St. Joseph’s students pack boxes at Gleaners

Some students at St. Joseph School in Lake Orion started off the school year by helping out others in the community. Sixth grade students went to Gleaners Food Bank in Pontiac to sort cans and other food products to be donated to needy families. The sixth graders collected over 400 pounds of food, which will […]

Lake Orion schools to sell Clarkston Road property, repurpose Pine Tree

By Jim Newell Review Editor Lake Orion Community Schools plans to sell property it owns in Oakland Township and will repurpose Pine Tree Elementary, something the school board members had hoped for all along after announcing last November that the district would close the school. The board of education directed Superintendent Marion Ginopolis and the […]

Lake Orion has ‘America’s Favorite Crossing Guard’

By Jim Newell Review Editor For five years Penni Robertson has stepped into Flintridge Street near Joslyn Road holding her stop sign high and beckoning Carpenter Elementary students to cross the street, one eye on the motorists, the other on her charges. Now, when Robertson wades out into the street – with a smile for […]

Lake Orion schools cut one principal position, reassigns three others to new buildings for next school year

By Jim Newell Review Editor As part of Lake Orion Community Schools restructuring plans, one elementary school principal has been laid off due to the closure of Pine Tree Elementary beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Three other elementary building principals have been reassigned to new schools to help the students with the transition process. […]

Lake Orion Community Schools — Building and Site Sinking Fund Update

February 22, 2017 Fund Operations, Internal Controls and Revenue Update: Building and Site Sinking Fund revenue is managed using a separate bank account and reconciliation process. The project management planning, oversite and internal control team and processes have been defined and are now in place. Projected tax revenue for the December 2016 levy is $3.4 […]

Lake Orion schools announce three distinct Teachers of the Year

By Georgia Thelen Staff Writer Lake Orion Community Schools recently announced their 2017 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) award winners, representing Lake Orion’s high school, middle school and elementary school programs. Kevin Kopec, a teacher and girl’s varsity basketball coach at Lake Orion High School, was awarded the 2017 TOTY award. Kopec is a government, […]

LO graduate and tech mogul visits current students

By Georgia Thelen Review Writer Matt Zittzmann, a 2004 Lake Orion graduate, visited his hometown on Dec. 19 to speak with technology-minded students about his endeavors. Zittzmann is CEO and cofounder of Kamcord, a mobile application that allows the user to record what is playing on their smartphone or tablet screen. Zittzmann described the journey […]

Ginopolis gets high marks in annual performance review

By Jim Newell Review Writer Superintendent Marion Ginopolis received a “highly effective” rating from the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education members in her annual performance review, presented at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting. The evaluation represents Ginopolis’s performance over the 2015-16 school year and is “based on the district’s strategic Goals and Objectives,” […]