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LOHS senior Alexis Stucky named Optimist Club Student-of-the-Month

Lake Orion senior Alexis Stucky was named Student-of-the-Month for February by the Lake Orion Optimist Club. She is a member of the high school's leadership class, SOS (Students Offering Support) and Educators Rising Club and will be studying special education at Western Michigan University this fall. Pictured, left to right: Heidi Mercer, Lake Orion Optimist Club trustee; Miss Stucky and LOHS Principal Steve Hawley. Congratulations Alexis!

Twice as nice! Scripps boys' basketball team finishes undefeated, again!

The Scripps Middle School 8th grade boys’ basketball team finished its season undefeated, posting a perfect 14-0 season.  Pictured, back row – left to right: coach Brock Stalions, Kyle Varney, Austin Dolland, Zach Hay, Mason Slocum, Teddy Hirschfield, Aidan duLac, Jack Cummins, Isiah Harris Middle row - left to right:  Amau Abdullah-Raheem and Willy Houser; kneeling – left to right: Max Menig, Griffin Dolland and Peyton Prieskorn.  Not pictured: Casey Coltrin and Kadin Collie.   


February 10 School Board Meeting Notice

The format has been changed for the next Lake Orion Board of Education meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Instead of an evening event, the Board will now participate in an extended workshop from noon until 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this meeting, but it will not be televised by ONTV. The agenda for the workshop is posted on the school district’s website ( under the Board of Education tab.


LOHS athletes sign national letters-of-intent to play in college

Before their families, friends and teachers, four Dragon senior student-athletes signed their letters-of-intent this morning to play sports at the next level. During a ceremony at the high school, Principal Steve Hawley and their coaches stressed the important roles of the students' academic success and their athletic abilities in earning scholarships to play in college. Pictured at the signing event, left to right, Brendan Thompson, football, Michigan Tech University; Meredith St. Henry, soccer, Alma College; Lauryn Auspitz, soccer, Schoolcraft College; and Drew Casey, football, Sacred Heart University (Conn.) Congratulations!

LOHS National Honor Society collects water for Flint

Lake Orion High School students in the National Honor Society collected 225 cases and 71 jugs of water for the people of Flint last week. The water was delivered in a Dragon band trailer to a drop-off location coordinated by Art Van Furniture, which is delivering it to the city. A representative from Art Van said this was the largest donation from a school he had seen yet. Other Lake Orion schools donated water as well, through a drop-off program with the Lake Orion Fire Department. Nice job students!

Update on LOCS budget discussions and future planning

The Board of Education at Lake Orion Community Schools met last Wednesday, January 27, to continue its work on the district's budget challenges and future planning.  CLICK HERE to read a summary of the meeting prepared by Superintendent Ginopolis.  The meeting also can be viewed in its entirety by visiting the Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) website.

LOHS sophomore Hailey Crocker wins Emperor Science Award!

Lake Orion sophomore Hailey Crocker, pictured with high school biology teacher Andrea Brook, is one of only 100 recipients across the United States to have received the The Emperor Science Award, designed to encourage students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care. She will be working with scientists on a multi-week cancer research project and will join a special mentoring program through high school to pursue her academic interests. The Award program was founded by Stand Up to Cancer and PBS LearningMedia, and funded by Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis.

LO's Hansen named MHSAA Scholar-Athlete finalist

Lake Orion’s Kevin Hansen, a Dragon tennis and track athlete, was recently named a finalist for one of the MHSAA’s Scholar- Athlete Awards. Kevin maintained a GPA of 4.4, while competing in the two sports. The winners will be named prior to the Boys' Basketball State Championship game on March 26.

PowerSchool Video for Elementary Parents

For a tutorial on how to access your child’s academic performance using PowerSchool, please CLICK HERE.

Learn more about the 2016 Senior All-Night Party!

Want to learn more about the 2016 LOHS Senior All Night Party, to be held at Dave & Buster’s the night of graduation, Tuesday, June 7? CLICK HERE This year’s event will provide graduates with one last great, safe evening with their friends. The organizing committee also is looking for parents to chaperone the event and help with registration. Those interested should email

Winter 2016 edition of Dragon News is now available!

The Winter 2016 edition of Dragon News, the Lake Orion school district newsletter, is now available.  The latest issue includes stories on the new SAT test for high school juniors, growing Advanced Placement (AP) program at LOHS, STEM and robotics fun at various schools, Lake Orion’s blended class program, band and choir news, fall sports recaps, a special School Board meeting scheduled for Dec. 21 and more.  To read, CLICK HERE.

Lake Orion students score well on M-STEP testing!

Last spring, the Michigan Department of Education transitioned to a new statewide assessment program called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).  It was administered online and measured current student knowledge. The M-STEP assesses student learning on Michigan's standards in mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), Science, and Social Studies.The MDE has publicly released the spring 2015 M-STEP data and we are very pleased that Lake Orion Community Schools performed above both the state and county averages for grades 3-11.  Of the 28 school districts in Oakland County, Lake Orion ranked:

English Language Arts:  5th overall in Oakland County

Math:  7th overall in Oakland County

Science:  4th overall in Oakland County

Social Studies:  3rd overall in Oakland County

For more information, visit the M-STEP website at



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