Lake Orion Board of Education Candidates

This Tuesday residents will vote for Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education members. There are five candidates running for four spots on the board. The candidates are: Scott Taylor Family/Occupation: I have been happily married to my wife, Jen for almost 13 years. We have 2 daughters, Natalee who is 11 and attends Oakview […]

Orion students M-STEP results rank in top 10 across Oakland County

By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer When compared against 28 other districts in Oakland County, Lake Orion students rank it the top 10 in every category on the state’s M-STEP test. Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Heidi Mercer recently presented to the board of education the rankings and a breakdown of issues affecting students. […]

LOHS Leadership class cultivates future trailblazers

By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer Many people in the community may have enjoyed the smiling faces in the Homecoming Parade, the halftime activities at the football game or seeing their kids get dressed up for the Homecoming dance. And while Homecoming week in Lake Orion has ended, many people probably never thought about the […]

A great day for a Fun Run at Orion Oaks

Orion Oaks celebrates 20 years By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The smiling, sweaty faces, the laughter and joy that comes from running around a grass track – it’s the kind of activity kids love. And teachers and parents, too. Orion Oaks Elementary held its annual Fun Run fundraiser on Thursday, seeking to raise money […]

Kopec named LOHS varsity girls basketball coach

By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion school district named Kevin Kopec as the new varsity girls basketball coach at the end of September, and he’s a name that should be familiar to students and residents. Kopec has been at the high school since 2002, teaching social studies and American Government. He’s also […]

Buddy Benches spread smiles at Carpenter Elementary

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer Carpenter Year Round Elementary School recently had three “Buddy Benches” installed on their playground. Lake Orion High School junior Avery DePauw, from Boy Scout Troop 128, installed the Buddy Benches to complete his Eagle Scout Project. DePauw is a former student of Carpenter Elementary and wanted to use his […]

School administrators recommend closing Webber Elementary

Superintendent lists several options to ‘right-size’ district By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion school district has known for some time it would need to take steps to cut costs and realign the district to fit the expected student population, and on Sept. 28 the administration executive team recommended closing Webber Elementary as […]

Blanche Sims students receive backpack surprise

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer AT&T Michigan Pioneers presented 40 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need at Blanche Sims Elementary School on September 9. The backpacks included paper, folders, pencils and several other necessary items for students’ success. This marks the 16th consecutive year that the AT&T Pioneers have participated in […]