LOCS prepares to move forward with strategic planning process

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education is getting ready to begin the strategic planning process. To kick-start the process, the board was visited by Debbie Stair, Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) during their meeting on July 21. Strategic planning had been […]

LOCS Supt. Ben Kirby receives ‘effective’ rating in 2020-21 evaluation

The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education presented their ratings for the first superintendent evaluation of Ben Kirby at their meeting on July 21. “The Lake Orion Board of Education has conducted the annual review of the superintendent of schools (Ben Kirby). The thorough review process was conducted during multiple work sessions by the […]

Gretchen Hynes to fill principal position at Stadium Drive

Lake Orion Community Schools has been busy in the past few months filling administrative positions throughout the district. Last week, the district announced that Gretchen Hynes will take over the role as principal at Stadium Drive Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. Hynes has worked in the district as a teacher at Carpenter Elementary, Orion […]

Jamie Evans hired as supervisor of Pine Tree Center

On Monday, Lake Orion Community Schools announced that Jamie Evans would be filling the role as Pine Tree Center Supervisor. The position was recently left vacant after the previous supervisor, Jillian Knapp took the position of principal at Orion Oaks Elementary. Evans has experience in the district, most notably working as a social worker and […]

LOHS student wins congressional art contest

Representative Elissa Slotkin held her third annual High School Art Competition for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District over the weekend to continue the annual celebration of her district’s youth and their artistic abilities. First place was awarded to Lake Orion High School student Monica Garcia for her painting “Ofrenda”. This year, there were 37 entries from […]

LOCS approves bid award for athletic storage building

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools continues to make progress with bond work with the approval of a bid award for an athletic storage building. The building is set to be built at the Lake Orion High School football stadium site, which will house a good deal of equipment. Currently, athletic and […]

LOCS discuss diversity, equity and inclusion at June 23 mtg.

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education received a presentation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within the district from Michelle Cureton, the district’s DEI Coordinator and history teacher at Lake Orion High School, during the board’s June 23 meeting. “DEI has been a highlighted topic this year in […]

Lake Orion Schools provides end of the year achievement data

By Megan Kelley Review Writer During the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting on June 23, district Data Specialist Missy Butki presented end of the year student achievement data. Butki has joined the board several times in the past year providing insight on what was being referred to as a “COVID Slide” […]

LOCS names Jillian Knapp as new principal of Orion Oaks

Lake Orion Community Schools announced last week that Jillian Knapp would be filling the principal vacancy at Orion Oaks Elementary School beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Knapp has filled a variety of roles in LOCS, most recently as supervisor at Pine Tree Center. Prior to that, she was district special education coach and data […]