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Six teachers who received tenure from Orono Schools during the 2018-19 school year were recognized by the School Board in a November 12 ceremony. In the front row, from left: Cami Baumann, Orono Schumann Elementary kindergarten Lindsey Kesanen, Schumann first grade In the back row, from left: Paul Ivers, Orono High School Spanish Briana Althoff, Schumann… Continue Reading Six district teachers receive tenure in 2019-20

Orono Schools has been recognized with a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International. The designation recognizes districts that have met high standards for financial reporting and accountability through the publication of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Just 29 of Minnesota’s 327 school districts have earned this prestigious… Continue Reading District earns major financial reporting award

With the 2018-19 school year well underway, daily routines have become familiar again. In Orono Schools, one area that will never become routine or taken for granted is the safety of our students and staff. We want to take this opportunity to brief you on what’s happening in our schools and on our campus to… Continue Reading Keeping our students and staff safe this year

Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional nine OHS students achieved commended status.  All of the students will be honored by the Orono School Board at its meeting Monday, November 12. The semifinalists are:  Jordan Case, daughter of Chris and Carrie Case, Long… Continue Reading 12 OHS students earn National Merit honors

Word has it…that Orono High School students have great vocabularies! OHS placed second in Minnesota in the 2017-18 Vocabulary Bowl, mastering 37,181 words during the year. Our students finished 176th nationally of the 41,000 schools that participated. OHS improved upon its 2016-17 performance in which it finished third in Minnesota and 234th nationally. The Vocabulary… Continue Reading OHS students reach new vocabulary heights

Michele Zumbusch Krolczyk (Orono High School Class of 1983) and Brian Knight (OHS Class of 2007) have been named this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Promising Alumni Award respectively. The awards are sponsored by the Orono Alumni Association and Orono Foundation for Education in cooperation with Orono High School and Orono Schools.… Continue Reading Krolczyk, Knight earn ’18 OHS alumni honors

Orono School has added a new tool to its Orono PLUS digital-learning program called Schoology. Schoology is a popular Learning Management System (LMS) used broadly in the State of Minnesota and beyond. Schoology will be used by teachers to post classroom information including assignments, learning targets, due dates, reminders about field trips and more. Students… Continue Reading District launches new LMS called Schoology

Could a student who received straight “As” last year expect to do as well this year without studying? Of course not. The same is true for our school district. We have a distinguished history of more than 60 years with graduates, programs and results that have brought us recognition locally, throughout the state and across… Continue Reading Dr. Orcutt: Have a wonderful school year!

Gillian McNeal has been hired as the new head coach for the Orono High School girls’ swim and dive team. “Gil will bring experience, knowledge and passion to our program,” said Bucky Mieras, OHS activities director. “She has great experience as a high school coach and summer club coach, plus she already knows many of… Continue Reading New girls’ swim coach gets ready to dive in

Joining the students and teachers new to Orono Schools this fall will be new head coaches for the Orono High School girls’ basketball team and the girls’ hockey team. Ryan Martin will lead the girls’ basketball team and Sean Fish the girls’ hockey team. “We are excited about both hires,” said Bucky Mieras, Orono High… Continue Reading OHS hires new coaches for two girls’ sports

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