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Trivia Night Raises More Than $20,000 for Blessings in a Backpack - Lake Orion
The Knights of Columbus Hall was packed for last week's Trivia Night benefiting Blessings in a Backpack - Lake Orion, the local non-profit organization that provides food to district students of all ages who may otherwise go hungry on the weekends. More than $20,000 was raised for the organization, enough to feed 200 students for a year, making the night a huge success!  Approximately 1,500 Lake Orion students receives free or reduced-price lunches every school day. Persons interested in making additional tax-deductible donations can send checks payable to Blessings in a Backpack Lake Orion, P.O. Box 321, Lake Orion, MI 48361.

Young Learners Wanted! Dates for LO Kindergarten Info Nights and Registration Day

A whole new world of learning, exploration and fun lies before the youngest students ready to attend Lake Orion Community Schools.  We are pleased to offer both full-day traditional and developmental kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.  Both in-district and out-of-district students and their families are welcome to join our exciting, award-winning educational community.  To learn more about upcoming kindergarten information nights at our elementary schools and registration day for resident students, CLICK HERE.


Stadium Drive's Youngest Performers on Stage!

Stadium Drive Elementary School’s kindergarten classes performed musical versions of their favorite nursery rhymes before their classmates and families earlier this month.  Check it out, CLICK HERE.


LO Middle School Principal Receives National Honor

Oakview Middle School Principal John Bernia has been honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) with a 2015 Digital Principal Award.  He is one of three principals across the country to have been recognized by NASSP for his leadership in integrating digital media to improve instruction and student achievement.  John was nominated by his colleagues who said he is committed to fostering an environment where technology use by educators and students is encouraged. 


Young Lady Dragon Bowlers Take County Title!

The Lake Orion Varsity Girls Bowling team defeated 26 other county schools to capture the 2015 Oakland County Bowling Championship at Thunderbird Lanes, in Troy, earlier this month.  A young team, the Lady Dragons were not among those favored to win the tourney.  But, behind Junior Tryna Gladstone’s 235 game, Lake Orion beat runner-up Lakeland by 50 pins.  Sophomores Hannah Mix and Alexis Babicz’s rolled 3 game totals of 547 and 529, respectively, to further help the Dragons’ title run. Lake Orion has now won two of the past four county bowling championships. 


January is School Board Recognition Month!

Lake Orion Schools Superintendent Marion Ginopolis recognizes the hard work and dedication of the district's Board of Education in her latest blog post.   To read it click on the following link:  http://lakeorionschools.blogspot.com/ 


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. 

Resources:

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


Winter is Here! Weather-Related School Closings

Winter’s icy breath is here.  Nobody wishes a repeat of last winter, but Superintendent Ginopolis and her team recognize there will probably be at least a few days of missed school due to inclement weather.  The district also knows the decision to open or close the district in such situations has a big impact on families.  Our top priority when making such choices is the safety of our students and staff.  A number of factors are considered when making the decision to close our schools due to the weather conditions.  Click Here


Winter 2015 Edition of Dragon News Now Available!

A parent workshop, bond refinancing, winter weather, a baby sturgeon, free software, math night, national band and choir honors, a special holiday party, sports plus plenty of pictures and more in the Winter 2015 issue of Dragon News, available by clicking HERE.

 


 



 

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