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LOHS Staff Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

For teachers and staff at Lake Orion High School, there was no better way to prep for the upcoming school year than to support a great cause and cool off some on Thursday afternoon.  To see how, check out LO-AM's coverage at

New School Year Edition of Dragon News!

There's plenty of news to share about Lake Orion Community Schools in the latest edition of Dragon News, just in time for the start of school for all students and families in the district.  To read it, CLICK HERE .

Welcome Back LOCS Teachers and Staff: All Important Pieces of the Puzzle!

Superintendent Ginopolis welcomed back the district's teachers and staff on Aug. 27, comparing them to a puzzle in which everyone had an important role to fill and all the pieces must fit together for students to learn, succeed and fulfill their potential.  At the end of her remarks she played a video highlighting some of the various roles people fill throughout the school district.  Watch it HERE!

Voters to Decide Renewal of Non-Homestead Operating Tax Levy

This November 4, voters within the Lake Orion Community Schools district will be asked to renew our non-homestead operating tax levy.  Primary residences do not pay this tax.  Also, this is not a new tax - the millage has been in place since Proposal A was passed in 1994, with the last renewal in 2005,  The district is requesting another ten-year renewal.  To learn more CLICK HERE.

Lake Orion Schools Score Well on State Report Cards

The state issued its annual rankings for all of Michigan's public schools yesterday. Overall, Lake Orion Community Schools scored well against other Oakland County districts. To read more, CLICK HERE


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August 2014 Open-Swim Schedule at LOHS Natatorium

CLICK HERE for the August 2014 open-swim schedule at the LOHS Natatorium.  Please note, the pool will be closed August 4-8 for cleaning.

Oakland Schools Looking for Families to Host Foreign Exchange Students

With the 2014-15 school year a little more than a month away, Oakland Schools is sending out an invitation to families throughout the county to host foreign exchange students.  About half of the students for the upcoming year have been placed at area high schools, including Lake Orion.  Oakland Schools provides a stipend, orientation, training, support and more to host families.  Read more about the exchange student program by clicking HERE

2013-14 MME Student Proficiency Scores are Released and Lake Orion Shines!
The State of Michigan released the results of the 2013-14 Michigan Merit Exam and ACT taken by 11th graders. Lake Orion High School did very well. Our students scored significantly higher in all subject areas compared to other students in Oakland County and Michigan overall. There is room for improvement, however, and the district and our educators will continue to work hard with students to reach higher proficiency levels in the future.

MME Student Proficiency

Mathematics: LOHS 46%, Oakland County 37.7%, State 28.8%

Reading: LOHS 78%, Oakland County 63.3%, State 58.7%

Science: LOHS 46%, Oakland County 35.2%, State 28.4%

Social Studies: LOHS 70%, Oakland County 50.5%, State 43.9%

Writing: LOHS 73%, Oakland County 57.8%, State 50.8%

ACT Composite Scores

LOHS 22.5, Oakland County 20.8, State 19.8

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LOHS Hosting Detroit Symphony Orchestra in October
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced Lake Orion High School had been chosen to host a free performance of the DSO on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The selection process had many steps, including an online vote. With the help of all those who voted, LOHS were selected above the other three Oakland County finalist venues.  Band director Mike Steele said this is a great opportunity not only for students but, as a community performance, he hopes many people will take the opportunity to attend the concert with family and friends.

2014-15 LO Athletic Enrollment/Physical/Emergency/Concussion Awareness Forms Now Available

Attention Lake Orion student-athletes and families: the 2014-15 Athletic Enrollment, Physical, Emergency, and Concussion Awareness Forms are now available. 

Athletic Enrollment and Physical Forms

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Concussion Awareness Forms


Hot Off the Press: Spring 2014 Dragon News

The Spring 2014 edition of Dragon News is here, and it has a brand new look!  It is still packed full of information about our teachers, students and what makes this school district special.  Check it out online by clicking here.

Summer Fun! Moose Tree Nature Preserve is Open

Lake Orion's Moose Tree Nature Preserve is open year-round to visitors throughout the region.  A number of special camps and programs are being offered this summer and the facility is available for rental to host parties, meetings and other gatherings.  See our new promotional piece on Moose Tree by CLICKING HERE.

Dragon Pride: A Special Year-End Message from Superintendent Ginopolis

Superintendent Marion Ginopolis is wrapping up the 2013-14 school year with a special message.  Please click image to the left or "Read More" below to see it!

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Lake Orion High School Launches Exciting, New Pre-Engineering Program
At the May 28 School Board meeting, Lake Orion High School's principal provided an exciting overview of the new pre-engineering program being launched this fall. Also in attendan...ce and speaking were representatives from Oakland Schools and engineer mentors from the school's robotics team. More than 300 Lake Orion students have already shown interest in the multi-year program, which promises to address current engineering trends and needs.

The pre-engineering program will be a key component to the engineering/manufacturing/industrial technology career pathway for students, with an emphasis on design, theory and advanced engineering principles. It also will include significant hands-on work in robotics and fabrication. Principal Hawley said it will meet all state standards for such pre-engineering programs, including two tracks to support the needs of students who want to attend a two-year community college or trade school to become technicians or those who want to prepare for studying in traditional, four-year university programs. Advanced math and science courses also are being built into the program's curriculum. Existing LOHS classroom and lab facilities will be used.

This summer, the high school will be establishing a formal advisory group for the program, plus finalizing partnerships with local colleges and/or universities for guidance and dual-enrollment opportunities for our students.


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