Lake Orion school board hears stakeholder input and creates superintendent selection criteria

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education was presented with stakeholder input and developed selection criteria for the district’s superintendent search during a special meeting on June 6. Stakeholder input Input from stakeholders was gathered in May through an anonymous survey and 12 meetings. More […]

LOCS’s Assistant Superintendent Adam Weldon appointed interim superintendent

By Joseph Goral Staff Writer jgoral@mihomepaper.com LAKE ORION — Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education appointed Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Adam Weldon as interim superintendent during a regular meeting on June 12. The move will be effective July 1, as per state law. Weldon will not serve longer than eight weeks, according to […]

Lake Orion softball fall to Hudsonville in state final

Dragons finish season 38-6 By Mark Snyder Special to the Lake Orion Review In the end, the comeback kids fell one short. The Lake Orion High School softball team’s penchant for pulling out amazing wins throughout the MHSAA state playoffs concluded in the June 15 Division state title game as the Dragons fell 5-0 to […]

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 […]