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Spirit of the Holidays: Carpenter and Webber Families Gather 8,500 Food Items for Local Pantries
Recognizing there are people in our communities less fortunate, students and staff at Carpenter and Webber Elementary Schools conducted canned food drives at their schools this month to support the food pantries at Remnant Project Ministries (Community of Christ Church in Lake Orion) and Oxford/Orion FISH, respectively. Combined, the two schools gathered more than 8,500 items for the food pantries, to be distributed to families in need this holiday season. Both of the food pantries accept food and monetary donations throughout the year.

Winter is Here! Time to Talk Weather-Related School Closings

Winter’s icy breath has come early this year.  At least we are not alone, for most of the country is unseasonably cold right now.  Thank you Mother Nature!  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

LO Schools Earns "District of Distinction" Honors for Reading Intervention Program
Lake Orion Community Schools was named a "District of Distinction" in the latest issue of District Administration magazine for its Kindergarten Reading Earl...y Intervention Program launched two years ago. It pairs full-time reading interventionists with teachers in Lake Orion's 24 kindergarten classrooms to boost early literacy of the district's youngest students. Earlier this year, the reading program was honored by The Oakland Press/Oakland Schools and Michigan School Board Association. Congratulations to Julie Gutman, Jillian Knapp, and Tammy Oberle for their outstanding work. Click here to read more:

Lady Dragon Athletes Sign Scholarship Letters
Girls reigned at the college athletic scholarship signing ceremony at Lake Orion High School earlier this month. Five Dragon athletes signed national letters of intent to play sports at the next level. They included Lydia Matter, swimming, Saginaw Valley State University; Bethany Abramczyk, swimming, Oakland University; Danielle Kudla, swimming, Wayne State University; Rachel Dolland, softball, University of Michigan - Dearborn; and Katie Raker, lacrosse, Asbury College, Kentucky. Congratulations ladies!

LOEF's Evening for Education Sets New Attendance Mark

A record 155 people showed their support for Lake Orion Community Schools by attending the ninth annual Evening for Education, hosted by the Lake Orion Education Foundation (LOEF).  The event was held on November 1 at Indianwood Country Club.  The Foundation raises funds for grants given to Lake Orion educators to enhance educational opportunities for district students.  This year’s event featured dinner, musical entertainment, a silent auction, gaming tables, dancing and more.  For more information on LOEF programs, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit

Lake Orion’s Julia Dalrymple Named Marketing Teacher of the Year

The Michigan Marketing Educators Association recently recognized Lake Orion marketing instructor Julia Dalrymple as this year’s Dr. Louis R. Graziano Outstanding Marketing Educator Award winner.  This award annually recognizes an educator who manages an outstanding marketing education program.  Award recipients have made significant contributions toward quality programs which improve and promote marketing education in their communities and through professional association activities and leadership. In addition to chairing the school’s business and marketing department, Ms. Dalrymple teaches several marketing classes and advises Lake Orion’s state-recognized DECA Program.

Dragon Marching Band Takes Fourth Place in State Finals at Ford Field

Lake Orion's marching band and flag corps traveled to Ford Field in Detroit on November 1 to compete in the state finals. The Dragons finished fourth in the top division, with a score of 92.625 - less than one-half of a point out of second place. Congratulations to all of the band members for their hard work and dedication.  Next up for the Dragon marching band is a trip to the Bands of America Grand National Championship in Indianapolis on November 14.  Check out the sights from Ford Field by clicking on this link: 

LO Cross Country Runners Compete at State Finals

Lake Orion High School's boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Michigan International Speedway in Milan on November 1 to compete in the 2014 state finals. The boys finished in 19th place (Division 1), with Andrew Lorant taking eighth place overall. The girls finished in 22nd place (Division 1). Congratulations Dragons!

Lake Orion Students Now Have Access to Free Microsoft Office Software for Home Computers
The Lake Orion Community Schools district is now participating in the Office 365 Student Advantage Program. This gives our students in grades 3 through 12 free access to the full version of the latest Microsoft Office suite of programs, installed directly from the Office 365 web portal on up to five Windows or Mac computers. Middle school and high school students have an Office 365 log-in to gain immediate access; elementary students will receive their Office 365 account information from their school, so parents can help them download the free software. Please note elementary students will not have access to Office 365 email. Click here for more information,




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