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.

Another LO Senior Named to U.S. Army All-American Marching Band!

Lake Orion senior Phoebe Holmes has been selected as a member of the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  Army representatives visited Lake Orion High School to officially recognize her achievement in front of her family, friends, band director Mike Steele and fellow students in the auditorium.  Holmes was picked from among thousands of students around the country who auditioned during their junior year to be a member of this very exclusive, 125-member ensemble.  This was the second consecutive year a Lake Orion senior was selected.  The Band will perform at the 2015 All-American Bowl football game in San Antonio, Texas, on January 3, at 1 p.m.  It features some of the top high school senior football players in the country.  Holmes plays the piccolo and will perform before, during halftime and after the game, which is on NBC.  The Band’s performances will be available for viewing via an online stream that day.  Congratulations Phoebe!

Senior Girls Win 2014 Homecoming Powder Puff Game

It was intense but sportsmanship prevailed as the Lake Orion senior girls beat the junior class, 24-7, in the 2014 Homecoming Powder Puff football game.  The seniors' stingy defense led the way, not giving up a point in the second half.  Nearly 200 girls participated in the annual event, with plenty of fans on hand to cheer both teams on.  For more pictures, visit  the school district's FaceBook page! 

LO Marching Band Wins First Competition of Season

Lake Orion’s marching band traveled to Novi over the weekend for its first competition of the year.  Bad weather forced the bands to perform in the gym at the high school.  Every judge placed the Dragons first, with the marching band taking both the “Best Music” award and first place overall.  All of the judges commented how well Lake Orion’s band performed given the circumstances, as well as said how intrigued they were with the storyline of the show.    On Sunday, the Dragons performed in the school’s Homecoming Parade, thankfully finishing slightly before the rains came back.  The marching band's next performance will be at this Friday's Homecoming football game and then on October 4 they travel south for the Bands of America Toledo Regional at the Glass Bowl.  The Dragons have been finalists at BOA regionals for the past eight consecutive years, a streak they hope will continue.

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

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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