MVHS Administration Building Dedication

MVHS Administration Building Dedication

April 2011 –The Moon Valley High School community celebrated the renaming of the school’s administration building after Mr. Vic Lowman, first principal of the school. Close to 70 former teachers, family and friends of the late Mr. Lowman gathered together on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 to participate in the dedication program.

Greeted by current principal, Mr. Craig Mussi, NJROTC presented the colors and student Jenna Sykes sang the national anthem. Joining the celebration was GUHSD Superintendent Johnson, Governing Board President Ian Hugh and members Pam Reicks and Patty Kennedy.

Mussi shared with the crowd that although he never knew Mr. Lowman, he’s learned that Mr. Vic Lowman was a man that “prided himself on building relationships.”  Mr. Lowman spent 30 years serving Glendale Union High School District. He was a man who strived for academic excellence and “set the foundation” for the great school Moon Valley is today. “Mr. Lowman’s leadership and high regard for teacher and student values has made Moon Valley one of the best schools in the city,” said Mr. Mussi.

Current Moon Valley students aren’t the only ones proud of their high school. Former Moon Valley student and current teacher Bryan Smith spoke about the positive role model Vic Lowman was to him. “After graduation Mr. Lowman asked me what I was going to do. I told him I wasn’t sure. He said have you considered going to college to become a teacher? He even told me he would hire me if I did. And sure enough, four years later I was knocking at his door asking for a job,” shared Smith.

Mr. John Lowman, son of Vic, was present with his mother Mary. John spoke about his father’s love for his country and his school. He reminisced about his father’s visits to the property even before the school was built.

Following the dedication ceremony, the annual I am Moon Valley event was enjoyed by students and families across the district.  The theme of this event is to celebrate the culture and diversity of the community. Entertainment was provided by the band, theater, and music departments. Art and poetry projects were displayed on sidewalks and in the auditorium. A history timeline of the high school was posted in the media center. The culinary arts department served appetizers and desserts.

Mr. Vic Lowman’s legacy continues as Moon Valley is one of the best schools not only in the city, but in the state and the nation.

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Mary Lowman and John Lowman revealing the plaque for Vic Lowman, former Moon Valley Principal.

Nathan Kleve, Dean; Craig Mussi, MVHS Principal; Kris Willis, Student Services; and Eddie Lopez, Assistant Principal of Operations and Resources.