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Promise Fellow Comes Back to Her Roots for Year of Service

The Orono School District proudly hosted an Americorps Promise Fellow during the 2018-19 school year. Laura Hertzog, a graduate of Watertown-Mayer High School, will conclude her year of service at Orono in July. As the current school year nears its end, candidates are being sought for the Promise Fellow position for the 2019-20 school year.… Promise Fellow Comes Back to Her Roots for Year of Service

Summer Registration Now Open!

Registration for Summer 2019 camps & classes is now open! We have over 300 offerings for all ages in a variety of topic areas: science, technology, nature, art, performing arts, sports, academic, aquatics, preschool and more! Brochure copies will arrive in mailboxes shortly! In the meantime, view our brochure online here! Sign up online at or… Summer Registration Now Open!

DI Teams Advance to GLOBALS!

Two Orono Destination Imagination teams are advancing to the Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri on May 22-25. The “Time Turners” (bottom photo) are advancing in the Service Learning Escape Artists Challenge and the “Shooting Stars” (top photo) are advancing in the Scientific Medical Mystery Challenge.  Teams that earn the opportunity to attend Global Finals… DI Teams Advance to GLOBALS!

Youth Wrestling – Starts December 3!

Orono Youth Wrestling Grades K – 6 Young wrestling will learn the fundamental skills while having fun! All experience levels welcome. Grades K – 2 Mondays, December 3 – February 11 6 – 7 pm $150 Orono High School Wrestling Room Grades 3 – 6 Mondays & Thursdays, December 3 – February 21 6:30 –… Youth Wrestling – Starts December 3!

2018 Orono International Festival

Explore and learn about other cultures and traditions at the 2018 Orono International Festival! Enjoy multicultural music and traditional dance performances Learn a word or two in a foreign tongue Meet new people Friday, October 26 from 6 – 8 pm Orono Middle School Auditorium This event is supported by the Discovery Arts Council, Orono Community… 2018 Orono International Festival

Food Drive Collects Hundreds of Pounds!

Orono School’s collected hundreds of pounds of non-perishable items in our 6th year participating in the WE Scare Hunger food drive. From October 29 – November 1, students in grades K – 12 brought in non-perishable food items to be donated to the Maple Plain Food Shelf. We partnered with two local businesses during the week – Carlson… Food Drive Collects Hundreds of Pounds!

Goodbye Summer – Hello Fall!

As the 2018-19 school year begins, we say goodbye to another GREAT summer! Here’s a quick look at some impressive stats from our memorable summer: Over 350 camps offered 1,650+ students served Over 4,700 total enrollments (our highest enrollment number ever!) It was a summer filled with fun adventures, interactive learning, new friendships and lots… Goodbye Summer – Hello Fall!

Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the Team!

Orono Community Education is excited to announce that Donna Ostvig is joining our team as the Integration and Engagement Coordinator. During the 2017-18 school year, Donna helped with the SPARKS after school mentoring program and will continue to grow the program this school year.  She will also being doing outreach and working with families within the district,… Welcome to the Team!

OK Kids Now Hiring – Group Leader Position

OK Kids, Orono’s school age child care program, is hiring a Group Leader. Details Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 9 am and/or 3 – 6 pm. Seeking a fun, nurturing, caring, organized and flexible individual. Experience in child care preferred. Duties Work in the classroom to plan and implement developmentally and age-appropriate activities for school… OK Kids Now Hiring – Group Leader Position

Orono Track Athletes Compete at Elite Meet

Seven athletes from the Orono Middle School Track & Field team competed in an elite meet at Kasson-Mantorville High School on Friday, May 25th.  The athletes were selected to participate based on qualifying marks earned during the regular season.  This was the 5th annual Adidas Junior High Elite Meet and Orono’s 3rd year with athletes… Orono Track Athletes Compete at Elite Meet