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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…

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…

To ensure its new Indoor Activities Center is a vibrant addition enjoyed by community members of all ages and interests, Orono Schools has created a Core Planning Group. The group, comprised of 26 community members and seven ad hoc members, met for the first time on January 4. The Core Planning Group is charged with…

Orono is not satisfied to be among the best in Minnesota or the United States. By participating in the Global Learning Network, the district is able to compare the performance of Orono High School 15-year-olds to those around the world. The most recent international PISA test results were released December 6. The Program for International…

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