• ESSAY CONTEST An essay contest "What Are You Passionate About" is open to all high school students residing in the Western District Library district (Orion, Illinois) or Orion School District, including those attending public, private, and home schools.  The essay should be 900-1,200 words and should communicate what activity you are most interested in and passionate about, describe it in detail, why you enjoy it so much, and how you hope to continue to incorporate that activity in your life.  Friday, September 30, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., is the deadline for entrants to register as contestants (in person) at the Western District Library in Orion.  Friday, October 28, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 10:01 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION 2017 Orion Community Unit School District #223 will have three (3) School Board seats to be filled at the April 4, 2017, Consolidated Election.  Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2021.Candidates for the office of School Board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 20, 2016.  The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 12 through December 19, 2016, at the Henry County Clerk's Office in Cambridge, Illinois.Due to changes in the state election laws two years ago, candidates may obtain petition packets from the Henry County Clerk's Office in Cambridge, or their website:  www.henrycty.com or from the State Elections website:  http://www.elections.il ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 8:46 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • ORION SCHOOL BOARD SELECTS JOE BLESSMAN FOR SUPERINTENDENT  The Orion School Board has employed the District’s next Superintendent, Joe Blessman.   Mr. Blessman comes to Orion from Brimfield Community Unit School District #309.  He has been working in Brimfield as Superintendent/High School Principal for the past three years.  Prior to Brimfield, Mr. Blessman worked as a Biology Teacher at Metamora Township High School, where he later moved on as the Dean of Students.  Joe then transitioned into the role of Superintendent/Grade School Principal for Riverview CSD #2, where he worked before moving to Brimfield.The Board has worked extremely hard to confirm alignment of Board, Staff, and Community members on the criteria for what a superintendent means to Orion.  Some of these criteria ranged from instructional ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2016, 5:46 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment Bullying, intimidation, and harassment diminish a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate. Preventing students from engaging in these disruptive behaviors and providing all students equal access to a safe, non-hostile learning environment are important school goals.Bullying on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, military status, unfavorable discharge status from the military service, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender-related identity or expression, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability, order of protection status, status of being homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics, or any other distinguishing ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2016, 9:19 AM by Kyle Taylor
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Current Highlights

  • Information Concerning School Cancellations and Delays If school is delayed or cancelled, staff and parents of our students will be notified via SchoolMessenger, the district's automated notification system.  Please take the time, if you have ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2016, 8:55 AM by Kyle Taylor
  • Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes are available at the Superintendent's Office for those citizens who are 65 years of age or older and live in the Orion School District ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2016, 8:50 AM by Kyle Taylor
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