Latest News & Information

Young Learners Wanted! DK/Kindergarten Info Nights Start Next Week!

It's almost time to enroll Lake Orion's youngest learners in school! Developmental kindergarten and traditional kindergarten information nights at the district's elementary schools start next week, with resident student registration on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  CLICK HERE for more information and the open house schedule.  Welcome to our newest Dragons!


District Refinances School Bonds, Saving Taxpayers $3.6 Million

Taking advantage of a favorable interest rate environment, earlier this month Lake Orion Community Schools refinanced existing bond debt issued in 2005 and worth $28.3 million. Lake Orion’s Board of Education approved the transaction last fall.

Taxpayers will see a total savings of about $3.6 million as a result of this transaction. This includes direct savings of $2.3 million and a cost avoidance of about $1.3 million that the district would have had to borrow from the state’s School Bond Loan Fund to repay parts of the earlier bond.


School District Names Teachers-of-the-Year!

 

Lake Orion Community Schools announces the Teacher-of-the-Year honorees for 2015 - one from each level: elementary, middle school and high school.  The winners - Teresa West (top), Orion Oaks Elementary, with Principal Ken Nuss; Matt Moede (middle), Scripps Middle School, with Principal Dan Haas; and Julia Dalrymple (bottom), Lake Orion High School, with Principal Steve Hawley. Congratulations to these outstanding educators and role models, who now move on to represent Lake Orion at the county level. Go Dragons!


Penny War Planned to Benefit Blessings in a Backpack

All Lake Orion elementary schools are participating in a "Penny War" the week of February 23-27 to raise much needed funds for Blessings in a Backpack - Lake Orion.  The building that raises the most money, calculated on a per student basis, will win the coveted Penny War Trophy, to be held by the school for a year!  So, start gathering that spare change and donate to a great local cause.  For more information, CLICK HERE.


Trivia Night Raises More Than $20,000 for Blessings in a Backpack - Lake Orion
The Knights of Columbus Hall was packed for last week's Trivia Night benefiting Blessings in a Backpack - Lake Orion, the local non-profit organization that provides food to district students of all ages who may otherwise go hungry on the weekends. More than $20,000 was raised for the organization, enough to feed 200 students for a year, making the night a huge success!  Approximately 1,500 Lake Orion students receives free or reduced-price lunches every school day. Persons interested in making additional tax-deductible donations can send checks payable to Blessings in a Backpack Lake Orion, P.O. Box 321, Lake Orion, MI 48361.

Kindergarten Information Night!

 

Please come and join us on

March 10th at 6:30 PM

for Kindergarten Information Night.


We look forward to seeing you!

Kindergarten Night!


Lake Orion Ski/Snowboard Club

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Get Your Spirit Sticks!

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Help support technology at Orion Oaks!
 


Winter 2015 Edition of Dragon News Now Available!

A parent workshop, bond refinancing, winter weather, a baby sturgeon, free software, math night, national band and choir honors, a special holiday party, sports plus plenty of pictures and more in the Winter 2015 issue of Dragon News, available by clicking HERE.

 


Winter is Here! Weather-Related School Closings

Winter’s icy breath is here.  Nobody wishes a repeat of last winter, but Superintendent Ginopolis and her team recognize there will probably be at least a few days of missed school due to inclement weather.  The district also knows the decision to open or close the district in such situations has a big impact on families.  Our top priority when making such choices is the safety of our students and staff.  A number of factors are considered when making the decision to close our schools due to the weather conditions.  Click Here


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