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All voters in Minnesota can choose to vote before General Election Day (Tuesday, November 7) by absentee ballot without providing a reason. Early voting for the Orono School Board election begins Friday, September 22. To vote early – either in person or by mail – visit the District Office, 685 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd.,… Continue Reading Early voting opens for School Board election

Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional 11 OHS students achieved commended status. This is the most students recognized by the NMS program from OHS in more than 10 years. All of the students will be honored by the Orono School Board at… Continue Reading OHS boasts 14 National Merit students

The second annual Fast & Freaky 5K Costume Fun Run will be held Saturday, October 28. The event is a fundraiser for the Orono High School Nordic Ski Club. The 5K starts at 10 a.m. with a course of two loops around the Orono Schools campus, including trails in the Oliver Griebb Abbott Environmental Learning… Continue Reading Nordic Ski Club sponsors Fast & Freaky 5K

Orono High School will celebrate Homecoming Week October 9-14. 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, October 9 Theme Pajama Day Events Homecoming coronation, 2 p.m., gymnasium Tuesday, October 10 Theme Salad Dressing Day (Grade… Continue Reading Homecoming’s here! OHS celebrates Oct. 9-14

Whether it was in the classroom or on the playing field, Oiva “Ike” Pesonen always inspired students to do their best. Ike passed away September 12 at the age of 98. In the history of Orono High School, there have only been three football coaches. Ike served as the first coach from when the high… Continue Reading OHS mourns loss of its first football coach

Learn about the many pieces that make up the school funding puzzle, and challenges facing public school budgets. “Making Sense of Public Education Funding” will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins. The guest speaker is Tom Melcher, director of the Program Finance… Continue Reading Legislative coalitions host funding seminar