Latest News & Information

Voters to Decide Renewal of Non-Homestead Operating Tax Levy

This November 4, voters within the Lake Orion Community Schools district will be asked to renew our non-homestead operating tax levy.  Primary residences do not pay this tax.  Also, this is not a new tax - the millage has been in place since Proposal A was passed in 1994, with the last renewal in 2005,  The district is requesting another ten-year renewal.  To learn more CLICK HERE.

Lady Dragon Spikers Stuff Wildcats

Lake Orion's varsity volleyball team opened its OAA Red league schedule with a convincing victory over the Oxford Wildcats last night, 25-21, 25-15, 25-17. The team is ranked ninth in the state, with a 22-3-2 record (1-0 OAA Red). Read more on the Lady Dragons' conquest over their rivals from the north in The Oakland Press:

Lake Orion Dominates Groves in Soccer Action

The Dragon boys' varsity soccer team continued its successful season with a  3-1 home victory over Birmingham Groves on Thursday, running its record to 9-2.  Richard Doll, Riley Mcilvribe and Sheldon Drake scored for Lake Orion.  The team's next game is on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Royal Oak.  Game time is 7 p.m.


Lake Orion Girls' Golf Team Takes First-Ever County Title
The Lady Dragons continued to tear up state golf courses this fall, capturing the coveted Oakland County Championship for the first time in school history. Ranked No. 1 in the state's top division, Lake Orion beat ten of the top-ranked teams in Michigan. Placing for the Lady Dragons were Lauren Danielson 76 (4th overall), Moyea Russel 79 (top ten), Tori Basso 82 (top ten). Earlier in the week, Lake Orion beat Avondale and Rochester on the links, raising their season record to 7-1. Great job girls!  Read more on the county championship by clicking here,

K-3 Standards Based Grading

Lake Orion Community Schools has implemented standards based grading for grades K-3.  Each elementary building has informational meetings scheduled to explain standards based grading.  In addition, the following resources have been created for parent reference.  Please feel free to contact your building principal with any questions. 


K-3 Standards Based Grading Letter
Frequently Asked Questions
Video Explaining Standards Based Grading
Kindergarten Report Card
1st Grade Report Card
2nd Grade Report Card
3rd Grade Report Card

Welcome Back LOCS Teachers and Staff: All Important Pieces of the Puzzle!

Superintendent Ginopolis welcomed back the district's teachers and staff on Aug. 27, comparing them to a puzzle in which everyone had an important role to fill and all the pieces must fit together for students to learn, succeed and fulfill their potential.  At the end of her remarks she played a video highlighting some of the various roles people fill throughout the school district.  Watch it HERE!

LOHS Staff Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

For teachers and staff at Lake Orion High School, there was no better way to prep for the upcoming school year than to support a great cause and cool off some on Thursday afternoon.  To see how, check out LO-AM's coverage at

New School Year Edition of Dragon News!

There's plenty of news to share about Lake Orion Community Schools in the latest edition of Dragon News, just in time for the start of school for all students and families in the district.  To read it, CLICK HERE .

Lake Orion Teacher Selected as State Finalist for Presidential Award

Francie Robertson, a fourth grade teacher at Pine Tree Elementary, has been selected as a Michigan state-level finalist in mathematics by the selection committee for this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program. She is one of two mathematics teachers selected to represent our state’s best at the national competition. The state selection team said they were very impressed with her commitment to excellence in teaching and her compassion for students.  

As a state-level finalist Francie is automatically a candidate for the state Presidential Award which will be determined by judging at the national level. A national committee reporting to the National Science Foundation will name the teacher selected for the Presidential Awards from Michigan’s finalist(s).  The teacher selected as the state Presidential Awardee will be notified officially by the White House in the spring of 2015. Each state Presidential Awardee will receive $10,000 and an all-expense-paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., where Presidential Awardees will be honored in a variety of recognition events.


Lake Orion Schools Score Well on State Report Cards

The state issued its annual rankings for all of Michigan's public schools yesterday. Overall, Lake Orion Community Schools scored well against other Oakland County districts. To read more, CLICK HERE





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