleep.

 

If you think you or your friend might benefit from talking to someone, contact the Wellness Center, or talk to your doctor, for more details. The Lowell Wellness center is located in Room 118, ext 3118, Lowell@sfwellness.org.

 

Want to know more? Link to the NYT article on sleep and depression and another article that also recently came out about sleep therapy and depression.

Posted by: Carol Chao Published:12/13/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Willie Wonka Dance Ensemble Auditions!

When:  December 19th at 12:30 - 3:00pm

Where:  Dance Studio

Be prepared to learn at least two dance combinations. 

See Ms. Jones for more information. 

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:12/10/13
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


Assemblymember Phil Ting to Visit Lowell Next Wednesday

Assemblymember Phil Ting will speak to the Lowell Community including students, parents, and faculty next Wednesday, December 4, during block 4 in Room 4(JROTC Classroom).  He will be discussing the importance of civic engagement and access to college funding including Cal Grants and the Middle Class scholarship.  This is a great opportunity to interact with your legislator. Everyone is invited.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:11/26/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Nov 8 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

This release introduces an upgraded slideshow which gives webmasters and others powerful editing tools, easier uploads, and new display functionality including captions:

  • Drag and drop or upload images directly into the slideshow
  • Add dramatic captions directly onto slides
  • Make individual slides links 
  • Customize shows by cropping images and adding navigation


You can find support documentation here.  Please watch this 3 minute video to see this tool in action and let your users know about this cool upgraded tool.

Slideshow Demo: http://screencast.com/t/NNZqLjKrc52

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/8/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


FInancial Aid Information Night

What: Everything You Need to Know about College Financial Aid

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Lowell Auditorium

Who: Lowell Counselors, PACT Educational Advisor, and Special Guest Speaker, Author, Marvis Burns

Learn more about the four types of financial aid: loans, grants, scholarships and work study, plus an overview of FAFSA/DREAM ACT and CSS profile applications. Understand the award letter process. Learn about the Middle Class Scholarships.

Register here

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:11/5/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


English Department Book Fundraiser at Patxi's (11/25)

Monday, November 25, is a good day for pizza.  On this day, a portion of all sales at the 9th and Irving Patxi's will be given to the English Department book fund.  Thank you for your support.

Attachments:
Posted by: Bryan A. Ritter Published:11/5/13
Audience: Homepage


Robotics Team Pasta Feed & Silent Auction Friday Nov. 15th from 6PM to 9PM

The Lowell Robotics Team, CardinalBotics, FRC Team #4159 is hosting a Pasta Feed and a Silent Auction at Lowell High School in the Cafeteria on Friday Nov.15th from 6PM to 9PM.

Please stop by S202 after school if you are interested in attending this event to purchase tickets ($15 per person) or contact us at pr@team4159.org. This is an all you can eat event and will include demonstrations by the robotics team.

If you can't attend but would still like to support the Lowell Robotics Team, please consider donating an item to the silent auction.

Use the item donation form to describe your item. If you know someone on the team use their name for the solicitor otherwise leave it blank. 

All donations are tax deductible and the details about the donation process is described in the attached Donation Letter.

If you would like to learn more about the Robotics Team and all it does for the community please visit our website (link below).

If you would like to learn more about the organization that sponsors our competitions (FIRST--For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and its founder Dean Kamen--the inventor of the Segway, you can visit their website (link below).

Thanks!

Posted by: Bryan Cooley Published:11/2/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Nov 1 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

 

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/1/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Community Meetings about Future Investments in San Francisco's Children and Youth

San Francisco voters will soon be asked to renew the Children’s Fund and Public Education Enrichment Fund, which provide more than $100 million every year for our city’s young people. The community is invited to help shape the future of these investments. What will it take for all of our children, youth and families to thrive in our city? Are there smarter, more effective ways parents, educators, the City, and the broader community can work together to help our kids succeed? Mayor Edwin Lee, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza, and senior leaders from the City and SFUSD invite you to share your opinions and ideas. View meeting dates and locations (Español | 中文).

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Interested in a Career in Science?

Are you interested in a Career in Science?  Come hear from a variety of professionals from UCSF and learn what it means to be a scientist.  Do you know what a PI is?  What it means to be a post doc?  We will have a variety of scientists at different points in their careers here to talk about what it's like to be a scientist and how they got to their current position.

Bring your interest in science and your questions!

Wednesday, October 30th:   Room S202 at 3:45pm

Posted by: Katrina Rotter Published:10/18/13
Audience: Lowell Science Research Program and Homepage


AP Fee Reduction and Application for LAA Scholarship Application

Please note that if you have received a letter from SFUSD Student Nutritional Services and qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program, you automatically qualify for an AP fee reduction if you apply.  This fee reduction means that you pay only $5.00 per AP exam as opposed to the usual $89.00 – so make sure that you keep the letter, since it could save you a bundle of money!  To apply for the AP fee reduction, you must submit all of the following:  1) AP Fee Reduction Application Request Form; 2) Student Eligibility Verification Form (SEVF); 3) Photocopy of the letter you received from SFUSD Student Nutritional Services as proof that you qualify for the program OR a copy of a completed 1040 Income Tax Return Form (2012 year).

 

The AP Fee Reduction Application Request Form and Student Eligibility Verification Form (SEVF) will be available starting from Tuesday, October 15th in the AP office (Room 132) or outside of Mr. Ivan Yee’s office (Room 102).  They must be returned to either the AP office (Room 132) or the AP box located outside Mr. Ivan Yee’s office (Room 102) by Friday, November 22nd.  Please note that NO applications for AP Fee Reduction will be accepted after the November 22nd deadline, so submit on time!

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:10/16/13
Audience: Homepage


Free Teen Science Night at Exploratorium November 13!
B.A.T.S.  Teen Science Night at the Exploratorium 
 
 Wednesday, November 13th from 6-9pm.
Don't miss our BLOW OUT event for 2013! The event is FREE for all youth ages 13-19, but you need to reserve your space now at http://explobats.eventbrite.com/

See pics from our last event at the California Academy of Sciences where over 1,000 teens went wild with science!:http://tinyurl.com/CalAcademyTeenScienceNight
Tell us you’re joining us on our event Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/532455736831035/

Don't miss this chance to see the *NEWExploratorium at this exclusive teen event that will include:

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
1. San Francisco Rock Project: Come hear the thrashing riffs of this local youth program's talented house band. Performance starts at 7pm.
2. Dj Primo: This popular San Francisco DJ will lay down the beats from 6-7pm and 8-9pm. 

DEMOS and ACTIVITIES BY:
1. The Explainers and The Exploratorium‘s Senior Scientist: Eric Muller
2. California Academy of Sciences Youth Programs
3. Galaxy Explorers from Chabot Space & Science Center 
4. Teen Wild Guides from the Oakland Zoo
5. Teen Interns from NASA NOVAS
6. Surfin' the Solar Wind

FOOD!
The Exploratorium's Sea Glass Restaurant will be open for dinner.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Bay Area Teen Science
 
Attachments:
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/16/13
Audience: Homepage


30-board CHESS SIMUL THIS FRIDAY!

Can you win or draw against an International Master?  Lowell Chess Club will conduct a 30-board simultaneous exhibition to find out!  28 students and 2 faculty members will play against International Master Elliot Winslow.  Also present will be Grandmaster Nick DeFirmian, 3-time U.S. Champion, to oversee the event, along with two other Lowell parents who are master level chess players.  Best games will be posted on chessgames.com!  If you just get a draw, you win a big pizza!  Win and you'll be famous!  Clocks start at 3:45PM, so get a spot early!  That's Friday October 18, 3:45PM in RM 114.  Be there! 

Posted by: Patrick J. Fahey Published:10/14/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Come See Lowell Musicians Create "Massive Outdoor Soundscape" Oct 26-27

On October 26th and 27th, San Francisco's Crissy Field will be turned into a vast musical canvas as part of composer (and Lowell alumna, Class of '86) Lisa Bielawa’s expansive new project, Airfield Broadcasts.

Crissy Broadcast is a massive, spatialized symphony involving more than 800 professional, student and amateur musicians, including orchestras, bands, and experimental new music groups. These musicians will perform on the grounds of Crissy Field for thousands of music lovers and unwitting park goers.

Saturday, October 26th at 10:00 - 11:00 AM and 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 27th from noon to 1:00 PM

All three shows are free, of course. Come one, come all!  This is going to be amaaaaazing.

Questions?  Want to volunteer?  Contact Ms. Winter or Mr. Wagner.

The piece interprets and celebrates the site, allowing listeners to draw their own meaning and experience. Bielawa hopes that the project will have a palpable and sustainable impact on the city, saying “I would like to see this project bring about new partnerships, new vitality and new relationships between arts and civic institutions, between different generations and economic strata, between arts or music lovers and totally non-arts-identified park-goers enjoying surprise encounter with music as a 'happening' in the middle of their familiar and beloved city.”

 

Posted by: Michele J. Winter Published:10/10/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Engineering & Technology Forum, Summer 2014

The Envison Career Forum in Engineering & Technology will be held this summer for students around the country, in our locality at U.C. Berkeley.  The forum was established to provide high school students with first hand experiences in engineering and technology careers to better prepare to make informed decisions in choosing the right university, college and career specialty.  They will hear from university faculty and professionals in various disciplines.  Students will network with other like-minded peers who may be their future colleagues in the increasingly competitive fields of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, robotics; explore the ever-evolving field of game and web design; and develop critical thinking skills: analysis, reasoning, conflict resolution and problem solving.  Space has been allocated for 10 student positions for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who have shown academic promise.  Nominations are due October 18.  For information, see Mr. Fahey in Rm. 274.  For more information go to: http://www.envisionexperience.com

Posted by: Patrick J. Fahey Published:10/8/13
Audience: All Grades, Lowell Registry Teachers, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT

COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT

all parents and students are welcome

Representatives from

UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University & University of San Francisco

When: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Time:    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where: Auditorium

Information Covered:

What makes a competitive applicant

Admission process & requirements

Question & Answer Session

TRANSLATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN CANTONESE & SPANISH

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: MS. CANDACE BORAN

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:10/4/13
Audience: All Grades, Parents and Homepage


Chess Simul (Simultaneous exhibition)

The 2013 Open Chess Simul will be held October 18, 2013: The Lowell World vs International Chess Master Elliot Winslow, from the world famous Mechanics Institute at 57 Post Street in SF and Team Lowell chess coach.  Test your skill against The Best.  Win or draw, your game gets on chessgames,com and a 16 inch PIZZA!  Are you ready?  I don't think so!  But prove us wrong.  You can do it.  Others have.  Flag drops at 3:45PM Friday October 18 in Rm 114. Be there! 

Posted by: Patrick J. Fahey Published:10/3/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


English 71H

Attention sophomores! If you are not currently in Honors English but you would like to be in AP English next year, you may sign up to take English 71H in the Spring.  You do not need to take a test or get a teacher recommendation, just sign up and register for the class at Arena.  Please see Ms. Carney if you have questions. (If you are already in Honors English, you do not need to take 71H. Please do not sign up for it.)

Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:9/27/13
Audience: English and Homepage


9th Grade English Honors Exam

Please print the attached permission slip. Get it signed by your parents and return it to your English teacher by October 2 if you would like to take the test.

Attachments:
Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago Published:9/24/13
Audience: English and Homepage


Student Photographs Appear Online in the NYT Lens Blog's Slide Essay,"My Hometown"

Photographs by Lowell students appear in an online slide essay entitled, "My Hometown," posted in the Lens Blog section of the New York Times.   To view the slide show visit the link below and search by student name in the field at the upper right ("browse by State or student name").  Congratulations to Christy Chia (1 photos), Julie Avetisyan (4), Cooper Logan (2), Zoe Kaiser (3), Sheridan Louie (2), Sandy Li (3), Cate Stern (3), Kate Riley (1), Lucas Gruenwald (1), Elena Petkova (1), Michael Wasney (1), and Sheyda Zebarjadian (1).

Mr. Pollak

Posted by: Arthur D. Simon Published:9/24/13
Audience: Homepage and Visual & Performing Arts


2014 Yearbook Halloween Sale

Do not miss out on preordering your copy of the 2014 Lowell Red and White Yearbook.  The Halloween Sale begins tomorrow, September 23, 2013, and runs through the end of the day on Thursday, October 31, 2013.  The cost is $105 per book during the sale.

 

To order your copy, please bring cash or a check to Ms. Nickels in Room 5 before the end of the day on Halloween.

 

If you pay by check, please make it out to Lowell High School in the amount of $105 and write the name of the student and his/her reg on the memo line.

 

Thank you very much,

The 2014 Lowell Yearbook Staff

Posted by: Mary Carolyn Nickels Published:9/22/13
Audience: Homepage


Its Not Too Late to Register for the PSAT!

There are PSAT Exam Student Guides still available to all 9th and 11th grade students in preparation for the October 16th PSAT Exam.  Exam fees increase as of September 23 to $22.  All fee payments must be brought to Room 122 in the form of a check addressed to Lowell High School.  The last day to submit exam fees is September 27th. A PSAT Test Schedule will be provided in October.  If you have further questions, come see Ms. Giles in Room 120.

Posted by: Holly Giles Published:9/20/13
Audience: Homepage


Transit Planning Meeting

Do you bike near Lowell? Want to see improvements? Then plan to attend the City’s community meeting to discuss the 19th Avenue Transit Study. Though you may know the plan mostly because of its ideas for realigning the MUNI light rail, the project is also an opportunity to speak up for significant bike improvements in the area. Connections to Holloway, safe crossing at Sloat, and much much more. Be sure to attend!

SF State/19th Ave Annual Planning
Tuesday, September 24, 6-8PM
Towers Conference Room, 798 Font Boulevard, SFSU

Posted by: Terence Martin Doherty Published:9/19/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


THE 2014–15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION STUDENT MEMBER

The California State Board of Education (SBE) is accepting applications for the 2014–15 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2014–15 school year, and will be available to attend a statewide student leader conference November 2–6, 2013 in Sacramento, is eligible to apply. For more information, including the 2014–15 Student SBE Member application, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/pn/sbestudentmember.asp, or contact the SBE by e-mail at sbe@cde.ca.gov or by telephone at 916-319-0827. Applications must be received by the SBE by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this effort.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:9/17/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Sep 13 at 11 PM Pacific Time

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/13/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Career Day - Presenters Needed - 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Parents - Alumni - Career Day Presenters needed - Wednesday - October 16th is Career Day at Lowell. Share your story.

Encouraging all careers to be represented - Trade careers(chef, plumber, electrician, construction, etc) Entrepreneurs, Medical, Engineering, Technology, Research, Journalists, Business people, Educators etc.etc.etc.

Presentation includes:

  • How did you choose your career?
  • How did you prepare for your career?
  • What skills are necessary for your career?
  • What are the duties of your job?
  • What are examples of the work you do and the challenges you face?
  • Current events in your field
  • Professional organizations and websites in your field
  • Future outlook for your career

How it works: Set up at 7:45 AM - Breakfast served to you at your presentation site - Host a table in the gym for students to visit and ask questions or create a presentation for a classroom audience.

Contact: Norman Nager at nagern@sfusd.edu to volunteer for career day - 7:45 AM - 10:45 - Wednesday, October 16th.

Thank you for supporting college and career education!

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:9/9/13
Audience: All Grades, Attendance, Dukane Multimedia Cart, Lowell ECEOP Mentors, Mentors, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Science Research Program Begins!

The Lowell Science Research Program Starts Year 4

Monday, September 16 at 3:45 pm in room S202

Informational Meeting and Signup

 We have expanded the program for this school year. Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 4PM to 5:30PM and summer 2014.

Our planned talks from distinguished UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley faculty will include nano-biotechnology, stem cells, hematology, computational biology, computer science, computational physics, DNA self assembly and much much more.

 

Please read the attached document for more information.

Attachments:
Posted by: Katrina Rotter Published:9/2/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Annual School Meal Application/Form - Apply Online - Enter Win an iPad Mini!

SUBMIT YOUR SCHOOL MEAL FORM ONLINE HERE

Submit your online application for school meals before Sunday, September 1 to be eligible for our prize drawing!

My family does not want to apply, we don't qualify for free meals - why do I have to submit the form?

Please fill it out even if you don't think you qualify as it provides us with useful demographic data we can use to serve families better. You can indicate on the application that you are not interested in receiving meal benefits and still be entered in the drawing.

I filled out the form last year, do I need to do it again?

Yes, we need you to fill them out at the start of every school year.

See here for what prizes are offered this year.

The more students we qualify for free meals, the more funding the district and schools will be eligible to receive.

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/23/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


BUILD SF - Architecture Program

High School Juniors and Seniors: Build San Francisco has an exciting year planned and we are looking for students with a wide range of interests and abilities. We are working on a project involving NASA and students abroad, so students interested in space, science, design, architecture, international affairs – all would be welcome. As always, students will be placed with a mentor in a major San Francisco firm, and receive 15 units of credit in Environmental Science, Architectural Design and Experiential Learning.  In order to allow time to register students we will begin our classes on Monday, August 26. See your counselor and find out how to enroll in Build San Francisco. For more information check out www.afsf.org or www.facebook.com/buildsf  or youtube.com/afsf1. 

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/20/13
Audience: Homepage


Tech at Lowell (and SFUSD) in the SF Bay Guardian

The online version of the August 13th article is here:

http://www.sfbg.com/2013/08/13/tech-schools

Most of the reporting/interviewing was done back in the spring.

Bryan Marten

Science Teacher

Chair, Lowell Technology Committee
 

 

Posted by: Bryan Marten Published:8/15/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Homepage


New Class for VPA Credit--VIDEO PRODUCTION

The Visual & Performing Arts Department is offering a new class called VIDEO PRODUCTION for VPA credit. This class, that focuses on the process of making films, is offered to interested students from beginner level to those students with experience. Full VPA credit.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:8/15/13
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Maintenance Release Monday, July 15 at 4:30am to 6:30am

School Loop will be performing one server maintenance starting at 4:30am on Monday, July 15th. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Users will be unable to login. The purpose of this maintenance is to apply a software upgrade to School Loop's Storage Area Network and is the last planned hardware maintenance during the Summer.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/12/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Give Feedback on Possible Future Ideas for School Meals - Chance to Win iPad or $500

Everyone who completes this survey will have a chance to win either an iPad or a $500 grocery gift card.

Click Here / Englishhttp://bit.ly/10Nt4fw

舊金山校區員工,家長及高中生請參與學校午餐調,告訴我們你的想法     完成本調查的每人均將有機會贏取iPad 5 0 0

Click Here / 中文: http://bit.ly/174QSfV

Estudiantes de secundaria, padres y empleados del Distrito Escolar de San Francisco: Por favor de participar en la Encuesta de almuerzos escolares y hacer su voz oir.   Cualquiera que complete esta encuesta tendrá la oportunidad de ganar un iPad o una tarjeta de regalo de supermercado de $500.

Click Here / español: http://bit.ly/18NWUoZ

 

 

SFUSD has been working with the innovative design company, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com), and has come up with ideas on how to make improvements to the school food experience. We want to hear what you think about them. The IDEO team has developed this survey to get your input on these ideas. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. It should take no more than 15 minutes. We truly value your opinion!  This survey is made up of two parts: Quick info about you and a feedback section for some of our ideas. This survey is for high school students, parents/caregivers of students of all ages and SFUSD staff only. We are engaging younger students, Student Nutrition Services staff, and community stakeholders in other ways.

 

SFUSD一直與創新的設計公司 IDEO(http://www.ideo.com)合作,並 出了一 子。

我們想要知道你的看法。IDEO小組編寫 了本調查,以瞭解你的看法。感謝你抽空 完成本調查,時間不會超過15分鐘。我

們真心重視你的意見!關於本調 本調查由兩部分組成:有關你的快速資 。本 調

針對高中學生(High school students) 、所有年齡段學生的家長/看護者以及 SFUSD員工。我們以其他方式對年齡更

小的學生、學生營養服務工作人員以及社 區利益相關者進行調查。

 

SFUSD ha estado trabajando con la innovadora empresa de diseño, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com), y tenemos algunas ideas para hacer mejoras en la experiencia de la comida escolar y queremos saber qué piensa de ellas. El equipo de IDEO ha desarrollado esta encuesta para obtener su aportación sobre estas ideas. Le agradecemos de antemano que se tome el tiempo para completar esta encuesta, la cual no debería llevarle más de 15 minutos. ¡Valoramos mucho su opinión!  Esta encuesta se compone de dos partes: datos breves acerca de usted y una sección de opinión sobre algunas de nuestras ideas. Esta encuesta está dirigida únicamente a estudiantes de secundaria, padres/cuidadores de estudiantes de todas las edades y personal de SFUSD. Nos comunicaremos con los estudiantes más jóvenes, el personal de Servicios de Nutrición Estudiantil, y las partes interesadas de la comunidad de otras maneras.

 

 

 


 

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/11/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


School Loop Bulletin: Summer System Maintenance Schedule

School Loop has scheduled three upcoming Maintenance releases to implement network improvements for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to log in for the duration.

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 3, 7pm - 11pm PST
  • Friday, July 5, 7pm - 4am PST
  • Tuesday, July 9, 7pm - 11pm PST

They are upgrading their Storage Area Network to improve your experience, but realize these releases can be inconvenient. School Loop is making every effort to minimize the impact by scheduling them during our least busy time of the year.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/3/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Reminder: Maintenance Release Wednesday, July 3, 7pm - 11pm PST

School Loop is upgrading the Storage Area Network to improve your experience, but realize these releases can be inconvenient. They are making every effort to minimize the impact by scheduling them during our least busy time of the year.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/3/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop System Bulletin: Maintenance Release Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 AM PST

School Loop will perform a maintenance release this Sunday, June 30th from 7:30 am to approximately 8:30 am PST. School websites will remain up for visitors, but accounts will be offline. However, most users will be able to log in within 20 minutes.

This maintenance release is in preparation for the coming school year and will allow School Loop to archive content such as teacher assignments and progress reports.

 

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/28/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop Site Response Time

School loop reported that one of School Loop's hosting servers began having issues around 11:30 a.m. today which may have affected one or more School Loop sites.  Visitors may have experienced a sluggish response from the site(s).  A restart of the hosting server at 12:30 corrected the issue.  The issue has not been reported since 12:30. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted by: Steve Lopez, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Resolved: School Loop Login Issues with AD Accounts

As of 8:41 pm this evening, all login issues with School Loop user accounts tied to Active Directory have been resolved. 

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User accounts tied to Active Directory (district username accounts) are unable to access School Loop at this time. We have notified members of the SFUSD IT Department who are working towards a resolution. We will post a news item once the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/13/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 AM PST

School Loop will conduct a brief software release this Sunday, June 9 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am PST. Most users will be offline for 30 minutes or less. During the release, all school websites will remain up for visitors.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/7/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


FREE STEM (+Arts) Summer Programs for SFUSD Youth, DEADLINE EXTENDED
FREE STEM (+Arts) Summer Programs for SFUSD Youth, DUE May 29th!

I wanted to inform you of a new district-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative that launches this summer with free STEM program offerings for kindergarten through 11th grade SFUSD students.  There is something for everyone - from summer school to after school and all summer long!

The mission of the San Francisco STEM Initiative is to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics more engaging and relevant to SFUSD students.  The summer courses listed in the attached brochure offer students inquiry-based, hands-on approaches to learning through real-world contexts.  Electronic program brochure and sign-up is attached. Hard copies are already in most schools.

Please have students and parents peruse the offerings and return the enclosed  Summer Camp Sign-Up Form to their schools by 8am Wednesday, May 29th

Thank you.

Luis R. Valentino, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer
San Francisco Unified School District
750 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
Office: (415)379-7798 / Fax: (415) 750-8686

Posted by: Kimberley Anne Campisano, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/24/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Early Registration Party for all SFUSD Seniors

Seniors, are you going to City College this fall? Do you need help registering for classes?

Registering early increases your chances of getting the classes you need. So you’re invited to come to an Early Registration Party on June 25th.

Remember, you must complete all steps of the enrollment process by June 13th. This includes: applying for admission, taking the placement test, completing the new student orientation, and meeting with a City College counselor.

Also, please remember to bring your City College ID and Initial Education Plan along with your Bump Up Letter, if you have one.  SFUSD and City College counselors will be at the party to help you register for classes.

Pizza and snacks will be provided.

The City College Early Registration parties are on Tuesday, June 25, from 2:30 -7:30 pm at Washington, Burton, Galileo, and  Mission High schools, and at the City College campus on Ocean Avenue.

Sign up for an early registration party at: http://earlyregistration.eventbrite.com

Posted by: Theresa Jahangir, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/22/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Fall Play Auditions!

Come to the Steve Silver Theater on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 to audition for the 2013 Fall Play!

Prepare a one to two-minute monologue and a short song. Be prepared to move!

Please sign up outside the Steve Silver Theater.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:5/21/13
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Architectural Foundation of San Francisco Program

Are you interested in Architecture, Construction or Engineering?  Or do you want to learn more about the world of work?  If you are 16 years of age or older, Build San Francisco is for you. Earn 15 Units of credit in Architecture, Environmental Science and Work Experience with a leading San Francisco firm. Talk to your counselor today and register for Build San Francisco.  For more information go to www.afsf.org

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/20/13
Audience: Homepage


Ariel Barbieri-Aghib wins U.S. Department of State Scholarship ...

Congratulations to Ariel Barbieri-Aghib for winning U.S. Department of State NSLI-Y Scholarship to Study Language Abroad. The scholarship enables Ariel to study Arabic in Morocco for the year. Through her participation in the program, Ariel will serve as a citizen diplomat while developing the skills necessary to be a leader in the global community. We are very proud of Ariel and wish her the best.
If any student is interested in applying for 2014-2015 programs , it’ll be available at www.nsliforyouth.org in the early fall. For other exchange programs, please visit www.exchanges.state.gov. (Xiaolin Chang)

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:5/17/13
Audience: Homepage


Dance Company Auditions!!! Tuesday, May 21-3:35pm

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 3:35-6:30.

Looking for passionate, hard-working, creative, and talented dancers that work well in groups.  Be a part of the distinguished group of dancers that perform throughout the Bay Area!  See Ms. Jones in the dance studio for more information.

Posted by: Wendy Jones Published:5/15/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Principals, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Varsity softball playing in the championship game Tuesday 5/14/13

COME OUT TO SUPPORT LOWELL SOFTBALL TOMORROW MAY 15 AT SFSU LOCATED AT LAKE MERCED AND FONT.  FIRST PITCH AT 4PM.  GO CARDINALS!!!

Posted by: Sascha Taylor-Ray Published:5/14/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Give Students Voices for School Meals - Photo Diary - Students will win an Ipad & Ipod

SFUSD has launched an exciting new initiative to further improve school food.  Read about the initiative in the attached document.

As part of this Initiative, we are conducting a research project called  the Photo Diary, and would like to include students from your school in the study. The information from the project will be used to design a proposal for an even better school food system. See below for a list of selected schools.

We are asking teachers, afterschool coordinators, health educators and others to help facilitate this project. As a thank you for your support in facilitating the project, we would like to send you a $25 gift card from Amazon.com

Students completing the entire process will be entered into a lottery to win an iPad.  Secondary students can either use their own smart phone or digital camera and completing an electronic version of the survey or they can reqeust a disposable camera and printed sheet.

How do I request cameras?

Please email schoollunch@sfusd.edu to request disposable cameras or printed Photo Diary pages (2).  You can also call 749-3604 x13200 to request materials.

Please feel free to email Mark Elkin at elkinm@sfusd.edu with questions.

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/13/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Final Swim Test!

Last swim test for seniors who wish to pass this graduation requirement will be Monday, May 13th at Sava Pool.

7:30-8:00 AM

Bring Student ID to check in.

 

 

Posted by: Terence Martin Doherty Published:5/10/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Final Transcript Request

Seniors need to complete the Senior Survey and Final Transcript Request by May 15th, in order to have their transcript sent to their college by July 10th.  Requests will not be accommodated after this date.

 

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:5/10/13
Audience: Counseling, Sending Transcripts to Colleges, VICCI Homepage and Homepage


AP Examinations

Attention AP Students, please arrive on time for your examination.  Please start lining up around 7:30 am or 12:30 pm.  If it is a large test such as Calculus, US History and Macro, you should line up at 7:15 am.  For those taking the Micro, you should line up at 12:15.  If you lost your ID card or the dog ate it, please see the Dean for a replacement ID card.

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:5/7/13
Audience: Advanced Placement (AP) and Homepage


New York Times Lens Blog: "My Hometown" Photography Project

The New York Times Lens Blog editor, James Estrin, solicited photographic images from high school students across America which document their hometowns.  The resulting collection of images taken for the project, "My Hometown," with be shown as an interactive gallery of images sortable by geography or theme (starting some time before June 11). Select images will be posted on the Lens Blog.  Many of the photographs will be archived at the Library of Congress.  A collection of images taken by Lowell students for this project are exhibited in the VPA wing display cases near the entrance to the courtyard.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:5/7/13
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Update! Software Release moved to Sunday, 5/5 at 6am PST

School Loop is changing the software release from Saturday to Sunday morning at 6 am. The good news is they have greatly improved the efficiency of their releases so most of their customers should be down for no more than 5 minutes and the rest should be back up within 30 minutes.

School Loop is working hard to minimize downtime and since the SAN patch involves a longer outage, they decided it was best to put it off until summer.

For the software release, they have continued to refine the user interface of the new portals based on your feedback and have introduced a couple of new features.

A tour of the changes in the form of slides will be available within your portals. Look for the "What's New" link on the top right side of your portal.

You can also go to the Help Website to see the new features that will be released.

Attachments:
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/4/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Mandarin Speech Contest: LHS student winners.

Congratulations to Haolin Fang for winning the first prize in AP category of the 38th Mandarin Speech Contest; Ryan Ho for the first prize in First Year category and Amy Tam for honorable mention in First Year category.  Thanks to those participated and volunteered in this event.  Well done!  (Xiaolin Chang)

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:5/3/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


44th AFSF Annual High School Design Competition Winners Announced

At a reception at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center (April 28), the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco announced winners in the 44th Annual High School Design Competition.  This year's design problem was to design a "Healthy Oceans" pavilion for the America's Cup sited at Crissy Field.  The Overall Design Superiority category winners are:  Eric Cheung (1st), Sara Mon (2nd) & Eli Bennett (3rd).  Tony Chan earned 3rd in the Model category.  In the Revit (CAD) category, Tony Chan earned 2nd and Laurence Lau earned 3rd.  Honorable Mentions went to Tony Chan, Laurence Lau, Benny Lin, Alec Fong, Katherina Pischchik, Emily Lao and Amy Oh.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:5/3/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Maintenance/Release Sat, May 4 from 5 to 8am

This Saturday, May 4, School Loop will conduct system maintenance on their storage area network (SAN) as well as a software release from 5 am to 8 am Pacific time. All user accounts will be unavailable during this time, but your School Loop websites will be up for visitors.

To find out more details about the software release, please click here.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/3/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Last Minute AP Examination News

Bring your ID, no pencils or pens, no food and drink.  No electronic equipment, leave your phone at home or in your locker.  If you are taking Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics or Biology, you may bring the approved calculators. Show up on time.  Good luck.

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:5/3/13
Audience: Ivan K Yee, Advanced Placement (AP), All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Jobs+

Got Jobs?

It’s summer and that means time to make some summer money! Find a great summer gig at Summer Jobs+.

For the second year in row, Mayor Ed Lee is partnering with United Way and SFUSD to host Summer Jobs+, featuring a Youth Resource Fair on Saturday, May 11th at Moscone North.

Youth will:

  • Meet with employers such as Starbucks, Uniqlo, Old Navy and others
  • Get assessed for job readiness
  • Participate in mock interviews with employers
  • Get individual feedback on resumes
  • Attend workshops such as Dress for Success, Professional Communication, How to Keep Your Job and Your Money

At the fair, you will have a screening interview (this is not an interview for a specific job, it is a prep interview.)

The goal of the day is to help youth get enrolled in summer jobs and internships.  Last year, we helped over 500 teens get summer jobs on a single day!  This year we want to surpass that goal.  

Sign up for a morning or afternoon session at: http://summerjobssf.eventbrite.com/

This year's event will again feature Mayor Ed Lee, raffle prizes for youth including an iPad mini, more access to hiring employers and a youth-run Dress to Impress fashion show!  We look forward to seeing you on May 11.

 

Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/1/13
Audience: Homepage


Important Announcement about Change to the Instructional Calendar

May 31, 2013 will be a full school day. May 31 had been scheduled as a half day due to budget cuts. However, based on increasing stability in the state’s finances due to Proposition 30, SFUSD is reducing the furlough days scheduled for this year down to only one day. This means that May 31, 2013 will be a full day for students and staff. Next year there will be 180 full school days and no furlough days for staff

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/24/13
Audience: Homepage


SFSU Environmental Sustainability in Business Workshop for STUDENTS, 6/3/13-6/7/13

Hello everyone! 

We are currently recruiting students for the Environmental Sustainability in Business workshop for rising Juniors and Seniors.  Last year 30 students from across the district attended this workshop, and I wanted to ensure that the opportunity was available to students again.  This workshop takes place from 1-4:30 pm, Monday June 3 through Friday, June 7 at the SF State Graduate School of Business (located downtown at the Westfield Center).

I am happy to come by and do a quick presentation to your class to explain more about the opportunity and to encourage students to apply.  Please contact me so that we can set up a time for me to present to your class (no more than 10-15 minutes, or less if you'd prefer).  I noticed last year that presenting to students in person made a BIG difference in who applied for this opportunity.

Click here to see a write up about last year's event.

If you have any questions, or would like me to come by, please let me know ASAP.  I hope to hear from you soon.  All my best,

Eric Lewis, lewise2@sfusd.edu

Posted by: Eric Lewis, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/17/13
Audience: Homepage


SENIOR CLASS MEETINGS BEGIN AT 10AM ON WEDNESDAY AND 9AM ON THURSDAY!

Class Meetings from 10 to 11:30 on Wednesday and 9 to 11:30 Thursday. Frisco Day on Friday! Have a great week!

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:4/16/13
Audience: Homepage


The First Eight Julia Ye Science Scholarship are awarded.

The following eight students are the first recipients of Julia Ye Science Scholarships. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 recognizes Lowell students who demonstrate great promise for study in a field of science. We are very proud of their accomplishments while a Lowell student and look forward to their future accomplishments. The scholarships are named in honor of Julia Ye '06 who is a co-founder of the Lowell Science Research Program. Julia is currently working on both her MD and Ph.D at UCSF.

Nicholas Werby
Caitlin Lienkaemper
Kitty Kwan 
Mollee Chu 
Kegan Kawamura
Sam Lee 
Alexander Chuang 
Anderson Huang 
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:4/16/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Robotics Team Going to Championships

The Robotics team won 2nd place at the Silicon Valley Regional, allowing us to go to World Championships in St. Louis. Watch us play live at http://www.thebluealliance.com on April 25th thru April 27th. Visit our website at www.team4159.org.

Posted by: Bryan Cooley Published:4/16/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Attention AP students

Please check the bulletin board outside room 132 to see if you ordered an AP examination.  If you are on the test roster all is well.  If you are not listed, then you need to see a member of the AP staff by April 18, 2013.  Last day to order is April 18.

Posted by: Ivan K Yee Published:4/12/13
Audience: Advanced Placement (AP) and Homepage


Swimming Requirement

SFUSD graduation requirements for Class of 2013 include passing of swimming test unless a waiver/exemption is requested by a student’s parents, guardians, or a physician. Swimming test information is as posted.

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:4/12/13
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Friday, 4/12 at 10pm PST

School Loop will be performing a release tonight at 10pm PST. All websites will remain up for visitors. Users will be unable to login for a portion of the release, but most should be back online within 90 minutes.

In addition to bug fixes, School Loop is updating the portals based on your feedback. They are reducing the font size of the Academics section for students and parents and progress reports will be available with one click from the portal. They’re also fixing up the progress report to reduce the size of the rows and we are making the print view more efficient by moving the graph and zero's report to the bottom.

The link button in the Rich Text Editor now works in Internet Explorer 9 and 10. However there is still an issue in these browsers that prevents linking highlighted text when using the tabs in the link window. The workaround is to create the link first without highlighting any text, then once the link is on the page, change the text as desired. 

Thanks for your input and your patience as we continue to improve School Loop.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/12/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Senior Swim Requirement and Testing Schedule

Lowell Swimming Requirement

Per SFUSD HS graduation requirements for class of 2013: (SFUSD Student Handbook p. 14)

Physical Education*: 20 credits

 * Students must pass the swimming proficiency test as part of the PE requirement.

All tests  are done at Sava Pool, bring student ID.

 

 Test dates and Times:

April 17                 Regs 1301-1303 7:30-7:50

                                Regs 1304-1305 7:50-8:10

                                Regs 1306-1307 8:10-8:20

April 18                 Regs 1308-1310 7:30-7:50

                                Regs 1311-1312 7:50-8:10

                                Regs 1313-13014 8:10-8:20

April 19                 Regs 1315-1316 7:30-7:50

                                Regs 1317-1318 7:50-8:10

                                Regs 1319-1320 8:10-8:20

 

 

 

Students must complete this requirement by passing the swimming course or by passing the swimming proficiency test.

 

The test consists of two parts:

  1. Swim 4 laps
  2. Tread water for 1 minute

See attached for Students who have not passed requirement

 

Posted by: Terence Martin Doherty Published:4/11/13
Audience: Physical Education, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff and Homepage


Ohlone Night is Fast Approaching!

OHLONE NIGHT IS COMING UP!

The award winning student performances that swept the Ohlone Theater Festival will be up in the stage again for one night only! Be sure not to miss your students, peers and friends shine in a variety of scenes, monologues and one-acts that will have you laughing and crying with the best of them. If you want to have a great night of entertainment free of charge, be at the Carol Channing Auditorium on Sunday April 28th at 6 o’clock sharp! 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:4/10/13
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Fil-Am Scholarship

The annual Fil-Am Scholarship Program is now taking applications from Lowell senior students who have been active members(1yr minimum) and have a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher.  The scholarship ranges from $500 to $1,000) Students must show college/university acceptance letters and a Lowell transcript when turning in the application form.  Forms may be picked up in room 127 and must be submitted no later than 4pm on Aoril 19.

Posted by: Ray T. Cordoba Published:4/9/13
Audience: Ray T. Cordoba, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Tonight, Monday, 4/8 at 5:30pm PST

School Loop will be performing a release tonight at 5:30pm PST. Users will be unable to login for a portion of the release, but most should be back online within 90 minutes.

The list of fixes includes:

  • File permission errors in lockers
  • Problem submitting work from your device or from locker docs
  • Adding back the ability of students to hide grades on their portal
  • Other minor fixes

Workarounds before the release:

  • If you really need access to a locker item before the release, you can send School Loop the URL for the file that is displayed in the permissions error and we will fix it for you.
  • Submitting files from the student locker is working, so students can upload their file to their locker first, then choose to submit "From your Locker" in the assignment.

This release is earlier than normal, but School Loop believes it important to get some critical bugs fixed that were introduced with the new portal release over the weekend. Thanks for your patience while we work on this major School Loop improvement.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/8/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


TACT Scholarship Winners from Lowell

Congratulations to Lowell seniors, Angel Khuu and Cailin Hong, recipients of $2,000 scholarships from TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers)!  They were chosen from SFUSD high school seniors across the city, who have demonstrated exemplary work in the community and aspire to continue that excellence in college.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:4/3/13
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff and Teachers


NACAC College Fair - Saturday, April

 

 NACAC National College Fairs

  


Join Us: San Francisco - Saturday, April 20th - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Register Here 

Contact Ms. Boran if you have questions.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:4/2/13
Audience: VICCI Homepage, Parents, Students and Homepage


Free Summer Program: Girls Who Code

See link below for a free summer program for female high school sophomores/juniors:

http://www.girlswhocode.com/applynow/

Online applications are due April 15, 2013.

 

 

San Francisco Session: Monday, June 24th – Friday, August 16th

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:4/2/13
Audience: Homepage


Lowell Band Concert on Friday 7PM - great music!

Everyone is invited to come hear the fabulous Lowell bands perform in the Carol Channing Theatre on Friday, April 5th at 7PM.  No tickets needed - donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Posted by: Michele J. Winter Published:4/2/13
Audience: Michele J. Winter / Beauvais, Visual & Performing Arts, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Hong Kong/China Cultural Exchange Tour

To: All Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

You are invited to join a group of Lowell students for the second annual cultural exchange and study tour of Hong Kong and China during our next winter break (December 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014). The group will be led by Mr. Paul Cheng, former Lowell principal, and Mr. Tony Lee, Lowell counselor.

We have partnered with the Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School (HKBUAS) whose principal, Dr. Wil Chan is a Lowell graduate. Last summer ten Lowell students participated in the first tour to Hong Kong and China and in November we hosted ten students from HKBUAS.

For the upcoming tour, Lowell students will live with host families for four days in Hong Kong and participate in activities with HKBUAS. Subsequently, the group will work on a two day community service project in the Guangzhou (Canton) area. Then the group will travel to Beijing, Xian, Nanjing and Shanghai to visit historical sites and learn about the many changes that have taken place in China over the past 30 years.

Participants do not need to speak Chinese. Total cost of the tour will be around $2950. Donations and fundraising may help to reduce this sum slightly. For a detailed brochure or application, please see Mr. Lee in the counseling office. You can also send an email to leet1@sfusd.edu if you have any questions.

Posted by: Tony Lee Published:4/2/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Want To Make Money By Learning Art Skills???????

Out of Site is giving all high school student even exiting senior the chance to be a paid intern for the following:

Photography
Digital Media
Printmaking
Percussion

For three wonderful weeks of learning a skill and putting it to great use.

And at the end of the program you will be given a stipend of $300! what could be better.

application are available in Ms. Agurrie office starting thursday 4/03/13

application are also available online the link attach below. along with individual course description and qualifications and requirements.

http://www.outofsite-sf.org/youth-leadership/internships/

Posted by: REGINE BAILEY Published:4/2/13
Audience: Homepage


2016 Board Car Wash Fundraiser: Clean that car!

April 7th from 12-5pm

Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:3/31/13
Audience: Homepage


Juniors: Summer Internships at UCSF labs, the Science & Health Education Partnership

Junior this year?  Interested in science and medicine?  Here is a summer internship opportunity.  For details see the attached flyer.

Attachments:
Posted by: Kevin Sullivan Published:3/22/13
Audience: Homepage


Congratulations to Cate Stern who earned 3 Regional Gold Key Awards in photography in the 2013 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:3/21/13
Audience: Homepage


San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair

 

The San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair is on Wed. Mar. 20.  Eleven Lowell students will be there holding a poster session for the general public from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. It is located in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park (~9th and Lincoln). If it is possible for any teachers or students to stop by, I think you’ll find it quite interesting.

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:3/15/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Project Pull Paid Summer Internships in Architecture, Business & Science

"Project Pull" is a City of San Francisco sponsored paid summer internship program for students in the fields of architecture, engineering, business, and science.  The application deadline is Thursday, April 4.  For qualifications, application and additional information visit:


http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=892

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:3/14/13
Audience: Students and Homepage


Smarter Balanced Pilot Assessment Scheduled for April 1 - 12, 2013

Lowell High School has been selected to be one of several pilot schools in San Francisco for the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which will replace the California Standards Test (aka CST or STAR exam) in the Spring of 2015.  Students in the 10th and 11th grades will be tested in mathematics during their mathematics class time in our computer labs using a secure computer program on April 1 - 12, 2013.  (See attached Notice to Parent Letter for specific details).  No student test answers will be scored.  This pilot assessment is to help the state and writers of the test identify or anticipate clitches or complications that could occur when the test becomes live in 2015.   Thank you for your support!  (Ms. Giles)

Posted by: Holly Giles Published:3/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Quinn Francis, Shakespearean Winner!

Senior Quinn Francis gave an outstanding performance on March 2nd at the English Speaking Union's Regional Shakespeare Monologue competition; she placed second with her Joan La Pucelle monologue and sonnet #29 and earned a $200. cash prize.  Congratulations, Quinn!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:3/7/13
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Athitaya Rungpetch selected as finalist in 33rd Annual College & HS Photography 2013 contest sponsored by Nikon USA.

Her landscape photo will be published in the hardcover Best of College & High School Photography 2013.  Her work was selected among 16,700 entries.

Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak Published:3/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Hey students: just LIKE Lowell Library on FB and win

A $30 bookstore gift card.  A $20 iTunes gift card.  Or Two AMC movie tickets.  3 student winners chosen at random at 12:01pm on March 15.

 

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Posted by: Brad Williston Published:3/5/13
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


Summer internships in the Arts and Sciences - apply now - deadlines approaching

You do not have to be an artist or scientist to apply to these internships - just be enthusiastic, energetic, and have a positive professional attitude and willingness to learn.

Apply to as many as you wish: see below -

 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Get a summer  internship learning about art and developing your creativity at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  July 22- Aug 16th

For information and application go to YBCA.org/YAAW  - deadline 4-26-14

 

Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly ZEUM)

Summer internship for freshmen and sophomores and exceptional juniors – Children’s Creativity Museum –  assist museum patrons and children with art activities

For more information go to Creativity.org   Select “Programs” and “C.I.T.Y. Teens” for  application.

 

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Summer and full year internships at Contemporary Jewish Museum

For information and applications go to: http://www.thecjm.org/education/teens/teen-art-connect Deadline March 15th.

                                                                                                                   

DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park

Year long internships at the DeYoung.  For information and applications go to: http://deyoung.famsf.org/education/k-12-students-0

 

California Academy of Sciences

Summer and year long internships – with science training

Information and applications : http://www.calacademy.org/youthprograms/

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:3/1/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Resource Fair - March 9th 10am - 2pm

Summer Resource Fair

Presented by Mayor Edwin Lee, Superintendent Richard A. Carranza, & the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families

 

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10am-2pm
Where: Everett Middle School 450 Church Street (btwn 17th & 18th St.)
How to get there:  
Muni: F or J (16th and Church), or K, L, M (Church Street Station) 
Bus: 22 or 33
Bart: 16th Street Station
 
Get information about: Camps, Classes, Teen Programs
For more information: www.SFkids.org has an online listing of hundreds of camps! 
Posted by: Candace Boran Published:2/28/13
Audience: All Grades, Parents, Staff, Students and Homepage


Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Application Due Feb 15th

 

SMYSP 2013 Summer Residential Program applications are due to be postmarked by February 15, 2013. Students have this week to submit their completed paper applications. (Note that applications do not need to arrive by February 15; they simply must be postmarked by this date.)

2013 Summer Residential Program

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) continues to provide opportunities that enable low-income and underrepresented minority students to flourish and reach their potential.

Applications for the SMYSP 2013 Summer Residential Program are available and due to be postmarked by February 15, 2013.

The 2013 Summer Residential Program will operate from June 23 - July 28, 2013. All participants must be available to attend the entire program.

Information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application can be found here: smysp.stanford.edu/education/summerProgram/.

Applicants will be:

  • current sophomore or junior in high school;
  • from a low-income background, and will likely be the first in their family to attend college;
  • interested in science, medicine, and health;
  • taking, or have taken, science and math classes, with at least some B's in these class;
  • living and attending high school in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo.

No exceptions will be made for students who do not meet the above criteria.

Please contact youth-science@stanford.edu with any questions you may have.

 


Posted by: Candace Boran Published:2/12/13
Audience: Parents, Staff and Homepage


Local opportunities for K-12 students in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

YouSTEM.org is a free web resource for K-12 students to find out about local programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Most of the programs listed are free too! To start, click here to check out the opportunities.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:2/8/13
Audience: More Resources, All Grades, Parents, Staff, Students and Homepage


Teacher Recommendation Form for Summer Research Internship

Dear Teachers,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form for your students who are applying for a summer science research internship.  Please note that you may:

  • Fill it out electronically and email it to me or
  • Fill it out electronically, print and put in my box or
  • Print and fill it out by hand and put in my box

Thanks again,   Richard Shapiro,  mr.shapiro@gmail.com

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:2/5/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


College Financial Aid - apply before March 2

Seniors:  Apply now for financial aid for college!  New this year -- ALL 12th grade students can apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act or the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Attend a Cash for College event – to get help applying for financial aid AND be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship just for attending.  To learn more talk to your high school counselor and visit www.sfusd.edu/financialaid

Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/28/13
Audience: Homepage


Interested in Pharmacy? A Panel of pharmacists is coming to talk 1/30/13 -blk 8 - Rm S106

On Wednesday, January 30th, a panel of 4 pharmacists and 1 pharmacy student will be in Room S106 block 8 to talk about the field of pharmacy. Please sign up on the door of room S106 if you plan to attend.  

Norman Nager - nagern@sfusd.edu

 

When: Wednesday - January 30th - Block 8 - 2:45 - 3:30

Where: Room S106

Who: 4 Pharmacists and 1 pharmacy student

What: Talking about career choices in pharmacy and the road to becoming a pharmacist

Why: To answer your questions about a great career.

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:1/16/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) Summer Research Internship Program

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) program is an 8-week summer research internship program for exceptionally motivated high school sophomores and juniors with an interest in biotechnologyApplications for summer 2013 are now being accepted. The application deadline is March 1Apply at http://qb3.berkeley.edu/synberc/iclem.htmlAlong with the application, a high school transcript and one teacher recommendation are required.

Description: iCLEM teaches basic molecular biology lab and research skills. Students work on a team-based bioenergy research project with four Ph.D. level scientists and two high school science teachers. In addition the program also exposes students to career exploration and preparation for the college admissions process, including field trips to a local biotech companies and colleges, career talks with scientists, guidance on writing a college statement of purpose, meetings with a college admissions and financial aid officers. Stipend is $1500, plus a $500 scholarship upon successful completion of the program. 

Program info: iCLEM takes place at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (5885 Hollis, Emeryville) and runs from June 18 to August 8, 2013. Hours are Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students must commit to full-time work for all eight weeks of the program. The lab can be easily reached by public transit. Eligibility: Students must be sophomores or juniors currently enrolled in high school in Alameda, San Francisco or Contra Costa counties; must be US citizens or permanent residents; and must be at least 16 years of age by June 1, 2013 (no exceptions). Students' household incomes must be $60,000 or below. Students typically have taken Algebra 1 and biology. 
For questions, please contact Kate Spohr kspohr@berkeley.edu.

Attachments:
Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:1/16/13
Audience: Homepage


9th-12th Grade Students Opportunity at California Academy of Sciences

Teen Advocates for Science Communication Program Youth in the Teen Advocates for Science Communication program (also known as the TASC Force) engage with the Academy’s mission of exploring, explaining, and protecting the natural world through the creation and delivery of innovative public programs. Youth work with Academy professionals to create experiences for museum visitors that communicate science in fun and engaging ways such as flash mobs, collections based fashion shows, and pop-up experiences. For more information and to apply, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/buqyolz Applications for the TASC Force are due January 17. Please share the attached flyer with youth who may be interested. Take a look at the attached flier that provides more information about this program. Please share this info with your friends, post the flyer in your class, Tweet it, Facebook it- get the word out! Thank you for supporting our youth opportunities!

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:1/16/13
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Parents and Staff


Jazz-Pops Concert Friday 7pm Fun, Fun, Fun!

An evening of great music brought to you by the Lowell Jazz Band, Symphony Strings, and a variety of special guest soloists and ensembles.  Don't miss it!

Tickets $3 in advance, $5 at the door. 

Posted by: Michele J. Winter Published:1/15/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Attention HS Juniors and Seniors: Need Credits to Graduate?

 

The Centralized Evening High School has been established as an option for credit recovery for current 11th and 12th graders. The target population is students who need additional credits to graduate on time, either for the class of 2013 or 2014 (priority will be given to these students).

·               Only “F” grades can be repeated.

·               English Learner Students who are current juniors or seniors who have not had the opportunity to take a graduation requirement may also enroll.

Send completed applications to the selected Evening School site January 18. Students may also register in person at the Evening School sites on January 24 and 25, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00. Students must bring their completed applications to register. Students should also speak with their high school counselor about additional credit recovery options. Download the application for evening high school.

Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/15/13
Audience: Homepage


Application Package for UCSF-Lowell Science Research Summer Internship Program

 

Program Dates: June 3, 2013—August 9, 2013

Application Deadline: March 4, 2013

 

Program Overview

The UCSF MSTP-Lowell Science Research Summer Internship Program is a collaboration between the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF and Lowell High School. All Lowell students who are not current seniors are eligible to apply. Students will be paired with UCSF faculty mentors to perform novel scientific research in UCSF laboratories. In the first two years of the program Lowell students were recognized for their research by the most prestigious science research competitions in the country {Intel Science Talent Search, The Seimens Science Competition} as well as the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair

The program will run from June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013, with exact start and end dates to be arranged by each student-faculty pair individually. The UCSF MSTP-Lowell Science Research Summer Internship Program expects to provide a stipend of $1000 as in the past.

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/14/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Lowell Science Research Program


2013 TACT Scholarship Applications for SFUSD HS Seniors

 

The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in May 2013 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarships up to $2000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with the letters of recommendation and official transcript by Friday, February 22, 2013.

 

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 22, 2013. The 2013 application is available online at www.tactsf.org

Attachments:
Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:1/14/13
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers


Reminder: Science Credit available for the Science Research program. You may sign up next week: Mon. , Wed. S202. Our classes meet from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm.

Our Spring Semester begins Monday 1/14. We then meet on mondays and wednesdays from 3:45pm to 5:15 pm in room S202. {note the 15 minute time change}

Our classes this month will include research talks by some of Lowell's own student researchers as well as UCSF professors new to our program. Then, after these professional science talks, our very own Julia Ye and Max Horlbeck will teach you how to give a professional science talk.

During the first two classes we will sign up those students who want to receive credit and will hand out applications for our summer internship program.

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/11/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Lowell Science Research Program and Homepage


Reminder: The Deadline for Science Scholarship Applications is Friday, Jan. 11. This is a Lowell based scholarship.
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/8/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Lowell Science Research Program


Lowell Science Research Program will receive full credit starting in this semester: Spring 2013. Come to any ONE of the informational meetings this week after school on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Mr. Shapiro’s lab room: S202.

 

Come to any ONE of the informational meetings this week after school on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Mr. Shapiro’s lab room: S202. You will learn what to do to sign up for the course and receive credit and what that means for you. Our second semester actually begins on Monday 1/14. We will be meeting as usual from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Mondays and Wdenesdays. Our summer internships will begin on June 3, 2013 and will run to August 10, 2013 with exact start and end dates to be arranged by each student – faculty (UCSF) pair individually. 

Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:1/5/13
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Shakespeare Competition Finalists!!

The four finalists for the 2013 English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition are as follows:

Quinn Francis, First place

Ilya Verzhbinsky, Second place

Mia Kalo and Kate McCarthy, Third place

Quinn will represent Lowell High School in the regional competition in February.

Congratulations to these finalists and to all twenty-seven who participated.

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:12/21/12
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Wednesday, 12/26 at 7pm PST

 

School Loop will be performing server maintenance and a software release on Wednesday, December 26 starting at 7pm to 1am.  All websites will remain up for visitors. We expect the system to be back up in about 3 hours but are reserving a 6 hour window just in case.

The School Loop offices will be closed from December 24 through January 1, but their dedicated team will be working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly and to monitor the support portal for urgent tickets.

Enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year!

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/21/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Thank You for Making Lowell's Google Chromebooks a Success!

Dear Lowell Community,

This past week presented a unique opportunity for parents and the Lowell community to donate a new Google laptop to Lowell High. These new Chrome laptops will be deployed in various classrooms and the VICCI college and career center where they will be used for instruction, college preparation, online course scheduling and more.

 
Beginning Monday December 10th, teachers could request up to 30 Google Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks for just $99 through the website donorschoose. This offer proved immensely popular, and Google's supply of laptops was exhausted by the next day. But thanks to the quick work of Lowell's network administrator Alex Hsieh, Lowell teachers were notified as soon as the offer was available and several Lowell teachers were able to get their requests in while the Chromebooks were still available. Please click on the following links to view their request for donations:

Ted Johnson: http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/496076 (30 computers fully funded! Thank you!)
Bruce Cohen: http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/1677244 (8 computers fully funded! Thank you!)
Bryan Marten http://www.donorschoose.org/drmarten (30 computers fully funded! Thank you!)
Art Simon: http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/1052644  (30 computers fully funded! Thank you!)
Jonathan Fong http://www.donorschoose.org/fong (30 computers fully funded! Thank you!)
 
While Lowell has made great strides in the modernization of classroom technology through the generosity of parents, alumni and others through the PTSA and alumni organizations, we still are not able to provide the access to computers we need. As you may have heard, Lowell performed a trial of a new online arena process this Monday December 17th. It quickly became apparent that Lowell does not have enough computers to provide access for every student during the arena process, so we were forced to encourage students to bring their own smartphones, tablets and computers to school on Monday to conduct the trial. 
 
This past week, 128 out of 128 requested Google Chromebooks were funded for Lowell by many generous contributions.  Thank you to all of you who made this a successful project to help our students.  The first set of computers is going to the VICCI Center.
Posted by: Jonathan C. Fong Published:12/20/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals and Teachers


Free Muni for Low- and Moderate-Income Youth

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is beginning a 16-month program to offer free Muni rides for low- and moderate-income students from ages 5-17.

The pilot program begins in March, 2013 and will last for a minimum of 16 months. You can apply online with SFMTA beginning January 2.

Find out if you are eligible   ES  ZH

Apply here   ES   ZH

Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/17/12
Audience: Students and Homepage


Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

 

We are excited to announce that Jewish teens throughout the entire United States are eligible for the 2013 Awards. Read more about nominations for the $36,000 awards, now open, here.

Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”), the Diller Teen Tikkun OlamAwards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond.

The Awards celebrate teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects which embody the values of tikkun olam. Teen projects may benefit the Jewish community or the general community.

Up to ten selected teens, five from California and five from other communities across the country, will each be acknowledged for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Posted by: Candace Boran Published:12/13/12
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


Women In STEM High School Aerospace Scholars Program - Juniors Only

NASA is now accepting applications from high school juniors for the WISH Women In STEM High School Aerospace Scholars program. This pilot program seeks female students from across the country to participate in an adventure that starts with an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Summer 2013.

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Current female high school juniors during the 2012-2013 school year
  • Interested and excited about STEM
  • Committed to a one-year relationship with JSC; and
  • Able to access to the Internet and email (at home, school or public library)
  • A scholar with a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher

More information and an application at http://www.wish.aerospacescholars.org/

 

Application deadline is January 3, 2013.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:12/13/12
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Plan Ahead Portfolio Collection on Tuesday, 12/4/12

Reminder to all Freshmen and Freshmen Teachers:

Plan Ahead portfolios will be collected on Tuesday, 12/4/12.  

After Tuesday, all late assignments/portfolios should be turned in to Mr. Nager in Room S106 (not your physical Education teacher). 

Thank you

Posted by: Christine Hosoda Published:11/30/12
Audience: Christine Hosoda / Kazarian, Physical Education, Teachers and Homepage


Student Nutrition Services - Intent to Award Meals Contract to Revolution Food, Inc.

On Friday, November 30, 2012, SFUSD’s Purchasing Department notified Revolution Foods, Inc. of SFUSD’s intent to award the company a contract to begin providing school meals at 114 schools starting on January 7, 2013 - the first day of the second semester. 

Revolution Foods (www.revfoods.com) was selected because it was the lowest bidder to meet the guidelines set forth in the invitation for bid, which included meeting or exceeding USDA nutrition requirements and supporting SFUSD’s sustainability and waste-reduction goals.  The award of the bid and contract to Revolution Foods, Inc. will come before the Board of Education on December 11, 2012. 

Attached is a copy of a Press Release with additional details.

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/30/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


2013 Spring Musical Announcement

Lowell High School Visual & Performing Arts Department

Is proud to announce:

 

We have chosen for our 2013 Spring Musical:

 

 

CRAZY FOR YOUWhen Bobby Child's mother forces him to foreclose   on a theater (an action that would lose him the heart of Polly), he decides to put on a play to pay the mortgage. Though the mounting is unsuccessful, it may lay the foundation for career success and true love.

 

Characters:

BOBBY CHILD – (Principal Singer) (Baritone) New Yorker, in love with musical theatre - Must be able to sing, act and dance well - Good comic timing and able to do physical comedy - In love with Polly - Hungarian accent required - Performs dual roles - (Age range: 25-35)

POLLY BAKER – (Principal Singer) (Mezzo) Postmistress in Dead Rock, Nevada - "All American Girl" - Must be able to sing, act and dance - Full of life and spunk - A bit of a tomboy - (Age range: 20-30)

BELA ZANGLER – (Supporting) (Baritone) An established Broadway producer - Must be able to affect a Hungarian accent - (Age range: 30-50)

LANK HAWKINS – (Supporting) (Spoken) Saloon proprietor in Dead Rock, Nevada – Rough and tough - Loves Polly - No solos - (Age range: 25-40)

EVERETT BAKER (Supporting) (Baritone) Polly’s father - Good-hearted man - No solos - (Age range: 45-60)

IRENE ROTH – (Supporting) (Mezzo) New York Society debutante - Engaged to Bobby Child - A bit snobby and very effected dialect - Must be able to sing, act, move well and be sexy - 1 solo - (Age range 25-35)

EUGENE FODOR – (Baritone) A British tourist - Comedic role - A bit stuffy - (Age range 35-55)

PATRICIA FODOR – (Soprano) Eugene’s sister - Also British - Comedic role - (Age range 30-50)

MRS. LOTTIE CHILD – (Supporting) (Spoken) Bobby’s mother - Very controlling and business oriented - Non-singing role - (Age 50-65)

PERKINS – (Spoken) Mother’s business assistant -Also one of the men in Dead Rock

CHAUFFEUR – (Spoken) Drives Mother’s limo - Also one of the men in Dead Rock

TESS – (Supporting) Lead dancer. Dance director - Zangler’s favorite (Folly) 

PATSY - Showgirl with high speaking voice (Folly)

MITZI - Principal dancer (Folly)

COWBOYS (8) All must sing - Some must dance - All must move (Age 18-40)

FOLLIES GIRLS (8) - All must sing and dance well (Age 18-35)

HARRY – Bartender (Possible part of Cowboy Singing Trio) (Age 30-50)

Production Team:

Director- Mr.Chan

Consultant- Ms.Bookwalter

Musical Director- Mr.Jefferson

Orchestra Director- Ms.Winter

Choreographer- Ms.Jones

Technical Director- Ms.Morris

 

Audition Information:

 

Singing: 12/11/12 through 12/13/12 in the choir room

 

Acting: 12/18/12 through 12/20/12 in the choir room

 

Dancing: 12/20/12 in the dance studio

 

 

*Times of auditions will be posted at a later date

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:11/28/12
Audience: Teresa C. Bookwalter, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Saturday, 11/17 at 11pm PST

 

This Saturday night, School Loop will be performing server maintenance starting at 11pm. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Users may be unable to login for a portion of the maintenance, but most should be back online in 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/16/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Teacher Recommendation Form for Science Scholarship
Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro Published:11/15/12
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


CONFUSED ABOUT THE ROAD TO COLLEGE? UNSURE HOW TO GET A JOB AND EXPLORE CAREER CHOICES? Enroll in College and Career Class
CONFUSED ABOUT THE ROAD TO COLLEGE? UNSURE HOW TO GET A JOB AND EXPLORE CAREER CHOICES? Enroll in College and Career Class - Spring 2013

CONFUSED ABOUT THE ROAD TO COLLEGE? UNSURE HOW TO GET A JOB AND EXPLORE CAREER CHOICES? Enroll in the College and Career class Spring 2013. This fun class provides projects that allow you to explore who you are and where you want to go. Guest speakers from a wide variety of professions visit to share their career stories with you including: lawyer, doctor, architect, business, engineer, journalist, psychologist, dentist, vocational trade programs and more. The class also includes: a) hands-on computer training in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to prepare for office jobs, b) communication training for sales/customer service jobs c) job search training with resume, cover letter, and interview skills and d) personal finance skills to prepare you for adulthood and independent living. Talk to a classmate who has taken college and career and you will see that it is a fun and useful class and an experience you will never forget. You may take college and career even if you have already completed your Plan Ahead Portfolio – the class is completely new and different.

Sign up on your class selection list in Reg. or for more information contact the college and career teacher, Norman Nager at Nagern@sfusd.edu

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:10/26/12
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


New Class Choice - CVE Marketing I and II - Intro to business and computer applications
New Class Choice - CVE Marketing I and II - Intro to business and computer applications

Enroll in CVE Marketing for Spring 2013. Sign up in Reg.  tomorrow, October 26, 2012.

Over 25% of all college students major in business. Business includes: Marketing, Finance, Accounting, International, Management and more. Get your introduction to business at Lowell to see if you are interested in this amazing field.  See below for details:

 

           Enroll in CVE Marketing Class- Spring 2013

Get job skills and get a job (optional)

Earn 5 credits for the class and 10 credits if you get a job (Ok as 7th class)

 CVE I  is a one semester intro to marketing and computer applications

CVE II is a one semester advanced course for students who completed CVE I

 

LEARN

Introduction to business and marketing + business ethics + international business

Explore careers and majors in business

Prepare for sales/customer service jobs and office jobs 

Computer skills training - MS Word, Excel PowerPoint and Internet Research

Job placement (optional) - work in a field of interest i.e. Business, Law, Medicine etc. or volunteer at a non-profit for credit

 Earn up to 15 high school credits - 5 credits for class work and 10 credits for on the job training (if your schedule and school work load permits)

Course includes: guest speakers, computer lab, video case studies, a field trip, group activities,  and project based learning

 Its fun too!!

CVE 1. offered (2 sections)A.Tuesdays and Thursdays (two days per week only) Block 8 -2:45PM – 4:15PM

B.Or …….Block 5 daily

 

CVE 2  offered for students who have already taken CVE Part 1 -

C. Block 8 Mondays and Wednesdays (two days per week only) Block 8-2:45PM – 4:15PM

 Sign up on your course selection form in REG  “CVE Merch/Marketing” course number 3668 (for CVE 1 or 2) same number Or Sign up with your counselor or Sign up at self-scheduling after completing all your other course requests or See Mr. Nager after block 8 in S106    nagern@sfusd.edu

 

IT’S FUN, INTERESTING AND DIFFERENT

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:10/26/12
Audience: Homepage


Pet look-alike contest for The Lowell

Students and staff with pets: are you the proud owner of a furry, fuzzy, or scaly creature? Do people often mistake your animal counterpart for you? Do you and your critter often coordinate outfits and costumes? If so, you and your pet doppelganger can enter The Lowell's Pet Contest in one of the two categories, Contest #1 "Look-alike" or Contest #2 "Let's dress up." 

          Specify your contest choice and send us an image and the names of you and your furry or scaly friend doing your best look-alike poses or wearing matching digs. Include a three-sentence blurb about your relationship and/or history. Winners will be profiled in the November issue of The Lowell. Be sure to include your phone number and email address. Email all submissions to the_lowell_pets@yahoo.com by November 1st. 

– Sharn Matusek, journalism adviser and Eva Morgenstein, features editor

Posted by: Sharn L. Matusek Published:10/24/12
Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell Chess Club: 30-game Simultaneous Exhibition! Friday October 12!

On Friday October 12 in Room 114, world famous International Grandmaster & 3-time US National Champion Nick DeFirmian will challenge up to 30 students and faculty members to a simultaneous exhibition of chess.  First move at 3:45PM SHARP, so take your position!  Test your skill against the best.  Everyone a winner, best games awarded a prize, and if you just get a draw, you receive a giant pizza and your game goes on the chessgames.com and youtube!  We will be preparing this Friday in Room 114 at Chess Club.  All welcome. Camera pics okay.  For further information see Mr. Fahey Rm 274.

Posted by: Patrick J. Fahey Published:9/30/12
Audience: All Grades, Attendance, Dukane Multimedia Cart, Lowell Registry Teachers, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Participate in the Democratic Process, Vote on November 6th 2012

If you will be age 18 by November 6th 2012, you are eligible to vote in the presidential and state propostion election. This is a very important election, and every vote counts. The magazine rack outside S106 has voter registration forms-fill one out and send it in. No stamp required 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Norman Nager Published:9/24/12
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Freshman Career Fair on Oct 17 (PSAT Day)

Good News for our Freshman Class!

Thanks to the support from the whole Lowell Community, we are again able to offer a Career Fair for our freshman class on October 17, 2012. This year's fair will offer presentations on more professions/trades than last year.

As this event is part of the requirements for the Plan Ahead course, attendance for all 9th graders is mandatory to receive credit for this course (unless he/she is taking the PSAT test on that day - arrangement will be made for those test takers to make it up).

Detailed schedule for that day will be posted later.

Posted by: Michael Meng-De Yi Published:9/13/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Ninth-Grade English Honors Placement Exam

Students who are interested in applying for Ninth-Grade English Honors should have their parent or guardian sign the following attachment.  Return this document to your current English teacher by Wednesday, October 3.  The exam will be held on Wednesday, October 17, from 4 to 5 PM.

Attachments:
Posted by: Bryan A. Ritter Published:9/10/12
Audience: Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals and Homepage


JV Girls Basketball Meeting

Girls basketball is back!  The JV Girls will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, September 10 at 3:40 in room 21 (Gym).  At the meeting you can find out all you need to know about tryouts and how you can become eligible to try out.

Date: 9/10

Time: 3:40

Room: 21 (Gym)

And be sure to get your physicals done!  If you need a form check with Ms. Hosoda in the PE Department.

See you Monday!

Posted by: Matthew Magsanay Published:9/4/12
Audience: All Grades, Parents, Students and Homepage


YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - FALL PLAY STARTS REHEARSALS TODAY!

1937 - Economics times are bleak in the USA. One eccentric family from the 99% crosses paths with another from the 1%.  Comedy ensues!  Rehearsals start today at 3:45p in the Carol Channing Theater with a full cast first reading.

Actors, please check the cast list on the auditorium door and outside the Steve Silver.

Thanks to all who auditioned. To those who did not make the list, keep trying!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:8/28/12
Audience: All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Student Class Schedule and Information on Schoolloop

Dear All,

Due to the glitches on the Student Information System (SIS), some changes counselors made since last Wednesday may not be reflected correctly on Schoolloop. The district IT department has been working very hard trying to resolve the issue(s).

Schoolloop updates their information based on the SIS daily. As soon as the SIS is working, you shall be able to see the updated class information.

Thank you so very much for your patience.

Posted by: Michael Meng-De Yi Published:8/28/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Parents, Students and Homepage


FALL PLAY AUDITIONS!

ALL ARE WELCOME TO FINAL FALL PLAY AUDITIONS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD AT 3:45P IN THE STEVE SILVER THEATER (ROOM 110).

PLEASE PREPARE A MEMORIZED TWO MINUTE MONOLOGUE AND BE READY TO MOVE!

 

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:8/19/12
Audience: All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: Maintenance Release Saturday, 8/18/12 at 12 AM PST

This Saturday night School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release between midnight and 3am PST. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most users will be back online well within the release window

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/17/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Letter from Superintendent Carranza

August, 2012

 

Dear SFUSD Families:

On behalf of the entire San Francisco Unified School District family, I want to thank you for being a part of our community and entrusting us with your children. We look forward to working closely with you to ensure your child’s success.   
 

I’m proud that we’re one of the top performing urban school districts in California and the students in our district continue to make steady academic achievement gains year after year. I’m proud to assure you that we’re not just focused on most children being successful - we’re committed to every child being successful. We are being very thoughtful and very strategic about how we approach student learning. We’re going to monitor how students are learning and, if they’re learning, we’re going to help them learn even more. If  they’re not learning, we’re going to go back and make sure that they master the skill set that’s necessary to get to the next level.
 

Throughout the district we’re asking these four fundamental questions and I encourage you to adopt these questions as well as you visit your child’s school: 1) What do we expect students to learn? 2) How will we know if they are learning? 3) What will we do when students have already learned it? and 4) How do we respond when students don’t learn?
 

We believe in a well-rounded education for children, one where children speak multiple languages including English, and where -  in addition to strong instruction in reading, writing, science, history, geography and mathematics - our students are learning dance, music and visual and performing arts. They’re participating in physical activities and learning how to be healthy. They’re learning how to communicate and collaborate with each other. 
 

While we strive to offer all that our children need to learn and grow, the State of California continues to spend less on public education than almost any other state in the U.S. Because of this lack of funding, we can’t do everything we wish we could. Thankfully this school year, we will be almost back to the usual 180 days, minus a half day on the last day of the year.  However, if voters don’t support Proposition 30 and/or 38 in November, we’ll have to cut the school year shorter this spring and next school year.  So please be sure to vote.
 

The challenging fiscal climate aside, I am so excited for the start of the school year! I look forward to visiting schools and seeing our students engaged in joyful learning. Nothing makes me happier.
 

Yours truly,

 

Richard Carranza
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/14/12
Audience: Homepage


Free Admission to Exploratorium for High School Students

In honor of Exploratorium founder Dr. Frank Oppenheimer's 100th Birthday, the Exploratorium is offering FREE ADMISSION to all high school students on Sunday, August 19, 2012. A number of Bay Area Youth Science Programs will also be on hand from 12-4pm showcasing their programs while providing fun, hands-on science activities. To receive the free admission offer, YOU MUST BE ON THE GUEST LIST! RSVP now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExploratoriumAugust19

 

 

Originally posted on:

http://www.facebook.com/events/244225469030903/

Posted by: Jonathan Fong Published:8/13/12
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


School Loop Network Issues Resolved (August 11, 2012)
The School Loop network issues have been resolved as of 1:38 pm on August 11, 2012.

School Loop engineers have restored full service but are still looking into the cause of this morning's issues. The likely culprit at this point is the server they use to host the pages our users see when attempting to log in during a maintenance outage. The goal at this point is to find the source of the problem and to take the necessary steps to ensure it will not happen again. They are committed to providing a reliable service and it pains them that they failed in that commitment today. When a solution is identified, School Loop will make a general announcement about our specific course of action.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding this morning.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/11/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 8/6/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop will be performing a system maintenance tonight that will affect the SFUSD school sites below. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and Midnight PST on Monday, August 6, 2012.

 

 

Everett Middle School

SF Community Alternative Elementary School

Tenderloin Community School

Woodside Learning Center

Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

Chinese Education Center

Sutro Elementary School

Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

John O'Connell High School

Mission High School

San Francisco International High School

Bessie Carmichael /FEC

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/6/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/24 at 7pm PST

 

School Loop will be performing system maintenance to install new hardware  tonight between 7pm and 12am PST. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login but most should be back online by 10pm.
 
Thank you for your patience.
 
The SFUSD School Loop Team
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/24/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Online Meal Application is NOW OPEN for 2012-13!

The Online Application is here, and that means PRIZES!

Families, submit your online application before September 1 and you will be eligible for exciting prizes including an iPad2, iPod Touch, a 49er Football and more! Return your meal application early and skip the paperwork.

Not interested in receiving free meals?  Fill out the online application and indicate that you are not interested in receiving meal benefits. We ask that every family to submit a meal application, the information is helpful to the district. 

Save time, save paper, win prizes. Apply online today.

The Application

Families can fill out the application online at https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu or by clicking here.

 

To view the prizes for the drawing, go to this address:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/nutrition-school-meals/online-application-and-prize-drawing-2012!.html.

 

 

The Rules

Every SFUSD family that submits a valid application for school meals online will be entered into the drawing. Winners will be selected randomly from valid applications submitted. Eligibility determination will have no effect on chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Drawings for 3 iTunes gift cards will take place on August 1 and 20, and drawing for all remaining prizes will take place on September 1. Winners will be notified contacted via US mail. 

Posted by: Leo Vrana, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/20/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/17/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 9 pm PST on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.


Thank you.



Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/17/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Thursday, 7/12/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Thursday, July 12, 2012.


Thank you.



Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/12/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/10/12 at 7 PM PST
School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Thank you
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/10/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 7/9/12 at 7 PM PST

 

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/9/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Thursday, 7/5/12 at 7 PM PST

 

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Thank you

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/5/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Lowell Summer School- Health Ed/College and Career: Session 2 begins Thursday, June 28th!

Students who are enrolled for the second summer session should arrive before 8AM on Thursday, June 28th.

If you are enrolled in Health Ed, please report to the auditorium.

If you are enrolled in College and Career, please report to S202 in the science building. 

There is no class meeting on Wednesday, July 4th.

If you want to check if you are enrolled in a certain class, please contact Ms. Crabtree, as the administration is not available during the Summer.

We look forward to seeing you on June 28th.

 

Ms. Crabtree, Ms. Cole and Ms. Galang

Posted by: Stephanie Crabtree Published:6/14/12
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


SFUSD Community Budget Meetings 6/18 and 6/21

June 18, 2012

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall High School

45 Conkling Street (near Silver Ave.)

Free Parking / Muni lines: 44, 14x

 

June 21, 2012

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Everett Middle School

450 Church Street (between 16th and 17th)

Free Parking / Muni lines: 22, 33, J,

 

If you plan to attend either meeting, please RSVP to budget@sfusd.edu*

*Free childcare & Interpretation available upon request!

Posted by: Gentle Blythe, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/13/12
Audience: Homepage


Summer Health Education and College & Career Courses

Class starts 8:00 am daily. Students have to attend all days of instruction to earn the credits. Please report to your class on time daily.

Session 1: Monday 6/11/12 - Tuesday 6/26/12

Session 2: Thursday 6/28/12 - Monday 7/16/12 (No school on 7/4/12)

On the first day of your session, report to the auditorium (for Health Education course) or the second floor of the Science Wing (for College & Career course) before or at 8:00 am.

Thank you.

Posted by: Michael Meng-De Yi Published:5/31/12
Audience: Homepage


Audition for the Lowell Fall Play

 

Auditions!

For What? The Lowell Fall Play

When? After school,Thursday, May 24th

Where?The Steve Silver Theater (Room 110)

What should I bring? A monologue (2 minutes), a brief song, and be prepared to move

We hope to see you there!

Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter Published:5/18/12
Audience: All Grades, Attendance, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


NEW VIDEO ON THELOWELL.ORG: Dragonboat triumphs in mixed division at regional regatta

VIDEO: Dragonboat triumphs in mixed division at regional regatta

 

You can also check out the student work featured in the Young at Art festival at the De Young museum this weekend:

Young artists and senior scholarship winner shine at festival

 

Follow TheLowell.org on Facebook and Twitter

Posted by: Samuel Williams Published:5/18/12
Audience: Samuel Williams, All Grades, Attendance, Lowell ECEOP Mentors, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Robotics Team Info-Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in joining San Francisco's only current FIRST Robotics Competition Team. The meeting will take place in room S203 at 3:30 on Friday, May 18th.

No experience is required. Lowell's robotics team provides you with the unique opportunity of working with power tools, wiring electrical circuits, making designs, programming a robot, learning about engineering, applying your math skills, practicing teamwork, and hanging out with our awesomely knowledgeable mentors (including Mr. Cooley). Skill sets in writing, publishing, business, and communication are also wanted, so you do not have to be interest in science, math, or technology.

As a new team in the 2011-2012 season, Lowell's Team 4159 won the Rookie All-Star award and placed 10th out of 50 teams in the Sacramento Regional. During championships in St. Louis, Lowell's Robotics Team placed 57th out of 100 in the Galileo Division. The team was featured in both CBS and the San Francisco Examiner.

If you are interested, please visit the team's website at team4159.org and attend the info-meeting.

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