Express registration offered at Orion High School

Mindy Carls
Orion High School

Orion High School is offering express registration again.

Students may pick up packets with all of the registration forms between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the school.

The completed packet may be returned any time during registration hours listed below. After school officials review it, students may leave.

The packet is not to be mailed back.

Students new to the district may call the school at (309) 526-3361 and schedule an appointment to register on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at the high school. The hours for Aug. 2 are 9 a.m. to noon.

Returning students will register on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 5, at Orion Middle School.

Registration on Aug. 4 will be from 9 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

On Aug. 5, the hours will be 12:30 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Anyone who cannot register on those days should phone the office at (309) 526-3361.

Teachers’ institute will be Monday, Aug. 16.

OHS will have a half-day of class from 8 to 11:32 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, will be the first full day of classes. Students will be at OHS?from 8 a.m. to 3:03 p.m.

The high school will hold its open house on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Schedule changes

Students will not be allowed to make schedule changes at registration. They must wait until after school starts.

Schedule changes will be allowed only for three reasons: The student failed a pre-requisite for a class last spring; a senior needs a schedule to change to meet graduation requirements; or a teacher indicates a class is not suitable.

Requests for schedule changes for all other reasons will be denied.

Classes will be assigned to lunch periods on the first day of school,

when the number in each class has been determined and it is possible to balance the number of students in each lunch period.

Medical emergency form

Pre-printed medical emergency forms will be available at registration.

Students need to check the information on the form, make any corrections and return it to the school office on or before the first day of school.

It is very important to have the student’s middle name and birth city on the form.

The address must include post office box, if any, and the town where the student lives.

Also, the school would like to have e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers.

Gym classes

Students may use their gym locker from Orion Middle School, or buy one from OHS for $5 during registration.

The school sells PE shirts for $6, but students must provide their own black shorts.

Hall lockers

In most cases, two students of the same gender and same grade will be assigned to the extra-large lockers. All students will have new lockers and new combinations this year, and they will be on the class schedules.


Student handbook, $4.

Textbook rental, $50. Technology fee, $12. Testing fee (freshmen, sophomores, juniors), $10.

PE padlock, $5. PE?shirt, $6.

Knightbeat newspaper, $4.50. Charger yearbook, $55.

Drivers’ education, $150. Co-op, $25.

Parking fee, $5.

Class dues, $15. Activity fee, $25.

Band and choir cleaning fee, $5.

Art, $3. Foods, $14. Foods service, $17. Fashion, $5. Chemistry, $10.

Health (sophomores), $5. Creative Life Skills, $10. Woods I & II, $20.