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Although the total hasn’t been finalized, Orono Schools’ 13th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser April 6 raised more than $4,500. 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,…

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…

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.

To view the supply list, please  click here . If you have any questions regarding school supplies, please contact Melinda at mhoskins@orono.k12.mn.us or 952-449-8486.

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 fun…

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