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2017 Lake Orion "Excellence in Transportation" honorees announced 2017 LOCS Excellence in Transportation Winners

Excellence in Transportation is a prestigious award given to Oakland County School bus drivers. This year’s recipients from Lake Orion are Chad Sylvester (pictured, right) and Tim Clouse. Both Chad and Tim have given selflessly of themselves to assist LO Transportation and its’ drivers.

Chad has been a Lake Orion bus driver for five years. He has participated in two bus rodeos, a driving skills course competition. This has included a special-needs rodeo, as well as one for traditional school buses. Both were serious challenges with the many skilled bus drivers. Chad placed ninth in each competition and will participate in the 2017 rodeo. He also is a “Buster” team member who visits Lake Orion Schools to teach students bus safety.

Tim is a retired investment advisor with JP Morgan Chase and Anixter. Lake Orion Schools has been fortunate to have Tim as a bus driver for the past three-and-a-half years. A graduate of LOCS himself, he married his high school sweetheart and felt blessed to have all four of their children graduate from Lake Orion. Tim said that driving for Lake Orion is the best job, less stressful than his previous jobs.

Congratulations Chad and Tim for your excellence in transportation!


LOHS Thespian Troupe 2898 presents "The Music Man" by Meredith Wilson, April 20-23

 The Music Man


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Superintendent forming LO Legislative Advocacy Committee Lake Orion Community Schools

More legislative actions are having an effect on the financing of our schools, as well as  various aspects of our instructional programs. It is important that our legislators learn the effects, both positive and negative, that their decisions are ultimately having on our students. While educators meet and communicate with our legislators, it is important that they hear from all of our stakeholders. I am inviting members of our community to be a part of a Lake Orion Legislative Advocacy Committee.

If you have an interest in participating in this important initiative, we ask that you complete a short survey indicating your interest and level of preferred involvement. The survey will remain open for two weeks (until April 28). Our goal is to have a broad representation of stakeholders; parents, educators and community members. CLICK HERE to access the survey. Thank you in advance for considering to be a member of the LO Legislative Advocacy Committee.

Marion Ginopolis, Superintendent


Next Lake Orion Board of Education Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 27 Lake Orion Community Schools

School Board members will be hosting their next coffee hour to meet with the public on Thursday, April 27, from 7-8 p.m. at Crates Coffee House, 1472 S. Lapeer Road. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts or just meet members of Lake Orion's Board of Education, plus enjoy a nice hot or cold coffee drink at a local business.


Registration open for LOCS Summer Skills Sharpener for incoming K through 5th graders! LOCS Summer Skills Sharpener Program

Lake Orion Community Schools' Summer Skills Sharpener is for incoming kindergartners through incoming fifth grade students and is designed to limit summer learning loss.  Students will learn and play through weekly themes that are an extension of the curriculum from their recently completed grade. All classes are taught by Michigan certified teachers.  CLICK HERE for more information and registration details. 
 


Do you have a Screenager? Find out on April 24 Screenagers
Do you find that your student is using a cell phone or playing video games more and more each day? Are they continuously checking their social media? Are they losing sleep or having difficulties paying attention because of these distractions? Are you getting phone calls from the teacher because of too much cell phone usage in the classroom? If you answered yes to any other these questions, then Screenagers is a movie you need to see.
 
On April 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Lake Orion High School PTO will be sponsoring a viewing of Screenagers. This is a documentary about teenagers and the challenges parents face with cell phones, video games and/or technology. The event is open to the entire district. CLICK HERE for a preview!

Read the Spring 2017 edition of Dragon News! Spring 2017 Dragon News

There's plenty to read in the Spring 2017 edition of Dragon News, from plans for the District's open houses next month to the successful state student council conference hosted by Lake Orion's leadership class to Teachers-of-the-Year and hot career paths in Oakland County.  There's also more teacher accolades, robotics team news, band and choir honors, Battle-of-the-Books results and the new Wall of Excellence at LOHS.  Finally, see how the District celebrated March is Reading Month and the impressive high school graduation rate, plus winter sports summaries and pictures from around the District.  CLICK HERE to read it!


13 LO student-athletes sign to play at next level

On April 12, another group of Lake Orion student-athletes signed to continue their athletic careers at the next level. The ceremony was led by Principal Hawley and included remarks from the coach of each sport. Congratulations to these Dragon athletes and their families!

Pictured, back row, left to right: Margaret Hastings, track, Depaul University; Taylor Eaton, track, Western Michigan University; Jack Everts, cross country, Wayne State University; Taylor McCarty, football, Wayne State University; Dallas Cleary, track, Northwood University; Tanner Robertson, swimming, Wayne State University; front row, left to right: Delaney Bryce, basketball, Trine University; Abygal Barnewold, lacrosse, Lawrence Tech University; Lindsay Wightman, volleyball, Oakland University; Gwyneth Broadbeck, lacrosse, Adrian College; Michael Jarvis, track, Grand Valley State University; Eric Dietz, lacrosse, Stevenson College; and John Moll, wrestling, Wabash College.

LO student-athletes sign to play at next level

 


2017-18 school year calendars now available Lake Orion Dragons

Lake Orion elementary, middle school and high school calendars for the 2017-18 school year are now available.  CLICK HERE


LO Schools-of-Choice 2017-18 application period now open LO Logo

Lake Orion Community Schools is now accepting applications for out-of-district students in kindergarten through eighth grades, as well as Learning Options High School, for the 2017-18 school year through May 9, 2017.  For more information, CLICK HERE or visit Go2LO.com.


New LOHS "Wall of Excellence" taking nominations for first class! LOHS Wall of Excellence

Lake Orion High School is now accepting nominations for its new "Wall of Excellence".  Its purpose is to recognize the academic and post-graduate achievements of the most outstanding Lake Orion High School Dragons, in order to celebrate these individuals’ success and to provide outstanding role models for the students at the high school. 

Alumni of Lake Orion High School who graduated in 2012 or earlier and have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their chosen occupational field are eligible for nomination. To nominate an individual for the Wall of Excellence, CLICK HERE.  Nominations are due June 1.


"Helping Your Child Manage Change" Resources Happy Kids

In an effort to assist parents with the transition of their children to new schools next year, Lake Orion's elementary family school coordinators and middle school counselors held a district- wide presentation on February 22 at the high school called “Helping Your Child Manage Change”. CLICK HERE for a copy of the presentation given and other resource information that were distributed to persons in attendance.

 

Lake Orion school building start and dismissal times for 2017-18 released Lake Orion Community Schools

The start and dismissal times for Lake Orion's elementary schools, middle schools, high school and Learning Options program for 2017-18 have been released.  CLICK HERE for the full-day and half-day schedules for each building.  SACC (latchkey) will open to students at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. 

 


District transition plan details available; parents encouraged to attend PTO meetings Lake Orion Community Schools
A number of events are being planned to support families with the transition activities occurring in our district over the next several months. CLICK HERE for details.  In addition, people are invited to attend PTO meetings to meet other parents at their new buildings and learn about their new schools.  CLICK HERE for a schedule of upcoming PTO meetings across the district.

New Student Enrollment

LO Schools of Choice

District Restruturing Information

LOCS Sinking Fund Information
District Long Range Planning Study

Dragon Spiritwear

LOCS Welcome Piece 2017

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