Lake Orion High School
Week 30 Newsletter
With only 8 weeks of school left, things are going to start moving much quicker for our staff and students. There are many things that go into the excitement and anticipation for the end of the school year, state testing, Senior activities, Spring Sports, school projects, and the excitement that comes with the end of the school. April and May are certainly the busiest time of year for all of our students.
Of course, the warm weather is also something that we all look forward to. With that in mind, the LOHS Admin team would like to remind our families of our dress code policy. Below you will find excerpts about student dress that appear in the student handbook. For the entire text of the dress code, please refer to pages 61-62 of the student handbook.
- NO EYE COVERINGS: i.e. sunglasses may not be worn indoors during the school day.
- LANGUAGE AND IMAGES: Inappropriate language, signs, symbols, or images worn on clothing shall be prohibited. Please see student handbook for full description
- CLOTHING FIT AND COVERAGE: Attire must be worn in such a manner that is appropriate. A student's chest and buttocks must be covered.
- SHOES: must be worn at all times.
Over the next few weeks, we are asking for your help and support as we take a common sense approach to the dress code.
Thank you for your help in this matter, and we hope you and your students have a great end to the school year.
LOHS Admin Team
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.
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:
Looking for the Full High School calendar? You can find it on our website under About LOHS tab.
April 27-29 - Spring Musical 7:00 PM
May 1 - Senior Decision Day
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, Senior Exams in PM
June 2 - Prom
June 6 - Graduation
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.
Class of 2024 M-Step Schedule
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.
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 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.
Lake Orion High School Troupe 2898 Presents Disney’s High School Musical One-Act Edition. Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the stage in Disney's High School Musical! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Fun the entire family will enjoy!
Lake Orion Performing Arts Center
April 27, 28, 29 at 7:00pm
Adult Ticket: $12
Student Ticket: $10
Tickets can be purchased at PaySchools Events - Disney’s High School Musical
NEHS BOOK DRIVE
National English Honor Society is running a book drive Wednesday April 12th- Friday April 21st. They are collecting NEW and GENTLY USED books for K-12th grade readers. The books will be donated to The Baldwin Center in Pontiac which runs after school programs for school aged kids, including a book club for 6-12th graders!
Spanish Students Traveling to Puerto Rico Spring Break 2024
As part of our Diversified Curriculum, our LOHS Spanish students will have the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico over Spring Break 2024 to learn more about the Puerto Rican culture and to speak Spanish! We will take a walking tour of San Juan, visit the Yunque Caribbean National Forest and the Botanical Gardens, go ziplining, do a bioluminescent bay excursion, and snorkel! If you want more information, fill out this interest survey.
Michigan Achievement Scholarship
The Michigan Achievement Scholarship is a new state financial aid scholarship beginning with 2023 graduates. Scholarships are applicable for training programs, community colleges, private or public colleges and universities. High school students and parents interested in learning more are encouraged to register for an informational webinar provided by the Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team.
Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after will be eligible for more financial aid from the State of Michigan:
- Up to $2,000 if they attend an eligible training provider in Michigan, per year, up to two years
- Up to $2,750 if they attend a Michigan community college, per year, up to three years
- Up to $4,000 if they attend a Michigan private college or university, per year, up to five years
- Up to $5,500 if they attend a Michigan public university, per year, up to five years
Local Scholarships for 2023 Seniors are becoming active on the Counseling Office website located at Scholarship Applications (2022-23 School Year) - Lake Orion Community Schools (lakeorionschools.org). As each link becomes active, it is both green and bold. Please also see eligibility, scholarship amount and all criteria as well as due dates when applying.
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