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Orono PLUS, an exciting new level of instructional personalization for students, was powered up by the Orono School Board at its May 11 meeting. Personalizing Learning for Unlimited Success is the district’s new program to create learning environments in which every student, grades K-12, has access to personal technology and content to meet their individual learning…

The solar boat teams of Orono Middle School and Orono High School competed May 16 in the Solar Boat Regatta sponsored by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. The competition was held at Riley Lake in Eden Prairie. The OMS boat “Sigma” finished second in the experimental class. The experimental/exhibition class is for creative designs that exceed…

Katherine (Kitty) Crosby and Kassandra (Kassy) Heinrich have been named recipients of the Orono High School Distinguished Alumni and Promising Alumni awards. The pair, selected by an alumni panel organized by the Orono Alumni Association, was honored during Scholarship Night May 19 at the high school. “I am delighted that two such committed and accomplished…

Orono Schumann Elementary will hold its 12th annual School Walk for Diabetes at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 4. The educational fundraiser promotes physical fitness and healthy eating to students, while also raising money for the American Diabetes Association. More than 500 students in grades K-2 will walk a 1-mile route on school grounds. Most students complete 2 to…

Nine Orono High School students captured 13 awards April 25 in the Minnesota State High School League Section 2AA visual arts competition at Mankato East High School. Senior Ava Lambert received a Judge’s Choice Award and two superior ratings in painting. Junior Sabrina Le also received a Judge’s Choice Award and a superior rating in…

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