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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. Of the 583 districts spotlighted… Continue Reading Music program earns national recognition

Dr.  Amy Steiner, currently serving as an assistant principal at Minnetonka High School, has been named principal of Orono High School. She will succeed David Benson, who is retiring at the end of this school year after 25 years in the district as principal of Orono Middle School and Orono High School. Her appointment was… Continue Reading District hires Dr. Steiner as new OHS principal

In conjunction with the construction of the new Indoor Activities Center adjacent to Orono High School, Orono Schools is creating a new plaza. It will be located between the new center and the existing Pesonen Stadium. The plaza will offer spaces for the entire community to gather for outdoor activities hosted by the schools. The… Continue Reading To be a part of history, buy a paver today

Orono High School senior Kevin Cornelius was selected as a state 2018 Minnesota High School League Triple A Award recipient. He joins Noah Carlson of Houston High School, Brianna Kreft of West Central Area High School and Allison Prestby of Alexandria Area High School. The announcement was made March 24 during ceremonies at the Loews… Continue Reading Cornelius receives state Triple A Award honor

Orono High School students Jordan Case and Daniel Walker are this year’s recipients of the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Award sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award recognizes juniors who participate in league-sponsored fine arts and/or athletic activities, hold leadership positions in their school and volunteer in their community.… Continue Reading Juniors Case and Walker “ExCEL” at OHS

Steve Fedie, former Orono High School teacher, athletic director and football coach, will be inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. A maximum of six inductees is accepted per year. The honor is reserved for those who have made “significant contributions to Minnesota high school football” and been a head coach… Continue Reading Hall of Fame welcomes new inductee Fedie

Kevin Cornelius and Gabrielle Germanson are the recipients of this year’s Triple A Award at Orono High School. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, honors high school seniors who have excelled in academics, arts and athletics. Cornelius was additionally recognized as the Section 2A male winner. He and other section winners… Continue Reading Cornelius, Germanson receive Triple A Award

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Jack Prisendorf won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 23. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. Prisendorf also won the school bee last year. Eighth-grader Mitchell Erb and seventh-grader Joey Mariani placed second… Continue Reading Prisendorf repeats as Geographic Bee champ

Orono Schools placed among the top 3 percent of districts nationwide in a ranking released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. NCHSS has previously ranked the safest cities and safest colleges. To rank the Best School Districts in America, NCHSS collected data from a total of 9,577 school districts. The following factors contributed… Continue Reading Orono earns a new national quality ranking

The Orono High School Speech Team has been recognized nationally by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). The team received at least 200 degrees or last year, placing it in the top 8 percent of chapters nationwide and securing membership in the league’s prestigious 200 Club. Students earn points and degrees based on competitive… Continue Reading OHS Speech Team among top teams in nation

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