Lake Orion High School
Welcome to Week #11
Can you believe it? We are now entering our Quarter 2 for the 2022-23 School Year!
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.
- November 17,18,19 - LOHS Fall Play
- November 23-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
- 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
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.
This Week - Nov 17, 18, 19 LO Thespian Troupe Presents
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!
Use this link to purchase tickets: PaySchools Events - Lake Orion High School Theatre Presents - Ashland Falls
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
No Vape November
Throughout the month, the North Oakland Community Coalition and Youth Action Board are running their annual No Vape November campaign. LOHS students will learn ways they can protect their physical, mental, and emotional health by knowing the risks associated with vaping nicotine and marijuana. This campaign utilizes educational table displays, an interactive straw challenge, trivia games, and No Vape November bingo boards to engage students in this important conversation and give them the tools they need to make healthy decisions for themselves. Please ask your student what they think of these activities and encourage them to participate. This is also a great time to start a family conversation about thoughts, feelings, and expectations regarding youth substance use!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
LOHS Winter Sports Practice/Tryout Schedule
Boys Sports Head Coach Starting Practice
Basketball Jose Andrades November 21, 2022
Bowling Dennis O’Neill November 14, 2022
Ice Hockey Adam Krefski October 31, 2022
Powerlifting Eric Jennings November 14, 2022
Skiing Karl Basigkow November 14, 2022
Swimming Ben Winn November 21, 2022
Wrestling Jeff Smart November 14, 2022
Girls Sports Head Coach Starting Practice
Basketball Bob Brydges November 14, 2022
Bowling Denny O'Neill November 14, 2022
Competitive Cheer Nicole Hills November 7, 2022
Powerlifting Vinnie Booker November 14, 2022
Skiing Karl Basigkow November 14, 2022
Dragon Broadcasting LIVE
Term 2 is here, and we're starting the new quarter by adding Thursday editions of LO-AM! Starting this week, we'll produce the show on most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. LO-AM continues to air at the regular time at the very start of 4th hour. Please kindly remember our story request deadline is 7:00am on show days; you can submit requests directly to this email account.
Tune in throughout the week at www.dragonbroadcasting.org.
Upcoming OSTC Northeast Cosmetology Information Night
Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) Information
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.