Lake Orion High School
Welcome to Week #9
It is officially Exam Week at LOHS, which means we are getting ready to move into 2nd term next week!
Students are working hard to finish their quarter projects and study for exams, which will be held this Thursday and Friday. Remember, it is a half day!
If you missed the previous newsletters, don't fret, we have them available for you on the LOHS Newsletter page.
LOHS Important Dates
Looking for the Full High School calendar? You can find it on our website under About LOHS tab.
- November 3/4 - Quarter 1 Term Exams; 1/2 day of school
- November 7 - Term 2 Begins
- November 17,18,19 - LOHS Fall Production
- November 23-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
LOHS Term 1 Exams
During the next two weeks, students should communicate with their instructors regarding any missing assignments, clarifying questions regarding content or exam layout, review, etc. It is important that students use their email or Teams to communicate with their instructors outside of the regular class, if need be.
Attendance is VERY important during this time, as many teachers are finishing up assessments, projects are being wrapped up, and reviews are occurring.
Please note, LOCS will provide transportation to and from school during our 1/2 day sessions on November 3rd and 4th.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Nov 3, 2022
7:30 am - 10:45 am
1st - 2nd hour
Friday, Nov 4, 2022
7:30 - 10:45 am
3rd - 4th hour
Students who attend OSTC should plan accordingly, as the LOHS exams are required for successful completion of any course. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to communicate their absence with their campus instructor.
Quizlet - the digital note card
Quizlet is an online platform allows students to create their own quizzes, flashcards, diagrams, and games; essentially design their own fun, interactive learning experience. Students who are looking for additional resources regarding their topic can also search through more than 250 million study sets and take the material with them wherever they go. Quizlet available via the web or on mobile devices.
LOHS Theater Looking for Volunteers
The Thespian Troupe is in need of some adults to help out at the Set Builds. Set building began this past Saturday, but there are some dates still available. If you are handy with tools...fantastic! If you are not, but can supervise students that are using tools or have the ability to do some painting...awesome! We need you!! Please sign-up on the Sign Up Genius so we know who can come. If you can't be there the whole time, no worries! Mr O'Meara will take any time he can get!
Ashland Falls is written by Steven Stack, a professor at Wayne State University, who has written many plays. Ashland Falls takes place in a current day setting, where a local thespian Troupe receives a mysterious script in the mail to world premiere, and a brand-new set is delivered. Everything seems to be going well, until their director disappears, and a new director shows up. The new director seems to be a little too close to the story that is being performed. The students not only battle with normal everyday teen drama, but also dealing with the problems that arise when the new director takes charge. Ashland falls features a cast where they are playing two very different characters. It also features a murder mystery aspect and could have a few major twists and turns along the way!
Just a reminder for both parents and students regarding procedures and policies for medication at LOHS.
Whether prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter, the administration of medication is regulated by formal district policies. If it is necessary for a student to take medication at school, it may be administered by LOHS Staff in the main office, or self-administered by the student. Regardless, in either case, a corresponding consent form must be on file in the attendance office. Also, meds must be in their original pharmacy container. For prescription medications, the label should show the name of the student, strength, dosage, and other relevant information.
To obtain a consent form, parents or students may visit the LOHS Attendance Office. Please contact Patricia Humes (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Upcoming OSTC Northeast Cosmetology Information Night
Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) Information
10th and 11th graders considering the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Programs are eligible for a field trip/campus tour on Friday, November 10th. Please see Ms. Hays or Mrs. Bruno for more information. Space is limited!
OSTC is also hosting a Career Night on December 8, 2022 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at the Northeast (Pontiac) campus.
For additional information about OSTC and programs offered, please visit OSTConline.com.
OSTC Welding Students
Lake Orion High School would like to wish the best of luck to 7 of our OSTC Welding students, who will have the opportunity to compete this Friday at Washtenaw Community College. These students will be competing in a Welding Competition at Washtenaw Community College. Students will have the opportunity to show off their talents in various, MIG and TIG Welding categories and have the chance to win scholarships and/or new equipment! (ie, Welding masks, portable welders, gloves, etc.).
Good Luck to:
Looking for something to do after school? LOHS offers a multitude of clubs and organizations after school for all!
For questions about GAP, please reach out to our GAP Coordinator: Stephen.Kimball@lok12.org
LOHS Ski/Snowboard Club
How about Winter Sports?
Each year, Mrs. Dobbs runs the LOHS Ski and Snowboard club, if your student is interested in learning more about this, there will be an informational meeting in Room F672 at 2:35 pm on November 8th. Students wanting to participate will need to complete the GAP Club forms and the Pine Know Membership registration at the Pine Knob Ski Club website.
DECA - Career and Technical Student Organization
What is DECA and why should my student join?!
Great questions! DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA members gain 21st Century Skills, are prepared to become leaders and DECA members are motivated for the future! DECA combines leadership conferences and competition this school year to help them be the best they can! I’ve been the DECA Advisor in Lake Orion for 19 years and each year I love watching students grow and achieve things they didn’t think we possible! If this sounds like something for you, please stop by room 101 at 2:45 pm on Tuesdays for our meetings. For more information, check out the link to learn more about DECA!
See you there! Julia Dalrymple firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Senior Ads for Yearbook
The Dragon Yearbook would like to offer you the opportunity to say goodbye to your graduating senior. Senior parent ads for the 2022-2023 yearbook are being sold until Friday, December 16, 2022. We encourage early submissions, though, because space is limited.
Ads submitted after this deadline cannot be guaranteed a place in the yearbook.
At LOHS, we strive to be intentional about supporting students beyond just academics. To be successful and well-rounded, LOHS proactively seeks to develop each student’s character traits that will serve them well in the future. The school-wide commitment here at LOHS involves recognizing, dignifying, and rewarding students for demonstrating the qualities of Generosity, Responsibility, Integrity, and Tenacity (GRIT). When staff members witness students exemplifying these admirable characteristics, they write out a “ticket” describing the pupil’s positive actions.
GRIT winners are awarded prizes, which greatly enhances this recognition program and creates excitement and enthusiasm among the student body. We are currently looking for donations from local business (or community members). If you or your business are interested in donating to the GRIT program, please reach out to Rosa Everitt. You may also drop off your donations to the main office or Safe Ed. Donation letters are available for tax deductions.
Past donations have included, gift cards to local establishments, candy, LO gear, fidgets, etc.