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Sign up for middle school summer band opportunities Middle School Band
New bus drivers wanted for LOCS Hiring bus drivers
Fourth grade students honored by LO Optimist Club Optimist club
LOCS recognized nationally for music education Music Education recognition
Astronaut/LOHS alum Feustel thrills students with space station downlink Astronaut Drew Feustel
Astronaut Drew Feustel (LOCS alum) to talk with LOHS students from ISS NASA event with alum Drew Feustel
Spring Break; School resumes April 9 Spring break
LOCS celebrates World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 Down Syndrome Day
Astronaut Drew Feustel, an LOHS alum, launches into space Feustel launch
The Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Blanche Sims! Students will preview the fair on Wednesday, March 21st & Thursday, March 22nd. Students can shop during conferences Thursday, March 22nd and Tuesday, March 27th or during their regularly scheduled media time. 

Hope to see you there!

National Breakfast Week Breakfast week
March is Reading Month kicks off across LOCS Books
LOCS announces 2018-19 Elementary STEM coaches Amy Bohm
Maker Fair a huge success Maker Fair
Kindergarten information nights for 2018-19 Kindergarten information nights
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
Blanche Sims' Andrea Wayne named LOCS Elementary Teacher of the Year Andrea Wayne
LOHS has 10 selected for regional honors choir State Honors Choir
The LOCS 2018-19 school year calendars LOCS Logo
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
Kindergarten information for 2018-19 Reading with Kindergarten

Kindergarten Information Nights for Residents

Date/Time: March 7, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Schools: Blanche Sims, Carpenter, Orion Oaks, Paint Creek, Stadium Drive, Webber





Makerfair to be held at LOHS on Feb. 10 Makerfair
Registration for the second session of GAP classes is underway! GAP Classes - Session 2

Registration forms are being accepted for the second session of GAP classes. Sign up as soon as possible as many classes have a limited number of spaces. Class information and registration forms are attached below.

Click HERE for registration.

Click HERE for class descriptions, dates, and times.

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
Phone issues resolved at multiple LOCS buildings on Friday, Dec. 15
LOCS after-school athletics/activities canceled for Wed., Nov. 15 LOCS Logo
Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Blanche Sims November 9th - 16th.

Students will preview the fair on November 9th & 10th.

The fair will be open for shopping November 13th - November 16th during conferences, and students can shop during their regular media time.



Inside the Dragons: October 2017 Inside the Dragons
Spirit Week Spirit week
Curriculum Night 2017

Thursday, September 14th is Curriculum Night at Blanche Sims

Day One a thrill throughout LOCS Day One
Lake Orion police donate $2,000 to Blanche Sims Elementary Police present check to Sims principal Ken Nuss
Student enrollment

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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

Popsicles with Mr. Nuss

Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm

All members of the family are welcome to share a popcicle on the playground. Any interested parents can stay for the first PTO meeting of the school year. Childcare will be provided. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Click on the grade below for 2017-18 supply lists.
Inside the Dragons: November 2017 Inside the Dragons
Elementary school meet and greets this week, on Aug. 30 Elementary, middle schools open for visitors one day in late August

A number of Lake Orion Community Schools will host a meet and greet opportunity for the students before the school year begins. It is an opportunity for the students to get familiar with their building before the first day.

Parent University program featured in Detroit Free Press Parent University on Free Press front
Summer school continues through Aug. 3 at Webber A student works at Webber Elementary during summer school

Summer school began at Webber Elementary on July 10 and is continuing through Aug. 3.

Kindergarten Kick Off

Blanche Sims will host Kindergarten Kick Off  which begins Tuesday, August 1st and continues until August 17th.

Class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Please send your child with a backpack, a healthy snack, and a water bottle.

Lake Orion students rank 11th in state in M-STEP results M-STEP reading results