• ORION BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS Goal Area 1 – Student Achievement/CurriculumThe Board of Education shall support the curriculum at each grade level within the District ensuring each grade is aligned to the Illinois standards.  Subjects of focus shall be Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Health.  The Board shall assign the Administration the task to assess the district’s overall curriculum and give a status report and proposed plan moving forward.  The Board shall then determine how it will support the chosen direction. Goal Area 2 – Programs and Services The Board of Education shall support professional development opportunities for the staff targeted at those individuals developing skills and resources that help advance the district in its educational offerings and improve student learning ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 8:21 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • SCHOOL DISMISSED EARLY ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20; NO SCHOOL ON DECEMBER 21 ~ JANUARY 2 School will be dismissed early on Wednesday, December 20, for the start of Winter Break.  Early dismissal times are as follows:  C.R. Hanna Elementary School at 2:02 p.m., Orion Middle School at 2:08 p.m., and Orion High School at 2:15 p.m.  School will not be in session on Thursday, December 21, through Tuesday, January 2..  School will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Happy New Year!
    Posted Nov 28, 2017, 8:26 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • NEW ORION SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES Please help welcome our new Orion School District employees:  Ashlee Amador ~ High School Activities Director and C.R. Hanna Aide; Jeff Anderson ~ Middle School Assistant Wrestling Coach; Larry Anderson ~ High School Assistant Boys' Basketball Coach; Lynsay Bainter ~ C.R. Hanna Aide; Jennifer Crouch ~ Extended School Program (ESP) Childcare Provider; Suzy Ferry, Middle School Aide; Parker Haley ~ Middle & High School Vocal Music Teacher; Brandi Hull ~ Bus Driver; Dennis Lehr ~ C.R. Hanna Custodian; Ted Leuck ~ 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Coach; Andrew Lister ~ High School English Teacher, High School Detention Supervisor & Junior Class Sponsor; Tori Matzen ~ High School Assistant Volleyball Coach; Emily McVietty ~ 7th Grade Girls' Basketball Coach; Samantha Rhoades ~ Extended School Program (ESP) Childcare Provider; Jamee Sovey ~ C.R. Hanna Aide ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2017, 4:03 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION RESULTS The school board election for Orion Community Unit School District #223 was held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Three seats on the seven-member board of education were filled at the election and will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2021.  The official election results are as follows:             Four-year term:             Brandon Cooper (Western Township)                 336             Aaron J. Kayser (Western Township)                  320             Christina S. Monson (Andover Township)          296             Brandon Cooper, Aaron J. Kayser, and Christina S. Monson were elected for four-year terms expiring in April 2021.  Thank you candidates for your interest in Orion Community Unit School District!
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 11:14 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
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Current Highlights

  • 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, 9:17 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, 12:08 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Information Concerning School Cancellations and Delays If school is delayed or cancelled, staff and parents of our students will be notified via SchoolMessenger, the school district's automated notification system.  Please take the time, if you ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 8:05 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes are available at the District Office for those citizens who are 65 years of age or older and live in the Orion School District.  These ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 9:12 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
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