Lake Orion Schools receives “highest level opinion” in annual audit

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education received an “unmodified opinion” for the district’s annual audit, the highest form of assurance the district could receive. Joining the board to present the audit were Donna Hanson and Jenny Kolbow from Plante Moran. Hanson provided a summary overview […]

LOCS reviews strategic plan progress

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer  LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education heard about the district’s progress and further objectives for year two of its strategic plan during the board meeting on Nov. 29. In April 2022, the school board approved the new strategic plan to guide the district through 2027. […]

Dragon student-athletes sign national letters of intent

Dragon student-athletes sign national letters of intent

Thirteen students to continue athletic careers in college sports By Megan Kelley Staff Writer ORION TWP. — Thirteen Lake Orion High School student-athletes signed national letters of intent in November to play their respective sports at a collegiate level next year. This is the first of three signing days held by the district to highlight […]

Andrea Curtis named new Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance for Lake Orion schools

Lake Orion Community Schools has named Andrea Curtis the district’s new Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance. Curtis will take over the position after the new year on Jan. 1 and succeed John Fitzgerald who will retire later this month after 12 years in the position. The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education approved […]

Lake Orion Community Schools bond and sinking fund updates

LOCS Assistant Supt. of Business and Finance John Fitzgerald discusses bond and sinking fund projects, upcoming funding plans By Megan Kelley Staff Writer ORION TWP. — It’s been several years of progress for Lake Orion Community Schools after two ballot measures, a sinking fund millage in 2016 and a bond in 2018, were passed by […]

Lake Orion Board of Education reviews annual enrollment data for 2023-24 school year

District enrollment declines by 118 students By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — During its meeting on Nov. 8, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education received its annual enrollment presentation from Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Adam Weldon. This is an annual presentation given to the board after fall student count day […]

Lake Orion High School automotive program awarded $30,000 grant

Lake Orion High School has received a grant of $30,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support automotive equipment upgrades. The grant, submitted by second year LOHS Automotive Instructor Justin Montgomery, is one of the largest grants received by the automotive program in recent history, Lake Orion Community Schools said in a news release on […]

LOHS thespians present ‘CLUE’, Nov. 16-18

By Megan Kelley Staff Writer ORION TWP. — The Lake Orion High School thespians premiere their fall play this week with performances of ‘CLUE’ on Nov. 16-18. The play is based on the board game CLUE and features well-known suspects like Mr. Green, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard. “It’s based off the board […]

Lake Orion school board approves bid award for HVAC equipment

Bid a part of second phase of bond work By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — At its meeting last week, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education approved a bid award for Waldon and Oakview Middle Schools for new HVAC equipment, boilers, air handlers and a chiller. Both schools have been undergoing […]

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 […]