May 24, 2020

     In this message:

    • Diploma Procession, May 28th

    • Streaming Video of Diploma Procession

    • Video, May 28th

    • Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

    • Book Return, Chromebook Return, Locker-Contents Pick-Up

    • Congrats, Andy!

    • Important News from LOHS Drama Department

    • Class Elections

    • Great Student Opportunity with Hunger Fighters

    • Summer Opportunities - Virtual Bulletin Board

    • Virtual NHS Induction Ceremony

    • Counseling Team Is Here to Help and Connect

    • Mandatory Senior Survey

    • Class of 2020 Gift

    • Parking Application

    • Laker Club Parking Spot Fundraiser

    • State Assessments

    • Class of 2020 Proclamation

    • SafeOregon

    LOHS Homepage: https://www.losdschools.org/lohs

    Diploma Procession, Thursday

    We are excited for our big diploma procession here at LOHS on Thursday, May 28th. Seniors will wear their cap and gown and each senior will leave their car one at a time to walk across a stage in front of our school as their names are announced and they receive their diploma. A professional photographer will capture the event and family members will be able to share the moment and cheer for their graduates from inside their cars. It will be really fun and special.

    Here are some key details:



    Projected Window to Cross Stage

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    It is important that families arrive at the “Arrive” time listed above. If students or their families definitely cannot make their time-window work, please contact me as soon as possible so we can make appropriate arrangements. 

    Where to Go:

    Cars will need to arrive from Boones Ferry. Cars will ultimately exit onto Country Club. 

    Here is a map:

    Families will need to stay in their cars throughout. After each vehicle ultimately arrives in front of the school before the graduation stage, the senior will exit the car and walk across the stage, hear their name read, receive their diploma, get a picture taken, and hear the bell triumphantly ring for each of them. Family members will be able to cheer from their cars and after picking up the graduate on the other side of the stage will continue on the route.

    What to Wear:

    Graduates should dress nicely and wear their caps and gowns. Any students who are receiving honor cords will receive those along with any award certificates in an envelope when they arrive. 

    Beneath their gowns, students often wear dresses, dress pants, collared shirts, ties, etc.

    Students may wear face coverings as well.  


    Because our graduates need to exit their cars to cross the stage, our graduates must ride in the passenger seat or on the right side of the backseat. They cannot be driving. 

    We do encourage families to decorate their cars in ways that celebrate our awesome LO grads. 

    If a student does not have transportation, please let me know. We will help arrange transportation. 


    Seniors should go into StudentVUE on their phones and record their name by pressing the speaker icon button once they log in. This will allow our readers, Ms. Wray and Ms. Dunn, to feel confident in the pronunciation of each student’s entire name. (In most cases, a student’s first, middle, and last name are read. So, students should record their entire name as they would like it read as they cross the stage both for the May 28th event and the July 16th ceremony.)

    We are so excited to see everyone on the 28th and to celebrate each member of our outstanding class of 2020.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Save the Date: Also, save the date for July 16th. We plan to hold a more traditional graduation ceremony (or multiple ceremonies depending on the number of people allowed to gather then). At that time we plan to do a traditional procession of graduates, speeches by administration and senior speakers, the cap toss, etc.

    Streaming Video of Diploma Procession

    Here is a link to streaming video of our diploma procession from 3:00 - 6:30 on Thursday. 

    Graduation Lake Oswego High School - 05/28/2020 | Live & On Demand

    Video, May 28th

    On May 28th, we will also be sharing a video that celebrates the class of 2020 and includes the presentation of honors and awards that would traditionally happen during the honors assembly the morning of graduation. More details to come on when the video will be released. 

    One of our students, Quinn Connell, is doing an outstanding job putting together the video. It’s a big project, to say the least.

     Thank you, Quinn!

    Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

    In honor of the national Memorial Day holiday, school will not be in session on Monday, May 25. Students will engage in the social-emotional learning activities on Tuesday and with their teachers' lessons and assignments on Wednesday-Friday.

    Book Return, Chromebook Return, Locker-Contents Pick-Up

    We have three upcoming dates and multiple times for students and families to drop off any books, chromebooks (and cords), and other equipment they borrowed. If students left anything in their school or PE lockers, we have those contents bagged with students’ names on them and can return them at this time. 

    This will happen in a drive-through fashion in front of our school. Staff will be wearing gloves and face coverings. Our district is advising all people engaged in pick-ups and drop-offs to wear face coverings as well. Students and families will not need to exit their vehicles.

    Monday, 6/1 - 9th & 10th Grades

      8:00-9:00am (Last Name Alpha A-L)

      9:00-10:00am (Last Name Alpha M-Z)

      4:00-5:00pm (Last Name Alpha A-L)

      5:00-6:00pm (Last Name Alpha M-Z)

    Tuesday, 6/2 - 11th & 12th Grades

      8:00-9:00am (Last Name Alpha A-L)

      9:00-10:00am (Last Name Alpha M-Z)

      4:00-5:00pm (Last Name Alpha A-L)

      5:00-6:00pm (Last Name Alpha M-Z)

    Monday, 6/8 - All Grades

      8:00-9:00am (Last Name Alpha A-L)

      9:00-10:00am (Last Name Alpha M-Z)

      4:00-5:00pm (Last Name Alpha A-L)

      5:00-6:00pm (Last Name Alpha M-Z)

    The times are suggested to spread out the number of cars arriving at once. If your family can only come at another of the planned times, or if students in a family are in multiple grades, come when you can.

    Here is a map of the route:

    Congrats, Andy!

    Andrew Tena received an award in the Clackamas ESD Regional Art Show.

    His two prizes included:

    • A letter from Pacific Northwest College of Art offering a $22,000 renewable scholarship

    • A gift card from One River School of Art + Design redeemable for one month of one class 

    Congrats, Andy!

    Important News from our LOHS Drama Department

    The LOHS Production of HONK! is moving from next November to late February next year!

    Auditions will be held in the LOHS auditorium on Dec. 1, 2, 3. Please plan on attending all three days of auditions. There will be more details about the auditions next year after we get back and things settle down a little bit!

    The show dates will be FEB. 25, 26, 27 and March 4, 5, 6. 

    We will probably start with the ONE ACTS as our first production for next year.

    Class Elections

    Are you interested in working behind the scenes to make next year the best one yet? Run for class office! Class officers will work with staff and administration, brainstorm and implement new ideas, and connect with new people to influence the culture of our school. Class Office packets are now out on Google Classroom (join code: iidluk5). Applications to run are due Monday, May 24 at 11:59pm. Email Mr. Hill (hillch@loswego.k12.or.us) if you have any questions.

    Great Student Opportunity with Hunger Fighters

    Hunger Fighters Oregon (HFO), which values student voice and leadership, has created two board positions for students who attend LO high schools. 

    Students who are interested in this great opportunity should apply!

    Fast facts:

    -It's a two-year board position.

    -They will accept applications from LOSD students rising into 9th, 10th, or 11th grades.

    -Average time commitment per month is 3 hours.

    Full application can be seen here

    Summer Opportunities - Virtual Bulletin Board

    Looking for summer opportunities including camps, volunteering and jobs?  Check out the virtual bulletin board on the homepage of our website:  https://www.losdschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=16&ModuleInstanceID=318&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=26368&PageID=25 

    Virtual NHS Induction Ceremony

    Our NHS Induction Ceremony is Tuesday, May 26th at 7 pm on Google Classroom. All new and current members are invited to log on the NHS Google Classroom to see the Induction Ceremony video the NHS Leadership Team has created.

    Counseling Team Is Here to Help & Connect

    Our counseling team is here to help and connect with our students and families. Please reach out.

    Molly Clark, (9th grade), clarkm@loswego.k12.or.us

    John Benz, (A-Ha, 10th-12th grade), benzj@loswego.k12.or.us

    Michele Tyra, (He-O, 10th-12th grade), tyram@loswego.k12.or.us

    Molly Ferris, (P-Z, 10th-12th grade), ferrism@loswego.k12.or.us

    Sina Wibstad, School Social Worker, wibstadt@loswego.k12.or.us

    Mandatory Senior Survey

    Attention Seniors!

    As part of your senior check-out process our LOHS counseling department needs you to complete the 2020 Graduation Exit survey on NAVIANCE. In the survey you will be asked about your post high school plans. This will also give you the opportunity to tell us which college/university you would like us to mail your final official transcript to. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!

    Class of 2020 Class Gift

    Class of 2020, 

    The Senior Class Officers would like your feedback on the class gift. Be sure to look out for more information on the Class of 2020 Instagram page (@LakeO2020).

    Parking Application

    Access parking information here.

    Please complete your application by June 5 to participate in the junior lottery or to be considered for priority senior parking. 

    Please direct any questions to Mr. Lemon (lemonm@loswego.k12.or.us) or Mr. Rosenau (rosenaur@loswego.k12.or.us).  

    Laker Club Parking Spot Fundraiser

    Would you like guaranteed parking Monday through Friday at Lake Oswego High School next year? Six reserved parking spots for the 2020-2021 school year are available for a $1500 donation to the Laker Club. Please either respond to this email or email Kate Firmin at kate.firmin@hotmail.com no later than Monday, May 25th if you would like a spot. If more than six families respond, we will invite the families who have committed to the $1500 donation before the deadline to participate in an auction at 10:00 am Tuesday morning, May 26th for one guaranteed spot. Principal Rollin Dickinson will then draw five names from a hat to award the remaining five parking spots at $1500 each. Winners will be contacted Tuesday, May 26th and have until Friday, May 29th to make their donation in order to keep their spot.

     This is an awesome opportunity to have guaranteed parking AND a GREAT spot close to school all year long especially with such limited parking available at LOHS. Of course seniors are guaranteed a spot somewhere on school grounds, but the rest of our students are not. All the proceeds will go towards teacher grants for our 2020-2021 school year. It’s a win/win for our Laker students and teachers!

     Go Lakers! ⚓️

     Your Laker Parent Club


    State Assessments

    Each spring, students take various state assessments based on their grade level and participation in the district’s English Learner program. This year, our 11th-grade students took their Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) but, due to the COVID-19 closure, did not take the assessments in math as those were scheduled for the week of March 16-20. Scores on the ELA assessment will be shared with parents/guardians as in past years.

    Class of 2020 Proclamation

    This is fun:


    If you are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to us.

    It is important to keep our lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships with students, families, staff, and other resources.

     SafeOregon also is an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or school.


    (Students should know that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

    The mission of Lake Oswego High School is to foster an inclusive and well-rounded community of critical thinkers who are prepared for citizenship, college, career, and life-long learning.

     2501 Country Club Road, PO Box 310, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    Phone: 503.534.2313

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