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LO Future Educators Program: County’s Outstanding Career Technical Education endeavor

Lake Orion High School’s Future Educators Program has been recognized as Oakland County’s Outstanding Career Technical Education program for 2016.  Instructors Julie Barnes and Amy Bowman will be honored for their work at a Oakland Schools event in May.  The state-approved program offers Lake Orion students the opportunity to learn and explore high-demand career opportunities in the field of education.  There are only two such teacher education programs in Oakland County.  Lake Orion actually has the largest one in the state. There are a total of six classes, plus a wide-assortment of hands-on experiences, for students to explore what area of education fits best with their skill sets and personalities. Students also accumulate more than 50 hours in the field at Lake Orion schools and other locations. More than 200 students take classes in the program.

Dragons take Michigan Personal Finance Challenge title, move on to Nationals next month!

Lake Orion High School students showed off their personal finance expertise this month by taking first place in the Michigan Personal Finance Challenge, part of Money Smart Week.  After competing in a qualifying round online, a total of 800 kids representing schools across the state competed in finals of the competition, held at the Detroit branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  Advised by economics teacher Don Mclaughlin, two teams from Lake Orion competed in the event downtown. Students Kurtis Potier, Brian Vargason, Grant Raymor and Jacob Frketich made it to the Quiz Bowl featuring the top two teams.  There, Lake Orion outscored the International Academy to take top honors. Potier was named All-State Personal Finance MVP.  The team now moves on to the National Championships in Kansas City next month. 

Community forum on school district restructuring attracts many at library; administration presentation now available for viewing

Parents and community members filled the large conference room at Orion Township Public Library on April 25 for a community forum hosted by Lake Orion schools to discuss the district's restructuring activities.  CLICK HERE to access the presentation presented by Lake Orion administrators and Plante Moran CRESA.  The next School Board meeting is on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the district's administrative office.

LO Schools and Baker College launch Early/Middle College Program, featuring free tuition!
Lake Orion High School students now have the opportunity to get a jump on college and earn an Associate's Degree from Baker College, free of charge, only one year out of high school. An informational meeting on the new Early/Middle College Program will take place in the high school auditorium on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE for more details!

2016 AP Exam Schedule


2016 LOCS Excellence in Transportation Award Winners Named!

This year's “Excellence in Transportation” award winners representing Lake Orion Community Schools are Joseph Kann and Georganne Foster. The prestigious award is given to Oakland County School bus drivers. Both were nominated by their fellow workers for their exemplary service.  Joe has been a special needs driver for three years.  After 30 years working for GM, he enjoys the “relaxing” work of being a school bus driver. Joe has participated in four School Bus Driving Rodeos, one of which was a special needs event.  Georgeanne began her career with LOCS 20 years ago as a bus driver, transferring later to a custodial position. After 16 years as a custodian Georgeann returned to bus driving. Both Joe and Georgeann are model employees and the district is proud to have them driving for Lake Orion’s transportation department.


Visit for the lastest Lake Orion athletics highlights

Lake Orion's spring sports season is now underway.  Check out team highlights at, the district's new website dedicated to Lake Orion athletics.  Game summaries, photos, news coverage and more can be found on the site.  A number of team coaches and parent managers are contributing to each week.  Let's go LO! 

11th Annual Lake Orion Education Foundation Golf Outing, June 28, 2016, at Devil's Ridge

Supporters of Lake Orion Community Schools are invited to play in this year's LOEF golf outing at Devil's Ridge Golf Club in Oxford, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The scramble features on-course contests, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. In addition to golf, participants receive a box lunch, dinner and beverage tickets. Join us for a fun day on the course that supports our school district teachers and the many great things that they do in the classroom each day! CLICK HERE to download the event registration brochure.



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