Lake Orion High School
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May 3 - Wind Ensemble Concert 6:00 PM
May 9 - Student Blood Drive
May 11 - 4th Term P/T Conferences
May 16 - Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM
May 17 - Senior Breakfast and Department Awards
May 18 - Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM
May 25-26 - 1/2 days Grades 9-11 7:30-10:45am
May 25-26 - 1/2 days Senior Exams
May 29 - No School
June 2 - Prom at Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township
June 6 - Graduation at Pine Knob
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!
National Decision Day
Monday May 1st, was a very exciting day for LOHS seniors. Our seniors, as well as seniors from across the country celebrated in National Decision Day. What was once a day for students to officially commit to their college or university, has now expanded to include all decisions, including the workforce, military, and trade schools.
During all lunches, outside of the Career Center, seniors were encouraged to make their decision "social media official". A photobooth was set up for them to show off their decision and students were entered into drawings for college swag.
Feel free to browse our our LOCS Flickr account as we continue to the celebrate our seniors during the month of May and June!
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 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.
OCC Engineering & Skilled Trades Open House
Looking into the Engineering or Skilled Trades? Check out Oakland Community College (Official) Open House on May 4 from 5-8pm.
For tickets, check out the link on EventBrite
Some of the companies and transfer schools that will be represented at the open house:
AIS Construction Equipment, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Fairmont Sign Company, FANUC, Rockford Construction Company, Williams International, Ferris State University, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Lawrence Tech, Northern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and more TBA.
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.
AP Testing May 1-May 5
May 1st marked the first day of AP Testing. Students who signed up to take and AP Test should check their school email for their time and locations.
Any student who wishes to go home upon completion of their testing must be called out by a parent; please refer to the School Dismissal Manager for directions regarding this process.
Class of 2024 M-Step Schedule - Last Week!
The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is a 21st Century computer-based assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments, and other tools offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.
Your 11th-grade student will be taking the M-STEP within the next three weeks during 1st and 2nd hour. The Date and Room where your child(ren) will be tested are listed in the graphic below. Your child also received a Microsoft Teams Message indicating their date of testing and location. You must bring your school-issued device to your testing location. This test takes approximately 2 hours but is untimed and student-paced.
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