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Weather Notice

As is apparent, the road conditions are continuing to deteriorate due to the wintry mix of weather.  We anticipate that this may impact our afternoon bus runs.  Please be patient with us, as our drivers will be focusing more on safety than timeliness as we deliver students home.

Waldon Talent Show!

Do you have a special talent you want to show off in this year’s Spring Talent Show? Auditions for a spot in the Talent Show are right around the corner; it’s time to start preparing your act!

Please email Ms. Buffa with any questions at

Permission Slip  -  Talent Show Flyer

Waldon Art Winners from MAEA Show

Waldon students did very well at the Michigan Art Education Association “Young at Arts” exhibit for our region. The follwoing works were selected from the larger student show to travel to the state adjudication at MSU on Saturday, March 7. Below are pictures of the winning work from Waldon.

Emily G. - karoke Collage Rochelle S. - Evolution of Punk

District's Art Students Create Mosaics for Children's Hospital of Michigan Opening in Troy

Lake Orion art students from all three middle schools and the high school, recognizing the healing power of art, created beautiful seven-foot tall glass mosaics this winter for the new Children's Hospital of Michigan, opening in Troy later this year. The project was led by district art chairperson and Waldon Middle School art teacher Jessica Kropog.

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!

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

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.



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