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The Orono High School National Honor Society chapter inducted 59 students on Wednesday, January 11. New members are: Sophia Andrews Andreas Andrews Christian Babo Maeve Banavige Andrew Baran Ivy Barrett Sam Bartel Alex Berger Natalie Brekken Ashley Clemens Rachel Constant Kevin Cornelius Natalie Cumming Olivia Eriksson Owen Erpelding Abby Fay Tenille Fredrickson Megan Geelan Gabby…

It’s no secret that computer science is changing every industry on the planet. Every 21st century student will need strong technology skills and should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Enter Hour of Code. First held in 2012, this school year it was December 5-11. With the help of Instructional Technology Coach Bailey…

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed the week of January 23 as Paraprofessional Recognition Week. Paraeducators (as they are known in our district) work in a variety of positions including, but not limited to, instructional assistants and special education assistants, as well as assistants in the lunch room and on the playground. Regardless of their specific job…

The final results are in and a holiday service learning project at Orono Intermediate School was un éxito muy grande (a very big success)! Fifth-graders engaged in a six-week service learning project called The Pulsera Project . They studied the realities of poverty in Nicaragua while also opening their hearts and minds to the uplifting, colorful side of…

Bob Tunheim was unanimously re-elected by his Orono School Board colleagues as chair for the 2017 calendar year. The vote, taken at the January 9 meeting, was part of the board’s annual reorganization. Tunheim was first elected to the board in 2009, and succeeded John Malone as chair in 2016. He will continue to serve…

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