Lake Orion High School
Welcome to Week #6
Homecoming Week and Parent Teacher conferences last week were a HUGE Success. Thank you to all the volunteers and PT Boosters for making it a wonderful week for all.
This week, we have been getting back into the swing of things, and our first round of Senior Interviews have been amazing!
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.
October 17 -Courts in Schools for Juniors Only
October 17 - PT Boosters Meeting 7PM
October 18 - Picture Retake Day 8AM-Noon
October 19 - Homeroom
October 20-21 - SOS training
October 20 - OSTC-NE information Night
October 20 - CANCELLED - Fall Choir Concert 7PM
October 25 - Fall Band Concert 7PM
October 26 - Freshman Fall Breakfast 8:30AM - TICKET REQUIRED
October 26 - National Honor Society Induction - Invite Only 7PM
FRESHMAN FALL BREAKFAST
Freshman Fall Breakfast for the Class of 2026 students will be on Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. in the Commons.
Tickets will be $5 and go on sale this week during lunches and on Wednesday, October 19th before school in the commons. The final day to purchase a ticket will be on Tuesday, Oct 25th. Please note: We will NOT be selling tickets at the door.
STUDENTS MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER.
There will be fun games, a contest and food/refreshments to celebrate the completion of their first term at LOHS.
If you have any questions, please email Amy.Redman@lok12.org.
LO LOTTO - DRAGON PRIDE DAY, Friday, October 14th
Important Technology Update
The DEADLINE FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE IS OCTOBER 28th.
If you have a district assigned device, you may choose to purchase the optional device protection coverage in case of damage to the device during the school year then you will need to complete the REGISTRATION FORM and payment.
All the information on device protection coverage program can be found on the Protection Coverage Info page.
10th and 11th graders considering the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Programs for the 2022-23 School year, should consider attending the informational evening on October 20th at 6PM.
DECA - Career and Technical Student Organization
What is DECA and why should my student join?!
Great questions! DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA members gain 21st Century Skills, are prepared to become leaders and DECA members are motivated for the future! DECA combines leadership conferences and competition this school year to help them be the best they can! I’ve been the DECA Advisor in Lake Orion for 19 years and each year I love watching students grow and achieve things they didn’t think we possible! If this sounds like something for you, please stop by room 101 at 2:45 pm on Tuesdays for our meetings. For more information, check out the link below to learn more about DECA!
See you there! Julia Dalrymple firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Senior Ads for Yearbook
The Dragon Yearbook would like to offer you the opportunity to say goodbye to your graduating senior. Senior parent ads for the 2022-2023 yearbook are being sold until Friday, December 16, 2022. We encourage early submissions, though, because space is limited.
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.
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
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.
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.
Students have been working on their Educational Development Plans (EDP) 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
Xello Requirements & Documents
Last Week Wednesday, students worked on their EDPs on Xello. While we had some technical difficulties with Power School, I am happy to report we had over 2000 logins!
As mentioned previously, EDPs are not only required by law, but are a graduation requirement.
Attached, our Dragons Families can find the 9-12th grade requirements for their EDP.
For any student who is having trouble remembering their PW, please feel free to email ANY of the following people to request a temporary one.