A thunder of nearly 500 Dragons look to the future after graduation

A thunder of nearly 500 Dragons look to the future after graduation

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com INDEPENDENCE TWP. — Tassels turned and caps were tossed as Lake Orion High School’s Class of 2024 ended the high school chapters of their lives. The Dragons will now turn to the endless possibilities awaiting in the future. Nearly 500 seniors and their families, friends,  administrators and teachers celebrated […]

Lake Orion Community Schools hires three new teachers, school psychologist and speech-language pathologist

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education approved five new hires during a regular board meeting on May 22. Among the new hires are three teachers, a psychologist and a speech-language pathologist. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Adam Weldon introduced each hire to the board […]

Lake Orion High School Senior of the week: Courtney Reisler

Parent(s): David and Melissa Reisler GPA: 3.86 Favorite subject(s): Chemistry and Algebra Extracurricular activities: Lacrosse and golf Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy painting, running and snowboarding Plans after graduation: I plan to go to Central Michigan University and study pre-med and hopefully join their club lacrosse team Courtney is proudest of: The people I surround myself with […]

LOCS Board of Education authorizes sale of Administration Building to West Investment Group

Board accepts $700,000 offer from developer By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Board of Education authorized the sale of the district’s Administration Building to West Investment Group during its regular meeting on May 22. The $700,000 purchase will be made by West Investment Group, allowing West Construction access to […]

LOEA board members endorse Heidi Mercer as LOCS’s next superintendent in ‘highly unorthodox’ move by union

Lake Orion instructional leaders also support Mercer By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — On May 6, Lake Orion Education Association (LOEA) President Jeff Faber told the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education on behalf of the union that the union’s executive board unanimously voted to endorse Heidi Mercer as the next […]

LOCS administrators, board discuss bond construction project plans

$22 million ‘not enough’ to finish original intent of projects, officials say By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education discussed construction work to be completed on several buildings as part of the district’s bond projects during a work session this month. The work was discussed […]

Lake Orion High School Senior of the Week: Andrew Drakos

Lake Orion High School Senior of the Week: Andrew Drakos

Parent(s): Steven and Teresa Drakos GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject(s): History, English Language Arts. Extracurricular activities: Track and Field, working out, water sports. Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and learning new information. Plans after graduation: I plan to run Track and Field at the Division 1 level throughout college […]

Lake Orion High School Senior of the week: Dominic Novak

Lake Orion High School Senior of the week: Dominic Novak

Parent(s): Larry and Michele Novak GPA: 3.82 Favorite subject(s): History, however I have begun to enjoy chemistry because having Mrs. Bendle is making it fun. Extracurricular activities: Lacrosse, football, special olympics basketball Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy golfing and pickleball. I also like helping with youth sports as that is where I got my passion for sports […]

Lake Orion school board selects MASB as superintendent search firm

Survey for stakeholders on desired qualifications is open through May 22 By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — After selecting the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) as the superintendent search firm on April 29, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday to discuss the next […]

Adriana Waller – Senior of the Week – April 24, 2024

Adriana Waller – Senior of the Week – April 24, 2024

Parent(s): Wayne and Michelle Waller GPA: 4.139 Favorite subject(s): Math Extracurricular activities: Competitive swimming Hobbies/Interests: I like to hang out with my friends, go on bike rides, do puzzles and go to concerts. Plans after graduation: Attend Aquinas College to study Mathematics and be on their swim team. Adriana is proudest of: I am most […]

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