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Survey available for state social studies standards Abraham Lincoln
LOCS Bus Drivers stand out at county "rodeo" event Bus drivers at Oakland County rodeo
Oakview's Technology Fair Technology Fair

Oakview's Technology Fair 2018

TPW Alumni celebration draws from generations TPW Alumni celebration
Culture Night at LOHS draws in community Culture Night
Art students' pieces honored at state show Top 100 Art
LOHS senior Meredith Stalions honored with Congressional Medal of Merit Meredith Stalions
Orion Oaks named a School Library of the 21st Century Gregg Valley
LOHS art students win awards Madi Ritenburgh
Scripps Technology Showcase a Success Technology Showcase
NTHS inducts 29 LOHS students NTHS logo
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
National Breakfast Week Breakfast week
UPDATE on programs/athletics after LOCS closure on Mon., Feb. 12 LOCS closed Feb. 12
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.

All LOCS schools closed Friday, Jan. 5, due to extreme cold LOCS closed on Jan. 5, 2018
LOCS Winter Break Dec. 21-Jan. 3 Winter Break
LOCS helps LO Lions Club with Christmas baskets Lions food drive
Phone issues resolved at multiple LOCS buildings on Friday, Dec. 15
Oakview Middle School concludes 'Great Kindness Challenge' week Thank you
VIP Thanksgiving coming for Orion Oaks fifth grader Orion Oaks student Hailey Reighard
LOCS after-school athletics/activities canceled for Wed., Nov. 15 LOCS Logo
Veterans Day celebrated across LOCS Veterans Day at Carpenter
Orion Oaks principal reads all day for BOOK IT! program Orion Oaks principal reads to students

Orion Oaks Elementary experienced a Monday the students will remember for years.

Beginning with principal Drew Towlerton on the school's roof as students arrived -- dressed as a giant Chuck Taylor basketball shoe -- the day eventually connected with every student in the building.

Towlerton accepted the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! program Principal Challenge to read from bell to bell and he made the move creatively, reading everywhere from that roof (with a megaphone) to the lunchroom, recess and even with a few bus drivers on the bus at day's end. But the primary focus was classrooms as Towlerton and a few friends from other district buildings appeard in nearly every class throughout the day, reading age-appropriate books and sharing with other students and their reaidng activities.

The students were thrilled and the message was undeniable: National Young Readers Week was a major success in Lake Orion, thanks to Towlerton and the Orion Oaks community.

Homecoming scenes 2017 Homecoming 2017
Inside the Dragons: October 2017 Inside the Dragons
Scripps teacher Melissa Dalton presents in Lansing, eyes national award Melissa Dalton in Lansing, where she presented at a conference
LOCS Classic Cars Classic Cars 2017
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.

Lake Orion Board Member Honored J Weidman receives honor

Congratulations to LO School Board Treasurer, Jim Weidman, honored by the Michigan Association of School Boards and the Oakland County School Boards Association for 16 years of service on the LO School Board.

LOCS and the Lake Orion Public Library present... Dragon Summer Nights

Dragon Summer Nights

 If anyone is looking for a great way to help their child pick out some books from the library, Lake Orion teachers are at the library every Tuesday during the summer. Different LO teachers will be there helping students pick out books.

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.

Lake Orion AD Chris Bell joins 'Real Men Wear Pink' campaign Lake Orion athletic director Chris Bell

Lake Orion athletic director Chris Bell joined the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign, raising money to fight breast cancer. 

Day One a thrill throughout LOCS Day One
LOCS garage sale Feb. 22/23 at Pine Tree Elementary Garage Sale
New bus drivers wanted for LOCS Hiring bus drivers
LOHS Graduation LOHS Graduation

Congratulations to the LOHS Graduating Class of 2017.  CLICK HERE to see a video of the ceremony.

LOHS Band to host first Dragon Invitational Band logo
LOCS closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Makerfair to be held at LOHS on Feb. 10 Makerfair
LOHS Cultural Outreach Club hosting Culture Night May 16 Cultural diversity
Friday, Jan. 12: LOCS MS/HS releases early, elementaries closed LOCS
Special Girl Dance info LOCS
Scripps robotics headed to Iowa for North Super Regional Scripps Robotics
Carpenter principal back in classroom -- for a lesson Adam teaching
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

Freshman First Day a success at LOHS Freshman First Day at LOHS
LOHS senior John Klee honored by U.S. Army All-American Marching Band John Klee honored, invited to U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
Salmon Release/Stream Monitoring with Waldon students Salmon release
Summer school program Summer School 2017
PHASES para Donna Squires named Oakland County Support Person of the Year Donna Squires
Oakview's Melissa Kempski honored with Make IT Happen award Oakview's Melissa Kempski
Treasured Turtles an exciting Webber Kindergarten project Turtles
LOHS band members spending week at camp Band camp preparations
Lake Orion police donate $2,000 to Blanche Sims Elementary Police present check to Sims principal Ken Nuss
2018 School Board Recognition Month School Board Appreciation Month
LO Future Educators learn at Western Michigan Future educators
LOHS students win awards, Mr. Smith named Teacher of the Year at DAFT film festival DAFT Film Festival
Kinder Kick-Off at Blanche Sims Elementary Kinder Kick-Off
Have a candidate for the next LOCS Wall of Excellence class? Wall of Excellence
Anonymous Mrs. Claus continues wonderful tradition, with dresses for Paint Creek students Dresses
New teachers at LOHS bond on ropes course Ropes course
LOHS Thespians thrive, earn 'excellent ratings' at festival Thespians
Scripps band shines at District Band Festival Scripps Band
Fourth grade students honored by LO Optimist Club Optimist club
Football opening day, Aug. 7 Football opening day

Lake Orion 2017 football opening day

Football season opened Monday, Aug. 7 with the players and coaches eager to get started. New coach John Blackstock began practice around 8 a.m., though players arrived earlier and were ready to begin. Click below for our video of the action.

Oakland Schools K-12 Job Fair on April 14 Oakland Schools Job Fair
Dragon Yearbook members earn several awards at state conference Yearbook Spartan Award
Tour of sinking fund projects, July 2017 Sinking fund tour, Summer 2017

Less than a year after passing the sinking fund, the district improvement projects are making major progress. Join us on a video tour of a few sites from this summer's work.

Student enrollment

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Twelve LOCS band students recognized with All-State honors Waldon Middle School All-State Band
Dragon Broadcasting cleans up at MIPA state awards, enters Hall of Fame Dragon Broadcasting
Healthy Eating School fruit, milk
March is Reading Month kicks off across LOCS Books
LOHS students earn gold medals at National Skills USA competition Julian Santos
Literacy 4 Real conference held July 24-25 at Scripps Middle School Literacy conference at Scripps

Lake Orion Community Schools hosted a two-day literacy conference at Scripps Middle School for area teachers. The conference began Monday, July 25 with 20 different sessions, spread over two days. More than 100 elementary school teachers, literacy interventionists and coaches participated in the conference from Hartland, Berkley, Clarkston, Oxford, Romeo, Southfield, East Lansing and Warren, plus other local private schools.

Scripps band stands out at MSBOA district festival Scripps Band
LOCS Board backs Pine Tree as special education facility Pine Tree Elementary
LO Mom's Club presents Blessings in Backpack with $750 donation MOMS club donation
LOCS Spotlight: John Blackstock Coach John Blackstock
LOCS recognized nationally for music education Music Education recognition
Astronaut/LOHS alum Feustel thrills students with space station downlink Astronaut Drew Feustel
Five LOHS artists win awards in Oakland County contest Emma Mackela
LOHS Forensics team advances 12 competitors to states Forensics
Sign up for middle school summer band opportunities Middle School Band
LOHS Winter Guard makes history, reaching world championship finals Winter Guard
LOHS has 10 students sign college letters-of-intent LOHS spring signing
Winter Guard is state champion Winter Guard
LOHS Robotics shines again, in Livonia Robotics
LOHS Choirs shine at festival LOHS Choir
LOHS Leadership class grabs multiple awards at Grand Rapids conference Leadership award
Webber's Discovery Fair embraced art, animals and engineering tie dye
LOHS Robotics wins at the Lansing District Competition Robotics in Lansing
LOCS middle, high school summer school dates announced Summer school
Three district students honored in Optimist Club writing awards Olivia Moran
Michaela Collins named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Merit Scholarship semifinalist Michaela Collins with principal Hawley and associate principal Sarah Budreau
LOCS celebrates World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 Down Syndrome Day
Astronaut Drew Feustel, an LOHS alum, launches into space Feustel launch
LOCS bus drivers honored by Oakland County Bus drivers honored
Kindergarten information nights for 2018-19 Kindergarten information nights
Scripps robotics with proud showing at regional Robotics- Iowa

The Scripps Dragons robotics team competed in the Iowa Super Regional March 15-17. The team battled against other teams from 11 states. They finished with a 4-5 record and placed 22nd overall. Congratulations to the Scripps Dragons robotics team, including mentors and parents.

On the blog: Supt. Marion Ginopolis explains weather closure process LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis
Six LOHS art students win national awards Art
Multiple LOHS students win medals at Detroit DECA conference DECA winners
LOHS Cheerleading coach Niki Hills named state coach of the year Cheer coach of the year
LOHS Winter Guard and Percussion each take first place at Flint event Winter Guard
Winter athletic seasons hitting the stretch run Cheer
LOCS mental health programs featured in media SOS and Real Talk
LOHS Robotics wins Miami (Ohio) Valley Regional Robotics
Waldon student advances to state Geography Bee Sara Gregg
LOHS Winter Guard wraps strong weekend with third place at WGI Regional Winter Guard
Oakview Middle School: A National School To Watch Schools to Watch
LOHS Forensics has a great day at Frankenmuth Forensics
LOCS announces 2018-19 Elementary STEM coaches Amy Bohm
LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis presents to state conference Marion Ginopolis
Maker Fair a huge success Maker Fair
Open letter from Superintendent Marion Ginopolis on safety procedures Open letter from Supt. Marion Ginopolis
Ten LOHS students sign to play college sports LOHS Signing Day
Scripps' Heather Schott named LOCS Middle School Teacher of the Year Heather Schott
LOHS' Melissa Wilson named LOCS High School Teacher of the Year Melissa Wilson
Blanche Sims' Andrea Wayne named LOCS Elementary Teacher of the Year Andrea Wayne
LOHS has 10 selected for regional honors choir State Honors Choir
LOHS students thrive in the Scholastic Art Awards Alexandra Flak
The LOCS 2018-19 school year calendars LOCS Logo
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





Orion Oaks teacher Scott Maxfield named WNIC Teacher of the Week Orion Oaks teacher Scott Maxfield
50 years later, Martin Luther King Jr. resonates in Lake Orion Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
Cell Out for Soldiers an overwhelming success Cell Out for Soldiers
LOHS' television broadcasts headed to the MIPA Hall of Fame TPW class
LOCS Asst. Supt. Heidi Mercer named MSTA Administrator of the Year Heidi Mercer
Inside the Dragons: November 2017 Inside the Dragons
Eight LOHS student-athletes sign a national letter-of-intent Signing Day fall
LOCS Spotlight: Vicky Stringer LOHS English teacher Vicky Stringer
Parent University program featured in Detroit Free Press Parent University on Free Press front
Lake Orion students rank 11th in state in M-STEP results M-STEP reading results
LOHS welcomes international students International students 2017-18
LOHS: By the Numbers LOHS: By the Numbers
Sinking fund construction work nearly complete Summer 2017 sinking fund construction
The Positivity Project comes to Carpenter Elementary Positivity Project
M-STEP results for 2016-17 school year M-Step results
Mini School Daze Camps available for half/full days off