Latest News & Information

Proposed LO Building and Site Sinking Fund Projects

CLICK HERE for a detailed 12-page summary of the proposed sinking fund projects by school building and year with cost estimates. There is even more information on the ballot proposal by clicking on the button to the right. The proposal is on the Aug. 2 ballot.

Overview of 2016 LOCS Building and Site Sinking Fund Ballot Proposal

Looking for an overview of the 2016 Building and Site Sinking Fund Ballot Proposal? CLICK HERE or on the image below to access a PowerPoint presentation on the subject.  It explains how our district is currently funded, the State's expectations for schools to address their facility needs, details on the sinking fund levy, long-term facility repairs, renovations and replacement projects that would be completed at each school, differences between a sinking fund and bond millage, which Oakland County districts currently use sinking funds, how much it will cost the average taxpayer and steps to acquire an absentee ballot if one will be unable to attend the polls on August 2.  Additional information is available by clicking on the button to the right.

Information on 2016 Building and Site Sinking Fund Ballot Proposal Now Available

On August 2, voters in the Lake Orion School District will be asked to consider a building and site sinking fund ballot proposal. A dedicated source of funding is needed for long-term facility repairs, renovations and replacement projects. This work will help provide the district’s 7,600 students, staff members and community with safe and functional educational facilities.  The proposed 2 mill sinking fund would generate approximately $3.5 million annually for ten years.  About one-third of the State's public school districts currently have a sinking fund in place to address their facility needs, including 12 of 28 districts in Oakland County.  CLICK HERE for detailed information on the ballot proposal and what the sinking fund would help address the district's facility needs.

School Tool Box Orders

Click here to place your School Tool Box order for the 2016-2017 school year.

Book Swap Dates

Blanche Sims will be running the summer book swap program again this year. Bring the books you selected back to the media center on the dates below, and swap them for new books to read. The book swap will be open from 11:00 - 12:00 on these dates:

Wednesday, June 29th

Wednesday, July 20th

Wednesday, August 17th

Hope to see you there!

School Supply Lists for 2016-2017


Click on the grade below to print the supply list.

DK, KDG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ASD

Summer Reading and Math Clinic

Summer school at Blanche Sims will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

August 9th - August 25th from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

For more information email Debbie Manganello

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.


PowerSchool will be unavailable through the summer and will resume access as school registrations begin.  For new families inquiring about schedules, please contact your child's school once they reopen for the new year.


Young Americans returning to Lake Orion for five days of fun, August 2-6!

The Young Americans summer camp is returning to Lake Orion this summer. There will be five days filled with classes and workshops in vocal performance, professional dancing, audition skills, improv acting and songwriting and that is just the beginning, as students prepare for a one hour variety show while making new friends and building self confidence. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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.

LOHS Pool Open Swim Schedule for June/July

Beat the heat and have fun at the Lake Orion High School natatorium pool this summer.  CLICK HERE for a schedule of open swim times. $5 for adults/teens; $4 for children 12 and under/senior citizens. Kids 2 years-old and under are free with parent. Discount punch cards for multiple visits are available.  For more information, call 248-814-1715.





Click here to find out more information about the Summer Head Start Band Program.


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