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Scripps Middle School related communications from Principal Dan Haas, Assistant Principal Dave McKay and the office staff relevant to parents will be emailed and posted on this page below.

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October 2019

10/18/2019 Varsity Water Polo - Free Admission

Scripps Families,

Please take a look at the attached flyer regarding a home water polo match tonight at LOHS.

Students in grades 6-12 get free admission. Current 7th graders have an opportunity to play at the high school level as 8th graders next season if interested! Go Dragons!!

Mr. Haas

Water Polo.pdf 

10/16/2019 Student Passwords

Scripps Families,

Lake Orion Community Schools takes your child’s online safety very seriously. In an effort to protect student passwords and to give students a chance to practice password safety, students in middle school will soon be required to reset their Lake Orion Community Schools computer and office 365 login password. In preparation for the change, last week STAR classes went over security questions for resetting a password. Students picked five security questions and the corresponding answers for resetting a password. In the upcoming days, students will be prompted to create their new password and set up their password recovery options. Passwords will need to be 9 characters long and must include three of the following: capital letter, lowercase letter, number, symbol. Students will also be reviewing in school how to choose a password based on these parameters and that is difficult to guess but easy for the student to remember. Besides the 5 security questions, students may also set up an authentication phone number in case they need to reset their password. We encourage families to take this opportunity to discuss password security and online safety with their child at home.

Mr. Haas and Ms. Lowe

10/15/2019 P/T Conference Dates

Scripps Families,

Please make note that our fall parent-teacher conference dates are Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

An early version of the middle school calendar was posted with incorrect dates last spring. Please make sure you have the right dates in your calendar.  We look forward to seeing everyone in November.

Mr. Haas

10/14/2019 Box Tops PTO Fundraiser

Scripps families,

The PTO is coming into the last week of our Box Top fundraiser. Please have your child bring in as many Box Tops as possible to their STAR teacher by this Friday, October 18, 2019.

The PTO is still collecting the actual Box Tops this school year.  Beginning next school year, families will need to download the Box Tops for Education app.  After downloading the app, signup, and select Scripps Middle School. After you purchase something with a Box Top, you will simply scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase and Box Top money will go directly into the school account.

The app is available to use right now if you would prefer!

Thank you for your help!

Mr. Haas and PTO Officers

10/11/2019 LOCS Parent University

Scripps Families,

Please look at the attached flyer for a LOCS Parent University opportunity coming on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  The topic of this session is "Strategies and Supports for the Distracted Student".

Flyer for Parent University Event Strategies and Supports for the Distracted Student.pdf 

Have a wonderful Homecoming Friday and weekend! Go Dragons!

Mr. Haas

10/9/2019 Scripps Emergency Drill Follow-Up

Scripps Families,

This morning all students and staff practiced our “code red” emergency drill.  As a part of this drill teachers and students practiced the A.L.I.C.E. protocols we have been implementing as a district.  We are very proud how our students and staff reacted to today’s drill.  It went very well.

For more information about A.L.I.C.E and all of the Lake Orion Community Schools safety procedures please refer to the link below.

LOCS Safety & Security

Please feel free to use this drill as an opportunity to discuss with your child their feelings on school safety here at Scripps.  

If you have any questions feel free to let me know,

David McKay

10/9/2019 PTO Sale of Scripps/LO Gear During Lunches

Scripps Families, 

The PTO will be selling Scripps/LO gear during all lunches on Thursday & Friday (10/10 & 10/11/2019).  All proceeds go directly to our PTO to support Scripps.  

Here is a list of items for sale:

Hoodies - $40.00

Long Sleeve T-shirts - $25.00

Short Sleeve Wicking T-shirts - $25.00

Short Sleeve Cotton T-shirts - $20.00

Decals - $5.00


Scripps PTO & Mr. McKay


September 2019

9/27/19 Picture Retake Day 10/1/19

Scripps Families, 

Picture retake day is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  Students who want to retake photos, please bring your booklet on October 1, 2019 to turn in and retake your school photo.  If your child missed walk-through will they want to get their photo taken for the yearbook on Tuesday and you can order pictures using this order form. 


Have a great weekend, 

Mr. McKay

9/25/19 Scripps Emergency Drill Follow-Up

Scripps Families,

This morning all students and staff practiced our “code red” emergency drill.  As a part of this drill teachers and students discussed the A.L.I.C.E. protocols we have been implementing as a district.  We are very proud how our students and staff reacted to today’s drill.  It went very well.

For more information about A.L.I.C.E and all of the Lake Orion Community Schools safety procedures please refer to the link below.

LOCS Safety & Security

Please feel free to use this drill as an opportunity to discuss with your child their feelings on school safety here at Scripps.  

If you have any questions feel free to let me know,

David McKay

9/25/19 Fundraising Follow-Up

Scripps Families,

I apologize for the oversight.  I failed to include information for those who may want to contribute to our Shelter Box initiative with a check.  If you are paying with a check, please make it out to Lake Orion Rotary Foundation.

Thank you.

Mr. Haas

9/25/19 Fundraising Efforts

Scripps Families,

Over the next few days we will be collecting funds to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. This effort is in partnership with the Lake Orion Sunrise Rotary Club.  Our building goal is to raise $1,000 that will go towards purchasing a Shelter Box - Hurricane Dorian Relief.pdf.

These boxes contain everything necessary to begin rebuilding homes and communities devastated by the hurricane.  Please consider sending in a donation with your child over the next few days. The last day to donate will be next Monday, September 30, 2019. All donations can be delivered to Miss Lowe in the Scripps Media Center or with Student Council representatives during lunches.

Thank you for your help and consideration.

Mr. Haas

9/24/19 Fantasy, Card, and Board Games GAP Club

We are excited to announce that Fantasy, card and board games club has enough students to run!
Please see below for directions on how to sign up and pay.

Fantasy, Card and Board games club

Where G.A.P. activity will be held: Scripps Middle School, Media Center

When the G.A.P. activity will take place: Thursdays; 2:30-3:30; October 3, 17,24; November 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19

Supervisor of activity: Becky Lowe

Number of participants: Club MUST have 10 students participate to run.

Cost: $23

***G.A.P. Fees will follow the same guidelines as our school lunch and athletics programs.

More information is available in the main office

GAP Waiver: The GAP Medical Form and Waiver MUST be filled out for this activity in case of an emergency. The Waiver may be found at

Please fill out and return to Mrs. Schott in room 110 prior to the first meeting.

Visit the PaySchools website at the link below to sign up.


If you have any questions or ideas regarding the G.A.P program at Scripps please feel free to reach out to Heather Schott, I am happy to help!

9/19/19 Lake Orion Middle Schools App

Scripps Families, 

For “All Things Scripps” our Scripps MS App is back up and running!  You can download the app by searching “Lake Orion Middle Schools”, then choose Scripps as your school.

It has quick links to calendar events, athletic forms, supply lists, contact information, PowerSchool, PaySchools, time schedules, Twitter feed (and/or follow us @Scripps_MS), and much, much more!

Mr. McKay

9/19/19 M-STEP Parent Report

Scripps Families,

Tomorrow, Friday, September 20, 2019, students will be given their M-STEP parent report showing how they did on last spring's ELA and mathematics statewide assessment.  Please be sure to ask your child for the report and take some time to go over the results.

Below is a website and a PDF that can assist you in interpreting the scores.  We are proud of our students' efforts and appreciate the seriousness they bring when taking these assessments in the spring.

If your child attended a different district in the State of Michigan last school year, we will send home the report as soon as we receive it from your previous district.

Mr. Haas

How to Read Score Report Grades 3-8.pdf

9/10/19 School Pictures and Picture Retakes

Scripps Families, 

School picture booklets were distributed late last week.  Each booklet has an individualized code if you would like to order additional photos. 

If you missed walk-through or want to retake pictures, the picture retake day is Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 

  • Students who want to retake photos, save the photo booklet and return it on October 1,2019.
  • If you need to order pictures for the retake day use this order form.


Have a great week, 

Mr. McKay

9/6/19 Scripps Information

Scripps Families,

Thank you for all of your help and support on a great first week!  2019-20 school year is off to a wonderful start.  Students are in “BEST in the WORLD” form after only three and a half days!

Remember that our Curriculum Night is coming up Thursday, September 12.  This runs in two sessions.  You are free to attend either or both depending on your situation.  This is a great opportunity to meet with the teachers and put a face with the name throughout the year.  Please print off the attached schedule sheet and with your child’s help fill in their schedule.  Bring this sheet to Curriculum Night as a guide of where you should be each hour.  

Throughout the year, please be sure to check out the bond information available on our website.  It can be found at and is the best way to stay up-to-date with the wonderful things going on around the district.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Go Dragons!

Mr. Haas

Curriculum Night - Parent schedule 2019.pdf 

9/4/19 ThinkLink at the OTPL

Scripps Families,

Last year LOCS and the Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) worked together to offer an after school program on specific Mondays for 6th graders called ThinkLink.  We are happy to announce that the program is back and expanding to all grade levels this school year!

In order to register your child for weekly meetings, a permission slip must be turned in for each individual meeting session.  Students will bring in the ThinkLink permission slip (attached) to the main office first thing Monday morning on the date they plan to attend ThinkLink.  Students will be issued their bus pass at lunchtime later that day. 

The first session for this year's ThinkLink program begins next Monday, September 9, 2019.  If interested, please review the following attachments. 

Mr. Haas

ThinkLink (fall).docx.pdf 

ThinkLink permission slip.pdf 

9/4/19 Middle School App

Scripps Families,

The middle school app that we used in previous years is no longer being utilized.  We are in the process of getting a district wide app.  For both budgetary and to keep parents from being required to utilize multiple apps for district information, the decision was made not to renew our subscription. 

We are looking forward to getting the district wide app up and running as soon as possible.  Until then, our website would be the best source of up-to-date information.

Have a great rest of the week!

Mr. Haas


Summer 2019

8/29/19 Scripps Information

Scripps Families,

We are looking forward to next Tuesday and getting the greatest year of school your child has ever had underway! 2019-20 is sure to be an outstanding year for all involved.

A couple things to know as we go into this long weekend:

  • The building is CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2.  The school will be open today, Thursday, August 29 until 3:00 p.m.  
  • First day of school, Tuesday, September 3 is a half day with dismissal at 10:25 a.m.
  • As always, patience please with parent drop-off in the a.m. and pick-up in the p.m.  The best way to help with the congestion is to have your child use school transportation if possible.  If you must pick-up and drop-off, please be patient, slow, and mindful of students exiting the building. 
  • Save the date: Curriculum Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 12.  There will be two sessions – 5:30-6:52 p.m. and/or 7:10-8:32 p.m.  You are welcome to attend either or both sessions based on what works best with your schedule and situation.  You will start in your child’s science class and be sure to bring a copy of your child’s schedule!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and the last few days of summer break! 

Mr. Haas

6/12/19 Incoming Freshman Information

8th grade Scripps Families,

First, let me say thank you for letting us work with your children this past year.  I believe they have shown wonderful growth since last September.  I wish them all the best as they move on to bigger and brighter opportunities!

Below is some information from LOHS that may be helpful as you head into summer:

August 22nd - 9th Grade - Photo/Schedule Pick-up Day, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

August 26th - Make-up Day - Photo/Schedule Pick-up Day, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August 29th - Freshman First Day, 7:30 a.m. – 9:46 a.m.

September 3rd – First Day of School, 7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

·         LOHS 9th Grade School Supply List-19-20.pdf 

·         Girls' golf will begin August 12, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. at Boulder Pointe Golf Course. For more information, players and parents can contact Coach Gallaher or the Athletic Office:  or 248-770-6847.

Have a wonderful summer.

Mr. Haas

6/11/19 Social Media

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has come to my attention that there is a new app “Yolo” that allows others to make comments to a person anonymously.  Over the years I have seen similar apps such as ASKfm or Sarahah.   

Many students think others will say kind comments and make them feel better about themselves.  I see many students come in with screen shots of very hurtful comments.

As we are preparing for summer, this might be the perfect opportunity to talk with your child about their technology use and the apps on their electronic devices.

Take care,

Nancy Tedder

Scripps Counselor

5/31/19 Middle School Football Information

Dear Middle School Parents of Prospective Football Players,


As announced earlier this spring, by our Athletic Director Chris Bell, we are excited to take another step forward in the reshaping of our middle school football program to best serve our student athletes at the middle level.

On May 28, 2019 we held a meeting to introduce coaches, share important camp and practice dates, as well as dialogue about the moving forward with reshaping our football program at the middle level.

We are aware that it was a busy night; therefore, I have attached a copy of the presentation for you to view if you were unable to attend.  We focused on the program purpose, four core values, important dates, and unification facts.  We did not cover the three roles within the football program due to time, but I wanted to share that information with you as I feel it is  important information in ensuring you and your child have a positive football experience.  

MS Football Presentation 

Go Dragons!

John Blackstock Head Football Coach

5/22/19 2019-2020 School Supplies

Scripps Families,

Hard to believe but it is that time to start thinking about school supplies for the fall!  Knowing that some people would like to get this out of the way and take advantage of early deals, the PTO has put together common supply lists by grade level.  They are also providing a service where you can order the supplies and have them ready for pick-up at the August Walk-Through on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  Once students learn which team they are on at walk-through, there may be a small list of team specific supplies that can be purchased as needed.  

Please follow the link below for the supply lists and ordering information.  All orders must be placed before June 30, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE PARENTS OF 8th GRADERS IN ADVANCED MATH - It is recommended students purchase a TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator.
While they are expensive, they will be used through high school & college. Consider it a long term investment. Those students choosing not to purchase a TI-84 Plus will need a graphing calculator app or program on their home computer to complete homework.

The calculator provided on the website is optional for 7th grade and Math 8 classes only.

We wish all of you a great end of the year.

Mr. McKay and PTO Officers