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Oakland County Sheriff's Office ramps up school zone traffic enforcement

Lt. Dan Toth, commander of the Orion Township OCS Substation, is imploring people to change their driving habits with the start of the new school year on Sept. 6. The goal is to protect the District's children and crossing guards. Failing to stop for a school bus will cost a driver $300 and a three-point ticket. Speeding in a school zone will cost a driver $170-$250 and 2-4 points. Lt. Toth said he hopes awareness slows people down, but his officers will not hesitate to enforce the law.

School Supplies for 2016/17

Save time! Save money!  And let someone else do your shopping for school supplies.  Our teachers have put together their supply lists for 16/17 that you can order from School Supplies 1st.  Supply boxes will be available for you to pick-up on Registration Day, August 25.  Deadline to place your order is Friday, July 15.

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Pine Tree Elementary teacher wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Pine Tree Elementary fourth grade teacher Francie Robertson will be visiting the White House next month!  She has been selected as the State of Michigan’s recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for mathematics, K-6th grade level.  Robertson will receive her award at a special ceremony in Washington D.C. on September 8.  She and her husband also will be attending educational and celebratory events, and meeting with members of the Administration.  The winners were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process at the state level.  She was originally nominated for the award a couple of years ago. 

LO School District recognized for academic success, financial accountability by the State of Michigan

Lake Orion Community Schools has always strove to be accountable to our students, families and the community so it is especially gratifying to have received a special notice from the State’s Department of Education this week, informing us that we are being recognized as one of only 58 public school districts out of 540 across the state as “Notably Successful” in the recent Michigan Education Finance Study.  The report states that Lake Orion has achieved the highest measure for Above Average Academic Performance, plus another standard for High Absolute Performance, Growth or Special Population. In the letter from State Superintendent Brian Whiston, he says “Your district was held as the high water mark in helping determine the financial resources needed to help students be academically successful.” Whiston commended the focus, hard work and commitment of the District’s administrators, School Board, teachers, students, parents and the community to sustain a rigorous, high-quality learning environment.  CLICK HERE to read the letter.

Read the Summer 2016 edition of Dragon News!

Important information on the district's sinking fund ballot proposal, restructuring plans, balanced budget for next school year, Carpenter Elementary anniversary, LOHS and Learning Options graduations, Baker College program, Teachers-of-the-Year, the high school's Future Educators program, sports success and more are included in the summer edition of Dragon News! CLICK HERE to read it.


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.


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