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November 2tst Edition!

Winter is Here! Time to Talk Weather-Related School Closings

Winter’s icy breath has come early this year.  At least we are not alone, for most of the country is unseasonably cold right now.  Thank you Mother Nature!  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

LO Schools Earns "District of Distinction" Honors for Reading Intervention Program
Lake Orion Community Schools was named a "District of Distinction" in the latest issue of District Administration magazine for its Kindergarten Reading Earl...y Intervention Program launched two years ago. It pairs full-time reading interventionists with teachers in Lake Orion's 24 kindergarten classrooms to boost early literacy of the district's youngest students. Earlier this year, the reading program was honored by The Oakland Press/Oakland Schools and Michigan School Board Association. Congratulations to Julie Gutman, Jillian Knapp, and Tammy Oberle for their outstanding work. Click here to read more:

LOEF's Evening for Education Sets New Attendance Mark

A record 155 people showed their support for Lake Orion Community Schools by attending the ninth annual Evening for Education, hosted by the Lake Orion Education Foundation (LOEF).  The event was held on November 1 at Indianwood Country Club.  The Foundation raises funds for grants given to Lake Orion educators to enhance educational opportunities for district students.  This year’s event featured dinner, musical entertainment, a silent auction, gaming tables, dancing and more.  For more information on LOEF programs, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit

Lake Orion Students Now Have Access to Free Microsoft Office Software for Home Computers
The Lake Orion Community Schools district is now participating in the Office 365 Student Advantage Program. This gives our students in grades 3 through 12 free access to the full version of the latest Microsoft Office suite of programs, installed directly from the Office 365 web portal on up to five Windows or Mac computers. Middle school and high school students have an Office 365 log-in to gain immediate access; elementary students will receive their Office 365 account information from their school, so parents can help them download the free software. Please note elementary students will not have access to Office 365 email. Click here for more information,

2nd - 5th Grade Artists
2nd - 5th grade artists created a patterned mural design. Patterns are a principle of design.


Blanch Sims 2014-2015 School Supply Lists
DK Supply List Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List 2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List  4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List ASD Supply List


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