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Maker Fair a huge success Maker Fair
Open letter from Superintendent Marion Ginopolis on safety procedures Open letter from Supt. Marion Ginopolis
UPDATE on programs/athletics after LOCS closure on Mon., Feb. 12 LOCS closed Feb. 12
Special Girl Dance info LOCS
LOCS CLOSED ON FRIDAY, FEB. 9, DUE TO WEATHER School closed
LOHS has 10 selected for regional honors choir State Honors Choir
The LOCS 2018-19 school year calendars LOCS Logo
ACTIVITIES/ATHLETICS UPDATE Winter
LOCS closed for weather on Mon., Feb. 5, 2018 Snow Day

Lake Orion Community Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, due to inclement weather and problematic road conditions. The status of activities and athletics will be determined on Monday.

LOCS literacy coach Kate DiMeo named Excellence in Education teacher of the week Kate DiMeo
Makerfair to be held at LOHS on Feb. 10 Makerfair
50 years later, Martin Luther King Jr. resonates in Lake Orion Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
LOCS closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, Jan. 12: LOCS MS/HS releases early, elementaries closed LOCS
All LOCS schools closed Friday, Jan. 5, due to extreme cold LOCS closed on Jan. 5, 2018
On the blog: Supt. Marion Ginopolis explains weather closure process LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis
LOCS Winter Break Dec. 21-Jan. 3 Winter Break
Spirit Week spirit
Kindness Week in the News kindness
Phone issues resolved at multiple LOCS buildings on Friday, Dec. 15
Viewpoint 12-8-17 viewpoint
Canned Food Drive Canned Food Drive
The Viewpoint 12-1-17 viewpoint
LOCS after-school athletics/activities canceled for Wed., Nov. 15 LOCS Logo
Inside the Dragons: November 2017 Inside the Dragons
Viewpoint 11-10-17 viewpoint
Holiday Food Drive Food Drive
Battle of the Books battle books
 

Middle School Battle of the Books is a long standing tradition organized by the Middle School Media Specialists and the Orion Township Library.  It will be held this year at Waldon Middle School on Saturday, January 29th at 9:00AM.  Students who participate will read and become experts on 8 great books.  Teams of 3-6 students in grades 6th-8th are forming now.  Sign up a team using the link below!  If you have questions please access the information packet (here) or email Melissa Kempski, the Oakview Media Specialist, at melissa.kempski@lok12.org

Inside the Dragons: October 2017 Inside the Dragons
Zombie Run zombie
Parent University program featured in Detroit Free Press Parent University on Free Press front
8th Grade Panoramic Photo 8th Grade

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Oakview's Melissa Kempski honored with Make IT Happen award Oakview's Melissa Kempski
Lamp of Learning
Curriculum Night
Calling All Gymnatists LO gymnastics

Information on the gymnastics club team can be found here.

The LO Dragons Gymnastics Team is for LO middle and high school girls who have a solid gymnastics background, a good attitude, and are committed to working hard and learning new things!  We are a self-funded and competitive "club" team (USAG Xcel Silver & Gold).  Please visit our website or contact Coach Jenn at jennifer.carlson@lok12.org for more information!

Day One a thrill throughout LOCS Day One
Lake Orion students rank 11th in state in M-STEP results M-STEP reading results
Oakview School Photo Information

https://geskusphoto.com/?A=1586  

Please note that this URL is for Oakview Middle it is school specific and NOT  a district wide URL as package contents may vary between schools.  (i.e. – Yearbooks, class picture, etc.) 

General online shoppers go thru our www.geskusphoto.com website and the shopper is required to enter in their school webcode 1586QFWNAOAYSO prior to viewing package contents and pricing.  However with your unique URL link, the shopper bypasses the school webcode portion and immediately is redirected to their schools ordering page.  The other unique thing with using the URL link is the option to download and print a school specific ordering form.

Please note your schools unique URL link will NOT BE ACTIVE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017.  So please do not activate or email out the link prior as it will NOT work.

Student enrollment

Click HERE for Current Student Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service Award J Potter

Jill Potter, Stadium Drive kindergarten interventionist, selected as distinguished service award winner for the Northeast Quadrant in the County. This award, established in 1990, recognizes the many contributions support persons make in the learning community in Oakland County. Jill will receive a $500 cash award from the Oakland Schools Education Foundation and framed certificate of recognition which will be presented at our June 13th Board of Education meeting.   MORE INFO

Sinking Fund Project Update 4-21-17 Lake Orion Schools

For an update on the status of the sinking fund projects to date, click this link.

Information on Middle and High School Summer Learning Classes Lake Orion Community Schools

Lake Orion students in middle and high school can now register for summer learning classes.  A variety of options are available, including credit recovery and credit foward programs, special middle school options and Algebra Readiness.  CLICK HERE to access more details on the summer program and registration forms.

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

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!

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

Scripps and Oakview Middle School robotics teams set to compete at Super-Regional in Iowa this weekend! Middle School robotics teams prepare for Super-Regional

Students from Lake Orion’s Scripps and Oakview Middle Schools will be participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional robotics tournament this weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The teams qualified for the Super-Regional event after several months of community robotics meets. Scripps and Oakview will be competing against some 70 teams from 14 states in Iowa - all playing for a spot in the World Championship in St. Louis later this year. Working with their mentors, students designed and built a robot that uses cellphone technology, as well as metal gears, motors, sensors and game controllers. The robots will compete in the Velocity Vortex, an action-packed game that pits machines against one another in a test of precision and speed.

M-Step

M-Step Testing Schedule

8th grade April 19 - April 25

7th grade May 8 - May 11

6th grade May 15 - May 17

Parent Letter

Attention 7th grade Students

Are you interested it applying for the 8th grade Media Producations or Publications classes?  If so, to apply for next fall, please complete the online application.

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Media Production Application - 7th grade   Publications Application - 8th grade
Reminder: Lake Orion Schools-of-Choice open houses taking place on Tuesday, March 21 Lake Orion SOC Program

The award-winning Lake Orion Community School District has extended its Schools-of-Choice program for the 2017-18 school year.  Out-of-district families with students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to two special open houses taking place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  The first is at Orion Oaks Elementary School at 6:00 p.m., with the second at Waldon Middle School starting at 7:00 p.m.  The application period runs from April 10 through May 9, 2017.  For more information, CLICK HERE. 

New Dragon spirit wear available on online community store, including special packages!

Looking to upgrade your Lake Orion Dragon gear this spring? Lake Orion Community Schools and Custom Threads have new spirit wear items for all ages available through the online community store, CLICK HERE. This includes a number of special promotional packages offered through Custom Threads, including Spring Break wearables and gear. Order now and they will be ready for vacation. Need another reason to buy Dragon gear? 10 percent of the dollar amount from each order online is given to the District as part of our relationship with Custom Threads. Go LO!

Spring Break PackageFamily T-Shirts PackageHis Her Outerwear PackageSweatshirt Package

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.

LO Popsocket Sale

See flyer for details

"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.

 
Building and Site Sinking Fund Project Update LO Building and Site Sinking Fund Update

From roof replacements and paving/concrete repairs to heating and cooling updates and new flooring, plus other needed mechanical projects, work is underway throughout the Lake Orion School District being funded by the voter-approved Building and Site Sinking Fund.  For details, CLICK HERE.

 

Attention Oakview Families:

Our registration process this year will be done again through our online program called "InfoSnap".  Please read the attached letter carefully as it contains important information regarding this process, as well as information about our Photo/Schedule pickup days in August.  

Welcome Letter

Student Walk Through Information

Attention Parents and Students:

Oakview's Walk Through will be on August 22, 2017.  On this day students will receive their schedules, lockers, and get school pictures taken.  Parents and students are more than welcome to walk around the school and ask any needed questions.

8th grade - 8:00 - 9:30 am

7th grade - 10:00 - 11:30 am

6th grade - 12:30 - 2:30 pm

 

 

Supply Lists

Attention Parents and Students:

See grade level lists for general supplies.  Some additional supplies may be needed once school starts.

6th grade supply list

7th grade supply list

8th grade supply list