Lake Orion High School
Looking for the Full High School calendar? You can find it on our website under About LOHS tab.
May 11 - 4th Term P/T Conferences
May 16 - Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM
May 17 - Senior Breakfast, Department Awards & Cap/Gown Distribution
May 17 - Yearbook Distribution
May 18 - Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM
May 23 - Senior Honor's Night-Invite Only
May 25-26 - 1/2 days Grades 9-11 7:30-10:45 AM
May 25-26 - 1/2 days Senior Exams 11:25-2:35 PM
May 29 - No School
June 2 - Prom at Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township
June 6 - Graduation at Pine Knob 7 PM
June 9 - Last Day of School
If you missed the previous newsletters, don't fret, we have them available for you on the LOHS Newsletter page.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Dear LOHS Parents,
Term 4 Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, May 11 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. We are once again excited to utilize the online scheduling program, SchoolSoft, to enable parents to schedule individual appointments. Appointments will be available both virtual and in-person, as noted below:
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Virtual Conferences via Microsoft Teams
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm In-Person Conferences at LOHS
In the link below, you will find detailed directions to access and schedule conference appointments with LOHS staff. Conveniently, this process is done through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The system will be open to schedule appointments from Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 am through Thursday, May 11 at 10:00 am.
PLEASE NOTE: All conferences must be scheduled through SchoolSoft. Please know that you cannot access the SchoolSoft scheduling program with your student’s PowerSchool account, you will need to utilize your PowerSchool Parent Account. If you do not have your own account, you will need to create one; please contact Amy Thebo at email@example.com for assistance with PowerSchool. If you need help with scheduling a conference through SchoolSoft please contact Beth Beebe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you miss your scheduled conference, you will need to e-mail the teacher to schedule a conference on a new day and time. Thank you for the continued support of your student and Lake Orion High School.
Staff Appreciation Week and Parent Teacher Conferences Volunteer Sign Up
The LOHS Teacher Boosters will be providing food/snacks/treats each day for our 200 teachers and staff throughout the week of May 8-12th, including dinner during Parent Teacher Conferences.
We are accepting monetary donations to help with the cost of this week. Donations can be sent via Venmo (preferred method for digital donations) or dropped off to the high school office, c/o Mrs. Everitt. Checks can be made out to Lake Orion High School Teacher Boosters/PTO
If you would like to volunteer to bring in items, set up, clean up, etc for conferences or our popcorn bar on Friday the 12th, please see our Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44abad22a2ff2-lohs3#/
Thank you for your support!
Thank you to everyone who is making Staff Appreciation Week possible.
4th Term Senior Exemption Contract
Attention parents, as communicated during the Senior meetings, students are being offered a 4th term exam incentive policy. This has been sent out to teachers and students this week. Only students who agree to the policy will be eligible to be exempt from 4th Term exams. The default is that all LOHS seniors will take 4th Term exams. This is an “opt in” policy. Students wanting to Opt In should reach out to their instructors
Senior All Night Party and Prom Ticket Sales
Tickets for Senior All Night Grad Party (SANP) are now on sale via Payschools, during lunches or permission slip and money can be dropped off to Office. Tickets need to be purchased by May 22nd to get a FREE t-shirt !
Tickets for the 2023 Prom tickets will go on sale April 25th for Seniors (May 1st for Juniors), see flyer below for more information.
Forensics State Champion
Lake Orion has a Forensics State Champion!
Congratulations to Lake Orion Senior Ivan Dashkevich, who competed in Extemporaneous speaking. Not only was he crowned the State champion he received 9 perfect scores out of 11. By winning first place he was also granted a scholarship from The Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association.
Student Summer Experiences
Students entering the 8th or 9th grade for the 2023-2024 school year can get a head start with career technical education by enrolling in one of Oakland Schools Technical Campus - Northeast and Northwest exciting programs!
- Safety and fundamentals
- Tools and equipment
- General maintenance and Quick Lane Service
- Career outlook and growth opportunities for Maintenance/Quick Lane Service Tech
Collision Repair and Refinishing
- Minor body repair
- Car detailing
- Paint a panel
- Basic nutrition
- Intro to breakfast foods and sandwiches
- Desserts and baked goods
- Salads and garnishing
- Human anatomy
- Human physiology
- Vital signs
- Diet and exercise
- First aid
- Learn safe shop practices and machine operation
- Learn to operate the band saw to cut raw materials
- Learn to use the drill press to perform basic drilling operations
- Learn to operate a vertical milling machine to make a cool project!
- Learn to operate a metal lathe to make your own spinning top!
- Set up and operate a CNC milling machine to make your own monogrammed keychain!
Location: 1371 N. Perry Street, Pontiac, MI 48340
Dates: June 26-29, 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Fee: $25 per student
- Learn Java Basics including variables, loops and conditional statements
- Learn how to program a Finch Robot
- Apply your Java coding knowledge make the Finch do various activities
Location: 8211 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 Dates: June 26-29, 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Fee: $25 per student
Please click the button below to register. Please note, their may be other programs available at the Southeast and Southwest Campuses as well:
If you have any questions about the OSTC Summer Experiences, please call the office at 248.451.2700.
Lawrence Technological University Summer Camps
LTU’s Marburger STEM Center offers stimulating academic camps for students interested in engineering, technology, design, and science. Expert professors will introduce you to the latest innovations in modern labs and studios on Lawrence Tech’s Southfield campus for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Here is the Link to the flyer with registration information. The deadline to register is June 10th.
Interested in Hosting an International Student for 2023-24?
LOCS is looking for families to host an international student for the 2023-24 school year. To find out more, see the attached flyer or email program coordinator Michele Novak at Michele.Novak@lok12.org.
"7 Things to Know About Student Loans if You’re a First-time Borrower" - Jasmin Suknanan, CNBC.com, April 25, 2023. Learn the basics of how to take on student loans without digging yourself into too much debt.
"7 Tools to Help Your Child Be More Successful in School" - Dr. Jeff Bernstein, Psychology Today, Feb. 25, 2023. Encourage a growth mindset for determination, grit, and academic achievement.
Follow Lake Orion on Social Media
Aside from Smore Newsletter sent out weekly, we utilize our school website, School Messenger, Peachjar, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
To follow us on Social Media we have included the sites associated with the high school below:
How To Receive Text Messages from LOCS
LOCS parents and staff who are interested in receiving text messages from the district and the student’s school through School Messenger must opt in to receive them. If a parent/guardian is not receiving text messages from LOCS and is interested, please opt in by texting Y to the number 67587. More details are available in the attached form.
The 2023-24 Lake Orion Community Schools calendars are now available by clicking on each level calendar below and they are also posted on the LakeOrionSchools.org calendar page. Calendars of important dates are linked below. The other district calendars will be posted on the LOCS calendar page when available.
School Dismissal Manager
We have started utilizing School Dismissal Manager (SDM), a program for parents to communicate early student departures. LOHS successfully used the SDM program last year. It is accessible on either computer or smartphone, allowing parents the opportunity to officially submit an early dismissal request without calling the school.
On approximately September 22, you should have received a communication from School Dismissal Manager with additional details. Parents are encouraged to check their designated email accounts. Also, be advised the message might be redirected to your “junk” folders. The welcome email from SDM provides all relevant information necessary to activate and begin using your account.
Just a reminder that Sendmoneytoschool.com has been replaced by lakeorion.familyportal.cloud. Please visit the site to set up a lunch account for your student. There is a tutorial at the bottom of the Family Portal page that walks you through the process of setting up an account. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:
High School Prices
Breakfast Meal Price $2.00
Lunch Meal Price $3.50 - $3.75
For more information regarding our food program, please visit the Foods and Nutrition page
Navigating the Parent Loop
Secretary Lynne Kniess
A-Cot Christy Bell
Cou-Grz Melissa Bruno
Gu-Led Fawn Bullock
Lee- Pep Michele Novak
Peq-Sta Alicia Conner
Ste-Z Scott Boeneman
Social Worker: Caroline Redman
Special Ed, Teacher Consultant: Heather Rutledge
Special Ed, Transition Coordinator: Kari Hayes
Social Worker: Stephanie Gardner
Social Worker: Joshua Kibby
School Psychologist: Jared Wood