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Special LO Dragon spirit wear packages now available for the holiday shopping season

Do you have an LO Dragon fan out there that needs fresh spirit wear?  Check out the special gear packages available through (CLICK HERE), just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season!    Good for Dragon fans young and old, the packages are specially priced, but will only be available for a limited time.  Custom Threads, our preferred vendor, promises to have orders ready within two weeks or sooner.  Plus, ten percent of the retail price of each package purchased through our online portal is returned to Lake Orion schools!  Let’s show Santa our Dragon spirit – order your holiday gifts today!

Dragon Team 302 competes in Oakland County robotics championships

Lake Orion’s Team 302 finished among the top ten schools at the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association championship in November.  Students designed and built a robot to participate in this year’s competitive game called “8 Ball”.  Their work began in September, as they had a number of design challenges to overcome when building the robot to compete.  At the county championship, Team 302 won two awards – Strategic Design and Simple Solution.  

Pictured at the event: back row (left to right), high school adviser James Stuef, mentor Jim Webb, Nathan Leming, Kyle Anderson, Tommy Shinozaki, Mitchell McNeill, Clayton Smith and mentor Dan McNeill; front row, Jesse Yang, Derick Witcpalek, Jake LeTendre, Kaleb Webb, Maximo Jones, Eric Smith and Joy Thompson.

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!

LO girls' swim team finishes ninth at D1 state championships!

The Lake Orion Girls’ swimming team competed in the 2015 MHSAA Division 1 swimming and diving state championships last weekend, finishing in ninth place for its third straight top ten finish at the state meet.

The Lady Dragons were led by senior captain Kirstyn Abbasse, who  finished 14th in the 200- and 100-freestyle events.  She is the school’s first swimmer or diver since the team started in 1998 to place in the top 16 all four years in individual events.  Junior Sarah Hennings received All-State recognition by finishing third in the 100 butterfly and freshman Claire Abbasse finished second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle giving her individual All-State recognition, as well.  The All-State team of Claire Abbasse, Zoe Quinn, Eliana Ritt and Kirstyn Abbasse finished seventh overall in the 200 freestyle relay, setting a new school record with a time of 1:38.05. The Dragons finished the meet with a strong performance in the 400 freestyle relay with the team of Claire Abbasse, Zoe Quinn, Sarah Hennings and Kirstyn Abbasse, finishing ninth with a time of 3:33.01.

Assistant Superintendent Mercer receives MAME Service Award

Heidi Mercer, Lake Orion's assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, recently received the Service Award for School Administrators from the Michigan Association for Media in Education.  The award recognized her tireless influence, support and commitment to the district's school library program and its key role in providing the best education possible to our students.  Mercer was nominated by Melissa Middleton, media specialist at Lake Orion High School. 

Dragon Spiritwear Now Available Online!

Lake Orion Community Schools has launched the Dragon Spiritwear online community store, managed through a partnership with Custom Threads & Sports. The new site features Dragon wearables, from t-shirts and hoodies to golf shirts and more, with seasonal items, too. Single or multiple pieces of the same customized item can be ordered, with fulfillment in two weeks or less.

The store can be accessed via the Quick Links menu on the district and LOHS websites, or a special button found on the district homepage. The website can be accessed directly at Custom Threads is giving a portion of each online sale to the district. Select items can also be purchased at the Dragon’s Den high school store.

Questions about the online community store or Dragon gear available are being handled by Custom Threads – click on the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the store webpage.

Help Wanted! District Looking to Fill Substitute Positions


Dragon student-athletes sign letters to play at the next level

Several Lake Orion senior student-athletes took advantage of the NCAA early signing period to formally commit to playing their respective sports at the next level.  They celebrated with family and friends at a formal signing ceremony on November 11.  Pictured below (left to right): Natalie Wehner, volleyball, Jacksonville University; Lyndsey Welper, golf, Trine University; Courtney Wightman, volleyball, Oakland University; Katelyn Budreau, volleyball, Ohio Dominican University; Cameron Miller, baseball, Central Michigan University; Darcy Muns, lacrosse, Albion College; and Kirstyn Abbasse, swimming, Oakland University.


Looking for the latest Dragon sports news? Visit

Lake Orion’s athletic department is pleased to introduce, the district’s new website dedicated to Dragon athletes and their teams. It currently features coverage on several fall high school sports teams, photo galleries, winter sports schedules, department contacts and more. New info will be added on a regular basis.Once the website’s rollout is complete, the site will feature scores and summaries from freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams in a variety of sports. It also will include athletic department news and all forms needed to compete. (Required forms are now found on the district website.) Down the road, Lake Orion’s middle school athletic teams will be featured, plus the award-winning Lake Orion marching band.

LO's MyStop App Updated and Now Compatible with New Apple OS System

Lake Orion Community Schools is pleased to announce Apple has accepted the update to the MyStop school bus locator application. This update will fix the iOS 9 series operating system issues that people have been experiencing. Persons should check the App Store and make sure they have updated MyStop to Version 1.1.

If you have any issues with MyStop, or you would like to comment about this product, please email us at

The Transportation Department continues to make improvements to MyStop and will be launching a family drop-down menu soon. This will allow parents and guardians to scroll between their students instead of having to enter login information for each separately. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our transportation services.

LOHS Natatorium News: 2015-16 Open Swim Schedule Now Available

Lake Orion High School's natatorium has updated its open swim schedule for the remainder of the school year.  Kids of all ages and their families are welcome to take advantage of this community resource.  To access the schedule, CLICK HERE.  Also, a Friday morning, 11-11:30 a.m. parent-tot swimming lesson class is being offered at the pool.  To register, call the pool office at 248-814-1715.

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.





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