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Dragons take Michigan Personal Finance Challenge title, move on to Nationals next month!

Lake Orion High School students showed off their personal finance expertise this month by taking first place in the Michigan Personal Finance Challenge, part of Money Smart Week.  After competing in a qualifying round online, a total of 800 kids representing schools across the state competed in finals of the competition, held at the Detroit branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  Advised by economics teacher Don Mclaughlin, two teams from Lake Orion competed in the event downtown. Students Kurtis Potier, Brian Vargason, Grant Raymor and Jacob Frketich made it to the Quiz Bowl featuring the top two teams.  There, Lake Orion outscored the International Academy to take top honors. Potier was named All-State Personal Finance MVP.  The team now moves on to the National Championships in Kansas City next month. 

LO Schools and Baker College launch Early/Middle College Program, featuring free tuition!
Lake Orion High School students now have the opportunity to get a jump on college and earn an Associate's Degree from Baker College, free of charge, only one year out of high school. An informational meeting on the new Early/Middle College Program will take place in the high school auditorium on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE for more details!

Community forum on school district restructuring attracts many at library; administration presentation now available for viewing

Parents and community members filled the large conference room at Orion Township Public Library on April 25 for a community forum hosted by Lake Orion schools to discuss the district's restructuring activities.  CLICK HERE to access the presentation presented by Lake Orion administrators and Plante Moran CRESA.  The next School Board meeting is on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the district's administrative office.

2016 LOCS Excellence in Transportation Award Winners Named!

This year's “Excellence in Transportation” award winners representing Lake Orion Community Schools are Joseph Kann and Georganne Foster. The prestigious award is given to Oakland County School bus drivers. Both were nominated by their fellow workers for their exemplary service.  Joe has been a special needs driver for three years.  After 30 years working for GM, he enjoys the “relaxing” work of being a school bus driver. Joe has participated in four School Bus Driving Rodeos, one of which was a special needs event.  Georgeanne began her career with LOCS 20 years ago as a bus driver, transferring later to a custodial position. After 16 years as a custodian Georgeann returned to bus driving. Both Joe and Georgeann are model employees and the district is proud to have them driving for Lake Orion’s transportation department.


Read the LO Board of Education meeting summary from April 13, 2016

Lake Orion's Board of Education met on Wednesday, April 13, to continue discussing the district's restructuring and a potential sinking fund millage.  CLICK HERE for a summary.

Visit for the lastest Lake Orion athletics highlights

Lake Orion's spring sports season is now underway.  Check out team highlights at, the district's new website dedicated to Lake Orion athletics.  Game summaries, photos, news coverage and more can be found on the site.  A number of team coaches and parent managers are contributing to each week.  Let's go LO! 

11th Annual Lake Orion Education Foundation Golf Outing, June 28, 2016, at Devil's Ridge

Supporters of Lake Orion Community Schools are invited to play in this year's LOEF golf outing at Devil's Ridge Golf Club in Oxford, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The scramble features on-course contests, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. In addition to golf, participants receive a box lunch, dinner and beverage tickets. Join us for a fun day on the course that supports our school district teachers and the many great things that they do in the classroom each day! CLICK HERE to download the event registration brochure.


Lake Orion's 2016-17 Schools-of-Choice application period now open!

Families who live out-of-district and want to send their students to one of Oakland County's premier school districts can apply now for the 2016-17 school year. There are a limited number of openings in grades K through 8 in select Lake Orion schools.  The applications period runs from April 11 through May 10, 2016.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Summary of March 23 LO Board of Education meeting is now available

A summary of the Board of Education meeting held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, prepared by Superintendent Marion Ginopolis, is now available. CLICK HERE to read it.  Additional background information can be found under the School Board tab at the top of this website homepage, or by clicking on the buttons to the right.  The next meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7 p.m. at the school district's administrative offices located at 315 N. Lapeer Street.


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