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LOHS Michigan Merit Exam and State Testing on April 11-13, 2017 LOHS Testing Week April 11-13

Students at LOHS will be taking the Michigan Merit Exam and other State Tests on April 11-13, 2017.  CLICK HERE for additional parent information.  CLICK HERE  for a detailed schedule for the testing days and other important information.


Scripps and Oakview Middle School robotics teams set to compete at Super-Regional in Iowa this weekend! Middle School robotics teams prepare for Super-Regional

Students from Lake Orion’s Scripps and Oakview Middle Schools will be participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional robotics tournament this weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The teams qualified for the Super-Regional event after several months of community robotics meets. Scripps and Oakview will be competing against some 70 teams from 14 states in Iowa - all playing for a spot in the World Championship in St. Louis later this year. Working with their mentors, students designed and built a robot that uses cellphone technology, as well as metal gears, motors, sensors and game controllers. The robots will compete in the Velocity Vortex, an action-packed game that pits machines against one another in a test of precision and speed.


Lake Orion successfully hosts Student Council State Conference in Grand Rapids!

Lake Orion's student leadership class set the bar to a new high as host of this year’s Michigan Association of Student Councils State Conference in Grand Rapids earlier this month.  Our students arranged for Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio to be a keynote speaker at the event, which included 2,000-plus high school leadership students from more than 100 schools across the state. This was the first time Coach Dantonio had ever addressed such a large group of teenagers and his message to push through challenges and “win” every day fit perfectly with the crowd, made up of leaders in their schools and communities. He shared his own leadership experiences with the students, stressing the importance of setting goals and the importance of communication. Lake Orion’s leadership class planned the entire weekend event, from establishing the theme “Free to Lead” to selecting the speakers and organizing group exercises and small group presentations. Several LO students also were recognized individually, including Lindsey Hodge, Unsung Hero Award; Madison Stephens, Ryan Kolp, Emma Modock and Jessica Laconis, Award of Excellence; and JP Gurgel, Exceptional Service Project Nominee.

LOHS Leadership Workshop Class at State Conference


Pine Tree Elementary's Melissa Kempski named Michigan's PBS Digital Innovator for 2017

Melissa Kempski, Pine Tree Elementary’s Technology and Library Specialist, was selected as Michigan’s PBS Digital Innovator for 2017.  She is now part of a prestigious group of educators recognized for their “thoughtful integration of technology in the classroom”.  Melissa will work with other honorees from around the country and the Public Broadcast System over the next year to share ideas for creating change in America’s classrooms.  In June, she will be attending the 2017 PBS Digital Innovators Summit in San Antonio, Texas. 

Pine Tree Elementary's Melissa Kempski and students

 


New LOHS "Wall of Excellence" taking nominations for first class! LOHS Wall of Excellence

Lake Orion High School is now accepting nominations for its new "Wall of Excellence".  Its purpose is to recognize the academic and post-graduate achievements of the most outstanding Lake Orion High School Dragons, in order to celebrate these individuals’ success and to provide outstanding role models for the students at the high school. 

Alumni of Lake Orion High School who graduated in 2012 or earlier and have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their chosen occupational field are eligible for nomination. To nominate an individual for the Wall of Excellence, CLICK HERE.  Nominations are due June 1.


Scripps Middle School's Melissa Dalton named "World Language Teacher of the Year" for Central States Region Melissa Dalton receives award

Scripps Middle School teacher Melissa Dalton (pictured, on left) was named the “World Language Teacher of the Year for the Central States Region” earlier this month. She competed against teachers from Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.   In 2016, Dalton was named the Michigan World Language Association’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.   This is the first time a teacher from Michigan has received the coveted regional honor.  This fall, Dalton will be competing for the National Language Teacher of the Year Award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 


LO Schools-of-Choice application period approaching; open houses scheduled for March 21 LO Logo

Lake Orion Community Schools will be accepting applications for out-of-district students in kindergarten through eighth grades, as well as Learning Options High School, for the 2017-18 school year from April 10 through May 9, 2017.  Elementary and middle school open house events for Schools-of-Choice families are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 21, at Orion Oaks Elementary, 6 p.m., and Waldon Middle School, 7 p.m.  For more information, CLICK HERE.  


New Dragon spirit wear available on online community store, including special packages!

Looking to upgrade your Lake Orion Dragon gear this spring? Lake Orion Community Schools and Custom Threads have new spirit wear items for all ages available through the online community store, CLICK HERE. This includes a number of special promotional packages offered through Custom Threads, including Spring Break wearables and gear. Order now and they will be ready for vacation. Need another reason to buy Dragon gear? 10 percent of the dollar amount from each order online is given to the District as part of our relationship with Custom Threads. Go LO!

Spring Break PackageFamily T-Shirts PackageHis Her Outerwear PackageSweatshirt Package


Lake Orion Summer School Coming!

The District is excited to announce that Lake Orion Schools will be offering summer school for all levels (K-12). CLICK HERE for "save the date" information when summer school will run at each level.  More information will come after spring break with specific class/course information. 


"Helping Your Child Manage Change" Resources Happy Kids

In an effort to assist parents with the transition of their children to new schools next year, Lake Orion's elementary family school coordinators and middle school counselors held a district- wide presentation on February 22 at the high school called “Helping Your Child Manage Change”. CLICK HERE for a copy of the presentation given and other resource information that were distributed to persons in attendance.

 

Building and Site Sinking Fund Project Update LO Building and Site Sinking Fund Update

From roof replacements and paving/concrete repairs to heating and cooling updates and new flooring, plus other needed mechanical projects, work is underway throughout the Lake Orion School District being funded by the voter-approved Building and Site Sinking Fund.  For details, CLICK HERE.


LO School District announces its 2017 Teacher-of-the-Year Award recipients!

Lake Orion Community Schools today announced the recipients of its 2017 Teacher-of-the-Year Awards, representing the District's elementary, middle school and high school programs. Pictured: Nancy Secor, kindergarten teacher, Paint Creek Elementary School, with Principal Lauren Smith; Kelly Cerny, sixth grade social studies teacher, Scripps Middle School, with Principal Dan Haas; and Kevin Kopec, government teacher, Lake Orion High School, with Principal Steve Hawley. Congratulations!

LO 2017 Elementary TOY Nancy Secor, Paint Creek ElementaryLO 2017 Middle School TOY Kelly Cerny, Scripps Middle SchoolLO 2017 TOY Kevin Kopec, Lake Orion High School


District transition plan details available; parents encouraged to attend PTO meetings Lake Orion Community Schools
A number of events are being planned to support families with the transition activities occurring in our district over the next several months. CLICK HERE for details.  In addition, people are invited to attend PTO meetings to meet other parents at their new buildings and learn about their new schools.  CLICK HERE for a schedule of upcoming PTO meetings across the district.

Lake Orion school building start and dismissal times for 2017-18 released Lake Orion Community Schools

The start and dismissal times for Lake Orion's elementary schools, middle schools, high school and Learning Options program for 2017-18 have been released.  CLICK HERE for the full-day and half-day schedules for each building.  SACC (latchkey) will open to students at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. 

 


New Student Enrollment

LO Schools of Choice

District Restruturing Information

LOCS Sinking Fund Information
District Long Range Planning Study

Dragon Spiritwear

LOCS Welcome Piece 2017

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