News from Orono Public Schools

Orono Schools is seeking applicants to serve on a Core Planning Group (CPG) that will assist in designing the Indoor Activities Center recently approved by district voters. Expertise of CPG members will be used to develop recommendations to the School Board about how the design of the center will facilitate student, team and community use, as…

Four K-8 Physical Education teachers and a technology integration coach from Orono Schools presented during the Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Educators fall conference November 10-11. From left are: Luke Runka, Orono Schumann Elementary; Lisa Sperling, Orono Intermediate School; Christine Gagnon, instructional technology coach (6-12), Carrie Senske, Orono Schumann Elementary; and Rachel Starr, Orono Middle School. With a combined 64 years…

The district’s 2016-17 school calendar earned a Gold Award in the 2016 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. This year’s calendar – “Speaking of Success” – features proverbs and quotations reflecting the  goals and values defined in the district’s Strategic Plan. This year the competition received…

The Orono High School Speech Team has been recognized nationally by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). The team received at least 100 degrees last school year, placing it in the top 23 percent of chapters nationwide and securing it membership in the league’s prestigious 100 Club. NSDA has 120,000 members nationwide. “This milestone…

We Scare Hunger, a districtwide food drive conducted October 31-November 3, collected 1,377 pounds of food donations. That exceeded last year’s total by more than 50 pounds. Nonperishable food items were collected at each school, as well as at three businesses in Long Lake:  ChiroCenter, Harvest Moon Natural Foods Co-op and Orono Station. Members of…

Pat Prindle, assistant coach of the girls’ soccer team at Orono High School, has been named the Minnesota State Class A Girls’ Assistant Coach of the Year by the Minnesota High School Soccer Coaches Association. Prindle also serves as director of coaching and player development for the Orono Thunder Soccer Club. Prindle was nominated by…

It was a special day, in more ways than one, for Orono High School on Saturday, September 24. Above:  OHS mathematics teacher Michelle Swenson, front row center, was honored as the 2016 Special Olympics Minnesota Outstanding Volunteer. A great Orono contingency was on hand. OHS graduate Hank Seward (Class of 2016), front row center, was…

Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional three OHS students achieved commended status. The semifinalists are:  Joseph Kahnke, son of Randall and Elisabeth Kahnke, Long Lake; Nora Luetmer, daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Luetmer, Medina; and Betsy Surver, daughter of David and Kristin…

2016 Orono High School Homecoming King Mark Willson and Queen Grace Bloomquist. 2016 Orono High School Homecoming Court, from left: Back row – Marit Francis, Sydney Schroeder, Olivia Chumbler, Megan Geelan, Megan Albers, Jaedyn Freshwater, Grace Reiners, Maddie Fischer, Katherine Kieley, Katie Kimmes, Danika Brockman, Chloe Chumbler, King Mark Willson, William Swanholm, Owen Erpelding, Ethan Church, Lucas…

OHS boasts 159 AP scholars

A total of 159 Orono High School students have earned the distinction of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. Orono High School has enjoyed consistently increasing numbers of AP Scholars. There has been a 69 percent increase from 2013, when the…

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