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Ever wonder where the school bus is and when it will get to your stop? No more need to guess; download the new Versatrans My Stop app and get updates every 5 seconds! This free service will launch Monday, December 4. The simple, yet informative tool gives parents, guardians and students the ability to know… Continue Reading When’s the bus coming? Be app-solutely sure!

Nine teachers employed by Orono Schools have been granted tenure during the 2017-18 school year. This noteworthy accomplishment was celebrated in a ceremony prior to the November 13 School Board meeting. Honored were (alphabetically by school): Orono Schumann Elementary Emily Purnell, second-grade teacher (mentor Betsy Taylor) Becky Schultz, first-grade teacher (mentor Tina Dickinson) Orono Intermediate… Continue Reading Nine teachers earn tenure in the district

Stephanie March, Orono High School Class of 1989, has been recognized as this year’s Distinguished Alumni and Justin McCoy, OHS Class of 2002, as this year’s Promising Alumni. The pair were honored at an October 14 breakfast at Woodhill Country Club Barn. March is senior editor and food and dining editor of Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine.… Continue Reading March, McCoy receive OHS alumni honors

Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional 11 OHS students achieved commended status. This is the most students recognized by the NMS program from OHS in more than 10 years. All of the students will be honored by the Orono School Board at… Continue Reading OHS boasts 14 National Merit students

Whether it was in the classroom or on the playing field, Oiva “Ike” Pesonen always inspired students to do their best. Ike passed away September 12 at the age of 98. In the history of Orono High School, there have only been three football coaches. Ike served as the first coach from when the high… Continue Reading OHS mourns loss of its first football coach

Dear Parents and Community Members, Inspire. Greatness. Together. Three simple words that, when combined, create a powerful direction for our school district. Five years ago, a group of 27 stakeholders – representing parents, business people, community leaders, support staff, teachers, administrators and school board members – came together and created a Strategic Plan. The process… Continue Reading Three simple words, one powerful direction

OHS senior Maria Keller, founder of Read Indeed, has been awarded the Diana Award for 2017 for her work in literacy and providing more than 2 million books to children in need. Keller is one of six young people from the United States to be recognized this year. The Diana Award is given in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales,… Continue Reading Maria Keller receives Diana Award for 2017

Understandably, parents and guardians want assurances that personal information and data about their children are secure and protected by the district. These questions are rising as we use the Internet, mobile apps, cloud computing, online learning and other technology to deliver instruction in exciting new ways. In Orono, we strive to be clear about what data… Continue Reading How the school district protects student data