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Orono High School Senior, Grace Berbig began Letters of Love Club last October at Orono High School.  After her mom passed away at the age of 10 from cancer she was inspired to help people who are going through similar battles to what her mom experienced.  She loves children and got the idea of create… Continue Reading High School Student Holds Gala for Letters of Love

AAA Honors for Two Seniors

AAA is an honor that recognizes Seniors who excel in Academics, Arts, and Athletics through the MSHSL.  Sara Murley and Matt Koltes were the outstanding Orono winners recognized this past Sunday at Gustavus Adolphus College.   

The Orono Dance Team, the Spartanettes qualified for state in both Jazz and Kick.  The teams finished 1st in Sections in High Kick and 2nd in Sections in Jazz.  The state tournament will be Friday, February 14-15 at the Target Center.  Orono will dance on Friday in Jazz at 3:12 p.m. with Finals that night if… Continue Reading Spartanettes are going to State!

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Joey Mariani won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 23rd.  The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 32nd annual National Geographic Bee.   Eighth-graders Blake Barrington and Marcello Sforza placed second and third respectively in the school competition.… Continue Reading Joey Mariani wins Geography Bee at Orono Middle School

Students from Orono Senior High School recently received recognition for their outstanding performance in the Fall Session of The Stock Market Game™ (SMG).  These students all participated in SMG in Lisa O’Halloran’s class.  Ted Kummel, Caleb Stephens, Colin Whittington, and Maria Williams took 2nd place in the High School Division in Minnesota.  ACCESS TO EXPERIENTIAL… Continue Reading Orono Senior High School Students receive recognition in “The Stock Market Game”

Due to developing weather conditions, Orono Schools will dismiss Orono High School students and Orono Middle School students one hour early (1:30 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. respectively). This will allow our secondary buses to complete their routes and return in time to pick up elementary students on schedule. ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED. THE ACTIVITIES… Continue Reading Weather Update for Friday, January 17th

FeePay Update

**UPDATE: Friday, January 3rd, 2020** **FeePay is currently undergoing maintenance and will not be available until further notice.  Thank you for your patience as they work on these changes.** We want to let you know about some changes you will see in the FeePay and Community Education registration systems that will impact how you register for Community Education… Continue Reading FeePay Update

Front row, from left: Dr. Amy Steiner, Renae Von Kaenel, Shiow-Jen Sun, Kristen Rasmussen and John Twernbold. Back row, from left: Rebecca Burnham, Jennifer Ivers, Sara Ibs, Virginia Enfield, Bryce Rasmussen, Maria Bacon, Alyssa Stamm, Dr. Jennifer Runck and Bryan Buzzard. Not pictured: Kristen Huppler and Kirsten Vaage of OMS; Jennifer Stankevitz of OIS; and Kristina… Continue Reading District grants tenure to 19 faculty members

For its service-learning project, the D-ainty I-nvaders, Orono’s grade 3-6 Destination Imagination team, is collecting items to support Crossroads Animal Shelter. Below is a list of items that are being collected. Donations can be brought to Schumann Elementary, Orono Intermediate School, Orono Middle School, Orono High School and Discovery Center through Friday, December 20.

Alex Townsend has been selected to lead the Orono Schools Technology Department as the district’s new Technology Coordinator.  He replaces Penny Pease, who retired in November. Townsend was most recently employed as Digital Resource Coordinator in Eden Prairie Public Schools.  During his three years in that role, his accomplishments included building an online school for… Continue Reading District selects new Technology Coordinator

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