Latest News & Information

Welcome an international exchange student into your home!

This past school year, Lake Orion High School hosted 17 International Exchange Students from 11 different countries.  We are now looking for families interested in hosting international students for the 2016-2017 school year. Our students are between 14-18 years-old, fully insured, have their own spending money, speak English and must maintain good grades.  Host family requirements include a genuine willingness to share your family's daily life with an international students, maintaining an English-speaking environment, providing a bedroom for the student, preparing three balanced meals a day and being able to pass an interview, home visit and criminal background check. Host families receive 24/7 local and national support, a monthly stipend per student, host family orientation and relationships that last a lifetime.  For more information, please contact Michele Novak, (248) 431 3098, mnovak@lakeorion.k12.mi.us.

 


Balanced budget for 2016-17 school year approved by LO Board of Education

Lake Orion's Board of Education approved a balanced budget for the 2016-17 school year during its meeting on Wednesday, June 22.  A number of measures were taken to address a projected $3.9 million shortfall.  CLICK HERE for details on the school district's balanced budget, as well as other key financial information, from Superintendent Marion Ginopolis.


LOHS Main Office Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday

9:00 - 1:00pm

Closed Fridays

The office will be closed July 4th - July 8th.


LOHS Pool Open Swim Schedule for June/July

Beat the heat and have fun at the Lake Orion High School natatorium pool this summer.  CLICK HERE for a schedule of open swim times. $5 for adults/teens; $4 for children 12 and under/senior citizens. Kids 2 years-old and under are free with parent. Discount punch cards for multiple visits are available.  For more information, call 248-814-1715.

 

 

 


LO Lacrosse Coach Brad Thomas Named D1 Coach of the Year!

Lake Orion boys’ varsity lacrosse head coach Brad Thomas was recently named D1 Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association. The Dragons won this year’s OAA Red Title, finishing undefeated in league play and a 16-4 overall record. The team lost in the state regional semi-final playoffs. Lake Orion moved to the league’s highest division just three years ago after two successive White Division titles. In addition, several players received All-League, All-Region and All-State honors. Congratulations to the entire lacrosse program.


Introducing Lake Orion High School's Class of 2016!

A total of 540 seniors from Lake Orion High School's Class of 2016 walked across the DTE stage on June 7 to receive their diplomas and become the latest alumni of the state's sixth largest high school. The festivities included talented performances by the school's choir and bands, as well as heartfelt and lighthearted speeches on living fearlessly, the legend of the dragon, class hi-jinx, stepping out of one's comfort zone and growing into adults by students and administrators. Superintendent Marion Ginopolis even recited lines from a popular Miley Cyrus song on butterflies and Principal Steve Hawley thanked seniors for his dance moves. Family and friends cheered every student during the memorable night.  CLICK HERE to see more sights from the ceremony.


Nationwide voting puts Lake Orion among "America's Best Athletic Programs" with third place finish

The Dragon athletic program finished third among the country's high schools for "America Best Athletic Program" in a nationwide vote sponsored by USA Today. The contest began with 4,991 high schools which have at least one state championship within the last five years. (LO's boys track team won the state title in 2012.) During the first round of competition, Lake Orion bested all 203 Michigan high schools with 7,416 votes and moved on to one of two Regional competitions. In each Regional, the top ten teams advanced to the finals. Lake Orion finished in seventh place in its Region, with 8,347 votes. Today, after a week of fan voting, the Dragon athletic program acquired an amazing 54,531 votes to finish in third place overall. Lake Orion earned an “America’s Best Athletic Program” banner for display in the high school and a monetary award.  Thanks to all that voted.                                                                        


Lake Orion seniors recognized at 2016 Academic Honors Night

On May 31, 321 members of the LOHS Class of 2016 were recognized at the high school's annual Academic Honors Night. 133 received Cum Laude cords (GPA 3.3-3.699), 64 received Magna Cum Laude cords (GPA 3.7-3.899) and 114 received Summa Cum Laude cords (GPA 3.9 or higher). Every student was honored by the Board of Education, which manages the District's Lamp of Learning Program.

During the event, more than $64,000 in local scholarships were awarded to our seniors. In addition, Lake Orion's graduating class is awarded several million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships from individual colleges, universities, technical schools and military academies each year. Students who received such support to further their education after high school were recognized at honors night.

Lake Orion's commencement ceremony for the 533 members of the Class of 2016 is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, June 7, at DTE Music Theatre in Clarkston.


Overview of 2016 LOCS Building and Site Sinking Fund Ballot Proposal

Looking for an overview of the 2016 Building and Site Sinking Fund Ballot Proposal? CLICK HERE or on the image below to access a PowerPoint presentation on the subject.  It explains how our district is currently funded, the State's expectations for schools to address their facility needs, details on the sinking fund levy, long-term facility repairs, renovations and replacement projects that would be completed at each school, differences between a sinking fund and bond millage, which Oakland County districts currently use sinking funds, how much it will cost the average taxpayer and steps to acquire an absentee ballot if one will be unable to attend the polls on August 2.  Additional information is available by clicking on the button to the right.


Information on 2016 Building and Site Sinking Fund Ballot Proposal Now Available

On August 2, voters in the Lake Orion School District will be asked to consider a building and site sinking fund ballot proposal. A dedicated source of funding is needed for long-term facility repairs, renovations and replacement projects. This work will help provide the district’s 7,600 students, staff members and community with safe and functional educational facilities.  The proposed 2 mill sinking fund would generate approximately $3.5 million annually for ten years.  About one-third of the State's public school districts currently have a sinking fund in place to address their facility needs, including 12 of 28 districts in Oakland County.  CLICK HERE for detailed information on the ballot proposal and what the sinking fund would help address the district's facility needs.


Summer School Programs

Click HERE to see our Summer School Programs for High School and Middle School Students.  The preferred method of payment is via PaySchools.


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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