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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

Dear Parents and Community Members, Inspire. Greatness. Together. Three simple words that, when combined, create a powerful direction for our school district. Five years ago, a group of 27 stakeholders – representing parents, business people, community leaders, support staff, teachers, administrators and school board members – came together and created a Strategic Plan. The process… Continue Reading Three simple words, one powerful direction

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

OHS senior Maria Keller, founder of Read Indeed, has been awarded the Diana Award for 2017 for her work in literacy and providing more than 2 million books to children in need. Keller is one of six young people from the United States to be recognized this year. The Diana Award is given in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales,… Continue Reading Maria Keller receives Diana Award for 2017

Understandably, parents and guardians want assurances that personal information and data about their children are secure and protected by the district. These questions are rising as we use the Internet, mobile apps, cloud computing, online learning and other technology to deliver instruction in exciting new ways. In Orono, we strive to be clear about what data… Continue Reading How the school district protects student data

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