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Dragon Fans - Homecoming 2015 is Here!

Homecoming Week 2015 will feature the glitz and glamour of “City Life”, picked as the theme for this year’s community celebration by students of Lake Orion High School. Homcoming will celebrate life in U.S. cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and our own Detroit, among others. Weather permitting, the festivities will celebrate some Lake Orion history, too!

The fun starts with the annual Homecoming Parade on Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Lake Orion and concludes with a dance on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the high school – with plenty of fun in between including student dress-up days and special lunch events.  The annual Homecoming football game is on Friday at 7 p.m. versus Bloomfield.  For the full schedule of Homecoming 2015 events, CLICK HERE.

Dragons Knock Off Wolves to End Clarkston's Volleyball Reign

Lake Orion's volleyball team beat Clarkston on Thursday night, ending the Wolves reign on top of the OAA Red after eight years.  The Dragons dispatched the Wolves 25-21, 25-17, 26-24 and raised their overall record this year to 39-2. Lake Orion can wrap up the league title next week with wins versus Oxford and Birmingham Seaholm.  For more on the impressive win, CLICK HERE.

Another Dragon Musician Named to the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

Lake Orion High School's Alexandra Geiger has been selected to the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  This will be the third consecutive year a Dragon will be part of this elite group of 125 talented musicians and color guard from around the country.  They will perform at halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, featuring many of the best high school football players in the country.  Congratulations Alexandra! 

Fall 2015 Edition of Dragon News is Here!

The Fall 2015 edition of Lake Orion’s district newsletter is here, complete with details on our new world languages class for sixth graders, MyStop bus locator mobile app, new principals and teachers, update on nonmedical immunization waiver forms, Homecoming 2015, academic support services for elementary students, pictures from the summer and more!  CLICK HERE to read.



Enjoy "LOHS by the Numbers"

Students and staff, joined by some special members of our community, gathered last spring with Principal Steve Hawley to bring the idea of telling the LOHS story through "numbers" to life.  CLICK HERE to watch a special video that illustrates what make our community high school unique.  Enjoy and share!

Public Comment Wanted on New MDE Science and Social Studies Standards

The Michigan Department of Education is seeking public comment on updated standards for K-12 science and social studies standards.  Information on the proposed standards and online public comment surveys can be accessed via the links below.

Science Standards and Survey: CLICK HERE

Social Studies Standards and Survey: CLICK HERE

LOHS Welcomes 2015-16 International Exchange Students to Community!

Lake Orion High School welcomed its 2015-16 international exchange students at a special luncheon this week.  Pictured, back row, left to right: Guillermo Alvarez, Spain; Jule Brink, Germany; counselor Michele Novak; Katharina Czerny, Germany; Fiona Kauke, Germany; Adrian Gonzalez Garcia, Spain; Panithan Sillapavivat, Thailand; Wilde Vassviu, Norway; and Karin Fridh, Sweden.  Front row, left to right: Principal Steve Hawley; Juan Pablo Sosa Castillo, Mexico; Assistant Superintendent Heidi Mercer; Mayu Tanaka, Japan; Lisa Roeder, Germany; Asuka Okubo, Japan; Javiera Gomez Hernandez, Mexico; Hanh Nguyen, Vietnam; Riku Kobayashi, Japan; Hans Tennoey, Norway; Malcom Eriksson, Sweden; and Superintendent Marion Ginopolis.

LOEF Destination: Dragon Dreams Scholarship Raffle Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the Lake Orion Education Foundation’s “Destination: Dragon Dreams” scholarship raffle are on sale now.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and the winner will receive a post K-12 scholarship for a designated recipient of up to $25,000, depending on how many tickets are sold.  A Cash Prize option also is available.  Each ticket costs $50.  A drawing will take place on Nov. 21, 2015, at the LOEF Dinner Dance at Indianwood Country Club.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

Road Commission Issues Notice on Joslyn Rd. Resurfacing Project

Lake Orion Community Schools has been notified by the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) that work has begun surfacing Joslyn Rd., from Clarkston Rd. to Indianwood Rd. in Orion Township. In order to complete the project in November, it is necessary to close Joslyn Rd. between Heights Rd. and Indianwood Rd. to through traffic beginning approximately Thursday, Sept. 17, until approximately Nov. 1.   Joslyn Rd. will remain open to traffic traveling to or from homes or businesses within the construction zone.  School buses picking up and dropping off students within the closure zone will also have access.  The detour for the closure is Clarkston Rd. to Baldwin Rd. to Indianwood Rd. back to Joslyn Rd. and vice versa. 

Sheriff's Office Provides School Zone Safety Reminder

With the 2015-16 school year now underway, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office is reminding motorists in Lake Orion and throughout the area to be especially careful when driving near school buses and school buildings, plus avoid texting while driving.  With 68 buses on the road each school day transporting students to and from 12 buildings around the district, drivers will surely come across them.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

New state rules in place for nonmedical waivers for immunizations

The State of Michigan has modified the rules that change how nonmedical waivers for immunizations will be processed for schools and childcare programs.  The new nonmedical waiver rule, which actually went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, applies to children enrolled in both public and private schools, including licensed childcare, preschool and Headstart programs.  It also applies to new kindergarten, seventh grade and any newly enrolled student in a district.  It does not take away one’s right to obtain a nonmedical waiver for a student for religious or philosophical objections, but it must be obtained from a county health department. 

Parents/guardians who want a nonmedical waiver for their student must contact the Oakland County Health Department for an appointment to speak with a health educator.  During the visit, there will be a discussion about the benefits of immunizations with the health department staff.  If, at the end of the visit, one still requests a nonmedical waiver for a student, the health department will issue a current, certified (stamped and signed) waiver form from the State of Michigan.  If a student has a legitimate medical reason for not receiving a vaccine, a physician must sign a State of Michigan Medical Contraindication form, available at one’s doctor’s office.  A child without a current, up-to-date immunization record, certified nonmedical waiver form or a physician-signed medical waiver form will be excluded from school or childcare on October 13, 2015.  For more information, visit



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