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Orono Schools has revised its health and safety guidelines for summer programming and childcare based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Please contact your child’s summer program leader if you have questions. Have a great summer!

The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 was recorded on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. We invite you to view the celebration:  https://youtu.be/gnLqM2WwBOo Congratulations, graduates!

The school year is ending, but the learning continues! Many families have expressed an interest in supporting their child’s educational growth this summer. In response, the district is pleased to be sending devices home for many students and connecting families to meaningful resources and learning experiences. Through this plan, the district can provide equitable access to the… Continue Reading End-of-Year Technology Update

April 27, 2021 Today, U.S News and World Report released its 2021 Top High School rankings for the nation. Once again, Orono High School (OHS) ranks #5 in Minnesota and is the #1 traditional high school in the state, ahead of all other West Metro high schools. OHS ranks #358 in the nation (up from #410 in 2020) out of nearly 24,000 high schools reviewed. OHS is also recognized… Continue Reading U.S. News Gives Top Ranking to Orono High School

Orono High School Presents: YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN! Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz Purchase LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE tickets here: https://oronohs.booktix.com/view/4/cc84edf42fe7cd22/ Directed By Kelsie BalonChoreography by Claire BenwayCostume Design by Jennifer FossenVocal Direction by Sarah Anderson Performances:Thursday, April 29, 7pmFriday, April 30, 7pmSaturday, May 1, 2pm — UNDERSTUDY castSaturday, May 1,… Continue Reading You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Updated April 5, 2021. Please visit the Learning Model Update page that includes helpful information for this school year. 

Sophomore Michael Rascher also qualifies for the State Individual Meet Congratulations to the Orono High School Math Team! This dedicated group of students, led by Coach Pat Bacon, qualified for the State Math League tournament. Congratulations are also in order for sophomore Michael Rascher who also qualified for the State Individual Meet. “This is a… Continue Reading OHS Math Team Headed to State

For the latest return-to-campus dates and other important details, please visit the “ Learning Model Update ” webpage.  February 11, 2021 The district is sharing an update on our next steps for returning secondary students (grades 6-12) to campus for in-person learning.  First, we have so enjoyed welcoming Orono students back to campus these past few weeks. Our… Continue Reading Update: Next Steps Toward In-Person Learning

Dr. Karen Orcutt will be succeeded by Dr. Kristine Flesher beginning July 1, 2021 At its December 7, 2020, regular meeting, the Orono Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 to accept Superintendent Dr. Karen Orcutt’s formal notice of retirement (effective June 30, 2021). In a second action, the Board unanimously approved Dr. Kristine Flesher, Orono’s Director of Special Services, as… Continue Reading Board Accepts Superintendent’s Retirement Notice and Names Successor

Orono Intermediate School fifth-grader Gabriella Daly invites you to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s “Foot in the Door 5” Virtual Exhibit, featuring her pencil drawing, “La Pomme.” (We’re so excited about her art, we’ve shared it here!) Gabriella’s art teacher, Ms. Laura Mayo, said, “This is such wonderful news at a challenging time. I… Continue Reading Gabriella Daly’s “La Pomme” in MIA Exhibition

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