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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…

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…

Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School (OIS) and Orono Middle School (OMS) certainly lived up to their name, capturing first places in their respective regional competitions. Both schools won first places in last year’s competitions as well. This year’s OIS team of 30 students topped the performance of last year’s highly-decorated team in its…

Two of the nine teams that Orono Middle School advanced from building-level competition placed in the World Savvy Festival. The regional competition, which included 17 schools, was held April 30 at Macalester College in St. Paul. The World Savvy Challenge is an academic opportunity for students to engage in inquiry around a global theme and…

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