Orion Art Center hosts middle school artists’ exhibition

Art Center announces scholarship opportunity for high school artists By Megan Kelley Review Writer ORION TWP. — The Orion Art Center (OAC) is opening the doors on their first exhibit of 2023 this month, showcasing artwork from all three local middle schools. Art teachers Jerry Brazeau from Scripps Middle School, Amanda Miller from Waldon Middle […]

LOCS Board of Education reorganizes, elects new officers for 2023

Birgit McQuiston takes over as board president By Megan Kelley Review Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education returned from holiday break for their first meeting of 2023 on Jan. 11. The first portion of the meeting was dedicated to the swearing in of board members Steve Drakos, Jake Singer […]

Senior of the Week — Ivan Dashkevich

Parents: Alena Sletten and Jeremy Sletten Grade: 12 GPA: 4.48 Favorite subject(s): Economics, Math. Extracurricular activities: Forensics, DECA, Chess club, Swim and Dive, Water Polo, Economics team, Social inquiry. Hobbies/Interests: Local TV program host, Intern at Oakland University. Plans after graduation: Study Economics at a university. Ivan is proudest of: Winning 4th in the state […]

LOHS DECA club recognized as a THRIVE level chapter

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer ORION TWP. — Lake Orion High School’s DECA club was one of 525 chapters that achieved THRIVE level recognition this year and will be commended at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held in April 2023 in Orlando, FL. The Lake Orion DECA students who contributed to the THRIVE recognition […]

LOCS Supt. Ben Kirby receives “highly effective” rating in annual evaluation

By Megan Kelley Review Writer LAKE ORION — Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education has completed their annual review of district Superintendent Ben Kirby. The process was conducted by the Superintendent Evaluation Committee during multiple work sessions throughout the year. This year-end review serves as both the conclusion of the 18 month review period […]

LOCS school board approves secure entry bid awards

By Megan Kelley Review Writer LAKE ORION — During their meeting on Dec. 14, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education continued to approve bid awards for ongoing school bond and sinking fund projects throughout the district. This time, the board approved secure entry renovation bid awards at Oakview Middle School, Waldon Middle School […]

Senior of the Week — Amen Young

Parents: Ryan and Hilary Young Grade: 12 GPA: 4.1 Favorite subject(s): ELA. I am an avid reader and poetry lover. I find a lot of joy in being able to explore my passions in and outside of an academic setting. Extracurricular activities: I am a member of NHS, NEHS, Rho Kappa, Leadership, DECA, Cultural Outreach, […]