As a member of the Metro League, our students participate in soccer (fall), basketball (winter), and track and field and softball (spring). All sports are co-ed except for basketball, as we have a girls basketball team.
After School Program: Included in our program are Regents Exam prep and extra help and homework club. Additional choices are based on students’ interests ranging from chess, dance, art, fitness. In addition, there is a Fencing Club, overseen by our Parent Association.
Musical Production: Participation in this yearly event enables our students to develop their singing, acting, and dancing skills, as well as generate an interest in stagecraft, scenery, and costume design. Although it is part of our after school program, we have rehearsals during lunch to enable as many participants as possible. Past productions have included Oklahoma, Mame, Grease, Guys & Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, and Fame.
Chorus: Our school chorus entertains us at the December Holiday Show and in June at our Variety Show.
Field Trips: We continue to offer experiences to enhance the curriculum and relate directly to courses the students take. These vary from theatrical performances, museums, environmental sites, and special events.
In-School Arts Program: Students have been entertained by professional performers, who also conduct music writing workshops.
Travel Abroad: During Spring Recess, invited students in Grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to travel abroad. Previous trips have been to London, Paris, Spain, and Italy. For the 2015 Spring Recess, students will be going to Rome and Greece.
Student Council: The Student Council sponsors many activities including our “Pumpkin Decorating Contest”, school dances, and clothing sale. It also oversees many of our community activities including the annual “Grandfriends” breakfast for senior citizens.
Charitable Endeavors: As always, The Lowell School believes in the importance of giving to others. We continue our commitment to help a local food pantry during the school year in November for Thanksgiving and then in March, which is known as our own version of “March Madness: “Not Basketball but for a Basketful of Food”. In addition, we collect toys and other items for St. Mary’s Children’s Foundation.
“Outreach Club”: Members of this club continue to participate in many endeavors including raising money for the North Shore Animal Shelter, collecting coats for the homeless, and collecting items to be donated to benefit a breast cancer organization.
National Honor Society: As members of this esteemed organization, the students collected jeans for homeless teens, and raised money for “Heavenly Hats”, an organization that provides hats for cancer patients.
Volunteer Program: Our students have opportunities for internships at Old Navy and Applebee’s. In addition, students continue to volunteer in many capacities at a nursing home and at the Queens Botanical Garden. On the “homefront”, our in-school service program continues to expand with a variety of opportunities for the students.
College & Career Fair: Parents and students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges, vocational schools, and post secondary programs in the spring to find out about various options for “Life After Lowell”.
SATs and PSAT: The Lowell School is a College Board approved site to administer the SATs and PSATs so the students may take them with their testing accommodations.
“College Now” Program: Students may participate in this Saturday Program at Queens College.
Thanksgiving Feast: It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without our annual feast, when everyone in the school joins together for a wonderful lunch provided by the staff. The feast is followed by our Annual Pep Rally.
Science Fair: Our annual Science Fair allows our students to present their projects in various mediums including brochures, PowerPoint, and presentation boards.
Junior/Senior Prom: One of the highlights for our students is the prom held at Verdi’s of Whitestone.
Senior Class Trip: The Senior Class goes on a trip as one of the culminating events in their school career. Great Adventure, a dud ranch, and Dorney Park were some of the destinations.
Awards Ceremony: Our annual Awards Ceremony, in June, recognizes our students for their achievements in all facets of their performance including academics, sports, art, music, and school service. In addition, everyone has the opportunity to see the annual slideshow highlighting our students and all of the events of the school year.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs: Students may buy breakfast and lunch in our cafeteria. The proceeds from the sales go back to the school and help fund various initiatives. Breakfast items include cereal, bagels, juice, etc. For lunch, there is a monthly menu, which features a “special of the day”. Yogurt, salad, fruit, and sandwiches are also available. Friday is always “Pizza Day” when we order from a local pizzeria. With parental permission, students may go out for lunch.