Lake Orion Community Schools' staff consistently is recognized among the state's best.
2018-19 award winners:
- Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Rick Arnett was named the state of Michigan’s Outstanding HR Administrator of the Year.
- Board of Education President Birgit McQuiston, earned the Michigan Association of School Boards Master Diamond Award.
- Transportation employees Rhonda Chapman and Troy Campbell received the 2019 Oakland County Excellence in Transportation Award.
- Food Service employee Kris Hafner named LOCS Support Person of the Year.
- Learning Options Supervisor Kristin Sliwinski was selected as part of the "Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2019."
- Operations director Wes Goodman was appointed as a member of the Statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council.
- Waldon Middle School 8th grade science teacher Jon Gray, won the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Partners in Conservation Award.
Oakview Middle School eighth-grade teacher Cindy Kaump and her 2017-18 students' work appears in a new teacher resource manual, "Literary Nonfiction," an English Language Arts teaching book from Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City.
- LOCS: Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education
- Orion Oaks Elementary, Waldon Middle School, Scripps Middle School, Library of the 21st Century recognition
- ELA coach Kate Dimeo, 2017-18 Excellence in Education Teacher of the Week
- Assistant Superintendent Heidi Mercer, 2018 Michigan Science Teacher Administrator of the Year
- PHASES paraprofessional Donna Squires, 2018 Oakland Schools Betty Campion Northeast Quadrant winner for support person of the year
- LOHS Television Production Workshop advisor Roger Smith, 2018 Digital Arts Film & Television Teacher of the Year
- Bus drivers Krystal McCulloch and Laurie Roe, recipients of 2018 Oakland County Excellence in Transportation awards
- Cheerleading coach Nicole Hills, Competing Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Division One Coach of the Year.
- LOHS Art Teacher Melissa Wilson, "Inspiring Educator" Scholastic Art Award for the Southeastern Region