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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

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

Posted by: Candace Boran
Published: 4/16/14

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


  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

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

PAID Summer Internship for High School Students - Environmental Leadership

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
Published: 4/13/14

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


Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
Published: 4/6/14

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 Tsai
Published: 4/1/14

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

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

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