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InfoSnap Registration for Current Students

Current Lake Orion high school and middle school students now complete registration online, via the district’s new InfoSnap system.  It is designed to make the process more efficient for families and allows critical information to be updated from home or work.  To register via InfoSnap, click on the logo above.  Additional information on the registration process also can be found by clicking  on the appropriate link below. 


Lake Orion High School Walk-Through Information

Learning Options Walk-Through Information

Oakview Middle School Walk-Through Information

Scripps Middle School Walk-Through Information

Waldon Middle School Walk-Through 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.


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 HEREhttp://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20140813/state-report-cards-show-wide-gaps-in-performance

 


August 2014 Open-Swim Schedule at LOHS Natatorium

CLICK HERE for the August 2014 open-swim schedule at the LOHS Natatorium.  Please note, the pool will be closed August 4-8 for cleaning.


Oakland Schools Looking for Families to Host Foreign Exchange Students

With the 2014-15 school year a little more than a month away, Oakland Schools is sending out an invitation to families throughout the county to host foreign exchange students.  About half of the students for the upcoming year have been placed at area high schools, including Lake Orion.  Oakland Schools provides a stipend, orientation, training, support and more to host families.  Read more about the exchange student program by clicking HERE


2013-14 MME Student Proficiency Scores are Released and Lake Orion Shines!
The State of Michigan released the results of the 2013-14 Michigan Merit Exam and ACT taken by 11th graders. Lake Orion High School did very well. Our students scored significantly higher in all subject areas compared to other students in Oakland County and Michigan overall. There is room for improvement, however, and the district and our educators will continue to work hard with students to reach higher proficiency levels in the future.

MME Student Proficiency

Mathematics: LOHS 46%, Oakland County 37.7%, State 28.8%

Reading: LOHS 78%, Oakland County 63.3%, State 58.7%

Science: LOHS 46%, Oakland County 35.2%, State 28.4%

Social Studies: LOHS 70%, Oakland County 50.5%, State 43.9%

Writing: LOHS 73%, Oakland County 57.8%, State 50.8%

ACT Composite Scores

LOHS 22.5, Oakland County 20.8, State 19.8

For more information, visit:


http://www.mi.gov/mme or http://www.mischooldata.org/

2014-15 LO Athletic Enrollment/ Physical Forms Now Available

Attention Lake Orion student-athletes and families: the 2014-15 athletic enrollment/ physical forms are now available.  CLICK HERE


LOHS Hosting Detroit Symphony Orchestra in October
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced Lake Orion High School had been chosen to host a free performance of the DSO on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The selection process had many steps, including an online vote. With the help of all those who voted, LOHS were selected above the other three Oakland County finalist venues.  Band director Mike Steele said this is a great opportunity not only for students but, as a community performance, he hopes many people will take the opportunity to attend the concert with family and friends.

Summer Fun! Moose Tree Nature Preserve is Open

Lake Orion's Moose Tree Nature Preserve is open year-round to visitors throughout the region.  A number of special camps and programs are being offered this summer and the facility is available for rental to host parties, meetings and other gatherings.  See our new promotional piece on Moose Tree by CLICKING HERE.


Dragon Pride: A Special Year-End Message from Superintendent Ginopolis

Superintendent Marion Ginopolis is wrapping up the 2013-14 school year with a special message.  Please click image to the left or "Read More" below to see it!


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Hot Off the Press: Spring 2014 Dragon News

The Spring 2014 edition of Dragon News is here, and it has a brand new look!  It is still packed full of information about our teachers, students and what makes this school district special.  Check it out online by clicking here.


Lake Orion High School Launches Exciting, New Pre-Engineering Program
At the May 28 School Board meeting, Lake Orion High School's principal provided an exciting overview of the new pre-engineering program being launched this fall. Also in attendan...ce and speaking were representatives from Oakland Schools and engineer mentors from the school's robotics team. More than 300 Lake Orion students have already shown interest in the multi-year program, which promises to address current engineering trends and needs.

The pre-engineering program will be a key component to the engineering/manufacturing/industrial technology career pathway for students, with an emphasis on design, theory and advanced engineering principles. It also will include significant hands-on work in robotics and fabrication. Principal Hawley said it will meet all state standards for such pre-engineering programs, including two tracks to support the needs of students who want to attend a two-year community college or trade school to become technicians or those who want to prepare for studying in traditional, four-year university programs. Advanced math and science courses also are being built into the program's curriculum. Existing LOHS classroom and lab facilities will be used.

This summer, the high school will be establishing a formal advisory group for the program, plus finalizing partnerships with local colleges and/or universities for guidance and dual-enrollment opportunities for our students.

Lake Orion Schools' Early Literacy Intervention Program Takes Top County Honors

Lake Orion Community Schools was once again the big winner in The Oakland Press/Oakland Schools Excellence in Education Awards Recognition Program, where the county’s top educational programs are honored.  Our district had three programs among the eight 2014 finalists and our Early Literacy Intervention Program took first place, while the Blanche Sims Elementary Kindergarten Kickoff came in third.  Lake Orion’s Learning Options High School also was among the finalists.  Congratulations are in order for Julie Stucky, director of special education and the reading intervention team, Jennifer Goethals, principal and the Blanche Sims staff, and Drew Towlerton and the Learning Options team.  This was the second consecutive year that a Lake Orion schools program captured the top honor - Webber Elementary School’s Academic Booster Council won in 2013.  




 

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