• NO SCHOOL ON FEBRUARY 17 & 20, 2017 School will not be in session on Friday, February 17, 2017, due to a teachers' institute.  School will also not be in session on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents' Day.  
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 8:55 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP Registration for children planning to attend Kindergarten in Orion Community Unit School District #223 in the Fall of 2017 will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 3:00-6:00 p.m., at C.R. Hanna Elementary School, 900 14th Avenue, Orion, Illinois.  If you are unable to attend Kindergarten Registration on February 23, please stop by the C.R. Hanna Office during regular office hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).New this year!  ALL new Kindergarten students will register online!  Please check this website (after February 15, 2017) for a link to begin the process.To enter Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 10:44 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION The School Board Election for Orion Community Unit School District #223 will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Three seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 4 election.  All three seats will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2021.  School board elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Membership of the board of education is restricted to a maximum of three members from any congressional township.  The three seats with terms expiring in April 2017 are from the townships of Andover (1), Colona (1) and Western (1).  The four seats with terms expiring in April 2019 are from the townships of Colona (1), Rural (2 ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 2:14 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • NEW BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER The Board of Education, at the January 18, 2017, Orion Board of Education meeting, approved the appointment of Brandon M. Cooper to fill the vacant Board of Education member position, effective immediately.  Mr. Cooper will fill the vacant position until the next consolidated election to be held on April 4, 2017.  The vacant Board of Education member position was the result of long-time Orion Board of Education member, Dwayne Anderson’s, resignation on December 14, 2016.  We welcome Mr. Cooper to the Orion Board of Education and thank him for serving our school district! 
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 1:52 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
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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, 10:27 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, 10:32 AM by Kyle Taylor
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