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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

Seven Orono High School artists were recognized with nine awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition. It was held in April at Chaska High School. Priscilla Cole received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Denim Shorts.” She also received a superior rating for another drawing and an excellent… Continue Reading Seven OHS artists earn nine MSHSL awards

“Mission Possible” was mission accomplished June 1 at Orono Intermediate School. Students, staff and volunteers made the second annual day of service a success. The focus this year was to support the local food shelf, area senior adults in care facilities, Children’s Hospital and the Orono High School Unified Team. The day started with a “clap… Continue Reading Many benefit from OIS “Mission Possible” day

After theme planning, designing and editing since May 2017, the editors of this year’s Orono High School yearbook distributed the final 16-page spring supplement of the Spartan Annual on May 25. “Planning the yearbook took a lot of time, but I am excited for everyone to see the final product,” editor Alyssa Denneson said. The team of… Continue Reading Yearbook staff reflects, anoints new leaders

Orono High School senior Serena Laing (Class of 2018) is one of 53 Minnesota high school students honored as Scholars of Distinction by the Minnesota Department of Education. Laing was recognized for meritorious performance in the science category. Her project was “Investigation of Porphyromonas Gingivalis Isotypes in Relation to Various Clinical Factors.” In addition to… Continue Reading MDE honors Laing as Scholar of Distinction

Nine Orono High School musicians have been selected to perform with Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) all-state performing groups for the 2018-19 school year. Five musicians will participate in the All-State Concert Band: Hannah Clink, French horn Katherine Dore, flute Nicole Lyons, clarinet Alexis Mullen, oboe Annika Sorenson, alto saxophone One will participate in the All-State… Continue Reading All-state groups select nine OHS musicians

In order to improve safety and traffic flow, the City of Orono will be reconstructing Old Crystal Bay Road between Sixth Avenue North (Country Road 6) to Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112 or Old Highway 12) over the summer. The road will be widened with new water main and storm sewer. Pedestrian crossing routes and… Continue Reading Reconstruction of Old Crystal Bay Rd. begins

Six Orono Intermediate School fourth-graders medaled in the National Mythology Exam. It is the second year OIS has participated in the competition. Zach Henson and Evelyn Miller received Gold Medallions. Gage Parrish and Maggie Wallander received Silver Medallions. Rosie Kingsley and Katherine Springmeyer received Bronze Medallions. Other students participating included Jem Benson, Axel Duke, Kaia… Continue Reading Six OIS students medal on mythology exam

Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with the top honor, as well as third and fourth places.  In all, the 33 fifth-graders captured 42 ribbons, medals and championship plaques.  The competition was held April 20 at Chaska Community Center. The field of competitors included 144 students on 31 teams.  OIS… Continue Reading IS Math Masters team takes home first place

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