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Orono Alumni Returns for Year of Service

During the 2016-17 school year, the Orono School District hosted an Americorps Promise Fellow, Sarah Adams. Adams is also a 2011 graduate of Orono. As the end of the school year approaches and she concludes her year of service, we are seeking candidates to serve our school district for the 2017-18 school year. Promise Fellows…

Calling all Artists! The Westside Art Guild is holding their next monthly meeting on Monday, May 1 at 7 pm at the Discovery Center Room 202 in Maple Plain. All area artists are welcome to join. Under the wing of the Discovery Arts Council, the guild hopes to create a strong visual arts groups as well as…

Americorps Promise Fellow Position

The Orono School District is hiring an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow for the 2017-2018 school year. This year-long position allows the individual to gain hands-on experience supporting students within the school district. This role would be a great fit for someone with interests in education, counseling, youth development, or social work. For more information contact Genna Torney…

Orono Community Education is proud to introduce a new addition to our team, Genna Torney. Genna is the Youth Development Coordinator. Here is a little bit about Genna: Genna comes to Orono Community Education as a former Orono graduate and community practice social worker.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with her…

Summer Registration Now OPEN!

Registration for Summer 2017 classes and programs is now open! Register online at www.oronocommunityed.com . Copies of the brochure will arrive in mailboxes soon. In the meantime, see an electronic version of the brochure, here . Register early as classes fill quickly!  

Orono Destination Imagination Teams Compete at Regionals!

Orono’s Destination Imagination (DI) teams competed in a regional tournament on February 18th at Maple Grove High School. 20 2nd – 4th grade Orono students completed different challenges that required creative thinking, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving. The 2nd grade team, “DI Champs!” did the Scientific Challenge and finished 10th out of 11th. The…

Now Hiring – OK Kids Group Leaders

OK Kids, our school-age child care program, is hiring Group Leaders! We’re looking for caring, energetic individuals with previous experience caring for school age (ages 5 -12) children. Group Leaders work in the classroom to supervise using appropriate classroom management techniques and plan and implement age-appropriate activities for school age children. Do you love working…

Table Tennis Club Featured in Star Tribune

The Orono Table Tennis Club, among others from across the state, was featured in a recent Star Tribune article. The article highlights various club teams and notes this club sport’s rise in popularity across the state! Read the article here!                   The 2017 Orono Table Tennis Club has 22 members and…

Middle School Sports Registration OPEN!

Registration for Winter Spring Middle School sports is now open! Winter Spring Middle School Sports Track & Field: Grades 6 – 8 (Boys & Girls) Boys Tennis: Grades 6 – 8 Golf: Grades 7 – 8 ( Boys & Girls) HOW TO REGISTER: If you have received instructions from the school district on registering for activities via ParentVUE,…

Welcome to the Team!

Orono Community Education is proud to introduce our new Recreation Specialist, Sam Steele.  Here is a little bit about Sam: Sam comes to Orono Community Education as a recent Exercise and Sport Science graduate of UW-River Falls. She spent the past summer as a Youth Fitness intern at the Centre in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In…

Hit the Slopes!

Hit the Slopes!

Have a blast skiing or boarding with your friends this winter during the Middle School Ski/Snowboard Trips. Bring your own gear or rent at the site. All trips are from 3 – 11 pm. Friday, January 20 at Hyland Hills Friday, February 10 at Wild Mountain Friday, February 24 at Afton Alps Friday, March 3…

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