LOHS announces plans for “drive-in commencement” ceremony July 30

Lake Orion Community School’s Administration sent out communication on Monday outlining their plans to hold an in-person “drive-in” graduation ceremony in the Lake Orion High School student parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on July 30. “Last spring, LOHS surveyed our graduates on their preferences for graduation; since then, there have been additional meetings between students […]

Ben Kirby named new superintendent of Lake Orion Community Schools during board meeting on Monday

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met on Monday and unanimously agreed on selecting Ben Kirby as the district’s new superintendent. In the past several weeks, the board had pored over dozens of applications and held interviews for their top candidates, dwindling the process down to the final […]

LOCS names Rick Arnett as interim superintendent

During the June 24, Lake Orion Community School’s meeting, the LOCS Board of Education was tasked with naming an interim superintendent. With very little discussion, the board agreed to name Rick Arnett, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, the Interim Superintendent. Arnett will serve as interim for the period of time between the departure of Superintendent […]

LOCS anticipates funding cuts heading into 2020-2021 school year

By Megan Kelley Review Writer As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country and the world, it’s difficult to find anyone who has not been impacted in some way. Even with summer in full swing, schools continue to operate under uncertainty as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. During their June 24 board meeting, […]

Supt. Ginopolis heads up list of LOCS retirees

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community School’s honored this year’s retirees during their June 24 regular meeting, held via Zoom. While traditionally the board invites all retirees to their in person-meeting to honor the teachers and staff who had given many years to the district, they were unable to continue this tradition this […]

LOCS Board of Education selects superintendent candidates for first round interviews, selection expected by the end of June

The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met on June 8 to make their selections for first round superintendent interviews. LOCS received 29 applications for the position and narrowed the selection down to the six candidates they wish to interview this week. Interviews are scheduled for June 15-17 in one-and-a-half-hour segments and were live […]

LOHS makes plans for in-person graduation July 30

Lake Orion High School’s Interim Principal Dan Haas, Ph.D., recently sent out communication to high school students and parents informing them that an in-person graduation ceremony was being planned for July 30. The anticipated venue for the ceremony is the LOHS Field House. “At this point, we do not have enough information to announce a […]

LOCS board approves remote participation, speaks out against countywide millage

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met on June 3 for their last regular meeting before the end of the 2019-2020 school year where they discussed a request for enhancement millage and remote participation. According to Superintendent Marion Ginopolis, board President Jim Weidman, the board had recently received […]

Lake Orion Schools breaks ground on Early Childhood Center

Lake Orion Schools breaks ground on Early Childhood Center

Lake Orion Community Schools made history on June 4 by breaking ground on the district’s new Early Childhood Center at the corner of Joslyn and Clarkston roads. “A new Early Childhood Center is a dream that our district has talked about and wished for for many years,” Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Heidi Mercer […]