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Summer Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for summer camps & classes at or call 952-449-8350. View the Summer 2021 brochure here ! We are excited to offer a wide array of camps & classes in all interest areas from sports, science, and technology to art, service learning, aquatics and more! Featured on the cover is the popular Service… Summer Registration Now Open!

Spring Brochure is Here!

Spring Brochure is Here!

The electronic Spring 2021 brochure is now live! It contains offerings for youth & adults in March – May. We have in person, virtual and at home kit options. View the brochure here . Register for classes & programs at .

Regional Educator of Excellence

Tiffany Clifton, our assistant director, has been named a 2020 Regional Community Educator of Excellence. Nine individuals from across the state were chosen with Regional honors. Tiffany was also 1 of 2 selected as a State Community Educator of Excellence. The Minnesota Community Education Association (MCEA) recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contributions made by practitioners and supporters of community education… Regional Educator of Excellence

Let’s Play Pickleball!

Let’s Play Pickleball!

New, intermediate or advanced…we have pickleball programming for all! Adult Open Play Tuesday from 7 – 9 pm Wednesday & Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm Advanced Skills & Play Monday from 6 – 8 pm Intro Classes Skills & Drills Beginner Intermediate Private & Small Group Lessons Join us on the pickleball court! For more information and to sign up visit .… Let’s Play Pickleball!

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.… WE Scare Hunger Results

How Can I Get Help? Community Resources

WeCAN is a social service agency located in Mound that provides individual and family support services to those in need in 12 western Hennepin County communities, including Mound, Minnetrista, Spring Park, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Independence, Loretto, Rockford, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay and Greenfield. Call WeCAN at 952-472-0742, email  or visit  to find out… How Can I Get Help? Community Resources

Stained Glass Studio Helps Celebrate IOCP

On Saturday, September 14, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) celebrated 40 years of service in the community. LaDonna Hoy, IOCP’s founder and executive director, was gifted a stained glass window created by Orono Community Education’s Stained Glass Studio. Cindy Bergstrom, stained glass instructor, led the project. Other artists assisted in the window’s creation including:… Stained Glass Studio Helps Celebrate IOCP

The Sheridan Story

The Sheridan Story

Orono Schools and Community Education are excited to partner with The Sheridan Story to offer their free weekend food program to all students. The Sheridan Story is a nonprofit organization that strives to make a difference in children’s lives by focusing on food gaps like weekends and extended school breaks. There are no qualifications for… The Sheridan Story

Fall Registration Now Open!

Registration for Fall 2019 classes and programs is now open! Brochures will arrive in mailboxes on August 16th or shortly after. We have something for everyone in your family! Early Learning & Preschool Youth Enrichment – after school, weekend & non-school day Adult Enrichment – fitness, arts, health & wellness, day trips & more Aquatics &… Fall Registration Now Open!

Two DI Teams Compete at Global Finals

Two Orono Destination Imagination teams attended the Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri on May 22-25, 2019. The Time Turners and Shooting Stars competed against over 800 teams from 21 different countries. The Time Turners ranked 24th in the Service Learning Challenge, and the Shooting Stars ranked 26th in the Scientific Challenge. Both teams finished… Two DI Teams Compete at Global Finals