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Some 228 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas at Orono High School’s 68th annual commencement ceremony. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in Pesonen Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the OHS gymnasium. The gymnasium has limited seating. Two students have been selected… Continue Reading OHS sets commencement ceremony June 6

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

Six Orono High School students received seven awards in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards sponsored by Art Educators of Minnesota. Less than 30 percent of the students who enter artwork in the competition are recognized. OHS students were the recipients of a Gold Key Awards, the top honor, one Silver Key Award and five honorable… Continue Reading Six OHS students win Scholastic Art Awards

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Sam Ertmer won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 16. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee. Eighth-graders Joey Mariani and Charlie Kraus placed second and third respectively in the school competition. Rounding out… Continue Reading Ertmer wins OMS Geo Bee championship

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