Lake Orion middle schoolers wage a ‘Battle of the Books’

On March 9, 45 students from Oakview, Scripps and Waldon middle schools met virtually for the Lake Orion Community Middle Schools and Orion Township Public Library’s 2021 Battle of the Books. Melissa Kempski, Media Specialist at Oakview Middle School; Rebecca Lowe, Media Specialist at Scripps Middle School; Katherine Montei, Media Specialist at Waldon Middle School; […]

School of Choice discussion continues at LOCS workshop

By Megan Kelley Review Writer School of Choice (SOC) was again a topic of discussion at the Lake Orion Community School’s Board of Educations workshop meeting on Feb. 24. School of Choice students had also been discussed by board members at their Jan. 27 meeting. Traditionally, LOCS accepts School of Choice students at a rate […]

LOCS approves IA consortium resolution agreement 6-1

Last year, school districts within Oakland County approved an amended governance structure and consortium agreement with the International Academy (IA). Lake Orion Community School’s Board of Education voted to approve the amendment and consortium agreement along with ten other school districts while two districts (Bloomfield Hills and Avondale) voted no. This resolution went into effect […]

LOCS unveils future plans for Dragon Virtual at Feb. 10 mtg.

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools presented Dragon Virtual plans for the fall 2021-22 school year at their regularly scheduled board meeting Feb. 10. There to deliver the presentations were Dragon Virtual Coordinator Nick Coccia and Director of Curriculum Kerri Anderson. LOCS began working on a virtual learning program in March 2020 […]

Lake Orion schools present winter student achievement data

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met on Feb. 10 with a packed agenda. One of the main focuses of the night was expected to be the district’s student achievement presentation. Much like the student achievement presentation delivered in October of last year, the board was joined by district […]

Supt. Ben Kirby provides district COVID-19 update

During the school board’s Feb. 10 meeting, Lake Orion Community Schools Superintendent Ben Kirby gave the board an update on where the district is regarding COVID-19. At the time of the meeting, the district had 15 total positive cases (both students and staff), with 15 staff quarantining, four of which received positive COVID results. Additionally, […]

LOCS school board votes McQuiston for MASB Board of Directors

Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education unanimously cast their Region eight vote for LOCS Vice-President Birgit McQuiston to be a representative on the MASB Board of Directors. The Michigan Association of School Boards sent out the ballot to elect members of the MASB Board of Directors last month. School boards across Michigan were asked […]

LOCS approves School of Choice for 2020-21 school year

By Megan Kelley Review Writer During their regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 27, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education discussed school of choice (SOC) authorization for the 2020-21 school year. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Rick Arnett, along with Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Heidi Mercer, presented the data regarding school of […]

Twelve LOHS athletes commit to playing at collegiate level

Twelve LOHS athletes commit to playing at collegiate level

By Megan Kelley Review Writer On the morning of Feb. 3, twelve Dragon athletes signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the college level. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the traditional collective signing after athlete introductions was scratched in favor of an approach that would allow for proper distancing. Inside of the Lake […]