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This November, the Unified Breakfast Club at Orono Middle School has the opportunity to fundraise at an event called the Unified Dance Marathon for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Unified Dance Marathon is an inclusive dance party that brings together people with and without disabilities. This year’s dance marathon will occur in the Mall of America… Continue Reading Unified Breakfast Club joins dance fundraiser

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

Orono High School is one of Minnesota’s top high schools and a Gold Medal recipient in the 2018 ranking of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Orono placed second overall of the 569 high schools ranked in Minnesota. Nationally, Orono was 210th of 28,813 high schools nationwide or among the top 1… Continue Reading OHS is one of Minnesota’s top high schools

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