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Jack Prisendorf, a seventh-grader at Orono Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 25. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee . Eighth-grader Luc Forsans and seventh-grader Caroline Close placed second and third respectively in the school competition. Additional…

Twenty-three Orono students in grades 8-12 participated in the 63rd Model Assembly Session of the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government program January 5-8. Local students debated bills, passed proposals and sat on the jury for court cases. More than half of the delegation spent the weekend in the newly-renovated State Capitol, as well as in…

The Northwest Tonka Lions Club and its partner, Red Rooster Restaurant of Long Lake, raised $13,777.74 for the Orono Middle School Special Needs Fund. The fund ensures all OMS students have access to school supplies, clothing and footwear for physical education classes, yearbooks, eye glasses and contacts, technology devices, band instruments and more. Pictured, from…

Leonard Tukhlynovych, a sixth-grader at Orono Middle School, was the champion of his division (grades 5-6/85 pounds) at the Badgerland Nationals Wrestling Tournament. It was held January 7-8 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Leonard wrestled kids from across the United States and took first place. Above: Leonard takes his place at the top of the podium. Below:…

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…

Follow SpartansRead! on social media! It is an additional resource to parents that includes book talks, resources and information about literacy along with media center events and happenings. SpartansRead! is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As you search, look for Sparty — he is the face of SpartansRead.

We have a a new opportunity to raise funds for our media center through My Coke Rewards, a rewards program for people who drink Coca-Cola products, including Dasani, Barq’s, Sprite, Powerade, Fanta, Fuze and Minute Maid. To participate, first you must create an account at  mycokerewards.com  and enter in rewards codes from the products. Then when you redeem…

This year OMS will be utilizing this form as a student bus pass. Please download, print off and fill out this form. Send the signed form with your student to be dropped in the main office prior to 10:00 a.m.

OMS yearbooks are currently on sale for $25.  Click here  for additional information or to order a yearbook.

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