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Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our participants and staff, all Community Education after school and evening activities are cancelled for Friday, January 17. OK Kids and Discovery Kids child care will remain open until their regular closing time of 6 pm. All activities and programs are also cancelled for Saturday, January… WEATHER UPDATE – JANUARY 17 & 18

Donate A Little – Help A Lot!

Orono’s 3rd-6th Grade Destination Imagination team, the D-ainty I-nvaders are collecting donations to help support Crossroads Animal Shelter in Buffalo as part of their service learning project. Donations are being accepted now through December 20th in the entry of each Orono school building. Items Needed: Iams large breed dog food, Tidy Cat litter, Bounty paper… Donate A Little – Help A Lot!

Winter Spring Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for Winter Spring 2020 classes and programs is here! Brochures will arrive in mailboxes on December 13 or shortly after! We have classes for all ages, birth to senior citizen, taking place January thru May 2020. View the brochure here! Register online at or call 952-449-8350. We’re proud to be empowering your learning!

Food Drive Collects 1,000+ Pounds!

Orono School’s participated in the ME to WE initiative, WE Scare Hunger Food Drive for the 7th year. From October 28 – November 8, students in grades K-12 brought in non-perishable food and hygiene items to school that were donated to the Maple Plain Food Shelf and the Spartan Basic Needs Closet. Members of the… Food Drive Collects 1,000+ Pounds!

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

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!

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