LOCS approves three bid awards at April 14 mtg.

Lake Orion Community Schools approved several bid awards during their April 14 meeting last week which included sinking fund and bond items. First up was a consolidated bid award for both bond and sinking fund projects. The projects included electrical upgrades at Lake Orion High School, resurfacing of the LOHS tennis courts, furniture removal and […]

McQuiston elected to MASB Board of Directors

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion resident and vice president of the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education, Birgit McQuiston was elected to the Michigan Association of School Boards Board of Directors last month. During their meeting in February the LOCS board cast their vote for McQuiston in the Region eight election with […]

LOCS Special Education program thrives despite unconventional school year

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community School’s Director of Special Education, Julie Gutman joined the LOCS Board of Education during their March 24 meeting to give updates on the program’s operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In the beginning of the pandemic, when school districts were forced to close in March 2020, Lake Orion’s […]

LOCS Board of Education approves changes to Webber’s bond scope

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The scope of Webber Elementary’s bond construction projects will be a touch different than originally planned after the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education voted to authorize LOCS administration to execute contracts related to the “Webber Elementary Change Order” in the total allocation amount of $335,748 at their March […]

Lake Orion administrators provide updates on state testing requirements

During their March 24 meeting, Lake Orion schools Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Heidi Mercer provided a few updates on this year’s state testing requirements, specifically in regard to the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). “The only change that has been approved at this particular point in time is that there has been an extension […]

LOCS Supt. Ben Kirby gives COVID update

More than 300 staff and students unable to attend school in person through the ClearToGo app By Megan Kelley Review Writer On March 24, just a few days after Lake Orion High School did away with their hybrid learning model, bringing all in-person students back to school Monday through Friday, Lake Orion Community School’s Board […]

Middle and High school athletes to be tested weekly for COVID

In and order put into place by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on March 19; beginning on April 2, practice and competition for sports involving people ages 13-19 will be prohibited unless all such people participate in a weekly antigen testing. The first test must be completed between April 2-8, the second […]

Golden Pages win 2021 5th grade Battle of the Books

Golden Pages win 2021 5th grade Battle of the Books

It was a friendly and fun battle between 83 Lake Orion fifth graders to earn the top spot in the Orion Township Public Library’s 2021 Battle of the Books. The 2021 program turned the final page on March 24, with 27 teams of two to four students battling it out online, answering questions about the […]

Lake Orion schools honor 2021 Teachers of the Year

By Megan Kelley Review Writer As a district, Lake Orion Community Schools is often commended by members of the community for maintaining a strong staff. In the past year, districts like Lake Orion have had to endure large shifts in the K-12 academic landscape. From virtual learning to in-person learning with strict guidelines, it’s more […]

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