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Four Orono Intermediate School fourth-graders medaled in National Mythology Exam. It is the first time OIS has participated in the competition. Eva Redmond and Henry Shafer earned silver medals, while Abby Henry and Brynja Lockman received bronze medals. Also participating were Justin Barry, Madeline Dent, James Field, Billy Foster, Addie Furst, Henry Jackson, Ainsley Kaufman,…

For the first time, Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with the top three honors. In all, the 35 fifth-graders captured 25 ribbons, medals and championship plaques. The competition was held April 21 at Chaska Community Center. The field of competitors included 173 students on 36 teams. OIS sent seven…

Orono Schools’ 13th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser April 6 raised $5,256. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and Maple Plain Food Shelf. To date, the community event has raised over $60,000 for the two beneficiaries. Their food shelves serve residents of Hamel, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth and…

The Imaginators, a team of third- and fourth-grade students from Orono Intermediate School, placed second in Destination Imagination regional competition. The South and Southwest Metro regions were held February 18 at Maple Grove Junior High. The team, which tackled a fine arts challenge, will now advance to state competition April 22 at Jackson Middle School…

Orono Intermediate School fourth-graders spent January 31 or February 1 in an all-day Kindness Retreat led by Youth Frontiers . The retreat supports the school and district’s work in character education , and aligns with the Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat that eighth-graders experience. Students met in small groups to talk about their school, what is currently happening and how it…

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), raising $5,600. “To have raised this much money is absolutely unheard of for a single sale,” said Colin Crane, one of the founders of The Pulsera Project ,” and immediately places your school among…

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…

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…

The 2016-17 Orono Elementary Yearbook K-5 is currently on sale for $20. Special pricing orders are due by Monday, October 31, 2016. The price of the yearbook will increase to $2 on November 1, 2016. Please click on  Yearbook Flyer  for additional information or to place your order.

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