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Orono Schools hosted two national experts who reinforced the importance of Orono’s efforts to ensure its students are globally competitive. “Orono Schools: Realizing a Standard of International Excellence” was held April 21 at Orono High School. Dr. Jack Dale, chair of the Global Learning Network (GLN) Leadership Council, discussed the skills graduates need in order to…

Members of Orono High School’s Unified Club received The Face of Change Award at the National Unity Awards on May 25 in Minneapolis. The second annual Unity Awards, sponsored by PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center, celebrate those who have made outstanding contributions to address and prevent bullying. Students, parents, educators and community members were invited to submit…

Twenty-eight Orono Middle School eighth-grade students were honored with the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. This is given to eighth-graders who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during sixth and seventh grade, and received 90 percent or better on math or reading subtests of the Explore test. OMS student receiving this honor…

Orono Intermediate School third-graders Woody Field and Lila Solie and Orono Schumann Elementary second-graders Rory Kvern and Adrian Licursi all earned perfect cumulative scores of 18 points in Continental Math League (CML) competition this season. They received medals from CML for the achievement. These four join three OIS fifth-graders who also earned perfect scores in…

The Orono Alumni Association, in collaboration with Orono High School and Orono School District, is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Promising Alumni awards. Fellow alumni, friends and community members are encouraged to nominate an Orono High School graduate who has demonstrated excellence in their chosen field or occupation and/or has demonstrated leadership…

Orono Schools Early Learning programs hosted “Art That Moves” May 13 at the Discovery Center in Maple Plain. The event culminated five months of creative study in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Curious Minds provided T[h]inker Labes in each of the classrooms and made monthly visits focusing on STEAM. Each classroom determined an…

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