Lake Orion High School
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- January 13, 2023 - Cell Out for Soldiers
- January 16, 2023 - No School MLK Day; teacher PD
- January 16, 2023 - MLK Day Celebration 6:30pm
- January 18, 2023 - Senior All Night Grad Party Parent Mtg 7pm
- January 23, 24 - Final Exams 1/2 Day
- January 25, 2023 - Start of Semester 2
- February 20-21, 2023 - Mid Winter Break
- March 2, 2023 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Upcoming Homeroom Dates
Please note, all students and AM OSTC are required to attend Homeroom.
Cell Out For Soldiers
On Friday, January 13th, our Lake Orion High School students will have the opportunity to participate in an extraordinary event called "Cell Out for Soldiers" sponsored by the Leadership class. This year marks the 8th annual Cell Out for Soldiers event at Lake Orion High School.
During this special day, students are asked to voluntarily give up their cell phones for the entire school day to raise money for the Cell Phones for Soldiers charity. Student’s participation is not mandatory, but it is strongly encouraged, and they will be able to access their phones if needed. We hope that everyone will show their support by taking a break from electronics and social media for the day.
For every student that commits to giving up their cell phone, $1 will be donated by the Leadership class to the Cell Phone for Soldiers charity. In return, each participating LOHS student will receive a t-shirt to signify their solidarity with the soldiers of our country, who sacrifice so much. In addition, there will be a Community Hero’s assembly during the day to honor our local military, veterans, EMT’s and firefighters.
A great deal of preparation has gone into assuring the safety of our students and cell phones during the day. If there is a need to contact your student, parents may do so through our attendance office at (248) 693-5420.
We want to also thank our local Lake Orion businesses who have generously donated funds to support our students in this effort and we appreciate our LOHS families continued support as well...Go Dragons!
January 13, 2023 - Final Date to Purchase Yearbook
Lake Orion Community Schools will host its 5th annual MLK Jr. celebration on Monday, January 16, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. in the Lake Orion High School Auditorium.
The evening will demonstrate how we can lift each other up through art, poetry, dance, songs, music, presentations, and refreshments.
The 2023 theme of “Uplifting Humanity” will be featured in the essay, poetry, multimedia and artwork contests, which students submitted over the past month, as well as live performances.
High School students can earn two service-learning hours for attending this enrichment opportunity. Please consider attending with your family to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and the LOCS students’ recognition of his impact on our country.
OSTC After School or Saturday Showcases
Students interested in attending OSTC next year, are encouraged to attend a FREE and FUN after school or Saturday Showcase!
OSTC has added dates in January for these Showcases at OSTC-NE! Feel free to attend as many showcases as you'd like and send time doing some of the hands-on activities that are common for that respective program.
If students want to atte nd multiple showcase, they will complete the registration form multiple times (once for each date). To register for any of the FREE and FUN after school or Saturday Showcases at OSTC-NE, simply click on this link: https://forms.gle/FsGLsBMHCrVMrZ748
The Lake Orion Band Boosters will be partnering with Funds2org and hosting a used shoe donation drive that kicks-off in mid-January. This fundraiser helps offset this unnecessary waste and help keep shoes out of landfills. The gently used shoes that we collect will be consolidated and shipped by Funds2org to developing countries such as Haiti, Cambodia, and Botswana where they will be sold to small business owners for a very low price. In turn, the shoes will be sold by these small business owners to communities in need of proper footwear, at an inexpensive price. This helps create a path out of poverty for these small business owners in countries where there are limited, if any, job opportunities that pay a living wage.
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.
Attendance Blurb #10
Attendance Blurb #10
New Year, New Habits: Every Minute Matters
Every minute in a classroom matters! Most things we do each day become a habit, good or bad. Good habits make us better each day and bad habits hurt us. This is very true with school attendance; the habit of attending school each day makes your children better and the habit of missing days, hurts your children. If students learn the importance of being on time and at school during their K-12 experience, it will help them significantly as they move into life after each grade level. Attendance, like all work ethics, affects every aspect of the school and workplace. As the saying goes, 99% of success is just showing up!
We are asking for your help in developing a habit of good attendance in our students. School is our students’ first and most important job. Students are learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when they graduate and get a job, they will know how to show up for work on time every day.
Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:
- Make sure your student keeps a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Ensure your student goes to school every day unless he/she is truly sick.
- Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your student to school.
Help your child achieve their goals and dreams, make sure they attend school EVERYDAY!
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.
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