Lake Orion High School
Welcome to Week #13
We hope you all had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving Break! We have quite a few things going on in the upcoming weeks before our next break beginning December 22nd! Each week, we will continue to keep you informed of all activities and events LOHS and the district have to offer.
If you missed the previous newsletters, don't fret, we have them available for you on the LOHS Newsletter page.
Looking for the Full High School calendar? You can find it on our website under About LOHS tab.
- December 5 - Senior All Night Party Parent Meeting 7pm
- December 6 - Winter Band Concert 7pm
- December 8 - Parent Teacher Conferences (High School)
- December 15 - Winter Choir Concert 7pm
- December 22 - Start of our Winter Break
- January 13 - Cell out for Soldiers
Term 2 Parent Teacher Conferences
Term 2 Conference will be held on Thursday, December 8th. Parents will have the option to choose either a virtual or in-person conference with teachers. Both our in-person and virtual (Microsoft Teams) Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please note, a separate School Messenger will follow with detailed information regarding how to sign up.
Important Date Reminders:
December 1st - Start scheduling your conferences at 10:00 am
December 8th - Conference Manager closes for bookings at 10:00 am
December 8th Parent Teacher conferences:
- 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm Virtual conferences via Microsoft Teams
- 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm In-person conferences at LOHS
Please note: We recommend adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.
If you still need a PowerSchool account please contact Amy Thebo at email@example.com
Looking For Parent Teacher Conference Volunteers/Donations
The Lake Orion High School Parent Group is s looking for donations to help feed our staff before Parent Teacher Conferences begin on Thursday, December 8th. If you are able to donate any soft drinks, waters, baked goods, etc, please consider signing up on our sign up genius. We are also looking for parents to help clean up after conferences.
If you would like to make any monetary donations to assist with planning Parent Teacher Conference Dinners, or Staff Appreciation Week in May, please feel free to send your donations to the Main Office, attention LOHS PTO - ROSA EVERITT, or you may donate via Venmo to @LOHS_RosaEveritt with the last four digits 3256.
Christmas Cookie Buffet
Our staff at Lake Orion High School is tremendous and the holidays are one time of the year to let them know how thankful we are for their dedication to our kids! They work long hours... coming in early, staying well past dinnertime, not to mention the countless evening and weekend hours spent grading, assessing and compiling lesson plans! All this work leaves them little time to plan for the holidays with their own family, so LOHS families would like to help them out by providing Christmas cookies. We are requesting 3 dozen homemade cookies from our families that would like to donate. For allergy purposes, please also bring in a copy of the recipe! Deliver them to LOHS Dec. 19 and 20 between 7am-3pm. The staff will get to partake in a Christmas buffet of cookies, creating a platter to take home to share with their families this season! (When delivering, there will be a table at the front doors for drop off). Please sign up so that we may plan ahead and thank you in advance for sharing the joy of the season with all our teachers and staff!
Wildcat Remembrance Day
As we approach the one year anniversary of the Oxford tragedy, we are going to work to achieve a balance of showing support for all of those affected, and also allowing those who need it, to have a “normal” school day.
With that in mind, we are going to wear Oxford Blue and Gold on Wednesday, November 30th. This is to show our love and support, while allowing those who need it the ability to carry on with their day. Wearing the colors of our neighbors to the north will be the sole means of recognizing the day. Students who need to talk to someone will be directed to their counselor for individual support. Understanding that this event has affected individuals in a wide range of ways, we are keeping our plan simple and heartfelt.
Thank you for your support.
Annual Can Food Drive
Our annual Can Drive is approaching quickly!
We are kicking it off Wednesday, November 30th and it will continue until Friday, December 16th. Encourage your students to participate! Students will be competing with the other 1st hour classes for a chance to earn a hot breakfast (pancakes & bacon)!
Students should bring the non-perishable food to their 1A class. They’ll also have a few opportunities per week to drop the cans off before school.
Seal of Global Diversity
The Seal of Global Diversity supports College & Work Place Readiness in today's global world.
Colleges, universities and global institutions are looking to attract students and employees who value diverse perspectives and cultures, while working collaboratively with others to make a positive impact on the world.
A Lake Orion Community Schools Seal of Global Diversity provides an advantage for college and job applicants who can certify their personal efforts and commitment to global & diversity initiatives.
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
Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) Career Night
Reminder - OSTC is 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.
Organization of Women Leaders
OWLs is the Organization for Women Leaders. It's a club focused on what it means to be a feminist and how we can support women in our community, from the schools to local businesses. If your student is interested in joining OWLs, contact the adviser Stephanie Orth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior All-Night Grad Party Parent Meeting
It is time to start talking about the Senior All-Night Party! The Senior All-Night Party is a non-school sponsored event, coordinated and supervised by a group of dedicated parents. The event takes place each year following the LOHS Commencement Ceremony.
Please mark your calendars to attend an informational meeting on Monday, December 5th at 7pm in the KIVA at LOHS.
For more Senior Information click the above "Senior 2023 Information" button.
New College Scholarships for Michigan Students Announced
Governor Gretchen Whitmer launched a new webpage to help the graduating class of 2023 apply for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship and lower their cost of college by thousands of dollars a year. Students should talk to their parents or guardian, gather documents, and fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to save up to $8,250 over three years as they earn their associate degree at a community college, up to $20,000 over five years at a private college, or up to $27,500 over five years at a public university.
For more information on how to get your Michigan Achievement Scholarship, visit Michigan.gov/MIStudentAid.
Senior Ads for Yearbook
The Dragon Yearbook would like to offer you the opportunity to congratulate your graduating senior with a Senior Parent Ad. See "2023 Senior Parent Ads" for information and instructions on how to place an ad. The deadline is Friday, December 16, 2022. We encourage early submissions because space is limited. Please contact Stephanie Orth, Dragon Yearbook Adviser, at Stephanie.Orth@lok12.org or 248-693-5420 if you have any questions. Ads submitted after this deadline cannot be guaranteed a place in the yearbook.
REMINDER - Yearbook Price Increase After This Friday, December 2nd
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.