• OMS LEGO ROBOTICS NEWS On December 3, 2016, our OMS Lego Robotics teams competed against other area Quad-Cities' teams at John Deere headquarters in Moline.  They were judged in the following areas:  core values, a problem and solution presentation, robot design, and robot programming.  The 6th Grade Team, "Lego Lords", had an awesome "rookie team" showing!  They did very well in all categories and will be a force to be reckoned with in the future!  The 7th and 8th Grade Team, "Yellow Brick Road", received the Champion's Award for being the overall best team at the competition in their qualifying group and were selected to advance to the state level.     The 6th Grade Team Members for "Lego Lords" are Jennie Abbott, Eric ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 1:10 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY Dear Parents,  Beginning November 16, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2016, 7:03 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 Nov 28, 2016, 7:59 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 Nov 28, 2016, 8:27 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 Nov 28, 2016, 8:32 AM by Kyle Taylor
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