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Orono Schools is grateful for the community support and technology levy dollars first approved by voters in 2002 and renewed in 2011. Because the current levy is set to expire in 2021, the Orono School Board has approved a question for the November ballot, asking voters to replace the current technology levy with a new… Continue Reading Technology Referendum Website Outlines District Need and Levy Details

At a recent meeting of the Metro West Conference Executive Committee, the conference voted to add Orono High School to its membership beginning fall 2021. New Prague High School and Waconia High School were also admitted, and will join current members Benilde St. Margaret’s, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Chanhassen, Chaska, Robbinsdale Cooper and St. Louis… Continue Reading Orono High School to join Metro West Conference beginning fall 2021

Dear Orono Activities Center Members, Thank you for your patience during this temporary closure. You may have heard that Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have issued new guidelines (Executive Order 20-74) for the re-opening of gyms and fitness centers . Here’s what you need to know: Activities Center re-opens Monday, June 15, 2020We are excited to welcome… Continue Reading Orono Activities Center Re-Opening Monday, June 15, 2020

Summer is a great time for students to read choice books that support interests and passions. Summer reading also helps maintain fluency and comprehension. Thanks to Orono’s teachers and media center staff, students can find book recommendations and more on the following websites: Schumann Elementary (incoming grades K-2, book list and bingo board) Orono Intermediate School (incoming grades 3-5, book… Continue Reading Orono Schools K-8 Summer Reading Programs

Orono Schools is committed to an ongoing effort to live, teach and build understanding of the core values defined in Orono’s Character Education program, among them: Relationships – Respecting and caring for all members of our community Inclusion – Embracing diverse and unique needs, backgrounds, ideas and talents Responsibility – Thinking before you act, considering… Continue Reading District Response to the Death of George Floyd and Racial Justice Movement

To celebrate and honor the official graduation day for the Class of 2020, Orono Schools will premiere a virtual keepsake graduation video on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Please click here for the links to (1) watch the video via YouTube Premiere and (2) download the most up-to-date Keepsake Program. The Orono School Board, district administrators,… Continue Reading Orono High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Video Airs June 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Please visit the School Board Schedule & Documents webpage for the June 1, 2020, Agenda, dial-in instructions*, and information on submitting a public comment. Attendees who dial in will be in listen-only mode. *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future Orono School Board meetings will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021—Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means—until further… Continue Reading Notice of Electronic School Board Meeting June 1, 2020

Orono Senior, Sydney DeCubellis was recently awarded the Athena Award by the Minneapolis Athena Awards Committee.  They recognize outstanding senior female athletes from each of the Minneapolis city, suburban and private schools and to honor each woman for her achievements in one or several sports.  Sydney has 11 varsity letters, 6 years playing softball and… Continue Reading Sydney DeCubellis awarded the Athena Award

Orono Junior, Belinda Neset was recently awarded the Minnesota Scholar of Distinction Award for Science from the Minnesota Department of Education.  The program awards distinguished achievement by highly motivated self directed students.  Belle has been working at the University of Minnesota’s Aerospace Engineering Department with Dr. James Flaten since her freshman year. Her first project… Continue Reading Belinda Neset, Orono Junior is awarded Minnesota Scholar of Distinction Award for Science

The Class of 2020 Senior Scholarship Night will be hosted virtually, through a special YouTube Premiere video, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. . Seniors were notified in advance that they were receiving a scholarship; however, they don’t know which one! We are grateful to our generous donors for supporting Orono students year… Continue Reading Senior Scholarships to be Announced Virtually on May 20