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LOEF Destination: Dragon Dreams Scholarship Raffle Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the Lake Orion Education Foundation’s “Destination: Dragon Dreams” scholarship raffle are on sale now.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and the winner will receive a post K-12 scholarship for a designated recipient of up to $25,000, depending on how many tickets are sold.  A Cash Prize option also is available.  Each ticket costs $50.  A drawing will take place on Nov. 21, 2015, at the LOEF Dinner Dance at Indianwood Country Club.  For more information, CLICK HERE.


First Look for Freshmen - Primer on Lake Orion High School Now Available

Families with incoming freshmen or eighth graders who have questions about Lake Orion High School are encouraged to read the new "First Look for Freshmen" informational piece now available online via the link below and in a printed version at all middle schools and the high school.  Copies also will be available at the upcoming freshmen picture/schedule day next week.  It includes valuable information on the school's career pathways curriculum, graduation requirements and various programs and services available to students at one of the state's most dynamic educational facilities.  CLICK HERE.


Important information on the new My Stop school bus app

The Lake Orion school district is very happy to provide the MyStop school bus locator phone application to the community. Many people have been trying to log in already, but receive the message, “The username/password entered is invalid.” The MyStop system is tied to our active transportation database. Currently, this database is set up for the Carpenter year-round school to handle summer transportation. The new database, for the upcoming school year, will be loaded at the end of this week at which time the application will work for all families.

In addition, the district wants MyStop users to understand that the system only works while their student’s bus is traveling on the bus route to and from school. When the bus is off the route, after hours, on weekends, etc. the map will not display a bus or bus route and the system will show, “No active routes found” at the bottom of the screen. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our services to our district families.


New state rules in place for nonmedical waivers for immunizations

The State of Michigan has modified the rules that change how nonmedical waivers for immunizations will be processed for schools and childcare programs.  The new nonmedical waiver rule, which actually went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, applies to children enrolled in both public and private schools, including licensed childcare, preschool and Headstart programs.  It also applies to new kindergarten, seventh grade and any newly enrolled student in a district.  It does not take away one’s right to obtain a nonmedical waiver for a student for religious or philosophical objections, but it must be obtained from a county health department. 

Parents/guardians who want a nonmedical waiver for their student must contact the Oakland County Health Department for an appointment to speak with a health educator.  During the visit, there will be a discussion about the benefits of immunizations with the health department staff.  If, at the end of the visit, one still requests a nonmedical waiver for a student, the health department will issue a current, certified (stamped and signed) waiver form from the State of Michigan.  If a student has a legitimate medical reason for not receiving a vaccine, a physician must sign a State of Michigan Medical Contraindication form, available at one’s doctor’s office.  A child without a current, up-to-date immunization record, certified nonmedical waiver form or a physician-signed medical waiver form will be excluded from school or childcare on October 13, 2015.  For more information, visit www.oakgov.com/health.


Lady Dragon Golfer Cards First Hole-in-One! LO ranked No. 2

Congratulations to Lake Orion senior golfer Lauren Danielson, who carded her first hole-in-one while playing for the Dragons in a varsity match vs Troy in August!  After scoring a birdie on the first hole, Lauren recorded her ace on the par 3, 120-yard second hole at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Oakland Township.  Lauren’s drive never touched the putting surface, but instead landed directly in the cup.  Danielson is also an ace in the classroom.  She currently carries a 3.9854 GPA, while enrolled in AP level courses. 

Meanwhile the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association released its first state rankings of the season and Lake Orion is ranked No. 2 in the polls.  That is a familiar spot for our Lady Dragons, who finished the 2014 season as the MHSAA Division 1 state runner-up.   This year’s team goal is to improve upon that finish.


Registration for Returning Students

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2015 LO Football Scholarship T-Shirts On Sale

Custom Threads is once again selling specially designed LO Dragon football "Game Day - Work to Win" t-shirts ($10 and $12) to fund its scholarship program for senior football players. A variety of sizes are available. The shirts are available at the store on Lapeer Road or at Lake Orion High School. Each year, Custom Threads awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving LO senior player.


School District Welcomes New Building Leaders

 

New leaders are in place at a number of Lake Orion school buildings this fall.  Long-time Webber Elementary School Principal Sarah Manzo (center) has moved to Oakview Middle School, replacing Principal John Bernia, who left the district this summer.  Replacing Sarah as Principal at Webber is Jamie Wagner (right), who is new to the district.  Jamie previously held the dual roles as Principal at Perry Elementary School and the Shaftsburg Early Childhood Center in Perry, Mich., for the past two years.

The school district also appointed Kristin Sliwinski (left) as Supervisor of Learning Options High School.  She replaces Drew Towlerton, who accepted the position as Principal at Pine Tree Elementary last spring.  Kristin worked with Towlerton last school year as an Administrative Intern for Learning Options.  She previously worked at Lake Orion High School for seven years as a special education teacher. 

 


Superintendent's Blog: New school year brings changes and challenges

CLICK HERE to read Superintendent Ginopolis' latest blog entry, which focuses on new programs being introduced to the district this fall, as well as significant challenges that are being evaluated by the school district's long-range planning committee.


2015 Dragon yearbook receives National Scholastic Press Association's highest award

Major kudos are in order for Dragon yearbook adviser Stephanie Orth and her talented student journalists.  The high school’s 2015 yearbook, Dragon Fever, recently received the All-American Award from the National Scholastic Press Association.  The book was judged against yearbooks from throughout the United States and received the highest rating in the country.  Dragon Fever scored 4,530 out of a possible 5,000 points in a variety of judging categories, earning five Marks of Distinction.  


LO Robotics Team 302 Captures Summer Title!

Lake Orion High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 302 took first place in the MARC FIRST Robotics Competition earlier this summer at Monroe High School.  The Dragons formed an alliance with Team 3641 – The Flying Toasters from South Lyon, working together to dispatch a number of top team contenders from around the state.  Team 302 also was awarded the prestigious “Gracious Professionalism” award for the second straight year, loaning drive station controls and mentoring the rookie team from Detroit Denby High School.


LO Bus Driver Competes in International Competition

Lake Orion bus driver Mike Gatlin recently competed in the 45th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Minneapolis.  The competition features the best school bus drivers from the United States and Canada.   He was one of only three drivers in the state to qualify for the event.  Mike competed earlier this summer in the State of Michigan School Bus Driving Championship.  This is the first time a Lake Orion bus driver has competed in the International Safety Competition.


Looking for a Good Summer Read? Open Up the Latest Issue of Dragon News!

Scenes from this year’s high school graduation, the formation of a long-range planning committee, new standards-based grading, student media success, spring sports highlights, a new district principal and administrator, spring play highlights and more can be found in the Summer 2015 edition of Dragon News!  CLICK HERE


Swimmers Wanted! LOHS Summer Open Pool Hours

The Lake Orion High School pool is open this summer to the public during open swim hours.  Persons of all ages are welcome to enjoy the pool and its amenities. Lifeguards are on duty.  For a schedule of open swim days and times, CLICK HERE.




 

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