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    October 25, 2020



    In this message:

    • Yearbook Info 

    • Congrats Abby & Sofia

    • Clubs

    • Not Returning Books Yet

    • LOHS Virtual College Visits

    • Dyslexia Awareness Month

    • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    • Laker Softball Fundraiser

    • SafeOregon

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

    Yearbook Info

    A document attached to this email includes important information (and embedded links) about this year’s yearbook. 

     To purchase a yearbook, you can either send or deliver a $50 check to LOHS or go through our webstore:

    Lake Oswego High School in LAKE OSWEGO, OR | Online School Store

    Congrats Abby & Sofia  

    Congrats to Abby Mankin and Sofia Tosoni who were recognized as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars!

    Abby Mankin               Sofia Tosoni


    Here is a current list of our clubs. What a great way to get involved and stay connected.

    Amnesty International Club, Asian American Student Union, Black Student Union, Ceramics Club, Chinese Club, Current Events Club, Dessert Club, Drama Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Electric Wheeling Club, Ethics Bowl Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Green Power Club, Green Team, Hygiene Kits for the Homeless, I Love LO Club, Independent Reading Club, Jewish Student Union, JSA (Junior Statesmen of America), Key Club, Logic Club, Math Tutoring Club, Model United Nations, Music Composition Club, NBA Debate Club, Oceanography Club, Period Club, Pizza Lunch, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Red Cross Club, SAT Prep Club, Science Club, Speech and Debate, Students Demand Action Club, Students for ToMARROW, Super Smash Bros Club, Volunteer Club, Zen Club

    And here is a link to the Club Rush slideshow: 


    Not Returning Books Yet

    At this time there is no need for students to return books for their classes that will continue during third quarter unless the teacher has expressly encouraged them to do so in specific cases.

    LOHS Virtual College Visits

    Virtual college visits are open to all 11th and 12th grade LOHS students. To sign up for a college visit, students need to register in Naviance.

    The virtual event link (most colleges use Zoom) will be visible/active 15 minutes prior to the start of the event and will be posted in Naviance.

    Here is a list of colleges visiting this week:

    Dyslexia Awareness Month

    October is Dyslexia Awareness Month 

    What is Oregon’s State of Mind on Dyslexia?

    Oregon developed its first legislative guidelines for dyslexia in 2015 with the passing of Senate Bill 612 followed by 1003 in 2017. By law each school is required to complete a universal screening on all kindergarten and first grade students to identify those who are at risk for dyslexia. This law also mandates that each K-5 school have an extensively-trained educator who is able to recognize the warning signs of dyslexia and support students, teachers, parents, and the community. LOSD currently uses Dibels as our dyslexia screening tool. If you have more questions please reach out to your school’s literacy specialist.

    There also are three major federal laws that directly affect children with dyslexia. They are the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

    Oregon Department of Education Dyslexia Resources: Oregon Department of Education : Dyslexia : Regional Programs and Best Practices : State of Oregon

    Gifted and Dyslexic?

    Some kids with learning and attention difficulties have exceptional skills in certain areas. These kids are often called “twice-exceptional” (2E) learners. 

    LOSD Student Services and TAG (Talented & Gifted) Services are both responsible and should work in cooperation to meet the needs of twice-exceptional students. The student’s abilities will determine appropriate instruction. 

    To read about twice exceptional students, visit UNDERSTOOD.ORG:

    Twice-Exceptional Students | 2E Learners | Gifted and Learning Disabilities

    Each week this month, we featured a message about dyslexia in this newsletter. If you have questions or concerns regarding your student's learning, please call me, the TAG coordinator, and/or literacy specialist. You can also contact your school’s representatives for TAG-AC (TAG Advisory Committee) or SSPAC (Student Services Parent Advisory Committee). Please see here to learn how to contact your school representative.

    We are here to help you and your student succeed. 

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ASB has designed pink LO stickers that will be sold for $3 each throughout the remainder of October. All profits will be donated directly to Susan G. Komen, the amazing organization that puts on Race for the Cure. I’ve attached some visuals below that you are welcome to use.

    Some of the organization’s partners, including Bank of America, will be tripling all donations made by October 31st. For more information, you can visit their website komen.org.

    Here is the link to buy stickers: https://forms.gle/NwVMg7SaxqjmbzRX9


    Laker Softball Fundraiser

    Laker Softball Poinsettia Fundraiser

    Beautiful and fresh poinsettias to brighten your home or to give as gifts!

    3 festive colors and 2 sizes available: Pink, Red, and White

    6” single-plant pot (5-7 flowers) $12.50

    8” double-plant pot (8-14 flowers) $21.50

    6” pots have red-foil covers, 8” pots have green-foil covers

    Order forms and payment due by Monday November 9th

    Poinsettias will be available for pick-up on Monday, December 7th, 1:00–3:00 PM. Please make alternative delivery arrangements if you can’t pick up your poinsettias at that time.

    Questions? Contact Head Coach Chris Thompson at thomps@mindspring.com

    Thank you for supporting Laker Softball!


    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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