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Summer Camps and Classes Underway!

Our summer program is in full swing as hundreds of kids of all ages participate in camps and classes each week! We have art, theater, technology, nature, sports and academic camps, plus swimming lessons, field trips and so much  more! We have tons of camps still coming up. Register now at www.oronocommunityed.com as spots are filling quickly! See…

HS Mountain Biking Team Preps for Second Season

The Orono High School Mountain Biking Team is gearing up for their second season and is looking for more riders! The team trains in the summer and races in the fall and is open to girls and boys in grades 7-12. Attend the rider & parent meeting to learn more about the team. Monday, June…

Orono MS Track Athletes Compete at Elite Meet

Six Orono Middle School Track team members recently qualified to participate in the Adidas Junior High Elite Track Meet in Kasson, Minnesota.  The meet was held on Friday, May 26th where some of the best junior high track athletes in the southern part of the state competed. Five of the six Orono athletes who qualified…

Pop In & Read Tent

Pop In & Read Tent

Orono Community Education and Read Indeed are sponsoring a summer reading program for children in Maple Plain and Long Lake. Stop by the reading tent to read with an adult and other special guests, play fun reading activities and enjoy special treat days. Pop In and Read is a program for kids in the neighborhood….

GOTR Practice 5K

GOTR Practice 5K

Our Girls on the Run (GOTR) team is getting ready for a 5K on June 3rd at Normandale Community College! To prepare, the team ran a practice 5K on Monday, May 22. The Orono GOTR team is made up of 20 girls in grades 3rd-5th, plus 4 volunteer coaches. The team meets Mondays and Wednesdays…

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…

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…

Welcome Genna!

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 18 at Maple Grove High School. Twenty second-, third- and fourth-grade students completed different challenges that required creative thinking, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving. The second-grade team, “DI Champs!” did the Scientific Challenge and finished 10th out of 11th. The third/fourth-grade team,…

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