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Orono Schools will host its annual Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 12, in the cafeteria of Orono Schumann Elementary, 765 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N., Orono. The Open House is designed for families interested in enrolling their students in the Orono school system. It is also helpful for families already living… Continue Reading District hosts Open House Sunday, Nov. 12

Orono High School will present the musical “Into the Woods,” an epic adventure that incorporates plots and characters of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Performances will be in Fenholt Auditorium on: Friday, November 10, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 7 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 7 p.m. Friday, November 17, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2:30 p.m.… Continue Reading “Into the Woods” opens Friday, November 10

Just in time for holiday shopping, Orono Intermediate School and Orono Schumann Elementary will host the second largest Scholastic Book Fair in the country.  It will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 10, in the media center of Orono Intermediate School, 685 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N., Orono. Students, parents and all community… Continue Reading Elementary PTO hosts Book Fair Nov. 1-10

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

Orono School District voters returned the three incumbent members who filed for re-election. Totals were: Candidate # of Votes % of Total Sarah Borchers 237 32.03% Martha Van de Ven 223 30.14%  Bob Tunheim 219 29.59%  Write-in 61 8.24%   Board Chair Bob Tunheim is finishing his second term on the board and Director Sarah… Continue Reading Voters return three School Board incumbents

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