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Updated April 5, 2021. Please visit the Learning Model Update page that includes helpful information for this school year. 

Sophomore Michael Rascher also qualifies for the State Individual Meet Congratulations to the Orono High School Math Team! This dedicated group of students, led by Coach Pat Bacon, qualified for the State Math League tournament. Congratulations are also in order for sophomore Michael Rascher who also qualified for the State Individual Meet. “This is a… Continue Reading OHS Math Team Headed to State

For the latest return-to-campus dates and other important details, please visit the “ Learning Model Update ” webpage.  February 11, 2021 The district is sharing an update on our next steps for returning secondary students (grades 6-12) to campus for in-person learning.  First, we have so enjoyed welcoming Orono students back to campus these past few weeks. Our… Continue Reading Update: Next Steps Toward In-Person Learning

Dr. Karen Orcutt will be succeeded by Dr. Kristine Flesher beginning July 1, 2021 At its December 7, 2020, regular meeting, the Orono Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 to accept Superintendent Dr. Karen Orcutt’s formal notice of retirement (effective June 30, 2021). In a second action, the Board unanimously approved Dr. Kristine Flesher, Orono’s Director of Special Services, as… Continue Reading Board Accepts Superintendent’s Retirement Notice and Names Successor

Orono Intermediate School fifth-grader Gabriella Daly invites you to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s “Foot in the Door 5” Virtual Exhibit, featuring her pencil drawing, “La Pomme.” (We’re so excited about her art, we’ve shared it here!) Gabriella’s art teacher, Ms. Laura Mayo, said, “This is such wonderful news at a challenging time. I… Continue Reading Gabriella Daly’s “La Pomme” in MIA Exhibition

We Scare Hunger Results

This year was Orono School’s eighth year participating in WE Scare Hunger. From October 26-October 30, students in grades Early Learning – 12th grade brought non-perishable food items to school.  Donations were shared with IOCP, WeCAN and Orono’s SPARKS after school program. Members of the Orono High School “Youth in Action” club organized the drive.… Continue Reading We Scare Hunger Results

At its October 26 Regular Board meeting, the Orono Schools Board of Education approved a resolution to reschedule the next Regular Board Meeting from Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. This change is being made to accommodate an election canvassing deadline. The Board has also scheduled… Continue Reading Notice of Rescheduled School Board Meeting

Get your ticket today for Orono High School’s fall radio drama, “Twisted Tales of Poe.” Performances will be held on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30 beginning at 6 p.m. Purchase your ticket through Ms. Kelsie Balon, OHS Theatre Educator, says, “Audiences will get to see the students on stage (socially distanced) partaking in… Continue Reading OHS Presents, “Twisted Tales of Poe,” Oct. 29-30

Please visit the School Board Schedule & Documents webpage for the August 17, 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 August 17, 2020

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