Lake Orion High School students to host Culture Night Nov. 14

Lake Orion High School students to host Culture Night Nov. 14

By Jim Newell Managing Editor ORION TWP. — Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the […]

Lake Orion thespians to present ‘CLUE’ for fall theater production

Lake Orion thespians to present ‘CLUE’ for fall theater production

Before they take the stage, the Lake Orion High School thespians rehearse ‘Clue’ during a table reading. Photo by Megan Kelley. Performances are Nov. 16-18 at LOHS By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — Lake Orion High School’s theater department is hard at work preparing for the fall production of “CLUE”, set to open […]

Homecoming Week in Lake Orion!

Homecoming Week in Lake Orion!

The Lake Orion High School senior class competitors won the student Activities Night, which pits the seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen class teams against each other in events like musical chairs while the students are blindfolded, relay races, soccer with a giant inflatable ball, wheelbarrow races and tug-of-war. Homecoming Week included the Powder Puff football […]

LOCS re-ups on library ThinkLink partnership

The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education approved the continuation of the district’s ThinkLink partnership with the Orion Township Public Library. This partnership is approved by the board annually and seeks to expand the educational opportunities and academic achievement of district students by combining each entity’s individual resources. The board voted 6-0 in favor […]

LOHS handbook revisions crack down on substance use

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education approved a student handbook revision at the high school level targeting substance use, but more specifically, vaping. “Over the summer, I had an opportunity to dive a little bit deeper into our issues with vaping. I also had an […]

New Blanche Sims Elementary School opening ceremony

New Blanche Sims Elementary School opening ceremony

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — After more than five years of planning, the brand new Blanche Sims Elementary building is officially open. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting last Wednesday featured district administration, staff, students, members of the school board, township Supervisor Chris Barnett, GMB Architects and contractors from Frank Rewold and […]

Lake Orion gets revved up for Homecoming Week

Lake Orion gets revved up for Homecoming Week

Parade kicks off activities on Sunday By Jim Newell Managing Editor ORION TWP. — Residents all over Orion will swell with Dragon pride next week when Lake Orion High School students celebrate Homecoming Week. Homecoming week begins Sunday with the Homecoming Parade and concludes on Oct. 14 with the Homecoming Dance. The Lake Orion High […]

LOCS board reviews, discusses self assessment results

Communication between members needs improvement, board members say By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education met last Wednesday for one of their two yearly workshop meetings where they reviewed the results of their board self assessment. The board was asked to complete a questionnaire to gauge […]

LOCS Transportation Department helps ‘Stuff A Bus’ with school supplies for Lake Orion students

LOCS Transportation Department helps ‘Stuff A Bus’ with school supplies for Lake Orion students

By Megan Kelley Review Writer LAKE ORION — Over the summer, the Lake Orion Community Schools Transportation Department hosted several “Stuff A Bus” donation drives to collect school supplies for students for the new school year. With the help of Meijer on Brown Road, Pomeroy Senior Center and Orangetheory, the transportation department was able to […]

Lake Orion school district to put two millage proposals on presidential primary ballot in 2024

Voters will decide on non-homestead, Sinking Fund millages By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — Lake Orion Community Schools will be putting forth two millage proposals on the upcoming presidential primary election ballot in February/March 2024. During its meeting on Aug. 23, the LOCS Board of Education approved ballot measures for a non-homestead proposal […]