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2016 Operating Levy & Bond Referendum

Citing a thorough planning process and research demonstrating needs, the Orono School Board voted unanimously to place two school funding questions on the ballot of the November 8 General Election. The district will seek voter approval for additional operating funds to avoid a projected deficit and construction of an indoor activities center to enhance and…

OHS boasts 159 AP scholars

A total of 159 Orono High School students have earned the distinction of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. Orono High School has enjoyed consistently increasing numbers of AP Scholars. There has been a 69 percent increase from 2013, when the…

James (Jim) Van de Ven, Ph.D., Orono High School Class of 1997, joined the ranks of the Distinguished Alumni, and Erin Shaunessey Murray, OHS Class of 2000, was named as this year’s Promising Alumni by the Orono Foundation for Education and its alumni association. Van de Ven, married to Deb Van de Ven and father…

Orono Schools Early Learning program will hold its annual Kids’ Stuff Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Discovery Center, 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain. An entrance donation is requested. A preview sale will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, September 23. There is a $5 entrance fee….

Orono High School will celebrate Homecoming Week September 19-24. Each day will boast its own dress-up theme.  In addition, there will be a variety of athletic and special events. Here are highlights of the week: Monday, September 19 Theme: Pajama Day  Event: Homecoming coronation, 2 p.m., gymnasium Tuesday, September 20 Theme: Comic-Con Day Wednesday, September…

This year, school lunch menus are going digital. NutriSlice is a new program that will make menus more interactive to increase students’ understanding of meal options. This feature is available online at orono.nutrislice.com or by clicking the “Lunch Menus” tab at the top of the district homepage. For those with a smart phone or tablet, a…

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