Thank you for doing your part to make the 2022-2023 school year a success.
Seniors – Well done and good luck! Once a Dragon, Always a Dragon! I know you will do all of us proud.
Juniors – Be sure to prepare yourselves to Be a Leader at LOHS during the 2023-24 school year with pride and spirit. LOHS needs everyone to bring their “A-game” in the fall.
Underclassmen – Have a wonderful summer and use the time to think about how you are going to use the resources provided at LOHS to your benefit. These are critical years in building the foundation of your future. Make it Count!
Have a safe summer everyone and keep Protecting the Thunder!
Looking for the Full High School calendar? You can find it on our website under About LOHS tab.
June 6 - Graduation at Pine Knob 7 PM
June 7 - Last day of OSTC Classes
June 8 and 9 - 1/2 day of school; Student Exams
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.
Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal (Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m.)
- Students only, parents will need to wait outside the venue.
- Students should enter Pine Knob through the East Entrance, the “VIP Entrance” for rehearsal.
- Counselors will be handing out name cards with seating assignments.
- The rehearsal will take about 1 hour.
- Please be mindful of construction on I75.
Pine Knob Music Theatre 33 Bob Seger Dr, Clarkston, MI 48348
Graduation Ceremony (Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.)
- Gates will open at 6:00pm. Students should be in their line position no later than 6:30pm.
- Students will proceed to the Boardwalk on the right. They should be in their gown and any accompanying graduation regalia. Decorated caps will not be permitted.
- Parents should proceed into the pavilion. Please be mindful of blocked seating, those spaces will be used by our staff and students.
- Tickets are not required for the ceremony, but please try to limit seating in the pavilion to 10 seats per family. The Lawn is available for additional guests.
- Handicap parking is available in the VIP lot and seating is available in the pavilion. Pine Knob’s staff will be available to assist.
- The ceremony will be broadcast live. Please visit www.dragonbroadcasting.org for more information.
- Please be mindful of the traffic and construction on I75, to arrive on time.
These policies are from Pine Knob:
BAG POLICY: BAGS, PURSES & CLUTCHES LARGER THAN 4" x 6" x 1.5" ARE PROHIBITED. SINGLE COMPARTMENT BAGS, WALLETS & CLUTCHES SMALLER THAN 4" x 6" x 1.5" WITH OR WITHOUT A HANDLE OR STRAP ARE PERMITTED.
Exceptions to this policy include:
Bags, wallets, and clutches needed due to medical necessity. Medical necessity includes diaper bags, breast pumps, Oxygen, Insulin, Epi-pens, and other medical devices.
- Sealed bottles of water
- Non pointed tip umbrellas
- Aerosol cans (hairspray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
- Marijuana or illegal narcotics, including accessories or paraphernalia associated with marijuana or illegal narcotics use
- Animals (except approved service animals or service animals in training)
- All bags, purses, backpacks, (except medical or diaper bags). Single-compartment wallets smaller than 4” x 6” x 1.5”, with or without a handle or strap, are allowed.
- Noisemaking devices, including air horns, fog horns, bullhorns, thunder sticks, cowbells, bells, horns, kazoos, whistles, vuvuzelas, didgeridoos, and other noisemakers
- Beach balls or other inflatable items
- Beverages (except juice boxes with children in your party or for medical needs)
- Smoking of any kind (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping, etc.
- Fireworks or any types of explosives
- Laser pointers, any device that could create an optical illusion or any similar devices
- Professional and/or commercial cameras with interchangeable or detachable lenses
- Baseball bats, hockey sticks, clubs, poles, brooms, selfie-sticks, fishing nets or poles, signs attached to poles or missile-like objects that can be thrown
- Video and/or sound recording devices including laptops, tablets, iPads and/or Go Pros
- Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, hover boards or any personalized recreational vehicles
- Weapons of any kind (including firearms, pocketknives, pepper spray and mace), toy/fake weapons (including squirt guns or super soakers)
- Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones): Use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (collectively, “Aircraft Systems”) at the venue, including the surrounding parking areas, is strictly prohibited at all times without prior written approval from Ilitch Sports + Entertainment/313 Presents. Violations of this policy will result in possible arrest and/or confiscation of the Unmanned Aircraft System.
We have a professional photography crew, Graduation Foto, who will be taking photos of the ceremony. This allows you to enjoy the ceremony, and not have to worry about getting that perfect photo. The images will be available for purchase on the Graduation Foto website. Please see the attached flyer for information regarding the process.
This year we are pleased to have partnered with The Commencement Group to provide the opportunity to purchase flowers and graduation teddy bears. Preorders are available until the end of day 6/5/23. There will also be an opportunity to purchase at Pine Knob. They will be near the concessions on the pavilion's left side. https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/orion-hs-2/
We sincerely look forward to seeing you at the LOHS Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony.
LOHS Medication Pick-up / Take Home
Attention LOHS Parents and Students:
If you are receiving this notification, our records indicate that your child has medication that is administered in the LOHS Attendance Office.
As part of our end-of-year procedures, and in accordance with LOCS policy, we require written consent to release medications for students to take home. Alternatively, a parent or guardian may come to LOHS to retrieve medications in-person. Appropriate medication take-home dates are as follows:
May 19 or May 25/26 (for Seniors taking final exams)
Grades 9 - 11
Parents may select another date based on specific needs or the student’s schedule during the final week of the school year. To provide consent for medication to be released to your child, please complete the following and deliver it to the LOHS Attendance Office. Should you have any questions, contact Attendance Office Secretary, Patricia Humes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 248-693-5428 (extension 6042).
Summer Service Opportunities
There are many opportunities for service this summer in Lake Orion! Check your x2VOL account for updates and on the LOHS website at Service Learning - Lake Orion Community Schools (lakeorionschools.org) under the “SUMMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES” tab. Please remember that all summer hours must be logged by September 30. Email Servicelearning@lok12.org with any questions.
9th grade Students and Xello
Attention all 9th Grade Students:
Would you all please log onto your EDP in Xello and complete the Lesson Plans for your Freshman Year. There are 6 lessons in total and won’t take too long for you to complete them. We need for our school’s completion rate to be higher than it currently is and unfortunately our Freshman class has hundreds of students not competed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Hall on teams or email @ email@example.com
Dear 2023-24 LOCS High School Families-
Lake Orion Community Schools offers summer academic opportunities for high school students using Imagine Edgenuity. This is a self-directed virtual program, with each student being assigned a LOCS teacher mentor for support. The flexibility of learning virtually allows students to move at the pace appropriate for their learning. They are also permitted to complete the program anywhere there is internet access.
START: June 19, 2023
END: All classes must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2023. NO EXCEPTIONS or EXTENSIONS.
Please follow the attached link to register for the program.
Credit Recovery is for students who may be behind in credits, not on track to graduate on time, or would like to improve their grade on a course that was already taken.
Credit Forward is for students who would like to earn additional credit during the summer. FEE:
Credit Recovery (CR) ($175 per 0.5 credit)
Credit Forward (CF) ($300 per 0.5 credit)
Please submit payment via PaySchools, the LOCS online payment system.
Checks made payable to LOCS are also accepted and should be dropped off at the Main Entrance Desk in the CERC building (455 E. Scripps Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48360) or sent via mail to: CERC, ATTN: Kristin Sliwinski, 455 E. Scripps Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48360.
Classes will not be opened until payment is received.
Please contact Kristin Sliwinski, Program Coordinator
2023-24 Sports Physicals
Students looking to participate in athletics during the 2023-24 School Year, will need to complete a physical, no earlier than July 1, 2023.
In the meantime, don't forget! Another chance for a $25 sports physical at Pro-Health this Saturday from 10-6 with ProHealth Urgent Care at their clinic located at 3003 S Baldwin Rd, Orion Twp, MI 48359.
This is also a fundraiser for the Lake Orion Football teams, thanks to the generosity of ProHealth
50+ Years of Dragon Broadcasting: How Television Started at LOHS
Though we've wrapped up production on our newscast LO-AM for the year, Dragons Broadcasting students have created something to fill the void. "50+ Years of Dragon Broadcasting: How Television Started at LOHS" is a student-produced documentary about the history of our program. Teddy Hirschfield started production in early 2020 (as we were approaching the 50th anniversary of our program), but the pandemic halted his plans. Current Seniors Jillian Jansson and Raymond Valentine took Teddy's work and completed it this spring. And now we're thrilled to share it with you!
We hope you enjoy the show!
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.
Join us for the the 16th Annual Golf Outing?
Looking to sponsor the LOEF Outing?
Do you want to make your business stand out among the attendees of the LOEF outing? Consider sponsoring a hole to maximize your brand visibility. For just $100 per hole sponsorship, your sign will be displayed prominently at each hole. Visit our website, https://bit.ly/3NpdIt9, to make your purchase today!
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.
Family Portal News:
Lunch account balances will roll over to 2023-24 School Year accounts. Senior balances may be transferred to a sibling's account if need be.
For more information or for a reimbursement, please contact Food Service at 248-814-0201.
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:
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
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.
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