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News from Orono Schumann Elementary

The Orono Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor the second annual Spartan Sprint Saturday, May 21. There will be a 5K chip-timed run/walk, a 1-mile fun run, 400-meter trot and 100-meter tot trot. All of the races start and finish in Pesonen Stadium on the Orono High School campus. The schedule for the morning is: 8…

The kindergarten class of Jennifer Drake at Orono Schumann Elementary is working on opinion writing and beginning to write letters to people stating feelings and opinions. The class decided to write letters to Orono police officers because they wanted to tell them how they felt about them. They also made them little thank-you bags to…

Diane Urick, second-grade teacher at Orono Schumann Elementary, is KS95’s Teacher of the Week. The program, in its 11th year, “celebrates and recognizes teachers’ contributions to our kids in helping make them successful in school and for the future.” An interview with Urick, who was nominated by a parent, aired Friday, January 22, during the morning…

Ten Orono Schools staff members have been granted tenure during the 2015-16 school year. This noteworthy accomplishment was celebrated in a ceremony prior to the November 9 School Board meeting. Orono Schumann Elementary staff members honored were: Adam Lamparske, principal (mentor Dr. Scott Alger) Luke Runka, physical education teacher (mentor Carrie Senske) Laura Young, second-grade teacher (mentor…

Order your yearbook now for $20. The price increases to $25 on February 1, 2016. Click here to place your order online.

Recess Rock Stars is a character education program unique to Orono Schools. The goal of the program is to cultivate a culture of respect, inclusivity and kindness for our students through the recognition and rewarding of positive choices and behaviors. See how well it works by watching our video .   Parent and grandparent volunteers are crucial to the program’s success. Being a volunteer is…

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