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***** Scripps PTO  *****

Our Mission

   To support the Lake Orion Scripps Middle School (SMS) community by helping to fund field trips, sponsor enrichment programs, assist and recognize the SMS staff and faculty, and much more.


Who We Are:

   The Scripps PTO is an independent organization. We do not belong to any state or national affiliation, we do not support any political platforms, and we keep all the funds that we raise for our school. We are a diverse group of parent, teachers and community members excited about the future of our children at SMS.

Board Members for 2020-2021

President -- Amber Harris

Vice President -- Amy Pero

Treasurer -- Melissa Barthel

Secretary -- Kim Hunter

Spirit Sales -- Lisa Kauffman


Our Meetings:

We typically meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 7:00 PM in the Media Center. Meetings are adjourned within an hour.


Some of the Activities We Support at Scripps

  • Annual field trips for all grades
  • Science Alive visit
  • Teacher classroom requests
  • School Supplies (Planners, Scripps App)
  • Parent-Teacher Conference meals for our staff
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Olweus Kickoff


How We Raise Funds:  

  • Donations at our August walk-through
  • Friends and Fun Night events
  • Box Tops
  • Spirit Wear sales
  • Food/Beverage Donations
  • Kroger rewards



Volunteering is not a huge time commitment and your participation is appreciated on any level, whether it’s serving on the PTO board, attending monthly meetings, helping with student and staff events, or simply sharing your ideas. We provide an excellent opportunity for parents to meet one another, get comfortable with the school and its staff, and support each other’s common goals. We have a lot of fun in the process! Some opportunities are also available for LOHS students who need volunteering hours fro graduation and NHS. Please join one of our meetings or contact our PTO board if you would like to get involved!


Friends and Fun Nights:

The PTO sponsors 2-3 evenings throughout the year, when current Scripps students can come to the school and have some safe fun with their classmates. These events usually include music, games and food. We rely on parent volunteers to plan and supervise the Friends and Fun Nights.

Friends & Fun Night Coordinators 2020-2021: open

Games/activities: Laura Cutrer


2020-21 Important Dates

September 15 -- first meeting