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School Bus Transportation Info in Mail

Attention parents! Bus route letters for eligible students and information about the new My Stop bus locator mobile app are being mailed out today. You should receive the information early next week.

Registration for Returning Students

Click the image below to complete registration information for your returning student:

2015 LO Football Scholarship T-Shirts On Sale

Custom Threads is once again selling specially designed LO Dragon football "Game Day - Work to Win" t-shirts ($10 and $12) to fund its scholarship program for senior football players. A variety of sizes are available. The shirts are available at the store on Lapeer Road or at Lake Orion High School. Each year, Custom Threads awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving LO senior player.

School District Welcomes New Building Leaders


New leaders are in place at a number of Lake Orion school buildings this fall.  Long-time Webber Elementary School Principal Sarah Manzo (center) has moved to Oakview Middle School, replacing Principal John Bernia, who left the district this summer.  Replacing Sarah as Principal at Webber is Jamie Wagner (right), who is new to the district.  Jamie previously held the dual roles as Principal at Perry Elementary School and the Shaftsburg Early Childhood Center in Perry, Mich., for the past two years.

The school district also appointed Kristin Sliwinski (left) as Supervisor of Learning Options High School.  She replaces Drew Towlerton, who accepted the position as Principal at Pine Tree Elementary last spring.  Kristin worked with Towlerton last school year as an Administrative Intern for Learning Options.  She previously worked at Lake Orion High School for seven years as a special education teacher. 


Superintendent's Blog: New school year brings changes and challenges

CLICK HERE to read Superintendent Ginopolis' latest blog entry, which focuses on new programs being introduced to the district this fall, as well as significant challenges that are being evaluated by the school district's long-range planning committee.

First Look for Freshmen - Primer on Lake Orion High School Now Available

Families with incoming freshmen or eighth graders who have questions about Lake Orion High School are encouraged to read the new "First Look for Freshmen" informational piece now available online via the link below and in a printed version at all middle schools and the high school.  Copies also will be available at the upcoming freshmen picture/schedule day next week.  It includes valuable information on the school's career pathways curriculum, graduation requirements and various programs and services available to students at one of the state's most dynamic educational facilities.  CLICK HERE.

2015 Dragon yearbook receives National Scholastic Press Association's highest award

Major kudos are in order for Dragon yearbook adviser Stephanie Orth and her talented student journalists.  The high school’s 2015 yearbook, Dragon Fever, recently received the All-American Award from the National Scholastic Press Association.  The book was judged against yearbooks from throughout the United States and received the highest rating in the country.  Dragon Fever scored 4,530 out of a possible 5,000 points in a variety of judging categories, earning five Marks of Distinction.  

LO Robotics Team 302 Captures Summer Title!

Lake Orion High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 302 took first place in the MARC FIRST Robotics Competition earlier this summer at Monroe High School.  The Dragons formed an alliance with Team 3641 – The Flying Toasters from South Lyon, working together to dispatch a number of top team contenders from around the state.  Team 302 also was awarded the prestigious “Gracious Professionalism” award for the second straight year, loaning drive station controls and mentoring the rookie team from Detroit Denby High School.

LO Bus Driver Competes in International Competition

Lake Orion bus driver Mike Gatlin recently competed in the 45th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Minneapolis.  The competition features the best school bus drivers from the United States and Canada.   He was one of only three drivers in the state to qualify for the event.  Mike competed earlier this summer in the State of Michigan School Bus Driving Championship.  This is the first time a Lake Orion bus driver has competed in the International Safety Competition.

Looking for a Good Summer Read? Open Up the Latest Issue of Dragon News!

Scenes from this year’s high school graduation, the formation of a long-range planning committee, new standards-based grading, student media success, spring sports highlights, a new district principal and administrator, spring play highlights and more can be found in the Summer 2015 edition of Dragon News!  CLICK HERE

Swimmers Wanted! LOHS Summer Open Pool Hours

The Lake Orion High School pool is open this summer to the public during open swim hours.  Persons of all ages are welcome to enjoy the pool and its amenities. Lifeguards are on duty.  For a schedule of open swim days and times, CLICK HERE.

2015 LOHS Graduation Ceremony Now Showing; DVDs Available!

ONTV is now showing the 2015 LOHS graduation ceremony on both channels 10 and 22 (Comcast), Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 and 7 p.m., Saturday at noon and Sunday at 4 p.m. DVDs of the ceremony also are available for $10. They can be ordered by contacting the studio at 248-393-1060.

LOHS Educator Named Michigan's Outstanding Biology Teacher by National Organization

Congratulations to Lake Orion High School biology teacher Andrea Brook, who received this year’s Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the state of Michigan, presented by the National Association of Biology Teachers. According to NABT leadership, Brook’s passion for teaching biology; her creative approach to instruction, including the use of technology; and professional involvement outside of the classroom helped make the choice. She will receive her award this fall at the NABT annual conference.



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