Lake Orion High School
Welcome to Week #4
Happy Monday, Dragon Families,
This week, we are gearing up for lots of fun activities for our students and their families, as we finish the week with the start of Homecoming Activities. But, before we get there, we have lots planned with Parent Teacher Conferences, Lamp of Learning, a student Homeroom on Wednesday, and a Job Fair during lunch on Tuesday, where students cannot only see who is hiring in our area, but learn more about various jobs/careers and opportunities within those places of business. Additionally, we will continue our College visits this week.
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.
September 27th - Lamp of Learning Invites only @7:30PM
October 2nd - HOCO Parade in Downtown Lake Orion beginning at 3:30PM
October 2nd - Activities Night @ Dragon Field @ 7PM
October 3rd - Hypnotist Show @ 7PM Tickets are $5 at the door
October 4th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4PM-8:00PM
October 7th - Senior Portrait Deadline
October 7th- Homecoming Game Lake Orion vs Clarkston @ 7PM
October 8th - Homecoming Dance @ LOHS 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Parent Teacher Conferences
We are pleased to be using the School Soft Conference Manager again to schedule Term 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences at Lake Orion High School. This year, 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 see your email for message from our School Messenger; School Soft availability will open Wednesday for scheduling.
Note: If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact Amy Thebo at firstname.lastname@example.org
From 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM we will conduct virtual conferences via School Soft and Microsoft Teams.
From 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM conferences will be in person at Lake Orion High School
School Dismissal Manager
Beginning this week, we will begin 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.
LOHS Career Fair
On September 27th, our first event will take place at LOHS with 10 local businesses setting up tables during lunches to recruit and also help our students explore the career opportunities available right out of high school and college in our community. These span restaurant, technical, trades, professional office opportunities and more! We plan to do this each term with new businesses.
Homecoming Tickets are on sale during all lunches. Students bringing non-LOHS students as their guest must have a signed contract. If you have any questions, please contact Leadership@lok12.org
This is a notice of the following deadline and guidelines regarding senior portraits. PLEASE NOTE, THE GUIDELINES GO TO PAGE THREE - CHECK ALL OF THEM:
Senior portraits are due to LOHS no later than Friday, October 7, 2022.
If we do not have a senior portrait from you by this deadline we will include your Student ID picture from Student Registration.
If you are using Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch, you have until Saturday, October 8, 2022, to have your portrait taken.
Additional Details regarding submission and specifications have been sent out VIA School Messenger and can be found in the Dragon Yearbook letter.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Dragon Yearbook Advisor Stephanie Orth.
via email or by calling 248-693-5420.
LOHS College Visits
During the months of September and October, LOHS will be hosting admissions recruiter visits from a variety of colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military service. These informational seminars are scheduled during the school day and are available to Juniors and Seniors.
A current, chronological listing will be provided to your students and will be updated on a weekly basis. To register for a visit, students should complete the corresponding form while logged into their LOCS (Microsoft) account. As more institutions are added, updates will be posted.
On the day or morning prior, students are asked to visit the Career Center to receive a pass that will excuse them from class. Be advised that students are responsible for any assigned work and the opportunity to miss class is at the discretion of the teacher.
Some institutions may also be offering an on-site meeting that provide the possibility of an immediate decision regarding their college application.
LOHS Recruiter Opt Out
LOHS is obligated to provide basic directory information to military recruiters. Please email Tara Hall directly if you would prefer to opt-out of providing that information. Provide your students’ first and last name as well as their year of graduation in the email.
If you have any questions, please contact Tara Hall.
Attendance is Key
Given all of the challenges that we’ve experienced during the last few years, we would like to reaffirm the importance of students attending school and demonstrating good attendance habits.
The negative effects of absenteeism on a student’s education can be profound, and they often carry into adulthood. School attendance is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. In fact, irregular attendance can be a better predictor of whether students will drop out of school before graduation than test scores, according to the US Department of Education. When children are absent from school, they miss out on consistent instruction that is needed to develop basic skills. Children in early grades are particularly susceptible to falling behind in fundamental reading skills, which can have a snowball effect that impacts future learning. The bottom line is that when a student’s misses even just one day, they miss a lot!
At Lake Orion High School, we are committed to making attendance a priority and we greatly appreciate parents’ support. Of course, when students are experiencing illness or health issues they are expected to stay home. Likewise, sometimes it is difficult to schedule dental and medical appointments that do not conflict with school. Ideally, absences are limited to those which are essential.
In the event of an unexpected student absence, teachers are proactive with providing access to lessons materials and resources. However, there truly is no substitute for the rich learning that occurs when a student attends school and is present in a classroom.
We firmly believe in a partnership between school and home to promote attendance and shape a positive perception of school.
It is going to be a great year! We sincerely appreciate your support.
The LC is hosting a Year Long Reading Challenge for the 22-23 school year. The challenge can be found in Beanstack. Use this link to learn how to login to Beanstack. http://shorturl.at/fjKU2 Gift Certificates will be awarded in May for those who complete the challenge.
Xello is FERPA approved online program that we at LOCS use to help students prepare for the future, whether it is preparing for their time at Lake Orion or beyond. This program offers a variety of activities from kindergarten to the end of high school. These activities help students build self-knowledge, explore their post-secondary options, and create achievable plans. They develop the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in the world of work.
Next Wednesday, Sept 28th, LOHS will be holding its 2nd Homeroom with the concentration being Educational Development Plans (EDP), which they work on in Xello. In addition, this platform is used to help students build a talent portfolio and schedule their classes for their following year here in the district.
Assistant Principal, 9th Grade
K-12 Career Readiness/CTE Coordinator
Lake Orion High School
Career Development Facilitator
LOHS Dragon Teacher Boosters (Formally known as the LOHS PTO)
Having a Teacher Boosters Group is an important part of Lake Orion High School and made such a huge impact in our building during the 2021-22 School year.
Our goal for the LOHS Dragon Teachers Boosters is to assist with enhancing the school culture to make it more welcoming, broadening the base of volunteers for various activities and quarterly meetings to discuss those events and help get information out to the community at large. For more information about how you can become a Dragon Teacher Booster, please reach out to Rosa Everitt Please stay tuned for more information coming via School messenger.
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.