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AppleTV Media Players: Used Equipment Auction
SOLD OUT!  NO REMAINING ITEMS AT THIS TIME.
Surplus equipment up for auction:
We have a limited number of used and no longer needed AppleTV media boxes for sale.  The district has found a less expensive product that works better in our school network.  The AppleTV units have many features more suited for a home network and entertainment environment.   Click here for auction link 
 

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LO Marching Band Wins First Competition of Season

Lake Orion’s marching band traveled to Novi over the weekend for its first competition of the year.  Bad weather forced the bands to perform in the gym at the high school.  Every judge placed the Dragons first, with the marching band taking both the “Best Music” award and first place overall.  All of the judges commented how well Lake Orion’s band performed given the circumstances, as well as said how intrigued they were with the storyline of the show.    On Sunday, the Dragons performed in the school’s Homecoming Parade, thankfully finishing slightly before the rains came back.  The marching band's next performance will be at this Friday's Homecoming football game and then on October 4 they travel south for the Bands of America Toledo Regional at the Glass Bowl.  The Dragons have been finalists at BOA regionals for the past eight consecutive years, a streak they hope will continue.


K-3 Standards Based Grading

Lake Orion Community Schools has implemented standards based grading for grades K-3.  Each elementary building has informational meetings scheduled to explain standards based grading.  In addition, the following resources have been created for parent reference.  Please feel free to contact your building principal with any questions. 

Resources:

K-3 Standards Based Grading Letter
Frequently Asked Questions
Video Explaining Standards Based Grading
Kindergarten Report Card
1st Grade Report Card
2nd Grade Report Card
3rd Grade Report Card


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 .


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 https://www.facebook.com/watchLOAM


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!


Lake Orion Teacher Selected as State Finalist for Presidential Award

Francie Robertson, a fourth grade teacher at Pine Tree Elementary, has been selected as a Michigan state-level finalist in mathematics by the selection committee for this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program. She is one of two mathematics teachers selected to represent our state’s best at the national competition. The state selection team said they were very impressed with her commitment to excellence in teaching and her compassion for students.  

As a state-level finalist Francie is automatically a candidate for the state Presidential Award which will be determined by judging at the national level. A national committee reporting to the National Science Foundation will name the teacher selected for the Presidential Awards from Michigan’s finalist(s).  The teacher selected as the state Presidential Awardee will be notified officially by the White House in the spring of 2015. Each state Presidential Awardee will receive $10,000 and an all-expense-paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., where Presidential Awardees will be honored in a variety of recognition events.

 


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 HEREhttp://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20140813/state-report-cards-show-wide-gaps-in-performance

 


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