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LOCS closed on Thurs., Dec. 14 due to weather Snow day
Due to storm, LOCS schools/programs will dismiss early today, Dec. 13
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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

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Parent University program featured in Detroit Free Press Parent University on Free Press front
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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!

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Lake Orion students rank 11th in state in M-STEP results M-STEP reading results
Oakview School Photo Information


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

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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

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 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.

LO School District announces its 2017 Teacher-of-the-Year Award recipients!

Lake Orion Community Schools today announced the recipients of its 2017 Teacher-of-the-Year Awards, representing the District's elementary, middle school and high school programs. Pictured: Nancy Secor, kindergarten teacher, Paint Creek Elementary School, with Principal Lauren Smith; Kelly Cerny, sixth grade social studies teacher, Scripps Middle School, with Principal Dan Haas; and Kevin Kopec, government teacher, Lake Orion High School, with Principal Steve Hawley. Congratulations!

LO 2017 Elementary TOY Nancy Secor, Paint Creek ElementaryLO 2017 Middle School TOY Kelly Cerny, Scripps Middle SchoolLO 2017 TOY Kevin Kopec, Lake Orion High School

"Helping Your Child Manage Change" - a special presentation on Feb. 22 at Lake Orion High School Helping Your Child Manage Change

A reminder that Lake Orion families are invited to attend a special presentation in the high school Kiva on Wed., Feb. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., on ways to help children best handle the transitions coming next fall, with many of them attending new elementary and middle schools. The evening is being hosted by our middle school counselors and elementary family school coordinators. Persons seeking additional information or who have questions should contact Marysue Swartzmiller at marysue.schwartzmiller@lok12.org. Please RSVP by Feb. 15, if possible. The resource information presented till be available on the District website after the event.

REMINDER: LOHS Class of 2021 Welcome Night & Activities Fair, Thursday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Freshmen First Day

A whole new world of learning opportunities and more await freshmen entering Lake Orion High School this fall.  Current eighth grade students and their families from the community are invited to a special Welcome Night & Activities Fair on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.  You will have the chance to meet building administrators, counselors, department representatives, club advisers and other members of the staff.  This is a great opportunity to see firsthand why Lake Orion High School is one of the most dynamic and engaging in Michigan.  CLICK HERE for more details.

Spirit Week 2/13-2/17

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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.
Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges! Optimist International

Optimist International is conducting its annual student writing contest, open to young people in elementary, middle and high school under the age of 18. The contest is designed to give students room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship. This year’s topic is “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”. Entries are due by February 3, 2017.  CLICK HERE for more details.

LO students represent community and District well in local robotics competitions

Congratulations to the Scripps Dragons, the FTC Robotics team #11691 from Scripps Middle School, which captured the state championship earlier this month. They actually beat the robotics team from Oakview Middle School in the finals! The Scripps Dragons move on to the FTC North Super Regional in late March in Iowa. A special thank you goes out to all of the parents and Mr.Colwell who put in so much time and resources to help the team. Likewise, the Robot Rebels from various Lake Orion schools competed in the state tournament for First Lego League and placed fourth out of 53 teams and won the 1st programming award. There are four Scripps students, two Waldon Middle School students and a 5th grader from Carpenter Elementary School on the team. Nice job everyone!

Scripps Middle School Robotics Team takes 2016 State ChampionshipRobot Rebels finish in fourth place

Winter 2017 edition of Dragon News is now available for reading! Cover of Winter 2017 Dragon News

The Winter 2017 edition of Dragon News includes information on the School Board’s final restructuring decisions, an update on the first building and site sinking fund projects, the District's 2016 M-STEP assessment scores, Lake Orion's top 40 ranking among the state’s school districts, Orion Area Youth Assistance resources, the outgoing Board members, fall sports review and more.  CLICK HERE to read it!


District moving forward with planning for first building and site sinking fund projects School parking lot paving and concrete enhancements

Planning for the first wave of building improvements to be made with funds from the successful passage of the building and site sinking fund is well underway.  The work, to be launched this spring, includes partial roof replacements, paving and concrete improvements, HVAC systems, new boilers, new chillers, pool control systems and other energy efficiency upgrades to a number of buildings.  CLICK HERE for more details. 


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