Mrs.Suttles’ Haunted Hallway: A Halloween Celebration

By: Jana Nasser 

On October 29, 2021  Mrs.Suttles hosted a Haunted Hallway for her Gym students. She started this awesome event by just getting a couple decorations,  and then proceeded from there. The Haunted Hallway takes place every year and Suttles always wants to add more decorations and jumpscares. Ms. Suttles explains that it was so difficult to set this year’s hallway up, and that it took her 4 ½ hours. She had the help from 8 students from her classes. 

Students, principals and teachers tried out the Haunted Hallway such as Mrs. Fawaz, Ms. Mohsen, Mr. Bazzi, Mr. Dakhlallah,  Mr. Waddel and Mrs. Younes. Mrs. Suttles’ favorite part was the starry night/ fog effect. A 7th grade student Arwa Hussein said,

”I loved the haunted hallway, but I just wish that she didn’t jumpscare us with her Harley Quinn costume. My favorite part was the flashing lights. My least favorite part was the scarecrow”.   Another 7th grade student Fatima Mteirek said, ”I loved the haunted hallway and it was SO fun. My favorite parts were the fog and flashing lights. I loved every part and didn’t wish for anything to change.” 

Lowrey is lucky to have such a creative teacher that loves Halloween so much!  Thank you Mrs. Suttles for making Halloween more spooky!

Veteran’s Day: Recap

By: Sarah Mallah

      It was Veterans Day 2021. The 6th grade teachers were asked to bring their students to Lowrey’s  91st Annual Ceremony. When the students got ready and wore their coats, then they went outside for the event. Everyone was waiting patiently out in the front of Lowrey School for the ceremony to begin.

      The school counselor, Dr. Hassan Dakroub, gave the introduction. After that, the student council officers went next to the stand by the microphone and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The dignitaries, students and  the teachers also said the pledge along with them and put their right hands on their chest. When it ended, a girl named Mariam Habhab was chosen to sing the National Anthem. She went next to the microphone and started singing. When the song ended everyone applauded.

        Then it was time for Chaplain Rick Nevue to pray. Mariam Habhab stepped down so Chaplain Rick Nevue could come to the microphone and pray. When that was done everyone was clapping. Next Mr. Doyle’s Music Connections Students performed by singing a song. The song was called “America The Beautiful.” Mr. Doyle played the piano when the students sang. Flag Raising and calling colors are after that. This is where the Ritual Team brings the flag and the Dearborn Allied War attach the flag on to the pole and raise it up. The Veterans Council called the colors when the flag had been raised.

        Dr. Hassan Dakroub talked and  recognized the  guests. He called all the dignitaries’ names and introduced them.  Everyone clapped at each person he introduced. Then the principal, Mrs. Younes and a lot of other veterans gave remarks/comments.  Some of the  guests at the ceremony were Mr. Adam Martin, Executive Director of Student Achievement/Dearborn Public Schools –  Mrs. Susan Dabaja, Dearborn City Council President-  Mr. Abdullah Hammoud, Mayor Elect for the City of Dearborn- and Mr. Tom Pitock, the Commander of the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council.

         It was finally time to give the roll call. The Lowrey Assistant Principal, Mr. Samir Dakhlallah called the 47 names of the veterans who were once Lowrey students.  They all served in the military and had passed away.  When he was calling the names, current Lowrey students were putting white, blue, and red flowers at the base of the flagpole.  After that event it was time for the Honor Guard Salute which was held by the Dearborn Allied War and the Veterans Council also known as DAWVC. The veterans in this group saluted and then they shot their guns (with fake bullets) into the air three  times. They did this to honor anyone who died serving the U.S.A. in the military. Next, Jim Helka (DAWVC) used a bugle horn to play the song TAPS. It is a traditional song used in the armed services . Last but not least, Mrs. Maha Fayad, Lowrey’s  Administrative Intern, gave the closing remarks. Everyone clapped and the ceremony ended successfully.  Lowery takes great pride in upholding this tradition and honoring the veterans in our community.

New Teacher Interview: Ms. Mai Bazzi

by Ishl Wasfy

Ms. Mai Bazzi started working at Lowrey during the summer of 2021 when she taught 5th graders for the Lowrey Summer Program. She now teaches 7th Grade Math and 8th Grade Science. She’s worked at many private schools, where she taught 4th and 5th graders.  Ms. Bazzi has also taught 6-8th grade Math and Science. Ms. Bazzi has been teaching for 14 years total.

Ms. Mai Bazzi had connections at Lowrey School before she started working in the building.  She and Ms. Fawzieh Bazzi (8th Grade teacher at Lowrey)  were in high school and college together.  In addition, another Ms.Bazzi, her sister, is a long term substitute at Lowrey. She earned her bachelors and master’s degrees from The University of Michigan-Dearborn. She cheers for blue. In her free time Ms. Mai Bazzi  reads, meditates, and does yoga. Ms. Bazzi also enjoys studying about how the brain functions and photoshopping.  When asked how she feels about working at Lowrey school, she replied,  “I enjoy that everyone here is a family and willing to help each other.  Administration is always willing to support staff and students- and that has been very helpful.” Her real family consists of her two sons Mohamed Ali who is currently eighteen years old, and her younger son Mahdi who is fourteen years old.

Ms. Mai Bazzi is a welcome addition to the Lowrey School Family!