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Next LO School Board Coffee Hour - Friday, March 27

Do you have a question or concern about Lake Orion Schools, or a compliment you would like to share? School Board members meet with the public the last Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon. We invite you to attend the next gathering on Friday, March 27, at Starbucks located at 590 S. Lapeer Road.

2015-16 School Calendars Now Available

Next year's school calendars for Carpenter and Lake Orion's other elementary schools, as well as the district's middle schools and high school are now available through the Quick Link on the left, or by CLICKING HERE.

LOHS Teacher Joshua Hosler Receives National Award for Inspirational Teaching

Lake Orion 10th grade creative writing, British literature and English teacher Joshua Hosler is one of only 13 educators nationwide to win the 2015 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. He was nominated by a former English student at Lake Orion and attributed his success to teachers he had growing up who encouraged and believed in him. CLICK HERE to read the story in The Oakland Press.

Talented LOHS Art Students Put on Quite a Show!

Lake Orion's talented art students held their annual art show and live auction in March and, as usual, a number of inspiring pieces were on display. The art of several students, including Logan Schomburg, Tara Kursinsky, Jenna Wessel, Claire Little and Eliana Ritt, will be showcased at the upcoming Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Lake Orion students took five of the 100 artist spots available. In addition, Schomburg and Kursinsky will have there work included in the Governor's Traveling Show featuring pieces from the top 18 student artists across the state. Wessel received a National Scholastic Medal for her portfolio of art and Jon Monat also received one for his work.  To see the students' work, visit the school district's Facebook page.

Carpenter Fifth Graders Go Green!

Mrs. Okonowski’s fifth grade students at Carpenter Elementary enjoyed a new “green” invention this winter called the Green Glove Dryer. It is a device that sits on the classroom’s heating vent and dries wet, soggy gloves after playing in the snow. At the end of the day, students went home with gloves that are dry and toasty warm. The best part is the dryer uses air already circulating from the vents. The inventor and developer of the Green Glove Dryer visited the students to talk about her idea and how she developed it into a product for consumers.

Take the District's Transportation Survey

Every school day, the Lake Orion Community School district transports more than 4,000 students to and from school and extra-curricular activities. Our 68 buses travel approximately 800,000 miles annually. Our goal is to provide safe, efficient and on-time transportation services. Our drivers care for the safety and well-being of every child they transport.  Transportation Director Jamie Stottlemyer is asking parents to take a few moments to complete a survey on the department at the link below.  Its purpose is to determine the level of satisfaction with the services we provide. This will help us make continuous improvements to meet the expectations of our community.  To access the survey, CLICK HERE.


Dragon Swimmer Devon Nowicki Sets State Record, Wins Two State Titles

On Saturday, Lake Orion senior swimmer Devon Nowicki set a new state record for the 100 breaststroke at the D1 Swimming Finals, plus a second state championship in the 100 butterfly. The Oakland University-bound Dragon was named co-swimmer of the year!

FOX 2 News Highlights "Girls on the Run" at LO Elementary

Webber Elementary School's "Girls on the Run" program was recently showcased on FOX 2 news.  It is designed to not only help students prepare for running a 5K race, but also build self-esteem and comradeship.  Check on the story by clicking here:

Registration Open for 2015 Great Start Parent Conference and Resource Fair

Discovering Your Parenting Village is the theme for this year's FREE Great Start Parent Conference and Resource Fair at Lake Orion's Community Education Resource Center on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joining the school district in sponsoring the event are the Great Start Collaborative Oakland and Oakland Schools.  A variety of parenting and community resource exhibits and vendors will be on-hand. In addition, a number of workshop sessions are scheduled, targeting Oakland County parents of young children up to eight years-old. Free child care is available on a limited basis. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  For more informatikon or to register for the conference, CLICK HERE.

LO Schools Art Teacher Honored by Orion Art Center

Jerry Brazeau, the talented art teacher at Scripps Middle School, has been named Artist of the Year by the Orion Art Center. He will be recognized at the art center's Dragon Fever Disco Ball on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Addison Oaks. For more information on the fundraising event visit, or call 248-693-4986.

LO Middle Schoolers Named to All-State Band

Several Lake Orion eighth graders were named to Michigan’s Middle School All-State Band earlier this year.  Pictured with their instruments, left to right, Cole H., Scripps, honorable mention; Gabriella T., Scripps, selected member; Lindsey S., Scripps, honorable mention; Jaclyn H., Oakview, selected member; Emily P., Waldon, honorable mention; Navreet S., Scripps, selected member; and Emma F., Scripps, honorable mention.  In addition, Waldon seventh grader David K. also received an honorable mention.

School District Names Teachers-of-the-Year!


Lake Orion Community Schools announces the Teacher-of-the-Year honorees for 2015 - one from each level: elementary, middle school and high school.  The winners - Teresa West (top), Orion Oaks Elementary, with Principal Ken Nuss; Matt Moede (middle), Scripps Middle School, with Principal Dan Haas; and Julia Dalrymple (bottom), Lake Orion High School, with Principal Steve Hawley. Congratulations to these outstanding educators and role models, who now move on to represent Lake Orion at the county level. Go Dragons!

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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