Sara Wendland named new principal of Waldon Middle School

This week, Lake Orion Community Schools announced Sara Wendland as the new principal of Waldon Middle School. Wendland became assistant principal at Waldon in 2021 after spending several years as both a middle school and high school English teacher in Royal Oak. “During my time here, I have grown to love being part of this […]

LOCS school board hires new director of special education

School board approves creation of technology director position By Megan Kelley Staff Writer LAKE ORION — During its meeting on May 31, the Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved hiring a new director of special education and the creation of a new technology director position. Due to the recent retirement of Julie […]

Lake Orion High School students presented with TPW Alumni ‘Heart of a Dragon’ scholarship in memory of Ted Swietlik

The winners of this year’s Ted Swietlik “Heart of a Dragon Scholarship” are Lake Orion High School students Anthony Schulte and Madison Merrell. The scholarship was established seven years ago by the Television Production Workshop (TPW) alumni in memory of Ted Swietlik, a 2014 graduate of Lake Orion High School. Ted was a two-year member […]

Farewell to (old) Blanche Sims Elem.

Open house, final tours set for May 21 By Megan Kelley Review Writer LAKE ORION — The clock is almost up on the old Blanche Sims elementary school facility. With school ending and construction nearing completion on the new Blanche Sims facility, Lake Orion Community Schools is inviting members of the community to see the […]

Lake Orion High School continues to provide opportunities for international students

Host families for foreign exchange students needed By Megan Kelley Review Writer ORION TWP. — The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education received a presentation on the high school’s SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) during its meeting on April 26. “A couple years ago, Lake Orion Community Schools started their student exchange visitor […]

LOHS 2022 yearbook class wins prestigious Spartan Award from Michigan Interscholastic Press Assoc.

LOHS 2022 yearbook class wins prestigious Spartan Award from Michigan Interscholastic Press Assoc.

11th Spartan Award in the past 14 years By Megan Kelley Review Writer ORION TWP. — Lake Orion High School’s yearbook class has once again been awarded the Spartan Award from The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association for the 2022 Lake Orion High School Dragon Yearbook. During this year’s awards, judges commented on the yearbook’s coverage, […]

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