• EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18; NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21 School will be dismissed early on Friday, January 18, due to a School Improvement Inservice.  Early dismissal times are as follows:  C.R. Hanna Elementary School at 11:22 a.m., Orion Middle School at 11:28 a.m., and Orion High School at 11:32 a.m.  School will not be in session on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 7:15 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • SAFETY ALERT FROM THE ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE As Illinois school children return to school after their holiday break, I am writing to remind the driving public to be alert for children making their way to and from school.Sadly, this year has seen at least eight kids across the U.S. killed by motorists who failed to stop for school buses loading or discharging passengers.  Five of those kids were killed over two days in November, including a 9-year-old Rochester, Indiana, girl and her 6-year-old twin brothers,.  It is illegal to pass a school bus whose red stop lights are flashing in all 50 states.A one-day survey of 38 states by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:16 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • C.R. HANNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES EXEMPLARY DESIGNATION The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released C.R. Hanna Elementary School's annual School Report Card on October 31, 2018.  The Report Card shows how well C.R. Hanna is progressing on a wide range of educational goals. The State Board has identified C.R. Hanna Elementary School as an “Exemplary” school. The designation means that C.R. Hanna is performing in the top 10% of all schools statewide.  The rating is based on several data points, which include the 2018 PARCC scores, chronic absenteeism, and student growth. C.R. Hanna Elementary School is strongest when we all work together. The C.R. Hanna staff works really hard to make the learning environment a place that students want ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:41 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIAL SURVEY Orion Community Unit School District #223 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the seventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 15 through January 18, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey supplement will be administered from October 23 through January 18. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2018, 1:48 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
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Current Highlights

  • MAKE A WISH "O" The Orion Girls' Basketball Team will be painting the "O" on lawns, driveways, windows, or anything that you can think of.  All of the proceeds will go to the "Make ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2018, 8:40 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Early Bird Savings available for School Physicals at Henry County Health Department! The Henry County Health Department is offering Early Bird Savings for School Physicals!  The Department also offers Immunizations, TB Screenings, Lead Screenings, and Lab Tests.  Please click on link for ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2018, 12:31 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Food Service Non-Discrimination Complaint Procedures To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:36 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • School Wellness Policy Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the District’s educational program, school activities, and meal programs.  This policy shall be interpreted consistently with Section ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:17 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • New Board Policy 4:130-E Exhibit - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications The Orion Board of Education recently adopted a new Board policy, 4:130-E Exhibit - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications.  The new Board policy covers free ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2017, 10:08 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
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