High school contact sports resume Feb. 8

In a surprising turn of events, high school contact sports are back on starting this week. In an executive order passed down by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 4, high school contact sports were allowed to resume Feb. 8 under strict guidelines. “Contact sports are allowed as long as participants […]

LOHS presents “Help Desk” and “The 39 Steps” Feb. 11-13

The Lake Orion High School Thespians are back in action with the production of two winter plays that will be live-streamed Feb. 11 through 13. While in past years the LOHS thespian troupe have performed a winter play and spring musical, this time around the talented students will be presenting two virtual plays: Don Zolidis’s […]

Lions Club continues a holiday tradition at the Pine Tree Center

Lions Club continues a holiday tradition at the Pine Tree Center

PTC students celebrate Christmas in January this year By Jim Newell Review Editor Each Christmas season, the Lake Orion Lions Club planners arrange it so that Santa Claus, Buddy the Elf and the Lake Orion Lion mascot get to visit the Pine Tree Center to spread holiday cheer to the students. Typically, the visit includes […]

LOCS approves bid award for bond projects

The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a bid award for structured cabling. This project is apart of series one of the school bond that was passed by Orion voters in 2018. This project includes new cabling infrastructure and upgrades to technology closets that are expected to be completed in […]

LOCS to discuss Dragon Virtual at Feb. 10 mtg.

Lake Orion Community Schools will hold the first of their two Feb. meetings at 6:30 on Feb. 10. During this meeting, district administration is expected to give a presentation on the Dragon Virtual program as planning for the 2021-22 school year begins. Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Heidi Mercer has noted that the district […]

LOCS anticipates additional $500,000 in CARES funds

By Megan Kelley Review Writer During their Jan. 13 regular meeting, Lake Orion Community School’s announced that they were receiving additional CARES funds. “There was a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill at the end of December,” Kirby said. “Really what it means for the schools is that we’ll get about four times of what was […]

Dragon Virtual enrollment down for second semester

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community School’s Dragon Virtual enrollment numbers took a dive during the secondary education (middle and high school) re-enrollment period for the second semester. As stated at the beginning of the school year, enrollment for Dragon Virtual was a full-year commitment for elementary families and a semester-by-semester commitment for […]

LOCS ‘ready to go’ with in-person learning on Jan. 19

By Megan Kelley Review Writer After several challenging months for Lake Orion Community Schools, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for the district as students returned to in-person learning on Tuesday. The district has had students who were supposed to go to school in-person learning in a fully remote […]

Lake Orion school board re-organizes at first mtg. of 2021

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education did a bit of reorganizing at their Jan. 13 regular meeting after the swearing-in of the four members elected in November, two of which have no prior experience on the board. Danielle Bresett and Susan Flaherty were elected for their first term […]

MHSAA announces starting dates for winter sports

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently announced the anticipated starting dates for high school winter sports. Just as the season was beginning, the MHSAA paused winter sports on Nov. 18. Outdoor athletics, like girls and boys alpine skiing, was allowed to resume on Dec. 21. Under current orders from […]