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Instructional staff members new to Orono Schools began the new school year on Thursday, August 22, for two extra days of training. Returning staff members begin the year on Monday, August 26. We welcome 21 new members to our faculty: Orono Schumann Elementary Molly Hautman, second-grade teachers Orono Intermediate School Abby Halloran, third-grade teacher Ashley… Continue Reading New school year starts for new staff members

More often than not, when you see “Orono Schools” it is followed by, “Where excellence is a tradition and a goal.” In the business world this is known as our brand promise:  what our stakeholders can expect from our product and services. These eight words eloquently and succinctly state that, while we are proud of… Continue Reading Welcome to a new year of pursuing excellence

Two Destination Imagination teams from Orono performed exceptionally well at the global finals, which were held May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. The team “Time Turners” placed 24th in the Service Learning Escape Artists Challenge (elementary level) and first among all Minnesota teams in that category. Members are, in alphabetical order, Gage Parrish (5), Audrey… Continue Reading Two Orono DI teams fare well in global finals

When Dumas Apple House in Orono closed, Orono Schools Child Nutrition was left without a local source of apples.  Whenever possible, the department prioritizes local providers and has been recognized for its efforts in the Farm-to-School program. Well, as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. The door that opened was the Hennepin… Continue Reading District branches out to grow its own apples

Ten Orono High School artists were recognized with 13 awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition.  It was held in April at Chaska High School. Svea Torgerson received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Insomnia.” She also received superior ratings for two additional drawings. Judge’s Choice winners were… Continue Reading Ten OHS artists take home 13 MSHSL awards

For the second consecutive year, Orono Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.… Continue Reading OPS earns national honor for music program

Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with second and fourth places. In all, the 35 fifth-graders captured 10 ribbons, seven medals and a trophy. The competition was held April 26 at in Shoreview. The field of competitors included 130 students on 28 teams. OIS sent seven teams; Blaine, Champlin, Edina,… Continue Reading IS Math Masters team wins second place

Connor Rausch, a second-grade student at Orono Schumann Elementary, earned a perfect cumulative score of 18 in Continental Math League (CML) competition this season. He received a certificate and a medal from CML. CML competitions begin in second grade.  This year, there were 175 second-grade teams from across the nation. Only 46 second-graders from those… Continue Reading Connor Rausch completes perfect CML season

A team of 25 sixth-graders from Orono Middle School competed in a Math Masters mathematics challenge March 4 in Chaska. Overall, there were 38 teams with 184 students from around the metro area participating. The competition is divided into three categories:  fast facts, individual rounds and team rounds. In Fast Facts, Jake Pfeifer placed in… Continue Reading Math Masters students compete + succeed

E-Cigarettes and Vaping from Orono Schools on Vimeo . Orono Schools, in cooperation with the Orono Middle School Parent Association and Spartan Parent Association, presented “The Dangers of Vaping & E-Cigarettes” on March 21. A guest speaker from the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota covered electronic cigarettes, vaping use among teens and parent and community resources. Administrators from both Orono Middle School and… Continue Reading Video: Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Vaping

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